Twenty years since Drunken Tiger began, the South Korean hip-hop icon is being laid to rest with Drunken Tiger X: Rebirth of Tiger JK.
Released today (Nov. 14) by Tiger JK, the frontman of Drunken Tiger who has since become eponymous with the once-crew, Drunken Tiger X: Rebirth of Tiger JK is the final album put out under the Drunken Tiger moniker. He retires its name through 30 tracks featuring over a dozen prominent Korean artists, including Yoonmirae, one of the country’s pioneering female MCs and Tiger JK’s wife, rapper Dok2, SechsKies’ Eun Ji Won, and BTS’ RM.
The album, which consists of two 15-track discs, is fronted by the single "Mantra," an anthemic hip-hop track with old-school vibes and titled "The Nodding Song" in Korean. It is paired with a music video that turns Tiger JK into a fierce, supernatural being surrounded by his crew, including Yoonmirae and Bizzy, with whom he has formed the trio MFBTY, and Feel Ghood Music artists, including Junoflo and MRSHLL, who are featured on the album. Tiger JK and Yoonmirae head Feel Ghood.