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Unformatted text preview: and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” which also became the basis of a video game. FM’s music has also been featured in other films and television network shows. FM was the first Asian- American group to earn the distinction of having one of their recordings cross over sufficiently into mainstream popular culture to become a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was “Like a G6.” Listening Example: Like a G6 by Far East Movement Jin Au- Yeung Jin Au- Yeung is a hip- hop/rap artist who was born and raised in Miami to two Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong. He is known for his hard- edged, creative rhymes and his ability to freestyle. He was the first Asian American rapper to be signed by a major label (Ruff Ryders). On the first album he released on that label, he included the song “Learn Chinese.” The album peaked on the charts at 54. In 2004 and 2005, he won the “50K Power Summit Freestyle Contest” and because of this was nicknamed “100 Grand Jin.” In 2007, he released the album “ABC” in which he raps in Cantonese. To increase his fan base, he left the United States and moved to Hong Kong. REFERENCES About Us, 2001 About.Com,Inc. Asian- American Culture. “When Will Asian- American Music Get Its Turn?” Moderated by Ada Lio. April, 2001. “Cantopop.” In Wikipedia. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from Crossroads: Music of American Cultures (Barkley) Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2013 20 “China.” In Wikipedia. Retrieved May 30, 2012, from Cordova, Fred. Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans, Demonstration Project for Asian Americans, Division of Special Programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1983. Feng, Theo- dric. Adapted from reviews posted by Aamplitude, a Washington, D.C.- based magazine put out by the Asian American Arts and Media, Inc. Asian/Asian American Music. (accessed 3- 10- 05) Jones, Stephen. “China: Han/Traditional.” World Music: The Rough Guide, Volume 2. London: Rough Guides, Ltd., 2000, pp. 33- 44 Jones, S. (2000). China – Han/Traditional: The East is Red…and White. World Music Volume 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific. London: Rough Guides, Ltd. pp. 33- 43. Kim, Ryan. San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer. “Asians pursue a united state/Fastest growing population finds community building of a continent's people an elusive American dream.” August 2, 64.DTL Lam, Joseph. “Exotica for Sale or the New American Music? How Should We Listen to Music by Asian- American Composers?” American Composers Orchestra web page. Law, Joan and Barbara E. Ward, Chinese Festivals. Hong Kong: South China Morning Post Publications, 1982. Lee, H. (2000). China – Pop/Rock. World Music Volume 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific. London: Rough Guides, Ltd. pp. 49- 55. Liang, Prof. Tsai- Ping. Chinese Musical Instruments & Pictures, Taiwan: Chinese Classical Music Association, Taipei, 1970. Luu, Kevin. “Still Waiting: Asian Americans in Music” in Fusion: A Global Forum of Words, Music and Art” ( waiting- asian- americans- in- musi...
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