This year has been another big year for South Korean hip-hop: A year that brought more hip-hop talent into the mainstream music scene. Hip-hop survival shows like "Show Me the Money" continued to be major boosters of the genre, even driving ordinary office workers to rent studios and try their hand at rapping.
However, the trend could change next year, according to Brave Entertainment CEO and chief producer Kang Dong-cheol, better known by his stage name Brave Brother. The 37-year-old star producer believes that electronic dance music (EDM) has been sidelined to clubs in Korea, but its territory will broaden with the turn of the year.
"EDM will thrive again in 2017," Kang said in his interview with Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday at his office in Seoul.( Collapse )He's done some of my favorite songs, and I know nothing about him. Like, what do they mean when they say he was a gangster? Yonhap