More than a month ago, Korean entertainment powerhouse YG Entertainment announced that Epik High‘s Tablo will team up with American rapper Joey Bada$$ and renowned Korean producer Code Kunst for a new hip-hop track.

Since both Tablo and Joey Bada$$ are known for being the “lyrical” rappers in the hip-hop scene, their collaboration track is highly anticipated by their fans.

Tablo and Joey Badass


On 28th August (Friday), YG teased the collaboration by releasing a cover art of the track on their official blog. The cover art symbolises the encounter between Tablo and Joey Bada$$ as it showed an image of Korea’s 100-won and America’s 50-cent coin overlapping with one another.

Titled “Hood”, the collaboration track is slated for release on 5th September. It is drawing huge attention from hip hop fans as both rappers are known for their profound lyrics. According to YG-Life, the song will have “the groove of 2 unique rappers” with Code Kunst’s heavy hip hop beat.

Tablo x Joey Bada$$ x Code Kunst - Hood

On 31st August (Monday), a black and white teaser video for “Hood” was released. It is described to be the New York version of the teaser video as it was revealed that another 2 teaser videos, the Seoul version and the main version, will be released before they officially drop the track.

The New York version of the teaser video showcased Joey Bada$$’s rap while the Seoul version will feature Tablo’s rap.

Watch the first teaser video below:

UPDATE (2nd September, 11:20am):


And the teasing continues.

On 2nd September, the 2nd teaser video for “Hood” has been released. The video is once again showcased in black and white, with Tablo dropping his his rhythmic rap in English.

Check it out:

UPDATE (4th September, 6:29pm):

In less than 24 hours, Tablo’s collaboration track with Joey Bada$$ and Code Kunst will finally be released!

Listen to the new teaser in the link:

What do you think of the collaboration track? Do you think it’s going to blow your socks off? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Sources: Soompi, YG-Life.

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