Higher Brothers

Higher Brothers are “the current breakout stars of the Chinese hip-hop world.” (The New York Times) As featured by CNN, Vice News, NPR, Nylon and beyond, they are the first Chinese rap act to find success internationally. Hailing from the southwestern city of Chengdu in mainland China, members MaSiWei, Psy.P, Dzknow and Melo are proving that “language barriers aren't an issue anymore and all that matters is that the music is good.” (Pigeons & Planes) This year, “China’s most exciting rap group,” (Highsnobiety) took America by storm. They landed in America for the first time ever in January, and hit the ground running with their sold-out, headlining North American tour and latest EP, Journey To The West. The momentum has not slowed down since their 14-track, debut album, Black Cab. Released May 2017, the project generated raving reviews and earned the group extensive features with Paper and Hypebeast. Nearly all of their releases are beyond six figure play counts, including their Internet-breaking singles, Bitch Don’t Kill My Dab” and “Made in China.” The latter received a “Rappers React” video that featured Migos, Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti and more rap A-listers turned Higher Brothers fans. Gaining recognition internationally, the group was personally invited to perform live at the Chengdu stop of NBA icon Stephen Curry’s China Tour. The event was highlighted by Complex and the performance was broadcasted live to more than 2M people. From “Made In China,” their tongue-in-cheek look into provincial China, to their literal homages to the store, “711” and the app, “WeChat,” Higher Brothers’ bold statement pieces are leading the way “for a rowdy, transgressive new world of Chinese hip-hop.” (LA Times)

"If all politics are local, Higher Brothers are proof that the trap has gone worldwide." NPR