WestCoast Hangookins to present Korean American experience through music


sdNothing has been accomplished yet. With the share will and wish for Hip-hop, WestCoast Hangookins just started to devote their lives to music. Their empty canvas probably is what makes them so free and fun.

WestCoast Hangookins is a newly-joined crew to Cycadelic Records. Comprised only with OC Korean rappers and musicians, including Sikboy, Kidkat, Beat Rhino, and Killagramz, who are already well-known to Korean Hip-hop fans. With one shared goal to show “what’s real,” they joined each other under Cycadelic Records.

“Hip-hop is a culture,” said Killagrams, “We want to share Korean life in West Coast through our music.”

WCCycadelic Records is Compton-based, a mecca of gangster rap where many artists of this genre, including Dr. Dre, are from. Seeing the potentials Sikboy, Kidkat, Beat Rhino, and Killagramz have, Kirk Kim of Cycadelic prepared the ground for them to present their music to the audience.

On April 2, WestCoast Hangookins is to be on stage in Korea. Through the show, Compton to Seoul, artists from the U.S., including DJ Yella of N.W.A., WC, and Scoop Deville and renowned Korean musicians like DOK2, The Quiett, Haha and Skull are joining to for a cross-national musical interaction. WestCoast Hangookins, too, is joining the historic scene.

Starting March 21, you can also check out digital mini documentary film, “Welcome to West Side,” which follows WestCoast Hangookins’ struggles and accomplishments as musicians. This documentary film is available from www.koreadaily.com and www.facebook.com/koreadailyhotnews

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Translated by Heewon Kim