Bay area Hip Hop artist and producer Chow Mane is kicking things up a notch with perhaps his most energetic hit yet “What’s My Name”. Meant to represent the underground Asian subculture of the West Coast, “What’s My Name” offers a flip on the popular EDM track “Satisfaction” which has grown in popularity amidst the rave community. The track fuses the lyrical stylings of Chow Mane and San Diego’s Dane Amar over the uniquely sampled track by Japanese producer Zuma. Pairing Chow Mane’s signature deep vocals over grimy synths create a unique juxtaposition to Dane’s light and relaxed delivery, keeping listeners engaged from beginning to end.
In true Chow Mane fashion, the track comes paired with a uniquely colorful music video that begins with him stumbling drunk into a mysterious warehouse. There, he’s met with several beautiful women who don’t take his presence lightly. Upon his inebriated arrival, they pin Chow Mane down to a stretcher and taunt him with torchure devices while he kicks the song off with an infectious chorus. Only someone with a comedic touch like Chow Mane can make something like torchure look playful. Midway through, he passes the baton to Dane, who is also being held captive by these women, where they help each other escape from their grimy, psychedelic captivity. Cut with performance shots of the two rappers dancing the night away, “What’s My Name” wraps on a high note, making you want to play the track all over again.
About Chow Mane: Like a top chef, Bay Area rapper and producer Chow Mane is known for his diverse, unorthodox, but carefully crafted art. Sometimes sweet and sometimes bitter (but always tasty), the flavors in Chow Mane’s music range from lighthearted and cheeky to melodic and sobering. Chow Mane combines infectious delivery, playful vocals, and complete soundscapes to create a fine balance between West Coast hip-hop, R&B and pop.
Chow Mane earned national recognition for his sonic versatility — being able to switch between the crooning storytelling in his nostalgic single “WOES IN THE 510” to the cultural wordplay in his viral hit “ABG.” Fans quickly latched onto Chow’s bouncy delivery and raspy vocals, and he produced a series of viral singles such as “Candy (What’s The Word),” “Tasty!,” and “San Jose.” Soon enough, Chow began to prove his worldwide appeal, emerging in Asian and Latin American markets through collaborations with Bay Area artists like Guapdad 4000 and Lil B.
Watch the official music video on YouTube here.