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Tablo And Joey Bada$$ Announce Upcoming Collaboration 'HOOD'

By Samantha Marie Lifson | August 31, 2015 01:35 PM EDT


The collaboration track between Epik High's Tablo and American hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$ has officially been revealed!

On August 28, YG Entertainment revealed the cover of Tablo and Joey Bada$$'s track titled "HOOD" (stylized "HO/OD"). The cover emphasizes the cross between two cultures as it depicts half of a 100 won coin and half of a U.S. quarter placed together.

The track is said to contain elements of the two rappers unique personalities through their own heavy hip-hop beats, according to Daily News. Korean hip-hop artist and producer Code Kunst also had a hand in the creation of "HOOD."

On August 31, a teaser clip for the upcoming track was posted to Epik High's official YouTube channel.

In response to the collaboration, Korean netizens expressed their excitement. "Looking forward to it. Hopefully we get to hear it a lot on the radio," one fan commented, as translated by Netizenbuzz.

"Wow with Joey Bada$$!" Another exclaimed, showing his excitement for Tablo's popular American connections, while a third asked, "Isn't Joey Bada$$ the hottest MC right now?"

Joey Bada$$ is a young American rapper and co-founder of the hip-hop collective Pro Era. At only age 20, he has already released one full album, one EP, and five mixtapes, as well as making a guest appearance on multiple tracks. He was also nominated at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards for "Rookie of the Year."

"HOOD" will be released on September 5.

Tagged :  Epik High, Tablo, Joey Bada$$


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