The hip hop music Asians are making is nothing innovative nor are they trying to create a new culture. They are basically cultural transmitters.
Now that's not a bad thing. It's just not that interesting to me to blog about it - which is ironic because the sole purpose of Asian Hip Hop Times is to document interesting Asian hip hop music.
Because hip hop music started originally as ethnic music, drawing largely from African-American culture and experience, I thought Asians would take some elements of hip hop and blend it with their own cultural heritage to spark an 'Asian Renaissance' so to speak.
So far, that's not happening.
To be honest, I started blogging about Asian hip hop because I thought it would be interesting to see what kind of hip hop music Asians would make.
A secondary reason was because I was disenfranchised about mainstream hip hop music and I thought Asian hip hop would restore my hope in hip hop music.
I stopped drinking that kool-aid years ago because I thought it tasted like shit. But little did I know, Asian rappers are still drinking that kool-aid and are also trying to serve it to me. "Hey it's not the same kool-aid," they say. "It's Asian kool-aid."