Epik High Is Right Here

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It seems only fitting for an album released during the coronavirus pandemic to include a track called “End of the World.” And yet, the South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High actually started working on it before the pandemic, only for it to become much more relevant than expected. Good thing the group is no stranger to social commentary.

Tablo, fellow rapper Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz have quite the talent for making music that is simultaneously timeless and poignantly relevant — and they’ve been doing it for almost twenty years. In their latest full-length project, Epik High Is Here (Part 1), the group channeled the difficult and complicated emotions of the past year into an album that speaks directly from the heart.

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