Chan joins Uptown in Korea

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Chan, one of the first Asian-American hip hop artists to get some decent exposure has seemingly did a reverse cross over and is now pursuing a career in Korea. It looks like he has joined the reincarnation of classic hip-hop group Uptown, with their album set to drop March 12th.

I heard it as a rumor a while back but was sworn to secrecy. But big chan himself has announced it on his myspace complete with pictures.

The group includes MCs Swings and Maniac. Both whom I know very little about. All I know about Maniac is he featured in Solbi’s last single “Do it, Do it” and even then he was name dropping UPT. And based on their cover there may be a fourth member. Perhaps one of the old members decided to come back? Carlos? Stevie Gunz?

All I know is Uptown has never quite been the same since Tasha left. They’ve had their ups and downs but this reboot could be a good thing.

For more media on some of the members check after the jump. But remember, you heard it hear at aTunes first (probably)!

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L to R: Swings, Chan, Maniac

A video clip of Maniac in the studio.

One of Swings tracks.

And just for kicks, one of my favorite tracks from Chan from a couple years back: Lonely Road

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Found the tracklist and more info on YesAsia.

Looks like the members are Chan, Swings, Maniac and Chris Jung. There are some features from L.E.O. and Baechigi among others.

Tracklist:

01 . intro 기도
02 . Change
03 . 다줄께(feat.임효진)
04 . 흑기사
05 . Let’s get it on
(feat.Rasphy by Ear candy)
06 . Remember (feat.주영(썸데이),L.E.O)
07 . skit
08 . Diet
09 . New Era (feat.Brownie)
10 . Game over (feat.Ear candy)
11 . 중독 (feat.임효진)
12 . Trust nobody (feat.배치기)
13 . Get Your Game Right
14 . Still Here
15 . 흑기사 (original Ver.)

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