Epik High returns to Japan

Hannah Kim, April 27, 2016, 10:27 a.m.

Hip-hop trio Epik High is due to release the Japanese version of “Don’t Hate Me” on April 27, ahead of its planned Japan tour, the group’s agency YG Entertainment announced Tuesday, April 26. “Don’t Hate Me,” a pop punk tune with the catchy refrain “Everybody hates me, but you love me and I love you,” was released in 2012 in both Korea and Japan.

The Japanese version of the song is a collaboration with Gashima, a Japanese rapper and songwriter from White Jam.

The revised version of the song’s music video will be included in the repackaged album “The Best of Epik High -- Show Must Go On & On,” which will be released in Japan in June.

Epik High, who performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that ended April 24, will kick off its third Japan tour with a concert in Aichi on April 29, and also play in Kanagawa, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Sendai, Osaka and Okinawa, wrapping up May 20.

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