We all have to face ourselves, but the art of emceeing forces us to verbally articulate that to the world.
No matter how close they come to mainstream success, they must first confront an idea that they don’t belong in hip-hop.
Yet he wasn’t even fully celebrated for being the first prominent Asian rapper until close to his death in December.
By comparison, 88rising — Imanuel’s label and promotion company, who also produced the reaction video — has found some success promoting hip-hop acts with Asian roots.
“Skippin’ through some years but it feel right, oh yeah.”Yamazawa believes that ultimately, Imanuel’s success can be used as a learning experience.