Jay Park, first Asian-American to sign with Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation
"This is a win for the overlooked and underappreciated," the Korean-American rapper said
Paving the way for Asian-American artists everywhere is Seattle-born Korean rapper Jay Park who has recently signed on to Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation. Jay Park, who helms his own independent record label AOMG that manages contemporary hip-hop and R&B artists, is the first Asian-American to sign with Roc Nation.
The 30-year-old took to Instagram to say that this momentous occasion is a "win for Korea" as well as a "win for Asian Americans."
"This is a win for the overlooked and underappreciated. This is a win for genuine people who look out for their people. This is a win for hard work and dedication. This is a win for honest and authenticity. Thank you for the acknowledgement and recognition," he added.
Most will know Jay Park from his days as the lead singer of K-pop group 2PM. However, his stint in the boy band only lasted a year and he left in 2009 to start a solo career as a bilingual hip-hop artist. His latest single Most Hated is a collaboration with Korean rapper Dok2. Watch the music video below.