88rising is the brainchild of Sean Miyashiro—a venture originally pitched as a “Vice for Asian culture”—and what is now a project to not only document culture, but to shape it, too. Today, it’s a record label-cum-collective, bringing together 10 Asian hip-hop artists (such as Kris Wu) to work on projects that break down the boundaries of music. In just under two years 88rising has become a leading voice in Asian culture (especially in the West—bridging the gap between America and Asian culture). As a self-declared “work in progress,” WePresent collaborated with 88rising as part of our Work In Progress series, exploring different types of creative collaboration through film.
“When we’re all together... that’s when the best collaborative efforts come to life. We’re creative. We’re different. We always get things done.”