Blogger & conservative syndicated columnist, Michelle Malkin, reminds us to take a step back before posting a #StraightOuttaCompton meme. The article focuses mostly on Ice Cube and his history of encouraging violence against the Korean American community.
"Their hagiographic movie omits Young’s history of assaults on women and completely whitewashes Jackson’s incendiary attacks on Korean storeowners in South Central Los Angeles."
Malkin also includes the lyrics to Ice Cube's racially motivated song "Black Korea".
You won't believe how much it cost to make a hit record?!?! From songwriting, production, and mastering, marketing and radio costs, it makes those who create hit records without incurring these costs even more respectable.
Earn a College Degree from Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine!
Dr. Dre and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70 million to start their own program at the University of Southern California. Introducing the 4-year program called the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy. They only accept 25-30 students every year, but you end up with a unique Bachelors of Science in the Arts,
TRAKTIVIST is the premiere platform to historically archive music made by Asian Americans. Progress has been made through "a thousand nudges rather than a single magic bullet." This archive is an acknowledgement that Asian Americans aren’t just consumers of music, but contributors of music as well.
Music Monday, Music Monday! Woot! Check out these 14 new releases from our Asian American music community. Also, we feature two picks for our Mixes of the Week! And we pay respect to a fallen member of our music community DJ Swift Rock.
In partnership with CAAM, for this August installment, Traktivist presents awesome music made by some of Asian America’s most legendary artists, including Dan the Automator, Dengue Fever, and Nancy Whang of The Juan MacLean. Also, R&B phenomenon Jhené Aiko strips down and pays homage to iconic, singer-songwriter Bill Withers. Plus, we feature TWO mixes this month created by tastemakers SOSUPERSAM & DJ O-Dub!
Last night, we had the privilege to dj at last night's Japanese American National Museum's (JANM) Summer Night Concert. The night was AMAZING, one of those perfect evenings full of positivity, community, food, and art. The concert featured performances from Magnetic North + Taiyo Na, Marie Digby, Priska, & DANakaDAN.
Nothing is more rewarding than being to play an entire set of music made by Asian Americans.