Kanye West collaborates with S. Korean pop group JYJ

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

45818, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Wednesday OCtober 6 2010. Kanye West leaves the star-studded screening of his movie, Runaway , at BAFTA in London. As Kanye left, a young rapper gave an impromptu audition for super star which he listened to and seemed to enjoy! Photograph:

Yunchun (L) and Jaejung (R) of South Korean pop group JYJ perform during their concert in Seoul October 12, 2010. The South Korean boyband JYJ comprises of three members from the group, TVXQ, also known as Dongbangshinki. At centre is an unidentified dancer.   REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

We are seeing a few American artists collaborating with the hot S. Korean pop groups as of late and the latest is Kanye West who has teamed up with pop trio JYJ (Kim JaeJoong, Park YuChun and Kim JunSu).

The trio are also known for being part of one of the hottest and most successful pop groups in S. Korea and Japan known as DBSK/TVXQ (in Japan as Tohoshinki) and even for us at J!-ENT, fans from all over the world showed their love for the group with our 500-page book on the band (which has received over 3 million downloads since its release).

The trio is taking a break from their group as the dispute between members and their S. Korean label SM Entertainment is still unresolved.

JYJ has just released their album “The Beginning” and for the track “Ayy Girl”, the group collaborates with Kanye West and M. Yusuf. According to, “Show Shop Entertainment released the album Oct. 14 through Warner Music Korea. In the United States, Warner Music is releasing the album digitally through iTunes and Amazon with a CD release planned for late 2010 or early 2011.”

And the tracks are pretty slick, catchy and so damn cool! And as the fans would say, JYJ FIGHTING!

JYJ, “The Beginning” by billboard