7.23.2010

Kero One's Video Features Blasian Romance

Asian American rapper, DJ, producer, and CEO of Plug Label Kero One features singer Sam Ock in his latest single "On Bended Knee"...and a black female love interest.

One of our BWAMU cousins shared this with the family; meanwhile the excited YouTube comments have started.

Considered a mogul in the jazzy hip hop genre, the award-winning Kero One has toured all over Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA.

22 comments:

  1. Love his voice and flow. Important qualities when you are an MC.

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  2. I like it.

    Oh, a recent experience I had here. Apparently, Koreans are not adverse to interracial dating here. At least the ones I met anyway. My Canadian friend, went to get an ice cram because we kept walking by ice cream places while we were looking for something to eat. (There were 3 of us., Korean-American (She), Canadian (he), and black (me). Well, while my friend Noel was distracted in the store, he went to get ice cream right outside. I bought what I wanted from the store and went to look a the ice cream. Tee Korean guy there was about to hand him a scoop of vanilla ice cream, took one look at me after I asked Ben a question, added a chocolate scoop right next to it and handed it to me and was about to make another, but I gave th ice cream to Ben because I can't have ice cream (lactose intolerant and was without the pills at the moment). My Korean is no where near enough for me to convey "Thank you but I can't have because I will get sick."

    He, I also have a question for everyone. I was at a friends house warming party. She is South African and I was the only black person there. But they are cool people. I was talking to her co workers and I was saying how I am more comfortable here in South Korea then I am at home in the states. Well, the girl asked me to explain that because she didn't understand how I was more comfortable here than in the U.S.

    The question is: How do I explain to someone the racial undertones and the feeling of being confined in the U.S to feeling freer and more comfortable in a country I barely know the language? Here the people that I encounter are very nice and friendly. I don't have some weird guy following me around like some of the other people (white) making sure I don't so anything in stores or otherwise. I am also not automatically thought of as a prostitute and get glared a by the workers of the store (mainly the owner) when I walk in to get food. They are nice to me. I even have Korean people start a conversation with me, even though there are other foreigners around.

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  3. Charise,

    With your last paragraph, you pretty much explained. In South Korea, you're treated like a an actual person. In America, you're treated like a walking stereotype.

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  4. @Charise
    I feel that too more than in America. The gawking stares i have received were ones of surprise and curiousity rather than the hostility I ecounter walking into in all-white store or event in America.

    I am followed around in Korean stores but it is done to all patrons and not on supicion of theviry.

    I can talk frankly about race with many Koreans because they know about what some Whites are capable of. They even have words for White foriegners: Jaila (if I understood my friend Jaeyong correctly) because we were trying to teach him about Honkies and Crackas, and yes Koreans have a similar word.

    I am not looking forward to going back to America. I'd rather not deal with stupid privliged white folks

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  5. Marry a Korean?

    I'm working on it ;-)

    *plots to kidnap Rain and/or Joon*

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  6. @AM
    Girl I'm trying. I went on a date with a Korean man last Monday Does that count?

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  7. Yes...and you know you have to share all the details about that.

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  8. I wonder what would happen in Rain dated a black woman and was totally open about it (if it was ok with the one he is with).

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  9. @AM
    I will but it is nothing too exciting except for the fact that I can say that I've been on a date with a Korean man in Korea. We're still talking though

    @DN
    I hope at least one of these K-Pop stars do because Korea needs to get off the whole obsessive "White is Right" kick and see other of people of color, including themselves, as gorgeous human beings, If anyone is to date a Black woman it should be Rain. Think of the gorgeous Blasian children

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  10. @ Bcbgrl33

    If anyone is to date a Black woman it should be Rain. Think of the gorgeous Blasian children

    Think of the bout of psycho which would doubly infect the fangirls.

    Remember when Spock kissed Uhura?

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  11. @AM
    Girrrll These K-Pop fans are fucking psycho here. They have been known to poison and stalk these poor men.

    I have to bring my passport to the concert to help prove I'm a concert goer and not a crazy ass fan girl. The 2PM concert is going to be interesting...I told my friend Jaeyong (who did police for his 2 years of compulsory civil service) to bail me out if I have to defend myself from a crazy bitch

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  12. Rain dating a Black woman would make the fangirls rabid or just plain make their heads explode. They can't even handle him enjoying a Beyonce concert without saying he looks bored. The idea that Rain might find Beyonce entertaining or attractive is just too darn threatening.

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  13. I think he should do it. Just 'cause.

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  14. @AM
    I concur. Might I suggest...ME!!

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  15. @Charise

    How do I explain to someone the racial undertones and the feeling of being confined in the U.S to feeling freer and more comfortable in a country I barely know the language?

    Obviously, you can't because almost everyone else on the damned planet was born with a sense of belonging. A majority of hyphenated-Americans were not. I also meet Africans on a regular basis and they always lament not being able to return home sooner. Even those who are financially successful and living the good life can't wait to get back to where they belong.

    While I enjoy living beyond the borders of fossilized-nation, I don't think I'd have any qualms about returning to America. My situation is probably different from the average POC though. Though I grew up in a cesspool of southern racism sentiment (i.e. Alabama), very little of that ever touched me because I have one the biggest families on the planet.

    My mother has nine siblings. My father has 13 and I have eight younger siblings, 43 maternal first cousins and 61 paternal first cousins (every single one of them has a black parent). If we factor in uncles, aunts and people we've absorbed, it's too much. We're still having kids in bulk. There's power in numbers. If children represent wealth, then we're filthy rich. Belonging matters.

    Although I'm fine now, when I first left for good it was a huge culture shock. I never imagined being alone and having peace and quiet. It didn't take long to get bored with that. :D

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  16. I also meet Africans on a regular basis and they always lament not being able to return home sooner.

    Yeah...some days, I feel like one of those.

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