Phnom Penh: July 10, 2020, Two songs from KlapYaHandz, “Pouk A Ta Nae” by Vin Vitou and “019” by Reezy, will be featured in a compilation series of top Asian HIP HOP and Rap, “VIBE Presents Urban Asia Vol. 3”.
Following up on the success of previous albums in the Vibe Presents Urban Asia series, b2Music, a division of b2 Holdings in Hong Kong, partnered with VIBE, the global leader in hip-hop and R&B news, business and lifestyle magazine, announced the upcoming release of VIBE Presents: Urban Asia Vol. 3 on July 10, 2020.
Jonathan Serbin, CEO of b2 Music stated, “We are excited to announce the release of the third album in the VIBE Presents Urban Asia series. As always, we aim to shine a light on the amazing Hip Hop and Rap being created throughout Asia.”
Sean Dinsmore, A&R/Creative Director of b2 Music added, “This record is a polaroid of emerging and established artists throughout the region. The musical connections between Asia and the West get stronger every year and this album illustrates that, from Mrs. M in Mongolia to brand-newcomers KARAMAY X in Xinjiang, China. The world is getting smaller and opportunities to collaborate bigger-and it’s all vibrant and exciting.”
The album contains 15 tracks (7 exclusives), including “50 Feet”, a collaboration between Hong Kong singer-songwriter SHIMICA and American R&B artist SoMo, “Sugar Daddy” by Mongolian Hip Hop star Mrs. M’s, “Watch Out” by Japan RnB sensation Tanaka ALICE, “019” by Cambodia Raputcator Reezy, and many more.
This is the second time that KlapYaHandz’s songs are being featured in famous compilations around the world. The first feature was DJ Chee – Ot Luy Kor Loy ft. Vin Vitou, Reezy, Vuthea in SPIN Presents: INDIE ASIA Vol. 2, published on March 13, 2020.
Visal Sok, Founder of KlapYaHandz Record Label expressed his excitement, “We are very honored to be the first Cambodian Music Label to be part of this compilation that represents the best of what Asia has to offer currently, in terms of alternative music and Hip Hop. It’s a pretty big milestone for us and Cambodian Artists of this generation.”
The album will be available on July 10 in China exclusively on Netease CloudMusic and worldwide on all major platforms through NextRecords/The Orchard.
KlapYaHandz is the first independent Hip Hop and Alternative Music label that has been
changing the face of Cambodian contemporary music since 2004. Since then, we brought back some Originality and Creativity to the Cambodian Music and Entertainment scene, and continue to introduce innovative and unique sound for our Cambodian People worldwide, and more.
VIBE is part of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 16.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube, and creates more than 200M cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Zayne, Lorde, Marshmello, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Eminem, DJ Khaled, Charlie Puth, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In 2017, the Women in Music ceremony, which honored Selena Gomez as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets SPIN, VIBE, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 47 million unique visitors, and one in every three Millenials.
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