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JP THE WAVY and Lexie Liu: A Dialogue Between Global Trailblazers

2023.9.21

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-Regarding Asian music, K-Pop has gained huge global popularity in recent years. From an artist’s point of view, what do you think Korean music has gained popularity?

WAVY: When it comes to rap music, it’s a major and familiar music compared to Japan. When I walk around the streets in Korea, I usually hear hip-hop bass and kicks from various places. And often, it is the music of idols. I think pop music itself is leaning toward hip-hop.

-Do you think that hip-hop is establishing itself as not just a music genre, but also as a cultural movement?

WAVY: I haven’t been in Korea long enough to get to know the culture. I can only get a superficial sense of it, so I don’t know what to expect. If I look at it objectively, I get the impression that it is very exciting, but I don’t know how it is.

Also, in Korea, even idols are very skillful singers and great dancers, and they seem to have established know-how on how to train to create a single project.

Lexie: I spent six months in Korea doing music when I was 16. Korean artists are trained very hard and are in an intensely competitive environment. Because of this environment, only a few debut and get in front of the public.

And they have a very keen sense of smell for trends and are good at riding the next trend. as WAVY said, in many ways, the entertainment system is complete.

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