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MC Sai's ascent to The Throne


 Photograph courtesy of Rebelstar Records

It's been a dream of five years in the making - London-based Tamil rapper MC Sai is finally preparing to release his album: Simmasanam – The Throne.

Exploding onto the UK Tamil scene at 15 and making a name for himself as the youngest Tamil rapper, Sai's breakthrough track - Pulihalikae Savala - came in 2009. Since then Sai’s music has gone from strength to strength, taking him worldwide to fans across Canada, Asia and Europe.

The 21-year-old is now ready to reveal the crowning glory of his musical career, an album which he describes as a deep insight into his thoughts and emotions, and includes impressive collaborations with global artists including Kollywood-famed Aaryan Dinesh K and Haricharan.


Photograph courtesy of Rebelstar Records

Speaking to Tamil Guardian amidst a busy schedule of rehearsals and show planning MC Sai explained his music, inspirations and what keeps him going.

"I am going to reach out to everyone with this album – and I mean everyone. Simmasanam is a mix of old and new which I believe will appeal to everyone. I am trying to bring the cool back into Tamil while reminding people of our culture and history."

"I stick to rapping in Tamil because what I produce is mostly targeted at a Tamil audience so the mainstream would do no justice to my work."

"I’m inspired by whatever catches my attention, it could be ancient literature or it could be modern dubstep. Have no limits – that’s the secret."

"Most of the artists I’ve worked with in the album are very genuine people that enjoy the lyrics and flow of my music. Being all from different countries never really mattered, we were united by the dream and the Tamil language. The people have been my biggest motivation."

MC Sai’s Simmasanam will be launched in the UK on the 26th August at Beck Theatre, Hayes with performances from various UK talents. See here for more details.


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