by 88Rising

ATARASHII GAKKO!, the Japanese four-piece, who recently joined 88rising, return with a new song, "Freaks," featuring Jakarta rapper Warren Hue. Listen Here

A classic song reimagined for 2021, “Freaks” samples Dirtybird Records label boss Claude VonSroke's "Freaks Don't Fail Me Now”. The song gets a fresh makeover featuring ATARASHII GAKKO’s signature vocals and Warren Hue’s rhythmic rap. Delivered with punkish energy, ATARASHII GAKKO!’s Mizyu, Suzuka, Kanon, and Rin deliver supercharged snapshots of the Japanese Youth or Seishun in their native language. Singing rebelliously "making paper planes out of exam papers", the girls of ATARASHII GAKKO! sing about how they overcome the mundane school life, and ultimately, "hope, future depends on yourselves" -- success is not determined by letter grades.

The group recently released their debut 88Rising track "NAINAINAI," accompanied by a self-choreographed video. Watch HERE.

“Freaks” is also the debut 88rising appearance from new signing Warren Hue, the 18-year-old Jakarta native who is paving the way for a next-generation of Asian hip-hop. Warren chimes in his defiant attitude, proclaiming himself as freaky but also the "freshest one" who will be " walking down the fashion runway".


Warren Hue is an 18-year-old rapper/singer from Jakarta, Indonesia leading the way for the next generation of Asian hip-hop. The multi-hyphenate creative is a relentless artist and spontaneous creator - often finishing both tender love songs and hard-hitting rap verses in less than an hour. Warren takes his inspiration from hip-hop icons, video games, fashion, and Asian culture and fuses it into music and art that is uniquely his own.


88Rising is a global entertainment powerhouse focused on celebrating Asian stories, talent, and culture. Their roster includes Rich Brian, Joji, Higher Brothers, Niki, Jackson Wang, and more. 88 is trailblazing

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