Saif, a rapper, musician, and composer from Dhaka, is creating waves in the hip-hop community with his politically aware music and songwriting.
Saif has a strong voice and an eclectic musical background, making him a rising star in the music industry.
The unique sound that has come to be associated with Saif is a creative mashup of conscious hip-hop, jazz, and drill elements, resulting in a wide and fascinating range of songs.
His voice oozes confidence and flows naturally with the complex tapestry of sounds that characterize his music. Saif’s ability to tell engaging tales with his music is on full display here.
Saif’s uniqueness lies in his invigorating personality and youthful approach. While the hip-hop culture in Australia and New Zealand continues to flourish, Saif is working hard to become a recognized leader in the genre. Saif is an exciting new talent who has big plans to take his music on the road.
Saif, ever the artist, utilizes his growing mastery of music to convey meaningful messages that touch his listeners and move them to action. His dedication to socially conscious songs has made him a trendsetter, attracting fans who are looking for more from their music.
Saif is a refreshingly original and genuine voice amid a sea of generic hip-hop. His innovative style selection and deep lyricism set him apart as an exciting new voice in hip-hop. Don’t miss out on seeing this outstanding performer as he breaks through barriers and captivates audiences all around the globe.
If you’re a fan of hip-hop and you want to see the future of the genre shaped by an artist whose mission is to use his music to bring people together and spark positive change, then you should follow Saif’s career closely.
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
I have been making music for about a decade. I’ve always appreciated the power music held to communicate and make people feel raw emotions.
I noticed early on the impact music has on people and I wanted to channel that and create my own piece of expression. I also found music during a very dark time in my life, it was somewhat of an anchor for me to hold on and tune the negativity into something positive.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
My first record which is still on SoundCloud was called ‘Broken King’, I wrote this track, and it was produced by a friend who goes by the alias of ‘Mushroom Scientist’. It was about my interaction with an Imam (a person who is the head of a Mosque) about life, my situation at the time, and my curiosity about spirituality.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
The people who inspire me all have one thing in common, which is they are revolutionary in their way of thinking and they are firm in their convictions.
This is relevant to me because I want to impact people in a positive way and make them critically think and be conscious of their place in the world. The people I would say I look up to would be Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Tupac, J Cole & Nipsey Hussle to name a few.
What are your friends and parents’ thoughts on your career in singing?
At first, my parents didn’t really understand my decision. This is probably due to the difference in how they were raised and the struggles they had to overcome as immigrants.
When you come from that background, education is seen as an all-saving vehicle of progression and anything in relation to the arts would be seen as risky or not worth pursuing. However, I am glad they have come to change that perspective after being firsthand witnesses of my progression as an artist.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
It’s been difficult to find the right audience, my music is a very niche market and I think it’s been a challenge to navigate that and find the correct channels for my music.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has revolutionized business. Now, at the click of your fingertips, you have access to a large network of music professionals that can help you make the most of your career. On the negative side, it has over-saturated the market and created a ‘need’ for social presence from musicians.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
I would advise writing, writing, and writing. Write about anything and everything. Wake up in the morning and fill a whole page, more if you want to. Once you start that process, ideas will flow through naturally and you can filter great ideas from average ones.
You can filter out patterns and slowly start the understanding and structure of songwriting. Think about what inspires you, something you saw that made you feel something, a story you heard, something you saw, or a book that you read. You get the idea. Think about it all and write.
What is your current project about?
My song ‘Motif’ is about a systematic struggle. It was inspired by a movie called ‘City Of God’, and it tries to draw attention to the social conditioning and circumstances that cause the cyclical nature of crime and poverty.
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What does this song mean to you?
It’s an expression of how I feel about the movie and tries to draw inspiration from that to articulate my take on the whole system.
What are your hobbies?
I play cricket for a club team in Sydney, I work out about 4-5 days a week. I do enjoy the occasional swim, so I like having an athletic lifestyle. I also enjoy reading, films, documentaries, art and travelling. I am also a big advocate for self-development, so I do a lot of courses on Masterclass/Udemy.
What do you do aside from this profession?
I work as a Finance Analyst in an investment business and volunteer for a refugee aid organization.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Thanks for sticking with me through this journey, I know my music is not for the masses so I’m grateful for anyone I have had the opportunity to connect with.