Asian hip-hop collective 88rising has been a pioneer in attempting to bridge the rap culture gap between opposite ends of the globe; the rising multi-faceted company refuses to be boxed into one aspect of the industry since Sean Miyashiro founded the business back in 2015.
WeTransfer is taking a deeper look into examining Miyashiro’s burgeoning operation as 88rising stars in the second installment of their Work In Progress series, premiering on Billboard today (June 14).
“88rising is such a compelling team to highlight because they can’t be easily contained in one genre, category, or even continent. Their seemingly disparate, totally cohesive partnership feels emblematic of how technology, innovation, and passion have unified us all in the global musical landscape of 2018,” says WeTransfer’s global head of music Jamal Dauda.
The part-time record label is directly responsible for the rise of a wide range of emerging acts such as Rich Brian, who recently shed his former moniker of Rich Chigga, New York resident Joji, the aggressively rapping Keith Ape, and the Chengdu-bred foursome Higher Brothers.
Check out 88rising’s 7-minute Work In Progress episode in full below.