Tagged korean american

Rapper Rekstizzy Shows us Why Moms are the Most Kawaii of All the Creatures

Rekstizzy continues to show us where masculinity fits into the kawaii landscape on his web series appropriately titled Kawaii For Men. In the newest episode of the series (which is by far my favorite) the native Queens rapper introduces us to his mom, and we get to witness a heart to heart discussion between the two about…

Unpretty Rapstar’s Jessi Drops New Song/Video “쎈언니 (SSENUNNI)”

Hiphop has traditionally been a male dominated industry and even in today’s more progressive mindset, it is still an uphill climb for an artist of the female gender to get the respect she may deserve. Combine that with the uber patriarchal societal norms of Asia and hope almost seems lost for an female Asian rapper. And…

Tablo of Epik High Collaborates with Joey Bada$$ to Bring us “Hood”

Korean rapper Tablo of Hiphop/pop collective Epik High is on his comeback wave and for his first single, he’s called upon the talents of Pro Era rapper Joey Bada$$. Joey has been credited for bringing that 90’s boombap swagger into the new millennium while still keeping things fresh. Tablo has been seen in Korea as more…

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Korean Pop Culture’s History of Appropriating Black Culture

The diaspora of Hiphop moved rapidly from its birthplace of the Bronx, through the alleys of each borough, into every marsh of the boondocks, and soon enough, to all corners of the globe. There was no way for DJ Kool Herc to know that what he had spawned would quickly become the voice and religion of his generation, and generations to come. But more…

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