Whoa. If the information from AllHipHop is correct, it looks like KPOP’s fallen angel Jay Park is on his grind in full swing here in the states as he’s reportedly in the works with veteran Hip-Hop/R&B Producer Teddy Riley along with artists Snoop Dogg and T-Pain. How’s that for a comeback? Now, the pairing of big name producers and features is a formula that’s been attempted with asian crossover artists in the past to mixed success at best but there is one key difference this time around… Jay’s a native, or in other words more authentic by default. Good for Jay. Looks like there just may be life after JYP afterall.
(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop/R&B producer Teddy Riley has teamed up with Korean superstar singer/rapper Jay Park to produce his new untitled album.
Park shot to fame in South Korea as a member of the chart-topping group 2PM.
The American-born B-Boy split with the group amidst controversy in 2009, after making controversial statements about Korea on his MySpace page.
He eventually left the group, but resurfaced in Seattle as part of the Art of Movement B-Boy Crew and through a variety of covers on YouTube.com.
Park’s cover of B.O.B.’s “Nothing On You” has received a staggering 4 million views alone, since being released in March.
Since linking with Teddy Riley, Park has completed tracks with Snoop Dogg, Daz, T-Pain, Krayzie Bone and others.
Additionally, Park has been tapped to star in Hype Nation, a flick about breakdancers from the East and the West.
“I scooped this guy up right away because he is an incredible talent and everybody wants to work with him in the U.S.,” Hype Nation executive producer Jason Lee told AllHipHop.com.
Park will return to Korea this June, where 70% of Hype Nation will be filmed.