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Diaspora Through Dining: Black & Asian Experience (part 2 of 2)

See the First Episode: Here Wilkine Brutus (Haitian-American) and Danny Chung (Korean-American) explore their immigrant backgrounds, identity politics, Hip Hop, and the cross-cultural hardships of American assimilation in the Black and Asian community. In the second episode, Brutus invites Chung to La Caye, a Haitian restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn, NYC, to break bread…

Diaspora Through Dining: The Black & Asian Experience

Wilkine Brutus (Haitian-American) and Danny Chung (Korean-American) explore their immigrant backgrounds, identity politics, Hip Hop, and the cross-cultural hardships of American assimilation in the Black and Asian community. In this first video, Chung invites Brutus to Jonro, a Korean restaurant in the heart of Koreatown, NYC, to break bread and explore their commonality. We’ve teamed up with Ebony…

I Asked This Class of Kpop Trainees What Separates (and Connects) Hiphop and Kpop

A few weeks ago, I taught a rap class at a Kpop training center, and this is part two of three in the series. Kpop has it’s obvious elements that were influenced by Hiphop. Well, it’s obvious to me, being a long-time, dedicated student of the culture. However, I was worried that the younger generation (that…

I Taught a Rap Class at a Kpop Training Center: Part 1

Kpop is unstoppable. From selling pistachios at the Super Bowl to entertaining tweens on the Disney channel, Korean pop music and culture is infiltrating homes all around the world. Born Star Academy in Seoul has been providing the service of incubating raw talent for major entertainment companies to take to the next level. Recently, Born…

Americans Try The Super Spicy Korean Ramen Challenge

The word has been spreading about these noodles and the spice level of BoolDak Bokeum Myun is now almost a thing of legend. When we at OogeeWoogee got wind of this Korean treat(?), we had to see what all the fuss was about. Wilkine, Rone, and myself from the OogeeWoogee staff tried the fire chicken…

Here is Our Winner of the $1500 “Be Alright” College Scholarship (August 2015)

Last week we announced the $1500 “Be Alright” college scholarship, which was inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s song, “Alright” from his To Pimp A Butterfly album. The Philadelphia Inquirer broke the story and other major media outlets picked it up, praising the effort and waited patiently for the winner. Hamza Qureshi is the winner of the first $1500…

“Be Alright” College Scholarship (August 2015)

[Click Above for Video] Hip Hop pedagogy has been implemented in national and international school curricula for years. There is no denying its educational significance, which permeates the entire global culture of Hip Hop. We were quite inspired by Brian Mooney, an English teacher who used To Pimp a Butterfly album lyrics with his freshman English…

Hip Hop, like Black People, is Dangerous

[Click Video Above] “The peculiar position of Negroes in America offers an opportunity. … With the use of their political power, their power as consumers, and their brainpower … Negroes can develop in the United States an economic nation within a nation …” W.E.B Dubois, A Negro Nation Within a Nation From the Arab Spring…

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