Asked if he feels Hindi rappers are still frowned upon in the country, Raftaar told IANS: "Not at all. The next phase of hip-hop is a lot of regionalisation. There is space for Marathi, Tamil and Punjabi hip-hop."
The rapper, whose real name is Dilin Nair, is a Malayali. He has rapped lines for songs like "All black", "Dhup chik" and "Toh dishoom".
Raftaar is currently busy judging shows, including "MTV Hustle", which provides a platform to budding rappers.