Shetty Saa is an Indian rapper, he is originally from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He started his career with the television show “MTV Hustle”. his real name is Sagar Shetty. He was born on 15th April 1992 in Mumbai. He is an engineer by profession and has worked in Cosmos and L&T before making his television debut.
Sagar completed his schooling from St. John’s School, Later he studied engineering from Mumbai University. After graduation, he has worked as a Senior Project Engineer. After doing a job for 5 years, he did debut in rapping through television. He appeared on the MTV show “MTV Hustle”. In this show, he performed in front of famous rappers Raftaar, Nucleya and Raja Kumari.
Here is Shetty Saa in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) When did your journey as a musician begin?
2016 on YouTube, but as we say the journey has started in 2012, when I heard “No Love by Eminem” that song still gives me goosebumps, where I connect to rap music for the very first time, as the time passed I found I also have so much to say, it gave me a voice, it is what I always wanted fo do, I found my purpose.
2) Which was your first song?
My first song was Dastaan, it was a heartbreak song, I made it out of emotions when I was a kid and was in a wrong relationship, badly cheated, which out of anger get out as an expression, through my first rap music video, self-recorded in Rs, 200 microphones and video edited by myself for 7 almost days, Sounds funny but that’s what is true.
3) Which music genre do you normally prefer?
Lately I listen to soulful, pop, Jazz, RnB, Rap and of course Hip-hop. Sometimes I love to listening to metal as well as Reggae Music.
4) Share any moment from MTV Hustle which you are proud of.
I am proud of that moment when I was first time on air with my mom standing in front of me.
5) Who has been your inspiration?
Eminem, Joyner Lucas, Logic, drake the biggest inspiration of all time no cap and anyhow I get inspired by everyone in India Emiway Bantai had inspired even by proving independent scene by grinding nonstop and much powerful consistency.
6) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Lets action speak louder then words, in short – With my Idols. P.S.
7) Which has been your most memorable performance?
Hyderabad no doubt coz, surprisingly I called my dad on stage, he came on stage, he waved hi to everyone and as soon as he took mic he was about to say something and he felt shy and left the stage, that was an unforgettable moment.
8) Tell us about your latest track.
Recently had released 2 latest projects back to back from Album “Anxiety by 8080635121”. Album is all about the real-life about Shetty Saa and his anxiety in different ways.
9) How has MTV Hustle helped you establishing a fan base?
It has given me a platform where I have raised my audience range as well as a public acceptance as an artist, now Shetty Saa is a well-known face no doubt, lol.
10) How was life in quarantine?
We were working non-stop had made a number of music videos it was little tough as the situation was too hard we were in support with all the social awareness.
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