Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ipoh Mali

I just got this in an email from one of my friends. Ipoh is a small town in Malaysia that I call one of my hometowns. Ipoh Mali means From Ipoh. 'Mali' is actually how the Chinese tend to pronounce the Malay word 'Mari', because they can't make the 'Rrrrr' sound.



Usually, I don't like listening to raps or hip/hop by Asian artists because they tend to copy too much yet lack the precision of the 'real thing'. But, this was different. It is not only because I come from Ipoh and got a real kick out of identifying the places in the video. I know the lyrics are genuine because my mother knows Point Blanc's family. And, the video did not have some flimsy, precisionless attempt at hip/hop by skinny non-dancers. I hate watching those.....

Here is some info on Point Blanc.

6 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's not something I've come across before.

Evelyn said...

I completely agree with you and that's why I like it so much. It's real. The "sad" thing is that it will probbaly be popular only in Malaysia and perhaps, Singapore... Like if I send this over to my friends here, they have no idea the significance of the lyrics.

JUST A MOM said...

wow I am caught up now!!! So I am still trying to catch up,,,, you ae on holiday?? with?? sorry I am late.

Surfergirl said...

not bad at all! im getting an LSS (last song syndrome) with that 'ipoh mali..ipoh-ipoh mali!' line.

Amanda said...

hmmm....at least one Filipina is enjoying Ipoh Mali. Perhaps more citizens of the world will like it soon. It is pretty catchy even though not everybody can appreciate the lyrics and video.

just a mom: yup. its holiday time for me :) really enjoying the time here in brisbane.

Scott & Elaine said...

Having lived in Ipoh myself, I really enjoyed it! I am so proud that someone from Ipoh actually became famous and is doing so well!