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88rising at Fillmore Review

Artists from the predominantly Asian and Asian-American collective, 88 Rising, performed at the Fillmore Saturday evening in Detroit. They delivered what their young fans were hoping a see--a raucous performance of trap-influenced rap music. The set-list included Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, Keith Ape, Niki, Kohn, August 08, and Don Krez. The concert opened with Don Krez who got the crowd hype with mainstream hip-hop spins. As the more popular acts performed, the crowd responded with their hands, hips, and feet. Keith Ape from Korea got the crowd going with his hit 'It G Ma.' Nikki was the one non-rap performer. Her vocals offered a welcomed change from the otherwise all-male acts. And the Higher Brothers from China kept it going with 'Made in China,' a song made popular largely from 88 Rising's reaction videos featuring more well-known artists such as Joey Purp, PNB Rock, and the Migos. The evening ended with Rich Brian, who hails from Indonesia. He ended the evening with the much-anticipated performance of Dat $tick. Overall, the set delivered what it intended to, hard-hitting hip-hop beats and a fresh set of performers that we seldom see in America.

-- Thông Phan

Photos by Maxwell Gigle 

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