Directed by 18 Uppercut and scored by W.Y. Huang, “Dukkha”; is a restless, iconoclastic take on the art of violence. Inspired by Godzilla, Dragon Ball Z and classic Kung-Fu films, these influences are crashed together as a blitz of beats, beatings and furious color in this synapse-slamming music video.
18 Uppercut creates a music video for Bohan Phoenix's title track, OVERSEAS, off the OVERSEAS EP - produced by Ryan Hemsworth. OVERSEAS finds the rapper digging deep into his personal life, relaying stories about his childhood in China and as a young immigrant. Arriving amidst a Chinese government crackdown on hip-hop culture, including a ban on rappers and tattooed artists performing on television, the mere existence of OVERSEAS is an act of protest, re-establishing hip-hop as a vehicle for positivity and social change while challenging prevailing American notions about rappers of Asian descent.
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A fun little spot for a Kickstarter project in full 80s 'WWF x Sellavision' glory. It's so bad, it's good.
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18 Uppercut designs and collaborates with Mighty Jaxx, a creative studio that focuses on 3D design for art collectibles, to release an art figurine. The design is based on the label’s ident and balances its fusion of Asian and Western heritage with urban pop art. The figurine stands at 7” tall and is built from resin.
Limited edition of 300.
江湖 (jiānghú) : A merchandise collaboration with Hong Kong streetwear label, Dragonmade8 to create a collection that encapsulates the vanishing brotherhood spirit from HK 90s triad films.
“I will treat my sworn brethren equal and fair. If I’m loyal and faithful, I will prosper and thrive. If not, I will be killed by myriads of swords.”