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Music

dpr live is one of the most creative rappers in south korea

Having honed his songwriting skills during mandatory military service, Seoul-based artist Hong Da Bin is selling out shows across the US.
Cheryl Santos
a day ago
Music

momoland is smashing k-pop's 'factory girl' stereotype

The South Korean girl group was created on reality TV, but MOMOLAND might be K-pop's realest (and funniest) act.
Jeff Benjamin
8.22.18
Fashion

sauna is the mexican t-shirt label with a sense of humour

Their 'mildly wild' graphics take inspiration from bootlegging culture.
Jack Sunnucks
8.16.18
Music

meet 88rising’s newest signing: chinese r&b star lexie liu

And watch her new Blade Runner-esque music video exclusively here.
Frankie Dunn
6.19.18
Think Pieces

is music a weapon: from cold war jazz to k-pop’s mission in north korea

South Korea’s K-Pop envoy to their isolated and unpredictable northern neighbour is the latest in a long history of cultural propaganda. But as Fela Kuti and Pussy Riot have shown, music can be weaponised against governments too.
Jake Hall
3.29.18
Music

the k-pop star selling out london shows in under 3 minutes

Collaborating with everybody from Syd to Anderson.Paak, we meet K-Pop icon Dean to discuss new music, fame and feelings.
Douglas Greenwood
11.27.17
Music

"korean style is about moving fast" -- g-dragon discusses the sound of korea's future

i-D met the millennial Michael Jackson right after his private Chanel concert to celebrate the opening of the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in Séoul.
Tess Lochanski
6.26.17
News

fendi collaborates with k-pop superstar taeyang

Young Bae's teaming up with the luxury Italian house.
Isabelle Hellyer
6.26.17
Music

controversies and creative freedom with international superstar jay park

Having just dropped an impressive bilingual album, Jay Park talks returning to R&B, his rebellious nature and why he will always give the artists signed to his AOMG label the creative freedom he didn't have.
Taylor Glasby
10.25.16
News

k pop icon g-dragon drops limited edition capsule collection

Kwon Ji-yong, aka G-Dragon, aka Korea’s biggest pop star, announces the next instalment of his Peaceminusone project.
Felix Petty
10.3.16
Music

cl is the k-pop superstar with the west in her sights

As she share her official US debut single, the rest of the world is about to discover the real CL. In a quick-fire interview from LA, she tells us how Method Man taught her how to dance and that she’s focussed on doing what she does best.
Taylor Glasby
8.25.16
Music

​video premiere: jay park, all I wanna do (hoodboi remix)

The Korean-American popstar is joined by Australian model Lily May Mac in the video for his new track.
i-D Staff
7.18.16