Asian hip hop is a heterogeneous musical genre that covers all hip hop music as recorded and produced by artists of Asian origin. The Philippines is known to have had the first hip-hop music scene in Asia since the early s, largely due to the country's historical connections with the United States The intimate relationship between hip-hop culture and the large Filipino American community along the United States West Coast naturally resulted in the exportation of rap music back to the Philippines. Numerous cassette tapes, videos, books and magazines concerning hip hop issues and popular rap artists would be sent out by Filipinos to family members back in the islands.
Rap music is definitely not a foreign genre in South Korea. Since the 90smany Korean artists have established their careers by taking inspiration from American hip-hop. So D has taken the liberty to gather up some of the best Korean rappers that you need to check out.
Asian rap collective 88rising has quickly become one of the most popular, and groundbreaking, crews in music. The audience suffers no such bewilderment. In February, Indonesian rapper and 88rising act Rich Brian became the first Asian to top the iTunes hip-hop chart with his debut album Amen.
Hip-hop has been thriving in the country for years. While some of the rhymers in South Korea have been around for years, others have made a name for themselves in what seems like the blink of an eye. He dropped his mixtape inbut it was his single the following year that marked the beginning of his rise to the top of the nation's burgeoning rap scene. Ape has been compared to OG Maco, but he's since tried to distance himself from that comparison.
Hip-hop as a genre blew up and took mainstage in the music industry and the number of Asian-American MCs exploded along with it. In this. I took all those factors into consideration when compiling and ranking this list, trying to be objective as possible in my rankings.
Without a doubt, these guys know how to spit sick bars and drop heavy beats. Just take a look at Korea, China, Taiwan, and you can see the influence of hip-hop in not just the music, but in their fashion sense and attitude as well. Case study numero unoRich Chigga.
S ympathetic portrayals of east Asians in western popular culture are few and far between. Likewise, it has been suggested that the recent success of 88rising,the American media company that signed Rich Brian, joji, and other popular Asian rappers, could overturn a long history of stereotyping and underrepresentation. But should we believe the hype?
When we think of Asian women, does dropping sick bars and moving through fresh beats the first thing that crosses our minds? Probably not. The women on this list probably spits on those stereotypes on a daily with their sharp wit and heavy rhymes. From East to South East, ex-pats or locals, we got you.
A lot has changed in ten years. Hip-hop as a genre blew up and took center stage in the music industry and the number of Asian American MCs exploded along with it. With the advent of the internet age, rappers were able to effectively self-promote, which was crucial for Asian artists who were generally overlooked by record labels.
Jason Luppino. In a stricter, more accurate sense, the two of us have never met. On some level, I feel towards Nav the way I imagine white hip-hop fans must have felt towards Vanilla Ice in the early 90s. Luckily, the good people at DJBooth give me a platform to write about such issues, so to save future acquaintances from my righteous ranting, I decided to put together this list of five of the most notable rappers who match this description.