MC Stan aka Altaf Tadavi is a pioneer as much as the product of Pune hip hop. He grew around the neighbourhood of Tadiwala Road. Stan was introduced to hip hop when he was twelve years young by his elder brother, which made him write his first song ‘Bhalti Public’ in Grade 7. His childhood revolved around Kawali music being played at his home. Later, he drew inspiration from Lil Wayne, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, The Black Eyed Peas, and Tupac, with Rakim having the most influence on him. He escalated to B-boying and beat-boxing before finally elevating to Rapping-the third element of hip-hop, that he is popularly well known for today.