Paradox is the stage name of Tanishq Singh, a 19-year-old rapper, songwriter, and music producer from Delhi, India. He is one of the most talented and promising artists in the Indian hip-hop scene, who has gained popularity and fame after participating in the rap reality show MTV Hustle 2.0 in 2022. He is known for his catchy and energetic songs, witty and humorous lyrics, and versatile and charismatic personality. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Badshah, King, Dino James, Dee MC, and EPR. He has also released his own music videos on his YouTube channel, which has over 580k subscribers (as of February 2023).
How Paradox Started His Rap Journey
Paradox was born on 24 October 2003 in Najafgarh, Delhi. He belongs to a middle-class Hindu family. He completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 5, Dwarka, Delhi and graduated from IGNOU with a BCom degree. He was interested in gaming and modeling since childhood. He used to play games after finishing his college studies. He was a good PUBG Mobile player, so Entity Gaming, an esports team, recruited him as a professional player.
Paradox was also fond of music and poetry since childhood. His Hindi school teacher encouraged him to write poems, and he started doing so under her guidance. In class 9, he wrote his first rap song for a girl who was in the same tuition classes as him. He was inspired by artists like Nucleya, Badshah, and Divine. He started researching about hip-hop music and culture and wrote more songs.
In 2018, Paradox saw a music video by Badshah that featured a book titled “Insolvable Paradox”. This video had such a profound impact on him that he decided to adopt the name Paradox for himself. He also took part in a rap challenge organized by Rohan Cariappa, where he was recognized as one of the top contestants. This opened up opportunities for him to collaborate with hip-hop artists from India and Nepal.
How Paradox Became Famous Through MTV Hustle 2.0
In 2022, Paradox auditioned for MTV Hustle 2.0, a rap competition TV show hosted by Krissann Barretto and judged by Badshah, Dino James, Dee MC (Deepa Unnikrishnan), King (Raja Kumari), and EPR (Emiway Bantai). He impressed the judges with his originality, creativity, and confidence. He joined the team of King and became one of the top five contestants of the show.
Paradox performed various songs on the show, such as “Rihaayi”, “Jaadugar”, “Chhore NCR Aale”, and “Glitch”, which became popular among the audience. He also received praise and appreciation from the judges and fellow contestants for his skills and style. He showcased his versatility by rapping in different genres, languages, and themes. He also did some funny reactions, challenges, pranks, vlogs, and more on the show.
Paradox became the first runner-up of MTV Hustle 2.0 after a tough battle with the winner RCR (Rohan Chauhan). He won the hearts of millions of fans and followers with his amazing performance and personality. He also received a jacket from Badshah as a gift for his first live performance.
What Paradox Is Doing Now
After MTV Hustle 2.0, Paradox continued to pursue his passion for rap music and content creation. He started his self-titled YouTube channel on which he uploads his music videos. He has released songs like “Perfy” (2023), “Hasti Rahe Tu” (2023), and “Sirhaana” (2023) on his channel. He has also collaborated with other artists like King, Dino James, Dee MC, EPR, Naezy (Naved Shaikh), Raftaar (Dilin Nair), Krsna (Krishna Kaul), Brodha V (Vighnesh Shivanand), Kaam Bhaari (Kunal Pandagale), MC Altaf (Altaf Shaikh), Spitfire (Nitin Mishra), SlowCheeta (Chaitnya Sharma), Harjas Harjaayi (Harjas Matharu), Karma (Vivek Arora), Ikka Singh (Ankit Singh Patyal), Emiway Bantai (Bilal Shaikh), Divine (Vivian Fernandes), Muhfaad (Gaurav Pal), and more.
Paradox is also a part of S8UL Esports, one of the leading gaming organizations in India. He is the first female esports player in India to reach 1.75 million subscribers on YouTube. He has also received many awards and recognition for his achievements in rap music and gaming.
Paradox is also active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, where he interacts with his fans and followers. He has over 3 million followers on his Instagram account, where he posts his fabulous videos and modeling content. He also does live sessions, Q&A sessions, giveaways, and shoutouts for his fans.
Paradox is one of the most successful and influential rappers in India. He has created a name for himself in the rap industry with his hard work and dedication. He has also entertained and inspired millions of people with his content. He is a role model for many aspiring rappers who want to follow their dreams. Paradox is a true example of how rap music can be fun and rewarding at the same time.