Is finalizing a coterie of stars that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina a.k.a. rapper and comedian Nora Lum.
Awkwafina made waves on the internet with 2012’s “My Vag,” a response to Mickey Avalon’s “My Dick” that she first wrote and recorded on GarageBand when she was 19.
Awkwafina grew up in Queens, studied music at the famed LaGuardia High School for the performing arts, and later graduated with a journalism degree from SUNY Albany in 2011.
At LaGuardia, she planted the seeds for what would become Awkwafina with her own mock news show.
“I used to chop up C-Span soundbites or interviews with politicians like John Kerry or Bill Clinton into a radio-esque show hosted by Awkwafina and her producer, Mookie,” she told The Daily Dot in 2014.
Really funny-her 2014 debut, Yellow Ranger, saw her take on Brooklyn hipsters and gentrification with songs like the title track and “NYC Bitche$”.
Some of the tracks are fairly New York-centric-“Mayor Bloomberg” was inspired by Michael Bloomberg’s “Soda ban”-but that won’t stop non-residents from enjoying them.
She and Margaret Cho, who’s no stranger to re-working that Mickey Avalon song herself, teamed up earlier this year for “Green Tea,” which pokes fun at Asian stereotypes.
“I remember watching Margaret Cho with my grandmother on TV,” Awkafina told the blog Angry Asian Man, which premiered the video.