Vietnam is not normally known for modern music, much less hip hop. Suboi, otherwise known as the “Queen of Hip Hop” in Vietnam continues to break stereotypes despite other artists fearing repercussions from the government.
“It’s my home, it’s where I grew up,” the rapper, singer and songwriter had said in an interview when asked why she still lives in Saigon despite the censorship.
“When I started to discover rap it was like a confirmation that I can speak in whatever way I want – that it’s bigger than the rules, it’s about expression, communicating, exchanging knowledge, having a voice!” she said.
Suboi started her own company, Suboi Entertainment, in 2012 and since has had many successful collaborations. One of her most watched YouTube videos has almost 2 million views.
Suboi has also just recently released a collaboration with American-Japanese singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada titled “Too Proud.”