Words by Julius Tabios. Photo of Kim Lee and Yung Raja by All Is Amazing
If you're a fan of ballin' beats and rad rhymes then the Yo! MTV Raps Party hosted by .WAV(Y) should already be on your radar. To celebrate the launch of MTV Asia's latest show featuring scores of rappers (31, at last count) from across Asia, we've joined with our .WAV(Y) friends to throw a party at Zouk | Phuture in Singapore on Wednesday, April 24.
Catch special performances by the Yo! MTV Raps hosts Yung Raja and Kim Lee, backed by .WAV(Y)'s Deejay XG and PRAV, plus Zouk's very own Nash D to bring the beats into the wee hours.
Music isn't the only highlight of the event. There's also going to be a Yo! Photo Wall curated by .WAV(Y) that's sure to be worthy of your Instagram feeds, plus get a sneak peek of Yo! MTV Raps on screens inside the club.
PRAV shared the humble beginnings of .WAV(Y): "We've been doing it for over 3 years now," he said. "We started out the concept of .WAV(Y) at a small bar along Haji Lane with the idea of just throwing a party for like-minded people who are into hip hop and streetwear culture. It was all done through word of mouth and passing of flyers back then. We had a small crowd of only five people on our first night, and it's just grown exponentially over time with a steady following."
Sounds like the trajectory of hip hop as a whole – there's a whole lot to celebrate, and we're just getting started.
Head on down to the Yo! MTV Raps Party, happening Wednesday, 24 April from 10:00pm at Zouk | Phuture. Learn more and RSVP at the Facebook event page, grab your tickets at Eventbrite.sg, and check out more from the show at www.mtvasia.com/yoMTVraps. Shout-out to our pals at .WAV(Y), Phuture, and Kwang Sia!
Feeling competitive? We've got a ticket giveaway contest going on right now on our Instagram – enter here!