Hip-hop fans will probably be playing the latest offering from Penn Masala, a South Asian a cappella group from the University of Pennsylvania, on loop.
‘The Bollywood Breakdown’, a five-and-a-half minute long music video, is a mashup of some very popular Bollywood tunes with Western hip-hop numbers.
The mix and match ‘Breakdown’ segues from Bollywood numbers like Subah Hone Na De from Desi Boyz into Selena Gomez’s Come & Get It. Then there’s Amplifier, Kanye West’s Power, Mika Singh’s Dhinka Chika and Beyonce’s Crazy in Love.
There’s also Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and, of course, Honey Singh, all combined together.
Last year, we saw Penn Masala in a video called ‘Evolution of Bollywood Music’, where they took us on a nostalgic musical trip, starting with Raj Kapoor’s ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’ and ending with the legend’s grandson Ranbir Kapoor’s stylish moves in ‘Badtameez Dil’.
The band members are Akiff Premjee, Varshil Patel, Anil Chitrapu, Dilip Rajan, Ashwin Muthiah, Prashant Ramesh, Chetan Khanna, Aneesh Kanakamedala, Brendan McManus, Pranay Sharma, Hari Ravi, Praveen Rajaguru and Kashish Hora.
The band posted the video on YouTube yesterday, and it has already received nearly 25,000 views.
Watch it here: