TOP TWO FOREIGN HIP-HOP ARTISTSJOIN FORCES FOR ONE TIME SHOW
With October comes the cold. The refreshing weekends of fall elude us, begging the question, “What do we do now?” Enter two of Korea’s most accomplished foreign hip-hop artists, Pinnacle TheHustler and Black Ilumin.
These leaders of all things awesome are coming together to close out the party season with an eclectic, interactive show at Freebird in Hongdae, Oct. 13th. Doors open at 9pm and the show starts at 11pm with a 10,000W cover plus one free drink before 11:30pm.
You can expect the night to start off with a diverse set from Black Ilumin. This rapper/vocalist blends sexy, soulful, jazzy melodies with a futuristic sounding fusion of electronic, hip-hop, dubstep/trap, and drum and bass. Guests will hear some new material, like “Liquid Poison” off his up-coming mini-album, as well as see him perform with his artist collective, Wisecrue.
Black Ilumin has gained much popularity in Korea, as he is the only foreign hip-hop artist signed by a Korean label (Aftermoon). Recently, Black Ilumin was featured on the MTV Korea program, cleverly titled, The Show. His appearance was notable because this was the first time the network featured an underground artist on The Show.
The night will continue with a high-energy, lawless performance by Pinnacle TheHustler, backed by his rowdy band Ready for Deportation. Pinnacle and RFD merge hip-hop, funk, electronic, rock, and soul to create a calescence of sound. Being the only MC in Korea to be backed by a full band, Pinnacle is able to give his fans a satisfyingly different experience than they would receive by simply listening to his albums.
Pinnacle TheHustler’s fan base has grown through his numerous performances in Seoul and his continuous involvement with the Korean community. Pinnacle just released a joint album with Korean rapper Rah K entitled “Planet Beyond”, which is the first of his albums to receive widespread distribution through Korean retailers and on iTunes. Recently, Pinnacle’s own entertainment company, Planet Hustle, has begun working with Korean talent agency, HUMAP. This partnership has lead to the music video of the first single from “Planet Beyond”, “Dear God”, to be broadcasted in all GBuses throughout Seoul.