So for the past year there’s been this CD sitting on my desk, the All City Chop Mixtape - The Mighty Northwest Part 1, which is a compilation CD of all local hip hop. Someone had handed it to me at a show. I asked who made the CDs and a name I had never heard of was mentioned to me. Alright, I thought. I’ll bump into this dude eventually. In the meantime, I’ll bump the CD.
A year later, the dude ends up in my apartment, hands me this CD called, “Heavy in My City,” another All City Chop Mixtape. Part 2, could it be?!
I pointed at the CD on my desk. Nice to finally meet you Zach Zeta Barber.
Zach is a DJ, producer, and graphic designer. Small world, he also DJ’ed an event that one of the artists I manage performed at.
I had ended up at LoveCityLove, the last big night before the place shut down (due to developers taking over Capitol Hill) and invited some folks back to my place for beers. There’s cool people all over the place.
I’m not being overly sensitive, I’m just saying that bad marketing hurts more than you.
This generation is getting their information from social media whether they admit it or not, are being influenced by entertainment and music. Day Above Ground’s “Azian Girlz” song sucks already even if you didn’t listen to the lyrics. If you were too busy looking at Levy Tran’s ass, watch some of the commentary out there that explains why it was so offensive.
You’re reinforcing negative stereotypes that don’t need to be reinforced, satire or not. It’s like when a comedian makes a joke on stage and it’s just too soon.
"Azian Girlz" was just distasteful. And it was hurtful.