VIBE URBAN ASIA STORIES: 'Restart' with Haysen Cheng
Hong Kong rapper Haysen Cheng has been quietly building an intensely loyal fanbase since his critically acclaimed mixtape ‘Durags and Chopsticks’ was released in 2019. Between then and now, he has put out a number of freestyles and singles, including ‘Two-Step’ with fellow Hong Konger Doughboy.
His gruff baritone makes him instantly recognizable on the Chinese rap landscape, but don’t sleep on his lyrics. They are full of real-world wisdom - especially for a 21-year-old. His latest single ‘Restart’ is typically gritty and direct, talking about maturing and growing as an artist through everyday things, like wanting a pair of ‘Brons or a feature from another rapper. Now, with more experience and game, he has the confidence to say he was ‘Born rich had to start again from the gutter’ as an artist. His recent freestyle ‘The Price of Hate’ blew up the message board on LiFTED's FREESTYLE SUNDAYS feature. Seriously, Haysen Cheng is one to watch.
Follow Haysen Cheng's Instagram and listen to 'Restart' below.