“It’s all good but K-pop idol stars are focused on the visual side way too much. They need to improve their skills. Not just their outlook. If they can’t then this whole K-pop hallyu thing is going to stop I believe. ... I think that’s the biggest problem. They don’t know how to rap. They just want to rap because it represents ‘swag’ and is ‘cool’. But they know nothing about rhymes and they don’t know how to spit. They just act like the rappers here, they’re not living it… our lives. That’s why this won’t last long.”—
Korean underground hip hop veteran Vasco on K-pop idols use of hip hop elements in their concepts.
Vasco is a well-respected artist on the scene who has worked with a variety of well-known Korean performers including his recent appearance on a track on D-Unit’s soon to be released album produced by Block B’s Zico.