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Message: Hello bong Prach Humbly, I have nothing to say much, in between I'm here to drop you my poor writing. I was really impressed and excited last night when I was listening to VOA radio conversation program about YOU. Actually, it's rare for me to hear news from radio; if I do I would watch TV. By the way, your words completely touched my mind, your real feeling about Cambodia would have also meant too much for all Cambodian people. Being Cambodian I've been so far wanted to express my appreciation and I'm proud to have Cambodian people living abroad has been trying to accomplish and contribute idealistic thought the way your greatest dedication and talent is admirable. As a matter of fact I've heard about you in the late 2005 through some friends of mind who really into RAP-HIP HOP songs, while I'm not. I can tell that I'm an out of date old fashion woman existed. Occasionally, I wanted to feel something different from my usual habit. My friends lent me some RAP - HIP HOP cds. I came to feel the worlds, alive changing and I got reward from the change as I know I began to love RAP songs just now. I did google searching for your site after I got office this morning as I'm really eager and curiously want to know who exactly PRACH LY is. you got more than I've ever imagined, it's not what I want, but further than I expected. I read your BIO, you are an amazing Cambodian man is being on the world of American popular music. I'm so glad to see Cambodian is on the world, Khmer golden era will be back shortly. Cambodia is famous of art, culture, architecture, temples and so much more. instead of famous of war. I could not help tell all of the people I work with about our speech and plan. My coworkers are shocked, but very happy to hear what I mentioned. I told them so much about you. I wish you could hear me when I tell them about you. It is very obvious to them that Khmer people support and being your fan, based on the way they speak of you. I apologize if this message seems a little bit scattered and incoherent. Maybe it is difficult for me to concentrate when I am excited to tell people about Cambodia. Anyway my English is not good enough as I didn't go to school, I came from a poor family. I hope you can at least understand some of my main idea. Don't you mind tell me how to get all your voice back up to my hard drive.Not much in Cambodia market is selling your original albums, thank you for being good to Cambodia. Thank you very much bong PRACH for all you have done for Khmer people, it's true from the bottom of my heart that I'm appreciated.
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Name: Kimlee Meas
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message: Just wanted to let you know that your song truly resonates with Cambodian youths. It amazing how you're able to express yourself with amazing lyrics in such an eloquent way. The strength exemplified by the survivors of the Cambodian Genocide is truly and remarkably a testament to the human spirit of survival. I hope that your work will continue to convey to people all over the world that Genocide, such as the one that occurred in our country and currently the one in Darfur, is CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY; we should do whatever we can to stop it. Always remember-dream big!
-quoteable july 05-
Message: major props to everyone who live and breathe through your music. i'm not much of a hip hop fan because i find most hip hop full of meaningless lyrics- but you guys really challenge the culture of hip hop by not only taking it to the next level, but giving it substance and significance. thanks for sharing with others the story of our people, our struggle, our hopes and aspirations. thanks for doin' what you do! much love. =)
Email Address: Seyhaa@yahoo.com
Message: As I mention before, I listen to rap music since I'm 14 inspired by afew rapper such as Tupac, B.I.G but had never done anything but mimics the rapper... After I heard your track called "Year Zero" 2-3 years ago, I was astonish and surprise, not just me (Khmer) who like Rap but Rap himself... I started to write poems, base on anything I see everyday in life, then into rhyme now I had afew recorded myself, hoping to be heard by people... I know I still need alot of improvement but that is how everyone start, right? Hit me back if you have time. www.soundclick.com/tarasha
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Message: your music is real prach, stiring from the gut when i hear it. I was in cambodia for a few months last year, i met with Kim, maybe you have heard his case, he's been exiled to cambodia after being covicted as a teenager and spending 4 years in u.s jail, when he hit 18 or 21 they sent him back, eventhough he was like 1yr old when they fled cambodia. anyways he put your cd in my hands, i'm a dj myself, i focus on mostly political hip hop, and i would love to buy any cd or vinyl pressings you have or are doing, you can contact me on this email address, any info you have i would appreciate it. Again your message is real never give it up, because realness in hip hop and most aspects of the world at the moment is hard to find. Peace- Jeyda
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Message: hello prach ly !! my name is sandy and i am cambodian and i was born in thailland refugee camps and now i living in france with my parents since we had immigrate to france in 1980 and now i feel so depression with the pass of emotion that ours khmer peoples were suffering by the cruel pol pot regime and i love your song so much when i listened it and my tears are falling down because i remmember my brother was killed by khmer rouge and now only the bitter souvenir that stick in my head every minute per day and everytime when i start to listen your song my tear are going to fall down ! i don't have much thing to write to express my painess and my suffering but i do love so much your song just like a millions cambodian new generation who love your song even if our khmer peoples inside cambodia !! i have one reqeustion that would like you to sing about khmer rouge tribunal and about the corruption and about politicians or what happening in our society khmer rigth now !! now i have to finish this writing rigth here and i hope you would get more suporting from our khmer peoples about your song because your song had give a lot of education to childrens and new generation !! may budha be with you all the time and get more popularity from the khmer public !! your khmer poeples from france !! sandy
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Message: Prach, Listening to your music gives ghostly vibes through my soul.I can relate tremendously to your life wondering why did it happened!Who is to blame, why was I born Cambodian!Your one in a Trillion with strong diction to put your heart and soul into your strong belief to speak on what has occured.Prach you are speaking not only for the Cambodian poeple but for mandkind.Wars have been faught.The war in southeast Asia can be said was the war of GENOCIDE,for the Cambodians that experienced it.I see the effects especially from my parents telling me stories about what happened tears will roll from my mothers eyes.I did'nt know what to think of it I was only 4 when we left Cambodia.I've heard lots of stories now about Pol Pot and what he did.Prach In my opinion POL POT WAS A FLAME NOT THE SPARK.I've done alot of research about the atrocity.There is a really dark secret that other forgein powers don't want revealed.When the trial does come the grime truth will come out.Suprisingly I believe I know what really went down.How the Khamer Rouge came about why was there genocide.I'm am fustrated as much as you are.How come there is no trial for something this serious?WHO SPARKED THE FLAME?Nights I sit alone wondering why was I born Cambodian.What is my purpose?Prach you give alot of hope with your music. It gives me rememberence and to all young youths that have heard your story. They can make a difference and do what is right.Thousands of Cambodians here in America have opinions factual or not. I've heard what they have said about what went on,but the reality of that genocidal war left millions of victims including my family and me.So my closing statement.Prach it's been really gratifying to hear your story.After hearing your story I can say I'm getting stronger and healing. Outcastphilosopher
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Message: Hello! I have just seen the program about Prach on NHK. I'm not a rap fan but I couldn't help crying when I heard his music. Good luck to him and more power. There's something on his music.
Name: Hiroko Aoki
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Message: City: HCM State: Viet Nam Comments: I watched NHK program about praCh, and I really...., I no word to discribe. I couldn't help stopping my tears. I'm not good at English at all, but I understand your rylics. I tried to listen "Great Escape" on the Net, but I couldn't. I have no idea how to get your muzix in Vietnam. Do you have any idea?? Now I live in Vietnam and I felt irony to PraCh's songs. Vietnam helped Kmer rouge, But they were occupied by many countries included my country, Japan, but Japan used to occupied by.... This is not only about Cumbodia or Japan or Vietnam or China or Corea. It's not about countries or goverment, but people, it's only my thought, though.
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Message: Prach, Finally I received two CDs including "the lost chapter" I 've been longing for. This is marvelous. Thanks so very much for your every effort to send these(that must habe been tough!). I believe the another documentary filmed by NHK would be televised in Japan sometime soon. Singing about human nature, its tragic/sad aspect, such as endless genocide, has lot more difficulty than singing "..hey, girl, you are so good..." type of songs. But you do. The long way to go. Remember there're lots of fans around the world who supports you and expects great stuff turns out from your activities! Keep on going! Regards, /Sugimoto
Name: Vicky Kim
Email Address: Vickypkim@hotmail.com
Message: Prach, I saw your performance at the New Year celebration at El dorado park, I thought you were effective. You certainly delivered the message for all to never forget about the killing fields. I was born in 1977 in Cambodia, I am a couple of years older than you. My stories are similar to yours. I don't remember the genecide first hand, however, through stories told by my parents and older siblings, the pain and the suffering has been implanted inside of me. Like you, I have always been interested in this dark chapter in the history of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge) I just can't fathom that one crazy marxist group turned a civilized country upside down. My family suffered greatly, they were tortured beyond the human imagination. I still can't believe my family lived through that nightmare. I admire their strength. During my college days at Cal state Long Beach, instead of reading books for the classes I was taking, I would instead, check out books about the Khmer Rouge and the history of Cambodia. I began to understand how it all happened. I am a strong advocate for the memorialization of the victims of the Khmer Rouge. We have to always remember what happen, we can never forget it, because if we forget the genocide, we would in turn forget about the victims of it. Your message is a positive one and it speaks to many. Keep up the good work.
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Name: wilbert gonzalez
Email Address: email@example.com
Message: dear Prach: Thank you for your moving and haunting music. You are truly a creative genius. I feel your generation is creating a resurrection of your beautiful and gentle Kmer culture. It is my prayers and best wishes that your generation will find a closure to the evil that felt in your magnificent country. Please let me know when you release your album. God Bless . Your friend. Wilbert Gonzalez
Email Address: CindGirl13@hotmail.com
Message: Aloha, Prach! I just wanna let you know that, when you were here in Hawaii, you did an awesome job. I'd really enjoy your entertainment. You made me realize who I am and where I came from. I mean, not that I don't know where I came from, but I have more pride and I am not embarassed that much any more. I'm proud to be a Khmer Girl! I had took pictures with you, when you were performing at U.H., but you would'nt remember me anyways, unless I send you that pictures. Anyways, I don't want your wife to get mad at me. If you wanna see it I'll send it, it doesn't matter how I send it. Don't worry I respect you guys both, because I have a family myself. I just wanna let you and your wife know that, if you can wait to have a little one, please by all means wait. I love my daughter to death and I wish you guys could be here for her first birthday party. My daughter loves music and dancing. Even though she's filipino, Cambodian I will raise her full on Cambodian. You know how that goes!It sucks you gotta go Cambodia on 1/07/05. Guess what her party is on 1/08/05. I wanted you to be a special guest at her party. Well, even though I don't know your family well, maybe my mom does, but I just wanted to say, Happy Holidays and A happy New Year to you and your family. And I wish you more luck and good health till eternity! Guess what, we almost have the same last name, just take out the C and H and add K to the PRA. Ha, Ha, Ha! I'm serious! Aloha!!! Mahalo!!! You're welcome to Hawaii at any time, otay!
Name: Doc Whisper
Email Address: Yoo2much@aol.com
Message: What up, Prach. U repped it well again at the AHH Summitt 3. Keep doin' what you're doin', it's revolutionary. Just like 'Pac and Public Enemy but Asian. U should check out Jeet Kune Flow every Sunday from 4-10. It's at KIWA right on the corner of 8th and Hobart in L.A. It's a Korean hip hop spot and I think your political views would be welcomed there. We all fightin' for the same piece of that pie.
Name: Erma Varnado
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message: I just met him in the Mayor Office and it a pleasure to have some one like Prach doing a possible thing for the community. I would love to come and support him in the thing is doing in the state of california. Erma
Name: Lalinne Suon
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Message: praCh, It was an honor to meet you. I have shared your music with my friends and family and the impact is unbelievable. You've done what years of education in school cannot do for our generation and the younger generation. You will always have my full support for justice. Keep it up. Hope we will see you again in our neck of the woods. Best wishes and good luck! Lalinne Suon Fund Development Director United Cambodian Association of Minnesota, Inc.
Name: John Tan
Comments: I'm glad for this material that you have put out. I was wondering where I could go to get a copy of the first CD, "The end'n is just the beginnin'". I feel like you're music has allowed me to talk to my parents about
their lives in Cambodia, and I played "the lost chapter" for them.
Thanks a lot.
Saturday, August 20, 2005 7:45 AM
Comments: Hi Mr. Prach Ly,
I just wanted to let you know that I have a lot of respect for you and what you
are doing for your community and Srok Khmer, by voicing your words and exposing
other peoples' lost voices and experiences to the world.
Additionally, I wanted to inform you that you provided me with some inspiration
for this project that I am working on
. The project is called "Crossing
Generations: What does it mean to be Cambodian in Oregon?"
Essentially I am looking at what has been passed on from generation to
generation. Plus looking at the question of
*What is there in the Cambodian community (in OR),--- what institutions(temple
etc.)/values are there that are authentic and functional and not replicated in
the U.S.? What are the costs of losing those institutions/values?
I have been interviewing people and asking them why our culture is so important
If you have any comments or questions, please get back to me at
Thanks for the inspiration.
Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:24 PM
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message: It was great seeing you, Prach, perform at Western Washington University for the Washington State Khmer Conference on 5/22/04. I can't wait to hear your inspirational words again at the University of Washington, for The Spirit of Cambodia Tour to commemorate the 25th anniversity of the ending of the Khmer genocide. Please continue to empower, motivate, inspire, encourage & spread the movement about us Cambodian Americans!!!!!!! : ) If we don't help ourselves then who will?
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Message: Thank you Prach, for blessing Seattle with your presence last night. For years Cambodian Americans have been the underrepresented group, and at the most, portrayed as voiceless victims. But thanks to you, and other Khmers or non-Khmers who have done work on CAmbodian American communities and/or Cambodia, have proven that the Khmer spirit is able to rise from the ashes of atrocities and bloom once again like the old kingdom once did. Your vivid tales of the genocide back home and the social realities of America were trully candid and captivating. Even though you've said that you never intended to preach to the youth, I feel that it is the very personal quality of your messages that really touch them, because those are more than just personal stories; they also resonate with the collective consciousness of the Khmer spirit that is full of pain, yet full of hope. I am very grateful that you are doing work with the youth, and being a youth worker myself I feel that the arts, especially the performace arts, have the power to transform and eleveate the minds of the young, especially being refugees or immigrants, there is a lot of empowerment in making your oftentimes neglected voice heard through the arts. I will share your work with my youth group and other ones I know in the community. I will also check back here regarding your upcoming performance at UC Riverside so that my boyfriend will get a chance to learn from and be inspired by you. As a musician with a conscience he has been eager to learn about So Cal Asian American hip hop artists who are making a difference and I hope that he will get to meet you in person. Peace and gratitude always.
Name: Jett Heng
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message: aite..I'm bac 2 sign ur thang..shana mean..haha.. Yea ur songz r very impressive.. Most of ur songz make me think bout da Genocide n stuff n I wasn't even born there.. I was 14 when I heard The YearZero!, Children Of the Killing Field,n The Letter n @ dat time I understand wat was happenin... My mom use 2 tell me bout it but u tell it n musicz makes it betta..haha..If my mom were 2 do dat like u..haha..yea rite she prolly sing n khmer... Imagine dat?? Aite man. N no doubt I'll continue on 2 support u guyz..Peace out
Email Address: Rah@comcast.net
Message: What up Prach, It was a pleasure to meet you man.. you know anytime u step by Portland, Oregon.. i will take care of you. I'm glad you enjoyed it up here. I listened to the whole cd..its off the hook. Belongs in my all-time great cd sections. Hopefully i'll catch a live performance of yours. keep up the movement.. see you in october bro.. peace!
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Message: Hey PraCh. You one in million, I finally got a chance to listen to the whole album & I know everyone has been saying this but..."that shit is dope" you are really creative with your khmer/english rap. All my boyz here in NC like your style. Keep up the hard work. I got you covered here in the eastcoast, your name will be public. Your homie from NC, Perc
Name: Tiara Delgado
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Message: I am a documentary filmmaker from LA. I was shooting a film in Cambodia this fall when I found a CD by LY PRACH. I bought it and brought it back to the US. His music was amazing! Prach's lyrics are extraordinary and so important for the young generation! I can't wait to hear PRACH's next ablum!!!
Name: Rajana Society
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Message: Greetings from Seattle! Your friends and fans from the Rajana Society believe that the Mujestic Family stands for hope & inspiration. Through your music, you have has touched millions of ordinary Cambodians all around the world. And for that, we are gratful. For us in the States, we cannot thank you enough as you have been a shining symbol for Cambodian Americans. Continue to move the world with your music as we will continue to support! Best wishes, Phatry, Prach's #1 Fan; rajana.org
Name: Rosana Chanou
Email Address: Rosanachanou@hotmail.com
Message: Hello Prach, Thank you for your CD. Even though I'm in an older generation, I still love your educational rap music. You have done a lot for Cambodian communities throughout US. You are a role model to young Cambodians, and a rising star in Cambodia Town. Thank you for making a difference in our community. Good luck to your career!
Name: Visal Chin (a.k.a Luk Kru Visal)
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message: Hello Prach, Thanks for amazing works you've done so far for Cambodia and Cambodian people over here in the US and in Cambodia. I love all songs, particularly the 14th: it has full of moral and educational message. I hope in your future project, you'll include more about Khmer arts, cultures and history for younger generations who don't know much about the greatness of Khmer Empire. Keep working on your wonderful projects. I strongly support your hard work and good course. Hope to see you later.
Name: Sheraz Sadiq
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Message: I finally had a chance to listen to your new CD, "Dalama: The Lost Chapter". And I have to say that I was impressed. I think it's better than the first one I listened to those many months ago. The songs that really made an impact for me were tracks 6 (Min-Tom-Ie-Da), 7 (Sox-Si-Bie), "Reflextion" (the one with you rapping really fast in Khmer, with indigenous Cambodian instrumentatioin in the background), "Neutral", "Art of Fact", and of course, "Power, Territory and Rice". Keep up the good work, Prach. It's only a matter of time before your name is in lights. your friend in SF, -Sheraz Sadiq, Associate Producer, FRONTLINE/World KQED-TV Channel 9, PBS San Francisco 2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110
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Message: hey prach i saw you at the khmer conference in bellingham and i thought you were amazing, i mean i was just in awe because your lyrics are so powerful. im not khmer but just imagining myself as a victim its just horrifying but man i wish you best of everything you were just an inspiration to us all to do better thanks for coming!
Name: big poppa
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Message: first off i would like to say you're an inspiration to me. You're music is hella crazy...at first I thought Prach was all gangsta RAP BUT after today I realize that you are more than words, you are a person that is motivated by Desire, aspiration and Hope! That is what we need...Good Khmer People with Good messages! Thanks. Manny R.
Name: kublai kwon
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Message: what's up prach!!! listened to your new album--loved it. keep it innovative, musically Eastern, and political, and keep pushing the boundaries of Aziatik music. you're on the verge of creating a whole new genre, so keep pushing, man!!!