The Unlikely Ultimate Insider


“Sway says that while West Coast audiences were familiar with the idea of an Asian-American hip-hop expert, in 2003 New York, putting Oh on air still felt like a risk. ‘After she started, I would always try to get her to come out. But it took her a second before she was ready to show the world, “This is who I am, this is what I look like.” ’Cause mentally there was maybe a small concern that people might react because she was Asian.’”

— BuzzFeed’s Naomi Zeichner profiled Minya Oh, a.k.a. Hot 97’s Miss Info, who, 20-some years in, is “used to being the only Asian person in the room.” Go read it, and while you’re there, do pay a visit to our dear old friend Anne Helen Petersen.