Ever since a social media video featuring both American rapper Snoop Dogg and Vietnamese pop star Sơn Tùng M-TP appeared online together, the internet has been buzzing about a possible music collaboration between the two titans from opposite corners of the globe. Today, fans of M-TP known as "Sky" will no longer have to wait in agony, screaming "Give it to me!" like some sort of addict.
Sky, we can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the First of July. We will once again be fighting for our freedom...Not from online trolls, anti-fans, or haters...but from bad Vpop songs. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the First of July will no longer be known as a random day in July, but as the day Sky declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!’ Today we celebrate our Vpop Independence Day!
Finally, I can have some peace of mind. M-TP's secret music project with Snoop Dogg has finally been revealed, and I must say that Hãy Trao Cho Anh has lived up to the hype. I have been saying this for quite some time now, but I'll say it again -- music producer ONIONN is a genius in his own right and deserves more recognition for his work.
M-TP knows how to make a splash when it comes to releasing music videos. Hãy Trao Cho Anh already looks like it will be a hit. The MV for Hãy Trao Cho Anh is very modern in feel and almost un-Vietnamese in feel. Partying on a yacht with a bunch of hot women is very American while the instagram worthy MV shots of M-TP in exotic desert locations is very Kpop. Hãy Trao Cho Anh also has a rhythmic beat to it that makes you want to shake your body like that of a Latin song.
What is Vietnam, anyways? Is it not a nation that has long taken foreign influences and made use of the best parts of foreign ideas? Be it French, American, or Asian. To me, that is what Vpop should be -- a Vietnamese take on modern pop music and not just some carbon copy of American pop or Korean pop music that some fans so desire.