May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Alan Z teamed up with Chow Mane to celebrate! Filmed in California, they released new single ‘Rare’ on May 7th in honor of the celebration.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, or APAHM for short, was officially designated in 1992 with the passing of Public Law 102-450 by Congress. May holds the immigration of the first Japanese to America in 1843 as well as the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 by primarily Chinese immigrants. After originally passing a bill in 1979 to make the commemoration a week, Congress finally moved to recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage during the whole month of May.
The lyrics contain various sneaky pop culture references that include two of my favorite things: Harry Potter and Pokémon! Each reference is meant to give the listener a greater sense of how unique Alan and Chow Mane are.
These two aren’t just mainstream rappers singing about having sex and partying, they’re down-to-earth artists who are trying to make a difference with each project they do. ‘Rare’ really shows that both men are dynamic and really put themselves into everything they do.
Watch the video here and let us know what you think!