10/21/16 Washington Post: “Why some Asian Americans want to ban this rap song”
By Derek Hawkins
The song “Meet the Flockers” by California-based rapper YG opens with these lines:
“First, you find a house and scope it out. Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don’t believe in bank accounts.”
Over the following two minutes, YG gives a step-by-step description of a residential robbery: how to scout out the scene, how to break in, and how to discern which items are worth stealing.
10/15/16 bostonese.com: “Protests Against Rapper YG’s Hateful Lyrics Break Out Today, Boston to Hold Protest on Oct 19”
By Xinming Li
Boston, October 15, 2016 – Protests against Rapper YG’s hateful Lyrics in major cities across the nation. Boston will hold a protest when YG is scheduled to have a performance here on Oct. 19.
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance Boston Lodge condemns the cultural form of violence represented by the music video “Meet the Flockers.” This extremely racist video, produced by Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson aka rapper YG, incites and perpetuates racial stereotypes, horrendous violence and despicable crime against Chinese Americans. The lyrics and video blatantly glorifies home invasions on American families.
10/14/16 NBC News: “Rapper YG’s Song ‘Meet the Flockers’ Sparks Protests, Accusations of Targeting Asian Americans”
by Chris Fuchs
Asian Americans protested Wednesday night outside a concert in Maryland, criticizing California rap artist YG for a song whose lyrics talk about burglarizing homes in Chinese neighborhoods.
“It glorifies crime against Asian Americans,” Cliff Li, one of the rally organizers, told NBC News. “We want to say it’s wrong to glorify crime against everybody.”
10/12/16 Fox5DC: “Rapper under fire for song lyrics encouraging robberies against Chinese Americans”
By: Marina Marraco
SILVER SPRING, Md. – Music fans and protesters both gathered at The Fillmore in Silver Spring Wednesday night. The fans were there to see rapper YG perform inside the concert venue while the protesters were outside to denounce some of the rapper’s lyrics.
The controversial lyrics come in the song “Meet The Flockers” that was released two years ago and the protesters are arguing that they are a step-by-step guide to street violence that seem to be directed against the Chinese American community.