Fresh from his big win at the recent Anugerah Industri Muzik 21 (AIM 21), SonaOne is now focusing his efforts on his newly released second single titled “Hakeleh”. The initial response for “Hakeleh” has been extremely positive with many fans praising SonaOne’s first attempt at rapping in Bahasa Malaysia.
Hakeleh showcases SonaOne embodying his bicultural background, setting the record straight for those who have doubted his “Malaysian-ness”, while bringing a new style of fresh lyricism in Bahasa Malaysia. The word “Hakeleh” is a colloquial term often used to express sarcasm or disbelief. Since it’s release on 18 November 2014, the official “Hakeleh” lyrics video has already gotten 88000 views on YouTube and reached No 1 on the Malaysian iTunes chart.
SonaOne is a Malaysian MC, Producer, Songwriter and Graffiti Artist of French-Malay parentage. His foray into the creative arts began by dabbling with the spray can and SonaOne was already an accomplished graffiti artist by the age of 12. By the age of 15 he started making beats on his computer and helping friends produce their music. Spotted by Joe Flizzow as a raw talent, he officially joined the Kartel family in 2010. Since then, SonaOne has been nothing but prolific, releasing 4 mixtapes and accumulating more than a million downloads on the Internet. His features on songs like “Who Do It Better”, “Havoc” and “Apa Khabar” have not only won him the respect of his peers, but have also created an international buzz – winning admiration from fans and listeners in Thailand, Singapore and United States.
SonaOne cemented his place in the history books of Malaysian music when his first single “No More” not only won the “Best English Song” award at AIM 21, but also the coveted “Song of The Year” award, becoming the first English and Hip-Hop song in the award’s 21 year old history to achieve such recognition.
In addition to his musical adventures, SonaOne will also be hosting Season 2 of the international award-winning travelogue HipHoppinAsia: The Saga Continues which will see him travel all over Asia to countries such as South Korea, China, India, Mongolia, Lebanon and more!
Marketed and distributed by Sony-Kartel, “Hakeleh” is available on iTunes, Spotify, Youtube and all other digital platforms.
Watch the lyric video below:
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