• Idol Rappers with Underground Beginnings

    October 12, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

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  • What do Americans think of underground Korean hip hop?

    March 28, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

    Ever been curious about underground Korean hip hop? Or, if you're already a K-hip hop head, ever wonder what Americans think of some of your favorite talented rappers? Internet show 'LEStreet' takes to the streets to answer your questions, sharing K-hip hop with Americans in Los Angeles and interviewing them on what they think. In the clip shown above, host Joe Stallworth states, "The thing about music is that you don't have to understand languag

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  • Introducing 5 Not-So-Mainstream Artists

    March 11, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    As we all know, allkpop covers everything related to Korean pop culture, especially K-Pop. Then what of the so-called 'under[ground]' music scene in South Korea? When do non-K-Pop artists get to see the light of day? Unfortunately, pop music dominates charts and radio time over in Korea much like it does here in the States. Artists without a major label backbone frequently go unnoticed and get silently buried underneath the plethora of boy bands

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  • Hip Hop Artist Spotlight: Okasian's Busy Year

    January 21, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    Okasian was one of the most active underground rappers in Korea this past year. If you follow underground hip hop in South Korea like I do, it is likely that you took notice of the hustle and bustle of Okasian in his mad rush to keep the underground alive with his dope music. Just last week on the 14th, Okasian dropped a single called 'Damn Thing Funny' featuring a veteran in the game, Paloalto. Several weeks before the New Year began he a

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  • Indie hip hop group 9 Seconds release MV for 'Always Like This'

    August 1, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Have you been scoping around for a new summer jam to listen to? Indie hip hop group 9 Seconds might have what you're looking for and they've just released their third single album, and the MV for "Always Like This" featuring Owen.The group is made up of members Deeno and J-Ocean and the song is about workaholics who've been waiting year long for their vacation. The song is fresh and funky-- quite suitable for this summer heat and vacati

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  • Andup releases MV for "The Way It Is Right Now" (Feat. Brother Su)

    October 19, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    After dropping his new EP titled '20' last week, underground rapper Andup has finally released the full music video for his title track "The Way It Is Right Now" featuring Brother Su. The album features a total of six tracks, including the title track "The Way It Is Right Now", all of which were written by Andup himself. Artists like DJ Dopsh, Hwaji, Crucial Star, Brother Su, and rookie singer Lovey participated in the album. Check it o

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  • Dok2 reveals teaser for 'Love & Life, The Album'

    February 26, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    Rising Korean Hip Hop star Dok2 aka Gonzo 'the Notorious' has revealed the teaser for his new album, 'Love & Life, The Album'. Dok2 is a well respected producer, composer, and rapper. He was once under the label Map The Soul and has collaborated with artists such as Jay Park, Drunken Tiger, Epik High, The Quiett, 4minute's HyunA, and Supreme Team. He recently joined up with 1llionaire Records under top Korean producer The Quiett who is

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  • Money Maker$ unveil music video for "Love is a Drug"

    February 16, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    Back in September Korean-American rap pioneer Roy "Snacky Chan" Kim introduced rookie hip hop group Money Maker$ under his independent label, Dynasty Muzik. The group is comprised of Busan rapper J-Flow and freestyle specialist Bron. The group recently released their new mixtape 'Love is a Drug' and along with this, they also unveiled the music video. Contrasting to the in-your-face style the group is becoming known for, the duo's focus th

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  • Korean-American rapper Goni releases MV for "To Me"

    February 2, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Rising Korean-American rapper Goni has just unveiled his very first music video! Though Goni is known for brighter tracks like "Don't Trust Me", his new release "To Me" is heavy with lyrics that speak from his heart. Using a track produced by Jin N Juice Music, Goni tells a personal story of a man who's besieged by the pains of indifference, high expectations, and his own insecurities. Goni explains, "I wrote this song with the idea of

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  • Rude Paper releases "Realise"

    January 28, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    After releasing "You are not Loser" back in October, 'Rude Paper', the collaborative project between reggae artist Koonta and producer Real Dreamer are now back with a new gift for their fans. The group was signed under Foundation records last year but in 2012, they've now gone independent. For their first work as indie artists, they've released a free pre mix single titled, "REALISE". This new tune is a combination of Reggae, Hiphop, and

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