Rapper Heesun Lee talks about what it’s like to be a female hip-hop artist whose lyrics are unabashedly positive and Christian. She also discusses her status as a Korean adoptee, whether rapping has an age-limit, and how she strives to be a Christian hip-hop MC whose main goal is ministry, not self-promotion. (Intro: Pay Up)
HeeSun Lee isn’t your average Hip Hop MC. Put up for adoption in her native Korea at the age of four months, she was brought to America and raised by Chinese parents on Staten Island, NY. As a teenager, she became a fan of hip-hop acts ranging from Lauryn Hill and Will Smith to Tupac Shakur. Lee has released three albums, the latest of which is entitled “Beauty and Ashes”. Lee’s story is unique in that she credits not only her faith but also hip-hop for saving her life. Through it all, HeeSun has managed to break through every barrier and challenge set before her, as she continues to grow and develop as an artist.