TXMIYAMA releases a ‘city anthem’ kind of track about Hong Kong – “HKG”. Trap beat, 2 verses, 3 choruses, alternation between steady-slow and bouncy-fast flows, ‘skrt’ gimmicks, and a clip full of homies getting lit at Chungking Mansion and Lan Kwai Fong; you will find in here a classic but well-realized rap video that could have you jumping in a club next time you will hear it. The beat has been produced by Roman RSK.
If the form is not the most original, the biggest asset of TXMIYAMA’s new song is to successfully paint a hip-hop lifestyle which remains close to his topic. The slangs and the themes don’t lie; it is 852 we are talking about. For those who doubt, the ‘Jap boy’ gives a friendly reminder from the first line of his chorus: “I said bitch I’m not from China I’m from HK”. Or, perhaps more subtle, you will find good punchlines that will intuitively take full sense for the Hong-Kongers: “Drink for like 10 days/ Tolerance higher than the rent rate”.