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New H1GHR MUSIC rapper JMIN Gives Shout-Out to the late Big Pun After The Release of his Debut EP "Homecoming"

New H1GHR MUSIC artist JMIN is celebrating the next chapter of his music career with the rollout of his debut EP "Homecoming." The Korean-American rapper dropped the mini-album on streaming sites on August 13 with a visual for his track "Dedication," featuring H1GHR MUSIC CEO Jay Park. On the day of the release, JMIN on Instagram gave a shout-out to the late rapper Big Pun, "for the inspiration for the track." Big Pun died February 7, 2000. He was known for his hit "Still Not a Player," featuring Joe, and other songs.

JMIN, still an up-and-coming Los Angeles rapper, is known for his song "Spaceship," after the visual for it hit the No Jumper YouTube channel in 2018. On August 5, 2021, South Korean based company H1GHR MUSIC announced JMIN as its newest artist to the label, tweeting - "JMIN starts his next chapter in the motherland with H1GHR MUSIC." JMIN posted on social media on the day of the announcement saying... “Everything I’ve done in the past has led me here. It’s a new chapter in my career, I’m home.”

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F.HERO links up with BamBam from GOT7 for new song and MV - "Do You"

BamBam from GOT7 delivers a trap hook and flow, with Thai rapper F.HERO (ฟักกลิ้ง ฮีโร่) on the new KILO KEYS produced track - "Do You." The song is off F.HERO's new 32-track album - "INTO THE NEW ERA." The visual for "Do You" dropped on October 16, with a suave BamBam dressed in black. The kpop idol is originally from Bangkok, Thailand. His lyrics on the hip-hop track are in English. Check out the video above. "You can let the top back (back)  Feel the wind blow (blow!)  I can feel your energy   Girl I like your tempo  Do you wanna slide with me  Vibe with me  You aint gotta tell me I already know the answer baby"

Avatar Darko Officially Signs With H1GHR MUSIC

Seattle Rapper Avatar Darko, has officially signed with hip-hop label H1GHR MUSIC. The CEOs, Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone, posted the official video on June 5th, to social media of Avatar signing the contract, and receiving his H1GHR MUSIC gold chain.  The new signee is fresh off a U.S. tour with his H1GHR MUSIC labelmates (which wrapped on May 8th in Seattle). He also hit the stage with them back in March, for South by Southwest. Photos From H1GHR MUSIC Tour - Seattle According to his Facebook page , Avatar Darko, was born in Estonia to Ukrainian/Russian parents, and then later moved to Seattle with his family when he was young. On Facebook, his music is labeled as Grunge Trap.  Many global fans were introduced to him back in June of 2017, with the release of his collaboration with co-CEO Jay Park, of the track, "All My Crew."   Both CEOs say new music will be released on June 8, 2018.  It’s official 📝.. my childhood dream has always been to sign a reco

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 me

Fans still have questions about ECÂF after the release of Ruel's new single & MV - "Face To Face"

(Updated September 10) - Ruel has dropped the Behind The Scenes video for "Face To Face." On Sept. 10, he revealed that the actress portraying ECÂF in the music video and on Twitter, is named Tatiana. And the person who sings the vocals for her single release, "Pictures," is actually Ruel's sister Coco. Original Post (08/11/19) ... Global teen sensation Ruel shares a social media obsession in the visual for his new single - "Face To Face." The 16-year-old singer from Australia dropped the official music video for his song on August 8th. In the weeks leading up to the release of the "Face To Face" music video, a twitter account was created under the handle @ECAF_XXII promoting a singer named ECÂF ((Face backwards) who may or may not be real), with a debut single titled "Pictures," who stars in Ruel's new visual. Currently Ruel doesn't follow anyone on Twitter, but at one time he was tweeting to that account, as if

Rapper Dok2 talks about his personal life and South Korean hip-hop - in English ("Kill Bill") interview with Snacky Chan for "Undergod"

On the March 7th episode of ' Target: Billboard - Kill Bill,' legendary rapper Dok2 brought a number of notable Korean (and Korean-American) rappers out on stage with him to perform his latest song. The show ' Kill Bill'  is an MBC hip-hop survival program which aims to put a South Korean hip-hop artist on the Billboard charts with a collaboration with DJ Khaled. Artists who hit the stage with Dok2 during this episode were Snacky Chan, Changmo, Double K, Deepflow, Los, Young B, Pyunny, Keem Hyo-Eun, Junoflo and Nucksal. After the show, Dok2 and Snacky Chan went backstage to record an interview for Chan's YouTube series - "Undergod." During their one on one, Dok2 compares hip-hop styles of trap and boom bap. He also talks about his mixed Spanish, Filipino and Korean heritage. Plus he shares his reaction to getting robbed while in Los Angeles. Just about the entire interview is in English. Check it out below. View this post o

Summer Break-Up Song: "See U Never" by NIKI

Anyone looking for motivation to dump that bad person in their life, should check out the new single, "See U Never," from up and coming artist, NIKI. The sweet sounding soulful singer from Indonesia, dropped the perfect break-up song just days ago, on Jul 11th, on the YouTube channel for 88rising.  It was a worldwide premiere, and in the song, she doesn't hold back, when it comes to dissing whoever broke her heart. Singing... You're full of shit 24/7 mi corazon I hope your mama proud she raised a pussy for a son I won't be there to kiss any wounds when everybody's gone. NIKI, or Nicole Zefanya, has been known by many, for her covers, and original tracks (including the song "Anaheim") . She announced last week on Instagram, that she's going by NIKI now, and she's been exploring genres and experimenting with R&B and analog sounds. She wrote that it's been very exciting, and "See U Never" was the first single under he

Yaw Tog Returns With New Hot Single - "Sei Mu"

Rapper Yaw Tog is back with a new banger. The Ghanaian artist dropped his Khendi Beatz produced song "Sei Mu" on November 3. The single begins with a reggae Caribbean vibe before transitioning into a kpanlogo and Asakaa drill Ghana mix. Yaw Tog is best known for his viral song "Sore." He recently linked up with rapper Lific for his hit song "From Afar." Check out the new track below.


A bittersweet Christmas love song, because sometimes, it's just the end of the road. Singer NIKI first uploaded her "SUGARPLUM ELEGY" track to her YouTube channel on December 12. The label she's signed to, 88rising, uploaded the audio to its YouTube channel on December 23. Written and produced by NIKI, she says the song came out of nowhere, and she wrote and self-produced it in her bedroom, during a time where she felt "cold and clogged, in every sense."  Her raspy vocals on the track capture a time of finality and sorrow... Great was our love, it was one for the books/ We gave it the best that we could/ but I won’t recite all my lines just to watch you and I...lie/ I’m so proud I got to love you once.    The Indonesian native, and rising star, dropped her debut EP "Zephyr," back in May. Check out her new song, and today's Song of The Day - "SUGARPLUM ELEGY" now below.

(BTS') J-Hope drops "Airplane" mv from "Hope World" mixtape

Fans didn't see this one coming. On March 6 (EST), BTS kpop member J-Hope dropped another visual for his "Hope World" mixtape. The music video is from the hip-hop track "Airplane," and comes with English subtitles. As we reported previously, the song is about J-Hope, looking back at how far he's come. The video itself shows J-Hope looking suave and cool as he raps... I remember myself back in that moment. When the barren land burned me down. I ran looking at the blue sky. Wanted to fly, in that airplane. The lyrics seem pretty personal, with the 24-year-old describing his dreams, which include flying to different destinations. J-Hope's previous video drop, "Daydream," was trending in the top ten within hours after its release on YouTube on March 1. It's gotten over 24-million views thus far. The mixtape, "Hope World," released on the same day, has gotten praise from around the world, and has topped the worldwide iTune

When Asian and Black make Hip Hop

                      Asian artists and Black artists are collaborating more often on music projects now, more than ever before. You may not hear the music played yet on mainstream radio, but as our global culture shifts to more inclusiveness, you'll find these collaborations trending on social media, especially YouTube and SoundCloud. For example, Too $hort and Dumbfoundead on "Cochino," and Jay Park and Raz Simone on "Afraid of Me." Back in November (2016), World Star Hip Hop uploaded "Dirty Jersey" from Asian-American rapper Shotta Spence (Spence Lee) featuring 732 Cash (Ear Drummers). The music video has more than a million views on YouTube. Check it out below.  The 21-year-old is from New Jersey and is associated with Rae Sremmurd and Mike WiLL Made-It. The young artist with the deep soulful voice, dropped his debut album "Upfall" in 2016. Lyrically in rap and song, it showcases his experience of loss and survival growing up