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YG Releases Official Teaser Photos for ONE's Debut

Headlines 06.28.17 | 07:51AM EDT

YG Releases Official Teaser Photos for ONE's Debut

Korean Rapper Fails To Attend Important Ceremony

Why T.O.P Failed To Attend An Important Ceremony

Trending News 03.28.17 | 10:12AM EDT

In order to begin his obligatory military service, Big Bang Band member T.O.P exited the South Korean music and entertainment industry for the time being. Unfortunately, the Korean pop star seems to have faced with health problems that caused him to miss the army ceremony.

Double K, Dok2, and Seo In Guk

Double K will make fans go OMG! with Seo In Guk and Dok2!

Reviews 12.21.16 | 05:12AM EST

Double K will make fans go OMG! With Seo In Guk and Dok2! The underground Korean rapper says he knows how to have fun after a hard work.

Reddy and Jay Park

Review: Reddy And Jay Park Team Up To Talk Some Game On The Sizzling Slow Jam 'Think' [VIDEO]

Reviews 02.16.16 | 01:14PM EST

Released on Feb. 3 by Korean hip-hop artists Reddy and Jay Park, "Think" is a brooding and atmospheric love song driven by chilly synths, plodding drum machines and half-sung, half-rapped vocals.

South Korean underground hip-hop artist Hwaji

Review: South Korean Rapper Hwaji Succeeds With A Sweeter Sound On 'Gypsy Girl' From His New Album 'Zissou' [AUDIO]

Reviews 02.11.16 | 07:59PM EST

The bulk of the material on "Zissou," released Feb. 2 by Hwaji, could be considered experimental, but when he strips down his sound on the track "Gypsy Girl" that the Korean rapper is at his best.

album cover for Korean rapper Donutman's new single

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Korean Rapper Donutman Turns A Somber Piano Riff Into A Testimonial On 'Good' [AUDIO]

Reviews 02.01.16 | 08:08PM EST

Donutman doen't rely on contrived concepts or empty bombast on the mic for his single "Good," released on Tuesday, instead creating a highly musical backdrop for his skilled rapping with a somber classical piano loop.

Epik High circa 2003

K-Pop Throwback: Epik High Turns The World Into One Big Dance Party On Their 2003 Track 'GO' [AUDIO]

Reviews 01.29.16 | 01:30PM EST

On "GO," from Epik High's 2003 debut album "Map of the Human Soul," the rap trio shows how certain styles of music hold sway across the globe, highlighting the similarities we all share over our differences.

Loptimist

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Let Loptimist Rearrange Your Circuitry On 'Me' Featuring Kim And Ji Jong Hwan [AUDIO]

Reviews 01.22.16 | 06:24PM EST

"Me," the new single released Thursday by South Korean singer-rapper Loptimist and featuring Ji Jong Hwan and Kim could almost pass for a conversation between two robots if it weren't for the raw rapping on the track.

Korean rap star Cheetah, seen here trapped in a maze of gold.

Review: 'Unpretty Rapstar' Winner Cheetah Strikes Back With 'Star Wars' [VIDEO]

Reviews 01.08.16 | 02:46PM EST

On her latest single "Star Wars," released Dec. 18, South Korean rapper and "Unpretty Rapstar" champion Cheetah captures the spirit of the moment with a current-sounding single.

album cover for Olltii's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Get Lost In Space With Olltii On 'Outer Planet' Featuring Chatterbox [AUDIO]

Reviews 01.04.16 | 05:31PM EST

The celestial void may be the theme of "Outer Planet" featuring Chatterbox, the new single released Wednesday by Olltii, but the earthy R&B sound keeps the MCs deeply rooted on soulfully solid ground.

cover of illinit's

K-Pop Double Take: Wave Your Hands In The Air For illinit's Anthemic Album Track 'Beer In My Backpack' From 'Made In '98' [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.15.15 | 08:18PM EST

Bump "Beer In My Backpack," the standout cut from the 11-song album "Made In '98" released on Nov. 25 by South Korean rapper illinit and you may find yourself waving your hand in the air like you just don't care.

album cover for Freelow's “Halftime Mixtape,” released Friday.

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Korean Rapper Freelow Keeps His Cool On 'To Hayden' From 'Halftime Mixtape' [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.14.15 | 04:33PM EST

On "To Hayden," from Freelow's "Halftime Mixtape," (released Friday) the squarely quantized rhythm track creates the perfect sense of detachment and the springboard for Freelow's best performance on the album.

album cover for

Review: 'Show Me The Money 4' Finalist Innovator And Scary P Of High Flies Flow Over Gospel-Infused Post-Bop On 'iiF' [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.11.15 | 05:45PM EST

"iiF" the latest single released Wednesday by Innovator, a semi-finalist on the fourth season of the rap competition "Show Me The Money," and Scary P of the group High Flies is a powerful and creative beat.

album cover for Wekeyz's

K-Pop Double Take: Korean Rapper Wekeyz Teams Up With Kirin And Hoody To Create A '90s Throwback With Some Class On 'Want Me Girl' [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.09.15 | 07:35PM EST

A good example of the great results of a classic rap sound through a different cultural lens is "Want Me Girl," released Nov. 27 by Wekeyz and featuring vocalists Kirin and Hoody.

Green Club

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Korean Rap Group Green Club Keep Things Light And Jazzy On Their Name-Dropping New Single 'Studio' [VIDEO]

Reviews 12.02.15 | 05:57PM EST

On the single "Studio," released on Tuesday, Green Club embody both the playful experimentation and laidback attitude of 1940s beboppers. The result is one of the year's best tracks.

Korean hip-hop wunderkind Shirosky.

K-Pop Beyond the Charts: Shirosky Combines The New School With The Old With 'Empyrean' [VIDEO]

Reviews 11.25.15 | 03:18PM EST

On her latest single "Empyrean" released on Nov. 9. as part of her first full-length album, "La Lecture," hip-hop producer Shirosky showcases her knowledge of the rap game's past and present.

Choiza (left) and Gaeko in the

Review: Dynamic Duo Are As Silly As They Want To Bee On 'Jam' From The New Album 'Grand Carnival' [VIDEO]

Reviews 11.17.15 | 03:53PM EST

In the video for their new single "Jam," from the album "Grand Carnival" released on Tuesday, Choiza and Gaeko of the South Korean hip-hop act Dynamic Duo look like they're having serious fun playing the fool.

album cover for Ven's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Ven Teams Up With Paloalto To Create The Soulfully Atmospheric Rap Single '6' [AUDIO]

Reviews 11.16.15 | 06:13PM EST

"6," released Monday by Ven may be getting marketed as an R&B song, as it is his single, with the only rapping coming from Paloalto. Yet in both rhythmic feel and prominence in the mix, it's clearly a rap track.

South Korean rapper Ja Mezz with his young co-stars of the music video for

K-Pop Throwback: Ja Mezz Continues To Get Great Results Mining Classic Hip-Hop Grooves On His 2014 Track 'Wanna Get (Oasis Pt.2)' [VIDEO]

Reviews 11.12.15 | 05:50PM EST

Released on Aug. 27 of last year, the Ja Mezz single "Wanna Get (Oasis Pt.2)" is a pastiche of some of hip-hop's greatest moments from the East Coast.

Jay Park

Review: Jay Park Keeps A Foot In The Korean Hip-Hop Underground On 'Don't Try Me' Featuring Ugly Duck And Gray [AUDIO]

Reviews 11.05.15 | 05:23PM EST

Released on Thursday, Jay Park's new single "Don't Try Me" featuring Ugly Duck And Gray is indicative of the hard-edged hip-hop indicative of the same subterranean scene that he rose out of.

album cover of Ugly Duck's

Review: Ugly Duck Blends A Classic Hip-Hop Beat With A Traditional Indigenous Sound On 'ASIA' [VIDEO]

Reviews 10.30.15 | 03:06PM EDT

"ASIA," the new single released Tuesday by Ugly Duck, featuring Reddy, JJJ and DJ Scratch Nice.combines fractured, skeletal 808 drum machine programming with a Gamelan-esque melodic sensibility and some cut up samples. T

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