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 →

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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 →

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 →

Asian Americans in Hip Hop: Panel at OMCA

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion on Asian Americans in Hip Hop at the Oakland Museum of California, building onto the highly revered exhibit, RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom. The panel— presented by CAAMFest36, co-presented and curated by the team at Asian American Music Conference, took place... Continue Reading →

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