The LiFTED 50 Number 10: Jackson Wang
The Magic Man was everywhere
Jackson Wang has 33 million Instagram followers, which is nearly triple the amount of the closest MC on this list, STΔN. He’s also arguably had the biggest year of all Asian artists that aren’t from Korea. So why isn’t he on top of the LiFTED 50? While follower count is one metric, there is something about Jackson’s music and live shows that are much more K-pop than they are Hip Hop. While we know Jackson has skills on the mic, his wildly-successful Magic Man album and world tour have made his focus more boy band than B-boy.