Friday, September 5, 2008


Joe Flizzow will representing Malaysia at the THE ASIAN HIP HOP FESTIVAL this October!

When: 11 Oct 2008, 12pm to 12am

Where: IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand

Its press release reads:

Thailand – On 11 October 2008, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Thaitanium Entertainment, in conjunction with FUPM, Co. Ltd., will proudly host the biggest music event of 2008 – The 1st Annual Asian Hip Hop Festival, which is presented by Toyota Yaris. The Asian Hip Hop Festival boosts an all-star line up of international and regional artists from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea and the U.S.

The Asian Hip Hop Festival is a historic event that is the brain-child of Thaitanium members, Khan, Day and Way. As the pioneers of hip hop and urban music in Thailand, Thaitanium have seen the popularity of hip hop reach epic proportions and wish to bring to Thailand the best from the respective countries represented in this event. Plus, with more and more international artist, such as Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Akon, making Thailand a stop on their World Tours, one of the major aims of this event, which is the first of it kind in Asia, is to solidify Thailand’s place on the global hip hop and urban music stage. Building upon the success of the various U.S. and Asian hip hop groups who are slated to perform at the Festival, this one-day event is expected to attract 15,000 to 20,000 attendees. Thousands will come to enjoy the Urban Culture and Trade Shows, clothing/fashion shows, car shows, and dance competitions and to hear the sounds or see the moves of the hottest artists out of Asia and the United Sates, which includes:

ZEEBRA (Japan)
24 HERBS (Hong Kong)
JOE FLIZZOW (Malaysia)
BEATMATHICS (Philippines)
MC HOT DOG (Taiwan)

This Festival will promote a greater understanding of Asian countries and culture, as well as the growing hip hop movement that is emerging. The Asian Hip Hop Festival’s goal is to promote diversity and showcase the immense talent of hip hop artists who have emerged on the urban music scene in Southeast and Eastern Asia. The purpose is also to connect American hip hop elites with the hip hop elites in Asia. The Festival aims to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony and unity. Each participating country’s “Hip Hop Ambassador” will showcase their unique musical sound under the banner of the Asian Hip Hop Festival. To further promote this aim, future hip hop festivals are being planned for the U.S. in conjunction with Asian American organizations.

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, and with over 4 billion people, it contains more than 60% of the world's human population. Within Asia lays one of the world's top tourist destinations and the location of the 1st Asian Hip Hop Festival - Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is the world's 22nd largest city with an estimated population of nearly 15 million people! As such, Bangkok is the best location in the World for Toyota Yaris to present the 1st Annual Hip Hop Festival with Thaitanium as the host.

The latest updates on the 1st Annual Asian Hip Hop Festival:

Fans can visit the official website for more information on Awards related contests and events. The Asian Hip Hop Festival is a music event that will enjoy wide spread media coverage. From television media to radio coverage to printed media in the top magazines in Asia.

Tickets are on sale now:

300/ 500/ 800/ 1,000/ 1,500 and 2,000 Baht

Available at every branch of the Thai Ticket Major:

Info courtesty of YZ International (also one of the sponsors for the Asian Hip Hop Festival)

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