Over the course of the next few days, we are going to have a number of posts from guest contributors, ranging from musicians to event directors. The topics will vary from author to author. Hope you enjoy the guest series! Our first contributor is the talented singer and musician, Lilian Bui aka Lily Bee. The […]Read More Two Cents: The Myth of the Asian Parent, by Lilian Bui
OK. One week down in 2012, and 51 one left to go! We’re continuing our 2011 countdown series with a recap of my top 10 favorite performance clips from last year. The criteria for this list came down to a mixture factors, including the actual performance, the crowd response, production values, and sheer overall entertainment. […]Read More Two Cents: GT’s Top 10 Performance Clips from 2011
2011 was a banner year in the world of Asian-American music. We saw more releases than ever, more artists achieving more mainstream success, and more fans across more ethnic backgrounds recognizing the great music by our artists. But along with more of the good comes more of the bad – with there also being an […]Read More Two Cents: GT’s Top 10 MVs from 2011 (and 10 Honorable Mentions)
Before we begin allow me to make one thing clear. Youtube, in itself, is not bad. In fact it’s one of the greatest tools that musicians have come across since Myspace first launched. Heck, Youtube, and it’s corporate extension Vevo, has become the new mTV in a day and age when most teens couldn’t tell […]Read More Two Cents: 5 Reasons Why Youtube Is Hurting Our Artists
So I decided to give vlogging a try and I realized I talk WAY too much. I apologize for being so verbose, I’ll work on it for the future =). Anyways, the point of the video is this: Support the music you love, because we, the consumer can shape the market for Asian American musicians. Here are […]Read More Two Cents: Apathy Killed the Asian American Star
I recently read a tweet from a very talented up and coming Korean-American R&B singer that said the following: listening to BoA’s US CD while working on my secret weapon. girl needs to learn english or just STOP. *cringe* Now I don’t wanna blow up her spot, and I imagine if you tried hard enough […]Read More Two Cents: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hate ‘Em?
Earlier this week I read about Korean musician MC Mong’s upcoming comeback and had a positive initial reaction being an MC Mong fan. I thought his last couple albums were definitely solid and I really enjoy the fact that he’s a rapper that doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s the kind of guy who seemingly doesn’t […]Read More Two Cents: Wait, is this OK?
After watching the clip of the Wonder Girls goofing off backstage with Jordin Sparks I realized these girls are TINY in comparison. I mean look at them standing next to Jordin! And they are all roughly the same age! Although to be fair, Jordin is not small by any means but she still completely […]Read More Two Cents: The Wonder Girls – Defenders of the Universe
With so many Asian artists attempting to cross over to the US music industry this year (BoA, Wonder Girls, Se7en, Utada Hikaru, etc), it goes without question that increased public awareness also brings increased scrutiny. Across the board it seems like a lot of people are commenting on how (fill in the name of an Asian artist here) […]Read More Two Cents: All Accents Are Not Created Equal
OK, so if you are now or have at any point in the last couple years been a KPOP fan, then you have heard of SNSD aka Girls Generation. They hit the scene as part of SM’s master plan of world dominance and haven’t looked back since. Now I’ll be quite frank and say I […]Read More Two Cents: SNSD evolved from birds