With its retro themed visuals, the "Kobe24" video from BEIJING BOIZ plays like a 32-bit artifact from the days of Shockwave Flash and dial-up modems - but their sound is distinctly modern. As the crew's rappers drop confident bars in English and Mandarin, producer SWU weaves SoundCloud trap together with traditional Chinese instruments. The meme-filled video plays off the crew's ability to balance self-aware humor with serious musical chops.
BEIJING BOIZ is an audio and visual creative collective with members based in Los Angeles and Seattle. They bill their genre as "Global Chinese Street Future Music". BEIJING BOIZ videos have accrued millions of views online, and their live performances have been praised for their energy and sound, including opening slots for acts like Snoop Dogg and Rap of China finalist Fat Shady.
Check out "Kobe24" below and be sure to connect with the crew on social media. Stay tuned because DCWS has something special cooking in the future with BEIJING BOIZ.