BAO is a Vietnamese American songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles.
Under the name Bao Vo, he previously worked as a primary writer, producer, and creative director for the Asian American electro-pop group Ming & Ping since their debut in 2004. He has also worked with other artists including Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, Lara FM, and GRYPT and has produced remixes for Freezepop, How To Destroy Angels, and West Indian Girl. BAO’s experience as a refugee has influenced his songwriting, which focuses on themes of identity, interpersonal relationships, and sociopolitical issues. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Slants Foundation and hosts a show and podcast called Coffee with BAO.