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When Asian and Black make Hip Hop

                      Asian artists and Black artists are collaborating more often on music projects now, more than ever before. You may not hear the music played yet on mainstream radio, but as our global culture shifts to more inclusiveness, you'll find these collaborations trending on social media, especially YouTube and SoundCloud. For example, Too $hort and Dumbfoundead on "Cochino," and Jay Park and Raz Simone on "Afraid of Me." Back in November (2016), World Star Hip Hop uploaded "Dirty Jersey" from Asian-American rapper Shotta Spence (Spence Lee) featuring 732 Cash (Ear Drummers). The music video has more than a million views on YouTube. Check it out below.  The 21-year-old is from New Jersey and is associated with Rae Sremmurd and Mike WiLL Made-It. The young artist with the deep soulful voice, dropped his debut album "Upfall" in 2016. Lyrically in rap and song, it showcases his experience of loss and survival growing up


If you missed out on ticket sales to see BTS (Bangtan Boys) in concert in Newark and Anaheim, here's a reminder for you. Tickets for their stop in Chicago (on March 29th) go on sale this Friday, January 6, 2017. BTS is the hottest kpop group around. The South Korean boy group (Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V, Jungkook) formed by Big Hit Entertainment, debuted on June 13, 2013, with the song "No More Dream" from their first album, 2 Cool 4 Skool . And since then they have been topping charts, and blowing fans away with their hip-hop and pop music and powerful dance moves. This is the second time the group will tour the U.S. Powerhouse Live is responsible for bringing them here this time.  Tickets go on sale Friday at 4 p.m., CDT.  More than likely they'll go fast. Tickets for the stop in Newark sold out in minutes, and Powerhouse added a second day, which also sold out. For more information, check out the website for Powerhouse here .   Until F