This Woman Is Rapping Kendrick Lamar Songs In Sign Language

Amber Galloway Gallego is an American Sign Language interpreter. But she’s not just any ASL interpreter — she translates music to sign in her own special way.

Literally. She’s mastered this special method of signing.

Amber Galloway Gallego and Kendrick Lamar

Amber Galloway Gallego and Kendrick Lamar (photo via Priceonomics)

Amber has interpreted over 400 concerts, including for Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, and so many  more.

“That’s the whole reason we go to music events — is to be a part of this experience and forget about the reset of the world and be there in that moment,” Amber says in the video below. “And so many times, deaf people are not allowed that experience because we as hearing people choose to say ‘no.'”

Check out this fascinating video about how it works (note: this video has the F-word in it)…

Not something you’ve thought about before, right? Yeah, me neither. 

Because of people like Amber, everyone can enjoy music — even the people whom we often assume cannot. Yet again, the power of music breaks down barriers and breaks into people’s lives.

If you want to see her in action at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, check out the video below…

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One thought on “This Woman Is Rapping Kendrick Lamar Songs In Sign Language

  1. Pingback: Q&A With ASL Interpreter Who Raps In Sign Language | Caleb J. Murphy

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