Let’s get crackin’!
Alright. So I’ve written before on the misogyny in Korean-American rapper Dumbfoundead’s music. Here’s the video for his song “For You”
It has lyrics calling women bitches, crazy ass bitches, groupies that will “drop real low”, makes a reference to “For the ones I drugged out”. DRUGGED OUT? I’m hoping that doesn’t mean what I think it is and Dumb’s not actually a rapist.
With the Fung Brothers, I do believe they have good intentions. I’ve hung out with them and they really do want to make a difference in their communities and inspire pride in a community like the San Gabriel Valley area. But in their videos, I see Asian women being used as props, objects, and in this most recent one, reduced to a pair of breasts.
It all makes me highly uncomfortable. Some other stuff, including Tweets by one of the FB, has also happened but I think I’ll leave that out of this for now.
We’ve also got Timothy De La Ghetto, a rapper who goes by Traphik on Youtube. He’s probably my least favorite and if I saw him, I’d probably punch him. He makes rape jokes, talks about “choking a slut”, makes references to throwing women away, calls women ‘bitches’, and jokes about statutory rape. There was even a petition criticizing the Midwest Asian American Student Union for inviting a misogynist like him to perform at the conference.
Additionally, the Youtube star Kevjumba posted this week about how hipster guys shouldn’t date Asian women since we’re not accessories. He followed up by saying that hipster girls should date Asian men. That kind of double standard and sexism towards women in general (and disrespect for Asian women) is extremely rampant in the Asian American community. I posted earlier about why it’s problematic, so feel free to read it.
There’s PLENTY more, but I’m too lazy (and my laptop is too slow) to look up more videos on Youtube. This is probably not going to make me any friends in the Youtube community, but it’s definitely something that needs to be talked about.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
As part of NYU’s Asian Heritage Month, and as the perfect way to wrap up a very exciting and busy month, hip hop artist Jason Chu (Model Minority fame) will be performing alongside Youtube sensation KevJumba. Tickets are being sold at Ticket Central, $7 for NYU students and $10 for non-students.
This is going to be so badass.
So proud of Ryan, Kev, Victor, Chester, JR, Dom and Andrew (‘: <3
Therefore I, Neil Abercrombie, Governor, and I, Brian Schatz, Lieutenant Governor of the state of Hawai’i, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2011 as
“YTF - YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER DAY”
in Hawai’i and urge the people of Aloha State to support the YTF - Yesterday, Today, Forever Concert series and its goals of educating individuals on their message of youth empowerment.
DONE at the State Capitol, in the Executive Chambers, Honolulu, State of Hawai’i, the third day of October, 2011.
It will be our biggest show to date and will feature even more big-time acts, outdoor activities, food vendors, and other festivities for a jam-packed day of fun and entertainment!
This year, on Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2011, we will be holding our first Outdoor Concert/Music Festival at the Harry Bridges Memorial Park next to the famous Queen Mary ship in Long Beach.
There will be plenty of fun activities to partake in throughout the day in addition to our huge 14-act line-up, including:
- Photo booths
- Artist/vendor merchandise
- Yummy food trucks
- Artist meet and greets
So make sure to bring as many friends as you can because we’re expecting a HUGE turn-out!
General Event Info:
What: ISA Festival Los Angeles 2011
When: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2011
Where: Harry Bridges Memorial Park
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Event Time: Gates open at 1pm. Showtime 3-9pm.
LINE-UP (in alphabetical order):
AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL
FAR EAST MOVEMENT
WONG FU PRODUCTIONS
BACKSTAGE PASS $200
Includes: Early entrance into venue to watch sound check (food/drinks provided), special backstage meet & greet w/ opportunity to meet and take photos with artists, reserved standing section/tent, ISA t-shirt, concert poster, concert program.
NOTE: No access to meet & greet tent. (Reserved for VIP ticket holders only)
VIP PASS $100
Includes: Access to artist meet & greet tent during the show (first come first serve, not guaranteed), separate VIP entry line, VIP standing section (first come first serve), ISA t-shirt, concert poster, and concert program.
GENERAL ADMISSION $50
Good for one admission to the event
Tickets go on sale Friday, 9/16. Exact time to be announced, but it will be after 3pm to accomodate those who have school. (So don’t skip class!)
We look forward to seeing you all at our biggest event yet in ISA history!
ughhhhhh totally wish i was in LA for this.
Imagine asteroids so large that they can wipe out all life on the planet constantly bombarding the Earth. The only things standing in the way are the Rock Jocks, a top-secret band of government employees, who pilot asteroid-killing satellites. The story takes place during a Rock Jocks night shift. Though they are there to fight off asteroids, they spend most of the night fighting off boredom, themselves, and the occasional meddling government bureaucrat hell-bent on cutting their department’s budget.
Starring: Kevjumba and Justin Chon, set for 2012 release
Read more: http://www.channelapa.com/