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“Rooftop in Chinatown” is a love letter to San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, where rapper and singer Son of Paper grew up and has taken much artistic inspiration for his music. Experience the vibrancy of the people and places of Chinatown in a fast-paced tour filled with hidden gems, including the coveted Cameron House rooftop.

  • Jason Wu
  • Kyle Shin
    Key Cast
    "Artist SOP"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jason Wu

Jason Wu, also known as “Dragon of the West,” is a director, rapper and producer from San Francisco, California.

Through his intricate rhymes and meticulously crafted videos and songs, he documents his experience as an Asian American immigrant growing up in the United States. He draws his inspiration from anime and video games, being that “Dragon of the West” is a reference to Uncle Iroh, a character from the very popular TV series “Avatar: the Last Airbender."

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Director Statement

In this music video, Son of Paper will be giving the audience a view of his upbringing in Chinatown, by using a montage of clips and videos that show certain places of significance to him, while being accompanied by his lyrical illustrations that tell each places’ individual story. I hope you enjoy the first music video that I've had the pleasure of directing for another artist!