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SONG OF THE DAY: G2 - "1999" (feat. GRAY)

G2 from hip hop label Hi-Lite Records in Korea has dropped a music video for his new single, "1999."  It features AOMG producer /artist GRAY,  and takes us back to G2's childhood in the United States, where he mentions being bullied, but emphasizes the strength of staying with family. The young artist with dreads has a story to tell. We hear a part of it in English and Korean in this new single. The music video was released ahead of his album drop "G2's Life, Pt. 1" on December 22, 2016 (KST).                                                                           


Bringing back that old school sound, letting us know that Hip Hop is still on top. 1. Nick Grant - "Get Up / The Sing Along," ft. Ricco Barrino, WatchTheDuck  2. Aminé - "Caroline"

CONCERT WATCH: Dumbfoundead - "We Might Die" Tour

Y'all can run my ancestry no question. Check my pedigree, my family forever be. I can feel the energy. You can see my energy. I can see your inner b*tch, that sh*t running through your genes.  Hip Hop artist Jonathan Park, aka Dumbfoundead, slays as always in his November release mixtape "We Might Die," and he's taking his hard core message on the road, kicking off a 13-city We Might Die tour on January 25th, 2017, at The Vera Project in Seattle, WA. The tour includes stops in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more, including cities in Canada. Tickets are on sale now for $10 - $20. You can find a link to them from his website  Dumbfoundead has been on the hip hop scene for over a decade. You may remember him as the rap battle lyricist who slices with knowledge and rhymes. The 30-year-old rapper of Korean descent from Los Angeles ripped Conceited in a King Of The Dot rap battle in early 2015 and the knockout is still trending on Yo

NOW LISTENING TO: Jay Park's “Everything You Wanted”

Korean-American hip-hop and R&B artist Jay Park, dropped his 4th full album "Everything You Wanted," online on October 19. It includes 19 songs, including "Feature," a sexy bedroom talk track featuring the seductive voice of AOMG producer and long time friend Cha Cha Malone. Jay Park sings on it "this is going to be your favorite song," and it just might be. The album shows Park's vocal range as an R&B artist, and is easy listening for anyone in love, or who wants to be loved, but might make those who are lonely, feel heart-broken. Park also released the official music video for “Drive,” a track on the album, with producer Gray, which stars Bora from Sistar, and looks like it was shot from a resort location. "Drive" is a great date pick me up, for Korean listeners. The album itself has songs in English and Korean, including some that had been released earlier this year or late last year, like "2nd Thots," "All

Concert Recap: Beyoncé In Nashville - Late But Right on Time

            by Nefertiti Jenkins Fans who waited five months to see Beyoncé for The Formation World Tour in Nashville, waited at the edge of their seats a little longer on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Nissan Stadium. The show was originally scheduled to take place in May, toward the beginning of her tour, but she postponed the show until October. Tickets said it started at 7:30 p.m., but DJ Khaled who opened for Beyoncé , didn't come out until well after 8:00 p.m. Of course he hyped up the crowd, with a number of old school and new school hits, but he was small on the stage, working his music, next to a giant cube called The Monolith. The Monolith rotates, projects videos, and has secret pathways. It teased the audience with quick dramatic images of Beyoncé before she appeared on the stage almost an hour after Khaled, in "Formation" with her army of female dancers. When she hit the stage, Beyoncé was right on time, and she and her dancers strutted down an

Concert Watch: Beyoncé in Nashville

                                                                                  After postponing the show in May,   Beyoncé's Formation World Tour finally hits Nissan Stadium, in Nashville, TN on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.  Nissan Stadium follows a strict NFL clear bag policy.  According to the event information page ... Backpacks, purses, or camera bags are not allowed. You are allowed to bring in items in a clear plastic bag , vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12. You can also enter with a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar), or a small clutch bag, about the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap. It may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options. 

Concert Watch: Crush, CL, Yuna

Mark your calendars, and start saving now, because some talented artists are preparing to hit the stage near you! If you like R&B and Hip Hop check out Crush, touring from Korea, CL who has been in the U.S. from Korea for awhile, and Yuna, making her mark from Malaysia. You may remember Yuna from her hit with Usher...                                                                            You can catch Yuna on tour in the U.S. starting September 27, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Get tickets here .   Korean rapper Chaelin Lee, better known as CL, kicks off her U.S. tour at the end of October. As the leader of kpop group 2NE1, fans had been looking forward to her solo American debut since late 2014 when it was announced it would happen, more than a year after her solo release of "The Baddest Female."                                                                     Since her first solo single, CL has worked with Diplo, Riff Raff, and OG Maco for the trap son

Another U.S. Tour in the Works for AOMG

                                                                            It was a big night for announcements at the Show Me The Money 5 concert stop in Chicago on September 3, 2016. While on stage with BewhY and Gray, AOMG Co-CEO Simon Dominic, said they are planning another AOMG tour in the U.S. for sometime next year. Earlier in the evening, close to when SMTM season 5 winner BewhY first hit the stage, BewhY talked about his dreams for the future. The rapper says his dream is to win a Grammy and to chart on Billboard. Check out the videos of both announcements below.                                                                                                                                                        

Two of the Best in the Industry

Korean rappers Dok2 and The Quiett, two of the best in the industry, wrapped their Illionaire No Rest U.S. tour on stage in Los Angeles on July 29, 2016. If you missed them, you have another chance to see them again. The two will return to the States for the Show Me The Money 5 tour which kicks off on Saturday, September 3rd in Chicago. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster. Until the show, check out this extended clip from the No Rest Tour concert stop in Atlanta.                                                                                               

CONCERT WATCH: "Show Me The Money 5" U.S. Tour

Love hip hop? Check out the Show Me The Money tour hitting the U.S. this September, for some of the best performers in hip hop in concert. Show Me The Money is a Korean reality competition show in its 5th season, featuring popular recording artists from popular labels as judges and producers. Thousands of people tried out for the program earlier this year in Korea, but auditions were also held this season in Los Angeles. American producer Timbaland was a guest judge. According to promoter Powerhouse, SMTM5 winner BewhY and runner up CJAMM will be hitting  the stage for the U.S. tour on September 3 rd in Chicago and September 4 th in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale through and The line-up also includes the popular producers from Team YG, Zion.T and Kush, Team Gill and Mad Clown, Team Illionaire, Dok2 and The Quiett, and Team AOMG, Gray and Simon Dominic. Check out a couple of powerful performances from this season's SMTM5 winner BewhY.    

Illionaire No Re$t Tour