3 Feb 2023, Fri, 8pm
Esplanade Annexe Studio
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The first of its kind in Singapore, the inaugural SINMAHUI 新马会 is a yearly gathering produced by DRINK Entertainment, showcasing the top Mandarin hip-hop artists from Singapore and Malaysia.
At the show's helm is Singapore rapper ShiGGa Shay, recognised for his earworm bangers. On the roster as well are recognisable Mandarin hip-hop acts, Tosh Rock and Zadon. Rounding off the line-up are promising newcomers, J.M3 and Cykko.
Dato' Maw, a key proponent of Malaysia’ Chinese hip-hop scene and the representative of Malaysia in Rap of China 2019, crosses the border for his debut performance in Singapore. Adding on to the line-up are Malaysian hip-hop crews S.A.C and Ringgit Mob, who bring their own brand of trap-inflected songs and R&B music.
Get hyped and relish in the distinctive sounds and styles of hip-hop unique to SINMAHUI 新马会!
in::music showcases some of the most inspiring Chinese singer-songwriters & bands performing their originals.
Contains infrequent use of coarse language.
Standing room only.
Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.
ShiGGa Shay's earworm bangers and body of work encompassing self-explorations have become synonymous with Singaporean hip hop. His artistry is influenced by a wide range of sounds, owing to his Asian roots and heritage. His most recent work, I AM U, a five-track EP, has received almost two million streams across all platforms. Additionally, his single uRight features internationally renowned Korean-American rapper Jay Park. ShiGGa Shay's presence on multiple stages and festivals—Singapore's National Day Parade, Singapore Day, Ultra Singapore, Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Concert—attests to his influence on local culture. ShiGGa Shay also has performed internationally, notably at the White House State Dinner Afterparty in Washington.
Tosh Rock first broke into the YouTube scene in late 2010, building a loyal cult following with his vlogs. In 2012, he was discovered by director Jack Neo to star in the movie Ah Boys To Men, which made him a household name. Having been part of the B-boy community since he was 13, Tosh has represented Singapore at international B-boy competitions with his crew Radikal Forze. In 2018, he released the rap single Wihayo, followed by his 2019 viral hit Berry The Vulgar, which has 631k views on YouTube and 446k streams on Spotify to date.
Zadon is a Singaporean Mandarin R&B hip hop recording artist, producer and songwriter. He was one of the composers for Frontline Soldiers, the theme song for Singaporean hit movie Ah Boys to Men 4. Zadon has also composed Fix You And Me, a song performed by Filipino songstress Kayla Alvarez. Some of the artists he has produced and written for include Tosh Rock, Wang Weiliang, Sam Rui, Li Suo, Jayley and Hayley Woo. Zadon released his debut Chinese single Adios in July 2017, followed by a collaboration Harley in 2018 with Tosh Rock.
Embodying silent strength with a rebellious spirit, J.M3 (pronounced as Jamie) is fiery, inventive, and playful, as evident in her energetic, rapid verses. With a strong vocal presence, J.M3 was selected to represent Singapore at the inaugural ASEAN Music Festival 2020. Originally releasing her repertoire in English, her bilingual abilities shone through with her SingVoice track, Lady, which was also her first foray into Mandopop. J.M3 is set to pursue her own unique sonic representation and versatility with her major label releases Hot Sauce, Castle and don't lmk with Warner Music Singapore.
A fresh face on the hip hop scene, Cykko began his rap career in 2019, focusing on emo and melody-based rap performances and music production. He has released 14 singles in the past 18 months and has published works with other young rappers such as TE, 100 Muda, etc. In 2020, he collaborated with other singer-songwriters to write the theme song Go for a Drive for Delusion Carnival’s anime-style mobile game. Having released his debut EP on 27 May 2022, the young rapper is set to release more future classics in 2023.
Dato' Maw was known for starting a wave of "Cina" hip hop music, a genre that utilise Malaysian Chinese slang, infusing multiple languages and dialects into rap music. His very own unique interpretation has also been celebrated by multiple international brands, being signed by Tiger Beer as Tiger Roar 2019 campaign artist, being one of four of Levi's Music Project 2020 artist, #TEAMLIN-ING campaign artist, Jameson Whiskey campaign artist, and more.
Comprising four rappers born and raised in Johor, Malaysia, S.A.C/东南亚CINA' is a rap crew that was founded in the middle of 2019. The group pairs irreverent lyrics with cheeky delivery to create catchy earworms, with a sound influenced by trap and infused with Malaysian slang and languages. The crew’s name means “Southeast Asia Cina”, to represent their own identity as Malaysian Chinese. At the end of 2020, S.A.C signed to Ban Huat Sdn. Bhd., a collective and label at the forefront of pushing Malaysian Chinese hip hop forward to regional and global stages.
Formed in 2018, Ringgit Mob comprises Yung Flexx, Buddha Joe, Boomit and FR. With the Malaysian currency ‘Ringgit’ in the group name, Ringgit Mob hopes to shape the local hip hop scene, setting their eyes to place Malaysia on the world stage of Chinese hip hop. With the abbreviation ‘RM’, which is the same as the Malaysian currency abbreviation, the crew shows an unwavering spirit and determination to represent Malaysia in the world of hip hop.
3 Feb 2023, Fri
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