K-Pop For Swizz Beats, Will.i.am

Two more America hip-hop stars have hitched their wagon to the K-pop craze.

Producer Swizz Beatz plans to team up with the South Korean entertainment company O & Media in a deal that should result in cross-cultural exchange of music acts attached to their respective names.

While in Seoul to sign the deal, he told reporters, “My idea to bridge the world together with music starting in Asia and going to the West is something that is new, untapped and leading to the future of bringing the worlds together. This partnership is the beginning of making history.”

The acts that he wants to introduce to the West include Kara, Big Bang, Boa and 2NE1.

He may have to stand in line with respect to this last group. Will.i.am arrived in South Korea Feb. 27 to help promote Intel’s Ultrabook Project as well as 2NE1’s upcoming U.S. album.

The female hip-hop quartet and the Black Eyed Peas leader have reportedly worked on 10 songs together and during his stay in Korea he will supposedly discuss producing them as well.

A 2NE1 representative told Star News that will.i.am is even talking about setting up a special studio in his “temporary place of residence” in Korea.