September 3, 2012
Verbal Jint “You Deserve Better/Beautiful Enough”
I wonder if anyone agrees with me about my hesitation in getting into Korean Hip Hop. The kind of Hip Hop I’m into: MF Doom, El-P, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, even Necro (for the lols). Korean Hip-Hop, though, I’m not sure if there’s anything out there like the stuff I’m into. Silly wordplay, polysyllabic rhyming, battle MCing. Stuff like that. It seems, though, that most of the Korean Hip Hop I’ve been exposed to is about relationships and the difficulties of being in love. That’s not really my thing, you know? So, I’m looking for different kinds of Korean Hip Hop, if you know any. Just nothing pertaining to love or being with other people, or the everyday struggle.
Venus Kim “Exercise”
BA BA BA BA BAAA BA BA! buh
BA BA BA BA BAAA BA BA!
There has to be a musical-theory hypothesis about why lyrics that aren’t words are so catchy. 2NE1 has this down pat. Other bands do it a lot, too. But…why is it so fun? I’m gonna sing BA BA BA BA BAAA BA BA all day now. Come on: I know one of you is studying music in university. What’s the secret? I must know!
Also, this is one of the most low-budget videos we’ve ever reviewed (besides GoGoStar) and we love it! HA! Maybe because we’re so low budget ourselves that watching this video makes us feel warm in our tummies. We just know a lot of people who want to make videos but are like “I can’t because I don’t have big cameras” so they don’t do anything. Venus Kim: I think you shot this video on your iPhone, and it’s still awesome, and I hope other people can watch this and feel the same. BA BA BA BA BAAA BA BA!
The Black Skirts “International Love Song”/strong>
Okay, we’ve had a couple request for this guy and I’m not fully sure if I should call this a solo artist (who apparently plays all the instruments and does the singing by himself) or an actual band. I read some mixed stories online, so maybe he had a band at one point but now it’s just him or…I don’t know! If anyone knows his back story besides what I already mentioned in the video, let me know! I really love Holiday’s voice. He has that kind of natural feel to his voice that isn’t totally perfectly trained but still really lovely and way better than anything I could ever do. *sigh* Anyways, I didn’t mention anything about the hand drawn chalk animation, but it’s actually pretty hilarious. It might seem normal but as the video continues on it gets kind of…strange…including a pig being painted as a zebra in order to date a zebra. I’m sure that zebra will be happy to find out you’ve been faking your breed. Anyhoo, great song and I’m sorry if any of you are on the breaks with someone because this song might be a real tear jerker for you.