Rapper BlaaZé to host breakfast show on Radio One Chennai

Lakshmi Narasimha Vijaya Rajagopala Sheshadri Sharma Rajesh Raman aka “BlaaZé” is the new breakfast host of “Good Morning Chennai” at Radio One International in Chennai, India.

The show will air weekday mornings from 7 am to 12 pm.

BlaaZé, the pioneer of Independent Rap music In India was born in Chennai & grew up in Zambia, before moving to the US, UK and finally back to Chennai over 15 years ago .

BlaaZé and Double Oscar and Grammy winner A R Rahman, have collaborated and delivered several blockbuster hits, including two songs as a lyricist/rapper on Slumdog Millionaire, and Vince Vaughn’s Couple’s Retreat, in the international space

At home BlaaZé has worked on over 100 India film songs, including writing of the official UN Anthem For Poverty, ‘Pray For MeBrother’ with A R Rahman.

In Hollywood, he was a lyricist for Michael Bolton, wrote for Nicole Scherzinger and also collaborated as a Rapper/Lyricist with Coco Lee on the single, ‘No Doubt,’ which went straight to number 1 on the pop charts in 7 countries.

BlaaZé’s love for Radio began at the tender age of 7, by dedicating songs to his friends, and then hosted his show on Zambian Radio, besides a couple of other radio stations in India and abroad.

Ramesh Menon, CEO – Radio and Entertainment, HT Media Ltd and Next Mediaworks Ltd said: ” Blaaze is a brand in itself, with him joining Radio One we further establish ourselves as a brand to reckon with when it comes to international music and a global audience and further amplify our brand presence in Chennai.”

This story first appeared on RadioInfo.asia