Lunch With Sumiko: Hip-hop and honesty go hand in hand, says rapper Yung Raja

Yung Raja’s uniquely Singaporean English-Tamil hip-hop is inspired by his own experience as the son of immigrant parents.

Singaporean rapper Yung Raja has made waves in the international music scene for his unique blend of English-Tamil hip hop. He shares with Sumiko Tan the inspirations behind his hits, and his reflections on the past year.

Yung Raja arrives for lunch with manicured nails. Pink, green, yellow, purple - they run the range of candy pop colours.

"I've always been thick-skinned and confident in myself," the rapper says when I ask him why he paints his nails.

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