Bay Area Rapper Chow Mane Uses Satire to Unify the Asian American Music Community

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Known for going viral for his controversial hit “Asian Baby Girl”, Chinese-American rapper Chow Mane continues to grow in popularity among circles you might least expect. While often toeing the line between satire and controversy, Chow Mane’s music has earned its respect for prioritizing community and a level of heightened self awareness that fans worldwide can’t get enough of. With his most recent album “SUN UP TO SUNDOWN”, he made the conscious decision to produce a pan-asian project unifying Laos, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino artists. While often received as comedic in nature, there is a level of depth to the young artist’s music that should not go unnoticed. Serving as a throwback to his first ever full length project, Chow Mane fuses Far East instrumentation with influence from west coast vibes in a celebration of cultural fusion, similar to that of the recent Latin Pop explosion in the United States.

During his initial launch in 2017, Chow Mane’s primary objective was to introduce his experience as an Asian American through Hip Hop. Influenced by artists like Bohan Phoenix, he blends subcultural awareness with comedy, appealing to some of your most unexpected listeners around the globe. With listens in areas that aren’t home to a large Asian demographic, it’s clear that his influence is making an impact in places that are getting the majority of their exposure to diversity from the media alone. Chow Mane’s goal is to educate through the Asian American lens by sharing his unique personal experiences; and by helping to uplift other members of the Asian community, he is creating a sense of pan asian unity that he hopes will encourage similar artists to share their stories and as a result, further popularize Asian influence in today’s mainstream music.

Listen to “SUN UP TO SUNDOWN” on Spotify here.

Visit Chow Mane online here.

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