Samuel Seo, the New Generation of Underground Hip-Hop?

2013-11-02 22:37:13 2013-11-02 22:45:32

The hip-hop scene has been changing as some underground artists have started to release music that has made its mark with mainstream K-pop listeners. However, that leaves underground music listeners who rely on the raw vibe of hip-hop a bit dazed and confused. That is where Samuel Seo comes in. 



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Samuel Seo, newest member of underground hip hop crew New Block Babyz, has released his first album “Welcome to my Zone.” Rather than pursuing the current pop trend, he brings something different: the ambient sounds of the 90’s fused with the edgy southern hip-hop style. Not only does his music contain classical piano tunes, his rap and vocals also include a little bit of something in between. He is eager to show music listeners that rap music isn’t just rapping over so-called hip-hop beats but instead, bringing his life to the music.

All tracks were produced by Samuel Seo himself. Even the video and artwork he took the time to direct. Featured on his album is Jayho, who released his first single “American Girl” in August, Nucksal of Guereallaz, Guerith Isle, 2tak (the beatboxer in ASSA COMMUNICATION owned by rapper Outsider), and #WM who worked as a chorus vocal for Kim Tae Woo and B. The artwork on the CD contains art by talented artists hand chosen by Samuel Seo himself. The album was released on October 28th and track list is given below. Visit New Block Babyz Facebook page for more details.

samuel seo albumcover

 – All Tracks Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – All Tracks Mixed by Samuel Seo
 – All Tracks Matered by Gimmlabb of New Block Babyz
- Main Cover Artwork done by Lee Young Wook.

You can check out his music through the Youtube link listed below.


01. The Door [Enough Said]


Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by Lee Ho Jin

02. The Green Room [Die For Today] (Feat. Jinsol)


Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo, Jinsol
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by JW

03. The Red Room [Everyday’s The Same]

Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by Oh Ji Yeon

04. The Blue Room [AQUA] (Feat. Nucksal)


Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by Jo Dong Jin / JW

05. The Hall [Interlude] (Feat. Jayho)


Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by JW

06. The White Room [White Noise]


Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
 – Artwork done by Samuel Seo

 07. The Pink Room [Bubble Gum] (Feat. 2Tak)


Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by JW

08. The Yellow Room [11PM Birthday] (Feat. Qim Isle)

Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by Choi Green

09. The Exit [With No Exit] (Feat. #WM)
 

Produced by Samuel Seo 
 – Lyrics written by Samuel Seo 
 – Mixed by Samuel Seo 
 – Mastered by Gimmlabb
- Artwork done by Neoung So Hwa



samuel seo example art in the CD album


A little bit more information on this new rising artist:

Full name: 서동현 (Seo Dong Hyun)

Born: May 3, 1991

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If you are looking for something edgy and fresh, Samuel Seo is definitely a good candidate to check out. Open ears and open minds are highly recommended. Even for me it took a few tries to really appreciate what Samuel Seo wants listeners to feel and the message he wants to send.