PAAFF'15 Centerpiece Event
Strength In Numbers: Sights and Sounds of the Asian American Hip Hop Generation
Ticket purchase includes FREE Strength In NUMBERS poster
Guest curated by producer and emcee Scott CHOPS Jung of Philly’s legendary Mountain Brothers, the first Asian American Hip Hop group signed to a major record label.
This multimedia program explores the Asian American Hip Hop movement through music videos and live performances by artists included in the seminal compilation album Strength in Numbers. Featuring a Q&A with Strength in Numbers creator CHOPS (other producer credits include Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj) and special guests.
dr. James peterson
Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English, Lehigh University,
James is also Founder of Hip Hop Scholars, Inc and a frequent Guest Commentator on MSNBC and CNN.
scott chops jung
Mountain Brothers, Producer and Emcee
Chris peril-l wang
Mountain Brothers, Emcee
Steve styles infinite wei
Mountain Brothers, Emcee
Yellow Rage, Spoken Word Artist
Featured artists in music video program:
Mountain Brothers Paul Kim & Dumbfoundead
Bambu & Rocky Rivera Rekstizzy
Ann One Level, Rob Campman, & Lil Crazed
Mic Barz & Timothy Flu
Danny Chung (formerly known as Decipher) is a Philadelphia-born emcee raised by his step mother, with the help of Zack Morris and Tupac Shakur. More than a decade in the game, Danny’s gone on to release five albums and counting, plus a string of singles including his latest hit Norma Jeane.
Credits of LA singer/songwriter/producer Ann One include work with Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mi Rae, Anderson Paak, and The Pharcyde. Ann had 2 acclaimed albums and many singles in South Korea, and independently released her latest single “WhatULike”. Her debut US EP “Butterfly Knife” drops late 2015.
Native to Camden NJ, JL Jupiter is an emcee and vocalist whose style has been cultivated
through over 13 years of music creation spanning 3 albums and 2 mixtapes, culminating in his first solo project Resident Alien. JL is also owner of Planetary P Films, a video production company specializing in music videos.
Long Beach CA’s Joanlee started young, singing & rapping in church, eventually writing poems, lyrics, and music. He’s built a widespread YouTube following and worked behind the scenes with many music industry artists. His album “On The Radar” due this year is a follow up to his 2011 debut “Under The Radar”.