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'I want to become one of India's most renowned rappers'

June 20, 2013 14:43 IST

Meet India's YOUNGEST female rapper



Deane Sequeira, India's youngest female rapper, talks about her career and aspirations.

Deane, who will be 17 this September 28, She can be heard in the song Bezubaan from the film ABCD – Anybody Can Dance and her own highly rated singles.

Music for you is

My mind's best friend

Your first rapping experience

At my school singing competition (St. John The Evangelist High School, Mumbai)

A song or musician you are listening to currently

Tonight I'm Getting Over You by Carly Rae Jepsen

Your favourite musicians

Nicki Minaj, Eminem and B.o.B... I just love them all.

A famous song you wish you had sung/rapped

Super Bass by Nicki Minaj

Image: Deane Sequeira
Photographs: Deane Sequeira/Facebook


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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself completing my academics and music education. Simultaneously, I will strive hard to continue working on my music developments and become one of India's most renowned rappers, song writers and composers.

Your definition of success

Working constantly towards your dream and fulfilling that dream is success to me.

Your dream performance would be at

Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. God willing, I'll soon perform at the world's best arena. I'm already working towards achieving this dream.

Image: Singer Beyonce Knowles performs onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Photographs: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

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Your lyrics are usually about

My lyrics are totally random, but clean. I don't believe in abusive lyrics. I believe a good song must have clean lyrics, substance and repeat value. The song must stand out and be addictive.

A song you can listen to every minute of every day

Look At Me Now by Chris Brown ft. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne; Magic by B.o.B

Your favourite project/performance

My two favourite projects till date are Bezubaan in the film ABCD and Hungama-Artist Aloud -- Music Day 50 Artists 1 Stage Longest Live Webcert.

Who would you like to collaborate with in future?

I would certainly love to collaborate with Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Nigam & Mika on the national front. Internationally, my all-time favourites are Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and Chris Brown.

Image: Rap artist Eminem performs during the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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