Discovering the Underground Korean Music Scene

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Prior to our introductory exposure into the Asian media landscape, I dabbled in my fair share of Asian music – more specifically that being Korean music. I didn’t just engage with K-Pop, over the course of time I eventually discovered rising solo acts in the Korean R&B and Hip-Hop scene, which I took more of a liking to. I’ve only just rediscovered my appreciation for the Korean R&B and Hip-Hop genre since encountering additional asian media through this subject, and since then have a grown appreciation for underground artists who are earning their international exposure (Just Musically Speaking 2018).

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In the offerings that Eastern media had to share through film and television, we had yet to extend and diversify our music palettes. The underground nature and culture of Korean R&B attracted me to the idea of an untapped bank of music knowledge which I had to be a part of…

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