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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. hahaha LOL at VVVIP.. the V in VVIP stands for his nickname V, Seungri is victory in Korean right? and his co-artists in YGE calls him V that is why. According to him it stands for V’s VIP ;not very very important person.. haha!

    6 years ago
  2. it’s cuz YG got Teddy as one of their song writer/producers. he was a member of an old school group called 1TYM.. and he’s from the states. i think he’s still american citizen. (some celebrities give up their american citizenship to get korean citizenship)

    6 years ago
  3. seungri's VVIP is the one!!!! i love it. YG MVs rocks. they are the best.
    fighting scene like infinite, we have seen it ib bigbang's MV years before. that's why i think VVIP is something new.

    6 years ago
  4. ok. please do GD & TOP's baby goodnight for the next kPOP monday pretty pretty please?.=))
    and u guys are always so hilarious. Where you come up with all these ideas? Spudgy? XD

    6 years ago
  5. I vote for INFINITE ~ <3

    6 years ago
  6. Your English is great! I understood you perfectly! Maybe the problem is with your browser? If you are using Internet Explorer 6 sometimes the site doesn't work. I'd recommend trying Firefox, maybe?

    6 years ago
  7. Baby Goodnight is a must:
    1) tons of TOP candy for Martina <3
    2) the style is so far from their other mv's (storymode!) :D
    3) GD reading a book for Simon!

    6 years ago
  8. Okay. Next week, make it three in a row, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRJ4IzpfVUs BABY GOODNIGHT XDD I bet ya simon, martina's gonna faint. HAHA

    6 years ago
  9. You can either go directly to http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/requests, or you can click on the "Request a Song" link at the bottom of the page, in the green toolbar :D

    6 years ago
  10. We're from Canada :D

    6 years ago
  11. Woke up early this morning to see if my husband's video was going to be on Music Mondays and you guys TOTALLY MADE MY DAY :D
    I actually wanted to see if you guys would comment on the 5 Seungris posing as the members of Big Bang at around :33 of the music video ): but it's okay… I actually prefer "What Can I Do?" as a song, but "VVIP" as a music video, just because Baby Ri looks amazing in his 12384891 different outfits xD
    I liked ZEA's fight scene. HAHAA I loved BTD but Seungri's is more entertaining because who else would fight with a top hat? Only Lee Seunghyun <3
    Keep doing what you guys do!

    6 years ago
    • We wanted to comment on them, but we had already talked a lot about the other things in the video. Sometimes videos are just goldmines with tons of things to talk about, and we just don't have enough time to mention them all. This was one of em :D

      6 years ago
  12. Seeing as it was an ACTUAL fight scene, I'd have to go with Infinite on this one.

    6 years ago
  13. VVIP!!!!

    6 years ago
  14. Eve

    Infinite's BFD had the better fight and song. Totally agree with Simon about the creep factor, could only watch it once. Really liked his What Can I Do video and song though. Requesting this for next week.

    6 years ago
  15. I vote for Seungri! VVIP hwaiting!! ;D

    6 years ago
  16. Seungri all the way!!

    6 years ago
  17. While I like the creativeness of Seungri's video, I am going to have to vote for Infinite because the choreography was more intense. I don't dislike either video though.

    6 years ago
  18. VViP of course. martina's right. baby seungri is not a baby anymore. but i'm still going to call him baby. lol

    6 years ago
  19. whoa. this video ssssooooo cute.

    2000 vote for seungri's VVIP.

    6 years ago
  20. infinite's BTD!!!! :)

    6 years ago
  21. I actually liked the throwing card scene because it looked pretty haha xD
    I loved everyone expression when the cards were falling down~

    6 years ago
  22. I enjoyed this video! Haha at the potion part. Cheers for Simon in his zombie shirt and the SungKyunkwan Scandal chibi wallpaper on the laptop :D I liked the Big Bang parody part a lot too~

    *Pirouette*

    Voting for Infinite, the fight is more intense there and looks much better than Seungri's.

    6 years ago
  23. I go for infinitee~~~ :3 <3

    6 years ago
  24. Haha! Love your Music Mondays, they make my day! :D
    Only thing was I was surprised at the lack of mention of Seungri's impersonation of his Big Bang hyungs around 0:34 but it was still hilarious (:
    As for the showdown this week, I think I'm going to have to go with Infinite's endless fight scene in Before The Dawn, because even though it was the main focus of the entire video and I was a little more than slightly confused by the whole concept of the MV, I thought their fighting seemed pretty impressive. (:

    6 years ago
  25. Hahahaha!~ ROFL watching Martina transformed into Simon. And i thought i was the only one felt weird about the throwing credit cards scene. Hahaha!~

    Anywaym about the showdown, as much as i love maknae Seungri, i think Inifinite has what it takes to fight handsome-ly. Hehehe!~

    6 years ago
  26. Total no-brainer on the showdown: Infinite. No question whatsoever. Anyone who votes for Seungri is totally biased. "Before the Dawn" is epic and the fight scenes are amazing. (and sad that you didn't review that video this week, but I figured what with Martina's fangirly love for Big Bang it'd probably be Seungri so I'm not surprised =P)

    I think the girl groups are getting a tad neglected lately. Maybe you should review one of the recent girl group releases. Like Secret's "Shy Boy". It's not brand new, but it's new enough to still be performed on all the music shows. Just a thought.

    6 years ago
  27. So today im like ITS MONDAY!!! and my aunt goes "I know Pretty little lairs comes on today."
    So i look at her and i say: WHAT?! NO! Today means a new K-pop monday. BUT GET THIS i sit i watch half the video and my aunt gets mad at me for watching without her because she was making a sandwich. =/

    OMG SIMON RUN!!!!! lol I loved that whole "garret wire routine" Martina pulls my aunt couldn't stop laughing.

    I thought the "make it rain" part in the video was cute but it really isnt as cool as picking up a $100 anyway Infinite gets my vote this week.

    6 years ago
  28. This was one epic music monday! I was laughing my butt off at potion, raunchy thrusting and PIROUETTE! xD Seungri won, but Infite was a good second :)

    MARTINA! You need to review GD&TOP Baby Goodnight that's going to be released in 12 1/2 hours! 6PM Korean Time :D I hope they make mv for Don't Go Home too, since the performance was so cute and cuddly <3<3<3

    6 years ago
  29. lol he's been able to drink for like a year–the age is 20 in Korean age/19 American, and he just turned 20 in American age in December. (i know this cuz i turn 20 tomorrow….hehe)

    anyway, definitely vote for Seungri–Infinite's was, like you said, endless. it got old. meh.

    6 years ago
  30. The best part of the video, was when Seungri dressed up as all 5 members of Big Bang. I had to do a double take before I realized it was Seungri. Plus, his impersonation of them was spot on. xD

    6 years ago
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. I vote for INFINITE1. the fight is awesome and the songs not bad itself. i still love seungri too.

    6 years ago
  35. "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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Next Monday Music: Baby good Night!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  39. 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
  40. INFINITE!!!

    6 years ago
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. I vote for the Strong Baby and nex week: baby good night!

    6 years ago
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. I vote for Infinite. That's a REAL fight scene.

    6 years ago
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. Mai

    I vote for Infinite!! ♥

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

    6 years ago
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. i love seungri but
    Infinite gets my vote

    6 years ago
  60. 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
  61. Thank you! I love your videos!!! <3
    anyway …I vote for VVIP!! XD

    6 years ago
  62. 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
  63. Infinite gets my vote !!!!!!

    6 years ago
  64. 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
  65. I vote for INFINITE!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    6 years ago
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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