JYJ to join forces with Kanye & Timberland June 15, 2010
The Triforce of JYJ, Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu will be teaming up with Kanye West and Timbaland for what may become a collaboration of epic proportions!
Hitmaking wonder Jae Chong recently posted an update blog on the online artist community alivenotdead.com, outlining his upcoming plans and collaborations for 2010. Although this post went public near the beginning of June, it’s been spreading like wildfire among Cassiopeians as of late for obvious reasons.
Decked out with countless music awards and a star-studded track record, Jae Chong is one of Asia’s revolutionaries of music. His professional musical career kicked off in Los Angeles’ underground hip hop scene back in the nineties, and has since migrated to the Asian music world. Jae first gained widespread fame as a member & producer of the immensely popular R&B group Solid (솔리드), selling over four million records in Korea in just four years – and to put that in context, TVXQ has sold around seven million records (Japan + Korea sales for all discography) since their 2003 debut seven years ago.
Chong has since worked with performers like BoA, Uhm Jung Hwa and the iconic ballad singer Shin Seung Hun as well as top-tier stars across Asia, including Taiwan’s Vanness Wu (F4), Coco Lee, Jolin Tsai, Machi, Andrew Chou and many more. So in short – this guy’s a pretty big deal, and his upcoming production with TVXQ, Kanye & Timbaland is going to be nothing short of big.
Here’s the full post straight from Jae Chong’s blog:
Been writing songs for a Korean group DBSK (or better known as TVXQ in Japan)…They’ve been the best selling group in Asia basically crushing everyone’s sales…They actually make up for 40% of all revenues made by Avex Japan…That’s HUGE!!! Too bad my old group SOLID sold 4 times more than them tho…hahaha! But of course…different generation…^^ Anyways, this is sort of “top secret” but I guess what better place to talk about “top secret” projects than a public blog like this one? haha…Basically, DBSK used belong to SM Entertainment in Korea…For those of you who don’t know what that is…It’s basically one of the biggest entertainment companies in Korea…Anyways, 3 of the 5 members recently defaulted and sued SM Entertainment for “slavery” contracts (I can explain about that…but that will take 10 pages…). So 3 of them are releasing a new album under a their own company…and me (aka “yours truly”) got involved…Basically, it’s a huge collaboration project featuring the 3 guys from DBSK and the biggest A listers in the US…as of now…being Kanye West and Timbaland…To make the long story short…we’re working on the album as I type…and will fly to Hawaii to record at Kanye’s house…and then possibly go to LA or Miami to record with Timbaland…This is by far THE biggest budget project EVER in Asia…PERIOD! And the reason for the secrecy besides the obvious media frenzy it will cause…is because SM Entertainment is PISSED OFF about them leaving…and I don’t wanna step on anyone’s toes…but as usual…Oh well…It is what it is…