“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. Internationally, Dwagie has performed in the South by Southwest (SxSW) Festival, CMJ in New York City, and toured in not only North America, but also in London, and the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festivals in Netherlands. Dwagie has attracted various media coverages, from Hype Magazine, Hip Hop Dx, to MTV Iggy. In a closing summary of a feature article wrote “There are MCs abroad that are closer to the hip-hop ideal than most American rappers. Dwagie is one of the brightest examples. American hip-hop can learn a lot from Dwagie — if it takes the time to listen.”
In 2014, Dwagie collaborated with DJ Premier and Nas and released 2 tracks “Classic” and “Refuse to Listen,” respectively.
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