"15 Korean rappers you should know that aren’t PSY" by XXL
- Garion (MC Meta & Naachal)
Started as a group in the mid-1990s, Garion and Naachal are widely known as pioneers of Korean rap. Though their outputs are scarce considering their years in the game (two full-length LPs), the quality of each project attest to their talents, not their OG status. Their approach to sampling and rhyming stood out early on, for mainly flipping traditional Korean records, as well as strictly using the Korean language. Even Garion is a name derived from a mystic horse that according to legends, dwells in the holy terrains of Mount Baek Du. In 2011, for the first time as hip-hop musicians, they took home the honor of Album of the Year at the annual Korean Music Awards.
cr to: XXL Mag