Freezing over the competition with a bilingual blizzard, Mixed Miyagi hits hard'n'heavy like hail with his track, Thần Điếu Đại Hiệp.
Pull up a seat and take notes, Mixed Miyagi keeps it nothing less than real in his mother tongue. Dripping with versatility, he provides a lesson in language with bars that switch from Vietnamese to English and then connect back to his roots. He releases a sonical storm full of flow switches and cadence, praising his hometown, his people, and the grind he focused on, displaying strength and intelligence like a condor.
Mixed Miyagi holds the key to ‘connecting and bridging' multiple communities with his Vietnamese and Nigerian heritage, ultimately, showing love to both sides by putting them on the map. Thần Điếu Đại Hiệp emphasises how the smoke is ephemeral, but loyalty is forever.
"Thần Điếu Đại Hiệp was inspired by the Chinese classic 'Thần Điêu Đại Hiệp', I did a word play on the title. Chinese dramas were a big part of my upbringing. The Vietnamese TV network, 'TVB', would air Chinese shows dubbed in Vietnamese. I imagine most Vietnamese people can relate because these shows brought the whole family together. No matter how hard of a work day we had, we’d never miss the new episode of our favorite show at the time. So, I played with a classic melody and made it dope" - Mixed Miyagi.
Keeping listeners on their toes, Mixed Miyagi is cold as ice with gravelly tones that blast through the insane drum-pounding instrumentals produced by the exquisite Black Po.
"Black Po had made the beat by request, he sampled the melody from the very first original version of the show ‘Thần Điêu Đại Hiệp’ from 1984." - Mixed Miyagi
Thần Điếu Đại Hiệp will be followed by a music video sometime in May, and Mixed Miyagi will be performing at Soho House Chicago on May 27th for Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. With plenty more music drops set for the future, you’ll be hearing more from this biracial burst, so stay cool and add Thần Điếu Đại Hiệp to your most played playlist.