Who is Yung Raja? All about Singapore rapper who featured on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”


Yung Raja boosted his reputation after showing on “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The Singaporean rapper is thought for his bilingual rapping, as he raps each in Tamil and English.

His newest single, “Mami,” was performed in one of many segments within the present. Although Jimmy Fallon didn’t benefit from the beats, the present opened up Yung Raja to a a lot bigger viewers.

Within the comedic section “Do Not Play” on the present, the Emmy-winning host poked enjoyable at musicians who usually are not his favourite. Fallon held up the duvet of the music “Mami” by Yung Raja.

He could not have loved it, however in-house musician Questlove gave the impression to be grooving to the music. Jimmy Fallon playfully joked in regards to the cowl of “Mami,” launched in March, saying:

“Possibly he was at, like a spring break, one thing like that, with a bunch of buddies, typically you go ‘look, you paid 25 bucks, you possibly can sleep within the tub.'”

Fallon exasperatedly sighed whereas the music was taking part in, however the 26-year-old singer took the joke in his stride and commented in regards to the clip on Instagram:

“I feel jimmyfallon is not a giant fan of mami BUT HELLO WE MADE IT TO THE TONIGHT SHOW.”

Who’s Yung Raja?

Rajid Ahamed, aka Yung Raja, is a first-generation Singaporean. His mother and father relocated from Tamil Nadu, India, to the sovereign island city-state.

Earlier than the 26-year-olds music profession took off, he was an actor. The younger star entered the leisure business on the younger age of 13. Whereas filming Ah Boys To Males 3L Frogmen, his fellow actor urged that the actor enter the music scene.

Yung Raja launched his debut single, “Mustafa,” in 2018, which went viral. The music landed in third place on Spotify Malaysia’s viral charts as quickly because it was launched.

In an interview with The Hindu, the rapper revealed that he might converse Tamil. He additionally mentioned:

“I am the youngest son in my household with three sisters, so everybody referred to as me ‘chinna thambi,'” which translated to ‘younger,’ and I stored it as a part of my title.”

The artist has revealed that rapping was his approach of telling a narrative. Yung Raja has additionally spoken about his expertise with tradition shock:

“As a Tamilian in Singapore, I used to be always questioning who I actually was. At dwelling, we spoke Tamil, and my mom wore a saree, however as soon as I stepped out, I used to be a wholly completely different individual.”

The rapper make clear how fluently he was talking in Tamil at dwelling, however as soon as he stepped out, it was a wholly completely different language he needed to work together in.

Ahamed additionally admitted to being an enormous fan of Rajnikanth, the Tamil cinema performing legend. The younger star had mentioned:

“After I was little, I refused to eat except my mom performed Muthu or Baasha on tv.”

Yung Raja is at the moment a full-time musician and infrequently performs round Asia. He not too long ago signed with Alamo Information, primarily based within the States, to realize a wider viewers.

The music “Mami” is the primary music launched underneath this label, which additionally stood as the primary single he launched in 2021.


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