24 KARAT KEV isn't the hero we deserve on debut single, Chinatown Champs
He's the one we need right now.
Christopher Kevin Au has spent the past few years gaining a name for himself as one of Australia's forefront voices on all things hip hoop, chatting to the likes of DJ Kahled, Kendrick Lamar and even Ice Cube FOR US. Today though, enter the world of his own rap alter ego - 24 KARAT KEV, and his debut single, Chinatown Champs. Tackling life as an adolescent Asian in Australia, the track states its intention early with an old sound byte from Pauline Hanson denouncing the rise of Asian immigrants in Australia some 20 years ago:
"This song is obviously written from the perspective of growing up Asian, but I hope that others can listen to this song and find pride in who they are. This is for any minority who has been made to feel worthless because of the colour of their skin. I hope to fly the Asian flag with pride, just like Jin, Jet Li and Jeff from The Wiggles have done in the past."
Impeccably produced by DJ Chardonnay (Wordlife/Motorik), and shot by the Yee Boys, who in the past have worked with the likes of Zeds Dead, Diplo and Ghostface Killah, Chinatown Champs is the complete package - part piss-take, part rousing anthem, part social commentary and overall absolute rap jam, it's the first taste of his debut EP The Eulogy: Looking Pho Revenge, set for release in 2017. And we can't wait.
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