Hip Hop x Asian America: 2018 in Honest Review

When I started up this blog, I was terrified to share my opinion, because I deeply understood how insignificant my opinion could be, and how little weight it would hold, as an Asian American womxn writer in Hip Hop. In a recent video update for Hip Hop x Asian America, I shared my incredulous response... 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 →

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 →

RSVP: Q&A with Ruby Ibarra at Apple

So thrilled to moderate a Q&A for my sis RUBY IBARRA this Saturday, July 7th, at Apple Union Square in downtown San Francisco, right before she performs a set from the amazing CIRCA 91 album. Join us! Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Apple Union Square 300 Post Street. San Francisco, CA... Continue Reading →

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