Not Your Average, produced by KoreanAmericanStory.org, is a series hosted by Julie Young where she has a conversation with people who are not your average Korean Americans. New episodes will be posted every 2 weeks on THURS at 7AM EST.
For this week's #NYAThrowback, we revisit Julie Young's heartfelt and honest conversation with Danny Chung as they talk about the American dream, the complicated notion of family, and what it means to be a Korean American. He shares, “When you’re a hyphenated American, you tip-toe and you have to tight-rope between that hyphen of Korean and American.” Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/I96apG1nbxg Follow Danny Chung @thedannychung. Producer: Julie Young @biggirlvoice. Editor: Aj Valente
For this week's #NYAThrowback, we revisit the time Julie Young sat down with 66% of Far East Movement, known for being the first Asian American group to produce a number one hit single that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart - the unforgettable "Like a G6." Kev Nish and Prohgress discuss their album "Identity," how they came to pursue music, and why community is crucial. They reflect on how they overcame the identity crisis of being "too Asian," and how they learned to own who they are. In the words of Snoop: "You guys don't really have a genre, you're just your own selves." Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VKnW6uswLXg Follow Far East Movement on Instagram @fareastmovement. Producer: Julie Young @biggirlvoice. Editor: Aj Valente
Marcus Hahm, also known as Avec Plaisir, is an award-winning sound designer, mixer, and music producer who's worked with national brands and major labels doing commercial work, songwriting and music supervising. In this week's #NotYourAverage, Marcus talks with Julie about the meaning behind his artist name, growing up as a young music lover in multiple cities around the world, and his path to becoming a successful sound engineer. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/F7wgNCCherc Follow Marcus on Instagram @avecplaisir. Producer: Julie Young @biggirlvoice. Editors: Kimberly Young Sun, Aj Valente.