Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba

Singaporean rappers Fariz Jabba (far left) and Yung Raja are among the first rappers to perform at Baybeats.
Singaporean rappers Fariz Jabba (left) and Yung Raja are among the first rappers to perform at Baybeats.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

When the camera turns to rappers Yung Raja, 22, and Fariz Jabba, 21, at a photo shoot for this story at the Esplanade, the two turn on their game faces - and look as if they have been doing this for years.

There is an unfettered confidence that belies the experience of the two Singaporeans, whose real names are Rajid A (Yung Raja) and Fariz Rashid (Fariz Jabba), considering they have been making music for less than a year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2018, with the headline 'Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba'. Subscribe