This past weekend the SSE Arena, Wembley, housed the biggest Influencer Boxing event of 2022 presented by Showstar Boxing. The UK vs. USA event took place on March 5th and was streamed globally to fans all over the world. Fil-am Creator and Actor Alex Wassabi took the ring alongside fellow creator Deji in the main event and came out on top as the winner. Check out Alex's vlog below that takes you behind the scenes of that night.
The last two rounds are where the action really took place with Alex and Deji, both landing hits that played critical roles in the final judges' decision. Alex's training and stamina really pulled through as he capitalized on an exhausted Deji in those final rounds. As the fight came to a close, Alex was announced the winner by split decision.
You can catch Alex later this year in a new episode of our MYX Original Series, Making it in America. Learn about his Youtube and Creator Journey and see the last bits of his training right before he left for London for this fight. Stay tuned here on MYX for more updates on new episodes of the series coming out soon.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Showstar Boxing Instagram
Last month P Pop group Alamat debuted a new powerful comeback song and video, "Kasmala." The catchy upbeat song weaved a history lesson in their music video that we don't always tend to see or even knew existed in the history we are taught. "Kasmala" is a play on the word Malakas which translates into strong. When you watch the video, you understand the essence of the song even more. But if you need a breakdown of what it all means, we found someone who can walk you through it.
Youtuber and Pinoy Historian Kirby Araullo reacts and helps break down the music video. If you want to get a deeper understanding of what the white hazmat suits represent, who the Filipino American Manongs were, and where the "Absolutely No Filipinos Sign" originated from; In that case, you need to check out his reaction.
With Alamat's debut just at the top of this year, this promising group seems to be here to shake things up and make sure that Filipino representation is seen in all aspects of our Filipino Diaspora.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Alamat Instagram
The "One Take Session" King Gabe Bondoc has co-authored a new kids book titled "That's My Jam" alongside Randy De Jesus of RadisRad Clothing and now RadisRadbooks. It's a story about two jam characters, John & Joy, who have been friends forever.
You might have remembered RadisRad Clothing from the early years of Youtube and competition dance circuits like World of Dance. The graphic tees were seen on almost every prominent Youtube Musician back in the day, including AJ Rafael, Andrew Garcia, and Jeremy Passion.
But more recently, Randy has switched things up and has now created RadisRad Books! It was a project he started in the pandemic that ended up with the creation of three books, and now a collaboration with Gabe on "That's My Jam."
"That's My Jam" is now available for Pre-Order. Gabe is also dropping a song with the same title on 8/23, and there is also a giveaway. Check out his Instagram post below on how to enter.
Cover Photo Courtesy Of: www.radisrad.com
Artist, songwriter, and Youtuber Jannine Weigel joins Dannieboi in this myxCLUSIVE to talk about her latest single, Passcode and her career so far. Jannine’s mixed heritage has allowed her to live in Germany, Thailand, and now she resides in Malaysia. The blending of cultures has brought her a unique perspective and influenced her as an artist. If you don’t yet know about Jannine, here are 5 highlights from the interview:
1. She started focusing on music more than 7 years ago
Jannine was born in Germany and at around 10 years old, she moved to Thailand. She got her start in the entertainment industry through acting. After moving, she tried her shot in a singing competition then got signed to her first label afterwards.
2. Jannine likes to mix up the songs she covers
After being a trainee for 6 moths, she decided to put up covers on Youtube. “I try to cover the songs that are trending then cover songs she wants to sing in between those.” Some of the challenging covers she’s done are any songs by Sia and Jessie J. We got to agree they’re one of a kind.
3. She was nervous about putting out original music
Jannine was more excited than anything to put out her own music because she “never released music so there wasn’t a standard to go off of.” She recalls it as a memorable experience because of the whole process of recording and shooting the music videos, showing her how much she’s grown.
4. Jannine has tried writing songs in different languages
Coming from a blend of cultural backgrounds, the unique perspective encourage her to write songs in Thai, German, and English. She said that “Thai is the more challenging language because it’s a tonal language, but lots of rhyming. English and German are easier in terms of freedom and melody.”
5. Passcode is her first single
We asked her about the meaning behind Passcode and she explains that it’s “about falling in love with somebody, but still feeling scared and putting a guard up because you don’t want to get hurt.” She relates it to asking someone for their passcode for their phone. Her vision for the music video was to be more aesthetic and focus on her trying to find the lead actor’s passcode. Jannine sent her team a Pinterest storyboard to get the feel she wanted for the shoot.
Jannine even shared that there’s a TikTok challenge happening called #PasscodeChallenge. There’s two versions and she loves seeing everyone’s take on it especially Darren Espanto’s version. We’ll be waiting for Dannie’s take. Look out for more of Jannine as she mentions there’s more music on the way and is currently working on her next single set to release early 2021.
JR Aquino is a singer/songwriter from Anchorage Alaska who now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was in the Top 44 of American Idol: Season 4 and was a member of Team Ceel-Lo on The Voice: Season 3. He continues to create and produce music to positively impact people all around the world.
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