Emiway Bantai

The ‘Machayenge’ fame who went from being an underground rapper to one of the country's most famous independent multilingual rappers


Emiway is the stage name of Bilal sheikh, a resident of Mumbai is an award winning rap artist who is very well known for his track titled ‘Machayenge’. 

He is one of the few artists who has seen fame solely by promoting himself through social media.

He is known for his songs like ‘Machayenge’, ‘Giraftaar’,‘Aur Bantai’, ‘Dhyan De’, ‘Jallad’ and many more.

His song ‘Firse Machayenge’ which was released in 2020 and sits at over 410M organic views on YouTube with over 5.5M likes.

His inspiration and his stage name ‘Emiway’ comes from two globally renowned artists, Eminem & Lil Wayne and ‘Bantai’ comes from the streets of Mumbai. 

He received the Radio City Freedom Award for the song ‘Aisa Kuch Shot Nai Hai’ in 2016 & People’s Choice Award for Best Hip-Hop Artist in 2017.

In 2017, Emiway Bantai received the ‘Silver Play Button’ and in 2020, ‘Diamond Creator Award’ from YouTube.

In 2021, Emiway Bantai launched his own label ‘Bantai Records’ which has signed 7 artists under it namely Loka, Hellac, Swaalina, Thoratt, Meme Machine, Minta and Young Galib. The YouTube channel of Bantai Records reached 100K subscribers in less than 24 hours following launch. 

Known for his versatility and his remarkable skills in almost every sub-genre of hip-hop, Emiway Bantai has created a wide range of music, including R&B, drill, trap-metal, party anthems, and hardcore music.

Some Popular Tracks

  • Jhootha
  • Chusamba
  • Jamaica To India
  • Machayenge
  • Khatam
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