G Yamazawa Floored Identity L.A. With His Bi-Lingual Flow Review+Photos: G Yamazawa @ Identity L.A. 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA- Widely known for this poetic lyricism, unique background and winning the National Poetry Slam Champion, G Yamazawa is one of the few Asian Americans to be featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, and PBS for his unparalleled style of music. His rap turns heads with heavy topics such as race, culture, and his take on the human condition.
As a proud North Carolinian, G Yamazawa doesn’t like to let his Japanese American background define him as an artist. However, he couldn’t help but speak out on the diversity at this year’s Identity LA. He even mentions the beauty in the manifestation of the Asian Diaspora right there in that crowd. Not only that, but to prove that he’s truly in touch and proud of his Japanese roots, G Yamazawa floored crowds when he rapped in Japanese holding a traditional Japanese fan while wearing a Japanese baseball shirt of Shimamoto of the Tigers.
When G Yamazawa spits versus he lights up the stage and commands the crowds. His energy makes it clear that he enjoys the time in front of his audience telling his stories, dancing, having fun and inviting listeners to do the same. During his performance he steadily blends culture, comedy, double entendres, history and heart all into a great show. His notable character illustrates him as positive and genuine thinker who desires people to try understanding of one another. He does this by encouraging listeners to accept and share their stories while he shares his. In the midst of all the good vibes, Yamazawa had to end his inspiring performance. But at least it was with his most well known songs “Talk That Talk”, “Whas Good”, and “North Cack”. He takes a roaring selfie and exits the stage as the crowd continues to cheer.