Rapper roundup: introducing the four fab hosts of Yo! MTV Raps

11 April 2019

Photo of hosts by All Is Amazing

HOSTS | EPISODE 1 | EPISODE 2 | EPISODE 3 | EPISODE 4 | EPISODE 5 (coming soon!)


With the new season of Yo! MTV Raps upon us, we know it can be a little overwhelming getting to know all these talented rappers from across Asia. Rapper roundup will introduce you to each and every one of the 30+ artists on the show, helping you de-cypher your Youngohm from your YunB and your Basick from your Flowsik.

First up: our four regulars, the hosts!
 

Yung Raja: Host

Singapore

Standout single: Mustafa

Returning from hosting last year's Yo! MTV Raps special episode, the charismatic Yung Raja delivers smooth lines and sports a self-described "fresh style". The Asia Spotlight artist performs in both Tamil and English, one of many rappers on the show whose lyrics feature multiple languages.

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Kim Lee: Host

Vietnam/USA

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

While not a rapper per se, Kim Lee is a huge hip hop head who celebrates the scene with her Mixcloud sets. The DJ, producer and model co-hosts the show with Yung Raja while randomly jetting off to Los Angeles to Check In with US-based rappers such as Jay Park, Dumbfoundead and Saweetie. (And on the EDM front, she's just released her "Mind Games" EP)


Joe Flizzow: Cypher Boss

Malaysia

Standout single: Sampai Jadi

The Godfather of Southeast Asia's hip hop scene champions Asian talent with his 16 Baris series – which makes him the perfect fit to head the 4-rapper Cypher battle. And of course he's rhyming machine himself, fresh off a victory for Best Southeast Asian Act at the 2018 EMAs held in November.

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Zamaera: Game Master

Malaysia

Standout single: Z vs Z

This rising rapper took last year's Yo! MTV Raps cypher by storm. This time round Zamaera returns as the Game Master, heading up the hip hop trivia segment What's Good in every episode. Meanwhile on the music front, she's just released her debut EP, 'Z'.

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Check back in the coming weeks for more rappers in the Rapper Roundup series – follow them to discover lit new hip hop from across Asia. And stay plugged in to our YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for a whole lot more of Yo! MTV Raps goodness. It gets even better from here, fam!


HOSTS | EPISODE 1 | EPISODE 2 | EPISODE 3 | EPISODE 4 | EPISODE 5 (coming soon!)

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