Hip-hop has always been recognized as the most politicized genre of music. Compared to pop, rock and other genres, hip-hop has been franker and more ruthless. However, no one could have predicted that hip-hop, which was supposed to be another form of entertainment, would overturn the modern way of understanding the function of art in […]

Min Yoon-gi’s alternative rap persona Agust D (as separate from Suga) dropped his second mixtape, appropriately titled D-2, on 22nd May 2020. Earlier the same week, Big Hit started a mysterious countdown showing a barely distinguishable shadowy figure against a black background with the timer at the centre, starting from D-7. On D-2, the mixtape […]

Looking back at the history of R&B music, some believe it’s a lost art, that the golden age of beautiful and original voices are slowly vanishing. While this might be the case in the West, the East has more to offer, especially in Asia. South Korea, in particular, has recently become a leader in pop […]

Becoming a musician was an organic process for Damon Joe, a South Korean DJ, composer and guitarist. He played for Vanilla Unity, a rock group that won the third prize at the K-Rock Championship and was awarded with a special award for Best New Band in 2004. He also composed and played guitar for the […]