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We’ve got some Sodagreen, some Karen Mok, and now a collaboration between giants of the pop and rap world which is set to shake up the Golden Melody Award stage this year – A-Mei and MJ116!

This year, the “Queen of the Music World” and prominent rap group MJ116 are teaming up to have a rap battle to the tune of several of the queen’s most popular songs.

Carefully rearranged and adapted, MJ116 showed that they don’t do things by halves by teaching A-Mei how to properly have a rap battle! But little did we imagine that the Queen herself, eager to learn was the one who went to the boys of rap for their help.

Of the performance they’ve got planned, MJ116 has said: “We’ve taken some of our more popular songs and did a complete overhaul, so people will be able to see the ‘classic’ and the ‘innovative’ at the same time. I hope you are all looking forward to it!”

Skinny, one of MJ116’s band members has also had a dream of his come true, by being able to work with the Taiwanese music legend A-Mei. Dreams really do come true!

Of collaborating with A-Mei, the boys were in awe and inspired by her dedication: “aMEI is so easy to work with! So warm-hearted! She’s willing to try new things, especially new music genres. That’s one area where we are really similar.”

A-mei, who herself (or as she likes to say her alter ego Amit) is nominated in six categories at this years’ awards said of her nominations: “I think A-Mit should go up for any awards we win. And I’ll take care of giving a good performance!”.

Of the performance, MJ116 who are considered newbies to the Golden Melodies express that they are not losing any sleep over the hype of the event: “It’s not that nerve-wracking to perform, because, after all, I’m a creator and a performer. Once I get on stage I just enjoy the experience. We’re all really going to dig the mood and the feel of being on stage at the GMAs.”

Well said! Fervently looking forward to the collaboration between the inventive and innovative MJ116 and versatile A-Mei!