Asian female rappers. They exist, yo!
But if you peep the features in our Asian Hip Hop Week so far, you wouldn’t know that. But we aren’t the only ones to blame. I asked a couple of my homegirls who their favorite asian female rapper was and I got blank stares all around.
Maybe next year we’ll do a ‘Best Female Rappers’ list. But for now, I wanted to do something like an introduction.
So I came up with a list of female rappers who are putting themselves out there right now and I asked three of my homegirls, ‘yes or no, and why’ on some American Idol judges shit. And cot damn, I ain’t know I invited three Simon Cowells, they were brutally honest. But it’s all good, this is Hip Hop not Sanrio records and we always prefer the keep-it-real coalition! So check out the videos, peep what they had to say, and state your opinions in the comment section.
Jessica Yuen (@bedfordstldry) – designer
Soo-Young Kim (@sooeypooey) – writer, editor
Ellie Lee (@yo_ell) – actress, on-screen personality
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Ever since this article went up, I’ve been seeing some criticism on the judges. First of all, I want to say that I picked three voices/opinions I value. I don’t agree with all of them, but they’re honest and I love them for it. As editor of the site, I can do that (lol). With that said, all three of these girls work within the music/entertainment industry in some shape or form and are in direct contact with a lot of major artists. Not about to name drop, but trust. They’re qualified to speak on this. But this article isn’t about that. It’s about exposing three people (and apparently many of you who’ve never heard of these artists) who wouldn’t normally seek out these rappers and getting their first impression. It might not be the best introduction for some of the artists but that wasn’t my plan (I had no idea what the outcome would be). We don’t play that support Asians blindly dickryder shit anyway. But don’t front like it’s all hate and they ain’t provide some insight or at least some hilarious commentary. Aiight, carry on.