Socially Conscious APA rappers!

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having amazing, relaxing summmers! This is Katherine Kouot, the new external vice president of SCAPE! I just wanted to share with you all a video that I stumbled upon!

A group of APA rappers have banded together to form a rap group named Model Minority and they’ve written a song called “Vincent Chin,” which divulges the cruel story of Vincent Chin’s murder in 1982.

In SCAPE spaces and in the world of APA activism, we often talk about the lack of APA representation within all media sources–however, what think we often neglect to consider is the quality of the representation. We may have a growing pool of APA faces that are taking over the youtube/online world, but are they socially conscious of the issues impacting our community? Model Minority, in what I’ve seen, attempts to both create an APA presence within the hiphop community but also raise awareness about social inequality and other issues impacting the APA community. To me, that’s revolutionary. To me, that’s super dope.

Take some time to listen to the song posted above and let us know what you think in the comments? Is it empowering? Reflective? Good? Bad?

Thanks y’all!

Katherine Kouot


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