The third week of February is a significant time for Asians in Hip Hop. After blazing through competitors on national TV, Jin the MC got inducted into 106 & Park’s Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame (2002) and signed to the hottest record label at the time. Rewind back a few years to 1999, the Mountain Brothers put out their classic debut album, Self Vol 1 (1999), that same week to critical acclaim from the underground and a video on MTV.
So last year, we made Asian Hip Hop Week official-official and celebrated by running some great rap features. In the second year, we’re still bringing you great rap stuff but we’ll also be exploring other elements of the culture. Use this post as a reference point as we’ll be adding links to the articles here. Enjoy.