Rugks Rhokuosie Ngourie is a young talented rapper from Kohima who has been performing across Nagaland for quite some time now. He has also shared the stage with the likes of DJ Ina, Alobo NAGA and Young Dirrt. Now, he is all set to release his single ‘Outta Nagaland’. We chat with him to know more –
What got you interested in rap music?
I was into rock music earlier, I wanted to sing, play the guitar and be a rockstar but nothing was the same after I was introduced to rap music. It spoke to me better than any other music, I felt it was for me. I was listening to it more than any other music.
Artistes you look up to?
I have a list of my favourite rappers but creativity and style in rap music is infinite. Every now and then, we get to see new rappers with new style so I look up to a rapper who comes up with something different in terms of flow, delivery and lyricism.
What is ‘Outta Nagaland’ about?
The title itself has a lot to say. I am delivering everything through the song. I am also featuring a young upcoming rapper from Nagaland called BIG DANE.
Any rapper who you would like to collaborate with in the future?
I want to work with young upcoming rappers from my State and the Northeast who are passionate and good at what they do. There is no particular rapper whom I want to collaborate with.
As told to Jadeed Hussain