What does it mean to be in between cultures? — I grew up in a very predominantly white suburb of the SF Bay Area. The idols and icons that I grew up with were mostly black icons (Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, The Temptations) because there were no Asian American icons to look up to. I feel like our generation has an opportunity to change this experience though, as representation for Asian Americans in media changes (this is dope).
How does being an ABC shape the way you think of your relationships? — It’s a constant battle, for sure. Just the idea of an Asian American dude leading a funk band puts folks in disbelief most nights. So most nights we put on shows, it starts with disproving those preconceived notions, then we can play the damn show.