In this era of the pandemic, there has been a lot of blame on Asians around the world. In spite of all the negativity in the media, internet and real life, we as Asians have come strong and stick together. It is now more important than ever to embrace our cultures and stand strong as the human race.
A few of the rappers (Yang BoYi 楊伯翊, RachaSea ราชาสีห์, Kaido かいどう) have come together to spit in their native tongues to show the world how beautiful and powerful our native languages can be (so far the languages are in Chinese, Thai, Japanese). For anyone who wants to cultivate their roots, and for anyone who isn't afraid to show your true self, we invite you to join us on this track in your native tongue as we unite and fight this pandemic.
Anyone who can spit in their native tongue can qualify. We want to embrace our native languages and culture.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2020
Download Track: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19yaec8Ixpqqo21QTBm5nExUVr9UsVKX9/view?usp=sharing
Please use the form below or send all submissions to email@example.com (subject line: The East Never Dies) in the following format (can be download link, wetransfer, dropbox, etc.):
Feel free to upload your material on social media. #theeastneverdies
Voting period: May 1st to 10th, 2020
There will be an open voting period for the public to vote for their favorite rapper representing each language. Our panels* will then pick from the votes, for production. More than one will be selected and we hope to have bars from each Asian language.
Selections will be based on 1) Quality. Again you don't have to have top studio equipment, at the same time you don't want to sound like you recorded in the bathroom. 2) Delivery. How you deliver your verses, the way you enunciate your words and emotions 3) Flow. The way your verses flow with the music, in rhythm and cadences.
The selected rappers will then be put on the track and mixed and mastered for final release with credits.
A possible music video shoot might happen when the pandemic is more under control.
*The panels are veterans in the music industry. Please stay tuned for updates on complete panel lists.
Original Content: Free to Download
東方不敗, Dongfang Bubai, translates to The East Never Dies or Invincible East, is a fictional character in the wuxia novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jin Yong. It is portrayed in the 90s in 2nd and 3rd part of the Swordsman film series by Brigitte Lin 林青霞.
In Dongfang Bubao's quest to dominate the wulin (martial artists' community), he castrated himself to fulfil the prerequisite for learning the skills in a martial arts manual known as the Sunflower Manual (葵花寶典; Kuíhuā Bǎodiǎn), and became a formidable martial artist after mastering those skills.
The title, unrelated to the novel or movie, speaks the longevity of Asia and the East. However, the music is inspired by wuxia, martial arts, films in the late 80s to 90s during the peak of Hong Kong Cinema.