JARED SIVILA WRITES — After such a long break from large crowds, the record label 88rising and its many talented artists took to the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA from November 6-7 for the annual Head in the Clouds festival. Having had to move online last year by streaming…Full Article LOS ANGELES: “HEAD IN THE CLOUDS” FESTIVAL FELT LIKE HEAVEN ON EARTH
JOSEPH LITTAUA WRITES — Asians have always held a somewhat contentious place in American pop culture, with caricatures of Asians in movies and TV shows (i.e. the Asian comedy sidekick, or exotic Asian vixen) and minimal Asian representations on the music scene at large. Except for considerable Asian Youtube stars…Full Article HIP HOP POPS: 88RISING BREAKS THROUGH FOR ASIAN AMERICANS
JOSEPH LITTUA WRITES—Joji, a Japanese-Australian R&B singer, is not your classic success story. In fact, one might argue that he is not yet a star. But his transition from dark social commentary via his old Youtube Channel, TVFilthyFrank, to the music that he is known for today is somewhat astonishing.…Full Article MUSIC REVIEW: IS ‘JOJI’ ABOUT TO BECOME ‘FILTHY’ RICH?!!