Face Value – the End Game for the Model Minority Myth

In the latest move to shift and break the ties that hold Asian Americans to the myth of being the perfect minority, hiding our struggles with racism and poverty in America, Alan Z and noted rapper and activist Jason Chu have made the big move in their latest collaborative work titled Face Value. 

The Revolution of Teen Angst into the Neo Metalcore Culture of Today

Take our definition of a difficult life and the worst days of our lives and add ten years. The former angsty teenagers of 2008 have grown into the working class of today. The venues that were once filled with Sharpie-drawn Xs are now scattered with tattoo-clad adults, all with a beer in hand and cigarettes …

LumiScope: ROLLYBOI

As more and more artists from the Korean R&B scene grow past their stages, underground artists create their own storms with new beats and an unfamiliar sound, captivating audiences outside of the spotlight. While these artists work hard, the fans are slowly digging deep enough to find new music, and, sure enough, Rollyboi is one …

To the people who don’t understand the “hype” around BTS and their success in America,

People are obsessed with the idea of an underdog succeeding - that’s just the way it’s always been. Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen - they all started out on Youtube, and now they are household names. They were talent under our noses, and they deserved their spotlight. So, when they finally had the …

LumiScope: Alan Z

Asian artists are surely taking the world by storm. Most recently, South Korean boy group BTS made a breakthrough to mainstream listeners above the massive fanbase they already held in a less known scene. While the world of KPOP is considered highkey to those already part of this domain, American audiences are still unaware of …