A few months back, Jay Park has announced that he’s been preparing new projects for the fans to look out for, becoming actively traveling in between Korea and America. And yesterday, the young CEO has announced that along with his long-time friend and partner Cha Cha Malone, they have officially launched a global hiphop label H1GHR MUSIC (source).
The label houses artists from both South Korea and Jay Park’s place in America, Seattle. Their official Instagram account was also launched recently.
To celebrate the label’s foundation, the artists are going to have a launching showcase and afterparty at the UPSTREAM Music Festival that happened on May 13, 2017. All of H1GHR MUSIC artists are going to perform including some special guests from AOMG, Hoody and DJ Wegun.
Now, let’s take a look at who the artists are.
Sik-K is a South Korean rapper who ganed much popularity after appearing in Show Me The Money 4 and the release of his first album “FLIP” in 2016. Sik-K has been rapping since 2009, gaining a following in 2012 rapping in Busan. He then joined SMTM in 2013 which allowed him more opportunities to collaborate with other rappers and release mixtapes. He is also the leader and member of the crew Yelowsmob.
This 94-liner producer duo has been making a name for themselves, especially for producing beats and tracks for various rappers, and even KPOP idols, even landing some international collaborations last year. Hwimin and Gyujeong are both members of Yelowsmob along with Sik-K.
Woogie is also a producer and has been working closely with AOMG since last year. However, the producer was first recognized in 2015 for producing for Bryan Chase, BFree and others.
PH-1 has been actively rapping since 2015, closely working with MKIT RAIN rappers namely Nafla and Owen Ovadoz. In 2016, he officially made his Korean debut with the song “Perfect” which featured Jay Park in the music video. He has also been releasing material with Owen Ovadoz, calling their duo “Sous Chefs”.
This rapper, DJ and producer is also signed under Far East Movement’s Transparent Feed Agency. He first made his name known in South Korea after featuring in Jay Park’s “BO$$” alongside Loco and Uglyduck, a track part of the album “WORLDWIDE” released in 2015. He’s been actively doing club shows and is also said to be preparing a new album set for this year.
Avatar Darko is a Seattle based Russian-Ukranian rapper. He’s been actively rapping since 2012 and has released a number of mixtapes and singles as well.
This Seattle-based rapper has actively been in the scene since 2012, starting off by posting songs on his Soundcloud.
Phe R.E.D.S is also a member of Jay Park’s crew AOM (Arto of Movement). He has already dropped two mixtapes and is in the works of a third one.
His name may already be familiar. He featured in Jay Park’s “Success Crazed”, a track off the album “EVOLUTION” back in 2014. However, the Seattle based rapper started his career in 2012 founding his own label, Black Umbrella. Raz Simone’s raps are more personal and serious (as described by this interview).
Other than these artists, AOM members are also said to be part of the label. Show this new global label support and love!