8-bit Strawberries in Little Tokyo

As a life-long resident of San Francisco, and a social service provider, we have had many difficult and heartbreaking conversations about the trajectory of housing, homelessness, and service gaps. One of the many things I love about Hip Hop is that it serves to send a message, and when Hip Hop artists honor that value... Continue Reading →


Winner LIVE in San Francisco

Winner is a four-member boy band from South Korea, and I became a fan of them after watching their journey on a reality-tv survival series called WIN: Who Is Next? For this series, talent management and label YG Entertainment split their trainees into Team A and Team B, to compete for the chance to officially... Continue Reading →

HH x AA playlist on Spotify

If you want to listen to what I listen to, here's a playlist of some of my favorite Asian American Hip Hop songs. With over 25 rappers, producers, DJs, and still counting! Including: Rudy Kalma, Ruby Ibarra, Rocky G, Junoflo, G Yamazawa, Rocky Rivera, DJ Flow, Lex the Lexicon Artist, Hopie Spitshard, Year of the... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Asian American Hip Hop shows & album drops

Yay Area— there are so many amazing musicians kicking off 2019 STRONG with album drops and performances! Check out these incredible artists and watch them live: Saturday, January 19: VERSOUL Versoul's album release party for her debut album, "Soul Rise" will be taking place at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, with Amihan, Bettina, and La... Continue Reading →

SOUNDBITES Hiatus & more Thank Yous

Prior to starting up SOUNDBITES, I was solely focused on essays and research projects. I'll be going on hiatus from weekly SOUNDBITES posts to dedicate time towards finishing two essays that I started last year: "These are the Breaks: SF BBoys VS. Displacement" - I started research on the intersection of gentrification in San Francisco... Continue Reading →

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