When it comes to desi hip-hop, few things are certain, but one irrefutable fact is that MC Stan is one of India’s top rappers today. He has not only produced chart-topping singles, but he has also worked with prominent rappers like Raftaar, Ikka, and Seedhe Maut. In a short period, MC Stan has solidified himself as one of India’s most talented and influential hip-hop artists.
You have definitely heard all of MC Stan’s songs, but now is the time to know a bit more about him. Here’s all you need to know about MC Stan, the rising star whose music is causing a global sensation.
15 Facts You Didn’t Know About MC Stan
1. What is MC Stan’s real name?
MC Stan’s real name is Altaf Shaikh, as has been widely published on the internet. In tracks like “Khuja Mat,” MC Stan even mentions it. However, the Hindustan Times report revealed that MC Stan’s real name is Altaf Shakil Tadavi.
2. MC Stan’s father is a policeman
Big Boss 16 winner MC Stan has always had a gangster persona and has been involved in street gangs. He was also arrested and imprisoned as a result of some criminal charges. However, according to recent media sources, his father is a policeman in the Maharashtra police department.
3. MC Stan’s brother introduced him to hip-hop
When MC Stan was in sixth grade, he discovered hip hop. His brother first introduced him to 50 Cent and Eminem’s music. He then began to listen to hip-hop more regularly and joined English classes in order to better understand the songs. After two years, he wrote and filmed his first song “Bhalti Public”.
4. He changed his haters into fans
MC Stan made a diss track for Mumbai rappers Divine and Emiway when he first started out. Emiway Bantai then released “Samaj Mein Aaya Kya,” a diss song in which he took shots at Raftaar, Divine, and MC Stan. And then MC Stan responded with “Khuja Mat.” He faced a lot of backlash as a result of this entire back-and-forth. And he was one of India’s most despised rappers at the time. However, in 2019, Stan released his song “Astaghfirullah,” which changed people’s perceptions about him. Then, with his debut album “Tadipaar,” he turned his detractors into fans. And now, MC Stan has one of the most devoted fan bases in the whole desi hip hop scene.
5. He wrote the diss song “Khuja Mat” in jail
When Emiway Bantai dissed MC Stan in his song “Samaj Mein Aaya Kya,” MC Stan was in jail due to legal troubles. As he stated in his song “Amin,” he wrote the response diss song “Khuja Mat” while incarcerated, depicting his difficult beginnings and how much he has suffered in his life to get to where he is today.
6. MC Stan and Emiway Bantai are cousins
Both MC Stan and Emiway Bantai are well-known names in desi hip hop. When they became embroiled in a feud in 2018, their supporters rallied to their side. Then, in one of his interviews, MC Stan disclosed that they have no serious beef and Emiway Bantai is his cousin. He mentioned the same thing about Emiway Bantai in many interviews, demonstrating that their beef was nothing more than an artistic battle. And everything is now settled between them.
7. MC Stan did not accept Raftaar’s Gift
Raftaar is one of India’s most popular rappers, and he gives mics to talented budding artists as a gift to encourage them. It’s a big appreciation and motivation for young emcees. But when Raftaar travelled to Pune for the reality show Hustle’s auditions, he met MC Stan and gave him a microphone. MC Stan, on the other hand, did not accept the present. When questioned, MC Stan stated that he respects Raftaar, but he was unaware of the tradition and that he already had a microphone, so he declined.
8. MC Stan believes in aliens
On “Samaj Mein Aaya Kya,” Emiway Bantai poked MC Stan and said he looks like an extraterrestrial. However, MC Stan took this positively and adopted that persona. He’s a one-of-a-kind artist with an alien face tattoo on his hand. His persona is justified by his distinct dressing style, lyrics, delivery, production, music videos, and personality, which set him apart from other rappers.
9. MC Stan reintroduced the mumble rap to The Indian listeners
MC Stan’s sound has changed significantly over the previous two years. He now prefers mumble or new school hip hop, and his art reflects this. Rappers like Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Gunna, XXXtentacion, and others influenced him greatly. And he has completely acquired that tone. He released his sophomore album, “Insaan,” in 2022, which featured new wave sound. MC Stan also stated that he will continue to seek the same sound forever.
10. MC Stan is big on high fashion
MC Stan, like most well-known rappers, comes from a humble beginning. Despite the fact that he didn’t have enough money to buy luxury items initially, his fashion sense was bold and unique. After achieving success and becoming one of the country’s most popular rappers, MC Stan is revolutionizing hip-hop style with his high fashion outfits. He has embraced fashion in the Indian rap scene, wearing luxury attire, jewellery, and shoes. He rocks Amiri, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jordans, Vlone, Chanel, Versace, and other high-end brands.
11. MC Stan Wears the biggest diamond chain in the Indian hip-hop scene
Rappers are known for their distinctive style, which includes designer clothing and hefty accessories. With a big-ass “Hindi” chain, MC Stan elevated the jewellery game to the next level. It’s most likely the biggest diamond chain worn by any Indian rapper. MC Stan’s “Hindi” chain and “Tiranga” ring demonstrate his love for the country and the language, despite the fact that he wears a number of other jewels, like his “Slime” and “Slatt” chains.
12. MC Stan has rocked more than 10 hairstyles
MC Stan is one of India’s most fashionable rappers, and he loves to play with his style. He changes his hairstyle in almost every new song. MC Stan has worn more than ten different hairstyles, ranging from dreadlocks to French crops to braids.
13. He releases The Most Of his songs on Fridays
MC Stan is a religious man who believes in God. One of the most obvious manifestations of his religious beliefs is the fact that he releases the most of his songs on Fridays. He even released his latest album “Insaan,” on Friday (18 Feb).
14. He has 80+ unreleased songs
MC Stan is proficient in music production, sound engineering, and composition. He works really hard and enjoys making music. In one of his Instagram Lives, MC Stan revealed a large list of unpublished projects. He has over 80 unpublished tracks, showcasing his work ethic and commitment to music.
15. He doesn’t follow anyone on social media
Stan is currently one of the most popular artists in Indian hip-hop, with over 1 million Instagram followers. Many celebs, like Ranveer Singh and Ikka, follow him on social media. However, MC Stan does not follow anyone on Instagram.