Vietnamese rapper Suboi announces new album, ‘NO-NÊ’

Her first in seven years following 2014's 'RUN'

Vietnamese rapper Suboi has announced a new album, ‘NO-NÊ’.

The record will be her first in seven years, following ‘RUN’, which was released in 2014. ‘NO-NÊ’ is due for release on July 15.

Suboi, often touted as the “queen of hip-hop” in Vietnam, made the announcement on her Facebook page on Sunday night (June 20). She revealed to fans that the songs were written in a “transitional time”, as translated by HipHopDX.

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“Hi loves, my new ALBUM ‘NO-NÊ’ is coming out on July 15!” she wrote. “This album is very special to me and it took a while, I wrote these songs in such a transitional time and for that, I want to express fully and to talk to you all! I hope you will feel it too!! It’s coming soooo close my loves!!”

ALBUM “NO-NÊ” ra mắt ngày 15/07 tình yêu ơi!🦋Một cái album đầy tiếng nhạc lòng mà trước giờ Suboi…

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Little about the album has been confirmed, although Apple Music shows its tracklist features 10 songs, including previous singles ‘Cho Không’, ‘N-Sao?’, and ‘Bet On Me’.

In April, Suboi performed ‘N-Sao?’ at the Vietnamese Rap All Star Concert, which was staged at the Sài Gòn Exhibition and Convention Center and was broadcast on channel HTV2. Watch her performance below (from 1:11:04 onwards).

The concert featured contestants from season one of reality TV show Rap Viet, a competition that pits Vietnam’s rap upstarts in a head-to-head battle for the winning spot. Suboi served as a judge for its debut season in 2020.

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According to Tienphong News, the show commenced auditions for a second season earlier this year, but Suboi will not be returning for undisclosed reasons.

Suboi released her debut album ‘WALK’ in 2010, showcasing a rap style that blended English and Vietnamese lyrics.

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