The 12 Best Asian American Rappers Out Then and Now
It’s always fun arguing about who’s the best rapper out. But real talk, a lot of times none of ya’ll know what the fuck ya’ll are talking about (lol!). So I asked two guys that know talent (speaking from experience) and happen to have good taste.
From the early Internet era of Aznraps.com message boards to making his own records with just about every Asian rapper in the game, Philadelphia native Decipher has been a student of the game for a while now.. So I asked him to give his personal top six emcees who made a significant impact on the Asian rap scene back then, known or unknown.
Chops is just mothafuckin’ Chops. We already mentioned his impact on the Asian rap landscape (albeit briefly) but the OG has stayed relevant, doing records with everyone from Kanye West to Raekwon to Nicki Minaj. Believe it or not, he’s been checking out what the young’ns are up to, so I asked him for his personal favorite list of ‘new’ rappers.
Given their credentials, you readers are still going to disagree and talk your shit and that’s what’s up. This is Hip Hop and music is subjective as hell. So feel free to sound off in the comment section. But for now, take this opportunity to soak up some gems and get hip to some artists making good music. #Asianhiphopweek continues.