Asian rappers Yung Parents released a music video on 29th November 2021 inspired by the reopening of the Singapore-Johor Causeway and Second Link. The whimsical music video garnered more than 1,000 views over two days.
“Not too shabby,” commented Andre, who is one half of the duo. “Considering we didn’t use beauty filters and didn’t dress promiscuously.”
Yung Parents were hoping to engage TikTok’s audience, but got banned from the platform, as its algorithm assumed that the Parents were uploading someone else’s music. Pfft.
Watch it here.
Besides cancelling Yung Parents concerts and sponsorships, Covid-19 also prevented Andre and Ningfei from visiting Malaysia.
Neither young nor parents, Ou Ningfei and Andre Frois have been releasing music, videos and viral content under the moniker Yung Parents since 2018. Their new song celebrates activities that Singaporeans enjoy in Johor Bahru, such as massages, pumping petrol, buying VCDs, visiting Legoland and eating lok lok.
“When the traffic jam between Woodlands and Johor Bahru was bad, I would instead walk to Johor Bahru. I didn’t know that Andre enjoyed walking across the Causeway in his teens too,” remarks Ningfei. The world’s busiest land border, the Woodlands-Johor Bahru Causeway began allowing limited travel yesterday.
“When the Causeway was closed during the pandemic, I missed Johor Bahru City Square so much that I would frequently visit City Square Mall in Farrer Park, Singapore, sit there and reminisce. Andre too often talks about the time he walked to Johor Bahru to look for Mas Selamat.”
Ningfei and Andre are available for comment via Yung Parents’ social media platforms and via email: [email protected]
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