Wee Meng Chee, 黄明志 born 1983 in Muar, Johor is a Malaysian university student currently majoring in Mass Communication at Ming Chuan University, in Taipei, Republic of China. He is also commonly known under the alias Namewee.
In addition to studying abroad, Namewee vested interest in composing and performing hip hop music in various languages, releasing several songs with complementing music videos on YouTube. Songs released by Namewee include Muar's Mandarin (麻坡的华语) and Negarakuku, directed at Malaysian Chinese, Singaporean and Malay people.
However, Namewee gained notability after releasing a controversial song fused with the national anthem of Malaysia, Negaraku, which describes the state of the country and its government. In the following weeks, the song increasingly drew both praise and criticism from various quarters of Malaysian society, and prompted the government to voice the possibility of action towards Namewee.
Despite the controversy surrounding Negarakuku, Namewee had announced the release of his new album in Malaysia, due out on 3rd September, 2007!
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