SOUNDBITES 006: Transnational Waves in Korean Hip Hop

I first started this as a list of international Hip Hop collaborations... but if the artist is Korean American, then they are American, and thus my list is redundant. I had to check myself on internalized othering. I will go ahead with sharing the songs I had in mind, and dive into the transnational backgrounds... Continue Reading →

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SOUNDBITES 005- More Than a ‘Femcee:’ Asian American Womxn in Rap

"Don't call me a femcee... My fate is more than the gender you assign to me" —Rocky Rivera Following last week's Girl Groups & Girl Power tribute and playlist, this week keeps focus on Asian American womxn artists. To start us off on the same page, please stop using the word "femcee;" we don't say... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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