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Represent, represent! Asian Americans in Hip Hop

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Pico House

424 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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CAM presents a summer evening of music by DJ Phatrick and speakers discussing representation of Asian Americans in the hip hop music industry. Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop, CAM’s current exhibition, explores the genre as an outlet of expression and as a site of resistance for the Asian American community. Speakers including Arnel Calvario, Jason Chu, DJ Kuttin Kandi, DJ Phatrick, and Richie Traktivist will explore how the community disrupts the passive “model minority” stereotype by pursuing artistic careers in hip hop as dancers, rappers, DJs, and producers and their challenges of navigating the music industry.

A Q&A discussion moderated by the co-curators Justin Hoover and Ninochka McTaggart, PhD will follow the presentations. This event also celebrates the launch of the zine published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Major support for this program is provided by the Friends of the Chinese American Museum with additional support provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

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