Roger David professionally known by his stage name Bohemia is a Pakistani American music producer and rapper from California. He sings in Punjabi and is also known as ‘The Punjabi Rapper’. Till to date he released an independent album and 3 studio albums. Successful Bohemia songs include ‘Sahara’, ‘Vich Pardesan de’ and ‘Kali Denali’. Bohemia Punjabi rapper was born in Karachi on October 15, 1979 into a Punjabi Christian family. His family moved to California when he was 14 years old. He began learning music from his father and writing Punjabi poetry at an early age. His mother died of cancer when he was just 14. While collaborating with singers and living with local musicians in California, he was established as a keyboard player and music arranger. Bohemia believed to be inspired by the poets Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Mirza Ghalib.
In 2002, David released his debut independent album the English version of In The Foreign Land which became an instant hit quickly earned popularity and peaked the Top 10 on BBC Radio One. His second album “Pesa Nasha Pyar” was released in 2006. The album became the first full-length Punjabi album released by a famous record label.
Top 10 Bohemia Songs List 2017
- Kali Denali (2006)
- Ankhiyan ft. Tony & Neha Kakkar (2015)
- Ek Tera Pyar ft. Devika Chawla (2009)
- Rooh (2013)
- Sade Warga (2006)
- Jaguar ft. Sukh-E (2015)
- 420 (2009)
- Zaalima ft. Waqar Ex (2016)
- Bandookan ft. Desi Beam (2011)
- No Make Up ft. Bilal Saeed (2017)
Punjabi Rapper Bohemia Songs & Singles
- Dil ft. Devika Chawla (2009)
- Do Dat Dance ft. Bally Sagoo (2006)
- Patola ft. Guru Randhawa (2015)
- Diwana (2009)
- Paisay Da Nasha (2012)
- Meri Bandook ft. Haji Springer (2014)
- Beparwah ft. Devika Chawla (2012)
- Dunali ft. Mika Singh (2009)
- Sahara ft. K-Ji (2006)
- Hazar Gallan (2012)
- Bhul Ja (2006)
- School Di Kitab (2012)
- TAUR ft. Gippy Grewal (2015)
It earned David increased popularity and led him sign a multi record deal with Universal Music Group Private Limited India. The album also brought his Punjabi rap creation to mainstream recognition making David a pioneer of a new music genre: Desi Rap or Desi Hip-hop.
In late 2011, Bohemia released his 3rd album “Da Rap Star”. The album earned 4 nominations at the PTC Punjabi music awards and the UK Asian music awards including Best Music Director and Best Punjabi Album. Da Rap Star remained at No. 1 for several weeks on Planet M chart.
Bohemia New Songs 2017 List
- Zamana Jali (2017)
- Tamasha ft. Sajjad Ali (2017)
- Meri Jeet (2017)
- Lak Da Hulara (2017)
- MTBK ft. Lazarus & Deep Jandu (2017)
- Tittli (2017)
- Weed Da Saroor ft. J Lucky (2017)
- Bijlee (2017)
- MERI BANDOOK ft. Pardhaan (2017)
Bohemia album “Hazar Gallan” English version of Thousand Thoughts was released in 2012. This Bohemia album songs went viral. The next year, the album won Best Non Resident Punjabi Album Award at PTC Punjabi Music Awards. He was approached to be a part of the 5th season of MTV Coke Studio in Karachi.
In 2009, he wrote the title track for Nikhil Advani’s feature film “Chandni Chowk to China” in which he made a guest appearance with Deepika Padukone and Akshay Kumar. In 2009 Bohemia toured performing in America, Asia and Europe. He featured in many of Universal India’s compilations including 3 hit tracks on The Chart Busters. This compilation was called ‘The biggest hits in Punjabi on 1 massive album’ by Universal.
Bohemia New Album 2017 Upcoming
- Skull & Bones (2017)
Sony Music Entertainment signed rapper Bohemia in May 2012. According to the deal, Sony Music have to take care of David’s music albums, shows and launches under its artist management program. Raja made an appearance in New York’s XXL magazine. Bohemia was placed at 25th on the list of 50 Coolest Desi enlisted by Desiclub dot com and was among the top 100 most wanted Asian artists on yahoo dot com. Bohemia was ranked No. 3 on the Top 15 Desi Artists of the Decade.