Magnetic North – Home:Word [MV]

A beautifully made video for anyone feeling a little homesick as the holiday (and finals) season kicks in…

Magnetic North’s new music video for their soulful hip-hop song, “Home:Word”, featuring Taiyo Na, from their album of the same title. Produced by Wong Fu Productions, “Home:Word” tells a genuine story about an Asian American family’s domestic struggles. The song “Cold”, another song on the album, plays during the credits.

Wong Fu follows the video with heartfelt words:

Dedicated to our families.

Like the mother and daughter, we all have those moments where we neglect our parents, too busy living our own life, we often forget that on the other side our parents are working hard and have struggled to give us as good a life as they can.
Like the son, pressures from school can be the biggest struggle for young people. While it’s important, sometimes stepping away to find that true peace keeps us going. Whether it’s in art and photography, making videos, singing, dancing, or even video games with friends.
Like the father, jobs and financial worries can bring us down. Especially in these tough times, when so much is uncertain, the greatest gift we have is knowing that there is one constant, family.

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Youtube Star of the Day

Since the rise of Youtube, Asian Americans artists have been using it as a channel for broadcasting their talent, and become (wildly!) successful young celebrities on this video-sharing platform. Check out this interview with Jennifer Chung, whose first debut album is being released soon.

College Seminars

CSBK: Hip Hop Music and Culture

College Seminars here at Yale are one of their best kept secrets. Oops well not much of a secret anymore for me. But for all of those out there PSA: check it out, take a gander! I attended Nicholas Conway’s Hip Hop Music and Culture, and it was one of the most interesting classes I’ve ever been to. Continue reading

Asian Acapella Mashup

Hear our very own Paul Han CC’14, Gene Kim CC’14, Sarah Kang BK’14, Brandon Wang JE’14, with John Gonzalez ES’14 on accompaniment as they do a mashup of “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry and “Hey Soul Sister” by Train.

Interview with Korean American artist Clara Chung

Yale recently hosted Korean American singer Clara Chung at Transmission, an Asian American arts festival, on Feb. 27. Clara first rose to fame through her YouTube videos and has won numerous competitions, including Kollaboration, ISA 09: Los Angeles, and the KAC Media Creative Juice Night. Paul Han CC’14 and Brandon Wang JE ’14, writers for KASY’s publication, the Pulse, had a quick interview with Chung after the performance.