praCh Ly

Writer, Director, Performer. An internationally renowned, critically acclaimed, award-winning artist, his debut album is the first #1 rap album in Cambodia. Newsweek proclaimed him as “The First Cambodian Rap Star.” Through masterful lyrics of powerful rap music, his music not only entertains but also educates.

His lyrics have been published by multiple publishers and are currently being used for Southeast Asian Studies. In 2004 he went on a 23 states tour across the United States and was a subject for Japan’s documentary film, which won NHK’s Best Documentary of the Year in 2004. His involvement in films ranges from scoring music for a baseball documentary RICE FIELD OF DREAMS (2010) to creating original music for Sundance Award Winning and Oscar Shortlisted movie ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (2010). He produced the award-winning short film Paulina (2013), and provided music for the Student Academy Awards/Oscars finalist short film SAMNANG (2013), the Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones produced film SHAKE THE DUST (2014), NHK’s Special Programs: Asian Dreamers (2014), and produced IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC (2019), a Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee selected film to represent the country of Cambodia in the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. A Writer, Producer and Director of SATOOK (2022), the film that was granted by the Lilly Endowment Inc. and the SMITHSONIAN’s National Museum of Asian Art.

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