Songwriter Kim HyungSuk expressed his satisfaction of working with JYJ (Xiah Junsu, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun) on their American album.
Kim HyungSuk recently posted on his Cyworld mini homepage, “Currently in America working with Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins. The results look good.”
Kim HyungSuk has decided to participate as the project producer for the DBSK trio’s album, targetting the Asian market. With the help of Kim HyungSuk, the three members will be working with Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins, among many other US hip-hop artists.
JYJ’s advancement will be helped greatly by Rodney Jerkins, just as he has worked with Se7en entering the US market in the past.
It has become known that Kim HyungSuk has worked with Rodney Jerkins in the past. As Jerkins has much interest in capable Asian artists, along with his relationship with Kim, he decided to join this project. Kim HyungSuk is currently in LA, working with JYJ on their album.
Meanwhile, Kim HyungSuk has been informing fans of the shocking cultural differences while working with people from a foreign country.
Kim HyungSuk stated, “It feels like we’re heading for a utopia, as we don’t have a demo or any base. These people (Kanye West and others) think of themselves as artists, so all my hard work was like playing to them.” He continued, “These singers that don’t listen to a word I say get on stage and give a great performance, so it’s awkward trying to scold them. Any bad feelings seemed to have melted like snow, and I feel like I should toss them up and compliment them… I’m still a long way away.”
According to a spokesperson from JYJ’s side, they are currently working on the album, aiming for an August release. Overseas album sales will be handled by a well-known album distrubtor.
JYJ still has their debacle with SM Entertainment to handle this coming 25th.
Source: Yang Seung Jun @edaily.co.kr
Translation: ch0sshi @kpoplive.com