Born in Canada to Japanese parents, Hong Kong rapper Yuri Tomiyama – aka Txmiyama – is used to feeling like he doesn’t belong anywhere as a third culture kid. Much of his music focuses on the struggles and discontentment common among Hong Kong’s youth. Photo: Kenneth Tang

Tiny flats, unemployment, mental health: Hong Kong rapper’s songs illustrate struggles of city’s youth

  • Yuri Tomiyama aka Txmiyama uses his music to call out the struggles that young people in Hong Kong face – ones he has experienced himself
  • Lyrics from one of the rapper’s songs, written a year before last year’s anti-government protests kicked off, became a rallying cry for protesters
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Born in Canada to Japanese parents, Hong Kong rapper Yuri Tomiyama – aka Txmiyama – is used to feeling like he doesn’t belong anywhere as a third culture kid. Much of his music focuses on the struggles and discontentment common among Hong Kong’s youth. Photo: Kenneth Tang
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