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The Tamil Creator Podcast (EP #62): Vinnin (Vinuson Suntharesan) - 17-Year-Old Canadian Hip Hop Artist With A Song On The NBA 2K21 Soundtrack
Vinnin is a 17 year-old Malyali/Tamil-Canadian hip hop artist from Scarborough. He discusses how he got booed the first time he got on stage, being influenced by Canadian artists Drake, The Weeknd & Nav, being featured on the NBA 2K21 Next Gen Soundtrack and much more.
Ara Ehamparam
Co-founder & Podcast Host ("The Tamil Creator")
Canada
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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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Timestamps

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

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