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NEW MUSIC DROP: pH-1 Keeping it Real in New Demo "Fell in Love"

  Rapper/Singer pH-1, is sharing what not to do, if you know someone who's gotten famous. On May 31, the H1GHR MUSIC artist uploaded a demo song to SoundCloud called "Fell in Love." The lyrics for his verse to a chill beat say... but the product of my work ain't yours, no offense and when's the last time we spoke, it's been ages the only interaction we had was on some Facebook pages I see you reached out for a favor if you were me, would you give a helping hand to a stranger? The song also includes lyrics about lying and criticism. Listen to the demo now on SoundCloud above . it’s not me who changed, it’s the way you act around me that changed. #fellinlove — pH-1 (@ph1boyyy) May 31, 2018 fell in love (demo) https://t.co/mI1naL4pVG — pH-1 (@ph1boyyy) May 31, 2018

NEW MUSIC DROP: Jarv Dee "Foreign Xchange" feat. Sik-K

Back in March (of 2018), Seattle rapper Jarv Dee , shared video on Instagram from a club in South Korea, where he was rocking the mic to his hit song "Smoke 2 Much," (from The Red Eye Jedi album). Korean fans at the joint seemed to love it, as they got hyped to his hip-hop vibe. Jarv Dee (who is also a part of Seattle's music crew Moor Gang), was in South Korea, spending time with his H1GHR MUSIC label mates, and tagging several of them on Instagram, including trap artist Sik-K.  Since then, he's hit the stage at South by Southwest (in Austin, TX) and traveled across the U.S. on tour with H1GHR MUSIC .  And now that that's a wrap, he's dropping new music. "Foreign Xchange" featuring Sik-K (and produced by PHYNXXX), was released on May 30th. The club ready banger begins with "don't hate my life, don't hate my life / money, money, with no peace of mind." You can find the single on Apple Music/iTunes , Google Play Music and You

Song of The Day: ELO "OSAKA" (Feat. ZICO)

by Nefertiti Jenkins The mid-tempo R&B beat drops first, before AOMG's ELO, pierces your heart with his new "GRADATION Vol. 4" single "Osaka."  In the official music video released on May 29, along with the single, the soulful tenor sings "Osaka, oh yeah... the place you and I dreamed of," as he takes us to that city in Japan, with cameras, snapping shots (including pictures of the Ferris Wheel seen on the "Gradation" album cover). Powerfully crooning throughout the video, ELO goes falsetto a third of the way in, making listeners swoon and later Zico, from Block B, comes in, with a smooth rap assist. The track "Osaka," off "GRADATION Vol. 4," can easily be anyone's 'Song of The Day,' any day of the week.  You can find it on Apple Music/iTunes .  And you can watch a live version of ELO singing the song (along with Zico) on Dingo FreeStyle's DF LIVE . "GRADATION Vol. 4" is the latest in

New Music Drop: "ON THE ROAD" With H1GHR MUSIC

Fond memories of a good time with label mates, have inspired the latest track from H1GHR MUSIC artists. Titled "On The Road," the melodic hip-hop single (produced by BIG BANANA), comes to us from rappers/singers Sik-K, Woodie Gochild, pH-1 and Ted Park. The musicians were just four of the nine artists who hit the road together (from Seattle, WA, Madison, Wisconsin and South Korea), this spring for the first ever H1GHR MUSIC U.S. tour. The first stop was in Chicago, on April 26, and the last in Seattle on May 8th. "On The Road" dropped on May 28 on Apple Music/iTunes. You can find a link to it (and preview) below. The other artists on the tour, which included sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles, were Raz Simone, Jarv Dee, Phe Reds, Avatar Darko and Co-CEO Cha Cha Malone. Co-CEO Jay Park joined the crew during their final stop in Seattle. INLet'sGo! was also in Seattle for the last stop, and witnessed a really great show. You can find our recap of th

Rapper Flowsik Shoots Music Video In Harlem

New York City rapper Flowsik is back at it again. This time he's hitting the streets of Harlem for a music video shoot. On Saturday, May 26, the East Coast artist known for his guttural flow, invited fans on Twitter to a video shoot on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, NY, at 3 p.m. He wrote that it was "gonna be a movie." The next day, the Korean-American fresh off his double release collaboration with rapper/singer Jessi, shared videos on Instagram of the action that had taken place, which included a scene of Flowsik in the street with bikers circling him, and then a clip of police on the set. Responding to fans in the comments section, he says officers showed up just to make sure everything was okay. He also says the shoot was for a music video (in the comments). Check out the posts below. No word yet on what song this video will be for. Meanwhile, Flowsik (Jay Pak), is also gearing up for a mini-tour in Europe. The former Aziatix member and Sho

Jay Park Hits The Stage with Ted Park, Young Paris, Casanova & 6ix9ine During "SOJU" Release Party In New York

Fans are sharing videos from Jay Park's "SOJU" release party in New York City. The single (featuring 2 Chainz and produced by Woogie) hit online platforms around midnight (EST) on May 25th, while a crowd of supporters got 'turnt up' at SOB's in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo, with hip-hop artist Jay Park, performing the new single, along with some older favorites like "Mommae." On stage with him, were rappers Casanova and Tekashi 6ix9ine, along with singer Ted Park (from Jay's H1GHR MUSIC label) and afrobeats artist Young Paris - who dropped his "My Tribe" LP on May 16, with Jay Park featured on the track   "Girls Wanna Party."  Young Paris and Roc Nation have shared videos on Instagram, and Jay Park, drinking a bottle of Soju, has posted on Instagram Story, that the "night was crazy." Check out the posts below.  Also stream /purchase /download "SOJU" on TIDAL, Apple Music/iTunes, Google

Jay Park Uploads His Epic "Sway In The Morning" Freestyle To His YouTube Channel

The way it went down left fans, and people who had never heard of him proud. On May 23, hip-hop artist Jay Park, appeared on "Sway In The Morning," a weekday morning show on Eminem's Shade 45 SiriusXM channel. Hosted by Sway (Calloway), Jay Park was there to promote his May 25 midnight (EST) release of "SOJU," featuring 2 Chainz. The track "SOJU" (inspired by a popular alcoholic beverage in South Korea) is off his upcoming album with Roc Nation.  It's his first release for the label, since signing with them in 2017. During his interview (one of several recently), Park answered questions about b-boying, kpop, BTS, cultural appropriation, tattoos and the relationship between South and North Korea. He also explained why he created his second label, H1GHR MUSIC, after creating AOMG (he says he did so for contractual reasons).  And he also announced (unintentionally) that his new album (with Roc Nation), "Ask 'Bout Me," will be out o

NEW MUSIC DROP: Raz Simone - “Outta Bounds” with Jay Park on new album “Closer”

Lyricist Raz Simone is a compelling storyteller. The H1GHR MUSIC and Black Umbrella rapper from Seattle dropped his new album "Closer" on May 23. It's hard hitting, and includes the track "Outta Bounds," with an official music video, featuring Jay Park. The Cinematic-like visuals for the mv, take you on a reflective look back at a spree of crime, which includes guns, dogs and money. The video, along with his flow is gritty, but real for a man of the streets. I'm out here Thuggin in ya city oh. I be out here Thuggin in ya town. I been out here Thuggin in ya city oh. Outta town outta bounds. H1GHR MUSIC co-CEO Jay Park, comes in on the 3rd verse, with his raw delivery… I throw a couple racks in my homie's way... because for that he got some extra bills to pay. I sit here all alone, and I contemplate how I can create opportunities for my homies to go get paid. Raz Simone writes on Instagram and Twitter that it's been two years since he'

NEW VIDEO DROP: Kris Wu Under A Spell in New Official Music Video for "Like That"

The official music video for Kris Wu's new track "Like That" is here. It was released on May 22nd. Directed by Bradley & Pablo, the opening scene for it shows us what appears to be a firefly flying near a fireplace with Kris Wu chillin' nearby. The scene then transitions to a club (or house party), where we see him focusing on the girl he first introduced us to in the 'visualizer' for "Like That," which dropped with the single on May 18th . But, there seems to be something magical about the young lady (played by model Stella Maxwell), and even the firefly near him, as Kris seems to be under a spell while singing "All the time, ah you on my mind / I'm about to throw away all my money on you." We then go from scenes in a bathroom, to a pool party, and see Kris' eyes glow like he's possessed. And finally the scene from the 'visualizer' at the car, and it takes a shocking turn into flames, and makes you wonder, i

New Music On The Way: Jay Park dropping "SOJU" (featuring 2 Chainz) This Week

... all my bills paid, so we bout to get lit off the SOJU... The lyrics to the song are catchy, and soon fans will get to purchase, stream and blast the track on repeat. Jay Park announced on Monday, May 21, that "SOJU" is dropping on Friday, May 25, at midnight. It's produced by H1GHR MUSIC's Woogie Park, and features rapper 2 Chainz. It'll be the first official release for Jay Park under Roc Nation. The singer/rapper  signed to (Jay-Z's) label in 2017, and premiered the song in March (of 2018) during South by Southwest (SXSW). Soju is an alcoholic beverage of choice in South Korea, and in a sit down interview, while drinking soju with W Korea Magazine , Jay Park said (per translation) that for his U.S. debut, he wants to "express Korean style and color." Check out the audio clip below, in which Park has shared on social media, for the announcement of the upcoming release. And look for his interaction with Genius (per picture

CONCERT WATCH: Flowsik in Europe This Summer

After back to back collaborations with rapper/singer Jessi, Korean-American rapper Flowsik is hitting the road, and going on a mini-tour in Europe. The tour is presented by the kpop party crew, Young Bros, and kicks off June 1st in Amsterdam. Meanwhile his two releases with Korean-American star Jessi, are doing well. The feel good song "All I Need," dropped on March 31, and Flowsik and Jessi have promoted the track on Korean music shows. The second release, "Wet," dropped on April 4, and the sexy visual for it, has more than a million views on YouTube. A lot of people were first introduced to (Jay Pak) Flowsik with the release of the melodic quick flow of the "The Calling," and then with his part on "EUNG FREESTYLE," the viral rap track, he collaborated on with other heavy hitters such as LIVE, Sik-K, Punchnello and Owen Ovadoz. Fans also got to see him compete, on the Korean hip-hop competition show, Show Me The Money 5 in 2016. Fo

CONCERT WATCH: DAY6 - 1st World Tour - "YOUTH"

South Korean rock band DAY6, is going on its first world tour.  The official announcement was made on May 18. According to the group's label, JYP Entertainment, DAY6 will begin their World Tour ("YOUTH") in June, in South Korea, and then will hit stages throughout Asia, Australia, North America and Europe. SubKulture Entertainment will be promoting the North American leg of the tour, which begins Friday, November 9, in Toronto, Canada, and wraps in Los Angeles, CA on November 18, for a total of five cities, which also include Minneapolis, MN, Atlanta, GA, and Philadelphia, PA. Look for more information about the upcoming tour at SubKultureent.com. 

NEW MUSIC DROP: Lady Leshurr - is On Her Way with New Single "OMW"

  It may not be what fans are used to hearing from her-- Lady Leshurr singing on a hot island vibe. It's a departure from grime, but once you play it, you'll see that the new single could be a summer jam. "OMW" dropped on May 18. The title is an acronym for 'On My Way.'  The music video for the track (which also dropped on May 18) was shot in Australia, and goes from dancing at an amusement park, to grinding at a club called Jamaica House. Lady Leshurr says this is the first single from her debut album "UNSTABLE," which will be released this summer.  You know who to call. Hit my line and I'm On My Way! Ay. Most fans know her as the grime rapper from Birmingham, England. The emcee who spits hard, and gave us comical disses with her "Queen's Speech" videos (i.e. Ep. 5 where she rhymes, "All these girls are really hating / When their lips look like crispy bacon"). You can learn more about Lady Leshurr in a new doc

NEW MUSIC DROP: Stefflon Don - gets "Senseless" on a Caribbean Beat

London based singer/rapper Stefflon Don, is back with new music. Her latest track, "Senseless" dropped on May 18, with Caribbean Dancehall beats, and it arrives three months after the release of her official video for  "Ding-A-Ling" with English grime artist Skepta. Stefflon Don, born Stephanie Allen in Birmingham, England, is of Jamaican descent, and we hear the influence of her heritage in her music-- in the recent release of "Senseless," and in her hugely popular "Hurtin' Me" with French Montana (which dropped in September 2017, and has over 70 million views on YouTube). Recently on Instagram, Stefflon posted a video from a hotel (or resort) room, with the caption saying she was in Puerto Rico for the first time, and had just shot a video. But she has not elaborated on what project the video is for. You can find the new single, "Senseless" on iTunes and Spotify or check out the 'visualizer' on YouTube . Loo

CONCERT WATCH: KHip-Hop Rapper G2 - To Hit The Stage In Europe

He's the skilled khip-hop lyricist with shoulder-length dreads, and he's taking his flow and style to four cities soon in Europe. Rapper G2 grew up in the U.S. and is now with the Korean label Hi-Lite Records. His debut album, "G2's Life" dropped in early 2017. His G2's EuroTrip 2018 kicks off on May 25 in London, and then from there, the rapper will go on to perform in Germany, Romania and Spain. He'll be on a party tour with Young Bros, a 'Kpop Party Crew.' To learn more, visit the Young Bros website here  or check out their Facebook events page . 4 cities in Europe!! G2’s EuroTrip 2018 🇬🇧 Friday, May 25 Lightbox London London, UK 🇩🇪 Saturday, May 26 Discothek Samdan Düsseldorf, Germany 🇷🇴 Sunday, May 27 Beluga Music & Cocktails Bucharest, Romania 🇪🇸 Wednesday, May 30 Gotham the Club Madrid, Spain ℹ️ https://www.fb.com/youngbroskpop A post shared by Kevin G2 Hwang (@g2slife) on May 18, 2018 at 10:10am PDT

NEW MUSIC DROP: Kris Wu Spending Cash "Like That" in New Single with Visual

Hip-hop artist Kris Wu, is ready to spend all his cash on a beautiful woman, because he's never seen "a girl like that" before.  In his newest melodic track, which dropped on May 18, the former member from kpop group EXO, sings with auto-tune, on a steady beat, with rhythmic sounds of steel drums..."I'm about to throw away my money on you." In the 'visualizer' released on YouTube, the girl he's talking about has long blonde hair. This is the first release for Kris Wu since signing  with Universal Music Group, and this could be just as big of a hit as his track "Deserve," featuring Travis Scott, which dropped in October 2017. Right now, Apple Music has "Like That" on its list for Best Of The Week . You can find the new track on Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and TIDAL . The current 'visualizer' is below. Kris Wu says (on Twitter) that the official music video is coming soon... Shout out to @A

NEW MUSIC DROP: BTS Shows Versatility in new "Love Yourself: Tear" Album

by Nefertiti Jenkins From R&B to trap, ballads, jazz and Latin tango pop, fans hear a wide range of diverse sounds on the new "Love Yourself: Tear" album from kpop boy group BTS. The LP dropped on May 18, along with a visual for a track from it, "Fake Love," which racked up more than 10 million views just hours after it was uploaded on YouTube. "Love Yourself: Tear" is the third full studio album for BTS, and follows last year's "Love Yourself: Her" EP, which according to Billboard Magazine, put the group at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. BTS talked about the new album recently in an interview with Billboard . The leader of the group, RM (Kim Namjoon) says the album is about the complexities of love; "If you're in love, when you're not true to yourself, then the love won't last… Because love is complex." In the same interview, BTS also explained the jazzy track "134340," inspired by the dwarf pla

NEW VIDEO DROP: "Hocus Pocus" New Fun MV from Planetarium Records / PLT

They dropped the digital track on May 12th, and on Thursday, May 17th, the boys from Planetarium Records released their colorful visual for "Hocus Pocus." It features Jung Jinwoo, Villain, June, Gaho and Moti in a fun video that includes a zebra, and the artists rapping and singing around a globe on a table. The lyrics (below) are in Korean and English and include a "Skrrt skrrt pull up," and  Hocus pocus on me baby We've got this magic baby Check out the video here ... 나 가끔 이런 생각해 yeah 빛이 보이지 않는 이 긴 터널 끝이 뭘 위한 건지 혹은 출구를 향해 걷고 있는 건지 평정심을 잃고선 또 고쳐 쓰고 비워 대가 없이 불어나는 stress에 내 몸은 꼬여 '가끔'이 '요즘'이 돼가는 게 무서워져서 이젠 밤잠도 지새워 Please, let me talk about it 내 갈증을 해소해줘 넌 나를 계속해서 불안하게 조여줘, 네 공간은 갈수록 어지러워, 난 계속 외로워져, 해로워, 다 back up to ma childhood Let me hold you longer 불쌍한 날 잡아줘 이미 추락해버린 날 끌어 안아줘 네 눈 속에 난 어떨까 결말은 있을까 누가 나 좀 도와줘 yeah 지금은 다 그냥 모두 뒤로뒤로 해 Let me free me now free me now free me now free me now 지금을 느껴 손을 위로위로 해 L

NEW MUSIC DROP: Young Paris featuring Jay Park - "Girls Wanna Party"

by Nefertiti Jenkins This could put Jay Park on the radio in the U.S.  On May 16, his Roc Nation labelmate, rapper Young Paris, released a track with Jay Park titled "Girls Wanna Party." The single is from the new "My Tribe" LP which is now available on Tidal . According to an article from naijabeatzone.com , Young Paris says "The 'MY TRIBE' Album is dedicated to music lovers who vibe to the global sound of 'Afrobeats.'" According to his online bio, Young Paris was born in France to Congolese immigrant parents who later moved to New York. This is the second (urban radio ready) collaboration released this week, for Korean-American singer/rapper Jay Park. On May 15, Park uploaded a remix to Justine Skye's "Back For More." On Twitter, Jay Park says he has 30 to 40 unreleased songs, including the already popular "Soju," with rapper 2 Chainz, which he announced (at the recent Identity LA Free Concert), will be

NEW MUSIC DROP: "Back For More" Remix - Justine Skye & Jay Park

In the middle of the afternoon (EST), on Tuesday, May 15, Jay Park true to his word, dropped a remix of Justine Skye's "Back For More." The day before, he tweeted on Twitter that if he got 3,000 retweets, then he would release the track. Well excited fans gave him more than 8,000 retweets. But still he wasn't able to drop the remix just yet. The Roc Nation artist said on Twitter that he had to get permission or get clearance to upload the collaboration, and thus the release nearly 24 hours later (check out the audio above). give me this 3k rt's and I'll drop the back for more remix. Deal????? — JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) May 14, 2018 The original version of "Back For More," came out in 2017, and features singer Jeremih. It's been a huge hit for the Roc Nation labelmate Justine Skye, and gets plenty of airtime on Urban radio. Back in January, Jay Park posted on Instagram, a picture he took with the singer/model. Hopefully fans will get t

NEW MUSIC DROP: ELO from AOMG - "GRADATION Vol.2"

"GRADATION" according to dictionary.com means "any process or change taking place through a series of stages, by degrees, or in a gradual manner." And it's in a series of stages, that music fans are getting a listen to the latest from AOMG R&B singer ELO. Volume 2, for his digital release, "GRADATION," dropped on May 15. Volume 1 was released just days before on May 11, on iTunes and Google Play Music. It includes the soulful track "Melt," featuring Colde (from offonoff) and "Oh I" featuring PENOMECO. "GRADATION Vol.2" includes the tracks  "0809" featuring 보이비 and goodkiddaily, as well as the song "Don't You Worry," featuring KIRIN from  8Balltown. While we wait for the new tracks to hit iTunes and Google Play, AOMG in the meantime has shared a preview of  "0809" on its Instagram page. A post shared by AOMG (@aomgofficial) on May 15, 2018 at 3:45am PDT Music fan

New Music Drop: "World Is Mine" MV - Keem Hyo-Eun from AMBITION MUSIK

Spitting (in Korean) on a steady beat, rapper Keem Hyo-Eun, from Ambition Musik, has just dropped a new music video. "World Is Mine" shows the artist in reflective mode with isolated backdrops and city lights. It was directed by TOLEJAY and released on May 15. Check it out below. - 김효은의 새 싱글 <World Is Mine> - 래퍼 김효은이 새 싱글 <World Is Mine>을 5월 15일 12시 (정오)에 뮤직비디오와 함께 발표한다. - 2018. 05. 15. 12PM - Directed by TOLEJAY - www.ambitionmusik.com facebook.com/AmbitionMusik youtube.com/AmbitionMusik1llionaire instagram.com/ambition_musik A post shared by 김효은 (@keemhyoeun) on May 14, 2018 at 2:09am PDT 효은이 오늘 싱글 발매 ! keemhyoeun ❤️ https://t.co/fjSqlGN4jl — Dok2, Gonzo (@notoriousgonzo) May 15, 2018

New Music On The Way: Kris Wu, BTS, Jason Lee & Ja Mezz

May is turning out to be a good month for music fans.  From hip-hop to kpop and jazz, there's a lot of new sounds to look forward to. Beginning with Jason Lee. The saxophonist / producer from 8Balltown's producer duo Wekeyz, is dropping his first solo album, which from the preview on Instagram sounds pretty jazzy. It's called "Sax In The City," and will be released on May 17. This comes after the May 7 Wekeyz (with Yunu) release of "Sugar," featuring Chloe DeVita and Ugly Duck. D-4 드디어 곧! 🎷 2018.05.17 목요일 JASON LEE SOLO ALBUM <SAX IN THE CITY> . 2018.05.17 THURS. 8BallTown의 프로듀싱 팀 WEKEYZ의 멤버이자 색소포니스트 JASON LEE 가 솔로 앨범을 발표합니다. 8BallTown 프로듀서들과 멤버들의 지원으로 함께 만든 이 앨범에서는 기존의 색소폰 앨범에서는 들을 수 없었던 다양한 분위기를 느낄 수 있을 것 입니다. 많은 기대 부탁드립니다. . #jasonlee #saxinthecity #sax #8balltown #제이슨리 #색스인더시티 A post shared by JASON LEE (@jasonleemusiq) on May 13, 2018 at 8:26pm PDT Former kpop idol, and recent Universal Music Group signee, hip-hop