Vancouver, BC – Saturday night at the Commodore Ballroom was fuelled by the Chinese hip-hop quartet, Higher Brothers – kicking off the first out of two shows in Vancouver with a punch with the Wish You Rich tour. The frontrunners of Chinese hip-hop dropped their album Five Star in February this year, collecting features from notable hip-hop artists like ScHoolboy Q, Denzel Curry, and fellow 88rising member, Rich Brian.
The Wish You Rich tour has made its mark across the world. The first stop of the tour began in their hometown, Chengdu, China, and Higher Brothers have brought it all the way to Vancouver; thanks to an international fanbase. It was a non-stop stream of hard-hitting bangers; from “Gong Xi Fa Cai” to “One Punch Man”. The crowd wouldn’t stop bouncing until Higher Brothers slowed it down with their groovy summer hit “Lover Boy 88” from the 88rising collective album Head In The Clouds.
They’re a curious mix of ‘adorable’ and ‘badass’; dripping in ice with wholehearted cheeky grins. Higher Brothers themselves hail from East and West influence, and so they commanded the show in both English and Mandarin. The night concludes with their break-out song, “Made In China”; which stirred up the hip-hop scene in 2017. Higher Brothers are eminences for the future of hip-hop – a future that we hope it will only get more multicultural.