Not enough with a short concert last year, DPR Live is coming back to Jakarta. The Korean hottest rapper, DPR Live has left his marks in Jakarta last year for their Coming to You Live World Tour.’ This time, through Asian Sound Syndicate—a Hip Hop festival organized by Stellar Events, DPR Live will once again greet their Indonesian fans on August 31st 2019.
Stands for Dream Perfect Regime, DPR Live is a stage name of one seriously talented man called Hong Da-Bin. Under indie label DPR, the Kpop idol has garnered quite the grand entrance into the music industry with Coming to You in 2017. His debut album went straight to number 31 on the Gaon Music chart and number 14 on the Billboard World Album chart. This impressive achievement made a jaw-dropping effect from the hip-hop enthusiasts, especially after another release of his EP—Her climbed to number 24 on the Gaon Music chart and landed on number 8 on the Billboard World Album chart.
The 27-year-old rapper casually rocked the business with his addictive tunes and visually-entrancing music videos. Currently living under the much deserved spotlight, Live had to go extra miles and pulled out all the stops to release his debut album.
The indie label DPR was initially made as a visual team,
“For a good two years, DPR REM (creative director) and DPR IAN (visual director) worked so damn hard to shooting materials for other artists in order to help fund any and all of our projects during that time.”
Not just starting the label with zero fund, the team was quite clueless to the music commerce, but the passion and struggles paid off. Today, the Guam-raised rapper, born as Hong-Dabin has released two albums, six singles in total, has signed himself a video campaign with Nike, won the Rookie Artist of the Year, gained millions of views on his music videos, performed at sixth annual “Korea Spotlight” showcase at SXSW 2018, and selling out his world tour called Coming to You Live World Tour.
Writer: Windyannisa Cindrati
Editor: Galuh Tathya
Photos courtesy of @dprlive