We aleady touched on the success of Korean pop in America. It looks like Koreans are doing pretty well in hip-hop, too. Right now, the number one album on the iTunes hip-hop albums chart is by Tablo, a rapper from Seoul. The number two album is Dumbfoundead's DFD. Under them are major label stars Wale and J. Cole.
Dumbfoundead is a Korean/American rapper from Los Angeles. You won't find him in all the mainstream media outlets and he's not signed to a major label, but check out his YouTube stats. He's got hundreds of thousands of subscribers and millions of views on his videos, and he's got no problem selling out concerts.
Today, he released his new album DFD, and it looks like all the online grinding is paying off. Check out the Complex premiere of "Cool & Calm," produced by EOM, below.
Listen: Dumbfoundead "Cool & Calm"