Brooklyn Rapper Quits the Safe Career to Chase Her Dream


How does it feel to want to be something your family just doesn't understand? For some first-generation millennials, their parents' vision of the American Dream is the doctor, the lawyer, the banker—a steady career that validates their own migration to the U.S. It takes a lot to say no to that, and Latasha Alcinor aka L.A.—a Brooklyn rapper who left her finance career to pursue art full-time—is one them. She, with a collective of first-generation Americans in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, are coming together to inspire and elevate each others' creative pursuits, and bring their families with them.