By Allan Policarpio
With the mainstream success of his breakout song “Back to Love,” which won best urban video in the 2010 Myx Music Awards, Jose Villanueva III, or Quest, has been associated with hip-hop and R&B. But he’d rather not box himself in, since his music, he explained, is a product of ever-changing influences.
Last year’s viral juggernaut, “Gangnam Style,” helped introduce Korea’s infectious brand of pop music, dubbed “K-pop,” to the western world. For many, the hip-hop influenced song represented a brand new musical experience. However, the relationship between hip-hop and K-pop isn’t all that new.
By Ana Leah Sarabia
Who among us isn’t familiar with the story of a kid from a poor town who miraculously finds himself in the Land of Plenty, eking out a living? Except that this one is recited in a hip-hop monster hit.
By Pocholo Concepcion
Three world-famous hip hop DJs will be in the house tomorrow, August 18, in a show dubbed “Breathe and Stop” at White Space, 2314 Chino Roces (formerly Pasong Tamo) Ave. Ext. Makati City.