The 16th season of India’s favorite reality show Bigg Boss has finally crowned its champion, and it’s none other than the talented rapper MC Stan. He entered the Bigg Boss house to represent the desi Hip hop scene, and with his raw, real personality, he captured the hearts of the audience. Despite his challenges and moments of wanting to quit, MC Stan rose to the occasion, proving himself to be a self-made man. Fans adored his catchphrase “Shembdi” and his unique speaking style, which added humor and excitement to the show. He found a sense of belonging in the mandali and formed a friendship with Shiv Thakare that will forever be remembered in Bigg Boss 16 history. Let’s take a closer look at the winner, MC Stan, and learn some little-known facts about him.
1) MC Stan’s real name
MC Stan, whose real name is Altaf Shakil Tadavi, earned his moniker as the “mic controller.” His friends in the rap industry affectionately refer to him as “Stanny.”
2) MC Stan was a Qawali performer
Originating from the city of Pune, MC Stan’s musical journey started at the young age of 12 as a qawwali singer. However, as he grew up, he found himself drawn to the world of rap and never looked back. Despite his impressive talent and success, MC Stan has always maintained a humble profile, positioning himself as an “underground artist.” He values the authenticity of his craft and stays true to his roots, always striving to improve and make an impact with his music.
3) His journey from “Rags To Riches”
MC Stan, the self-made rapper, rose to fame at a young age with his fiery diss tracks “Watta” and “Khuja Mat.” With over 56 million views, he established himself as a force in the Desi Hip Hop scene. He continued to make his mark with hit albums “Tadipaar” & “Insaan,” showcasing his growth as an artist and cementing his place in the industry. Collaborating with heavyweights like Raftaar and Ikka only boosted his popularity, solidifying his position as a leading figure in the Desi Hip Hop world.
4) MC Stan is going to get married soon
MC Stan’s love for his girlfriend “bubba” has been a constant theme on the reality show. While her identity remains a mystery, the internet eagerly awaits a reveal. However, one thing is certain – MC Stan is gearing up to tie the knot with the love of his life. Here’s hoping we get a glimpse of the happy couple on their big day soon!
5) Luxury and love for jewellery
MC Stan’s rise to fame as a self-made man is reflected in his luxurious lifestyle. He proudly showed off his expensive shoes worth 80,000 INR and has a partnership with Dubai’s Zeeda Jeweler. The rapper’s love for bling is evident from his Bigg Boss 16 appearance, where he was seen adorned with chains, bracelets, and gold rings. When asked by host Salman Khan about the value of his jewellery, MC Stan estimated it to be around 1.5 crores.
6) MC Stan Brings Mumble Rap Back to the Indian Music Scene
MC Stan has evolved into a sound that is synonymous with the new school of hip hop, with clear influences from Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Gunna and XXXtentacion among others. His sophomore album “Insaan” showcases this new wave sound and the rapper has vowed to continue exploring this direction in his music.
7) He doesn’t follow back anyone on Instagram
MC Stan is a top player in Indian hip-hop, boasting a massive 1 million strong following on Instagram, with even big names like Ranveer Singh and Ikka among his fans. Yet, he remains a mystery, as he chooses not to follow anyone on the social platform.
8) He loves experimenting with his hair
He is a trendsetting rapper in India known for his bold fashion choices, particularly his hairstyles. He sports a different look in each of his songs, experimenting with everything from dreadlocks to French crops to braids. With over 10 unique hairstyles, he keeps fans on their toes, eagerly anticipating what look he’ll rock next.
9) He loves fashion
MC Stan’s fashion sense is one of a kind and the unique fashion sense and is now revolutionizing hip-hop style with his luxury attire and high-end brand obsession. From Amiri to Versace, he rocks it all and sets the bar high in the Indian rap scene.
10) MC Stan controversies
Amidst his rise to fame, MC Stan has faced controversies, including accusations of getting his girlfriend beaten up by thugs, which quickly made waves in the media. But, we don’t know much true it is.