Los Angeles, CA – Jay Park joined UK Hip HopDiscuss’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark at Comfort LA in downtown Los Angeles for the newest episode of Soulful Sundays.
The Roc Nation artist shared some enjoyable anecdotes, equivalent to his memorable first assembly with Beyoncé. But a lot of the dialog coated the challenges Park faces within the music trade, notably as an Asian American in Hip Hop.
Park touched on one level of frustration: being deemed “too Korean” in America (and vice versa). He additionally spoke on the super stress of representing a number of communities and making a lane versus following a transparent profession path.
“I don’t take it with no consideration, however it’s quite a lot of stress as a result of it’s form of like being the primary of your type,” he mentioned. “There’s no person you may look to for an actual blueprint. So, it’s like each mistake you make, it’s gonna be that a lot larger.
“I’m mainly writing the blueprint as I’m going alongside. And additionally, I’m representing for lots of various individuals — individuals from Seattle, Asian Americans, Koreans — and so I want to ensure I transfer proper. That’s what I’ve been excited about lots nowadays.”
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