Updated: Feb 25
This time, we get to know Vinnin. His track "Top of The Game" is now featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
My parents are from India and Sri Lanka but I have been born and raised in Canada, Toronto, Ontario. Making Hip Hop music has been much more than a hobby for me, as well as is any other form of writing, such as freestyles or writing poems.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I got into music as more and more people asked me and pushed me to make my own music. In school, I always signed up for the talent show to do covers of music that other rappers put out themselves. People always said that I did a great job on the talent show and always mentioned why I don't make my own music. I always wanted to make my own music since I just wanted others to sing my music. I just loved creating music since its a freedom of speech, you can talk about anything and there isn't a "right way" of doing it. I wanted to inspire people with my music and share along my journey as an artist.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
AR Paisley was my favorite, ever since I started seeing his come up and music from high school. I was astounded and just happy seeing someone that was brown was sharing his journey and giving lessons through his music. Another person that really inspired me would be Yanchan. Yanchan is a Canadian-Tamil singer, producer, mixing engineer and South Indian hand drummer (mrithangam) from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Being the same culture as me, what inspired me so much was how he added a touch of South Asian descent into his beats and music. It really wanted me to do the same and I really want to work with him.
4. What are you goals in the music industry?
My main "goal" is just to have my music out and have people inspire and learn from my music. I want to let the world know that anything is possible and I want to share my journey as an artist to the whole world.
I want to write a whole legacy, I feel that I can achieve anything and I just want to do the most at my age. Another goal would probably be working with many other underground artists that have talent. I want to work with artists around the world and spread my music to the world. Time to takeover the world.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
I really love performing at shows and really love to take opportunities that are laid in front of me. I enjoy performing in the car with my family since it just a great feeling having everyone happy and enjoying your music. Also, would love to do a show in my hometown Toronto or in Canada mainly because I want to attack my home town and since I can gather my fanbase and connect with more artists from here.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
All-time favorite song would probably be AR Paisley - Still Grateful. I really love this song as it tells a story and how I can connect and understand to every single word that AR Paisley says. I really love this song as it is very inspiring and gives a lesson at the end of the song.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
From my personal life, I'm not even going to start, I have lost all shame but musically, I had a lot of stage fear as I first started performing. I was scared of the lights and everyone had gave me a "boo" on the stage. That was the day I said to myself I have to do better next time.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment as an artist is just seeing my progress from where I started when I first put out music when I was 13. I know this is going to be hard and I am going to grind on and keep my foot on the gas.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
My new single/track called: "Top Of The Game" is part of the NBA and NBA2K21. My song can be seen under the "My City" section in the game NBA2K21 on all consoles.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would be to work with NAV and AR Paisley. These are two brown boys that are well known and I feel that their music has inspired me to make my own music. They repping all the brown boys. Their music is really good and they have been in the rap game for a longer time than me.
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