A Filipino rap act has earned the ire of BTS ARMY members over alleged plagiarism of the hit song “Ddaeng.”
you be the judge: right ear – ddaeng by bts; left ear – deym by flow g ft. skusta clee
Vietnamese hip-hop fans are elated over a video clip of American rapper Snoop Dogg incorporating some lyrics from a popular Vietnamese rap track while jamming some rap tunes.
The now-viral video featured Snoop Dogg singing words from “Chay Ngay Di” (Run Now), one of the many hit songs from popular Viet rapper Son Tung M-TP.
Brooklyn-born rapper China Mac opened up about his past usage of the N-word in recent interviews, arguing that he should not be chastised for it.
The Chinese-American artist, whose real name is Raymond Yu, shared his views on the use of the term at the Flip Da Script Podcast with comedian QueenzFlip and Dj Gmoney.
“Gucci Gang” rapper Lil Pump offered an apology for doing the slanted-eye gesture and using a racial slur in a preview of his new song “Butterfly Doors.”
Lil Pump, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, apologized through an Instagram video post on December 25, according to Hop Clear.
Lil Pump has sparked backlash for lyrics he previewed on Instagram, which many found to be racist towards Asians.
Slated to appear in his upcoming song “Butterfly Doors,” the controversial lyrics contain the following line: “Smokin’ on dope / They call me Yao Ming ’cause my eyes real low (ching chong)”
Certain stories write themselves too easily. When Kris Wu took up six of the top seven spots on iTunes’ U.S. charts after releasing his debut solo studio album, leaving Ariana Grande’s viral single “Thank U, Next” at fourth, accusations of foul play ran amok on Twitter. Wu quickly dropped from iTunes rankings afterwards. Grande herself ended up liking a tweet which insinuated Wu’s U.S. chart success was the result of bots.
What if I told you the Chinese-American War began not from Trump-fueled trade disputes or the governance of Taiwan, but rather from Kris Wu’s “Antares” album? In a period of high blood pressure and immense, often understandable sensitivity, the mere appearance of a beef, a semblance of disrespect towards one of China’s biggest stars from one of America’s biggest stars, was enough to conjure tweets like these:
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je is going viral for all the right reasons with his new viral rap video that reminds people to “Do Things Right.”
Korean American artist Jay Park recently appeared on “Sway in the Morning” to talk about his upcoming single “Soju” featuring 2 Chainz.
During the interview, Park discussed his breakdancing abilities and K-pop mega-group BTS before proceeding to drop an epic freestyle over a DJ Premier beat.
Christian. Rapper. Woman. Mother. Korean-American. Adoptee.
HeeSun Lee is no stranger to stereotypes; instead of letting them defeat her, however, she’s risen above them, dismantling them one by one through her music.
After a long hiatus from the music scene, controversial rapper Marcus Jamal Hopson, known by his stage name Hopsin, recently released a video for a new track that comes across as disturbingly offensive on so many levels.
On Thursday, the L.A.-based rapper uploaded the video for “Happy Ending”, which, alongside his single “The Purge” from last month, marks his return after the release of “Pound Syndrome” back in 2015.
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz had a very merry Christmas after making $2 million off his “Dabbin’ Santa” ugly Christmas sweater line.
Forbes reported that the artist earned $2 million from his holiday merchandise sales after assembling a team of 70 people to fulfill and handle orders. The rapper combined Atlanta’s latest dance craze, “dabbing”, with an ugly Christmas sweater idea to create the “dabbin’ Santa” sweater.
Rapper Tupac Shakur is one of the most significant musical figures to have ever lived, and it’s largely due to his undeniable work ethic.
Shakur was known for his passion and his roots, but above all else, he was known for his drive. While other artists were working on one song a day, Shakur would be hammering out three or four, according to Complex.