“The Most Unprecedented Rapper in Asia” – Dwagie
Dwagie’s status in Asia is legendary: from being a founding member of the first rap group to secure a record deal to the success of his current album which has garnered him multiple awards. In addition to being a staple in the local hip hop media, he has also received much attention from international outlets, including interviews with TIME Magazine, CNN, BBC, Reuters, The Times (UK), Al Jazeera, and multiple appearances on Discovery channel. He even had NBA star Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls making a video cameo appearance.
In 2012 alone, Dwagie has received 11 music nominations or awards in Asia, including the “Album of the Year” at the Golden Indie Music Award.
In 2014, Dwagie collaborated with DJ Premier and Nas and released 2 tracks “Classic” and “Refuse to Listen,” respectively. In 2015, the collaboration extends to street poet Talib Kweli, featuring in the song “Endless Cycle,” and with the legendary Wu Tang for the song “Clown.”
This is no more evident than in his classic track, “People” ft. the Dalai Lama, which outwardly displays compassion for all those who are struggling and suffering in this world.
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