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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…

DFD x EPTM Will Debut a Capsule Collection Inspired by the True American Story

Above you can see the video lookbook for the collaborative capsule collection between rapper/actor/and now style guy Dumbfoundead and LA streetwear brand EPTM. DFD goes on the say about the collection: Growing up, I remember sitting in the living room with my mom as she folded up laundry, patiently waiting through the last bit of…

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Restaurant ‘Locol’ Has Opened in Watts and is Quickly Changing How We Look at “Fast Food”

Almost a year ago, Chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson announced their plans of doing something that seemed a little different from their Michelin star restaurants and hipster chic foodie destinations. But after a year of growth, Watts’ Locol has a more familiar vibe than one might have expected, as the low cost doesn’t equate…

I Asked These Aspiring Rappers at a Kpop Training Center About Their Goals in Hiphop

First, I taught a rap class at a Kpop training center, and then I asked that same class of Kpop trainees what separates (and connects) Hiphop and Kpop. In the final installment of our series at Born Star Academy in New York City, I wanted the students to critically analyze why they wanted to rap and…

Dumbfoundead Mixes Korean and English Rap on New Track ‘Mijangwon 미장원’

The Los Angeles rapper borrows the talents of fellow Koreatown residents Loopy and Nafla and navigate the language barrier between English and Korean with the vehicle of great fucking music. Loopy and Nafla are relatively new the scene but are quickly rising up that ladder and becoming more visible due to their tenacity and raw…

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…

A Conversation with Benson Lee, Director of “Seoul Searching”

First and second-generation Korean-Americans stormed through Seoul’s Gimpo Airport in 1986, wearing their multidimensional identities on their sleeves. This is the opening montage scene in Seoul Searching, a film that brilliantly captures a group of inquisitive teens preparing to reconnect with their roots and challenge their personal, social, and cultural identities in Seoul, South Korea. The film is inspired by…

The Big Bang Giveaway Contest

OogeeWoogee and Koreaboo presents: The Big Bang Giveaway Contest To enter The Big Bang Giveaway Contest, where you can win the Big Bang merchandise seen in the video above, simply comment below in the comments section of this post with your email and the reason why you deserve to win this great stuff. Winners will be chosen by…

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