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Tiger JK, Graces LA Times Front Page "I want to win a Grammy and say 'thank you' in Korean"

By Jun-ki Yu | December 05, 2011 09:47 PM EST

Rapper, Tiger JK, graces the front page of the LA Times.

On December 2, the LA Times displayed the headline, "Tiger JK, big in South Korea, aims to turn a U.S. audience on to his brand of rap", and the article reported on his birth, his music, and his career.

The LA Times reported on Tiger JK's childhood years in LA - when he settled the cultural differences amongst his black and white friends through rap - and the success he had after entering into Korea.

Also, it explained how Tiger JK is taking the lead in communications between Korean and American Hip-hop MCs and producers.

Moreover, the article drew attention by describing Tiger JK and wife, Mi-re Yoon, as the 'Korean Jay-Z,Beyonce couple.'

Through his interview with LA Times, Tiger JK openly revealed that his goal, "I want to win a Grammy and say 'thank you' in Korean."

LA Times stated that Asian-American rap trends, like Far East Movement and Black Eyed Peas are making a name for themselves. And it made the prospect that through the 'Jungle Concert', held in LA, Korean Hip-hip will be introduced to the entire United States.

CJ E&M, the planners of this concert say, "After raising the quality of development in this market, we can expect a real global effect only if we expand that influence. This event gave us an opportunity to confirm the potential of Korean Hip-hop. We will not hold back any support in order to turn that potential into results."

Meanwhile, on December 2, Tiger JK, Mi-re Yoon, Leessang, Jung-in, and BIZZY -who make up the artist group 'Jungle Entertainment' - completed a their 'M-Live by CJ Jungle Concert in LA' performance at L.A. Wiltern Theater.

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