In geography and in culture, the rice paddies of northeastern Thailand are thousands of miles away from the birthplace of hip hop in New York City’s Bronx, but for Thai rapper RachYo, the language of hip hop is universal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Samir Ghising, popularly known as VTEN, is a rapper cum hip-hop artist who has brought a different flavor to the Nepali music industry. The 23-year-old is the talk of the town amongst youngsters. His hit song ‘Hami yestai ta ho ni bro’ has been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube.
Forty years ago, hip-hop was little known outside its birthplace, New York -- until the Sugarhill Gang decided to record their rhymes, launching the genre's rise as a dominant cultural and commercial force.