Mountain Brothers are back in business. The first Asian American rap group ever to sign to a major label is breaking their hiatus for a good cause. It’s been over 10 years since their official release, but the duo returns with founding member CHOPS (who has produced for industry heavyweights such as Lil Wayne and Kanye West) for Strength In Numbers.
The album is set to break new ground again by bringing together various Asian American rappers and singers, including many special guests from Korea and Japan. Backed by the signature sounds of CHOPS, Strength In Numbers aims to showcase the talents of Asian Americans in hip-hop.
“When I started out, the Asian American entertainment scene was bleak. My generation watched The Simpsons and Spongebob just to see some yellow faces. Fortunately things have changed some,” CHOPS says in a press release. “A lot more great artists are making strides, taking things further, and I got to work with a bunch of my favorites for this project.”
Watch the first video for the project “Keep On” featuring singer Ann One. For more information, visit their Kickstarter here.