Hip-hop musician Jay Park held a media conference to promote his upcoming documentary, “Jay Park: Chosen 1.”
He has been working on the 80-minute documentary, a four-part YouTube Original series, for a year. It chronicles a decade of his life — from his rise to stardom as a member of boy band 2PM and the establishment of his own music label to his fresh start as a newbie in the US, where Jay Z’s Roc Nation scooped him up and made him the agency’s first Asian artist.
The title of the film comes from a song Park released in 2018.
“I have not looked back over the past nine or 10 years. I’m always looking ahead, going for the next step. And at one point I wanted something that would let me remember what I’ve done,” he said when asked why he made the film.
More importantly, he said, he also wanted to break stereotypes — about Koreans, Asians and pop idols.
“I wanted to show that anything is possible, that there is no limit to what you can achieve if you are brave and if you work hard with passion no matter who doubts you. Even if you were pushed into a certain frame,” said the artist.
“I have started from scratch and have paved my own way,” said the musician, who once described himself on Twitter as “a short Korean American kid from the suburbs of Seattle that owns two labels and is signed to Jay-Z.”
“I wanted to inspire and motivate people. I’m not supposed to be in this position, but I believed in myself. Sometimes that’s all it takes,” said Park.
Watch the full clip at https://www.vlive.tv/video/125685