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 ...
“Our vision is to get that first global superstar out of Southeast Asia”
Enter: FORCEPARKBOIS, Hullera, DATO’ MAW, Chronicalz & MeerFly
“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
“I worked with producers I haven’t worked with before to explore an even bigger spectrum of sounds”
The Bay Area MC is manifesting that Jackie Chan collab
“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”
"We see ourselves being the hottest young rapper crew in all of Vietnam in the near future.”
“Sometimes I act like I’m ratchet. It makes me feel free & breaks the stereotype of the Asian female ...
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
All roads in Filipino Hip Hop go through Gloc-9
Thailand’s Youngohm is a brave superstar
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
DIVINE keeps making all the right moves
The South Korean superstar has done a lot for Asian Hip Hop
“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”
"It’s true that art comes from pain, but I’d rather share positive vibes."
“I am a symbol of the perception of change that is possible within this society”
“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 just want to create music that fulfills me and hopefully makes people feel good too.”
“I love how people react to street art. It doesn’t matter if they are thrilled or shocked, it still ...
“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 Cambodian MC on blowing up, Khmer music, & what comes next in 2022
The best up & coming Hip Hop talent in Asia
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”
Jiggie Boy energizes his fan base by keeping it really real
The healthier hustler preaches mindfulness & wellness while rapping her daily affirmations
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
Fans in need of a boost get one more shot of ‘lyrical caffeine’
“I am my own inspo. Nuff said. Whatever I am, whatever I do, my younger self would’ve been incredibl ...
"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.”
The LiFTED interview plus an exclusive remix of 'Mask Up' from one of Asian Hip Hop’s major players
Hip Hop birthday is August 11 so we compare some Hip Hop superstars to their Asian counterparts
"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 certified-platinum rapper tells us wussup with collabs, Minneapolis, & China tours
The Taiwanese DJ talks about moving to LA, love for RayRay, and growing a community on Twitch
“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
“Hip Hop really saved my life”
The Cambodian DJ picks five soulful albums that promise to brighten your day
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
“Do not be restrained by formality. Be sincere to the art form.”
Mongolia’s top rapper Mrs M has been putting the work in
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
How often does Ramengvrl watch anime? Every single day
Under the radar Hip Hop that previews what comes next
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