I feel that its important for me to be out there and to represent the face. At the same time, for me as an individual, I think the Asian-American face can be crowded with the American identity.
I grew up two train stops from where A Tribe Called Quest grew up, and one stop from Nas.
Let's take Taylor Swift. She lives in a huge beautiful apartment; she gets limo-ed everywhere. She's not seeing what it means to live in New York.
They're not going to have a homeless person on a poster representing New York.
I studied my craft at the same place as Nicki Minaj.
'Welcome To New York' is one of those songs that, with just one single radio play, will make at least 10 New Yorkers move to Marfa, Texas.