Chinese rap crew Higher Brothers are heading back to Hong Kong for their largest-ever headline world tour, Wish You Rich, at Star Hall on Wednesday (March 27), following their show-stealing performance as a headliner at Clockenflap 2017.
Group members MaSiWei, Melo and Psy.P met as 18 year olds. They became involved in the CDC (Chengdu Shuochang Huiguan) collective before meeting another member, DZKnow, online and forming Higher Brothers, and they are now in the process of shining a light on the nascent yet exploding trap scene happening in Chengdu.
One of the leading lights in the 88rising stable, their 2016 mixtape preceded their debut album, Black Cab, in 2017. Their “Made In China” single with DJ Snake brought them to global audiences with a viral reaction video, showing the likes of Migos, Lil Yachty and Playboy Carti watching and commenting positively on the video. It has racked up a combined 12 million views to date, along with the song.
Their Journey to The West EP followed in 2018 before their latest LP, Five Stars, dropped in February of this year. Dubbed the “biggest Chinese rap album ever,” guest features from the likes of Ski Mask The Slump God, Denzel Curry, JID, Soulja Boy, ScHoolboy Q, Rich Brian and many others stand as a testament to Higher Brothers’ growing influence in the West, along with hip-hop’s uniting bond across cultures.
This spring, Higher Brothers are back on their Wish You Rich Tour. After Hong Kong, Higher Brothers will continue their tour in China, then travel to the U.S. and Canada for their North American tour.