Interesting commentary from Sam Ock (he’s the guy that did Different Galaxies with dumbfoundead.) about breaking Asian American barriers to go mainstream. We launched channelAPA.com as a way to showcase Asian American talent to the masses. Breaking down these barrier isn’t going to happen overnight, but we’re optimistic to see some changes happening. Far East Movement has done a great job reaching a mainstream audience along with getting great support from their Asian Americna fans. The group recently signed with Cherry Tree Records (Interscope), which is the same label as Lady Gaga and LMFAO. Last year, we also saw Jay Sean and Black Eyed Peas with Apl.de.Ap topping the Billboard charts. There’s some momentum, but we haven’t reached the tipping point yet. So continue to spread the word about Asian American artists to your friends and family.
Sam Ock isn’t the only one to comment on race and entertainment. Check out Asians Just Aren’t Cool Enough by Kevjumba, David Choi commentary on race, Apathy Killed the Asian American Star by GT, and Asian American Artists on Overcoming Racism & Stereotypes. We also chatted with The Asian Persuasion Show about this topic before.
Breaking Asian American barriers with Sam Ock