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Unformatted text preview: and social atmosphere exemplified how powerful words can be. While Asian Americans aren't considered to be a huge force in the entertainment industry, especially music, the members of iLL-Literacy are able to embrace hip-pop and infuse their own personal views to express them to the world. The members of iLL-Literacy do not conform to the Asian American expectations and characteristics because they define their own expectations and characteristics. There are also no defined gender roles as the only female member of the group is able to hold her own with the rest of her male group members as they perform together and with only one female voice in the group, her words would ring loudest to the ears of other women. I praise this group of gifted Asian Americans for their ingenuity and insight....
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- Fall '08