Slanty Eyed Mama have been on the forefront of Asian American counterculture since early 2003. Experimenting with hip hop, spoken word, electro, and pop, they have developed a funky urban asian vibe. Combining the electric violin riffs, samples, bowing and pizzicato of former Julliard virtuoso turned rocker Lyris Hung with Lady K’s rhymes that flow along an asian slant, they have a style described as nuyorasian audio. Lyris performs with a set of pedals and hookups to sample herself lie in performance while alternating between playing her violin with a bow, picking it like a banjo and slamming it like an electric guitar. Joining creative forces with Lady K (Kate Rigg) a poet/comedian/actor and colleague from Julliard, Slanty Eyed Mama was formed to fine a voice for the generasian-next.