The countdown To HipHopDX At SXSW: Jay Park
Meet Korean-American Hip Hop artist and activist Jay Park, as he prepares to perform at HipHopDX's SXSW showcase
Seattle Jay Park shows pride in his Korean-American heritage by singing his music in korea, as well as in English. Her fourth studio album, All You Wanted, demonstrated how this has allowed him to connect with a global audience by reaching #3 on the Billboard World Albums chart.
Thanks in part to its international scope, the Park has been able to dedicate his time and the use of its platform to support important social causes. Park's independent Hip Hop label, AOMG, had artists perform on the World AIDS Day Red Party in Seoul, South Korea. And in addition to his already successful music label AOMG, Jay has recently created another label, H1GHR that caters to international musicians in both the main stream and of the earth.
HipHopDX had the opportunity to catch up with the Park, as she prepares to perform at HipHopDX's SXSW showcase.
HipHopDX: have you ever performed at SXSW before? If so, what makes this year different from the previous ones?
Jay Park: Yes, I have. I've played in 2014. What makes this year different is then I came to the Korean version of the night. This year, I'm doing my thing on the Hip Hop, that is the drug. Also, apart of AOMG, I started another label called last year H1GHR the music and the SXSW gave us our own stage. Excited for the H1GHR artists of the music and thrilled to the experience of the different stages.
What are you most excited about performing at the festival?
Excited about it all. Only the energy of SXSW I think it's going to be very inspiring.
Do you plan on watching other performances? You are more likely to see?
Yes, if I have the chance. I like to see other artists perform to enjoy their stage presence and gain inspiration.
What has been the best and worst part of the preparation for the performance?
It has not been too bad because I do a lot, so I'm used to this kind of stuff. Light work.
What was your first show outside of his native city, and, what was t