And it’s plausible to guess that the reason for his absence was because of the plagiarism controversy surrounding his hit song, ‘I Got C’ in 2013. Pertaining to the matter, no legal actions were taken against him and it was concluded that the whole issue came about due to a misunderstanding of genre-related similarity with Caro Emerald‘s song ‘Liquid Lunch’. With such a universally massive catalog of music that exists today, plagiarism is an issue that can potentially happen to any musician, and big name producers are by no means an exception to those chances. But moving on to the point, the talented producer has finally returned to the music scene with his trademark box mask and recently released his new album titled ‘Pop’.
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The ‘See Through’ producer’s work is widely known for its retro disco funk sound with groovy bass lines accompanied by dance rhythm drums and catchy Pop R&B vocals. While the signature ‘Primary’ sound is still heavily present in the new album, his choice of featured vocalists has taken a slightly unexpected turn in comparison to those in his earlier works. The album title ‘Pop’ cleverly gives away a small hint. The hitmaker mainly worked with hip-hop, R&B, and occasionally ballad singers in the past. However, he marks his return this time with collaborations with notable K-Pop vocalists such as JB of GOT7 and Solji of EXID. Additionally, there are also B1A4’s Sandeul, Sistar’s (now disbanded) SoYou, Highlight’s Yang YoSeop, and INFINITE’s Kim SungKyu. For whatever reason it may be, he has decided to concentrate on presenting his music accentuating the K-Pop idol scene.
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The new album contains six tracks and is definitely worth checking out.
On September 5th, JYP Entertainment, which is a management company of GOT7, posted one that started with ‘An important notice on GOT7’s member’ on GOT7’s Japanese official website. According to the post, Jackson is not going to take part in any GOT7’s activities in Japan at all from now. Staffs explained, “Following Jackson’s idea to condition his body and adjust schedules”.
They said sorry on this situation. Staffs revealed, “Although we repeated talking to Jackson, regretfully we came to this result”. So from now on, only 6 members of GOT7 without Jackson will have activities in Japan. JYP Entertainment announced that all the activities including releasing albums or having concerts go with only 6 members except for very special situation.
In succession, they added, “GOT7 will aim at the top artist in Japan” and “Keep an eye on GOT7’s Japanese activities”. Meanwhile, some netizens claimed that Jackson seems to trace other Chinese idol members’ trails, who are Kris, LuHan and Lay who left team or are rarely having team activities. The reason why some netizens doubt his intention is he recently released a Chinese solo album. What they are pointing out is Jackson’s arrogant attitude which is not considering GOT7’s other members.