Check out our exclusive translation of Huckleberry P and Basick’s interview in M2’s Respect series!
‘Respect‘ is a new M2 YouTube series hosted by Huckleberry P in which “South Korea’s greatest rappers” introduce rappers they respect. In the first episode, Deepflow introduced ODEE. The second episode featured MC Meta and Ban blank, and the third Paloalto and YunB.‘Jay World’ on iTunes
‘JAY WORLD’ Credits:
Composed and arranged by Hoyeon Lee
Lyrics written by Marvel.J
[Text] Which rappers do the greatest rappers of South Korea respect?
Huckleberry P: You have become the ‘boss’ of a label.
Basick: Do I look cooler now? I’ve always been the youngest, I’ve always followed the older guys around, but I’ve recently founded the label ‘All Right Music’. It’s a new experience.
Huck P: When there is a rookie rapper you’re interested in, do you check on him or her?
Basick: I suppose this goes for all rappers-I try to listen to most tracks that come out to find out who’s releasing what, who’s hot … These days, I’m quite interested in MBA Crew.
Huck P: Ahh, I like that team a lot.
Basick: The crew is called ‘Most Badass Asian’. I did work on a few tracks with them, I think you will hear them soon.
Huck P: As the “Master” today, who is the rapper you respect?
Basick: The rapper I’m introducing is called Marvel.J. He doesn’t look like it but he was indeed born in 1994.
Huck P: (laughs) What on earth does he look like [for you to say that]?!
Basick: The reason why I like him is this … I honestly started rapping because I liked the auditory sensation of it. In this sense, he is a rapper who gives my ears a lot of joy.
Huck P: Can you describe Marvel.J in one word?
Basick: The only word I can think of right now is “hot-blooded.”
Huck P: Me too, we’ve heard that word too often!
Basick: Those are the kind of words he likes. Marvel.J made the crew Daenamhyup together with Rap Monster and Iron, I think he’s the one who named it … (Huck P laughs)
“Daehan nam …” what was it? (turns head to Marvel.J who explains from the off, Basick laughs)
“South Joseon Co-Operative Hiphop Association,” this is the kind of thing he likes.
Basick: Let’s listen to the rap of hot-blooded 1994-born rapper Marvel.J!