With the success of Ranveer Singh and Aliya Bhat’s Gully Boy in the theaters, we note a big wave in the country move forward to support the Indian Hip-Hop community. Bollywood, Brands, Media, All For The Gully!
Last week we announced the new stage of Gully Empire, Divine’s very own record label “Gully Gang Entertainment”, and we already see some of the greatest cultural forces of the country joining hands with DIVINE.
Budweiser Experiences, an innovative platform curated with an aim to shape youth culture in India and provide world-class experiences for our consumers across the passion points of music, art, sport, and lifestyle. In its initial years, Budweiser Experiences has brought to India some of the world’s biggest known events in electronic music like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Sensation. In India, it has also introduced “What’s Brewing” – a global music platform where local and international artists perform exclusive sets and “BUDx Boiler Room”- world’s first electronic music lab in India. Each of these concepts is unique and were brought with a view to offer never-before-seen culture shaping experiences for Indian audiences.
BUDx & DIVINE For Indian Hip-Hop
Budweiser Experiences has united with the face of Indian hip-hop and the inspiration for ‘Gully Boy’ – DIVINE, emphasizing on its promise to give a stage to emerging talent a stage while redefining the local music narrative. The brand with their ‘Be A King’ narrative has always believed in the new generation, who play by their own beat and know how to seize and own the moment; DIVINE in many ways defines this.
The year-long partnership marks the brand’s foray into hip-hop in the country, aiding them to further strengthen their local music programme – BUDx.
DIVINE aka Vivian Fernandes, is an underground rapper hailing from Mumbai and is known for his power and passion to rise above and fight hard to turn his rapping dreams into reality. Imbibing a ‘brewed the hard way’ personality, a quality that fittingly signifies the embedded beliefs of the brand, lends deeper quintessence to the synergy between the king of rap and the king of beer. The collaboration aims to bolster endeavors aimed at supporting and growing the local music scene; with a promise of experiences that are truly representative of the brand and its core ideals.
Commenting on the partnership with DIVINE, Kartikeya Sharma, VP Marketing – South Asia, AB InBev said, “We are beyond thrilled to have DIVINE on board. It’s surreal to watch the music scene in India accelerate at the pace at which it currently has been, with a lot of lesser known genres and their respective artists now taking center-stage. Our partnership with DIVINE is reflective of a strong and similar commitment towards leading and shaping the budding music scene in India. The combined effort will surely help steer the needle towards covert yet emerging music genres enabling them to garner the recognition they truly deserve.”
Adding to the excitement, Vivian Fernandes aka DIVINE said, “I am super excited to be associated with Budweiser! There is a genuine sense of pride to be associated with brands that truly feel and believe what you believe, making this alliance really special. Together, we look forward to making some great music and push hip-hop through our collective journey.”