Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – 2022

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Hip-Hop Artists

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, weโ€™re recognizing the contributions of influential artists who have paved the way for authentic cultural representation within Hip-Hop. This community of MCโ€™s, DJโ€™s, Graffiti Writers and Breakers is often missing from conversations about pioneers of Hip-Hop Culture. Like the disenfranchised African-American and Puerto Rican youth who started Hip-Hop, AAPI Hip-Hop artists have successfully used their art to uplift and reflect the experiences of their marginalized communities; adopting the themes of liberation and empowerment to give voice to their unique struggles.

Click the images below to read more about each of the featured artists.

JOE BATAAN

INVISIBL SKRATCH PIKLZ

DJ KUTTIN KANDI