Exclusive Interview With Desi Hip Hop Artist and Song-Writer Aaron Sarkar

Aaron Sarkar, It's a pleasure! To get started, where'd you grow up?

I was born and raised in Saginaw, MI. But spent a lot of my childhood in Guwahati, India

Who was your first musical influence?

My dad is a harmonium player and singer. He and his neighbor Bhupen Hazarika were my first influences.

What separates you from other artists?

I'm similar to other artists. We love making music! I've just been blessed with a lot of opportunities.

When did you decide you wanted to be a professional musician?

Age 8, but in an Indian fam my choices were white collar. I went to college, I got A's like I was supposed to. But now I'm blessed to do music full time.

Yo that's crazy! How did you start rapping at such a young age coming from a fam like that?

My big bro was introduced to hip hop at school and brought it home for me to listen to. I heard DMX and I was stuck.

You refer to your music as Desi Hip Hop; What's different between Desi Hip Hop and Hip Hop?

Desi Hip Hop is the point at which Indian Culture and Hip Hop Culture meet.

Who are some Desi Hip Hop artists you'd suggest listening to?

Feyago, Bohemia, Raftaar

What is your writing process?

Hooks usually come to me in the shower. I jot it into my phone and the rest flows out. Most of my songs are written with-in 15 minutes.

You've written a long side so many artists. Who have you enjoyed working with the most?

I love working with everyone. The best experiences have been with legends, because they teach me so much. I've learned a lot from Lenny Kravitz, Larry McCray, Ricky B, Simon Cowell, the list goes on

Other than being an artist and a song-writer what are you doing now?

Managing my little sis Zuchobeni. She's brilliant, check her out!

How do you define success?

Serving God and helping others.

Any new projects coming soon?

Yes, Ricky B and I are dropping a joint EP soon. I got a single with Bizzy Bone coming this week as well.

Where can people go to find your new music?

Every where: Itunes, Spotify, etc. And come hang out with me on social media! I love chatting with you all!

Aaron it's been great chatting, to close, what words of encouragement would you say to aspiring artists?

Do what you love and be consistent. Consistency always wins the race!


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