Today, 19-year-old Indonesian rising rapper, singer and producer Warren Hue releases his new track “W (with yvngxchris).” This is the latest release from Hue’s forthcoming debut album BOY OF THE YEAR.
Produced by his long-time collaborator, Chasu, the dynamic record takes a more melodic direction for Hue that showcases his rapping and singing capabilities. The track features rising Virginia rapper yvngxchris and sees the two emerging stars trading verses about being on the come up.
The release of “W” coincides with Warren’s latest PARTY IN WEST event held yesterday, March 24th that saw appearances from special guests yvngxchris and AG Club. The name is an ode to Hue’s single “WEST” released last fall. This is the second of Hue’s PARTY IN WEST events – the first party took place on February 17th at Catch One LA and saw a sold-out crowd of 500 fans.
Warren debuted his previous single “RUNAWAY W ME,” an alternative hip-hop track featuring an infectious hook, in front of 30,000 fans at the finale of the 2021 Head In The Clouds Festival in Pasadena, California. This followed the release of his single “WEST,” a mesmerizing track with a reel-to-reel tape loop that feels equal parts nostalgic and triumphant. He has been named an artist to watch for 2022 by NME, Bandwagon, and Ones to Watch, who hailed him as a “sonic chameleon [that] approaches music with a flexibility that is nothing short of infectious.” Warren Hue was also recently featured on 88rising labelmate Rich Brian’s Brightside EP on high energy track “Getcho Mans” that received critical praise from Complex, Pitchfork, V Magazine, Hot New Hip Hop, UPROXX, and more.
In less than a year, Warren Hue has grown from hometown hero to international sensation – featuring prominently in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings soundtrack, the pages of The New York Times, and in brand endorsements from Samsung and Microsoft.
Hue emerged in early 2021 with his debut release with the pioneering Asian music collective 88rising, “omomo punk.” Upon release the track was playlisted on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” in 13 countries including the US, Indonesia and more. Additional playlisting includes Apple Music New Music Daily in 11 markets, Fresh Waves and New This Week. Listen/Watch “omomo punk” HERE. In May, Hue released “Too Many Tears,” the lead single from collaboration album Head in the Clouds that features 88rising artists and more. The release was accompanied by the launch of TOOMANYTEARS.AI, where 88rising and Microsoft partnered to develop an audio-visual experience using AI to analyze video of the skyline of the San Gabriel Valley and remix stems from the track. Listen to “Too Many Tears” HERE.