The Reggae Ambassador of Asia, Malaysian-Tamil artist Sasi the Don recently launched Father’s day anthem “Daddy the Don”. Holding the record for the most number of songs collaborated on, Sasi has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business including Apache Indian, Dr. Alban, Maxi Priest, Amy Search, Anita Sarawak, Amy Search, Maxy Priest to name a few. In a conversation with Hyderabad Today, the artist opened up about his album and journey so far.
What inspired you to pen down this song?
Being a father the song is very close to my heart. My daughter is my inspiration. She motivates me every day to be a better person. I feel blessed to have her in my life.
How the journey has been with music?
I am really glad I discovered my talent. Music made me believe in myself. I have no regrets. It has made me a confident person that I am today. It allows me to connect with people. I will be forever grateful to the contribution of music in my life as it led me to collaborate with amazing people I grew up listening to.
You have been conferred by the International NGO for reggae music and creators the title of ‘Reggae ambassadors worldwide’ in 2002. What is the future of Reggae in India?
India has grown over the years and the potential of Reggae is very high in the country. People have started to differentiate between movie music, independent music, and pop. We have amazing talents in Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai who are promoting Reggae music. Also India feels like home to me, I have made amazing friends out there.
What is the story behind your name Sasi The Don?
Back in my college days, when I was an aspiring DJ, I joined a club and used to play remixes of the tracks. I would do a Jamaican accent also and people started liking my style. One of the seniors came up to me and said that with this kind of talent, you’ll be the Don of Malaysian rapping scene. I liked the title given to me and started using it as my stage name after that.
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