Whoa, whoa. Slow down there, YG Entertainment!
While we are still in the process of enjoying new music from its new sub-unit group, the talent agency has gotten themselves busy again with a brand new project called “YG Hiphop Project”! What, did you think that they were just going to debut one new unit? Well, think again.
YG Entertainment is apparently planning to debut not one, but TWO new units under their latest project:
The “Who’s Next” series first started in 2013, where they teased fans about their artistes’ comebacks or debuts. The first artiste that was revealed in the “Who’s Next” series is 2NE1‘s CL who made her solo debut, “The Baddest Female“. The “Who’s Next” series was then followed by other YG artistes’ comeback including Akdong Musician, Epik High, and BIGBANG‘s Taeyang. They’ve also recently debut a new sub-unit duo Hi Suhyun, made up of Lee Hi and Suhyun from Akdong Musician.
And yes, this upcoming hip-hop project is a follow-up in YG’s “Who’s Next” series. The poster they’ve uploaded on their official blog has led us to believe the previous rumour about a new rapper duo that is set to debut under YG Entertainment.
Earlier on November 3rd, 2NE1‘s CL is rumoured to be collaborating with Korean rapper, Dok2 for an unknown album. The rumour is originated from Instiz, a Korean website that posted the following tweet about YG’s “Who’s Next” series:
11일(화), 2NE1 CL(씨엘)xDok2(도끼) 콜라보레이션 앨범 예정 http://t.co/ZB9u8nlTLe
— 인스티즈 연예소식 (@instiz) October 29, 2014
The rumour also came after CL’s collaboration performance with Diplo during the 2014 Style Icon Awards in Seoul. Both CL and Dok2 fueled the speculations about their collaboration through their Instagram pictures as Dok2 was spotted hanging out at YG studio. Many refused to believe the rumour as Instiz has previously falsely predicted the release date of other idol groups.
However, YG’s latest announcement about their new project has reignited the rumour as the medals featured in the poster indicates that the first project will feature 2 artistes while another project will feature 3 artistes.
The featured artistes in the project have not been unveiled yet but the first project will be revealed on 21st Nov at midnight KST. As for the second project, the new unit will be unveiled on 2nd Dec.
Now, we don’t know about you but we can’t wait to find out who they are! Who do you think will be featured in the “YG Hiphop Project”? Will the leaders make a triumphant return? More importantly, will GD & TOP make their long-awaited comeback through this project?
UPDATE (16th Nov):
Well, well, well, what a pleasant surprise!
Before revealing their first hiphop project, YG Entertainment has dropped another teaser image which reveals one of the artistes that will be featured in their first project. However, the new teaser put CL & Dok2’s rumours to rest as the artiste revealed in the first project is BIGBANG’s leader, G-Dragon!
We are obviously excited about this but we wonder who will he collaborate with for this hiphop project. Is he planning for a comeback with TOP?
UPDATE (17th Nov):
Hate to break this to you but a comeback from “G-TOP” (derived from G-Dragon & TOP) is not happening. But! You shouldn’t be disappointed about that because YG Entertainment has revealed that G-Dragon is going to collaborate with Taeyang for the hiphop project instead!
Before BIGBANG was formed, G-Dragon and Taeyang were original scheduled to debut as the duo “GDYB” but the plan was later scrapped by YG Entertainment. Although they weren’t able to debut as a duo, the two had collaborated for numerous tracks before including Taeyang’s “I Need a Girl” and G-Dragon’s “Korean Dream”. The hiphop project will now mark their debut as a sub-unit for a hiphop project.
UPDATE (19th Nov):
YG Entertainment just revealed the official poster for G-Dragon and Taeyang’s collaboration as well as the title for their YG Hiphop Project single called “Good Boy”. Here:
The first hiphop project is scheduled be released on 21st Nov at midnight KST while the second hiphop project will be revealed on 2nd Dec. The artistes for the second project have not been revealed yet but who do you think will be featured in the project?
UPDATE (21st Nov):
Finally! The music video for “Good Boy” has been released!
BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyang have recently made a stylish debut through YG Entertainment’s first hip hop project. The track marks G-Dragon’s second time being in a sub-unit as he has previously formed a sub-unit with BIGBANG’s TOP in 2010. According to AKP, the song is composed and written by G-Dragon himself.
We don’t know about you but this song sounds like a great track for live performances! Wishful thinking but we certainly hope that they will perform this song for BIGBANG’s concert in Singapore during New Year’s Eve this year!
Let us know what you think in the comments box below! ;)