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KI Media Cambodian-American rapper PraCh Ly told "Hello VOA"
listeners Monday that he loves his work and does not care
much whether he makes money.
Some of his songs highlight the social ills of Cambodia,
the number of people living in poverty, for example,
in the midst of corruption.
BBC's Cambodian Rap Radio 5/07/07G e o f f R y m a n r a d i o s h o w
The hour-long radio show on Cambodian rap
Featuring the music of and interviews with praCh,
Sok Visal, A Ping, DJ Boomer, Tony Real, and Silong
is to be broadcast finally on .
Andy's Blog 4/19/07praCh is a phenomenon. I don't think anyone can argue with that,
especially as the Cambodian-American rapper seems set on a course
that will ensure he is known to just about every Cambodian
across the globe by the time he reaches his next birthday,..
Northwest Asian WeeklyPrach Ly became the first Khmer rap star when
an album he recorded with a karaoke machine
in his parents' garage in Long Beach, Calif.,
got pirated onto Cambodian radio waves.
"My music basically introduced the whole country
to rap music," he laughed. Since his unplanned
introduction, a reputable list of Cambodian American
hip-hop artists have gained fame locally,
including the Tacoma group Second Language.
the Smithsonian 9/22/07Explore global cultural movements "in a poetry way" with
Khmer American rapper praCh Ly. The artist praCh relays
stories of Cambodian journeys that blend the traditions
of his homeland with American hip hop.
V.O.A. ( video ) 10/08/07Prach Ly recently took a break from working on his latest album
to perform at Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he
spoke to VOA's Robin Chen Delos. Here he tells his own story.