Known by his stage name Akshay Zack originally belongs to Gurugram. He worked as an IT professional, but his interest in rapping brought him to the industry. He appeared in MTV channel’s rap show which is India’s first real rap show called “MTV Hustle”. This show was judged by Raftaar, Rajakumari, and Nucleya.
Here is Akshay Zack in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) When did your journey as a musician begin?
I wrote my first song on 8th Nov 2008 then I uploaded my first video on 18th Feb 2018. Meanwhile, I was doing gigs and small shows.
2) Which was your first song?
My first song was based on my life as a software engineer. The track’s name was: Corporate Mazdoori. It got me an offer to recreate that song featuring my Company professionals including the CEO of the company. That song’s name was Corporate Majboori. It was featured in Hindustan Times too.
3) Which music genre do you normally prefer?
Hip hop, Trap, soul and old school music.
4) Share any moment from MTV Hustle which you are proud of.
I opened the show as the first contestant on India’s first rap reality show.
5) Who has been your inspiration?
My grand dad has been a huge inspiration for me. If I see on the other side, Tupac, Eminem and J. Cole are the ones I look forward too.
6) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I would let that be in God’s pallet. I’m busy hustling on my new videos.
7) Which has been your most memorable performance?
Bollywood round in Hustle, that couldn’t let me sleep for about 6 months. It broke me.
8) Tell us about your latest track.
My latest track is OMG from Hustle and I’ve put some chill vibes by fusing hip-hop with commercial music and a cheesy hook. I’ve shot it in a jacuzzi and edited the music video myself.
9) How has MTV Hustle helped you establishing a fan base?
When Hustle was on run, my social platforms were growing but now I get less.
10) How was life in quarantine?
Life in quarantine has let me find a new self. I introspected myself a lot, I found my pros and cons as I got a lot of time to spend with myself. Now I love being home with my family and gain a lot of positivity through them. I’ve written and recorded about 15 songs since lockdown, some for my channel and some for some other channels.
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