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Now Listening To: Ted Park - "Straight to the Bed"

Artist Ted Park is overflowing with creativity. Ahead of his next EP drop, Park released a new mid-tempo R&B single titled - "Straight to the Bed," on February 26, complete with an official music video. In the visual, the singer/rapper skips out on time with his lady, to head to the studio for a recording session with his team. The new song was produced by DJ Pain 1. Check it out below.

ØZI Links Up with R&B singers G.Soul & Arin Ray in "LUFU" in new album "PEDESTAL"

Taiwanese-American musician ØZI is back with his sophomore album--"PEDESTAL." The singer dropped his 8-track project on February 24, with a visual for the song "LUFU," featuring R&B artists G.Soul and Arin Ray.  G.Soul, from South Korea and Arin Ray from Cincinnati, Ohio. Riding on smooth melodies, the song showcases the vocal depth of the three singers. Check out the official music video for "LUFU," and the full album project below.

Now Listening To: Styliztik Jones & Dok2's New Song - "Chandeliers"

Ahead of the March 5th release of his album "EVERYBODY EAT” with producer Dirty Diggs, California rapper Styliztik Jones dropped a new single --"Chandeliers," featuring South Korean rapper Dok2.  The new music hit streaming sites on February 16. A visual for the song hit social media in January. Dok2 had been out of the public eye, since last February, after leaving the label he co-founded-- 1LLIONAIRE RECORDS. After a nearly decade run, the record company shutdown officially in November of 2020.  In the collaboration with Jones, Dok2 raps... "My wave is coming/ The 808 drumming/ My pain away numbing /Just meditate f*** it/ Don't hesitate running / Evaporate the past, nobody's perfect/ Let's redecorate the last." Check out the full song below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Styliztikjones (@styliztikjones)

New Music from Indonesia: Isaroundyou - "Ain't Got No Time"

Musician Isaroundyou, a.k.a Faiz Alfaresi, is back with his second solo single "Ain't Got No Time," after a year hiatus. The independent artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia, released his new music on digital platforms on February 19.  Isaroundyou began his career as the vocalist of one of Indonesia’s leading post-hardcore bands, Rekah. In mid-2019, he decided to travel down a different path... “As a kid, I have always gravitated towards hip-hop. Be it the music, the art, the culture. And through the years, I’ve come to realize that I’d like to push my limits as an artist/musician by exploring my sounds in this genre,” said Isaroundyou.  According to the artist, his first single, "Walter White" was released last January under his previous moniker, 'Around'. Check out his new song below.

Now Listening To: Pink Sweat$ - Debut Album "PINK PLANET"

Crooning with soulful vocals, singer Pink Sweat$ released his full-length debut album "PINK PLANET" on February 12. The 18-track project includes rhythmic melodies of love. The album follows his 2020 "The Prelude" EP, and his 2018 hit breakthrough single "Honesty." The new music features R&B singer Kehlani on the track "At My Worst." Check it out below.

YUGYEOM Shows Off his Dance Moves after Signing to Jay Park's label AOMG

It's official, GOT7's Kim Yugyeom is the latest artist to sign to Jay Park's first label AOMG. The announcement was made at midnight, KST, on February 19. As the newest member of the hip-hop and R&B label, YUGYEOM joins veteran singers, rappers and producers such as Loco, Gray, Simon Dominic, Hoody and Code Kunst, as well as newer artists Woo Won-jae, Sogumm, Punchnello, DeVita and Lee Hi. Jay Park founded AOMG in 2013. YUGYEOM's move to AOMG follows his departure from JYP Entertainment. He and his fellow GOT7 boy band members, who debuted in 2014, left JYP in January, after their contract with the entertainment company expired. YUGYEOM is now the second artist to leave JYP to work under Jay Park. Singer G.Soul left the company in 2017 to sign with Park's second label H1GHR MUSIC. G.Soul's contract with H1GHR MUSIC expired in January. Park himself was once signed to JYP, as a member of the group 2PM. With the official announcement of YUGYEOM signing to AOMG,

New Music: Michaël Brun - "Melanin"

Showcasing sounds from the African Diaspora, producer Michaël Brun is back with his latest project-- "Melanin." The Haitian native dropped his new EP on February 10. It includes the breathy single "Baby Who," featuring Shay Lia, which was previously released in January, and last year's single-- "Love Me, Suffa," featuring Shirazee, which dropped in October. Overall, the 5-track mini-album includes fusions of R&B, pop and Afrobeat, as well as Haitian traditional folk music and more, with featuring artists from Benin, Montreal, Haiti and Brazil. Check it out below. My EP is out now!! We brought together sounds from across the African Diaspora on this one. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. — Michaël Brun (@MichaelBrun) February 10, 2021

From Freaky to Sweet, R&B Singer Babylon Delivers in New Album - "Hardy"

South Korean singer Babylon does not hold back, in his new album--"Hardy." His 13-song project hit streaming sites on February 4 with sensual R&B beats. And with track titles like "Chandelier," "Cigarettes After Sex," "White Suit" and "Red Lipstick," -- Babylon is explicit with his desires.  But as freaky as the singer gets with some of his lyrics, he's also singing sweet love songs like "Baby Be Mine," featuring KYLE LO, and his song "Alone," featuring Lee Hyori, will send chills up your spine and could move you to tears.  The album has features on most of the tracks-- including an assist from Jay Park on "Like Song," as well as with more than a dozen other artists on the 18-minute "Going In." Overall Babylon delivers on "Hardy," and with the album release, he's also dropped a few visuals. Check out the official music videos below.

Now Listening To: BIG Naughty - "Girl At The Coffee Shop" feat. Wonstein

Back with a new single, 17-year-old South Korean H1GHR MUSIC rapper BIG Naughty dropped his new song "Girl At The Coffee Shop" on February 2. The PEEJAY produced track features Wonstein.  H1GHR MUSIC boss, Jay Park, says BIG Naughty's songs "hit different." Check out the new release below. this boi is not even 18 yet!!!! Cant i believe that?? Shit hit different lol #h1ghr #bignaughty — JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) February 2, 2021