Rabbi has come a long way since his watershed eponymous debut album’s release in 2005. Firmly ensconced in the role of the rebellious/uncompromising though a wee bit elusive artiste, he’s avoided treading the path of maximum returns and instead chosen to keep the flag of independent music flying during its bleakest phase.
Known for enchanting the crowds with his live concerts, he remains a performer of a kind.
Since the launch of his own Odd One Out Records with the release of the stand-alone Tun Milen in 2015, Rabbi has been occupied with the creation of self-directed audio-visual projects, Raj Singh, Sahi Aeh Vi and Talash being the three out in 2019. Also, he's been devoting more time to his other calling of literature.
Rabbi’s eponymous debut album - ‘Rabbi’ - is released: the biggest album from India in the 21st Century.
Rabbi directed the music for this Sivaji Ganesan production.
Rabbi's second album, Avenji Ja Nahin, shows a continuation of the layered, deeply passionate and stylistically varied currents first seen in Rabbi.
His third album - ‘III’ - released on Universal in April 2012, opened to ecstatic reviews and was easily the most warmly received album of 2012. The first music video of this album - Ganga - was released on UTV Bindass on May 2012.
Rabbi's voice is heard on the big hit Challa from SRK/Yash Chopra’s magnum opus Jab Tak Hai Jaan .
Rabbi reunites with AR Rahman for Tu Mun Shudi on the hit Raanjhanaa.
Rabbi launches his own Odd One Out Records, devoted to unearthing the most compelling musical snapshots of our times. It's a howl at the moon so other lone wolves can come out and play.
The release of the song ‘Tun Milen- The Ghost of LSD’, an invocation of the late troubled Punjabi poet Lal Singh Dil, marks the the start of a phase of further exploration of Rabbi’s inner word, inputs from Punjabi literature and current socio-political concerns.
The song is released on his own newly born 03 Records, as the following standalone projects are.
Pāṛ Paṛōsaṇi - Thus Spake Namdev : an ecstatic tale of an incredible encounter with God.
The song Raj Singh on farmers' suicide in Punjab received great reviews from all quarters.
Rabbi uses his old muse Lal Singh Dil once more to launch into a dirge.