Popular U.S digital cable and satellite television music channel FUSE TV claimed, "Epik High is the driving force behind the growth of Korean hip-hop."
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On the 21st, FUSE TV revealed their interview with Epik High, shedding light on their debut and their future plans.
FUSE TV has launched a new show since the beginning of this year entitled 'FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop'. Through this show, FUSE is attempting to introduce several Korean artists to a wider, international audience. So far, FUSE has hosted 2NE1, Big Bang (with TOP and Taeyang having their own individual interviews) as well as several other YG artists. Epik High was next on the list.
FUSE TV mentioned, "It is hard to find hip-hop musicians such as Epik High. This group has shaken the entire K-Pop scene for more than 10 years. With a unique sound combining rap and rock, Epik High is a team that came together naturally unlike other idol groups."
Tablo explained Epik High's beginnings, "We are not the typical K-Pop musician. We had no agency or manager. Each of us got together for the pure reason of making music. This method of forming groups was extremely different and wasn't common at all."
FUSE TV added, "Epik High has achieved success in K-Pop charts. Not only that, they were the driving forces behind the elevation of Korean hip-hop to the world scene. Epik High has toured the U.S with Far East Movement in 2009 as well as made it to #1 on the iTunes Hip-hop chart with their album 'Epilogue' in 2010. They were the first Korean group to ever achieve that."
Throughout the years, Epik High has been recognized as a hip-hop group with a distinct sound. Combining and experimenting with various music genres, they have constantly gained positive attention and love from audiences. Their emotionally deep lyrics that transmit certain messages have also been a highlighted part of their songs.
Source : kpopstarz[dot]com