'Epik High is Here Part 1': Release date, tracklist, concept and all you need to know about the group’s new hip-hop album
The tenth album will include South Korean rapper CL, K-pop and Hip-hop artiste Zico, South Korean singer-songwriter G Soul, P Nation’s superstar Heize, among others
Epik High, deemed as the first Korean act to play at Coachella, is a famous Hip-hop group that is coming back with a new album in January. The South Korean hip-hop group are releasing 'Part 1' of their tenth album.
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Epik High, the alternative hip-hop group which was founded in 2001, consists of three members — Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz. In 2012, the group signed under YG Entertainment and stayed with the entertainment mogul for six years before parting ways in 2018. Epik High signed with American entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor and released their second EP ‘Sleepless in __________’ in March 2019, which peaked at No. 8 on the Gaon Album Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard US World Album Chart.
Their tenth studio album ‘Epik High is Here Part 1’ has already created a buzz before releasing as it features a number of popular South Korean artistes including South Korean rapper CL, K-pop and hip-hop artiste Zico, South Korean singer-songwriter G Soul, P Nation’s superstar Heize, rapper Nucksal, singer Kim Sawol, Woo, rapper Changmo, Miso, B.I. aka Kim Hanbin.
Prior to the much-anticipated release of Epik High is Here Part 1, here are all the updates you need to know.
Epik High is Here will drop on January 18 at 6 pm KST.
Take a look at the tracklist below.
‘Rosario’ ft CL, Zico
‘Based On a True Story’ ft Heize
‘Acceptance Speech’ ft B.I
‘Leica’ ft Kim Sawol
‘In Self-Defense’ ft Woo, Nucksal, Changmo
‘True Crime’ ft Miso
Social Distance 16
‘End of the World’ ft GSoul
‘Wish You Were’
How to live stream
The first part of the double album ‘Epik High is Here’ will be available both in physical and digital versions. To check out how to buy the physical album, click here. The album will be available to live stream on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.
Prior to the release of the album, Epik High shared a number of polaroid shots to tease the concept of the album. The photos reveal moody snaps, packed suitcases, a butterfly half covered in shadows, and more. Check out the concept photos here
What are fans saying?
A star-studded lineup of the album, moody snaps and the Epik High coming up with a new album after two years are enough to get the fans excited for the album. A user shared, “FIREEEE!!! EXCITED FOR THE FULL ALBUM BUT MOST EXCITED FOR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH!!!” Another shared, “I wonder how many people is waiting for your album. Thank you for the idea of this epic collaboration ~ in the middle of moment where so many people are trying to focus on themselves and working individually!” Another fan posted, “I have the feeling that “acceptance speech” is going to be somehow related to hanbin’s speech in 2018 and I can’t wait to listen to the song knowing how much of a genius composer and lyricist B.I is!” An excited fan shared, “CL, ZICO, HANBIN, HEIZE, WOO, NUCKSAL ET CHANGMO???? Omg I'm gonna pass out this is too much!”
FIREEEE!!! EXCITED FOR THE FULL ALBUM BUT MOST EXCITED FOR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH!!! 🔥🔥🔥— chelle (@hanbinblaze) January 12, 2021
I wonder how many people is waiting for your album. Thank you for the idea of this epic collaboration ~ in the middle of moment where so many people are trying to focus on themselves and working individually 💪🏻— Wiwit Puspitasari D (@wiwitto) January 12, 2021
CL, ZICO, HANBIN, HEIZE, WOO, NUCKSAL ET CHANGMO???? Omg I'm gonna pass out this is too much pic.twitter.com/llzlWnTtY8— sorry I'm not sorry :): (@juliette_dlbk) January 12, 2021
A video trailer of the album is exclusively available on Tiktok.
Stream Epik High's playlist here
Stream chart-topping title track ‘Lovedrunk’ from Epik High’s last album ‘Sleepless in __________’ here.