Model Minority is a rap group made up of D-One, Grand Master Chu, and Inglish, veteran Asian-American emcees who banded together to represent the lifestyles of young modern Asian-Americans. Covering topics like academic pressure from parents (Overachiever) to Asian food (Asian Food Rap) to romance (What's Your Name), audiences are sure to find something they relate to.
The first rap group formed specifically to tackle the issues of growing up Asian-American, each member brings unique experiences to the table: Grand Master Chu has a degree in Philosophy from Yale, D-One started his own clothing brand in college, and Inglish has a budding stand-up comedy career.
Following in the footsteps of pioneers like The Mountain Brothers, Jin Tha MC, and Far East Movement, the trio also draws from artists like Eminem, Mos Def, and Jadakiss. With their entertaining brand of hip-hop, they have drawn comparisons to the "Wong Fu Productions of rap".
released 22 January 2011
Grand Master Chu: Thank You 2: GOD! YHWH Almighty. Jess. Sbazzo, Section 6, Bustout, Joyce Teo (chameleondesigns.carbonmade.com
), Nate Work, Alvaro Kleist, D K Choi, Angela Yu, Dallas of DallasPenn.com
, Victor Cheng, Carolyn Yuen, Jamie Noguchi of AngryZenMaster.com
, Royal at AsianHipHopTimes.com
, Jiang Bowen, Kiki & Chen & Pris & Isaac, Alex Volberding, all of F@O, Peter Kelpin, Priscilla Vilva, UCW, the Xinjiang spot downstairs.
D-One: Big shout to Chops, Far East Movement, Jin, MC Webber and everyone at Section 6, all the peeps back in Seattle and Connecticut, the whole LA Asian American movement, my man Nique out in Japan, Richie Le aka NOAH, phantastikorean.
Inglish: Shout out to all nerds of every color. We love you.