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Dec 21, 2009

Negarakuku by Namewee

Remember Namewee (Wee Meng Chee)? Wee's sudden rise to stardom is the result of his highly publicized piece. Negarakuku translated as "I Love My Country Negarakuku (Visit Malaysia 2007 Theme Song)". The structure of the song consists of two major components: the rapping, which is exclusively composed and performed by Wee, and Malaysia's anthem, Negaraku, which is split into three segments between the rapping and sung out in groups of two or three verses. The video still available in YouTube.

A music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube by Wee on July 15, 2007, featuring a montage of photographs of Malaysia, a Visit Malaysia 2007 video and a video of Wee rapping against the backdrop of a Malaysian flag. The video ends depicting both a Chinese caption thanking unnamed parties for videos and images provided for the montage, and an English/Malay caption asking not to be sued as he has no money ("please don't sue me, saya takde duit").


NAMEWEE RAISING MALAYSIA FLAG IN HIS RIGHT HAND

The video was removed by Wee amid pressure on July 23, 2007, but copies of the video, including one with English and Malay subtitles of the song's Chinese lyrics, are still available on the site. The videos received an average of over 100,000 hits; a duplicate version of Wee's original video, uploaded in the middle of July 2007, received a total of 1.4 million hits as of early September 2007.

Now he is in Malaysia after his graduation in Mass Communication at Ming Chuan University Taiwan. He stated in his blog that he loves Malaysia very much and will come back to Malaysia thus he did it. Although attacked by Malaysian leaders due to his controversial video , he shows his patriotism and willing to contribute to Malaysia after finish his study. Not like some some of our overseas student, forget Malaysia right after complete their studies and settling down there.

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