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H1GHR MUSIC's pH-1, Phe Reds, Cha Cha Malone & Jarv Dee - What We Learned From the 'Officially Kmusic' Interviews

As the crew from H1GHR MUSIC Records prepare for their first U.S. tour, which kicks off in late April (with Siva Group Entertainment), many fans, are eager to learn more about the artists from the label (that was established in early 2017). On YouTube right now, there are new sit-down interviews with four of the guys from H1GHR MUSIC, which were recorded before their sets at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 17.

On March 23, Officially Kmusic  uploaded interviews with pH-1, Jarv Dee, Phe Reds and producer/co-CEO, Cha Cha Malone, onto its YouTube channel, and with the interviews we learn a few new things about the guys.

Rapper/Singer pH-1, who has several recent hits under H1GHR MUSIC, talks about an upcoming album that he says "caters to the international fans." He says he use to be a web developer, and talked about playing piano and other instruments as a child. He also talks about his journey, for joining the label under Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone.


Many people were first introduced to the singer Phe Reds after H1GHR MUSIC dropped his song "Smile," in October 2017. In the interview with Officially Kmusic, we learn what the acronym R.E.D.S. stands for (Remember Every Dream Stolen) and we also learn that as a member of the bboy crew AOM in Seattle, that break dancing came first for him, and singing is something he started to take more serious after he initially left Seattle to serve. 


Rapper Jarv Dee shared with Officially Kmusic that his music comes from the struggles and experiences of his life. He talks about meeting up with Jay Park for H1GHR MUSIC, and says there are new "Seattle to Seoul" collaborations on the way. He also says he was a tap dancer when he was younger.


Co-CEO of H1GHR MUSIC (with Jay Park), Cha Cha (Chase) Malone, who is also a producer for both H1GHR MUSIC and AOMG, talked about his experience of growing up mixed in Seattle, and also says his dream as a child, use to be to become a cartoonist or animator. He also says with Jay Park joining Roc Nation, they plan on doing more projects Stateside. 

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