music • 14 Apr, 2017
Suboi on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 List
Joined by the likes of Margot Robbie, Eric Nam, Kris Wu & Lorde
Another week, another headline for Vietnam’s “Queen of Hip Hop”, Suboi. This time she’s made Forbes list of 30 people under 30 in Asia who have achieved in the fields of sport and entertainment, joining Olympic and Paralympic heroes, Hollywood actresses and international footballers.
Catching the world’s attention after that Presidential rap, her breakout year in 2016 kept getting bigger and better, with collaborations in fashion, music and just being Suboi, taking her to the next level. In the video put together by Forbes, we get some candid insights into her life and what it’s like for a female rapper in Vietnam.
“Being honest here in Vietnam is quite different,” she says, “There’s certain things that we’re not supposed to talk about. But you know, that’s like, everyday life -- so I write everything between the lines or I use metaphors. And I think it’s good because it makes my poetry more... poetic.”
We’re right behind you girl. Go get it. Check out the video below:
Words by jonaspin