In a highly watched face-off against fellow Asian American rapper Tantrum, the Korean American showed off both his humor and clever wordplay.
As a result, Asian and Asian American hip-hop artists have often faced accusations of being “culture vultures” — a term commonly used to describe those who culturally appropriate.
You know, people think that when you grow up on Black music or Black TV or Black film, you’re trying to imitate that.
“I never want to just say it’s just harder for me as an Asian American in hip-hop,” he said.
“Even for us to talk about an Asian American record label is amazing in this time,” he said.