Here comes a collaboration that no one would have expected. DBSK’s trio, JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) will be working with Kanye West and Timbaland for their upcoming new album.
Jae Chong, a Korean songwriter and music producer recently wrote on his blog that JYJ will collaborate with Kanye and Timbaland to produce their new album. He also stated that DBSK is responsible for 40% of Avex Japan’s revenues.
Today, a representative of JYJ said that they will be going abroad soon to work on the production of their new album at Kanye’s studio. They will also be recording with Timbaland in LA and Miami.
Here’s the blog post from Jae Chong:
Been writing songs for a Korean group DBSK (or better known as TVXQ in Japan)…They’ve been the best selling group in Asia basically crushing everyone’s sales…They actually make up for 40% of all revenues made by Avex Japan…That’s HUGE!!! Too bad my old group SOLID sold 4 times more than them tho…hahaha! But of course…different generation…^^ Anyways, this is sort of “top secret” but I guess what better place to talk about “top secret” projects than a public blog like this one? haha…Basically, DBSK used to belong to SM Entertainment in Korea…For those of you who don’t know what that is…It’s basically one of the biggest entertainment companies in Korea…Anyways, 3 of the 5 members recently defaulted and sued SM Entertainment for “slavery” contracts (I can explain about that…but that will take 10 pages…). So 3 of them are releasing a new album under a their own company…and me (aka “yours truly”) got involved…Basically, it’s a huge collaboration project featuring the 3 guys from DBSK and the biggest A listers in the US…as of now…being Kanye West and Timbaland…To make the long story short…we’re working on the album as I type…and will fly to Hawaii to record at Kanye’s house…and then possibly go to LA or Miami to record with Timbaland…This is by far THE biggest budget project EVER in Asia…PERIOD! And the reason for the secrecy besides the obvious media frenzy it will cause…is because SM Entertainment is PISSED OFF about them leaving…and I don’t wanna step on anyone’s toes…but as usual…Oh well…It is what it is…
This is not the first time that Korean artists have worked overseas. K-Pop artists such as Wonder Girls, Se7en and BoA have all advanced to the American entertainment market, but this is the first time any artist has worked with someone as influential as Kanye. It is said that Kanye holds JYJ in very high regard.