Celebrate Chinese New Years With Higher Brothers

Welcome to the year of the pig everyone. Today is the first day of the lunar year and in celebration of the Chinese New Year China’s biggest rap group Higher Brothers have a new song to celebrate. Higher Brothers are gearing up to release their sophomore album, Five Stars, on February 22nd and ahead of their new album they are celebrating by dropping a new single, “Gong Xi Fa Cai.” The title literally translates to “wish you get rich!” which is a popular greeting during New Years celebrations.

The track is produced by Richie Souf who also produced Higher Brothers’ breakthrough hit, “Made In China” which was featured on our Trap Of The World article last summer. Since their last release it seems like the Higher Brothers have tightened up their flow and now they’re dropping even more English into their verses. As always on this track they trade verses and all 4 of them go off.

*Update* They just dropped a surprise music video for this track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRyIrZfMEQg&feature=youtu.be

Releasing February 22nd, 2019 via 88rising, Higher Brothers’ sophomore album, Five Stars, is poised to be the biggest Chinese hip-hop album in history. The 14-track project features previously released singles, “Open It Up” and “16 Hours,” in addition to guest appearances from some of the biggest names in American hip-hop. Earlier this month, Higher Brothers released the music video for “Open It Up,” which was praised as “a confident, dextrous, irrepressible slice of throwback hip-hop,” (Noisey) and already racked up over a million views. Previous single, “16 Hours,” is seeing similar success, surpassing one million views on the 88rising YouTube channel and prompting the release of an accompanying “16 Hours” documentary by Emmy Award-winner Christine Yuan.

Stephen Kaplan