才华横溢的印尼说唱音乐人Rich Brian在继单曲“Love In My Pocket” 和 “Don't Care”的发布之后，带来了2020年的全新EP - 《1999》。这张共7首单曲构成的EP，由Rich Brian、Santell、Suburban Plaza和Brian的老搭档Bekon & The Donuts共同创作并制作完成。《1999》是Rich Brian在隔离而与世隔绝的时期创作出的作品，这张EP是他对音乐与自我的内省与探寻，通过音乐来表达他在新的关系与世界中的感受。
主打歌曲“DOA”，延续着Rich Brian的全新音乐方向，打破听众对他固有风格的刻板印象。Rich Brian独特而日益成熟的演唱，加上Santelle绝妙的编曲所构成的这支欢快的单曲，将为你2020年独特的夏天划上完美的句号。
在印尼长大的Rich Brian，自小在家接受自主教育，而后他通过网络学习英语，借由网络打开了走向世界的大门。在他17岁独自到美国生活之后，过往的经历使他面对广阔的新世界心生自豪却又始终保持谦逊的态度，独特的成长环境既给他带来重重挑战，又成为他重新站立的推动力。在美国不断成长的Rich Brian，一步步完成了自己所期待的成就——从与自己喜爱的艺人21 Savage、Offset和Playboi Carti的合作，到在全世界举办座无虚席的演唱会与音乐节演出。Rich Brian的首张专辑《Amen》，于2018年二月发布之后，获得了世界范围的好评并登上了iTunes Hip-Hop榜单的榜首——这对于亚裔音乐人来说是历史性的第一次。Rich Brian在北美、欧洲和亚洲各地巡演的门票都销售一空，在包括 Bonnaroo 和 Rolling Loud 等音乐节上的表现也获得火热的反响。
《1999》是继2019年发行的第二张全长专辑《The Sailor》之后的又一张绝佳之作。《The Sailor》在评论界广受赞誉，Hypebeast发表评论称“Rich Brian完美地诠释了自己快速成长的声量和亚裔的身份”。《The Sailor》 汇集了Bekon & Donuts、1Mind、Frank Dukes 和Rich Brian个人原创的众多作品，这张专辑记录了Brian 在公众视野中不断成长的过程，他从一个崛起于互联网之上的说唱歌手逐渐成为了一位属于全球亚裔青年人的印尼偶像和英雄。这张专辑以“100 Degrees”, “Yellow”, 和 “Kids” 作为特色主打，在全球获得了超过3亿的流媒体播放量。
Multifaceted Indonesian rapper Rich Brian follows the release of “Love In My Pocket” and “Don't Care” with his new project 1999, a 7-track offering written & produced by Rich Brian, Santell, Suburban Plaza, and frequent collaborators Bekon & The Donuts. “1999” was inspired and crafted while Brian was under quarantine with the rest of the world. The project dives into an introspective look at Brian’s self discovery both musically and personally as he works his feelings on new relationships through his music. The focus track, “DOA” continues on Brian’s fresh new direction and breaks any expectations for his style. His ripe distinctive vocals and Santelle’s killer production make for an upbeat track to close out 2020’s unique summer.
Growing up homeschooled in Indonesia, Brian found the Internet to be his English teacher and window to the world beyond. After moving to America alone at the age of 17, Brian has been both awed and humbled by his experiences, as they simultaneously smack him down to Earth and lift him up. After making the leap to America, Brian has experienced all the glory of “making it” - from collaborating with the likes of 21 Savage, Offset, and Playboi Carti, to selling out shows and playing festivals around the world. Brian’s debut project Amen, released in February 2018, garnered widespread critical acclaim and topped the iTunes Hip-Hop charts - a first in history for an Asian musician. Brian has since gone on to sell out shows across North America, Europe and Asia, and festivals around the world including Bonnaroo and Rolling Loud.
“1999” follows 2019’s ‘The Sailor’, Brian’s second full length album. The album received critical acclaim, with Hypebeast proclaiming, “Rich Brian flawlessly tackles his sonic growth and Asian identity.” Featuring production from Bekon & The Donuts, 1Mind, Frank Dukes and Rich Brian himself, ‘The Sailor’ documents Brian’s coming-of-age in the public eye, which has taken him from an Internet-born rapper to an Indonesian icon and hero for Asian youth around the world. The album features singles “100 Degrees”, “Yellow”, and “Kids”, and has been streamed over 400M times globally.