Hello! I wanted to ask if you know any popular asian-american musician. I realized the only popular artists are bruno mars, hayley kiyoko, and asian american youtubers. Do you know any? (Also, I love your blog! 😊😊😊)
You know I was thinking about posting a question like this on my way to school today because I wish I knew more Asian artists. Especially since our #Music tag is getting redundant.
Run River North recently just performed at SXSW, they’re a AA band that is currently on tour with Rooney.
US the Duo are a couple that got their rise to fame from Vine and recently had their single ‘No Matter Where You Are’ featured in the film ‘The Book of Life’! They’re also headlining Identity LA - a FREE AAPI music festival in LA produced by Wong Fu Productions & Far East Movement next month
Dia Frampton is one artist I’ve followed for years. I used to be obsessed with her band Meg & Dia growing up. She came in second place on the first season of The Voice and recently released a new album called ‘Bruises’. She’s been very vocal about age-ism in the music industry and has also recently broken into acting.
Anderson .Paak is an artist I really wanna see live soon. I loved his performance on Ellen earlier this year (his son makes an appearance and it’s very adorable). He’s also in apart of the duo NxWorries.
Kina Grannis is an artist I’ve been listening to since the 7th grade. She posts a lot of covers on Youtube but you may have heard her songs here and there in ads (most specifically her single ‘Valentine’).
Also tumblr won’t let me post anymore videos but a few other AA artists I know of are Mitski, Hailee Steinfeld, Vanessa Hudgens, AJ Rafael, Black Eyed Peas, Jessica Sanchez, TRACE, Dumbfounded, Jhene Aiko, and Sophia Black.
Some other Asian artists who aren’t AA that I like are DEAN, Yuna, Swet Shop Boys, Jane Zhang, Jay Park, Naomi Scott, M.I.A., Zayn, and Charli XCX
Please leave suggestions of Asian artists we should check out and post!
Today, there’s a free music festival going on in the lovely city of New Orleans. The weather is amazing and all you see is happy faces surrounding you. Freya joined you and Kol, then ended up heading back home after a couple of hours to help out Elijah. Klaus was miles away taking care of what he called ‘business’.
As you were dancing to the upbeat music with the rest of the crowd on the freshly cut grass, Kol left to buy the two of you a beer. Wine was never your thing.
Moments later, you were at a loss for breath from all the dancing, so you stepped aside from the crowd to quickly rest. Admiring the music and soaking up the sun felt just amazing, but that fun soon vanished because a hand covers your mouth and you quickly pass out.
Finally, you wake up sitting on a chair. But this time, you aren’t at the festival. You are in an unfamiliar place, an empty warehouse from the looks of it. The first thing you tried to do was stand up and stretch, but your hands were tied behind you with vervain ropes. It stung like a motherfucker. “What the hell?! What is this?” You said aloud to yourself.
You hear footsteps approaching you, so you turn to face whoever it is. “You’re awake! Great!” The stranger says. He was a tall, dark male wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.
“Who are you? What am I doing here?” You wiggled your wrists, but the vervain only pierced your skin once again.
“You’re Klaus’s precious sister in law right?” He asked with a smirk on his face.
“Do you see a ring on my finger? No. At least not yet.” You spat.
“Who cares. I needed someone to get to him. And you were the easiest target. Poor Kol is probably wondering where you are.”
“Well Klaus isn’t in town. And even if he was, screw you.” You looked at him in disgust. There was no way you were going to rat out Klaus’s whereabouts. Especially to any enemy. No matter the consequences.
“Feisty one you are. Damn!” The man yelled in amusement and you scoffed at him. He sure was annoying.
“Since you won’t tell me where he is. Maybe this will help.” You furrowed your brows at his statement, then suddenly, his eyes turned yellow, revealing his fangs and didn’t hesitate to take his time sinking his teeth into your neck. The pain took over you, making you scream your lungs out. A werewolf bite is lethal to vampires and you thought to yourself how dead you are.
Finally, he stopped, but the dead weight of his body laid on you and the next thing you know, you see Kol above him, ripping his heart out of his back. Kol then threw his body off of you like a piece of trash.
“Oh my god, Kol. Thank goodness.” You sighed in relief. Your boyfriend sure is your savior.
“Hello darling.” Kol smiles as he’s wiping the blood on his hand to his shirt, then he quickly goes over to release your wrist from those damn ropes. He can handle the stinging of vervain way better than you can. “That’s a rather nasty bite you have there. Are you alright?” He added because he didn’t see it healing.
“Yup. Werewolves.” You shook your head as your were watching your wrists heal.
Kol cups your cheeks with his palms to draw your attention to his face. “I’ll call Nik so that he can cure that godforsaken bite.” He plants a kiss on your forehead, then reaches in his pocket for his phone to call Klaus.
“I should’ve listened to Elijah when he said for me to keep viles of Klaus’s blood. Now look where I am.” Luckily for the Mikaelsons, a werewolf bite won’t ever kill them, you were the odd one out.
“Not to worry, darling. He’s only a town away, last I heard.” Kol put his phone to his ear, waiting for Klaus to answer.
“Douchebag.” You sneered, looking down at the man that kidnapped and bit you.
“There you are, baby girl!” You flinched from the loud voice that wasn’t Kol’s. You couldn’t believe who it is. It was no other than your ex boyfriend, Malachai Parker walking in. This has to be the side effect of the werewolf bite making you delusional. But no, you noticed that Kol sees him too. “Out of all places you could be. New Orleans? Really?” Kai added, tilting his head in confusion.
You were speechless. Frozen. How is Kai he even here? The last time you saw him was years ago when Damon separated his head from his body. But you have to admit, he damn sure looks good.
“I’ll ring you later, brother.” Kol says to Klaus over the phone and hangs up. Kol looked confused as ever at the fact that you didn’t deny knowing Kai and you just stood there not saying a word.
“And who the bloody hell are you?!” Kol asks angrily.
“I’m her lover, duh. Cool accent by the way.” Kai jokes, then approaches you to look at your bite but Kol stops him by pushing his hand on his chest.
“Pardon?” Kol narrowed his eyes at Kai.
“Hmm…Did I stutter? Yeah. I don’t think so.” Kai quickly grabs Kol’s hand and siphons his magic. Kol tries to fight it, but he failed as he was weakening to the floor.
“Stop! That’s enough!” You vampire sped up to your boyfriend and your ex boyfriend, putting yourself in between the two. “First of all, how are you even here?” You asked Kai.
“Long story, babe. But please tell me who is this vampire that is that’s getting all worked up. You got a body guard now?”
“Kai, this is my-” You paused. “-boyfriend, Kol. He’s an original.”
“Yeah originally annoying. But ouch. I have to admit, that cuts deep.” Kai fake pouted on the outside, but on the inside, he was pretty hurt that you moved on while he was stuck loving you all these years. “And don’t tell me he’s the one that turned you. That was supposed to be my job.”
“Yes. But it’s been years, Kai. Years.” You over exaggerated the word ‘years’ because it’s really been that long. “I’ve moved on. Not to mention, you killed Jo. You killed all of those people. If you ran off with me instead we wouldn’t even be in this position.”
“This is enough. It’s no time to reminisce, love. Leave him be.” Kol looked at you while grabbing your waist, then looked at Kai. “Leave her be.”
“At least let me siphon her nasty bite.” Kai implied.
“She-WE don’t need your assistance. My brother’s blood will happily do the trick.” Kol glared, pulling you closer to him. Jealousy definitely took over him that he had to be stubborn.
“Kol, it’s alright. Let him help me.” You insisted.
Kol took a deep breath, scowling at Kai. “Fine. But make it quick.”
As Kai is siphoning your bite, he whispers in your ear. “This is what you really want?”
You looked back and forth between Kai & Kol. The old memories with Kai flooded your thoughts, but you fought it, replacing it with memories of Kol instead. “Yes Kai. This is.” You said while making eye contact with Kol. You knew that he was listening. And finally, that werewolf bite was all gone.
“Alrighty then.” Kai turned you around so that he’s hugging you from behind, then cloaks the both of you.
“Let go of me! Let go of me now, Kai!” You instantly try to free yourself from his grip but he was too strong, especially with the help of him siphoning some of your magic as well while he’s holding onto you.
“Y/N! Y/N!” Kol cries out for you. He looked around 360 degrees and couldn’t see you or hear you, but you were right in front of his eyes.
“Don’t worry, babe. Your little boyfriend can’t see you. Boo hoo.” Kai’s voice started to fade as you were passing out from his constant siphoning.
(1 Hour Later…)
Waking up feels like deja vu. Only this time, it was your ex kidnapping you for your affection, not some stranger looking to kill you. Instead of waking up in that warehouse this time, you were on a bed in what looks like a hotel room. Kai was sitting on the edge of the other bed waiting for you to wake up.
“So….How was your nap?” Kai asked smiling.
You instantly vampire sped up to him, grabbing him by the collar. “Kai what the hell is going on?” You were so enraged that your eyes turned red and veins started forming under your eyes.
“Aw, someone’s groggy from their nap.” Kai joked, but you weren’t laughing.
“This isn’t a fucking joke. You kidnapped me! My supposed-to-be-dead ex boyfriend kidnapped me!” You shouted, tightening your hold on his collar.
“Okay okay. First of all, you can let go of me now.” Kai uses his strength and grabs your arms, pushing you so that you’re sitting across from him on the bed, then he started walking back and forth from the nightstand to the TV. “And secondly, I just missed ya, puddin. I thought maybe we can hang without that Mikaelson pest that you’re grossly screwing.”
“And how do you know that I wont try to escape?” You straightened yourself sitting on the bed, crossing your arms in front of you.
“Trust me, sweetie. You won’t. Because if you do, i’d happily put your boy toy in a sleeping spell how I did Elena.”
“You wouldn’t.” You exhaled through your nostrils, giving Kai a death stare.
“Oh I would. And good luck asking Bonnie for the spell because last I heard, her and the Mikaelsons aren’t exactly buddy buddy. Unless, she and rest of your gang know about you being with Kol Mikaelson.”
Kai was right. Bonnie and the rest of your friends would like Kol dead just as much as Kai. Not to mention, the part where they have no idea that Kol is even alive. There’s no need to get them involved in this funny business at all.
“Okay, so basically you kidnapped me in hopes I’ll fall in love with you again? Yeah Kai, that makes perfect sense.” The sarcasm in your voice was hard to miss. The word ‘love’ triggered Kai. He stopped his pacing and sat next to you on the edge of the bed.
“You know I’ll never in my life hurt you. A day, all I need is a day. Maybe two to make up for lost time. And if you still want to be with that pathetic vamp, then I’ll let you go.” Kai frowned.
“Okay fine. Deal.” You agreed. “At least let me tell Kol that I’m safe. I know he must be worried.”
“We need to find her!” Kol commanded to Freya, breaking his bourbon glass he had in his hand. His voice was so loud that you can probably hear it all around the compound.
Freya had her witchy knick knacks laid out on the table including a map and your hair brush to try and locate you. “Just calm down. I’m trying. But he must be using a cloaking spell on her because it’s like she doesn’t exist.” Freya made known.
“What’s going on? What’s with this shouting, Kol?” Rebekah rushed into the room.
“Y/N’s past lover took her and vanished because she chose me.” Kol said as he was pacing back and forth.
“What? Who?” Rebekah asked.
“Some wanker named Kai. What I heard, he was dead and now he’s alive.” Kol turned his attention back to Freya. “Please Freya, I must find her.” There was desperation in Kol’s eyes as if he was afraid. Either he was afraid to lose you to Kai or he was afraid that Kai will hurt you.
“Do you think he’ll hurt her?” Freya started to feel worried at how upset her brother is.
“How should I bloody know?” Kol started losing his patience.
“Trust me, he won’t. That boy loves her.” Rebekah implied.
At one point you’ve told only Rebekah all about your relationship with Kai because she was always there whenever you needed an ear. There was no way you were going to vent to Kol about him. She’s also confident in her answer because from personal experience, no matter what goes down between Marcel and the Mikaelsons, Marcel would never lay a hand on Rebekah because he loves her.
Kol’s phone starts to ring in his pocket, so he quickly took it out in hopes that it’s you calling. Lucky for him, it is you that’s calling, Kol’s eyes lit up and he answered it immediately. “Y/N. Where are you? Are you safe? Are you hurt?”
“I’m fine. I’m safe. I don’t know exactly where I am but don’t come looking for me.” You informed Kol.
“What? Are you mad? What has he done to you?”
“He needs me for two days and if I try to leave or if you come for me within that time span, he’s going to put you under a spell that even Freya can’t reverse. Kai won’t hurt me. I promise.”
“So the two of you expect me to just do nothing and wait for you to come home then?” The thought of you spending time with Kai made Kol sick to his stomach. You’re his and only his. He doesn’t want anyone else getting in the way of that.
Kol snapped. “That’s rubbish! You tell that bastard I’ll tear him limb from limb if he dares to lay a finger on you.”
“Kol, I love-” Kai takes the phone from your hand and breaks it in half. Tossing it behind him on the middle of the bed.
“Wow. He sure is violent.” Kai felt no guilt disrupting your phone call.
“You’re so annoying.” You scoffed, grabbing the nearest pillow, smacking Kai in the chest with it. This is the man you have to put up with for the next 48 hours. You felt terrible for how worried Kol is going to be, you’re just hoping that he doesn’t lash out and go on a killing spree or something.
“Yup. But remember, you loved me at one point and I’m hoping to bring that spark back you know.” Kai smirked.
“Yeah yeah yeah.” You rolled your eyes. Yes, you did love Kai at one point and part of you will always have love for him, but you have Kol and he’s just an outstanding lover and friend. From listening to your gossip to telling you how much he loves you before bed and even making you coffee every morning.
“Alright come on. Go freshen up.” Kai patted your thigh as he lunged off of the bed. “We’re going out.”
The Rolling Stones headline a free music festival in London’s Hyde Park. The concert was the grand debut of the band’s new guitarist, Mick Taylor. Here, Taylor and Mick Jagger perform live on stage – July 5, 1969.