UNCOVERING ASIA’S UNDERGROUND: YENTOWN EXPLORE TABOO SUBJECTS THROUGH HIP HOP MUSIC

A group of young, unabashed and expressive men known collectively as Yentown are driving the Tokyo music scene forward. With lyrics that touch on subjects close to the artist’s hearts – such as the legalisation of marijuana or the “intimate” experience of going clubbing for the first time – they confront both personal and political issues through their fearless music.

Yentown began life as a group of friends, all with a strong interest in rapping or a talent for playing musical instruments. Since then, they have expanded and grown in numbers, becoming more of a family unit in line with their increased success and popularity.

Traveling through Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul in the summer of 2017 and exploring each city’s vibrant underground scene, audio-visual agency deadHYPE captured a series of intimate dialogues they had with the creative minds they encountered – see all videos uncovering Asia’s underground here.

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