Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone. A few years ago, Kris Wu decided that he wanted to be known as a rapper. Wu, who is twenty-six, grew up in Canada and in China, where he is famous as an actor, singer, and model. In middle school, he had become a devotee of N. In February, , Wu played in the celebrity game at the N. There, he met Sean Miyashiro. He wanted to document that culture, but he wanted to make things that shaped it, too. Miyashiro was anxious to see how the single would be received. Against a backdrop of twentysomethings draped in minimalist streetwear, Miyashiro, who was wearing a fitted shirt with a dark floral pattern and a baseball cap with a fluorescent stripe, looked only slightly more adult.
The New Yorker writes about 88rising, "With artists like Rich Brian and Higher Brothers, Sean Miyashiro's company is an authority on how to create pop-culture crossovers. Miyashiro said that their music collective goal is "to become the most wavy, iconic crew" and "trying to represent for not only Asian immigrants, but for all immigrants". In May , the company uploaded their first video content on YouTube as 88rising and began to work with other artists such as Rich Brian , Joji , and Higher Brothers.
Teaming up with a well-established tastemaker team like 88rising automatically guarantees a level of interest while having a huge system in Globe will be key for local support. Jeff Benjamin: Why is now the right time for 88rising to put their support behind musicians in the Philippines? Sean Miyashiro: 88rising is all about supporting and embracing the voices of those who are underrepresented. We started with the Philippines because of the great opportunity presented to partner with Globe. Globe understands what we are doing and are as enthusiastic about sharing the amazing Filipino talent. Sean Miyashiro: We hope to continue utilizing our platform to further cement the presence of Filipino artists not only in the West, but around the world through strategic development and music management. Jeff Benjamin: I love that this label and EP is not just one artist or sound, but a true range. Sean Miyashiro: Simply put, Filipino music culture is rich.
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