Dan Matthews, also known as DANakaDAN, is back for a second time on Dear Asian Americans (he was also on Episode 071 as a part of our Census Episode) to share his personal journey through identity, music, and community as a Korean adoptee. Dan's newest album Me, Also Me drops February 2022 available across all streaming platforms.
DANakaDAN (Dan Matthews) is a Korean-American rapper based in Los Angeles, California, and the former frontman of hip-hop/punk band 'afterschoolspecial'. When not writing music, he works as a content director and producer for International Secret Agents, an Asian American media network founded by Far East Movement and Wong Fu Productions.
Born in South Korea as Park In-Soo, Dan was adopted by a Caucasian family at the age of eight months, but reconnected with his biological family and discovered the existence of his twin brother in 2013. The process of connecting with his family is at the center of two documentaries, aka DAN (2013) and aka Seoul (2016), the latter of which was part of NBC Asian America Presents.
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