Michael Nhat’s life has been a whirlwind. He came to America hidden in a box on an airplane. The plane crashed and everyone except the children in cargo died, including his mother. He was sent back to an orphanage in Vietnam. Upon returning to the States, he learned the rap game with a rough crowd, but was able to distance himself from that once finding his home in Los Angeles. He volunteers at the Smell and is one of the most prolific and unassuming musicians ready to rise above ground.
Nhat’s played almost every living room venue in Los Angeles. He’s the token rapper at the punk show. In his preppy clothes, he’s not so much the fish out of water as the guy you can expect the unexpected from. Although he raps, he sees himself as an experimental sound artist rather than a hip-hop dude. Much like his music, Michael Nhat’s story is anything but conventional, yet he delivers it with the nonchalance of a milkman. Asked what he hopes people get out of his songs, Nhat says, without flinching, “I hope they get laid.”
MP3: “A Lot Of People Ask If That’s Her Real Name” from Michael Nhat self titled LP (MIC003)
MP3: “Everyone Knows Werewolves Kill” from Michael Nhat self titled LP (MIC003)
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