Hrangkhawl is the first rap artist from the state to make it to the limelight. He frequently performs and freestyles at various events in and around New Delhi. BK’s music is all about blending and collaborating with other artists from different musical backgrounds. His songs include themes of the struggle against discrimination, racism, and injustice. His debut album, The Journey, was released in 2013.
As a child, he attended St. Peter’s School and Belmont School in Shillong. Shortly after graduating from St. John’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong in 2006, he moved to New Delhi and enrolled at the University of Delhi. BK is the only son of Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl, who is the president of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra and an active social worker campaigning for the rights of indigenous tribal inhabitants in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura.
Hrangkhawl started his musical career with his formerly New Delhi based hip-hop group, DropSquad, which was signed by India’s leading music label Times Music, in 2010, after winning the nationwide talent hunt “Supastars” from the North Zone round.
That same year, the Punjabi singer, Jasbir Jassi, invited him to be the opening act for the releasing event of Jassi’s 8th album, “Jassi – Back with a Bang”.
In December 2012, BK released his single’s “The Roots (Chini Haa)” music video on YouTube and it generated over 100,000 hits in less than 3 weeks. The song’s theme was the socio-political situation of the minority, indigenous people of Tripura. Chini Haa means “Our Land” in the Kokborok dialect, the dialect of the Tiprasas.
Borkung Hrangkhawl announced on 4 January 2013, via his Facebook page, that he would be releasing a solo debut album “The Journey”, with a release date set for the summer of 2013. The music video of “The Journey”, sang in English and Hindi, from the album (feat. Hag’ai Rongmei from The Mangalz) was uploaded on YouTube on 31 January 2013. The video had more than 865,000 YouTube views in just over a month.
He was one of the opening act’s for ‘Hoobastank Maiden India Show’, in Shillong, 2013.
The Journey (2013)
- The Journey is B.K’s debut album
- “The Journey”(31 January 2013)
- “Chini Haa”
- “When I’m All Alone”
- “All or Nothing” ft DropSquad
- “Taking Over the World” ft Last Renaissance.
- “Humanity” ft Last Renaissance
- “Never Giveup”