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 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 003: DJs & Turntablists

After assembling this week's line up, I realized that they are all Filipino American DJs; This is particularly significant because of the cultural impacts that Filipino Americans have had on Hip Hop, specifically through the realm of DJing and turntablism. From Filipino mobile DJs crews, from DJ QBert and DJ Neil Armstrong, to Vinroc, Apollo,... Continue Reading →

Space to Place Podcast: Gentrification in SF

In October, I sat down with Cade Underwood from North Carolina, for his Space to Place podcast, which is a cross-country project and dialogue about places where people live, how they feel, and how they would reshape those places. For Cade's Bay Area stop of his tour, I invited him to the Bayanihan Community Center... Continue Reading →

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