American Rappers of Asian Descent
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: Angel (rapper), Apl.de.ap, Blue Scholars, Bohemia (musician), CHOPS, Danny Ahn, DeLon, Dumbfoundead, Emcee T, Far East Movement, Foxy Brown (rapper), Jacob Paek, Jay Park, Kato (producer), Kero One, Lyrics Born, MC Jin, Mike Shinoda, Mobonix, Mountain Brothers, Native Guns, Nump, Only Won, Southstar, Steve Seungjun Yoo, Teddy Park, Thai Ngo, The Fung Brothers, Tiger JK, Traphik, Tyga, V-Nasty, Yoon Mi-rae. Excerpt: Jay Park (Korean name: Park Jaebeom; Hangul: Hanja:, born April 25, 1987) is an American singer, dancer, rapper, b-boy, music producer, songwriter, model, choreographer and actor of South Korean descent, and a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement (AOM). As Park grew up as a b-boy and dancer, he has become well known for these skills, as well as his charismatic performances and great stage presence. Park was described as a "born entertainer" by legendary Korean pop singer, Patti Kim, and The New York Times quoted the president of digital music distributor, DFSB Kollective, describing Park as "not just an artist, but also his own PR agent, fan club president, and TV network." Park initially rose to fame as the leader of South Korean boy band, 2PM, formed by record label JYP Entertainment in 2008, having previously been a trainee for four years. In September 2009, Park returned home to Seattle after comments he wrote about Korea in 2005 as a teenager were leaked by a netizen who hacked his Myspace account, and were taken out of context and misinterpreted by the Korean media; Park officially left the group in early 2010. In March 2010, Park uploaded a cover video of B.o.B's hit "Nothin' on You," with his own rap and lyrics, to YouTube, which went viral and reached over 2,000,000 views in less than 24 hours, leading to the release of Park's first EP, Count on Me...
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