Wall of Fame: Rittesh Sikri: The Lyrical Rapper
Born and brought up in Kolkata. He was average at La Martiniere School for Boys. He could not make out much in academics but he excelled in boxing and rugby and represented his school in inter-school tournaments. Later he studied BBA from J.D. Birla Institute of Management. It was at JDBIM where his charm worked and he ended up becoming a pretty known face because he was working at a popular nightclub back then as a resident DJ. He likes rap music and tries variation in his productions. He has developed a groove that he calls MONO DUB which is basically imbedding DUB STEP style of music in to EDM/HOUSE music.
Rittesh’s role models:
Michael Jackson, AR Rehman, DJ Sanjay Dutta and Austen.
He joined the school choir, initially to bunk class and getting the extra free meals but eventually music seized him. Last 2 years of school was tough
1. What was your reaction to the bullies you faced?
2. Was it easy to make it from that bullied butt to the DJ star now?
3. DJ as a career?
For Rittesh greatest achievements are still not met. But yes he is highly ambitious. His greatest achievement would be when the world recognizes the talent of an Indian DJ who can sit in India but still make the world dance.
You can also explore Rittesh’ work at his Facebook Page