Sunday, December 27, 2009

Investing in the Asian American Nation Part II: Far East Movement

During the earlier part of December, I posted a blog on the necessities of investing in an Asian American identity which has been discussed and debated about on several other AA blog sites.  I'm sure as many of you would expect this course of galvanizing of AAs is an inevitable and natural progression of the community prior to the next transitional phase of assimilation.

There are already multiple instances of this "lumping" of Asians and AAs showing up in Hollywood with movies such as Memoirs of a Geisha, Ninja Assassin and G.I. Joe.  You may be thinking this is the power of Hollywood at work, but AAs are coming together voluntarily to produce something much more grandiose.  Here's what I mean.

The LA Times recently ran an article about a unique up and coming multi-ethnic AA hip hop group called Far East Movement.  The group consists of a Filipino American DJ, a half Chinese and Japanese guy and two Koreans.  It's funny because I heard there music on TV and other random places but never knew they are in fact AA. Luckily, the web keeps me abreast of the latest trends in American  entertainment and it appears as Far East Movement is amassing a huge fan base among AA and other ethnic groups. The progressive nature of music and its multi-ethnic artists today must be reckoned with, and it appears that the head of A&R at Interscope Records actually realized this to sign them.  Is this a sign of things to come for AA striving to break into the US music industry?  It's quite possible.  I hope they produce a groundbreaking album next year with their debut on a major record label.

Congratulations to FM for your diligence, dedication and hustle.

1 comment:

Free your mind. The rest will your fingers.