Taiwan’s rising rap-star MIYA RO (米亞若) releases her solo single “I’M ILL” feat. ZHEEN

Taiwan – A breakthrough in Taiwan’s Mandopop scene, rising rap-star Miya Ro (米亞若)‘s latest single “I’M ILL (feat. ZHEEN)” was a groundbreaking release recently. Being one of the very few female rappers in the Taiwan Mandopop scene, Miya Ro was formerly in a Taiwanese girl group ‘No Limit (無限甜心)’. A singer, rapper and composer, that’s not all. Miya Ro came from the background of a professional dance instructor for many singers and groups. Read our previous interview back in 2015 when the talented group ‘No Limit’ released their 2nd EP. (click here)

We have witnessed the growth of Miya Ro as a member of a girl group until today, as a solo artiste with strong personality and charisma. Read on to find out more about how the catchy and self-expressive track came about.

Q. Why did you choose to release your solo track on your birthday? 
Miya Ro: “I’M ILL (feat. ZHEEN)” was released on 27th February 2018 which was my birthday as well. It wasn’t coincidental but intentional. Personally, this signifies a brand new start for me from scratch.

Q. Where did the inspiration for “I’M ILL (feat. ZHEEN)” come from?
Miya Ro: This track is my own composition inspired by myself. I wanted to properly introduce who I am as a solo artiste – my capabilities and strengths. The term “I’M ILL” in the hip-hop culture is similar to a self-proclamation that one is the best of the best, the most capable and powerful. This is the image that I want to portray to the world.

 

 

Q. Who is ZHEEN? 
Miya Ro: ZHEEN is a 19 year-old trainee, also my junior under the same management (No Limit Entertainment). Apart from being well-versed in song composition and skilled in rap, ZHEEN is a very well-mannered and hardworking boy. Please look forward to his upcoming works in future.

Q. What are your upcoming plans after the release? 
Miya Ro: I will be actively involved in TV programs and tours in schools and academies to promote my new solo track!

Q. What have you been busy with since the 2nd EP release with the girl group ‘No Limit’ in 2015? 
Miya Ro: Well, I’ve been busy composing songs all these while. Apart from my own compositions, I’ve also produced songs for other singers and TV programs.

 

 

Q. Describe the year 2017 in one word.  
Miya Ro: “Adversity“. Last year was rather distressing and things weren’t progressing smoothly as planned. Many thoughts and feelings were suppressed and left unsaid. That being said, I told myself to stay silent, lay low and focus on producing my own music. Keeping quiet doesn’t mean I’m backing out nor weak, it’s my belief of putting in hard work continuously and unconditionally. These hard work and efforts accumulated over these times will be recognized and seen some day.

Q. Tell us your hopes for 2018 in two words.
Miya Ro:  “Awakened” After all these years of efforts and hard work, I’ve waited for the right time to share what I’ve been working on. I have so much to show you now, the Miya Ro as a solo artiste – stronger and more power than before.

Q. What kind of breakthrough are you anticipating for this year?
Miya Ro:  I’ve always sought to improve my music and looking forward to work with other artistes in the the music scene. Speaking of breakthroughs, I hope to be involved in dramas in some ways. As I’ve previously worked on the music production for dramas, it will be great to challenge the untouched territory of acting.

Q. Which artiste do you look up to? Can you recommend a song by them? 
Miya Ro:  Actually.. I’m an ARMY, a huge fan of Korean boy band ‘BTS’. I really admire their music and choreography. After watching a couple of their concerts and awards show in person, I’m completely mesmerized and moved by their sincerity and hard work. I will recommend “Mic Drop” by BTS as this song is similar to “I’M ILL” in certain ways. Both songs are trying to expresses and prove ourselves while haters continue to talk to themselves.

 

“I’M ILL” is an upbeat and catchy track exploding with confidence dissing the haters. Watch “I’M ILL (feat. ZHEEN)” music video below! 

“I’m ILL”
詞曲:Miya Ro米亞若
編曲:林樂偉

That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
I’m Queen . I’m ILL. I’m Queen . I’m ILL

Hold on.stop it 是誰在呼叫我
你 滿嘴的胡鬧自以為那是好笑的咆哮 可笑
讓我甩開綑綁的枷鎖 全力撼動你的瞳孔
勝者為后說的是我 沒人取代我
No high hill 我還能all kill
讓你無法輕易放掉崇拜膜拜著我
damn I’m swag and cool
我的存在 就像killer獵捕
mayday mayday let it go
我的實力 是防彈玻璃
crush crush crush ooh

I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
I’m Queen . I’m ILL. I’m Queen . I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
I’m Queen . I’m ILL. I’m Queen . I’m ILL
Bring it.
M to the I to the Y to the ARO
M to the I to the Y to the ARO

Rolling stone 別擋路快借過
我的主場我主宰 誰能say no
沒在開玩笑看我的變化球
讓你跌破眼鏡你也猜不透
我 萬眾矚目的存在
就是要你自己認清 如何失敗的
Fuxk you bitch 少在那邊 隨口說說
用麥克風當武器 只需要 一支就夠
讓你投降舉白旗 只需要 一擊就夠
我的才能讓一切 只需要 easy to go
Oh I like it . I ruled the world.

I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
I’m Queen . I’m ILL. I’m Queen . I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
I’m Queen . I’m ILL. I’m Queen . I’m ILL
Bring it.

She’s ILL She’s ILL She’s ILL
Super Fuxking Hot ILL
不要緊張 也別驚慌 她不會讓你們失望
絕對滿足妳們渴望
保證 她的饒舌子彈擊中妳心臟
藏不住 她的實力像是火山爆發在發狂
饒舌界的新女王 態度霸氣 就是這麼狂妄
降臨主導主流市場逆轉排行 受 千萬人景仰
成為她的信徒快來敬拜崇拜膜拜你的女王
掌控流行音樂走向成為新世界舞台的Hero
登上最高王座的饒舌女王My Queen她叫做Miya Ro

I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
I’m Queen . I’m ILL. I’m Queen . I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
That me show you who am I. I’m ILL I’m ILL
I’m Queen . I’m ILL. I’m Queen . I’m ILL
Bring it.
M to the I to the Y to the ARO
M to the I to the Y to the ARO

 

 

Miya Ro 米亞若 Miya Ro 米亞若

For more behind-the-scenes photos, click here.
Many thanks to Chino and Miya Ro for the interview opportunity. 

Article by Xuan Lin @ KAvenyou. 

KAvenyou: Singapore to Korea – Music, Wanderlust, Foodie, Lifestyle.

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