K-hip hop artist dp888 begins new journey with new single ‘MOVE’
(Written by Nandini Iyengar)
dp888 is a hip hop & R&B artist from South Korea with a versatile music style. He started DJing in 2013, and that is when he found his first love in music. He lived in the US for two years after he turned 19. The hip hop culture there influenced his musical tastes. He continued DJing in Seoul and New York for a few years, and after that he took his passion for music ahead by making his own music.
dp888 then went on to release his first digital single, ‘Motor Boat’, in 2018 with fellow Kinderparkers crew member Dadami. In 2022, starting with his digital single ‘MOVE’, dp888 is kicking off his album journey. The song was released on April 1 on all major music streaming platforms. The song is a fusion of garage rap, R&B, dancehall, and hip-hop. The music video will be released on April 3.
dp888 on his unique stage name, his crew and music
Speaking about his unique stage name, the 24-year-old hip-hop artist revealed that ‘dp’ of ‘dp888’ comes from the initials of his given name Daniel Peck and also a derivative from his DJ name ‘deepy’. ‘888’ stems from eternity and his quest to find something that doesn’t end. His crew Kinderparkers consists of six members including himself and Dadami. Dp888, Dadami and Kimwoo are musicians whereas the crew’s youngest member Hyunseung Ro is a videographer; Ulysses Yunil is the art director, and Tello Hong is the general manager. Tello formed the crew in 2017 and dp888 joined in 2018.
Since ‘MOVE’ kicks off dp888’s musical journey of 2022, the promotion strategy is also unique. The crew has decided to print posters with QR codes on them. These QR codes leads to the music video. Dp888 plans to stick such posters throughout the city as he thinks it will be a good experiment. Commenting on his music, dp888 said that his music is like a jukebox. Just like how listeners don’t know which song will play next in a jukebox, his music too is unpredictable. He does not know what type or genre of music he will put out next. He finds inspiration in artists like XXXTENTACION, Skepta, A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Smino, J Cole, 50 Cent, C JAMM, Loopy, to name a few.
Dp888 also mentioned that he is working on his first ever album. His latest single ‘MOVE’ will be in it. He plans to release two more singles soon before releasing the album. At the cost of sounding cliché and cheesy, he says his fans’s love and joy are indeed his major sources of inspiration.
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