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The LiFTED 50 Number 7: RAMENGVRL

RAMENGVRL represents Indonesia to the core

LiFTED | LiFTED StAFF | 11 Jul 2023

The LiFTED 50 List

The LiFTED 50 Number 1: DIVINE

The LiFTED 50 Number 2: Jay Park

The LiFTED 50 Number 3: YOUNGOHM

The LiFTED 50 Number 4: pH-1

The LiFTED 50 Number 5: MC MC STΔN

The LiFTED 50 Number 6: VannDa

Since we last checked in, RAMENGVRL has been continuing to represent Indonesia in a way that some other, more well-known artists like Rich Brian and Warren Hue just can’t. Why? For one thing, she never left the place. She is still based in Jakarta and is often found in Bali. Even though she rhymes almost exclusively in English, you can tell she’s an Indo girl at heart. There’s no artifice about RAMENGVRL; she is who she is and doesn’t try to front otherwise. She has been dropping fun, witty, slightly controversial songs and videos since she arrived on the scene in 2016 with ‘I’m Da Man.’ She has a knack for catchy hooks and she can spit. In Hip Hop, these are the formulas for success.

So far in 2023, she hasn’t been as prolific with releases, but she still had a great year. She’s collaborated with South Korea’s pH-1 on ‘Ain’t No MF’ [add BRYN and Ash-B for the remix] and Singapore’s Yung Raja on ‘Ming Ling.’ Plus, she signed on with Warner Music’s ASIATIC label and has been recently dropping videos and merch with her own Going Noodles brand. She’s set herself up to be a real boss in this industry, and we do not doubt that she will be.