Johor Bahru crew ForceParkBois are blowing up right now, and for good reason.
Hailing from the Taman Daya neighbourhood (from where the group takes their name), the 15-man group has been steady building a discography of trap-rap bangers that are infectious yet unabashedly local.
Despite only being formed around 2018-19, ForceParkBois has already signed a record deal with Warner Music Malaysia, while also pulling off many collaborations with heavyweights of the Malaysian hip-hop scene.
ForceParkBois’ influence has even reached Korean shores, with their breakout single ‘Lotus’ getting remixed and covered by none other than Jay Park.
Released on the multi-hyphenated artistes’ H1GHR Music label, the track also features label signees JMIN, JAY B, Park Hyeon-jin, BIG Naughty, TRADE L, Woodie Gochild, and pH-1.
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Park even begins the cypher with a shoutout to ForceParkBois in his verse, giving them a more-than-generous co-sign.
“Respect to FORCEPARKBOIS from Johor Bahru; H1GHR Music, hip-hop, we connected by the booth; I got love for my Southeast Asians; They hate, we fight back, fuck intimidation, we stationed; We flying high like a kite, we unite, Asian pride, roll it up, lotus lotus!”
The H1GHR Music cypher even ends with the Koreans singing the original hook by Nakalness in full Bahasa Malaysia. Now that’s keeping it real.