Wow.... it's been awhile, but I got motivated to share some of my favorite new releases of the K-Hip Hop persuasion. I had to break this playlist into 2 parts.... possibly 3. Lotsa good stuff! There were some HUGE releases by Jay Park & Ugly Duck, B-Free & The Cohort, #GUN, Luizy & Flowsik....but there were some releases that you prolly missed and deserve some play time. And that's what I'm gonna focus on.
Per usual, children.... This playlist contains adult content and strong language. If that ain't your bag, sashay away.
Now LEGGO. We're gonna kick it off with a remix by The Bae.....
GRAY FT HOODY__SUMMER NIGHT REMIX
Gray the Bae released this remix of his song Summer Night and added Hoody to the mix. And honestly, this is summer perfection. The instrumental is hella clean.... like I'd expect anything less from him. This track is absolutely everything.... mostly because of Hoody's vocals and partly because he says "You can be my girl tonight...and I can be your man" and set my ovaries aflame.
Hella catchy, this has such a lazy bounce that's so easy to vibe to. And even if you don't know the words, you'll end up joining in at the chorus anyway. Changmo is flying under the radar so far but don't sleep on him. He puts out some great stuff. Check out his SoundCloud ☜☜☜ and give his latest mini album, 돈 벌 시간 2, a listen. Your ears will thank me.
PART TIME COOKS & SOULCHEF FT NUCKSAL__SMASH TOWN
I checked this out for my boy, Nucksal, but it ended up being one of my fave new releases. First of all.... the MV is flipping hilarious. AND THAT HOOK. It had me from the beginning. Feel good vibes here with a 90s sound and I'm all about it. The entire album, 7:30, has a great vibe. I highly recommend downloading if that sound is your bag, baby. This duo, consisting of Saul Goode from South Carolina, USA and Black Moss from South Africa, is based in South Korea and is a well known name in the Korean Hip Hop scene. (And this is my first time checking them out sooooo this info made me feel like a noob for real.) Here's the link to their SoundCloud ☜☜☜☜ they've got full albums uploaded for your listening pleasure.
BEWHY & CJAMM__PUZZLE
Mayyyyynne......I've been snatched by this. The finalists of Show Me The Money 5 HAD TO do a collaboration so they'd have a song to do together when they come to the U.S. for the Show Me The Money 5 Concert in September.... which I will NOT be attending because I hafta adult it and save money for bills and food and stuff. Kinda salty about the whole situation still but moving onnnn....
DYNAMIC DUO, BOI B & CRUSH__high fiVe
Pretty much lit. I mean.... what more can I say? Amoeba Culture.... they kill it. It's nice to see Boi B get a feature after being on Show Me The Money 5. Hopefully we'll get to see more of him in the future.
SURAN FT HWASA__DDANG DDANG DDANG
Great summer vibes here. Dare I say....its twerkworthy. Suran's got such a unique voice... uhhhh it's so good. And Hwasa is kinda bae so this was amazing.
JONG SHIN YOON FT GAEKO__EMPTY CITY
This MV is kinda mesmerizing. I mean hello, legs (っ˘ڡ˘ς)....She makes long boarding seem so easy and fun. And I'm really digging the funkiness of this track. Shin Yoon just makes good music and when he features a great MC like Gaeko, I love it that much more.
I mentioned this boy in my Top 5 of 2015 ☜ linked it in case you wanna know more about him and check out his other releases. What I love most about him is his versatility. And this summer track showcases what he can do perfectly...singing, rapping, and being a talented cutie in general. And as if he's not talented enough, he also DIRECTED this music video. Someone get that boy a cookie!
BASICK FT HWASA & G2__NICE
So fxcking nice...for real. I dig it when Basick sings. And I know he's a happily married father.... but damn, he was looking good js. And G2 is just too adorable (๑^ں^๑)
HASH SWAN FT dKASH__AY
After I saw this boy on Show Me The Money 5, I checked out both his mixtapes and binge watched errythang Hash Swan on YouTube. He's got such a distinct tone and flow.... he doesn't sound like anyone on my radar. Don't sleep on him. He's so talented and unique. This release is SO DAMN GOOD.....chill summer vibes.
GEEKS IS BACKKKKK!!!! I missed them so much♥ In true Geeks style, they kept it chill, fun, and geeky. This is such an easy listen..... UUUGGH LIL BOI SOUNDS SO GOOD.... lol apologies, I've got a major Lil Boi bias. Anyway, this has such a great bounce to it. They've got such a great way of melding their vocals and their rap verses. They're seriously so talented and one of my faves♥
JUNOFLO FT YOUNG KOCONUT & DANNY CHUNG__BRING YA FRIENDS
If he's not on your radar, he needs to be because he puts out great stuff.... Plus he's kinda gorgeous. This bop is perfect for a summer drive. If you haven't already, give him a follow on SoundCloud ☜☜☜ And here's his snapchat ID just because ȏ.̮ȏ.... samjuno
KEEBOMB__SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER
This hook gets stuck in my head every time. It's so catchy. I can't wait for summerrrrrrr...
JERO FT GIRIBOY__AIRPLANE
Summer vibes again... This is so damn catchy. Solid debut single. And he's so dang cute. Real talk.... I only peeped this track for Giribae BUT I stayed because this kid has a great voice.
PENOMECO FT PUNCHNELLO & CRUSH__FOR YOU
PENOMECO comes out with such great stuff. I loved his song, Ma Fam ☜... definitely check that one out if you're feeling him. He also featured on Zico's Yes Or No. Punchnello is rising on everyone's radar since he featured on the track, Eung Freestyle, back in April. He's signed to Tablo's label, HIGHGRND so you know he's hella talented.... linked his track, Birthday ☜ check it out!
SUPERBEE__MY NAME IS SUPERBEE
Produced by Giriboy, the instrumental has such an upbeat, playful feel that's almost cute. I LOVE IT. I dig Superbee singing his own hook. Now this is coming from someone who isn't the biggest fan of Superbee in general, but he's a good MC and I think he's really working to change his image. I appreciate the effort he's putting in.
MBA EK__ONE TIME
MBA EK is a member of the crew Most Badass Asians or MBA. They're flying under the radar but I promise you, they're the next big thing. They put out solid stuff. Check them out on YouTube ☜☜☜ Anyway, back to this song, EKhan is on that lazy melodic flow with the distorted vocals that I dig so hard ala Dope'Doug. I love how chill this track is. Give him a follow on SoundCloud ☜☜☜
I LIVE FOR THIS. Working The Weekend vibes on this track and I love it♥ Taewan aka C-LUV has been on the scene since 2006 so he's an OG. If you're on that R&B shxt, then you definitely need to check out his stuff.
I've mentioned this gal before.... she's straddling that line between R&B and indie. Memorable voice for sure. This is my favorite track by her so far. Linking her SoundCloud ☜☜ cuz she's awesome. Well that wraps up Part 1 of my playlist. I'll try and get Part 2 up ASAP since I'm feeling motivated. HOPE Y'ALL ENJOYED! ツ