Ujjwal Sen who lives by the moniker of Shree Sen is an independent rap artiste who released his debut album in the year 2011. Based in Bengaluru, the rapper from Assam received an award from CNN IBN for fighting against corruption through music.
Through our Déjà Vu Series, Shree Sen recollects his first stage performance.
Your first stage performance?
It was probably in mid 2005. My voice chocked and I forgot the lyrics. I ran out of breath. Just wanted to get the hell out of the club (laughs)
Where was it?
It was in a club in Bengaluru (then Bangalore) which no longer operates
What day was it?
Can’t really remember…most probably Saturday!
What were you wearing that day?
A black jacket written “Old School HipHop” (laughs)
Which brand of shoes did you wear that day?
It should be Reebok, a grey colour pair
Which microphone did you use?
Absolutely no clue!!
How long was the set? What songs did you perform?
It was supposed to be for 30 minutes but I was able to wrap up in 3 minutes itself. (laughs)
How did you feel?
Now I kind of feel good about it, but back then, it was a scary moment!
Through the Vibes Northeast Déjà Vu series, artistes from the Northeast share some candid moments from their musical journey.
By Mrinal Paul