Rapper praCh (rhymes with “batch”) Ly cut his first CD on a karaoke machine in his parents garage in Long Beach, California. The real story, though, is how he got to Long Beach in the first place. When he was small, his family managed to escape from Pol Pot’s Cambodia. Now, praCh’s got a new album, and his own record label. It’s clear that his experiences in both Cambodia and the United States have shaped his style, and his sound. Corey Takahashi took a drive with praCh around his old neighborhood.
Corey Takahashi also shot this video of praCh: