This Brooklyn dude's Khmer cover of 'Controlla' is everything - Brooklyn


Aug. 26, 2016 10:25 am

This Brooklyn dude’s Khmer cover of ‘Controlla’ is everything

All you'll be able to make out is “Jodeci” and it sounds wonderful.

Get it.

(via Youtube)

We’re loving on this Khmer cover of Drake’s “Controlla” from Hella Chluy aka Phanit Duong, a viral video star from Brooklyn. (Khmer is the official language of Cambodia.)

It takes place in a part of Philadelphia informally known as Cambodia Town, and Duong told Philly news site Billy Penn that the video was part of an effort to rename the neighborhood officially. It’s one thing the borough doesn’t have, Duong regretfully told Billy Penn.

“I would kill for a Cambodia Town in Brooklyn or somewhere, you know?” he said.

Watch the video below.

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.


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