Hip Hop as Survival Kit: Filipinx Americans & Dialogues thru Performance

The last time I came to the Luggage Store Gallery, it was April 2009, for a bboy jam called "Come Get Some!" organized by the Mighty Delrokz and Jason Mateo of Youth Speaks. At this time, I was heavily into photographing dancers, and had an endless feed of portraits, from bboys to lockers to krumpers,... Continue Reading →

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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 008: ROCKY G

When I was a volunteer of the I-Hotel Manilatown Center a few years ago, I met many students from around the world and I had the privilege of teaching them Manilatown history, as well as collaborating with local student organizations. Out of these many collaborations and events, I met a young Rocky Garcia, who was... Continue Reading →

SOUNDBITES 007: New MV from AZURE, VERSOUL, ANN ONE

AZURE— For his most recent 2018 album, GODSPEED, Bay Area rapper-producer Azure partnered up with director Kevin Curro for a number of music videos. Shortly after the album dropped in July, "Lemons" dropped in August and visually feels like a San Francisco golden hour captured in a jar. Azure's self-produced and co-directed "Fingers to the... Continue Reading →

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