Higher Brothers成员之一，88rising旗下音乐人，Melo释出了首张个人专辑 - 《Old Master》，这是继马思唯和KnowKnow之后，Higher Brothers个人solo计划推出的第三弹。“Old Master”中文译名老师傅 ， 是一张以Boombap风格为主的old school专辑。在坊间素来以“西南Battle King”著称的Melo，这次将富含高难度技巧言辞犀利的flow融入整张专辑中，可谓诚意满满。专辑包含13个曲目，亮点包括：映射Melo成名以来心路历程的主打单曲“乡巴佬”；同为Higher Brothers成员的好兄弟KnowKnow助阵的单曲“代理”；联手Higher Brothers另一位成员PSY.P，以及曾在《Head in the Clouds II》专辑中与Rich Brian, Joji, August 08合作过热单“Hopscotch”的Barney Bones，共同打造情歌 ”Talk Less and Feel More”。整张专辑由一个又一个朴实无华的成长故事组成，讲述了一个默默无闻的成都街头的“三娃儿”，靠着对梦想从未变过的执着和努力，打破一切质疑，一步步登上梦想顶峰的故事。 Renowned Chinese rapper Melo (one fourth of rap group the Higher Brothers, hailed “the current breakout stars of the Chinese Hip-Hop world” by the New York Times) releases his debut solo album, Old Master on April 21st. The title of Old Master comes from Melo’s respect for the legendary hip-hop acts from the boom bap era. Acts like Nas and Gang Starr remain some of Melo’s biggest inspirations, and although many fans know Higher Brothers for their hard hitting trap beats and raucous energy, Melo wanted to showcase his technical rapping ability over classically-inspired production. From boom bap to trap, Old Master is the culmination of Melo’s taste in hip-hop, an ode to what made him fall in love with this genre. Produced front to back by YYKBZ Yi Yang & YOKEN Yaokun Bai, with featured production from Los Angeles based Channel Tres, and guest features from frequent collaborators AUGUST 08 and Barney Bones, Old Master is truly emblematic of a bigger trend towards globalization in hip-hop. The first single, “Born Like This,” showcases the old school aesthetic of the album while the second single, “Daili,” features the contemporary production that Higher Brothers have become synonymous with. “Born Like This” tells Melo’s story of staying true to his roots and to his dreams of becoming one of the hip-hop greats, and working hard to overcome prejudice that he’s been met with along the way. “Daili,” which means “agents” in Mandarin, is a trap anthem featuring fellow Higher Brother, KnowKnow. Melo and KnowKnow, who both have their own clothing brands, speak about their personal success as young bosses. The song also compares the success of their music to the success of their clothing brand, both of which have been evangelized by their passionate and dedicated fans.