The Mountain Brothers in 2012

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.

1 – 14 Asian DJs You Should Know

2 – 8 Hottest Asian Video Vixens in the Game Right Now

3 -17 Asian Producers You Need to Hear Right Now

4 – Mountain Brothers Revisit Classic Album 15 Years Later

5 – ?????

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founded Gumship in 2012 to document the Asian American experience through culture, lifestyle and entertainment. When he's not blogging, he creates music as the rapper Rekstizzy. Hobbies include ramen, fried chicken, and pizza. If he could eat all three at the same time, the joy in his heart would cause him to levitate off the floor in a spiral motion.