Dandila – Melanin In The Hamptons Artist Spotlight Vol. 31 #IndieArtist #Musicismylife

Rarenorm: “Why did you make this song? What do you want to achieve in your music career? When did you start loving music and what are you creating next?”

As South Asians growing up we speak a lot about representation, but one thing that’s been absent to us has always been narratives that are more confrontational. I wanted to capture that with this record.

Success for me is being able to look myself in the face in a few years and say I empowered someone else to understand their perspective a little better. Numbers are important but only if those numbers produce some sort of cultural impact.

I’ve listened to hip hop since 4th grade. It’s all I’ve listened to since then and I’ve been an artist since 2011. I truly believe that rappers are today’s most important storytellers, and that’s held true since I heard my first record at age 8.

I’ve got a full album, a few more singles, and some videos coming down the pipe. More soon.


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