The third episode of the Respect series features YunB who is introduced by Paloalto.
‘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.
In this third episode, Paloalto of Hi-Lite Records expresses his respect for YunB who performs the self-written track ‘What You Want‘ in which he raps about his feelings and impressions after his debut. On the digital single, the track includes a featuring by Dumbfoundead. Watch the episode and read our exclusive translation of Huckleberry P and Paloalto’s interview below (click to expand)!
Meanwhile, YunB is preparing his first mini album ‘YunB’ for release in two days on June 29.‘What You Want’ on iTunes
Composed and arranged by YunB
Lyrics written by YunB, Dumbfoundead
[Text] Which rappers do the greatest rappers of South Korea respect?
Huckleberry P: Hello. (laughs)
Palo: Hello. We’re seeing each other often.
Huck P: He’s my boss, this is a bit difficult … (laughs)
Huck P: How come you’re interested in DJing these days?
Palo: I do like listening to music and I listen to various genres. I often thought that it would be great if I played music and many other people enjoyed it together with me, sharing that feeling. For example, Q-Tip, who I respect in the US scene, raps and composes and does DJing. There is no rule or anything that says I can only rap, and to me hiphop is my life, so …
Huck P: What does ‘respect’ mean to you?
Palo: To me, respect among musicians is to like the others music and to value their musicality.
Huck P: As the “Master” today, who is the rapper you respect?
Palo: Thank you for considering me a “Master.”
Huck P: Of course you are! Our country’s “Master” MC. (laughs awkwardly)
Palo: Yeah, so thank you for that. This artist, I think he has all the basics down. YunB raps, does DJing, he understands the harmony between rapping and the beat and really knows how to make music. I think he is this generation’s new A Tribe Called Quest.
Huck P: Wow, that is a huge compliment!
Palo: Yes, he might feel burdened by this but I wanted to introduce him with style to many people.
Palo: Let’s listen to YunB together, the rapper I respect!