Asian rappers bring hip-hop to the most popular mobile online battle game in the world

Asian talent has been on the rise, showcasing that they are more than lyricists, but artists passionate about creativity.

At the launch of Mobile Legend: Bang Bang Esports in 2017, no one predicted just how large a platform the mobile online battle arena (MOBA) game would grow to be. Expanding internationally, it hosts tournaments in Europe, Middle East and North America. Now, 5 rappers known in the Asian hip-hop scene have brought their talents into the gaming world alongside the most popular MOBA game. These artists are polarizing the way hip-hop is integrated into the world and showcasing its diversity. They are ShiGGa Shay from Singapore, Joe Flizzow from Malaysia, King Promdi from the Philippines, Yung Hugo from Myanmar, and Dycal Siahaan from Indonesia.

The collaboration that sparked a union between the 5 Asian rap greats and Mobile Legends was the formation of music, not just any music, but one that created an anthem that would show hip-hop in a new light. With Mobile Legend making their beat exclusive to the five rappers for a beat remix, they each took on the track with their native style and sound. The end result were new dimensions to the song and video that acted as proof of the talent Asian rappers hold within them. Different flows, varying rhythms, unique languages, each placed their personality and heart into the track, giving rise to something that will inspire and motivate the world to fight, and never give up no matter the twists and turns of life. They are breaking barriers in hip-hop, using music to transcend beyond, and bring change to the world simultaneously.

Hip-hop is no longer just a genre of music within Asia. It has evolved into something more, something pervasive, adopting its own culture. It’s a living breathing movement that continues to expand across different fields and ventures, bringing the passion and love of hip-hop throughout the whole of Asia, displaying the versatility and talent of the rappers leading the charge to what’s to come.

Check out the original anthem of Mobile Legend and prepare to be submerged when the stylistic mixes created by ShiGGa Shay, Joe Flizzow, King Promdi, Yung Hugo, and Dycal Siahaan are released for your listening pleasure.

Original Song: https://youtu.be/CPlIknIEAAE

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