2016 is over!
This past year was awesome with a lot of new Korean hip hop songs released. Artists, veterans as well as newbies, came back to release some of the best R&B and rap songs. I’m sure with such a wide range of genre you found at least one song you like~
Sweet Sweet Kpop has a lot of writers who love and listen to Korean hip hop. Since 2016 is coming to an end, we have decided to write an article about our favorite hip hop songs of this year. Make sure to check out our favorites and a special made Souncloud playlist with little bonuses below:
- Okasian – “Underwater Bank”
- Changmo – “Party”
- Changmo – “Maestro”
- Jay Park & Ugly Duck – “Put’Em Up”
- C Jamm – “Ha”
- BewhY – “Shalom”
- Chancellor – “Murda”
- Basick – “The Empty House”
- Jay Park – “I Got This”
- Crush – “Ooh Aah”
- Dean – “Bonnie & Clyde”
- Jessi – “Raise Your Heels”
- Dok2 – “Future Flamme”
- G. Soul – “Where Do We Go From Here”
- Hoody – “Like You”
- Zico, Dean & Crush – “Bermuda Triangle”
- Dream Perfect Regime – “Eung Freestyle”
- Sik-K – Alcohol
What are your favorite Korean hip hop songs of 2016? Let us know!
2016 was a great year for K-pop and K-Hip Hop, with tons of quirky, innovative, epic, breathtaking, and simply amazing music videos.
The writers at Sweet Sweet Kpop have teamed up to compile a list of some of our favorite MVs from this year! Check out the YouTube playlist below:
- “Skydive” – B.A.P
- “Blood, Sweat & Tears” – BTS
- “Bermuda Triangle” – Zico ft. Crush & Dean
- “Russian Roulette” – Red Velvet
- “All In” – MONSTA X
- “The Eye” – INFINITE
- “Hard Carry” – GOT7
- “Whatta Man (Good Man)” – I.O.I.
- “TT” – Twice
- “The 7th Sense” – NCT U
- “Fxxk It” – BIGBANG
- “Me Like Yuh” – Jay Park
- “Ain’t No Party Like An AOMG Party” – Jay Park & Ugly Duck
- “I’ll Be Your Man” – BTOB
- “Hit Me” – MOBB
- “Whistle” – BLACKPINK
- “Why So Lonely” – Wonder Girls
- “I Like That” – SISTAR
- “Hate” – 4Minute
- “Fly” – GOT7
Did your favorites make it to the list? If not, let us know which music video you liked the best!
2016 has been full of albums that had us bopping to them on replay! From ballad tunes to beast beats, these albums have made it to our favorites; they have captured our hearts. Take a listen to some of our favorite albums from the year!
- “Good Timing” – B1A4
- “NOIR” – B.A.P
- “The Clan Part. 2 Guilty” – MONSTA X
- “Fire Truck” – NCT 127
- “130 Mood : TRBL” – DEAN
- “Young Forever” – BTS
- “Flight Log: Departure” – GOT7
- “MADE” – BIGBANG
- “EXIT:E” – WINNER
- “A New Empire” – Ailee
- “Everything You Wanted” – Jay Park
- “Act.7” – 4Minute
- “Seoulite” – Lee Hi
- “Street” – EXID
Was your favorite album on the list? Let us know!
Yuna Kim has finally been signed!
On the 28th of December 2016 KST, new label Maroo Entertainment, released a report announcing that rapper Yuna Kim has signed a contract with them and that she is currently preparing for her solo debut album that is set to drop in the first half of 2017.
If the name Yuna Kim sounds familiar to you it’s surely for a good reason. Even though she’s still really young, Yuna Kim has spent a lot of time training in a famous agency and has already debuted as an idol. She was first known for being a former YG Entertainment trainee before leaving and debuting in the girl group The Ark. Unfortunately, she left the group back in July 2016 before making an appearance in the female rap survival show “Unpretty Rapstar” season 3.
Looks like she’ll now be promoting as a solo artist! Good luck to her and make sure to stay tuned for more updates on her debut!
Talented solo artist BewhY will be coming to Canada early next year!
He will be performing in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre on January 21, 2017, followed by Toronto at Danforth Music Hall on January 27, 2017.
This will be his very first tour in Canada, so make sure to come out to the event! It’s guaranteed to be an amazing show.
For more information, make sure to join the official event page (Vancouver/Toronto) on Facebook and subscribe to CBM Press (Vancouver/Toronto).
Further details will be released very soon, so stay tuned for updates!
If you’re a fan of Fanxy Child (Zico, Dean, Crush), then this is a likely contender for your favorite collaboration of 2016!
The three talented artists have come together for an official release, “Bermuda Triangle,” which has a mixture of great vocals and intense rap.
The MV was directed by Tiger Cave Seoul, who has delivered amazing and blockbuster-worthy MV after MV: this time is no different, especially when it features these three!
Fanxy Child definitely do not disappoint and serve one of the best collaborations of the year.
Chancellor has dropped a MV teaser for his upcoming comeback.
On the 25th of November 2016, R&B artist and One Way member, Chancellor, from the hip hop label Brand New Music released on his official YouTube channel, a teaser video for his upcoming first EP “My Full Name“. The EP is set to be released on the 30th of November along with the music video for “Surrender“, the title track. A few days ago, Chancellor released the pre-release track “Murda” featuring rapper Dok2 and accompanied by a very sexy MV~
The teaser video is quite short, about 20 seconds, and showcases Chancellor sitting at a piano and singing in harmony with singer Lyn “I surrender”. The black and white MV already looks super aesthetic with many different scenes and effects coming one after another.
Check out the MV teaser below:
Are you excited for Chancellor’s comeback? Stay tuned for more updates and teasers to come!