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I Taught a Rap Class at a Kpop Training Center: Part 1

Kpop is unstoppable. From selling pistachios at the Super Bowl to entertaining tweens on the Disney channel, Korean pop music and culture is infiltrating homes all around the world. Born Star Academy in Seoul has been providing the service of incubating raw talent for major entertainment companies to take to the next level. Recently, Born…

Japanese Rapper Kohh Drops New Video for ‘Living Legend’

Japanese rapper Kohh, who arguably had the best verse on the cult classic Korean/Japanese trap cult classic track “It G Ma“, is back making noise with his new track and video for “Living Legend”. This industrial trap record lends itself to the high energy bars that Kohh delivers on it. There’s elements of punk and…

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Who Owns Hip Hop?

In Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, arguably the finest play in the 20th century (or any century), teenaged Thomasina weeps because ancient Alexandria’s library was destroyed — and with it the many lost plays of the Athenians — her tutor Septimus gives her a different perspective: “You should no more grieve for [them] than for a buckle from…

Kid Twist: Battle Rap vs. Literature

[Click Video Above] We caught up with Kid Twist during our coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. The first King of the Dot champion provided brilliant insight into the inherent competitive nature of Hip Hop, the “self-sufficient culture” surrounding Battle Rap, slam poetry vs battle rap, the break down of the inferiority complex in…

Tablo of Epik High Collaborates with Joey Bada$$ to Bring us “Hood”

Korean rapper Tablo of Hiphop/pop collective Epik High is on his comeback wave and for his first single, he’s called upon the talents of Pro Era rapper Joey Bada$$. Joey has been credited for bringing that 90’s boombap swagger into the new millennium while still keeping things fresh. Tablo has been seen in Korea as more…

CL, Riff Raff, OG Maco, and Diplo Drop Video for Doctor Pepper

Let’s keep it 100. CL’s debut on American soil, which was “Doctor Pepper,” left most of us underwhelmed. The audience seemed to want more substance and were used to Riff Raff on Diplo produced records like this, but CL is the queen of Kpop and most of her fanbase (which includes myself) hold her and her…

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