Making it in a country that has banned your genre isn’t easy, but Higher Brothers have proven they’re the ones to take Chinese hiphop global. Gaining mass internet adoration, MaSiWei, Psy.P, Melo and DZknow are one of the most exciting rap crews coming out of Asia right now. Hailing from Chengdu and part of the phenomenal 88rising label, we hang out with the guys in Shanghai during their first ever Asian tour.

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38 COMMENTS

  1. Omg I love them i wish others like PG One or Tizzy gets more attention. ( btw aren't there a ban for hiphop in china now?)

  2. 你们来米兰意大利的时候???🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹

  3. Street fashion is not fucking gucci and supreme. I LOVE Higher Brothers but these people are mad dumb on the opinion of street fashion

  4. its like i like their music , but its tiring seeing my culture as a caricature for all these Asian rappers, do they even understand the struggle behind rap and trap movement in america where it was started by US,black Americans ?????????? just some tea, i feel the same about 88rising

  5. Issa no for me. If black people do this then were ghetto, hood rats and have no class. But when it's asians do this it's cute, trendy and ground breaking. Keep it.

  6. Next, let's sing about the Chinese government and all the animal abuse in the country! Thank G-d For our Freedom, G-d Bless America and all our soldiers!

  7. Take hiphop to the next level by rapping about the people in Tibet who have no freedom and all of the animals that die a brutal death in China and all the pollution China is causing to the atmosphere, the world! Be a true gangsta!

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