301. Let Yourself off the Hook w/ promqueen

On the heels of her being announced as part of ACL Fest's 2024 line up, KUTX's artist of the month and more, we're talking to the pop rap artist promqueen to share more about her past year, her musical inspirations, and more! 

promqueen (she/they) is a second generation queer Vietnamese American pop rap artist based in Austin, TX. As a daughter to Vietnamese born parents, promqueen draws lyrical inspiration from her family history, own experiences and self reflection as second generation raised in Texas. 

Alongside music, promqueen thrives in collaborative environments as a multidisciplinary artist across acting, community organizing and writing. promqueen is active in the AAPI community, performing at Asian Culture Fair, Asia World Night Market, AAAFF Gala, AARC Tonesfest and UT’s Silk Club 10th zine release anniversary. Through her music, she hopes AAPI folks feel encouraged to process, express and share their art to the world.

Topics Covered: 

• Learnings and reflections from her szn one EP release in 2023 and what 2024 has brought
• Writing a family memoir and how it inspired the music and development of promqueen 
• Music inspirations from both Vietnamese music and rap
• Themes in her music and what's to come for the rest of 2024 
• Jewelry and its symbolism 

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301. Let Yourself off the Hook w/ promqueen
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