Why are there so few mainstream Asian American rappers? Director Salima Koroma and producer Jaeki Cho are trying to find out in their new indy documentary “Bad Rap.” 

From Okayplayer:

The film features L.A.’s Dumfounded crew, Queens MC’s Awkwafina and Rekstizzy and Virginia’s Lyricks. Digging into the history of Asian-Americans in hip-hop, Koroma and Cho travel through the heyday of Jin and Philly’sMountain Brothers, then bring things forward to examine the recent success of Far East Movement and k-pop star PSY. They also spend a fair amount of time dissecting the roles that gender and racial politics play in the struggle these rappers face in their attempts to break through.

The filmmakers have also started a fundraising campaign at Indiegogo

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