Enter SHNTI, kiyo, Hero, O $IDE MAFIA & Peaceful Gemini
The world champion DJ is storytelling in a different way
“Repping the culture comes naturally”
Hip Hop turns 50 interview with one of the legendary producers, engineers, & mixers of the Golden Er ...
“We believe that every artist, regardless of status, should focus on building organic communities wh ...
The Hip Hop is 50 celebrations continue as LiFTED interviews legends in the game
Dive into Burmese Hip Hop
The Magic Man was everywhere
Thailand's OGs made a triumphant return to the scene over the last 12 months
I’m a Hip Hop artist and that’s what I wanna be forever. I don’t think I’ll go full K-pop, but there ...
88rising's marquee star is now hitting Hollywood
RAMENGVRL represents Indonesia to the core
The big boss MC finished first on The Big Boss & changed the game in India
The Korean MC rocked the globe this year
The hottest MC in the hottest country for Asian Hip Hop
Even with a hint of retirement, Jay Park runs Asian Hip Hop
An exclusive interview with Asia's number one MC on the 2023 LiFTED 50 list
The second time LiFTED ranked Asia’s top 50 MCs was even harder
The Singaporean MC digs deep into his psyche & opens up on his headspace
“It’s Far East Disney with a side of chaos, Punk rebellion, Miami heat, Korean spice & family love.”
From freestyling in the lunch room to performing at Rolling Loud, the Thai rapper is all about level ...
Over 100 Hip Hop artists from the East & West gave show-stopping performances
“Hip Hop is something that is embedded in our DNA. We grew up with Hip Hop. We eat from Hip Hop. We ...
As people arrive for Rolling Loud’s first edition in Asia, check out LiFTED’s guide to Pattaya
“I just wanted to bring artists on tracks that I thought would elevate the project”
“I like to compare my life to a lotus, born out of the mud into a beautiful flower.”
30 years on, the Clan rocks a new generation of fans at Clockenflap & LiFTED was there for an exclus ...
“It was a struggle to get here, but I’m so much happier. That’s all that matters to me”
LiFTED picks 5 essential Wu-Tang tracks to rap along to this Sunday
“I am not too bothered about fitting into one certain music genre. I just love the freedom of doing ...
Featuring cuts from Higher Brothers, VAVA, MC JIN, ShiGGa Shay & Namewee
“The truth is very powerful.”
Enter SNAILGOD, RIFF, ASMAI, Swanz & Supahmiyagi
LiFTED looks deep into the oracle to predict what will be hot in 2023
The Storyville Mosquito has 20 mini sets, 75 puppets, 8 live cameras, 3 turntables & a string trio
The magic that needs to be experienced to be believed
“It is important for me to have Tagalog words in my songs. Not only does it let my listeners know I’ ...
The talent pool keeps growing and growing
2022 was a banner year for Asian Hip Hop videos
As people arrive for 88rising’s Head in the Clouds, check out the LiFTED guide to clubs, streetwear ...
2022 was better than 2021 and 2020, but that bar is really low
As people arrive for 88rising’s Head in the Clouds, check out the LiFTED guide to clubs, record stor ...
Enter: FORCEPARKBOIS, Hullera, DATO’ MAW, Chronicalz & MeerFly
Taiwan’s leading female street artist makes the move from the streets to the gallery
“More life, more music, more good vibes & smiles”
Enter: AE$OP CA$H, Mary Sue, Bazeel, BGourd & ABANGSAPAU
The former amateur boxer gives out some tips on ‘the purest form of competition’
H1GHR Music’s in-house producer makes magic while his cat judges him
The Bay Area MC is manifesting that Jackie Chan collab
“Hip hop was always my favorite genre because it allows you to storytell”
“Our vision has always focused on making music that tells a story and captures experiences that have ...
UTH connects, supports & brings out the best in all the artists
“Music makes me what I am now”
“My goal is to always stand out like how I usually do and make the chaotic music I wanna make”
“Sometimes I act like I’m ratchet. It makes me feel free & breaks the stereotype of the Asian female ...
“I see myself being the standard of what it means to be an Asian Hip Hop artist in the decades to co ...
These artists are all ready to break out this year
The School of Dreams founder shares his thoughts on Hip Hop as well as his massive boombox collectio ...
In Mongolia YouTube is everything, and Mrs M owns it
JP The Wavy has perfected a formula of rhyming over funky Trap beats that never gets boring
Thailand’s Youngohm is a brave superstar
VannDa is really putting Cambodian Hip Hop on the map
Jagermeister is providing creative grants to help boost Asian Hip Hop talent in 5 countries
RAMENGVRL has everything going in the right direction
The Korean OGs are having a killer 2022
The young superstar is poised to dominate Asian Hip Hop for a long time
The South Korean superstar has done a lot for Asian Hip Hop
Asian Hip Hop’s top 50 artists ranked
“When you have millions of views on YouTube, it becomes your tool to show them that you da shit.”
The DJ & producer is doing things that no one has ever experienced before
A snapshot of the new era of Hip Hop in Vietnam
“My medium is music & art, and nothing great comes out of working alone”
“I am a symbol of the perception of change that is possible within this society”
Be kind clothing label’s founder creates club-ready bespoke knit pieces
“We slowly figured things out & once the music started catching some eyes, we never let off the gas”
“You have the freedom to create whatever you want based on whatever you like.”
With nearly 350,000 followers on Instagram, Rita Ishizuka is taking the internet by storm
“I never liked studying or reading, but if it’s about gaming, I am willing to dig into articles and ...
“I love how people react to street art. It doesn’t matter if they are thrilled or shocked, it still ...
LiFTED talked to 6 Asian Hip Hop artists about Lunar New Year traditions
“We are nerds at heart, but if you touch any one of us, we’d have each other's back like a real gang ...
LiFTED’s predictions for Asian Hip Hop in 2022 & beyond
LiFTED writers choose their favorites of the year
It was a very good year for Asian Hip Hop
The best up & coming Hip Hop talent in Asia
A list of 10 was impossible, so we added a few honorable mentions
The project is a conversation between China & Black America in an age of pandemic & protest
It’s been an ugly year. Where do we even begin?
“Graffiti & Hip Hop culture was & still is a way to connect to any culture & country I go to paint”
“I just went with my gut feeling and did a lot of things spontaneously”
The healthier hustler preaches mindfulness & wellness while rapping her daily affirmations
PLEASE RECONNECT CONTROLLER is a ‘fun, colorful movie filled with randomness, happiness, & heartbrea ...
Put this on and all the members of Squid Game will start doing TikTok dances
The Filipino Hip Hop trailblazer looks back on his career
“I don't like to set limits on my own direction or creativity”
Spray painted street poems in China are grabbing attention
“I am my own inspo. Nuff said. Whatever I am, whatever I do, my younger self would’ve been incredibl ...
LiFTED chats with 2 of the 5 finalists for Vans Musicians Wanted Asia Pacific
"I channeled that big D energy and kinda winged it. I may be a girl, but I can be THE man, too!"
A guide for the mystical journey of Marvel’s first superhero movie with an Asian lead
The rapper morphs into a director for #WaldoLostInTaiwan
“The importance of history is so that we can learn from our ancestors’ mistakes & not repeat them.”
Hip Hop birthday is August 11 so we compare some Hip Hop superstars to their Asian counterparts
“I was impressed by the uniqueness of graffiti. It is conventional and accessible to everyone."
"Barbie is a beacon for my inner child"
After redefining Vietnamese Hip Hop, the 5-man crew has their eyes set on bigger things
“We used to see ourselves as a family of misfits, but now the world will call us Olympians”
The rapper drops new album No Nê & talks about her musical journey of discovery
The Taiwanese DJ talks about moving to LA, love for RayRay, and growing a community on Twitch
“Mental health should be everyone’s first priority, especially in the entertainment industry”
“I do hope the least I could do is open the door for queer rappers after me”
“I want to touch Asia because the music scene is so diverse and rich with talent”
b2 Music and VIBE magazine release their fourth compilation in the series
His goal is to inspire & spread joy with music, fashion, & vibes
The Cambodian DJ picks five soulful albums that promise to brighten your day
While anime has influenced Hip Hop in many ways, the reverse is also true
Tabia has that “element of relatability with an underlying current of authenticity”
An insider in the West Coast Hip Hop scene breaks down his love for photography
We’ve got the scoop on Japan’s hottest MCs, parties & anime
Alex de Mora gets under the skin of the Mongolian Hip Hop scene
Mongolia’s top rapper Mrs M has been putting the work in
A huge area on the side of a cliff is turning into a Hip Hop paradise
His new 10-song album collabs with 12 different artists
KYH is credited with kickstarting the Cambodian Hip Hop scene by letting young artists tell their re ...
Travelin’ Matt gives a true insider’s view of Bangkok’s Hip Hop scene
An East-West journey through Bohan Phoenix’s Hip Hop genesis
Under the radar Hip Hop that previews what comes next
Daft Punk is dead! Long live Daft Punk!
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