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Basic Training first for AOMG rapper Loco after enlisting in the South Korean military and dropping a new "Hello" EP & MV

by Nefertiti Jenkins

On the track "Too Fast," from his February 7th "Hello" EP, AOMG rapper Loco sings the lyrics "Don't say goodbye," but that's exactly what he had to do, when he enlisted in the South Korean military on the same day of the EP release.

In fact, the entire mini-album seems to offer messages to decipher while he's away as a conscripted policeman. Starting with the EP title and the title of its tracks-- "Nothing," "It's Been a While," featuring Zion.T, "Tangled Up," featuring pH-1, "Some Beatmaker," featuring yeesang & Woo, "Too Fast ," featuring Paloalto and "How." Six tracks in all, with production from producers GRAY, WOOGIE, Goosebumps, Thurxday and KITSCHES.

The title song "It's Been a While," featuring Zion.T, dropped with an official music video. The track was produced by GRAY, and with Loco, they make up three members of the five member VV:D crew (the other members are singers Crush and Elo).


Before the album dropped, Loco posted a picture on Instagram with the caption... “Hello, my new album ‘HELLO’ is dropping tonight at 6 p.m. Please enjoy it, and if you tell me how it is in the comments below, I will check them someday.”

On the day of his enlistment, labelmates like Gray, Simon Dominic and AOMG co-CEO DJ Pumkin shared photos and videos taken with Loco in front of the Nonsan Training Center, where he has basic training before officially starting his service as a conscripted policeman.


Kwon Hyuk-woo, aka Loco, is expected to serve for nearly two years, but will AOMG be the same while he is gone? The rapper was one of the first artists to sign on to Jay Park's first label. Loco, hopping on board after winning the first season of the rap competition TV program Show Me The Money in 2012.

Since helping to make AOMG one of the top hip-hop labels in South Korea, Loco has released numerous hits and most recently returned from a successful North American tour with the label. Before he left for the military, he also recorded a live discography video, which AOMG shared hours after the rapper said goodbye.

 




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