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Kero one – Kinetic World

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Jakarta

Kero one – Kinetic World

$39.00

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“On Kinetic World, his third album, he challenges them to accept that ‘Asian American rapper’ is no oxymoron. On “Let Me Clarify”, the Korean American allows his detractors one line – "They say K you slanted eyed, from around the Bay/Did your race rice spark as long bangs in your face?” – before he dismisses them out of hand: “Here to raise the bar, watch your head when I move it/give me one verse, I’ll leave your head with contusions/Egos are bruising with more flavour than cumin/season it, chop it, dice it, fry it up and call it music/Chef Kero One here to slice through illusions/Give me one verse, I’ll clarify all confusion…

…The belief that Asian Americans have nothing ‘real’ to rhyme about is also balderdash because Asian American rappers do have something real to rhyme about. It’s that little thing called racism and being discriminated against by their trade. But it’s how they treat it that’s often a factor in whether they find a respectable audience. Jin rode above the rest because he managed to subvert his outsider status by parodying his own culture, and enjoyed the last laugh because of it.” – Pop Matters

Item description:        

Artist:

Kero One

Title:

Kinetic World

Label:

Jakarta

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

Germany

Release Date:

2010

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Hip Hop

Catalog No:

JAKARTA 027

Condition:

New