Abhijay Negi is an Indian rapper known by his stage name ‘Encore ABJ.’ He is the other half in the duet ‘Seedhe Maut.’
Abhijay Negi (Encore ABJ) was born on Saturday, 15 July 1995 (age 27 years; as of 2022). He did his schooling at St. Mary’s Senior Secondary School, Delhi. He later attended the Delhi Technical Campus, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Abhijay Negi (Encore ABJ) during his school days
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
He has a sister named Apoorva Negi.
Abhijay Negi (Encore ABJ) with his family
He is unmarried.
Abhijay Negi (Encore ABJ) started rapping while pursuing his graduation. In 2014, he created his own YouTube channel and uploaded his first song ‘Teen Baat.’ In 2015, he released his second song ‘Painting a Picture: Bhed Ya Bhediya.’ Some other songs on his YouTube channel include ‘Dilli Darshan’ (2015), ‘HI RAM’ (2018), and ‘Ghar Pe Raho’ (2020) which he made into the vogue of Coronavirus and urge the listener to stay at home. In June 2016, he released the first song titled ‘SUNNO’ from the mixtape ‘REHEARSAL.’
Poster of the song ‘Sunno’
In October 2017, his track ‘Drifting’ was released which was a collaboration work with Yungsta and Frappe Ash.
Poster of the track ‘Drifting’
The Delhi-based hip-hop stars Abhijay Negi (Encore) and Siddhant Sharma (Calm) formed their duo “Seedhe Maut” in 2016. The duo touched on issues like politics, Indian society, romance, and the education system in their hip-hop tracks.
Abhijay Negi (Encore ABJ) with Siddhant Sharma (Calm)
In September 2016, the duo joined YouTube and released their debut mixtape “2 Ka Pahada,” which includes seven tracks including ‘Seedhe Maut Anthem,’ ‘Royalty,’ ‘Classsikh Maut,’ and ‘Hanging On.’
Album cover of ‘2 Ka Pahada’
After the release of their debut mixtape, the duo signed with an independent record label, Azadi Records in 2018 and released hit singles such as ‘Kranti’ (2018), ‘101’ (2019), ‘Dum Pishaach’ (2020), and ‘Do Guna’ (2020).
Poster of the song ‘101’
Seedhe Maut released their debut album “Bayaan,” produced by ‘Sez on the Beat’ (music producer) in 2018, which includes twelve tracks, and the most notable of them include ‘Shaktimaan,’ ‘Meri Baggi,’ ‘Pankh,’ and ‘Kyn.’ The album was based on the life journey of the rappers.
Album cover of ‘Bayaan’
In 2021, the duo released another album “न,” consisting of ten tracks including ‘Namastute,’ ‘Naamcheen,’ ‘Nadaan,’ and ‘Natkhat.’ In 2022, the crew released their album “Nayaab” in collaboration with ‘Sez On The Beat,’ comprising 17 tracks. Some of the album’s most notable tracks include ‘Toh Kya,’ ‘Anaadi,’ ‘Maina,’ ‘GODKODE,’ ‘Batti,’ and ‘Teen Dost.’ According to the rappers, the album “Nayaab” is all about their life after the release of their debut album “Bayaan.”
Album cover of ‘Nayaab’
The duo made their guest appearance in the show “Hustle 2.0” in 2022. They also hosted the show “Red Bull Spotlight” in the same year. In 2023, Seedhe Maut was seen performing in the show Bigg Boss 16, at a live concert along with the popular rapper MC Stan and Ikka.
- He used to participate in sports in his college days and also won various prizes for his college.
Abhijay Negi (Encore ABJ) after winning a football match during his college days
- His favourite songs from his debut album “Bayaan” are ‘Pankh’ and ‘Kyu.’
- He met his duo partner Siddhant Sharma (Calm) in an underground rap battle in Delhi.
- He loves to watch animes and often mention the names of anime characters in his song.
- In an interview, Encore ABJ revealed that for rapping he got inspiration from the rappers like Eminem and Jay-Z. He said,
Somewhere we got into this genre of music because of rappers like Eminem and Jay-Z who are majorly into lyrical hip-hop.”
- In an interview, he explained the meaning of the name of their duo ‘Seedhe Maut,’ which is a slang that was used by his partner’s elder brother to convey ‘rock it’ or ‘nail it.’ Explaining the meaning of the slang and reason behind using it as the name of their duo, Encore ABJ said,
No half measures. Give your everything towards that any one thing that you want to do in life. That’s what we stand for. That’s what the name Seedhe Maut stands for, That’s what our music stands for.”