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Kpop Music Mondays: Seungri “VVIP”

January 31, 2011

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Big Bang two weeks in a row? You betcha! Last week we did GD&TOP’s Knock Out, and a few weeks before that we did High High. This week for Kpop Music Mondays we review Seungri’s “VVIP” and try to deal with the weird, weird interpretation of Alice in Wonderland.

Let’s start off by saying that YG always has cool videos. This is no exception. Great fashion, weird but cool looking models, bizarre concept. Bam. It’s got it all. Problem is, the concept has a bit of an odd loophole to it that we couldn’t help but feel a bit uncomfortable with. In Alice in Wonderland, Alice has that potion and cake that make her grow big or small in size. In this video, though, when Alice drinks the potion she grows up, like an adult. But, still, that’s just a body change. Alice is still a minor! And then Seungri leans in for a kiss? PEDOBEAR! And, again – we mentioned this in the video – Seungri’s not the pedobear; it’s just the character he plays in the video :D

Martina was quite surprised to see that Seungri looks older now (but not fakely older through a weird potion, mind you). He doesn’t look like the younger kid brother member of Big Bang, and probably will be able now to take part in their beer ads since he’s an adult now. Good for him! Martina had some fun doodling his pictures. Here are a couple of them:

Seungri Before:

Big Bang Beer

Seungri After:

Big Bang Beer 2

At least, we think he’s old enough to drink legally in Korea now. What’s the legal drinking age here?

Another thing: the “Make it Rain” with credit cards made us laugh our asses off. That is just not impressive. Lots of people have lots of credit cards (with lots of debt on them as well), so when Seungri says he’s got lots of money, throwing cards up in the air just ain’t the way to prove it. For that matter, since we’re talking about clubs, we don’t really get the whole idea of a VVIP. I thought VIP was enough. Why add another V to it? Very Very Important Person? Doesn’t that make a regular VIP feel like a bum? And what of the non VIPs? What’s to stop them from making VVVIP? I think they need a new letter. Like SIP (Super Important Person) or STRIP (Super Totally Rawesome Important Person). That’d give a new meaning to a strip club.

Thanks to JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for continuing to translate all of our videos into Korean. They’ve also started translating some of our blog posts as well, which is totally awesome. Check out our Korean Like a Pro 2 post and check out the Korean below the post. Wow! Also, if you’re a fan of Seungri’s VVIP, or his other song, What Can I Do, you can buy the album and have it shipped to you by clicking the link below. Huzzah!

Big Bang : Seung Ri Mini Album Vol. 1 - V.V.I.P

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  1. Drinking is 20 korean age, 19 typical age.

    Great review guys! I totally freaked when martina changed into this raunchy guy :D it brought back certain (disturbing) memories of some childhood friends. Seungri is still sexy….even if he has the role of a pedobear haha.

    My vote goes for infinite, their fight scene is more…action packed…? Seungri's just a dance and it's nice to watch but Infinite has your attention from the get go.

    6 years ago
  2. Oh yeah and something impressive with Seungri is he wrote and composed on this album. He just didn't one song (not sure what that is since I don't have the CD booklet). So I'm very proud of him!

    6 years ago
  3. So proud of baby Panda. He's all grown up for real this time keke. I enjoy the song so much and love the live performance. The fight scene live is great. The video is super cute. With the little girl if you watch the ending it seems like she's supposed to be daydreaming everything. So I think it's her day dreaming that she's with Seungri and get his attention etc. from how it seems. So that doesn't make it too creepy lol.

    6 years ago
  4. I vote for INFINITE1. the fight is awesome and the songs not bad itself. i still love seungri too.

    6 years ago
  5. "What VVIP means?-Very Very Important Person"That's super-duper stupid (lol)…Ok!And what VVIP -what does this have with the whole theme of the video? VVIP is the Queen, Emperor, President…Mark Zuckerberg (xD) but somehow not and 10 old child!Or here we have the cliché -"you are special "<-maybe is that!
    That thing with the potion, i think is metaphorically!In the book, Alice grew in stature, but here it is metaphorically – years!And when u're older,normally u no longer walk with kid shoes :3 And don't forget-this is all dream!If it was real then the girl had to be naked-because all her clothes were torn!!!Dreams are craaazyyy somethimes!!!Like here-he's(Seungri) fighting four guys,and instead of like punching and kicking he does pirouette!!!(somehow i like that…xD)
    But that thing with te credit cards….ugh!Totally not cool!Nobody can't use them,because the PIN thing,and when everything is over u have to clean the floor because the whole is covered ,with you'r credit cards…!!!And if you don't find them all u will have to declare them stolen…

    YG is the best!If you have not noticed ,most of the singers imitate the style of YG family members!!!

    Simon u'r T-Shirts rulz!!!

    Martina-"GD&TOP crushed them!They crushed them" is the best!!Hahaha like Draculla!!!

    My VOTE is for INFINITE-"Before The Dawn"!

    P.S how old is Seungri?I was thinking he's 20-24?!@_@

    6 years ago
  6. I vote Infinite BTD those fight scenes were hard core! The part where he jumps up in the air and kicks like three guys in the face, while fire is in background…EPIC!

    6 years ago
  7. Infinite gets my vote…sorry Seungri ><!! And for the next Music Monday vid, I would like to request PSY-RIGHT NOW!!! :P

    6 years ago
  8. Next Monday Music: Baby good Night!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  9. I vote for Infinite! Few years ago i read somewhere that there isn't a thing like legal drinking age in Korea, but Wikipedia says it's 19 (20 koren age)…

    6 years ago
  10. INFINITE!!!

    6 years ago
  11. This was the funniest MM in a long time for me.
    I'm voting for Infinite, even though some of their bruises look hella fake.

    6 years ago
  12. i loved the VVIP video and loved ur review!! u guys are awesome!
    i would like to request INFINITE's BTD or TeenTOP's Supa Love (yes martina, its teen TOP! xD)
    anyway even though Seungri was awesome and YG videos are the epic-est of all, my vote goes to INFINITE's BTD because…well they had the better fight scene :)
    PS. I wanted to ask you guys, what ringtones did you use recently? just curious :D

    6 years ago
  13. I vote for the Strong Baby and nex week: baby good night!

    6 years ago
  14. Kay

    The pedobear was totally what I thought when I first saw the video!
    (Hey….is your wallpaper Sungkyunkwan Scandal?! I love that drama!)
    I admit I'm an Infinite fan……but Seungri's fight scene was just so ridiculous I pick him :P

    6 years ago
  15. I dunno, I think VVIP looks like WIP – y'know, like "WIP IT! WIP it goooooooood.. !"

    Oh, and new subject for my nightmares: Simon in that wig. Thanks, Simon! :p

    6 years ago
  16. I vote for Infinite. That's a REAL fight scene.

    6 years ago
  17. My vote goes to… VVIP xD
    Guys you are the best ^___^b… my week is even better with you because I love Music Mondays so much that I cant wait too see it every week … thanks for everything ^^

    6 years ago
  18. This has got to be the funniest K-pop music Monday in a while. I love the references to past videos, Martina planning to kill Simon (then deciding not to), and the magical transformation. This made my day. Thanks, Eatyourkimchi! :D

    6 years ago
  19. I vote for INFINITE. Considering their fight scene was… an actual fight scene? Hahah.

    Speaking of INFINITE, it would be totally awesome if you reviewed BTD.

    (I probably shouldn't be watching your videos right now, considering I just had jaw surgery and I'm supposed to be careful about laughing, but… I can't resist. XD)

    6 years ago
  20. The magical transformation was the best part. I was completely expecting Martina to be decked out in some crazy heels, but was *not* expecting for Simon to be there instead all, " WRAAAAAAAAH!" On that note, I should make some more coffee, because I just choked on the last bit while laughing at this video. =D

    6 years ago
  21. Mai

    I vote for Infinite!! ♥

    6 years ago
  22. even though i love seungri, Infinite does the better fighting!

    6 years ago
  23. i love this. seungri u are my VVIP. no doubt he's the no 1# raising star in UK though. i'm proud of u baby V waw. great job seungri yayyayyay

    please GD and TOP for next week. their new MV are going to be the most romantic MV ever. kyaaa

    6 years ago
  24. eva

    Martina I agree with you the boy has now become a man. However Simon yeah the potion thing creepy but still found it interesting
    now for the showdown : as much as I like this MV and the dance battle I have to say that Infinite's was so much better they were actually fighting so cool

    6 years ago
  25. actually i have no problem with this MV. it's something new though! it's different from other idol's video. whatever things that people talk about this video, i still like it. at least it's not boring.

    6 years ago
  26. it's VVIP because his name is victory and their fan club name is VIP. he just added his name on it. search before u guys give critics. VVIP got my vote of course. and this video is actually a fantasy-like video. so he could do what he want then. next week review GD and TOP baby good night please.

    6 years ago
  27. Showdown vote: Infinite since it was actual fight choregraphy.

    For next week, do Baby Good Night!! It's GDTOP again, but you can never have too much T.O.P. or GD!!!!!

    6 years ago
  28. for the showdown my vote is for Infinite :BTD that was an actual fight. Seungri did a couple of dance moves that didnt really even looked like fighting.

    6 years ago
  29. i love seungri but
    Infinite gets my vote

    6 years ago
  30. I was having a really bad Monday until I saw this =) Pedo or not, I still love my Seung ri. Though I agree the whole potion thing in the MV was kinda creepy too. Also, I totally love Martina for being a BB (esp T.O.P) stan! =)

    6 years ago
  31. Thank you! I love your videos!!! <3
    anyway …I vote for VVIP!! XD

    6 years ago
  32. Infinite!!!
    The battle part is much more impressive that the pirouette of Seungri -_-"
    I wanted to see Simon trying their Scorpion Dance… I guess it's dead…
    Anyway, it made me laugh a lot!!! I also want a potion that can turn my flat shoes in high heels!!!

    6 years ago
  33. Infinite gets my vote !!!!!!

    6 years ago
  34. I started laughing when you guys were going over the dance moves and the transformation. Before the Dawn has the better fight sequence.

    6 years ago
  35. I vote for INFINITE!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  36. drinking age in Korea is 19(not korean age, american? age).. Anyways fun fun fun video!! Huzahh!!

    6 years ago
  37. OMG!! i feel the same way about the video…LOVE the style but it is kind of creepy if you think too much in the concept.
    Absolutely love the fight scene of BTD and that video totally rocks by the way :)
    Thanks for the videoo!!

    6 years ago
  38. See, the thing with the potion doesn't bother me. Why? Because the whole MV played out like a dream (her dream) and who wouldn't like to dream about suddenly getting older, and a gorgeous man saving your life and falling in love with you? And of course, she has to wake up just before the awesome hero/prince/ect kisses her. Why does it always work out that way?

    Anyway, great review as always! (Even when sometimes I don't agree with your opinion, but whatever.)

    6 years ago
  39. I don't get the VVIP thing either, but it's very common in Asian society. I was in Indonesia over the summer and an invite said VVIP and I just thought it was a typo but oh, I was wrong. There were another set of doors in the back of the VIP room for the VVIP's.

    Anyways. GREAT JOB! And thank you!

    6 years ago
    • i think the meaning of VVIP is probably Seungri's VIP (VIP is the fanclub of Bigbang) and V is his initial for his english name, Victory.. so my first guess was tht it meant Victory's VIP.
      dunno if tht helps xD

      6 years ago
  40. Okay, I'm pretty sure you need to keep doing Kpop Mondays forever, because this is hilarious. ^__^ The potion transformation and Martina getting ready to choke Simon was just what I needed to get me through Monday!

    6 years ago
    • … especially when Martina drank the potion and poof, there's Simon! Ahahhahaha!

      6 years ago
    • Ha! I can't imagine us doing this in our 60s. Or, I can imagine it, but I see Simon doing a Face Arousal Raunchy Thrusting and throwing out a hip.

      6 years ago