New Jersey, United States
Roy Kim, otherwise known as 'Chan' or 'Snacky Chan,' is a hip hop emcee originally hailing from New Jersey, currently doing his thing in Boston, Massachussetts. Chan has established himself over the years as an emcee with 'true to the art' skills, proving his abilities in underground hip hop venues across the country.
Hip Hop afficianados first took notice of Chan when he dropped his first 12"(vinyl) offering, 'Politickin w/ Chan,' b/w 'Big in Japan,' in September of '01 on Detonator Records. 'Chairman Mao,' music critic/reviewer at XXL magazine went so far as to say that "…Chan is the rugged-est, most skilled Asian-American MC I've heard yet - actually, he's pretty dope on any scale…"
Chan's songs have also featured on well known, and critically acclaimed compilation albums including the Detonator Records 'Volume 1' Compilation, as well as 'Home,' an album boasting a fine collection of the Beantown's hottest upcoming and veteran talents.
As a result of Chan's hard work in '01, he was nominated 'Best New Rap/Hip-Hop Act,' in the 15th annual Boston Music Awards and has blessed the stage with some of hip hop's finest including, Guru(Gang Starr), Jeru tha Damaja, Talib Kweli, Cormega, Jedi Mind Tricks, Krumbsnatcha, Jin tha MC, Mr.Lif, Black Moon, Boot Camp Clique, and many, many more.
After succesfully completing a nationwide tour that spanned the entire east coast, midwest, and dirty south with Detonator Records, Chan devoted himself to the writing and recording of his highly anticpated debut album 'Part of the Nation,' which was released in the Fall of '04 under Chan's own start-up record label 'Dynasty Muzik.'
Remaining raw, Chan's overall musical message remains insightful, intelligent, spiritual, and humorous. A strong advocate in breaking new ground for Asians in hip hop.
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