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100 Years of Korean Beauty Shows the Politics of Division in One Minute

A few months ago, we explored body image in the Asian community. Julianna Haahs’s story was a piercing indictment on the unrealistic Korean beauty standards; and our exclusive interview with Korea’s first plus-size model demonstrated the evolution of social and personal acceptance. The perception of beauty is often times defined by cultural boundaries. But what does beauty…

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This Video Shows How South Korea Reacted to Hiphop Infecting its Youth in 1998

.1998년 대한민국 힙합 – 1편추억자료는 –> 시간여행자 Posted by 시간여행자 on Monday, February 1, 2016 The diaspora of the Hiphop culture spread quickly and efficiently throughout the world as soon as it became accessible to the eyes and souls of the youth. It became the language that young people speak, which created a barrier between them and the…

Snootie Wild Shares His Experience Performing in Seoul, South Korea

Snootie Wild made his way to the Asian metropolitan city of Seoul, South Korea to perform his ever growing catalogue of hits at Club Lux, located in the Hongdae district. The “Yayo” rapper has transitioned from “that guy with a song on the radio” to a certified international superstar with flocks of fans reciting the…

South Korea’s JayAllDay Drops a Video for New Banger ‘Sirens’

The Korean trap rapper, who goes by name JayAllDay, got his first major push into the music scene through the internet cult classic “It G Ma.” My man comes back with a vengeance with another record entitled “Sirens,” which is, again, inspired by the sound of today and supported by his vocals– reminiscent of Father‘s…

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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…

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…

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