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  • The Rise of R&B in Korean Music

    June 16, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    The Land of the Morning Calm is swept up in an R&B frenzy. With the recent comeback of the veteran R&B/urban duo Fly to the Sky, Taeyang's second full-length album, solo artist Zion. T's inexplicable popularity and the highly anticipated release of up and coming artist Crush's debut album, R&B is slowly wriggling its way into music chart positions that have long been dominated by dance-pop, ballad, and quasi-hip hop groups. It really is as

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  • Moon Hee Jun, Eun Ji Won, and Hyun Jin Young take 1st with 1990's rap on 'Immortal Song 2'

    September 7, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Moon Hee Jun, Eun Ji Won, and legendary old school rapper Hyun Jin Young took the final win on part 2 of the 'Oppa Special' on 'Immortal Song 2'!They sang "You Are In My Unclear Memory" as the fifth performers to go on stage and beat Lee Hyun Woo and Geeks' as well as Norazo and Hwang Kyu Young's collaborations. After winning 1st, Hyun Jin Young commented, "It's the first award I've gotten in 20 years."Check out their collabo

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  • Jackie Chan to produce own K-pop group, 'Double JC'

    February 20, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Apparently, Jackie Chan isn't targeting the Korean market just through his new movie! His Korean management label Jackie Chan Korea revealed that they're preparing an idol group named 'Double JC' and they will debut in May or June. All members of the group are Korean, and have been trainees for about 8 years. Their debut album is produced by old school hip hop artist Hyun Jin Young, who was trained under Lee Soo Man and happens to be the v

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  • Way Back Wednesday: The Best Dances (1993-1996)

    October 3, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    If there is a defining quality to the genre of K-pop, for me, it has to be the importance placed on the choreography. K-pop places such an emphasis on the dance that songs can be better defined by its moves rather than by the musical properties. Just look at PSY's "Gangnam Style". Most of America can't understand more than a handful of words in the song but I'll bet that many can identify and probably even perform the horse dance that has tak

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  • Staff Picks: allkpop's Top 10 K-Pop Classics 2

    February 18, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    Get a glimpse of what we're talking about and listening to at the 6Theory office with this new feature! Once a week, we'll be offering you guys a personal selection of our favorite things from K-Pop. To kick off our Staff Picks feature this week, we'd like to share our all-time favorite classic K-Pop songs. This list reflects our first encounters with K-Pop, which for some of us, goes back more than 10 years. Deux - Turn Around Look a

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  • Super Junior's Shindong to transform into Hyun Jin Young for Mnet's 'Moon Night 90'

    October 11, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    Super Junior's Shindong will make a surprise transformation into the 1990's hit rapper, Hyun Jin Young. According to an associate of Mnet, Shindong is going to transform into the pioneer of hip-hop in Korea, Hyun Jin Young on the upcoming October 13th episode of Mnet's 'Moon Night 90s'. 'Moon Night 90s' will be in the form of a documentary drama highlighting stories of various 90's dance singers who were the roots that sprouted the Kpop

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  • Old School rapper Hyun Jin Young to guest on 'Strong Heart'

    September 22, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    On September 22nd, it was revealed that old school rapper Hyun Jin Young recorded as a guest on SBS's 'Strong Heart'. An official from the show stated, "Hyun Jin Young, being a former artist under Lee Soo Man, shared various stories with Leeteuk and Shin Dong". He is preparing for a new album release after being away from the music industry for four years utilizing the "Hip hop Jazz" genre. For those that don't know, Hyun Jin Young

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