Rapper Inderpaul puts success down to help from God after BBC airs song
PUBLISHED: 15:18 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:18 26 February 2018
A rapper from Romford who has had success after appearing on BBC Asian Network and Spotify has put his success down to help from God.
Inderpaul Sandhu, who was born in Barking, but has lived in Romford since he was 16-years-old, said that he found the confidence he was looking to perform in fronts of thousands of people after asking God for advice.
The 27-year-olds single ‘Money ain’t a thing’ made track of the week on BBC Asian Network, was track of the month on BBC London and was playlisted by Spotify.
He said that it was like “a movie that just kept getting better.”
“My mum and sister had been just saying in the house that she was worried about me, as I had given up my job and they were just hoping that something would come through, and then as my sister left the house my track came on the radio and my phone went mad and people were ringing me to say that they had heard it.”
Inderpaul said that growing up he didn’t really see anyone like him on TV, but knew that he wanted to be involved in music.
He said: “Growing up as an Asian what all I saw was white or black faces, there was no-one like me.”
As a teenager he would express himself by writing poetry, but it wasn’t until he was in his 20s when he turned to Christianity that he found his feet in the music scene.
He said walking home one Sunday from church he asked God for “the confidence to perform” and that the very next week he was asked by his pastor to organise an outreach event for his church in Canary Wharf.
“I believe that God has helped me find my way, and that without the church then I wouldn’t be where I am now.”
Whilst writing the sound track for the event he became friends with Unique Creation - another rapper who was at the church - and now their friendship has blossomed and as part of their group FMG UK (Freedom Music Group) they have toured venues across the country.
The pair along with rapper Feedem have played to sold out crowds at venues in Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry and London.
One of Inderpauls dreams is to play Madison Square Gardens and Glastonbury, and said that he feels the only way he wants to visit these places is if he is playing them.
“I want to play big gigs and venues, and in the next five years I believe I can do it.”
The self confessed tearaway said that some of his greatest influences include watching poets like Shihan and Daniel Beaty on Def Poetry Jam, and his sister’s music taste.
He said that his sister who is ten years older than him used to play a lot of different music from Oasis to reggae such as Red Rack.
He said: “She used to listen to so much variety, she had such an eclectic taste, and that helped me hear a lot of stuff that I’d not heard before.”
The rapper said that his latest single “Compromise” was written while he was drunk on a night bus, and said: “I was the guy you pretend you can’t see or hear. It really hit me when I got on the bus though, ‘and now I’m in a right state, the moments a moment, but the echo, the echo’s for life mate’ thus the song Compromise was born.”
He said: ‘We’ve all been there, we’ve all done things we knew better than to do, we’ve all let things slide when we should of challenged them.
“Examining ourselves is something we all need to do for growth.
“Not only have I grown but I got a pretty cool song too.”
Inderpaul’s latest single ‘Compromise’ is available now download and to hear more of his music visit www.youtube.com/inderpaulsandhu