From the indie-pop and shoegaze vibes of Obedient Wives Club to the post-rock stylings of I Am David Sparkle, alternative rock music has always been the central sound of Baybeats - the annual, free, alternative music festival at the Esplanade which kicked off in 2002.
But in its 17th year, the organisers are switching things up and throwing rap and hip-hop acts into the mix, with home-grown rappers Akeem Jahat, duo act Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba, as well as Malaysia's Zamaera.
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