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Class Scholars to Big Ballers

March 27, 2014 / Anthony / 10,393 Comments

Class Scholar to Big Baller

IN AMERICA MUSIC IS RACIALIZED!!!!!! When one thinks about this they first words to come to mind are “No its not” but I have stacks of evidence to prove that it is but to keep this simple lets just use simple facts. When you think of your favorite rapper who comes to mind maybe 2pac, Biggie Smalls, or Ice Cube each one of those artists is black. What about rock lets see Metallica, The Beetles, or Nirvana which are white. And with techno and dubstep who comes to mind Tiesto, Calvin Harris, and Swedish House Mafia which are all European. I can do this with each and every genre from Classical to R&B, given there are exceptions to the rule such as Eminem a white rapper, Jimi Hendrix a black rock artist and Steve Aoki an Asian techno producer. However, these exceptions are nothing more than exceptions as usually a single race dominates a genre which then excludes people from wanting to even join the ranks of whatever genre they may be interested in. One thing I can say is that people outside of their comfort genre believe that all the people who do listen to that genre are of a certain race such as rap being associated to blacks. What I’m here to do is to change this perception of music not only to better mankind and have people diversify in the music they listen to but to also tell Asian Americans that whatever music you want to pursue in life follow it whether that be listening or performing. F*ck whatever anyone else thinks or cares what you listen to and for those who wish to perform in a certain genre don’t give in to what others say about you because persecutions will be rampant but you must not let these stop you from showing what you have to offer to the music world and show everybody that you have what it takes to surpass their expectations and blow their minds when you are on stage.  And to prove to you that all you need is an iron body and determination up the ass I’m going to speak about Asians in the a variety of genres from the 1990’s to today.

ASIANS IN THE ORCHESTRA:

Before I go on into the history I must for speak on the issue of most people believeing that Asian Americans do have a heavy impact on the Classical music genre which is true but most have this impact do to the Model Minority. Asian Americans have been placed in this genre not by their own will it is by the model minority that conforms them into joining due to the social norms expected upon them by society and by their parents who force their children to play some sort of Classical instrument mostly the violin, flute, and piano. Now this is not to say no Asian Americans wish to go into this genre but there is more of a heavy impact of those who wish they could join a different genre but the obstacles to do so are very bearing. Having interviewed a friend who plays for an orchestra in New York she tells me that she wishes she could’ve gone into the R&B scene but due to her parents she went to Julliard and graduated there and now plays in her “Expected place in Society” rather than where she wishes she could be.  This is something I do not want to go heavy into detail with but if you wish to read more about why Asians do not fit the any popular music genre read Musicians From A Different Shore  which discusses in further detail why Asians embody so much of the Classical genre.

ASIANS IN THE MUSIC INDUTRY, 1960-1990:

Before 1990 there were a few people who made an impact in the music industry but the impact that was made was not that big except in the Asian community and if the song was well liked it did mediocre at best some artists that fit this were Joe Bataan who was a disco/funk artist and some folk bands during the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam war but both sadly had no huge impact outside of the Asian community.
In the 1990s, there were a few rap groups such as Seoul Brothers, Fists of Fury, and Yellow Peril which all took on many of the NWA and gangsta music with a message that was around at that time. However, even though there popularity was mostly known around the colleges and university they still had no super high hit success and people after them never listed them as inspirations for entering the rap game. Furthermore, these rap groups fell off except for Yellow Peril and one cannot even find the stuff from the 1990s again except for Yellow Peril.
Yello Peril- Feel the Wrath (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2o_e_ch_lI)

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As for the latter half of the 90s we have the artists: Mountain Brothers, Native Gun which contained Kiwi, Bambu, and DJ Phatrick(their PROD) all of which actually made quite an impact on the Asian community as they were talking about serious shit and showed true shit that happens around Los Angeles and other inner cities and that not all Asians are the fucking model minority. They showed there hood side but tried to educate the youth but not just the Asian American youth all of the youth no matter the color. The difference between these guys and the past Asian American people they actually made a bump in the music industry and a few people looked at them as inspiration for joining the rap game and they still are dropping mixtapes and albums to this day. All of which still inspire people to learn from what they spit but furthermore to transcend the barriers of music and have no separation from one genre because you are of a certain race. Some of my favorite songs by each are below:
Bambu – Crooks and Rooks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyLouKZu4-Q) which shows the lives of an average Asian American coming up in the hood you aint even see none of them playing instruments and in suits. The song also wishes to end gang violence amongst Asian American gangs especially evident in the final verse. Bambu has one of the sickest flows on this track and spits hard on here.
Mountain Brothers – Galaxies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptd2CuBR-Tg) which shows that not all Asian Americans are rich or in the middle class as they spit verse by verse listing hardships and the money they wish they wish they could have. Furthermore there flow is on point and one of the OGs of having transitions being so smooth between the MC.
Native Guns(Kiwi, Bambu, DJ Phatrick) – Drowning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hDg3He8sQA) shows the hardships that people of ethnic people go through as the song suggests themes of colored people but the video shows an Asian boy and girl but they could be easily replaced with any other race. This allows for more connections with any other race not just Asians which expands their fan base.

BEN BALLER ASIAN AMERICANS FIRST SUCCESS STORY:

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Ben Baller if you look him up now is the go to guy for jewelry and sells Jesus pieces to Kanye West rings to Jay-Z and chains and jewelry to every big name artist and actor in the music and film industry. So why am I talking about this fool if all he does is sell jewelry?? Good question he is the biggest Asian of the 1990s but he isn’t if you catch my drift before Baller was a jeweler he was Ktowns leader in productions and worked with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, and Eminem. Well the list doesn’t stop their but it would be way to long to explain. Furthermore, Baller was the reason we have Jay-Z because it was him he got Jay-z first record deal for Reasonable Doubt so Baller is not just a gem in the Asian community but also in the rap game. As he was a high class person and if you knew rap then or you know rap now you know how heavy of an impact this man made and shit people come on HE WAS ASIAN!! Besides that he helped many Asian Americans in the community to get good in the rap game and he is looked at by many Asians Americans today as the OG godfather of Asian rap game.
Here is Honey Cocaines – Asians on the Map (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2tm1ToAy9w) which gives a little up to Ben Baller and how she recognizes him and the contributions he has made and she even says “As an Asian I’m fucking proud of you” go to the time mark 1:10 if you prefer to just see the Ben Baller and Honey Cocaine convo.

MIKE SHINODA THE FIRST ASIAN COMMERCIAL SUCCESS STORY:

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If you do not know or have an idea who Mike Shinoda is then you must have missed out on Linkin Park because not only was he the founder along with Brad Delson in Los Angeles but he also was the first Asian to have been nominated for a Grammy award and to actually walk away with that award. Shinoda played a pivotal role in the Asian community once people found out he was Asian. A quote from rapper Dumbfoundead or Parker as he is now referred to as said “After I seen Shinoda perform I knew I could make it!” Shinoda and hid bandmates gained phenomenal success and still today perform with that very success. However the story doesn’t just end there if you have ever heard these words before “This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will…” then you have heard of Fort Minor which is another project that Shinoda performed where he fronted which was a rap group that he was leader in and they surprised many people since their debut but as for Remember my Name the song the aforementioned lyrics are from they have been heard everywhere and that song is played in high schools throughout the country.
Linkin Park & Jay-Z – Numb/ Encore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK64bE2dEd0) This collaboration goes down in history by many as a way to bridge the gap between music genres and many after this have tried to do the same and this would not be possible without an Asian American.
Fort Minor – Remember The Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDvr08sCPOc) everytime I hear this song I cant help but to sing along because I know the lyrics like the back of my hand and many others are exactly the same. And with 20 million views just from one video not counting the millions of itunes and illegal downloads we can safely classify this as a major success by Asian Americans.

BLACK EYED PEAS AND THE SECOND ASIAN NATIONAL HIT MAKERS:

I will spend little time with this topic as most people know so much about the Black Eyed Peas but many don’t know that behind Fergie and Will there are two Asians in the group and the Asian community noticed and just like Shinoda, apl.de.ap and Taboo were inspirations for the Asian community because if their major success and even though the group takes many hiatuses they still are held very high and are respected by not only the Asian American community but also the music community as a whole.
Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrTyD7rjBpw) Shows that the group still has much success even today.

THE TRINITY; JIN, NUJABES, AND EPIK HIGH:

So as of today there is a high amount of Asians in the music industry well its high compared to the 1990s and the early 2000s but do we owe all of the success to Mike Shinoda and Ben Baller? Sadly, no much of the reason that we have such a high volume of Asian Americans today is due to Jin, Nujabes, and Epik high who came out of the early 2000s but who are these exceptional artists that ladies and gents is what I am going to get to right now.
Jin is the poster boy for Asians in the rap genre sure Ben Baller was there but outside of the music industry no one knew of him and Mike Shinoda was predominantly involved with his band Linkin Park above all else however when this freestyle king came on 106 th and Park and slaughtered the competitions he was immediately viewed as the hero for Asians in the hiphop genre. Not only was he killer on the mic but he got signed to a record deal with the Ruff Rydaz who also had killers and big named MCs DMX, Jadakiss, and Swizz Beatz. While there he released one album and sad to say but it flopped and he immediately left the scene but a few years later he appeared again and as of today has his own record label which he is trying to get the Asian American community more prominence in the rap scene. And as of right now he is doing a good job with acts like Toestah a very good rapper who expresses various degrees of love for his mentor and explicitly sites him as a reason for his involvement in the rap game.[ A little side note, I hate Jins written career but his freestyle is amazing and out of this world I would like to hear your guys opinions on this tho haha.]
Jin vs Verse Freestyle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4eT319ouTE) Jin is crazy funny in this freestyle and has bars for days but don’t take my word for it watch and you will see why he is considered one of the greatest rap battlers not just by Asians but the rap community as a whole.
Toestah – Man of the Year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWx796-e0Hk) Toestah is Jins most prominent rapper and signee and if anything has the best flows in his label as well as a way to get many of the Wiz and Q fans to his side.
Nujabes is very different from the impact that Jin had on the Asian community because he wasn’t in the TV scene rather he was on the level of J Dilla and MF Doom and consider one of the greatest producers of all time. He was J Dillas man rival as they tried to outdo each other with each single an album released. (If you have no idea who Dilla and Doom are then go check them out NOW.) Nujabes set a standard along with Dilla as what beats should sound like and that people could just listen to beats with no raps over them. Nujabes even showed his Asianess by creating beats for the popular anime Samurai Champloo which is one of my favorite anime in part to the music in this anime. Nujabes is one of the few artists along with Dilla that I owe my involvement in the music genre and being able to get to the point where I am now. If it was not for him I would not have created the beats style I use today I gain a lot of influence from him. Sadly, even though he inspired so many young artists no matter the color he passed away with J Dilla which truly broke my heart as their music inspired me so much. But the good ones always pass away to soon ( REST IN BEATS)

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Nujabes – Modal Soul [This is the whole album please listen its amazing] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrO9PTpuSSs) All I can say is this album not only inspired me but many young artists of today and this album is just straight amazing.
Nujabes – Battlecry [Opening sequence of Samurai Champloo] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OuRajFzMYI) one of the coolest and sickest anime opening I’ve ever seen its pretty sick and the whole vibe is amazing everytime I heard this knew what I was in for!!!
Epik High is a Korean rap group but the reason I am speaking about them is because they gave masses of Korean Americans the inspirations that none of the others could do I not only gave many Korean Americans the knowledge that they could join the Korean music industry but it also gave many Korean Americans the hope that if these guys are this good then maybe they could show what they have in the states. Epik High has done many songs in English so that their American audience can hear what they teach about their story. They members of Epik High were all born in Korea but were raised over here in The States and in Canada so their English sounds like they are from here. They also work with many Asian American artists so that they can gain more recognition in both the Korean and American music industry. These guys I also owe much praise to as they are another big help into getting where I am today and this is also for many other Korean Americans in the music industry and for those who just love to listen to great music.
Epik High – Over (English) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwKiGy2A_nU)  This song is something you can listen to whenever you feel like you’re falling and can’t achieve your dreams it’s so heart soothing.
Epik High – One (feat. Jisun) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNnkbwFo9hU) This song shows how good Asians can be at rapping as their flow shows degrees of change throughout the song which is quite amazing and the beat is such a non-typical hiphop feel which shows Korean Americans you don’t always have to use heavy bass and gangsta shit to show a true message of sadness and real shit.

THE SECOND SON OF FREESTYLE:

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After Jins whole big involvement in the freestyle game Jonathan Park appeared who was part of a crew out in Los Angeles, called the Swim Team and he went under the moniker Dumbfoundead. Dumbfoundead owes much of his success from his big and memorable appearance in the Grindtime freestyle circuit where he would come at his opponent with witty one liners that would gain him a win and with many wins he snatched the opportunity to be a representative of the West Coast. But beyond that he started to perform with his writtens and showed his amazing talent of writing skills. And his skills were amazing as he told the world that he grew up without a father and his mom raised him and his sister by working various jobs to keep them afloat. Furthermore, he was raised in a predominantly Mexican area and with his mothers roots in Argentina he fit in quite well with his partner in the rap game DJ ZO. Parker also has his own company called knocksteady which is there for him and his signees but he also has a group called Knockstudy that he created which is an after school program that gets kids of all races into music by teaching them whatever they desire to learn whether that be rap, rock, or classical it is genius and has helped many kids learn good values from here rather than the streets. Today dumbfoundead has changed his name to Parker but the fan base has not yet dwindled and he is getting more and more popular by the day in thanks to another big thing that happened while he was around Youtube and Soundcloud.
Parker vs PH (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItQElzWuVSk) This is a great battle and shows Parkers genius one liners but also shows how big the battles were that he participated in including this East vs West division battle.
Parker – Are We There Yet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvX-eYO1UKM) shows the struggles that his family has been through whether that be financial or dropping out of high school. It also shows that you can achieve something no matter what ones background is like as long as you have the heart to do so.

THE YOUTUBE AND SOUNCLOUD AGE:

Youtube and Soundcloud allowed many Asian Americans break out into the music scene because all one needed was an account for both and if you had the talent your views and listens would rise exponentially and out of this we have gained many Asian artists in the music industry after Dumbfoundeads rise and he to profited from these websites. The list and amount of Asian Artists that came out of this is very heavy but I will speak on four key artists that made an impact in the music community and they are J.Reyez, D-Pryde, Lil Crazed, and Traphik
J. Reyez is one of the key artists that came out of the Youtube age however his sound is very similar to that of the commercial mainstream artists that we have today and this is noticeable in many of his songs in which he talks about the struggle he has especially with his father and the negative impact that relationship had with him. J. Reyez tries to set an example for his fans to not live by the mistakes he’s made but also throws in trap music to give a fine balance and to get more listeners. D-Pryde is a lot like J. Reyez in the way that he has many songs that are suited for mainstream but he does still try to do something that J. Reyez doesn’t do and that is be various in his style of music and beat selection.
J. Reyez – There For You (feat. Lydia Paek) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D1_FvZ9buU) This song shows the values that J. Reyez tries to instill in his listeners about caring about the people you love but also shows the softer side of his music.
D-Pryde – Believe in Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBKSIrRHfF8) This song shows D-Pryde’s style of diversifying his musical style going off an electronic and indie rock feel of beat choice with percussion, synths, and guitar.
Lil’ Crazed is more of a conscious rapper and throughout his existence on Youtube and Soundcloud his style, flow, and lyrics have gained much praise for his improvement. He constantly to speaks of his troubles as an Asian American living in a not well of neighborhood but he does also try to teach his audience to not let any of your troubles stop you from achieving the goals you want for yourself. Furthermore, he speaks on the conditions that many people live in throughout the US.
Lil’ Crazed – K.I.D. Cypher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9B-NsUJTO0) This shows Lil’ Crazed and his label K.I.D. which is his label and he got each one of the artists featured in the video under it so you know that he knows what he is doing and has a good standing amongst many artists but especially Asian Americans.
Traphik or Timothydelaghetto is probably the biggest name out of the four artists that appeared out of this Youtube era and was one of the “orginal” Asian rappers as he is known by many in the Asian American community but also he is one of the first people to make a comedy channel on Youtube and part of the reasons why he is so successful. His comedy is top notch and tries to make the Asian community more in the light even making a recuuring sketch called Chunk Dirty which he is a rapper that is from the hood and listens to only Waka Flaka Flame. The point of the sketch is to change the idea of Asians being the Model Minority and it is hilarious. His rapping and comedy skills have not only gained him a spot in the million subscriber club on Youtube but he is also a regular on Nick Canons Wild n Out on MTV. He repping the Asian community on there to.

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Traphik & Joanlee – My Fresh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdKoyu32ZcQ) This shows Traphiks rap skills and straight out killa flow which is trying to get the audience of the mainstream music but still banging.
Chunk Dirty Sketch – (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bARqtofTa2A) This shows Traphik’s comedy skills and how he is trying to change the perception of the Asian American community. It’s super hilarious and you should watch it.

ASIAN AMERICANS IN BANDS; 2007- To Present:

Since the late 2000s around 2007 and 2009 many bands were formed that like Linkin Park had an Asian American band member the three famous would have to be The Naked and Famous, Airborne Toxic Event, The Temper Trap, and Run River North. All these bands have had very good commercial success some more than others and some not coming out at the same time but being formed around 2007-2009. The Naked and Famous was formed in 2008 but didn’t gain popularity until 2010 and wide fame until 2012 in which their song Young Blood was played every hour on the radio. As for who was Asian in this band the lead singer is, Alisa Xayalith. As for the Airborne Toxic Event (ATE) which was formed in 2007 and didn’t gain popularity until 2009 and wide fame around 2010 when their first album was released with Sometime Around Midnight as the lead single and even more when they did the title song for the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. As for the Asian band member here the guitarist of the band, Steven Chen. The Temper Trap is another popular band that came out which was made famous around 2010 and 2011 off their song Sweet Disposition which was an instant hit once it made its way to the radio. As for the band member, Doug Mandagi is the lead singer of the band.  Finally, we have Run River North which is an all Asian American band that didn’t get popular until they were featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2012 and gained a noticeable audience and their fan base is still growing and with their release of their first album in 2014 they are sure to get the attention they deserve with years to come. What these bands are doing by including Asians inside of them is expanding the genres Asian Americans can be viewed to be a part of and with that many more Asian Americans will form bands or join bands because it will be acceptable like Run River North. One thing you do notice about each band is that they have different sounds and belong to different genres such as folk and post grunge. Moreover, the bands I listed are just the most popular and recognized there are many more to find and I suggest you take a look at.

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The Naked and Famous – Young Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YuSg4mts9E) The Naked and Famous are a Post Grunge band.
The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYPoMjR6-Ao) The Airborne Toxic Event are an Indie band that blends orchestra instruments into their music.
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxKjOOR9sPU) The Temper Trap are an Indie band.
Run River North – Growing Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz4ZOAsjW6g) Run River North are a Folk band.

YMCMB: THEY NOTICE TRENDS:

Lil’ Wayne CEO of Young Money Cash Money Record or YMCMB took notice to the fact that many Asian Americans are joining the music industry whether that be underground or more well known places like Youtube. With this notice he took it upon himself to sign two class acts and one of those acts signing someone himself and they are Tyga, Aziatix, and Honey Cocaine someone that Tyga signed.
If you have not heard of Tyga in the past couple of years then you have been living under a rock because his club hits are what are played nowadays from Rack City to Switch Lanes. Now there is something different from Tyga than all the other artists mentioned before this and that is that he is half black and half Vietnamese but unlike Neyo, Bruno Mars, and Amerie which are all half Asian  to but they do not recognize their heritage as Asian but black which is something that Tyga does not do since he was raised by his mother an Asian women and grew up with her culture. That is not to say that he doesn’t recognize his black heritage but he identifies with his Asian heritage more and tries to get many other Asians involved in the rap scene as he views that Asians can be just as good as blacks but the only thing holding them back is the Model Minority. This is part of the reason why he signed Honey Cocaine which is a Cambodian female rapper who brings out the GANGSTA in the Asian population by showing off how hard her life has been through her music and she to is a supporter of Asians joining the rap game so that they may diversify the rap game to expand to all races and not leave anyone excluded.
Tyga – Switch Lanes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdCH6q5cNTk) This song shows that Asians can create club hits that anybody can rock with.
Honey Cocaine – ChiChi Get The Yeyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlxIqTwt_QQ) shows that Asian women can be just as hard hitting with lyrics and beats as black men can beand all it takes is talent to do so.
As for the other signee of YMCMB, The Aziatix is a Korean American rap group that started up as a collective of two rappers and a singer and after noitcible trends in likes and views on Youtube they got signed to YMCMB that house not just Tyga but Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne all big name mainstream artists that everyone and their mother knows. And with that they showed that even Asian can rap and sing and hold up their own with billboard toppers. With their Debut album coming out in 2014 Im sure they will turn heads.
Aziatix – Slippin’ Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2PyVrlUM5E) Slippin Away demonstrates the vocals of the singer and rapper that combine so well with their unique production. Not to mention this song was used for the new Toyota commercial played in Movie Theaters.

SHUFFLE LIKE A G6:

In 2010 two acts got really big and gained reknowned world recognitions the first being EDM DJ Steve Aoki and the second would be rap group, Far East Movement (fm.) Both ended up causing a bid uproar and have both played sellout crowds at the biggest arenas around the US and the World. They proved that Asians can be super stars like any other race in the music. Steve Aoki with over 47 million followers has gained a place with every big EDM DJ in the world and has become a staple in many peoples Ipods. As for fm they have become one of the highlights of the new decade, 2010, as they set a new sound after their appearance which was infusing electronic sounds into their hiphop beats which creates a whole new genre of music that many artists have followed since then, mainly black rappers and if black rappers follow Asian precedents then you know we have made a dent in the beliefs that people hold which cant be true if Asians are creating and innovating the genre of rap. And this all came after their surprise hit Fly Like a G6.
Steve Aoki – Turbulence (feat. Lil Jon and Laidback Luke) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3OzHBEcymw) one of Aoki most popular songs with about 40 Million views.

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Far East Movement – Rocketeer (feat. Ryan Tedder) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcmKbTR–iA) This songs shows the electronic involvement of beats that they have infused into their music merging EDM and Hiphop which even Kanye West tried to copy with his 2013 album.

GANGSTA RAP REVIVAL; 2010-Present

Gangsta rap got a revival in the Asian American community in the turn of the new decade with artists like Honey Cocaine but since I already spoke on her I will talk about rappers IZ and Thai both gangsta rappers who show great lyricism and thuggishness in their raps. They allow for people to see that rap is a just another art form and gangsta rap is no different from that art form. So why should it be exclusionary?? It shouldn’t be because the problems that blacks go through happen to Asian Americans just the same except it isn’t publicized like how it is in the black community. These rappers are pioneering the gangsta rap revival and trying to break the shackles and boundaries that people hold against the Asian American rappers and as of now they are successful in doing it by getting a noticeable following. And to a lesser degree many gang members around Los Angeles formed rap groups and solo rappers that represent their cliques and gangs.
IZ – Never Fall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD_hsv84ICg) is reminiscent of Ice Cube and Snoop from the 1990s. Even the beat seems familiar to something you’ll hear in the 1990’s
Thai – Imma Be the Best (feat. Michelle Martinez) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtwO4Q_rQvw) shows the usage of R&B singers the same way rappers used in 1990’s.
Stupid Young (Asian Boyz Crips gang member) – I Don’t Like (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN5qiNUmGjY) Shows the rappers in cliques and gangs around LA and OC mostly. There are many of these Asian gang rapper found all over Youtube and Soundcloud that just rep there gang.

SOUL TO SEOUL:

Recently there has been a heavy influx of R&B and Soul singers in the Asian American community that have rivaled the talents of some of the greatest black soul singers. These talents aren’t just R&B singers but their voices are so angelic that I would have to consider them in the same category. These singers all do one thing that is the same and that is that they show the public that Asian Americans have the same natural talents as black Americans and some are even better than some of the black singers in America. The acts that make a stand out appearance are Jhene Aiko, Clara C, Jennifer Chung, David Choi, JR Aquino, Hollis, Maribelle Anes, Baiyu and Paul Kim.
Out of all the acts I listed the most famous would have to be Jhene Aiko who like Tyga is half black and half Japanese but connects with her Asian heritage more than her black heritage. Even to the point where on her Instagram she constantly is speaking Japanese. Aiko shows how naturally talented an half Asian women can be and I say half Asian because some people including blacks and Asian will say her talents come from her being black but that is anything but the case. She has gained recognition by going on the Tonight Show, Conan, and David Letterman and being part of the hugely successful label TDE. Which is, at the moment, the label everyone is paying attention to. Hollis I say would have to be the second most famous as she was featured in Macklemores last single “White Walls” from his album The Heist. She is a farely new singer but her music and voice is so good as it reminds me of M.I.A mixed with a pinch of R&B that is so unique and you wont find anywhere else. She also is an awesome Spoken Word poet with numerous fans and more gaining by the day due to her fame with Macklemore.

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Jhene Aiko – The Worst (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEm3lY3trRU) shows her musical talent as both a singer and the raps that she can do which is similar to a Drake style rap-sing. (Not to mention hottest chick ever…)
Macklemore – White Walls (feat. Schoolboy Q and Hollis) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBSxa1Xf1c) This shows her fame with her appearance on Jay Leno not just any talks how the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The next set of artists I would like to speak on are the amazing R&B singers who will blow your ears and will be stuck in a state of eargasmic feelings after you’ve heard them. Baiyu and Paul Kim are great R&B singers and remind you of that 1990s love song R&B with Baiyu giving Mariah Carey a run for her money and Paul contending with John Legend no doubt on that. Both Baiyu and Paul are go to people if your album needs that soul you are looking for and their voices just demolish the competition. As for Jennifer Chung and Maribelle Anes their voices resemble more of a new age R&B type of feel but will even give Paul and Baiyu great competition. Basically all I have to say on all four of these artists is that they are getting more famous as days pass on and once people see how talented they are they will realize Asian Americans have just as much singing talent as anyone else.
Baiyu and Paul Kim – Make Believe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPMgCoNpASM) paul and Baiyu got together for this song and I have no doubt that they killed it.
Jennifer Chung & Paul Kim – Take Care (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1blpZcdbNs) this shows pauls killer vocals again and Jens sensual voice and the beat goes so perfect with their voices and I dare says he did a better job than Riri… tell me what you think in the comments!
Maribelle Anes – Bad Intention (feat. Lil’ Crazed) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjFlKPmqHKo) shows the killer vocals from Maribelle I know I keep saying the same shit but that’s all I can say words cannot describe how angelic their voices be!!!
Lastly, we have poppy new age singers Clara C, JRA, and David Choi that are just as great as the others but I’m trying to classify things so don’t assume that these people are worse than the others. Clara C is one of my favorite singers out at the moment because she pushes herself to the limit and releases her own projects that are mind blowing whether they be her own music or covers they are awesome and I love when she drops a new single. Furthermore, her musical talents don’t just stop there as her instrument capibilites are beyond human as she can pick up anything and just play. As for JRA I am not a huge fan of his mainly because of personal reasons but I do admit that he has crazy good skills and knows how to get a crowd going anywhere and anytime. And for David Choi his music is so soothing and he actually helps out the community as much as he can with charities and projects for the benefit of society. All of these artists pop vocals I can picture on the radio playing after One Direction or Miley Cyrus and in a few years I picture them there.

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Clara C – Get Lucky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvvcXbf6gn8&list=PL1D420209B7C7F766) this cover shows not only her vocal talent but also her instrument talent as she plays every instrument in the song except the violin.
JRA – This Time Around (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHy98AHH4TX3gJ00p1eVFZg) shows JRs lyrical talent and instrumental talent as everything in the song was made personally made by him and not to mention his Usher sounding voice mixed with some sort of mainstream pop sound.
David Choi – Rollercoaster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thw-C36Do1c&list=PLC410154264EDFCED#aid=P-houzFWUxA) is an original song by Choi and his folky/pop sound is evident in this song from the very few notes he plays on his guitar and that he sings.

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER: THE SHARING AGE; 2013-Present

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and many other social media sites a new age of finding artists has begun and this lead to three significant artists in 2013 that were part of the Asian American population. Those three were Jeni Suk, Krnfx, and Awkwafina. All three after getting a big boost due to facebook and the power of sharing have put them in the lime light and since then their fan base have become bigger than they could have ever imagined.
I’ll start off first with Jeni Suk the first of the three to gain attention with her medley of hip hop songs. During the video she even makes the beat with her own sounds coming from her mouth and is quite a feat. After this video people check out her videos and comments from many others races were “how come she isn’t one the radio” and “she is better than anyone on the radio today” which shows how much love this Asian American woman is getting from the public. She makes the whole Asian community proud as she is showing the skills of a talented artist “outside of her genre” as some ignorant person on Facebook would say.
The first video Jeni got famous with (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5-kaCfSAD0)
Next up was Krnfx a beatboxer and after his widespread talents viewed on Facebook and Twitter he showed that Asians have just as much talent in the beatbox and hiphop scene as Blacks and Latinos and even people of both of those communities praised him for being “soooo dope” and “a killa on the mic.”
Krnfx first video he got famous with (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPcHZE-ZDYQ)
And finally Awkwafina whos the most recent success from this Facebook sharing frenzy unlike the other two who are strictly music only Awkwafina uses comedy in her video which is intended to make people stop believing that Asian American women and Asian women in general are submissive and always do what they are told and by Nora Lum taking on the Awkwafina persona she has just done that and since its only been a few months since she’s been out and her views are skyrocketing I’m sure you will hear more and more of her name.
Awkwafina video that has been getting famous and shared as of lately (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z726OPwCnjE) this video shows how blunt she is but also the comedy that is infused with her rap that makes her seem not like the stereotypical Asian chick.

2NE1; THE SUPERSTARS HERE TO SHOW HOW GOOD ASIANS ARE:

2ne1 is a Korean rap and pop group that is a worldwide super sensation and like Epik High help to get Korean Americans in the music scene however the difference between them and Epik High is that they cater to all Asian Americans because of their international fame. They have shown countries around the world what they can do and they aren’t even speaking their language but in America that is different because they have worked with hit makers such as Skrillex, Will.i.am, and Nicki Minaj. Moreover, they are releasing an English album in 2015 that will feature hit stars from Big Sean to Drake and this will gain much popularity not only from the Asian American community but also from the American community as a whole because they are already so well liked. And just like what Epik High did they will give Asian Americans the confidence to follow their dreams and join the music industry.

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(ENGLISH) Will.i.am – Getting’ Dumb (feat. 2NE1 and apl.de.ap) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZfYn_ZE6MU) this shows 2NE1s English abilities which are crazy good and from the feel of all their songs they fit the American music scene like another cog in the machine.
(KOREAN) 2NE1 – Missing You(그리워해요) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG0jlKdB1s0) this shows 2ne1 music capabilities in their own language and even then there sound sounds like it fits the American music market even though you probably can’t understand them.

TDE AND THE FUTURE; 2014 AND ON:

Before I get into anything let me explain what TDE is it’s the biggest Sub-Label as of right now and it is under Interscope.  Now what TDE stands for is Top Dawg Ent. but what does that have to do with Asian Americans you ask?  A lot.  Let me explain TDE consist of rappers Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad and singers Jhene Aiko and SZA with talks of a new rapper joining by the name of Junoflo. This crew has set a standard for music and that is talking about real shit something the Asian American community does extremely well except for a few minor blimps in the data and with this in mind they have believe it or not given hope for Asian Americans to join the rap game. Many Asian American rapper and singers are citing TDE as their goal to join this famous company. One of these hopefuls is rumored signee to be Junoflo and Apaullo (Native Souls) who are of Asian American descent, Korean to be exact. Furthermore, besides Jhene Aiko, TDE works in close relations with Asian Artists Tokimonsta and Ta-Ku who are phenomenal producers and extraordinary musicians.  They have been working in close proximity to TDEs most recent projects Cilvia Demo and Oxymoron. But besides that with TDEs continual success more and more Asian Americans are looking to them as heroes and for their inspiration to get in the music industry.  So if you haven’t already check out TDE they are super crazy and wait in anticipation for the next batch of Asian American musicians.

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Tokimonsta – Darkest Dim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUC6y6G–fs) one of the coolest producers and down to earth girls you’ll ever meet.

Ta-Ku – 50 days for Dilla (full album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOokGTBs3gs) also check out his 25 night for Nujabes album which is just as sick.

Junoflo and Apaullo (Native Souls) –  Feel Good Weather (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baYl-5hfdsQ) a sick as group and can’t wait till they join the ranks of the rest of TDE.

ON A FINAL NOTE AND MOST IMPORTANT ALL THOSE I MENTIONED ARE NOT ALL THE ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY THERE ARE MANY MANY MANY MORE I JUST COULDN’T FIT ALL OF THEM IN THIS BLOG BUT WILL PLAN ON MAKING A SEQUEL FOR THOSE I MISSED AND FOR THE FUTURE IF YOURE INTERESTED!!!

 

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  1. Jonathan Chung Jonathan Chung

    March 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Yo Anthony, the blog you have posted about Asians in music is absolutely outstanding! The big “IN AMERICA MUSIC IS RACIALIZED!” gives a hard point which really supports what you are talking about. Mainly captures the reader’s attention. The way you said to screw other peoples’ opinion or what they care about has really made my day, but it is true that no matter what race you are, the possibilities of becoming a rapper is huge. The whole music with races is connected to the Model Minority, this is true and you have explained it quite well such as the part you have written about the Orchestra, how Asians having a “HUGE” impact on Classical music, but that is not always true, many have different genres that they hope to obtain like rock or jazz. But many Americans mostly including whites disagrees to this topic as it does not seem to fit in with Asians and those genres except classics. There are many Asians whom work in the Music industry today not just in America but in around the world as we can recall. Japan are creating their own rock which pretty sounds like America’s but in their own language and style. For Koreans, possibly the same thing but mostly pop rock or what people calls it commonly “K- Pop”. The youtube link you have posted in your blog, the one about the Yellow Peril was quite interesting. The sound quality was a bit shakey, but the band was amazing! I have watched it till the end and it struck me that yes, Asians can become rockstars too, but America thinks it is impossible because we are different or in another way of saying oue culture is not the same as theirs. I love the way the rapper raps, it made me want to dance up with my feet or sing along with them! Anthony you did a great job on finding this link you should be proud of doing so. “Feel the Wrath!, Feel the Wrath! oh!~” haha. It is great that you have music you can listen to especially if it is from different races. Even though I am Korean, I listen to American and Japanese music. I listen to Japanese music even though I don’t fully understand what they are saying, but for their beats and tempo. The G6 you posted and other Asian celebrities in music that is in the blog is given great info and details about themselves which pretty much explains everything and what they accomplished. From this overall, i give it a 9.5 out of 10, yeah I know a 0.5 away from becoming a 10. Anyways you have done a marvelous job in this blog!

  2. Keiochia Keiochia

    March 30, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I have to admit that at first when you were all like MUSIC IS RACIALIZED! I was thinking you better have some darn good points to back up that statement and as I read the post through, I realized that yes, you are right. Music is extremely racialized when you bring forth some of the points, like when you wrote about how Asian American artists are never really taken seriously unless they are featured in the classical section of music. I liked how enthusiastic your information was and how well it was put together, as a person who doesn’t listen to many genre’s (or even American music for that matter) the links, names of songs and bands were extremely helpful when the topic you flowed to caught my eye.

    Something I wanted to mention while reading, and maybe you’ve thought of it as well, not including the persons involved in helping artists make their rise like Jonathan Park or the rap battle champion, Jin, but those that hinder Asian music (whether by Asian American artists or English speaking Asian artists). Much of the problem with music today, in my opinion is the old is never really willing to welcome the new or different, so clashes ensue and careers are jeopardized. America is the ideal place to debut, we have millions of people who want to listen to music but a lot of the time those who distribute it hold back on the truly interesting and astounding artists.

    Its like, the things we don’t get to see and listen to are often the best around. So now what am I talking about? I guess what I’m trying to describe is those artists who are not exactly Asian who want to mix in with our culture and make a name for themselves or just simply want to be known for their music. I don’t relly know of many Asian American artists (wich is kind of the point of this post, right? Lol) but after reading this it brought to mind Asian, English speaking artists who have attempted to make rounds in America as musicians and it seems like the outcome is always the same: the fan base that they had is the same once they debut, meaning the people who liked them before are the only ones who care that they are hear or they are completely shunned and or humiliated. But instead of talking about these phantom artists I suppose could name a few that have churned the waters of this country a bit.

    Mika Nakashima and her song All Hands Together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQygU5Ot6Uk
    Which she sung in honor of lives taken after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. The song basically encourages people to lift their spirits and throw in a lending hand to those in need during that time of duress. I happily point out the Gospel sound of the song, including an uplifting choir in the background.

    Boa I did it for love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFny8iYc9L8
    Boa is a Korean artists who debuted in America with this song, sad to say it didn’t go very far and her fan base didn’t increase as much as hoped and the song, though catchy only piqued at No.19.

    T-ARA Roly Poly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kowfLIRpQaU
    I mentioned the humiliation and frustration of debut, right? Well this group would have debut in Los Vegas, opening up for Chris Brown, had he not sent them to the wrong venture and completely disgraced them on stage as unfit musicians. Like or hate any particular type of music, people deserve respect as human beings.

    • Anthony Anthony (Post author)

      March 31, 2014 at 5:46 am

      I know exactly where you are coming from but I know the very exact reason why all of these artists were shunned and that is because they are FOREIGN. Yup the sad truth is they are foreign and in America that is not something that’ll take off. Let me explain what I mean by foreign. For example two of the examples you gave me were speaking in their native tongues which is something Americans will not connect with because they can’t understand which is why Tara-N4 was booed at the LV thing with Chris Brown and why they never took off in the states. But that is not to say it doesn’t always happen because of course there are loopholes and one of those loopholes was Psy and his gangnam style but the motives people listened to this were more of a comedical purpose rather than for music listening for the most part. As for Boa she had an accent so that makes her foreign and people tend not to flock to that why look at girls generation, wonder girls, and se7en all other famous Korean music acts that tried to prosper in America however they to were met with defeat because of this foreigner identity but again there are exceptions like Shakira who had that accent but still managed to make the scene and then there are people who are born in America and then go a different country become famous and try to make it here in the states which is hard to do but possible which is something Utada Hikaru did. But still it is very hard to escape this perpetual idea of a foreigner in the minds of Americans and if it does happen for one doesn’t mean it ceases to exist for everyone else.

    • Anthony Anthony (Post author)

      March 31, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Furthermore, the only way to escape this idea of being a foreigner in all aspects something like what 2ne1 did with their music and part of the reasons they are so well liked in America. When you hear their music you dont hear exotic Asians trying to be American you hear rappers and singers something one has to do if they want to excel in the American music industry

  3. Julio Resendiz Julio Resendiz

    March 30, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Whoa! Explicit language! I am offended. Just kidding. Anyways, I do like how you placed the f-word. It seemed appropriate and gave me a ambience of what the blog would be. The f-word also stroke across as a way to comfort and somewhat motivate to, but not limited to, asian americans. The use of an anecdote, especially that from a friends. It adds credibility and gives your blog a lot more strength. I hope at lest she practices some r&b in her free time or does somethings respectively because her story is unfortunate. I do like how you added credit to the influences that asian american rap groups had. This way reader, if already interested in the influences such as NWA, can be curious about the asian american rap groups you gave as examples. In the Ben Baller segment, you transitioned well between his job as a jeweler and a rapper. Interesting notes, too, were expressed. For instance, the Mike Shonoda segment shocked me. I have always believed he was black. And Fort Minor! Wow! Pointing out the presence of asian americans in high profile bands clearly demonstrates they are more than capable of making great, enjoyable music. However I noticed that some of them either are hidden behind a band name or a fake name such as the example of Mike Shonoda. I do understand that they changed their names to make it more marketable, but for many of us, we distinguish them apart of coming from an asian background and place them into other races like what i did to Mike Shonoda. All of the ones listed are quite talented and it provokes the thought ‘why aren’t they bigger’ like J. Reyez, Lydia Paek, and Candice C. Unfortunately as Oliver Wang’s essay in Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America, the word “‘Talent’ is ill-defined” (Pg36). He talks about how their race does not allow for authenticity, especially in hip hop. Furthermore the author adds on that asians have shared similar experiences as blacks in the their communities. He illustrates this by analyzing the lyrics of Jin, an asian american freestyle rapper. Jin has rapped about both races having endured exploitation and suffering. He also added on the social experiences both share (Pg58). In addition, by first incorporating the popular ones first and then other-not-quite-known asian american manages to keep readers in.This allows them to check the out by the links given. And talk about links. Although numerous, they provide a portal to something they may not expect. Curiosity as well as your descriptions will guide them. I found it interesting on how many labels have recently signed many asian american groups. I was intrigued that many of the half black half asian are proud of their ancestry, yet these pride has not widely covered despite how much they show it. Overall, the use of the profane language did add emphasis to your content and I managed to receive images of you yelling in my face. I was impressed by the organization of the blog. Initially how much content you provided and although I scrolled for some time it made me relieved of how small the paragraph were. The big titles gave me the overall idea of what each paragraph intended and it was an excellent choice of organization. Last of all, guys CHECK out the videos! Does not have to be all of them. It may change you outlook on asian americans in music. Well I felt something. I look forward to the sequel of this blog.

  4. Jasmine Nieves Jasmine Nieves

    March 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Hey Anthony, your blog post was intense!! Intense in a good way though…for one I didn’t know TYGA had any Asian in him. I don’t listen to that type of music, but know who is and I would have figured he was just black because his career was being a rapper. So I guess u were right, there is a stereotype out there where blacks are rappers, whites tend to go to pop and rock, and etc. You blog post on the other hand threw those stereotypes way out the window. Its crazy how one of the first song recorded by an Asian rapper was in 1979. I am sure many people did not know that fact. If an Asian were to come out with an Asian song on the radio, many people would most likely believe that the song they just heard was the first song by an Asian person. It’s because of model minority that we face this issue. It’s a trend that was believed by someone long ago and now everyone just tends to believe it. For a long time Asians may have had a dream in the music business where it was becoming a rapper or just some type of musician. Either way they let go of that dream because they new no one would take them seriously. Or if they continued on with that dream, they still wouldn’t be taking serious or paid much attention too. Who has ever heard of “R.A.W” which stands for Radical Asian Woman? I’m sure any one reading my comment has not heard of them. This just goes to show that an Asian in this business is just not taken seriously. Race has always played a role to the audience who enjoy a certain genre of music. The most common is black being rapper. Many Asians are entering a danger zone when trying to make a living becoming a rapper. They have a lot to live up to and if they cant then they are just seen as a joke. After reading your post I now know that Tyga is in the Asian ethnic group. Just like how many blacks like to talk about their race in music, tyga does the same. But he isn’t talking about his black side, but his Asian side. Which is great. I hope now that this helps many Asians who are looking into this business. I hope Tyga and other Asians who have made it big give them inspiration. It has been proven that an Asian can make it big in this industry. The audience at times recognizes it, but sometimes ignores it because they don’t want to believe it. As time goes on, I would imagine that this stereotype about Asian will change, because I most say it gets a little boring hearing the same stuff from the same people you would expect to hear it from. Overall Anthony you did an amazing job. It was basically a timeline, a timeline of history I knew nothing about. I am glad I did this reading and I hope many more read as well.

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    Class Scholars to Big Ballers

    March 27, 2014 / Anthony / 10,393 Comments

    Class Scholar to Big Baller

    IN AMERICA MUSIC IS RACIALIZED!!!!!! When one thinks about this they first words to come to mind are “No its not” but I have stacks of evidence to prove that it is but to keep this simple lets just use simple facts. When you think of your favorite rapper who comes to mind maybe 2pac, Biggie Smalls, or Ice Cube each one of those artists is black. What about rock lets see Metallica, The Beetles, or Nirvana which are white. And with techno and dubstep who comes to mind Tiesto, Calvin Harris, and Swedish House Mafia which are all European. I can do this with each and every genre from Classical to R&B, given there are exceptions to the rule such as Eminem a white rapper, Jimi Hendrix a black rock artist and Steve Aoki an Asian techno producer. However, these exceptions are nothing more than exceptions as usually a single race dominates a genre which then excludes people from wanting to even join the ranks of whatever genre they may be interested in. One thing I can say is that people outside of their comfort genre believe that all the people who do listen to that genre are of a certain race such as rap being associated to blacks. What I’m here to do is to change this perception of music not only to better mankind and have people diversify in the music they listen to but to also tell Asian Americans that whatever music you want to pursue in life follow it whether that be listening or performing. F*ck whatever anyone else thinks or cares what you listen to and for those who wish to perform in a certain genre don’t give in to what others say about you because persecutions will be rampant but you must not let these stop you from showing what you have to offer to the music world and show everybody that you have what it takes to surpass their expectations and blow their minds when you are on stage.  And to prove to you that all you need is an iron body and determination up the ass I’m going to speak about Asians in the a variety of genres from the 1990’s to today.

    ASIANS IN THE ORCHESTRA:

    Before I go on into the history I must for speak on the issue of most people believeing that Asian Americans do have a heavy impact on the Classical music genre which is true but most have this impact do to the Model Minority. Asian Americans have been placed in this genre not by their own will it is by the model minority that conforms them into joining due to the social norms expected upon them by society and by their parents who force their children to play some sort of Classical instrument mostly the violin, flute, and piano. Now this is not to say no Asian Americans wish to go into this genre but there is more of a heavy impact of those who wish they could join a different genre but the obstacles to do so are very bearing. Having interviewed a friend who plays for an orchestra in New York she tells me that she wishes she could’ve gone into the R&B scene but due to her parents she went to Julliard and graduated there and now plays in her “Expected place in Society” rather than where she wishes she could be.  This is something I do not want to go heavy into detail with but if you wish to read more about why Asians do not fit the any popular music genre read Musicians From A Different Shore  which discusses in further detail why Asians embody so much of the Classical genre.

    ASIANS IN THE MUSIC INDUTRY, 1960-1990:

    Before 1990 there were a few people who made an impact in the music industry but the impact that was made was not that big except in the Asian community and if the song was well liked it did mediocre at best some artists that fit this were Joe Bataan who was a disco/funk artist and some folk bands during the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam war but both sadly had no huge impact outside of the Asian community.
    In the 1990s, there were a few rap groups such as Seoul Brothers, Fists of Fury, and Yellow Peril which all took on many of the NWA and gangsta music with a message that was around at that time. However, even though there popularity was mostly known around the colleges and university they still had no super high hit success and people after them never listed them as inspirations for entering the rap game. Furthermore, these rap groups fell off except for Yellow Peril and one cannot even find the stuff from the 1990s again except for Yellow Peril.
    Yello Peril- Feel the Wrath (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2o_e_ch_lI)

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    As for the latter half of the 90s we have the artists: Mountain Brothers, Native Gun which contained Kiwi, Bambu, and DJ Phatrick(their PROD) all of which actually made quite an impact on the Asian community as they were talking about serious shit and showed true shit that happens around Los Angeles and other inner cities and that not all Asians are the fucking model minority. They showed there hood side but tried to educate the youth but not just the Asian American youth all of the youth no matter the color. The difference between these guys and the past Asian American people they actually made a bump in the music industry and a few people looked at them as inspiration for joining the rap game and they still are dropping mixtapes and albums to this day. All of which still inspire people to learn from what they spit but furthermore to transcend the barriers of music and have no separation from one genre because you are of a certain race. Some of my favorite songs by each are below:
    Bambu – Crooks and Rooks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyLouKZu4-Q) which shows the lives of an average Asian American coming up in the hood you aint even see none of them playing instruments and in suits. The song also wishes to end gang violence amongst Asian American gangs especially evident in the final verse. Bambu has one of the sickest flows on this track and spits hard on here.
    Mountain Brothers – Galaxies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptd2CuBR-Tg) which shows that not all Asian Americans are rich or in the middle class as they spit verse by verse listing hardships and the money they wish they wish they could have. Furthermore there flow is on point and one of the OGs of having transitions being so smooth between the MC.
    Native Guns(Kiwi, Bambu, DJ Phatrick) – Drowning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hDg3He8sQA) shows the hardships that people of ethnic people go through as the song suggests themes of colored people but the video shows an Asian boy and girl but they could be easily replaced with any other race. This allows for more connections with any other race not just Asians which expands their fan base.

    BEN BALLER ASIAN AMERICANS FIRST SUCCESS STORY:

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    Ben Baller if you look him up now is the go to guy for jewelry and sells Jesus pieces to Kanye West rings to Jay-Z and chains and jewelry to every big name artist and actor in the music and film industry. So why am I talking about this fool if all he does is sell jewelry?? Good question he is the biggest Asian of the 1990s but he isn’t if you catch my drift before Baller was a jeweler he was Ktowns leader in productions and worked with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, and Eminem. Well the list doesn’t stop their but it would be way to long to explain. Furthermore, Baller was the reason we have Jay-Z because it was him he got Jay-z first record deal for Reasonable Doubt so Baller is not just a gem in the Asian community but also in the rap game. As he was a high class person and if you knew rap then or you know rap now you know how heavy of an impact this man made and shit people come on HE WAS ASIAN!! Besides that he helped many Asian Americans in the community to get good in the rap game and he is looked at by many Asians Americans today as the OG godfather of Asian rap game.
    Here is Honey Cocaines – Asians on the Map (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2tm1ToAy9w) which gives a little up to Ben Baller and how she recognizes him and the contributions he has made and she even says “As an Asian I’m fucking proud of you” go to the time mark 1:10 if you prefer to just see the Ben Baller and Honey Cocaine convo.

    MIKE SHINODA THE FIRST ASIAN COMMERCIAL SUCCESS STORY:

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    If you do not know or have an idea who Mike Shinoda is then you must have missed out on Linkin Park because not only was he the founder along with Brad Delson in Los Angeles but he also was the first Asian to have been nominated for a Grammy award and to actually walk away with that award. Shinoda played a pivotal role in the Asian community once people found out he was Asian. A quote from rapper Dumbfoundead or Parker as he is now referred to as said “After I seen Shinoda perform I knew I could make it!” Shinoda and hid bandmates gained phenomenal success and still today perform with that very success. However the story doesn’t just end there if you have ever heard these words before “This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will…” then you have heard of Fort Minor which is another project that Shinoda performed where he fronted which was a rap group that he was leader in and they surprised many people since their debut but as for Remember my Name the song the aforementioned lyrics are from they have been heard everywhere and that song is played in high schools throughout the country.
    Linkin Park & Jay-Z – Numb/ Encore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK64bE2dEd0) This collaboration goes down in history by many as a way to bridge the gap between music genres and many after this have tried to do the same and this would not be possible without an Asian American.
    Fort Minor – Remember The Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDvr08sCPOc) everytime I hear this song I cant help but to sing along because I know the lyrics like the back of my hand and many others are exactly the same. And with 20 million views just from one video not counting the millions of itunes and illegal downloads we can safely classify this as a major success by Asian Americans.

    BLACK EYED PEAS AND THE SECOND ASIAN NATIONAL HIT MAKERS:

    I will spend little time with this topic as most people know so much about the Black Eyed Peas but many don’t know that behind Fergie and Will there are two Asians in the group and the Asian community noticed and just like Shinoda, apl.de.ap and Taboo were inspirations for the Asian community because if their major success and even though the group takes many hiatuses they still are held very high and are respected by not only the Asian American community but also the music community as a whole.
    Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrTyD7rjBpw) Shows that the group still has much success even today.

    THE TRINITY; JIN, NUJABES, AND EPIK HIGH:

    So as of today there is a high amount of Asians in the music industry well its high compared to the 1990s and the early 2000s but do we owe all of the success to Mike Shinoda and Ben Baller? Sadly, no much of the reason that we have such a high volume of Asian Americans today is due to Jin, Nujabes, and Epik high who came out of the early 2000s but who are these exceptional artists that ladies and gents is what I am going to get to right now.
    Jin is the poster boy for Asians in the rap genre sure Ben Baller was there but outside of the music industry no one knew of him and Mike Shinoda was predominantly involved with his band Linkin Park above all else however when this freestyle king came on 106 th and Park and slaughtered the competitions he was immediately viewed as the hero for Asians in the hiphop genre. Not only was he killer on the mic but he got signed to a record deal with the Ruff Rydaz who also had killers and big named MCs DMX, Jadakiss, and Swizz Beatz. While there he released one album and sad to say but it flopped and he immediately left the scene but a few years later he appeared again and as of today has his own record label which he is trying to get the Asian American community more prominence in the rap scene. And as of right now he is doing a good job with acts like Toestah a very good rapper who expresses various degrees of love for his mentor and explicitly sites him as a reason for his involvement in the rap game.[ A little side note, I hate Jins written career but his freestyle is amazing and out of this world I would like to hear your guys opinions on this tho haha.]
    Jin vs Verse Freestyle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4eT319ouTE) Jin is crazy funny in this freestyle and has bars for days but don’t take my word for it watch and you will see why he is considered one of the greatest rap battlers not just by Asians but the rap community as a whole.
    Toestah – Man of the Year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWx796-e0Hk) Toestah is Jins most prominent rapper and signee and if anything has the best flows in his label as well as a way to get many of the Wiz and Q fans to his side.
    Nujabes is very different from the impact that Jin had on the Asian community because he wasn’t in the TV scene rather he was on the level of J Dilla and MF Doom and consider one of the greatest producers of all time. He was J Dillas man rival as they tried to outdo each other with each single an album released. (If you have no idea who Dilla and Doom are then go check them out NOW.) Nujabes set a standard along with Dilla as what beats should sound like and that people could just listen to beats with no raps over them. Nujabes even showed his Asianess by creating beats for the popular anime Samurai Champloo which is one of my favorite anime in part to the music in this anime. Nujabes is one of the few artists along with Dilla that I owe my involvement in the music genre and being able to get to the point where I am now. If it was not for him I would not have created the beats style I use today I gain a lot of influence from him. Sadly, even though he inspired so many young artists no matter the color he passed away with J Dilla which truly broke my heart as their music inspired me so much. But the good ones always pass away to soon ( REST IN BEATS)

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    Nujabes – Modal Soul [This is the whole album please listen its amazing] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrO9PTpuSSs) All I can say is this album not only inspired me but many young artists of today and this album is just straight amazing.
    Nujabes – Battlecry [Opening sequence of Samurai Champloo] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OuRajFzMYI) one of the coolest and sickest anime opening I’ve ever seen its pretty sick and the whole vibe is amazing everytime I heard this knew what I was in for!!!
    Epik High is a Korean rap group but the reason I am speaking about them is because they gave masses of Korean Americans the inspirations that none of the others could do I not only gave many Korean Americans the knowledge that they could join the Korean music industry but it also gave many Korean Americans the hope that if these guys are this good then maybe they could show what they have in the states. Epik High has done many songs in English so that their American audience can hear what they teach about their story. They members of Epik High were all born in Korea but were raised over here in The States and in Canada so their English sounds like they are from here. They also work with many Asian American artists so that they can gain more recognition in both the Korean and American music industry. These guys I also owe much praise to as they are another big help into getting where I am today and this is also for many other Korean Americans in the music industry and for those who just love to listen to great music.
    Epik High – Over (English) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwKiGy2A_nU)  This song is something you can listen to whenever you feel like you’re falling and can’t achieve your dreams it’s so heart soothing.
    Epik High – One (feat. Jisun) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNnkbwFo9hU) This song shows how good Asians can be at rapping as their flow shows degrees of change throughout the song which is quite amazing and the beat is such a non-typical hiphop feel which shows Korean Americans you don’t always have to use heavy bass and gangsta shit to show a true message of sadness and real shit.

    THE SECOND SON OF FREESTYLE:

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    After Jins whole big involvement in the freestyle game Jonathan Park appeared who was part of a crew out in Los Angeles, called the Swim Team and he went under the moniker Dumbfoundead. Dumbfoundead owes much of his success from his big and memorable appearance in the Grindtime freestyle circuit where he would come at his opponent with witty one liners that would gain him a win and with many wins he snatched the opportunity to be a representative of the West Coast. But beyond that he started to perform with his writtens and showed his amazing talent of writing skills. And his skills were amazing as he told the world that he grew up without a father and his mom raised him and his sister by working various jobs to keep them afloat. Furthermore, he was raised in a predominantly Mexican area and with his mothers roots in Argentina he fit in quite well with his partner in the rap game DJ ZO. Parker also has his own company called knocksteady which is there for him and his signees but he also has a group called Knockstudy that he created which is an after school program that gets kids of all races into music by teaching them whatever they desire to learn whether that be rap, rock, or classical it is genius and has helped many kids learn good values from here rather than the streets. Today dumbfoundead has changed his name to Parker but the fan base has not yet dwindled and he is getting more and more popular by the day in thanks to another big thing that happened while he was around Youtube and Soundcloud.
    Parker vs PH (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItQElzWuVSk) This is a great battle and shows Parkers genius one liners but also shows how big the battles were that he participated in including this East vs West division battle.
    Parker – Are We There Yet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvX-eYO1UKM) shows the struggles that his family has been through whether that be financial or dropping out of high school. It also shows that you can achieve something no matter what ones background is like as long as you have the heart to do so.

    THE YOUTUBE AND SOUNCLOUD AGE:

    Youtube and Soundcloud allowed many Asian Americans break out into the music scene because all one needed was an account for both and if you had the talent your views and listens would rise exponentially and out of this we have gained many Asian artists in the music industry after Dumbfoundeads rise and he to profited from these websites. The list and amount of Asian Artists that came out of this is very heavy but I will speak on four key artists that made an impact in the music community and they are J.Reyez, D-Pryde, Lil Crazed, and Traphik
    J. Reyez is one of the key artists that came out of the Youtube age however his sound is very similar to that of the commercial mainstream artists that we have today and this is noticeable in many of his songs in which he talks about the struggle he has especially with his father and the negative impact that relationship had with him. J. Reyez tries to set an example for his fans to not live by the mistakes he’s made but also throws in trap music to give a fine balance and to get more listeners. D-Pryde is a lot like J. Reyez in the way that he has many songs that are suited for mainstream but he does still try to do something that J. Reyez doesn’t do and that is be various in his style of music and beat selection.
    J. Reyez – There For You (feat. Lydia Paek) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D1_FvZ9buU) This song shows the values that J. Reyez tries to instill in his listeners about caring about the people you love but also shows the softer side of his music.
    D-Pryde – Believe in Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBKSIrRHfF8) This song shows D-Pryde’s style of diversifying his musical style going off an electronic and indie rock feel of beat choice with percussion, synths, and guitar.
    Lil’ Crazed is more of a conscious rapper and throughout his existence on Youtube and Soundcloud his style, flow, and lyrics have gained much praise for his improvement. He constantly to speaks of his troubles as an Asian American living in a not well of neighborhood but he does also try to teach his audience to not let any of your troubles stop you from achieving the goals you want for yourself. Furthermore, he speaks on the conditions that many people live in throughout the US.
    Lil’ Crazed – K.I.D. Cypher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9B-NsUJTO0) This shows Lil’ Crazed and his label K.I.D. which is his label and he got each one of the artists featured in the video under it so you know that he knows what he is doing and has a good standing amongst many artists but especially Asian Americans.
    Traphik or Timothydelaghetto is probably the biggest name out of the four artists that appeared out of this Youtube era and was one of the “orginal” Asian rappers as he is known by many in the Asian American community but also he is one of the first people to make a comedy channel on Youtube and part of the reasons why he is so successful. His comedy is top notch and tries to make the Asian community more in the light even making a recuuring sketch called Chunk Dirty which he is a rapper that is from the hood and listens to only Waka Flaka Flame. The point of the sketch is to change the idea of Asians being the Model Minority and it is hilarious. His rapping and comedy skills have not only gained him a spot in the million subscriber club on Youtube but he is also a regular on Nick Canons Wild n Out on MTV. He repping the Asian community on there to.

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    Traphik & Joanlee – My Fresh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdKoyu32ZcQ) This shows Traphiks rap skills and straight out killa flow which is trying to get the audience of the mainstream music but still banging.
    Chunk Dirty Sketch – (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bARqtofTa2A) This shows Traphik’s comedy skills and how he is trying to change the perception of the Asian American community. It’s super hilarious and you should watch it.

    ASIAN AMERICANS IN BANDS; 2007- To Present:

    Since the late 2000s around 2007 and 2009 many bands were formed that like Linkin Park had an Asian American band member the three famous would have to be The Naked and Famous, Airborne Toxic Event, The Temper Trap, and Run River North. All these bands have had very good commercial success some more than others and some not coming out at the same time but being formed around 2007-2009. The Naked and Famous was formed in 2008 but didn’t gain popularity until 2010 and wide fame until 2012 in which their song Young Blood was played every hour on the radio. As for who was Asian in this band the lead singer is, Alisa Xayalith. As for the Airborne Toxic Event (ATE) which was formed in 2007 and didn’t gain popularity until 2009 and wide fame around 2010 when their first album was released with Sometime Around Midnight as the lead single and even more when they did the title song for the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. As for the Asian band member here the guitarist of the band, Steven Chen. The Temper Trap is another popular band that came out which was made famous around 2010 and 2011 off their song Sweet Disposition which was an instant hit once it made its way to the radio. As for the band member, Doug Mandagi is the lead singer of the band.  Finally, we have Run River North which is an all Asian American band that didn’t get popular until they were featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2012 and gained a noticeable audience and their fan base is still growing and with their release of their first album in 2014 they are sure to get the attention they deserve with years to come. What these bands are doing by including Asians inside of them is expanding the genres Asian Americans can be viewed to be a part of and with that many more Asian Americans will form bands or join bands because it will be acceptable like Run River North. One thing you do notice about each band is that they have different sounds and belong to different genres such as folk and post grunge. Moreover, the bands I listed are just the most popular and recognized there are many more to find and I suggest you take a look at.

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    The Naked and Famous – Young Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YuSg4mts9E) The Naked and Famous are a Post Grunge band.
    The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYPoMjR6-Ao) The Airborne Toxic Event are an Indie band that blends orchestra instruments into their music.
    The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxKjOOR9sPU) The Temper Trap are an Indie band.
    Run River North – Growing Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz4ZOAsjW6g) Run River North are a Folk band.

    YMCMB: THEY NOTICE TRENDS:

    Lil’ Wayne CEO of Young Money Cash Money Record or YMCMB took notice to the fact that many Asian Americans are joining the music industry whether that be underground or more well known places like Youtube. With this notice he took it upon himself to sign two class acts and one of those acts signing someone himself and they are Tyga, Aziatix, and Honey Cocaine someone that Tyga signed.
    If you have not heard of Tyga in the past couple of years then you have been living under a rock because his club hits are what are played nowadays from Rack City to Switch Lanes. Now there is something different from Tyga than all the other artists mentioned before this and that is that he is half black and half Vietnamese but unlike Neyo, Bruno Mars, and Amerie which are all half Asian  to but they do not recognize their heritage as Asian but black which is something that Tyga does not do since he was raised by his mother an Asian women and grew up with her culture. That is not to say that he doesn’t recognize his black heritage but he identifies with his Asian heritage more and tries to get many other Asians involved in the rap scene as he views that Asians can be just as good as blacks but the only thing holding them back is the Model Minority. This is part of the reason why he signed Honey Cocaine which is a Cambodian female rapper who brings out the GANGSTA in the Asian population by showing off how hard her life has been through her music and she to is a supporter of Asians joining the rap game so that they may diversify the rap game to expand to all races and not leave anyone excluded.
    Tyga – Switch Lanes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdCH6q5cNTk) This song shows that Asians can create club hits that anybody can rock with.
    Honey Cocaine – ChiChi Get The Yeyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlxIqTwt_QQ) shows that Asian women can be just as hard hitting with lyrics and beats as black men can beand all it takes is talent to do so.
    As for the other signee of YMCMB, The Aziatix is a Korean American rap group that started up as a collective of two rappers and a singer and after noitcible trends in likes and views on Youtube they got signed to YMCMB that house not just Tyga but Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne all big nam