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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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 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 →

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 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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