Vinnin (@vinninwinnin) is a 17 year-old Malyali/Tamil-Canadian hip hop artist from Scarborough.
He joins Ara (as the youngest guest to date) on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss how he got booed the first time he got on stage, being influenced by Canadian artists (Drake [@champagnepapi], The Weeknd [@theweeknd] & Nav [@Nav]), being featured on the @NBA 2K21 Next Gen Soundtrack and how he made sure he wasn’t take advantage of (from a financial/legal perspective), using criticism to improve yourself, feeling mentally stronger than anyone else, wanting to motivate people, and much more.
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00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Vinnin
01:40 – How his upbringing led him to his music career
04:27 – Being booed the first time he got on stage
06:12 – How he came up with his stage name, Vinnin
08:31 – Playing competitive basketball in high school
09:23 – How he got featured on the NBA 2K21 Next Gen Soundtrack
18:58 – Vinnin is getting paid at 17! Do his parents have a traditional stance on this?
20:58 – Being streamed internationally, featured on the Toronto Star, and turning hate to motivation
25:44 – Collaborating with Yanchan on “See Me Now” and who else he wants to collaborate with
29:15 – Will he drop out of school?
31:15 – Growing up in the social media generation; how he promotes himself/creates opportunities
34:57 – Who Vinnin admires in the global Tamil community
36:40 – Advice he would give his 12-year-old self
38:08 – How Vinnin wants to be remembered by friends and family
40:22 – Creator Confessions
45:40 – The Wrap Up
Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan