Q&A Scene: Melbourne Music Bank Finalists Special ~ Ayyoob Meeragani

How did you start out in music?

I’ve been into Hip Hop music ever since a boy it really speaks to me and my a lot of my friends feel the same way, all we would do is just listen to music and hang out and it eventually turned into trying to rap ourselves. Everyone just did it for fun but I actually thought I could do something with it, as I started to progress I got better and better and started getting noticed locally for that kid that could rap I eventually told myself that this is what I really wanted in life.

What, or who, inspires you?

My favourite artist of all time is Eminem and he is the real reason I rap today his lyrical capability opened me up to a world that I never knew existed and Eminem has made me want to explore new heights and take it even further.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

I would have to say pizza. Because there is so many different layers and toppings you can rearrange and mix the sound to however you choose its much more complex then it looks.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

There are far too many to choose but if I did have to pick it would be Infinite by Eminem. This specific track takes lyrics and multi syllable rhyming to a whole new level; Eminem is showing that no one can match him.

How did you feel when you were announced as a finalist?

I was at work at the time and I literally had to tell my boss I needed a five minute breather and went for a walk, my palms got sweaty and I felt light headed I was so flabbergasted.

In less than five words, convince the readers why they should vote for you.

This is my life.

What’s next for you?

To win this competition and become Australia’s next biggest star. Completely change the Australian hip hop scene then target the world.

What’s your scene?

I wouldn’t say I have a specific scene, I like to think I have a diverse taste when it comes to music but I would mainly focus on hip hop.

For more information about the Bank of Melbourne finalists, visit Scene News.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.