Masia One is that 1 in a million. Born in Singapore, raised in Canada, she earned her stripes in America and became inspired by her time in Jamaica. Now this artist is reconnecting with her roots in Asia and re-emerging as the Far East Empress.
Masia One set out on an unlikely path of becoming a full-time rapper after graduating in Architecture at University of Toronto. Since this time, she has worked with top artists and producers such as Pharrell, JohnFrusciante, Che Vicious (G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye West, Jay-Z) to Hong Kong Actor and pop star, Edison Chen.
Her music has been featured on Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things, Snowpiercer, Wu Assassins, Altered Carbon and used in the title track for Fast & Furious 8.
Masia One is an artist, entrepreneur and cultural ambassador, and creates music with a message to inspire people to connect with their royal self.
Alexandre Talhinhas is a Music Producer, Musician and a Sound Engineer who recently had his collaboration with Masia One featured on Netflix Altered Carbon Season 2 OST.
He composed Ti Tou Tao (Mediacorp Channel 5 series) theme song alongside Masia One. & Joshua Simon’s (Kiss 92 host) track Tokyo for his Debut Album. He also composed several soundtracks in theatre working up close with Tiago Rodrigues (Portuguese National Theatre Director), the founder alongside Magda Bizarro of Mundo Perfeito Theatre Company and w ith Macaco do Chinês (guitarist/singer/ producer), a band that where pioneers in crossing Hip-Hop, Dubstep and Grime with Portuguese traditional music he released two critically acclaimed albums and a mixtape.
Macacos do Chinês toured both nationally and internationally, play in main festivals like Rock In Rio and stared in MTV’s Brand New TV concerts.
After representing Singapore in the World Beatboxing Championships in Berlin, artist born Elaine Lim, decided to take her craft one step further to explore musicality beyond her ability to create dynamic and explosive sets through the art of Beatbox. She began frantically scribbling lyrics to paper, expresses struggle, bullying, perseverance and the drive to succeed - topics her and her peers faced daily in fast paced city life. The persona of General Ling was born.
Through rap, singing and beatbox, the artistry of the new general on the scene inspires others like herself to pursue bravery and greatness. Breaking the status quo with hard hitting "straight to the point" lyrics and moving seamlessly between English, Chinese and Beatboxing, she performs live as a one woman act or can be seen alongside her partner in crime, emcee Z Loco. Having collaborated with the Far East Empress, Masia One, German production duo C.O.W. and scheduled to release singles with Metalheadz producer Stranjah, General Ling leads people to win the battle of their hearts.