It was announced, earlier this week, that Epik High's new book-album Map the Soul
would be released on March 27, 2009.
The group will be selling the album directly to the fans through the website www.mapthesoul.com
, and without the help of any major record label. They are, instead, sporting a shiny "Map the Soul Inc." on their youtube channel. Their reason for doing this is so they can reduce the prices for the Book Album, stating that "our kids" wouldn't be able to buy an album and a book for the prices that a company gives.
The book-album is just as it sounds, and was meant to inspire the youth to tap into their creativity, and do things accordingly.
Let's wish Epik High good luck, thought they probably won't need it since fans crashed the website on March 22nd, with over 300,000 hits, it's not easy releasing an album by yourself.
, Map the Soul website
, Map the Soul YT Channel