Chinese viral rap star Rich Chigga announces tour, books October 24 date at Orpheum in Ybor City

He glow like dat.

click to enlarge Rich Chigga during Rolling Loud Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida on May 5, 2017. - Sebastian Rodriguez c/o Rolling Loud Festival
Sebastian Rodriguez c/o Rolling Loud Festival
Rich Chigga during Rolling Loud Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida on May 5, 2017.

The conversation about Asian cultural appropriation of hip-hop is headed to Ybor City (hold on, you haven’t been having the conversation?).

That’s right, a year after his video for “Dat $tick” made him an internet meme/sensation, gravelly throated Indonesia-raised rapper Rich Chigga (real name Brian Imanuel) is bringing his 28-date “Come To My Party Tour” to Orpheum on October 24.

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Openers and ticket prices/onsale dates have yet to be announced, but it’s a good chance to see the Jakarta-born Chinese emcee up close and personal-like.


Chigga, who lives in L.A. due to anti-Chinese sentiment in Jakarta, has already expressed regret about his stage name, and recently told The New Yorker that he’d like to be taken seriously as a rapper. It seems like he’s already on his way there. Several prominent rhymesmiths — including Ghostface Killah — have been more than agreeable with odd, yet captivating flow.

"This is my fucking guy." Ghostface said in this video. "That's dope. I like that."

Chigga has also played Miami’s Rolling Loud this spring, so there you go.

Watch Chigga’s new video for “Glow Like Dat” below. Get more information on the show via local.cltampa.com.


Rich Chigga w/TBA
Tue, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.
Orpheum, 1915 7th Ave., Ybor City.
More info: local.cltampa.com

 

 

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