Oh snap, that Bambu track, it’s Bay Area all the way… Shoutout to the SE Asian homies holdin it down in that biggity biggity O. Miss Ko…. Thanks for the intro, fresh Chinglish rhymes? Hell yeah.
I might like that Ko track better though, she’s pretty fresh.
Audrey Magazine: (by Arianna Caramat)
In a culture that’s been relatively dominated by a heterosexual male narrative, Hip Hop has been a hard place for women–let alone Asian American women–to truly dominate. As raptivist Aisha Fukushima once described to me, booty, bullets, and bling have countlessly been glorified by male rappers. I mean, take Big Sean’s “Dance (a$$)” for example. It’s blatantly written in the title.
But don’t give up on hip hop just yet! We have a list of strong Asian female emcees who are still under the radar but counter that male-driven narrative. Of course, they also prove women can keep it one-hundred.
Rocky Rivera (U.S.)
This thought-provoking, powerful spitter and Bay Area-native started out as an accomplished journalist before dedicating herself to her musical craft.
Hailing from Saigon, Vietnam, Suboi stands as the country’s number one female emcee and Queen of Hip Hop. Not to mention, she became the…
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