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Rapping down to the new year

If you have no plans for New Year’s Eve, you might want to consider partying the night away with the well-heeled in Gangnam.
Rapper Joosuc is hosting a countdown party at Buschel at COEX, with special guests Shorry J. and Guest 237.
Joosuc stormed the K-pop scene in 2001 with his debut album. He was one of the few hip hop stars in town back then. He grew his fan base by performing in underground clubs in Hongdae, then by backing musicians like Lee Hyun-do, Kim Jin-pyo and As One.
After a few T.V. appearances, Joosuc’s three albums sold more than 100,000 copies. Not many people knew that the young hip hop musician, who rapped fluently in English in many songs, was also a native Korean who has never lived in an English-speaking country.
His latest album “Superior Vol.2 ― Seoul City’s Finest” includes songs featuring some of the hottest musicians in the current K-pop scene, like Sinhwa and Wheesung.
Rough, edgy hip hop tunes are his trademark, but Joosuc’s latest album is more refined. It includes R&B pieces and “Miami dance style” songs featuring Chae Yeon. It also has “Most Wanted,” a rap song starring Eric from Sinhwa.
The party at Buschel offers various events on the spot, including matching games for couples and horoscopes for the year 2006.

by Park Soo-mee

To get to Buschel, get off at Samseong Station (line 2). Take exit. 6. The venue is right across from Gyeonggi High School. Admission is 20,000 won including a free drink. The party starts 8:30 p.m., and runs until 4 a.m. There is no dress code. For more information call 1588-7890.
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