IF YOU’RE a fan of hip-hop, then you’re in for a treat this Aug 19. Indonesia’s Ramengvrl, deemed by some as Asia’s hottest hip-hop sensation, will be performing at The Bee in Kuala Lumpur (KL).
The 30-year-old has come a long way since quitting her job in Jakarta to pursue a career in music, as she’s now recognised worldwide for her signature hard-hitting bars, unique style and live performances.
Ramengvrl, who’s real name is Putri Estiani, is fast on her way to global stardom after she inked a major deal with worldwide label Warner Music Group Corp in October last year as the debut artist on its newly minted pan-Asian hip-hop subsidiary, Asiatic Records.
She’s since been featured on a giant billboard in New York’s Times Square in February to promote her single “Who Dis?”, as part of Spotify’s EQUAL programme to highlight talented women in music from around the world.
Since releasing her first debut single “I’m da Man” in 2016, Ramengvrl’s songs have clocked up tens of millions of streams, catching the attention of global culture tastemakers such as Vice, NME, MTV, Hypebeast and Billboard.
She headlined her own Indonesian tour this year, which ended in July, and is looking forward to taking her act regionally with several shows lined up in Asia.
“I am super excited to be performing in KL for the first time for my debut international tour under my own brand called ‘Going Noodles’.
“This is monumental in so many ways and I can’t wait to meet all of my fans, to which I owe all of my current success to,” said the Indonesian artiste.
The Bee spokesperson Rahul Kukreja said this will be a rare concert by Ramengvrl in an intimate setting, giving music fans a chance to get up close and personal to one of Asia’s brightest creative mind.
“Her skill and talent is undeniable. Backed up with certified early hits such as her breakthrough singles ‘Cashmere’, ‘I Am Me’ and ‘I’m Da Man’, Ramengvrl’s recent catalogue also includes ‘Facts’ and ‘Ain’t No MF’ featuring Korea’s Ph-1.
“The melodic sounds in ‘Onto The Next’ and her official remix of JVKE’s viral hit ‘This Is What Love Feels Like’ further cement her versatility; and with each release, she continues to push the boundaries, display her vast musical range and prove she’s got both global and regional appeal.”
The Aug 19 show will be opened by four of Malaysia’s best new generation live acts — rapper ChronicalZ; indie synth pop musical project Lost Spaces; hip-hop/rap group Forceparkbois’ frontman and vocalist Nakalness; as well as rapper, singer and visual artist Luqman Podolski.
Visit www.thebee.ubertickets.my to purchase the tickets, priced from RM68. The Bee is an 800-capacity bar, kitchen and live hall venue located at Publika in Mont Kiara. — by TMR