As the Korean music industry continues to gain limelight, journalists and fans must do the work to highlight and analyze its most intriguing releases.
In a career-spanning retrospective, Elliot Sang charts the humble beginnings, huge achievements and glowing futures of essential Korean hip-hop trio Epik High.
For years, knowledgeable K-pop fans have considered KARD to be one of the industry’s most underrated groups. But why are they still so underrated? What makes their work stand out? And what lies ahead for the four-piece outfit?
Toronto-based vocalist Lexxicon combines hip-hop, afrobeats and reggaeton with his signature dancehall sound. He hopes songs like “I Don’t Deserve You” combined with his work as a BLM activist can help others celebrate their Blackness.
The story of j-hope – BTS’ rapping, dancing star – demonstrates to us how hip-hop, in its many forms, still has the power to reach anyone anywhere.