GRLGNG!

Last week I had such a great time putting together my Tribute to Girl Groups and tracks that rally up the GRLGNG! I started to put together a playlist of songs— for feeling your feelings, for moving on, for handling bidness, for getting hype, for ratchet thangs, for staying woke, and especially for remembering who... Continue Reading →

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SOUNDBITES 004: Girl Group Tribute

As a young preteen in the 1990s, nothing was more empowering than the undeniable potency of GIRL POWER. As I close out my late 20s, there has been no other impact as profound as learning about decolonization, self-love, and healing. What I love the most throughout these ongoing processes, is watching my sisters and the... Continue Reading →

SOUNDBITES 003: DJs & Turntablists

After assembling this week's line up, I realized that they are all Filipino American DJs; This is particularly significant because of the cultural impacts that Filipino Americans have had on Hip Hop, specifically through the realm of DJing and turntablism. From Filipino mobile DJs crews, from DJ QBert and DJ Neil Armstrong, to Vinroc, Apollo,... Continue Reading →

SOUNDBITES 002: Asian American Hip Hop Duos

This week, let's shift the lens onto Asian American Hip Hop duos. Originally I intended to focus on emcee-producer duos, but I figured loosening the criteria would allow me to add more than one type of duo: we have duos that are individual artists who work well together as emcee and producer; duo that was... Continue Reading →

Space to Place Podcast: Gentrification in SF

In October, I sat down with Cade Underwood from North Carolina, for his Space to Place podcast, which is a cross-country project and dialogue about places where people live, how they feel, and how they would reshape those places. For Cade's Bay Area stop of his tour, I invited him to the Bayanihan Community Center... Continue Reading →

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