One of South Korea’s pioneers of hip-hop is putting to rest the name he originally made his career with through one final album, and he’s going to have the help of one of this generation’s biggest stars.
On Thursday (Nov. 1), Feel GHood Music announced that Tiger JK’s 10th and final album as Drunken Tiger, set to be released on Nov. 14, will feature a song with BTS’ RM. Coming nearly two decades since the Drunken Tiger crew released its Year of the Tiger debut album in 1999, the yet-unnamed LP will be the final release from Tiger JK (Seo Jung-kwon) using the act’s name.
The Korea Joongang Daily reports that the BTS leader and rapper has mentioned being a fan of Tiger JK in the past on Korean television, saying that he grew up watching the artist’s career. The pair formerly worked together on MFBTY‘s “Buckubucku” in 2015; Tiger JK formed MFBTY in 2013 with his wife Yoonmirae, one of South Korea’s most prominent female MCs and balladeers, and Bizzy.
The final Drunken Tiger album comes five years since Tiger JK last released music under the title, with 2013’s The Cure album. RM recently collaborated with Steve Aoki on “Waste It On Me,” and saw his mono. playlist hit No. 26 on the Billboard 200 earlier this week.
Ahead of the album’s release, Drunken Tiger released “Yet” in April. Watch the music video here: