Empire of Funk
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— KEVIN POWELL, President/CoFounder, BK Nation
Stepping up to the proverbial mic and throwing down is Kuttin Kandi, Mark R. Villegas and Roderick N. Labrador. They are bringing serious scholarship and ‘dropping mad science’ in this new, fascinating book called Empire of Funk, which chronicles the history and contributions Filipinos throughout the diaspora have had on Hip Hop.
— DAVE "DAVEY D" COOK, journalist, adjunct professor at SF State, Host of Hard Knock radio
Moving, historical, and powerful, the stories, the rhymes, the beats, the moves, the politics, the language, and the love all shine through and gives voice to a critical part of Hip Hop's history—a must read!
— JLOVE Calderón, activist, social entrepreneur, and transmedia producer