From the venue:
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show begins at 8:00 PM. All ages welcome.
“The current breakout stars of the Chinese hip-hop world” (The New York Times), Higher Brothers are defining what it means to be Chinese in an increasingly globalized, internet-fueled world. Recently named ‘2018 Hip Hop Artist Of The Year’ by Netease — one of China’s top music streaming platforms — and featured extensively by international media like CNN, Vice News, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, and more, Higher Brothers are already the most heralded rappers in Chinese history. Hailing from Chengdu in mainland China, members Masiwei, Psy.P, Dzknow, and Melo are proving that “language barriers aren’t an issue and all that matters is the music” (Pigeons & Planes).
Higher Brothers’ upcoming studio album Five Stars is positioned to be the biggest Chinese hip-hop album in history. The first and only China-born rap group to achieve international success, the Higher Brothers’ sound mirrors their high-energy hybridized spirit, combining simple English hooks with infectious Mandarin flows to create melodic bops and explosive bass-kicking bangers. A true global crossover album, Five Stars boasts notable collaborations, including production from K Swisha, Cookin Soul, Joji, Richie Souf, FrancisGotHeat and features from Denzel Curry, Ski Mask The Slump God, J.I.D, Soulja Boy, Guapdad4000, KOHH, NIKI, and Rich Brian. With their sophomore album on the way and more unexpected collaborations coming in the new year, “Higher Brothers’ success story is more than a tale about four kids “making it”— it’s emblematic of a bigger trend towards globalization in hip-hop” (GQ).