Without a doubt, these guys know how to spit sick bars and drop heavy beats. Just take a look at Korea, China, Taiwan, and you can see the influence of hip-hop in not just the music, but in their fashion sense and attitude as well. Case study numero uno , Rich Chigga. Since then, Chigga has gone on to release several other songs and has toured the United States. Talk about getting dat money.
Long lurking in the shadow of Asia's pop establishment, hip-hop has experienced a tectonic shift in popularity as crews like 88rising a global squad comprising artists from China, Japan, South Korea, the U. The result is a cross-cultural movement that has inspired a generation of Asian kids starved for a familiar-looking face in the crowded rap universe, and earned the respect of contemporaries from Ghostface Killah to Playboi Carti. Our editors regularly update this playlist—if you hear something you like, add it to your library. Sign In. Listen Now Browse Radio Search. Jay Park. ShiGGa Shay.
Asian hip hop is a heterogeneous musical genre that covers all hip hop music as recorded and produced by artists of Asian origin. The Philippines is known to have had the first hip-hop music scene in Asia since the early s, largely due to the country's historical connections with the United States The intimate relationship between hip-hop culture and the large Filipino American community along the United States West Coast naturally resulted in the exportation of rap music back to the Philippines. Numerous cassette tapes, videos, books and magazines concerning hip hop issues and popular rap artists would be sent out by Filipinos to family members back in the islands. The towns and barrios surrounding the numerous American military bases that were scattered throughout that country such as Clark Air Base in Angeles City and Subic Bay Naval Base in Olongapo were among the earliest to be exposed to the culture; as contact with African-American, Filipino American and Latino servicemen resulted in some of the earliest exposure the locals had to the new musical genre. They are known to be the first rap records from Asia.