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 →

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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 →

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 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 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 →

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