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The Tamil Creator (Ep.14): Yanchan – Popular Carnatic Hip Hop Producer Talks About His Drake-Inspired Dreams, Love For Scarborough & Financial Freedom
Yanchan is a Scarborough-raised producer who blends hip-hop with Carnatic music. He joins Ara for what could be considered the Scarborough episode, to discuss how he fell in love with music and achieved his childhood dreams of performing on tour, his recently released Scarborough Beat Tape, how to make money off of music, why he doesn’t turn down opportunities anymore, and a lot more!
Ara Ehamparam
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01:06 - Introducing Yanchan

03:37 - Studying economics at Laurier, family’s view on his career ambitions

07:08 - The Scarborough Beat Tape, nostalgia for the city

14:13 - Achieving his childhood dream of performing on tour

18:22 - Shan Vincent de Paul and the track “best friend”

20:39 - The Tamil music scene, artists who Yanchan wants to collaborate with

21:56 - Being inspired by another music producers, and wanting to give back in a similar way

23:14 - How does Yanchan make money (Spotify, selling beats, artist development)

28:11 - COVID-inspired business ideas

30:14 - Why Yanchan takes every shot he gets

32:28 - Networking as an introvert, wanting to connect the Indian and American markets

34:56 - Yanchan’s admiration for Drake, and wanting to mimic his career

36:26 - Financial freedom

38:14 - How has the Tamil community impacted Yanchan

39:14 - Beliefs and behaviours which have improved Yanchan’s life

42:03 - How Yanchan decompresses from work, prioritization of family/friends

43:29 - Yanchan’s advice for other creators

44:06 - Creator Confessions

46:16 - The wrap up

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