You Got Beef?
 
You Got Beef? music video by Chuckie Akenz
2004 / 4:07
Chuckie Akenz feat. V-Unit
Directed by Paul Nguyen
Large 27 MB
Outtakes 3 MB
MP3 3.7 MB
 
 
 
 
 
Director Paul Nguyen and Vietnamese-Canadian rapper Chuckie Akenz made history when they filmed the Vietnamese rap music video You Got Beef?. The video became a viral hit seen by millions around the world to propel the Azn Pride movement of hip hop music by artists of Asian-origin. You Got Beef? received national media attention and was responsible for putting Jane-Finch.com on the map.
 
The video was filmed over a period of two days on May 23 to May 24, 2005. You Got Beef? was the third collaborative effort between Paul Nguyen and Chuckie Akenz. It became their biggest hit launching both of their artistic careers. The video debuted on Jane-Finch.com where web traffic surged and crashed the web host.
 
You Got Beef? is now firmly cemented in urban Asian pop-culture and heralded Chuckie Akenz as Vietnamese rap's newest anti-hero.

Trivia:
You Got Beef? was officially selected to screen at the 2005 Vietnamese International Film Festival and is included on record at Library and Archives Canada. The video went viral before the days of YouTube and launched the careers of Paul Nguyen and Chuckie Akenz.
 
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Media coverage
 
CBC Radio Ontario Today
CBC Radio: Ontario Today (21 March 2005)
 
CBC Radio Big City Small World
CBC Radio: Big City Small World (March 5, 2005)
Global National (February 3, 2005)
 
CityPulse (March 25, 2005)
Toronto Sun - Bad rap, or too cool?
Toronto Sun (February 18, 2005)
Toronto Star - Rapping against Jane-Finch's bum rap
Toronto Star (February 27, 2005)
 
You Got Beef? at the 2005 Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF) You Got Beef? at the 2005 Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF)
2005 Vietnamese International Film Festival
Viet Weekly: You Got Beef?
 Viet Weekly (March 31, 2005)

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