Taken Rung marks the debut of 16 Typh & Gonzo after signing 5annual contract with SpaceSpeaker label.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, August 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — “Taken Rung‘ is officially released on August 4, available on all music platforms. This music video brings back Binz, Rhymastic, 16 Typh, GONZO and TINLE. This is a “congratulatory” music product of 16 Typh & GONZO following their joining SpaceSpeakers Label. Meanwhile, Binz & Rhymastic contribute their backing vocals to their two brothers, producer TINLE is in charge of producing the music.
Watch the MV at the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eOJyjXhGmw
Binz opens with a couple of “percussive” bars: “One shot haters got shoot with em’ short rhymes / Don’t act innocent or you’ll be the target / Move carefully, em’ venom is about / They don’t hunt ’cause they hyenas just biting.” It’s been a long time since Binz returned to that color with “bangin'” lyrics.
SpaceSpeakers Label Rookie – 16 Typh with his transitional rap verse pushes rap to a new spirit with his signature fast flow and triplet flow. Sending their words to the haters: “leveling up, they doubted and hated / when all I did was sway & love / Fair play 3 sides prove all / Give up the thought never in my soul.”
The boom bap beat in GONZO’s verse changes”Taken Rung” to a completely different “mood”. This is the rare old-school vibe that still exists and is respected in Viet Hip-Hop. GONZO brings his uniqueness to the flow and lyricism seen in his past hit – “Instead of Nam“, but this time with more “bang“ texts not seen before.
Music video “Taken Rung” was made by director Kien Ung. While Binz & Rhymastic appear “cool” in the scene full of money and supercars, 16 Typh & GONZO play roles as mechanics.
Most of the time in the MV focuses on 16 Typh and GONZO. At the end of the MV, Touliver, SOOBIN, TINLE and Kien Ung suddenly appeared, teaming up with Binz, Rhymastic, 16 Typh and GONZO to create the most expensive MV scene “Taken Rung“. This was the moment the OGs meet, welcome their new recruits – 16 Typh & Gonzo to the SpaceSpeakers Label.
Also during the promotion of the MV “Taken Rung“, 2 rappers 16 Typh and GONZO have joined SpaceSpeakers Label, it was officially confirmed by a representative of the company to the media. Accordingly, 16 Typh and GONZO are the first 2 exclusive artists of SpaceSpeakers Label – the sub-label of one of the world’s biggest record labels companies from United States. SpaceSpeakers Label is positioned as a professional rap/hip hop record label operating according to international standards under the SpaceSpeakers Group.
By joining the SpaceSpeakers Label, 16 Typh and GONZO officially entered the professional music path, with the guidance and support of the leading music empire of the moment Dedicated to hip-hop.
In Rap Viet Season 1, 16 Typh and GONZO are two prominent faces who go deep into the final rounds and make their mark with many hits such as: Nguoi Ay La Ai, Instead of Nam… Before Rap Viet, 16 Typh was a rapper from the 16 Northside crew and was active in both the Northside and Southside Hiphop scene. The rapper has many hits such as Don’t Waste My Time, Walk On Da Street, When we say, Pray. Meanwhile, GONZO plays the role of leader, the “soul” of the Rapital crew, maintaining a prominent position in the Vietnamese rap/hip-hop world to this day. At the Rapital team, “Instead of Nam‘ is considered the elder of MCK, Orijinn and many young rappers in the capital.
As president of SpaceSpeakers Group, Touliver shared, “When I met and worked with 16 Typh and GONZO, I discovered these two potential rappers who had a lot of uniqueness in the community at the time. Notably, I also see images of SpaceSpeakers members from 10 years ago in 16 Typh and GONZO themselves. So my company and I decided to have 16 Typh and GONZO as part of the team and start training and mentoring them to develop their own music, thus following in the footsteps of SpaceSpeakers in the rap/hip hop community.”
SpaceSpeakers Label (SSL) is a record company specializing in music production, distribution and professional artist management, under the SpaceSpeakers Group (SSG). SSL currently manages and releases music for all artists within the company; as well as co-produce and publish music for other talented artists in the industry, although they are not exclusive artists to SSL.
Sharing about this milestone, Mr. Jason DangCEO of SpaceSpeakers Label, said: “We have spent many years researching the Vietnamese music industry, as well as setting our ambition to bring Vietnamese music closer to international listeners. SpaceSpeakers Label was born with the mission of finding and launching young talents to be closer to the audience, thus shining in the Vietnamese market and reaching the world.”
“SpaceSpeakers Label spent 2 years training 2 artists in many aspects: experience, presentation and soft skills needed to become professional artists. With more than 10 years of senior artist experience and the company’s existing resources, we aim to make 16 Typh and GONZO two iconic rappers representing the next generation of SpaceSpeakers.”
SOURCE SpaceSpeakers Group JSC