ØZI’s Duet with 9m88: An Instant Classic Made by the Most Promising Stars of the Next Generation

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There is no one who better represents the new generation of Taiwan pop music scene than ØZI. At just 21 years of age, ØZI has already proven his multifaceted talents by successfully mastering the roles of not just a singer, but also a writer, composer, producer, mixer, and music video director. Asian culture has exploded onto the global scene in recent years and ØZI is undoubtedly the perfect fusion of the East and the West. In collaboration with producers RAZOR Chiang and Mickey Lin, ØZI created the hottest hip-hop and R&B beats that incorporates Taiwanese vibes that his Western fans have yearned for. In July of 2018, his debut self-titled album, ØZI: THE ALBUM, became an instant hit and sold out within 10 days of its release. Not only is his music praised by Taiwan’s most iconic rapper and hit producer STARR CHEN, his natural command over striking visuals is also recognized by pop diva, aMEI.

The song “B.O.” (for “blackout”) illustrates a romantic encounter at a dimly-lit bar. The musical arrangement is to-the-point and bolstered by the precise designs of bass and percussion, the resulting groove is simply irresistible. ØZI invited 9m88 — a real breath of fresh air in the Taiwan’s pop music world — to perform with him as a duo, her silky and jazzy R&B rendition and his powerful rap serve as a modern interpretation of the doctrines of urban love.

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