Perhaps Malcolm Davis gained his unique creative perspective by traveling, growing up a military brat in Tokyo and around the U.S. When he settled in Atlanta as a teenager, that perspective solidified into sound. MadeinTYO (pronounced “made in Tokyo”) founded Privateclub Records with his brother, rapper 24hrs, and started building a buzz in the hip-hop world almost immediately behind the ultra-catchy “Uber Everywhere.”
“I recorded that song in my kitchen,” MadeinTYO told Vice. “My whole crew was there in the kitchen, and it just came up. ‘Uber Everywhere’ was just a random line that I said and then ran with. I didn’t really feel like it was a song until a day later when I listened to it and said, “Yo, this sh*t is hard. I think people are really going to mess with it.”
The spontaneous success was real, and it continued with the 2 Chainz collaboration “I Want,” the December release of EP 24Hrs in Tokyo and new single “Skateboard P.” MadeinTYO stays connected to his fans, too, joining the #DeleteUber movement after seeing his supporters take it viral on social media.
In March, he joins Big Sean’s I Decided tour, but this week, he parties with MAGIC in Las Vegas at Hyde. “Last year was amazing year for me, so I can only imagine what God is going to bless me with this year,” he recently told Billboard. MadeinTYO at Hyde Bellagio, February 21.