YMCMB signs a Korean-American music group – AZIATIX [Video]
You can file this under “unexpected but awesome” news! Aziatix has announced that they are now officially signed with YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires). The label is home to such artists like Lil Wayne, Tyga, and Nicki Minaj. The news has already spread among South Korean media outlets though there aren’t a whole lot of details available just yet regarding the deal. Nevertheless, we extend a huge congratulations to the group and hope to see big things from them now that they have the backing of Young Money.
Background on AZIATIX:
Aziatix is an Asian-American music group composed of Eddie Shin, Jay “Flowsik” Pak, and Nicky Lee. The individuals in the group were brought together by veteran producer Jae Chong.Since the group’s inception, they have Won “Best New Asian Artist Group” at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011, they’ve been featured in Newsweek Japan on January 2012 and the cover of Newsweek Korea on February 2012, and their latest album Awakening hit #1 U.S / Japan iTunes charts. The group has a strong international fanbase and has been gaining popularity, with their debut EP AZIATIX reaching #4 on U.S iTunes R&B/Soul charts.
The group formed in 2010, with producer Jae Chong bringing Nicky Lee, Flowsik, and Eddie Shin together (all pursuing their individual careers at the time).Aziatix released their first single “Go” in March 2011 and their self-titled EP “Aziatix” in May 2011.
Following the release of Aziatix’s first full length album Nocturnal in July 2011, the group performed in the U.S. for the first time at the Key Club in Los Angeles. In November 2011, the group returned to the U.S. for their first official tour.During this time, Aziatix also released music videos for their tracks “Go,” “Slippin’ Away,” “A Game,” “Be With You (Rock Mix),” and “Cold.”
Aziatix released the single and the music video for “Speed of Light” on April 17, 2012.They followed this with the release of a teaser for “Alright” on April 24, 2012.
In 2012, Aziatix signed a record deal with music label Cash Money Records.
Flowsik is the rapper of Aziatix. He was born and raised in Flushing, Queens, NY and has been rapping since he was 15, with his influences being rappers such as Tupac and Jay-Z. He has worked with other artists such as rapper Ice-T (with whom he recorded “Hate”) and K-Pop group JYJ.He was also mentored and co-signed by Ice-T.
Eddie Shin (singer, songwriter) was born in Boston, MA. He has been writing songs since he was 16 and studied music at NYU; his vocals have a strong R&B influence. He launched a solo career from 2005 – 2009, starting with his self-produced album Just My Way and eventually releasing 3 singles including “Over.” He has also written and composed songs for Lyn, Ivy, Wheesung, and Soulstar.For South Korea’s G20 Summit, he co-wrote/produced and vocal directed the song “Let’s Go,” featuring artists such as Seohyun (SNSD), Jun-hyung (Beast), and Junsu (2PM).
Nicky Lee (zh:???) was born in South Korea to a Korean mother and Hong Konger father, and raised in Los Angeles, CA, is currently living in Taipei, Taiwan. He is recognized as an accomplished R&B/Soul Korean male vocalist with five solo albums released. He earned the title of “Best Male Singer” at the Golden Melody Awards (Mandarin Pop Music Awards) in 2007 in Taiwan.His music has been used in the movie The Forbidden Kingdom that starred international actors Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Nicky is also developing his acting career, and appeared in the movie “Mulan.”
This is a dope day for my Asian peeps!
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