Moirangthem Denilson Singh also known as ‘Denil Mayr’ is a 23-year-old rapper. Although originally from Imphal, he is currently based in Guwahati. He is the eldest son of a businessman and a housewife. ‘Recently I’ve completed my B.tech (civil).’
He started rapping at the age of 15 and is heavily influenced by Eminem, Fort Minor, 50 Cent and legendary West Coast rapper, Tupac Shakur.
He is part of the hip hop duo, The Konflated Poets which was formed in 2013. ‘From the time we were teenagers, we wanted to make our own sound and inspire other young artistes, and people in general. Rick and I, have always shared the same ideology regarding music and our taste is very similar. That is how The Konflated Poets was formed.’ The crew created waves with their music video for ‘Welcome to the Northeast’ which was released almost three years ago.
Denil wrote his first song when he was 17 years old and performed for the first time in 2012. He recently released a single with a music video. ‘First of all, I write what’s in my heart and try to put forth the potential inside me in every song.’ The song has a line where he says, ‘100K is my goal momma’, to clearly define his goal. ‘I know I am delivering a bit slowly but that doesn’t mean I’m giving up. I am still trying my best to put out the best in me to show them that there’s nothing that we can’t do.’
He is currently working, day and night, on a lot of new material with his producer Rick Skillz, who produced the latest single. ‘New music videos and 5-6 new singles will be released very soon,’ reveals the artiste.
By Mrinal Paul