Rap Việt All-Star concert to be broadcast online

Vietnamese rappers on the stage at the Rap Việt All-Star 2021 held in HCM City on April 10. The concert will be broadcast on the streaming platform VieON on May 21. Photo courtesy of the producer

HCM CITY Rap Việt All-Star 2021, a concert that featured dozens of rappers from the Vietnamese underground music scene, will be broadcast on the streaming platform VieON at 8pm on May 21.

The four-hour concert featured 30 lesser-known as well as famous rappers, and 500 dancers who on April 10 performed in front of 10,000 people at the Sài Gòn Exhibition and Convention Center in HCM City’s District 7.

Opening the show was the song Chúng Ta Là Người Chiến Thắng (We Are the Champions) performed by six rappers RIC, Tez, Lor, Đạt Dope, Tony D and Yuno Bigboi.

The concert included performances of contestants from Rap Việt, a reality TV music show based on a Thai show called The Rapper, like TLinh, Lăng LD, Gonzo, Thành Draw, Ricky Star and MCK.

It featured Rap Việt winner Dế Choắt with Phiêu Lưu Ký (The Adventure) and Chú Bé Loắt Choắt (Naughty Boy), and the runner-up GDucky with Đôi Mắt (The Eyes) and Tiền Nhiều Để Làm Gì (What Would You Do If Have a Lot of Money).

The concert’s highlights are performances from seven big names in the Vietnamese underground music scene, including Rap Việt coaches Binz, Wowy, Karik, Suboi, judges Rhymastic and JustaTee, and music director Toulivers.

They presented their favourite singles like Bigcityboi by Binz and Toulivers, N-Sao? by Suboi, Hướng Dương (Sunflower) by Wowy, and Crying Over You by Justatee.

Apart from rappers, the show included pop singers Lưu Hiền Trinh and Anh Tú, as well as Miss Việt Nam 2018 Tiểu Vy and model Minh Tú.

The Rap Việt All-Star 2021 concert aims to highlight the journey of the first season of Rap Việt, one of Việt Nam’s first two TV shows honouring rap music.

Rap Việt quickly became the most-viewed TV show in Việt Nam in 2020 with 16 episodes.

Its second episode, which aired on August 8, attracted more than 576,000 concurrent viewers, a record for a reality TV show in the country.

Each episode of Rap Việt has earned 15-25 million views on YouTube.

Following its success, season 2 of Rap Việt began on April 13, attracting more than 4,000 contestants at qualifying rounds in HCM City and Hà Nội.

The qualifying rounds are expected to be streamed on the show's Facebook page and YouTube at VieChannel this month. VNS

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