Chow Mane, Bay Area native and diverse wordsmith, is playing a pivotal role in modern Asian-American culture and hip hop as a whole. Perfectly juggling an on-point sense of humour and cultural nods with an honest and relatable delivery, Chow Mane’s back catalogue is a smorgasbord of contemporary themes woven together with his distinct multifaceted finesse.
On latest release Sorry with producer oksami, Chow Mane leans more into his pensive and thought-provoking side. Speaking more to the track, he says “People really like my more personal songs, so in ‘Sorry’ I opened up about a relationship I once had with a female friend. Lush and ornate production from multi-instrumentalist oksami really brings out the bright and colourful but underlying sadness of the whole situation. The production is dynamic enough where, even though the vocals are the main focal point telling the story, they’re also more of like an integrated layer in a whole soundscape that moves and shifts and evolves.”