Ujjy

The less I think of boundaries, the broader it gets: UJJY keys into his optimistic approach to existential hip-hop

Stepping into a method actor’s shoes, rapper/producer Ujjval Suri aka UJJY decodes his creative process. “I think of each record as a house,” he tells A Humming Heart. “I ask myself: Does it have windows? Who lives in it? What year is it? How’s the political climate outside?” 

For the Vancouver-based artist, this approach was critical to his conceptual debut record, 2018’s Thank God 4 Death allegorising a dark phase in his early 20s. According to UJJY, “The house kept changing until I realised the windows were my eyes and I could hear my parents outside but they couldn’t hear me. From that metaphor, we arrive at a coma, at which point the story of TG4D unfolds.”

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