Raising The Bar

By VIVIENNE WONG VIOLENCE and misogyny – that’s what most Malaysians think hip hop is about, according to rapper Jin Hackman. It’s been decades since the local hip hop scene first burst to life, and still people think it’s all about gangs, explicit lyrics and, for the lack of a better word, prostitutes. “To […]

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Drop it like it’s hot

By VIVIENNE WONG NOW we know EDM (electronic dance music) is like the best thing to happen to the party scene since roller disco died. But no matter what the trend is, there’s one genre that will never fail to get a good party started – hip hop. After our interview with the good […]

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Party (hip) hopping

Top hip hop joints you should check out. Lust KL Every Friday L1-3, L1-4 & L1-5, Office Tower, No.1 Jalan Nagasari, 50200 Kuala Lumpur. Raising The Bar @ The Bee Monthly, but with no exact dates. More details on their Facebook page. 36B, Level G2, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480, Kuala Lumpur. Nagaba […]

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Meet the clan

  By VIVIENNE WONG Raising The Bar is a passion project – which basically means all seven of them rarely make any money out of it. In fact, most of them have freelance careers and businesses outside the collective. Name: Jin Hackman Real name: Tang Eu-Jin Everyone in the local hip hop scene knows […]

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