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Published on May 19th, 2016 | by Jerry Doby

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Hello Taiwan US Tour features hottest Asian artists ready to battle for Brooklyn

Cherry Plum Media-logo-black-smGot Barz?! Well then, Taiwan’s hottest Hip-Hop heads are invading Brooklyn as part of the Hello Taiwan US Tour 2016 and they are laying down the gauntlet inviting the city’s finest to toe the line and step up to the mic!

While the challenge is not directed at anyone specific, these Hip-Hop aficionados are opening up the stage for NYC rappers to show their stuff side by side with the Taiwanese delegation.

One of the most famous, at least here in America, is the one and only Dwagie (Dog G in English), who has collabed with the legendary Nas, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Mobb Deep and the Wu!!!! The lyrical mastermind made international news and headlines as the first and only rapper to get the revered Dalai Lama to appear in his music video…that’s powerful!

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dwagie last year in January and his outlook reflects such an awareness of the world and its issues, that his music has managed to attract media outlets like CNN, Time Magazine, Reuters and more…check out his earlier interview with The Hype Magazine here.

If you are interested in stepping up to the plate, check out the announcement below. Fans of Hip-Hop can witness the epic performances and battles for free!

ICONIC ASIAN HIP HOP STAR DWAGIE (NAS / DALAI LAMA) PLAYS SHOWS AT SOBS NYC AND TRANS PECOS BROOKLYN

TWO All-Taiwanese hip-hop shows at SOBS and Trans Pecos – will conclude the Hello Taiwan US Tour 2016 featuring Taiwan’s most exciting hip-hop artists.

DWAGIE    Taiwan’s most famous hip-hop star. He has collaborated with Nas, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Mobb Deep and Wu Tang and has been featured by TIME Magazine, CNN, BBC, Reuters, The Times (UK)

LIL MAN    Downtempo young hip hop star with R&B influenced beats and a smooth vocal delivery, LIL MAN has 3 million hits on Youtube

PARAMOUNT    Cool hip hop pop band using traditional Asian instruments with a male rapper and cute female singers and musicians

BR AKA BUZZ RHYME   Probably the most famous Chinese-language freestyle rapper, with a specialization in crazy tongue-twisters

RPG   New generation hip-hop artist with a strong following

HANDSOME   Taiwan’s rising hip-hop star. Champion of the Third Annual MADSTREET Showdown, Champion of Diss RBL – Fifth Battle, and Founder of Taiwan’s “Rapper Revolution”

CK-700  OG MC from Taipei, CK-700 was a party MC before becoming a recording artist, lending his flow a natural feel for US ears.

TOUR INFORMATION

The 2016 HELLO TAIWAN Tour started in San Francisco on May 15, and will run through Richmond VA, Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, and Baltimore MD.

The musicians will feature as a part of the huge annual PASSPORT TO TAIWAN annual festival in Union Square, New York City on Sunday May 22, 12pm – 5pm as a family-friendly celebration of Taiwanese American culture, arts and food.

The SOBS show is an over-21 event showcasing the best of Taiwan’s vibrant hip hop scene, with past headliner stars playing this iconic NYC club including Q-Tip, Sean Paul, Kanye West, Common, M.I.A, Mos Def and Cypress Hill amongst many more legends of hip hop-based music.

The Trans Pecos show in Brooklyn will feature the HELLO TAIWAN US Tour artists alongside special guests from New York’s hip-hop community, TBA.

The HELLO TAIWAN US Tour celebrates Taiwanese American Heritage Week, as designated by Congress in 1999 as an annual celebration. All artists touring the US have flown in from Taiwan with assistance from Kung Fu Entertainment and the Cultural Center of Taipei.

TRANS PECOS – BROOKLYN SHOW INFORMATION

DATE: MONDAY MAY 23, 2016 TIME: 9PM – LATE

ADDRESS: TRANS PECOS, 915 WYCKOFF AVENUE, NY 11385 ADMISSION: FREE

SOBS – NEW YORK CITY SHOW INFORMATION

DATE: THURSDAY MAY 26, 2016 TIME: 6PM – 9PM

ADDRESS: SOBS, 204 VARICK STREET, NEW YORK CITY 10014 ADMISSION: FREE, OVER 21

 


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