A few weeks ago, Zang ended his radio show, Planet Hip Hop, on its tenth episode, which left his fans baffled and heartbroken. On the other hand, his song "Bubli Bubli Bubli," from a Shakib Khan movie, went viral, Khan lip-synced to the rap song. Fans instantly recognised that it was Black Zang, rapping behind the scenes. But for some reason, the rapper was not publicly given any credit for the song. Hip hop fans around the country had a lot of questions about Zang. So, in order to clear everything out and break his silence, the rapper got in touch with Showtime.
Why did you end your radio show? Don't you think it's a big blow to the hip-hop community?
I think ending with a 100 episodes under my belt was the perfect time to stop. Look, I was not only a radio host; I tried to help all the other people within the hip-hop scene. Yes to a certain extent, my show turned into a big platform, but you have to understand that I have other interests too. I cannot do everything alone. If there is someone else who wants to start another hip-hop radio show, he or she is more than welcome to.
So what new projects are you working on?
For now, am working on a few solo tracks, which will be made public very soon. Also, clothing I designed will be coming out from my outlet, Black Diamond. I hope it turns out well. But the thing that I’m most excited about at the moment is a collaboration project with a rapper from California.
Can you elaborate on your collaboration project?
I'm working with a guy called MOGZ, on an experimental duo album named BangAngeles. He is a young Bengali talent from Los Angeles. A composer, rapper and a videographer; he's a really talented kid. I don't want to say any more about the album right now, butt can tell you that it won't be out before next year.
A lot of your fans are saying that you rapped a song in a Shakib Khan movie. Are the rumors true about you not getting due credit for the song?
Yes the rumors are true, I do rap for Bangla films, but it was a personal decision to not take credit for them. I just didn't want to create a wrong impression. As an artist I experiment a lot. In order to keep experimenting, I try to keep myself anonymous, at times. But it is time for me to confess, and for the first time, I admit that I have worked on several playback songs over the years. Hey, it actually feels great to have "King Khan" Shakib Khan lip-syncing to my flows.
Do you regret not taking credit for those tracks?
Regret is not the right word; I would say that it was a certain miscalculation on my part. Given that I am a radio personality who raps, it might have had some positive effect on the underground scene. A lot of movie producers would have thought of calling more kids to rap in movies. But I think it is starting to happen. I don't have any regrets; it's just that, taking the credit might have boosted deshi hip hop. But I personally don't care about being credited. I just want to enjoy the work and learn new things. I'm very grateful for the response I got from my well-wishers.