When chef, author and hip hop head Eddie Huang joined us last week in The Greene Space, he regaled us with stories from his childhood growing up as a first-generation American in Orlando -- and told us how he fell in love with hip hop. "I didn't really relate to a lot of dominant culture," says Huang. "Hip hop was my thing. It was the one thing that I saw in the matrix that I could get down with."
In addition to discussing his enduring love of hip hop -- from Fresh Prince to Jin to newcomers like Yung Jake -- Huang is joined by former Das Racist rapper Heems (aka Himanshu Suri) for a discussion about soft power, cultural authenticity and model minority stereotypes. And, of course, we hear the story of how the two met; as Eddie explains, "I met Heems at Bonnaroo. We were smoking weed looking at his Jeremy Scott panda shoes."
Plus, Heems performs a live set, backed up by another former Das Racist member, Dapwell (aka Ashok Kondabolu). Watch a video of the entire show in The Greene Space below.