Lookin’ Back: ‘N Chink – One of the First Asian Viral Video Stars

Happy Friday, everyone! Can you remember online entertainment before Vevo? Before Youtube? Before Facebook? Before Myspace? If you were one of those folks who passed around funny videos via AIM file transfer and Kazaa through your creaky dial-up modem, then you just might recall these fellas out of UCLA, collectively known as ‘N Chink. I have no idea where these guys are now and what they’re up to, but back in the early 2000’s, these videos were shared online among the Asian-American community via forums and xangas and through word of IM. This is years before Wong Fu would get some recognition for doing something similar during their college years. ‘N Chink is the blueprint for cover videos, and they progressively got better throughout their three videos. Of course, the quality is archaic by today’s standards, but they are 13 years old! And heck, the clips still hold some nostalgic entertainment value, at least for an aging chump like myself.

“Bye Bye Bye” by N Sync

“Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” by Backstreet Boys

“It’s Gonna Be Me” by N Sync

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