VannDa’s debut at last weekend’s ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) is one for the books. The Cambodian hip hop rising star went through his latest hits in a half-hour set, including “Time To Rise” and “Catch Me If You Can.”
VannDa was joined by fellow rapper Rakhie from La Cima Cartel, with instrumentals—specifically Khmer’s Phare, The Cambodia Circus—by Vanthan and Daniel Omens, who also performed as part of the Cambodia showcase.
- SKULL (IF I DIE)
- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
- HOT BOY
- YOU’RE ALREADY DEAD
- QUEEN BEE
- TIME TO RISE
The AMS performance is the latest stride in a very good year for VannDa, who broke records with the success of his latest singles, especially “Time To Rise,” making him the most-viewed Cambodian artist in history so far. In a previous interview with HipHopDX Asia, he shared that his follow-up single, “Catch Me If You Can,” is “something creative, fun, and chill for people who might be depressed or stressed because of COVID-19 or other things” and that he made the song “in only five hours, including writing the lyrics and producing the music.”
His label, Baramey Production, also recently entered into a historic partnership with Warner Music Group’s ADA Asia—the first Cambodian label to sign a deal with a major international record company.
Watch the full set below:
While you’re here, check out our The Glow Up episode on VannDa below: