Bloods: No Fun

This week MTV Iggy picks five acts to watch, from South Korea's 2NE1 to Ghanaian rapper Bryte to Paris-based producer Myth Syzer

2NE1 made waves throughout South Korea by differing themselves from their fellow cookie-cutter all-girl pop groups, who seemed to take stage as eye candy rather than as performers. Influenced by hip-hop, R&B and a good dose of electronic dance, 2NE1 is known for their empowering lyrics and powerful vocals, but aren’t afraid to indulge in bold thematic music videos. Their winter single “Missing You” takes a breather from their usual fierce approach—in their take on the standard ballad, the juxtaposition between the moods of the verses and the chorus keeps you hooked. Stay tuned for their 2014 world tour and new album, both titled AON: All or Nothing.