Glad Rahman’s getting the attention he deserves – both from Slumdog, and now from Fast Company as one of the top 100 creative people in the world.
I’ve been listening to his music since 1995 (in Hindi) but over the last few have been listening to his other-language stuff – Telugu, Tamil, English, etc. Some of the most aurally pleasing stuff out there that sounds good regardless of what the singer is doing.
On the backend though, he’s doing an amazing job mentoring (hunting down choice students at music schools all over the globe) and running the most technologically advanced recording studio in Asia. In an era where musicians are struggling to find a way to get paid, Rahman’s an inspiration and a keystone – especially since he’s not genetically part of the Indian movie business but rather a rare outsider.
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