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Asia Martin

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Huo "JR Fog" Jia Sun is a rapper hailing out of Shenzhen.

Interview: Shenzhen’s “O.G.” JR Fog

It’s pretty common for non-Chinese speaking ex-pats and visitors to describe Shenzhen’s music scene as blasé. Forty years in the making is a lot...
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Shenzhen’s Music Scene: Shady Monkey Hip Hop

After the interview with DJ Mefaun Rice scratched the surface of Shenzhen’s hip-hop scene, I remembered my second sighting of hip-hop subsequent to my...

ShenZhen Music Scene: DJ Mefaun Rice

ShenZhen Music Scene: DJ Mefaun Rice With a cigarette between his forefingers, his smartphone handily placed in front of him on the table and a...

Pop-Ed: Music from My Mom – R&B, Soul & Funk

Music from My Mom - R&B, Soul & Funk - An Editorial by Asia Martin I can remember music being a big contribution to the...

Interview: Donn T

After reviewing Flight of the Donn T and being impressed with Donn Thompson Morelli’s sophomore album, Pop-Break was able to get a moment out...

Album Review: Flight of the Donn T

There’s a respect and delight you have for an artist and an album that lacks the smoke and mirrors and the glittering non-gold. Donn...

Film Review: Ex-Machina

Sci-Fi films have either scared you away from Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), negated its uses past your cell phone's abilities or helped you to embrace...

Album Review: Toro y Moi, ‘What For’

The South has more musical taste than mainstream media gives them credit for. When you look at an artist like Chaz Bundick, who operates...

Film Review: Get Hard

Pairing Kevin Hart with Will Ferrell is not a foreseeable move but it is worthwhile. Warner Bros. took a tall and short order of...

Album River: Sisqó, ‘The Last Dragon’

The Great Stone Dragon has finally awoken from his slumber and finished a long-awaited musical trilogy. No, we're not talking about the Fa family’s...