The Mayor of Taipei Is off the Chain in a New Trap Video!

In the world of trap music — a style of hip hop, Mayor Ko Wen-je is an unlikely newcomer. (Image:  YouTube/Screenshot)
In the world of trap music — a style of hip hop, Mayor Ko Wen-je is an unlikely newcomer. (Image: YouTube/Screenshot)

In the world of trap music — a style of hip-hop, Mayor Ko Wen-je is an unlikely newcomer. The 59-year-old trauma surgeon-turned-mayor of Taipei, Taiwan, is dropping his first music video. The song is called Do Things Right, by Taiwanese rapper Chunyan, who is well known in the hip-hop scene on the KAO! INC label.

The music video opens with shots of the bus stop where the mayor commutes to work each day, then takes viewers through the Taipei government offices. The video next turns to Mayor Ke with his button-up shirt tucked into his waist-high khakis, a pen sticking out of his front shirt pocket, walking slowly toward the camera in a dimly lit hallway.

The song is called Do Things Right, by Taiwanese rapper Chunyan, who is well known in the hip hop scene. (Image: YouTube/Screenshot) (Image: Vimeo/Screenshot)

The song is called ‘Do Things Right,’ by Taiwanese rapper Chunyan, who is well known in the hip-hop scene. (Image: YouTube / Screenshot)

As for the rapping, Mayor Ke chants the phrase: “Do the right thing, do things right.”  The rest of the video sees the mayor sitting in an empty conference room as he repeats the phrase “怪怪的” which loosely translates to “strange” while leaving the more serious rapping to Chunyan. The overall message is straightforward: Do the right thing and achieve greatness.

Watch the video of Taipei’s rapping mayor :

Mayor Ke wrote a statement about the project:

If this is his way of appealing to the youth of Taipei, it seems to be working. In less than a day, the video has garnered over 5,000 comments. And this isn’t Mayor Ke’s first act on YouTube, his channel has over 190,000 subscribers, and releases multiple videos per week.  No matter how you look at it, Mayor Ke is straight savage!

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