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Be Who You Wanna Be | Atif Ismail & Ishyaa V. | TEDxUSMNibongTebal
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Added Jun 23, 2016
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Rapping and beatboxing are not men's priority. The duo, Atif Ismail & Ishyaa V. proved that they can perform as good as a man on their journey to become a professional rapper and beatboxer.

Atif Ismail is currently a First Year Applied Science and Analytical Chemistry student from Universiti Sains Malaysia. When she was 14 years old, she got inspired by her brother and started her beatboxing journey. She likes to challenge the impossible and does not think being a female is something to be looked down on. She has been involved in many performances, the most notable in USM Jazz Band Concert as a vocalist in 2015. Other than music, she is also a hockey player.

Ishyaa V. is currently a Second Year student in English Language and Literature Studies from Universiti Sains Malaysia. As a music enthusiast, she started to rap since she was twelve. She partnered with Atif Ismail in the USM Jazz Band Concert in 2015, combining rapping and beatboxing in the song “See You Again”. She also performed for Schools International Understanding Day and is involved in school drama and plays.

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