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Sometimes we take things far. Then we take things too far. This…this we’ve taken too far. BUT THERE IS NO TURNING BACK NOW!

So, a little back story on this video: a year and a half ago we ran our fundraiser to build the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio. With the fundraiser we gave different perks to different levels of contribution. We created, packaged, and shipped out all of those perks, except for just one. The $50 perk.

For those 20 people that bought the $50 perk, they were to get a video which shouted out their names in some type of a thank you song format. Why did we say a song? What made us think that we were capable of such a huge undertaking? We’re not musically talented! We can’t sing! We can’t make good music! We actually attempted this video twice, TWICE, before we abandoned the horrendous train wreck of footage. One of those abandoned videos was Martina playing her melodica while I sang over it. We don’t have to be talented to have opinions on stuff, that’s why we make Kpop Music Monday reviews filled with silly jokes and skits! But we do have to be talented to make a song. So after erasing footage and wracking our brains we finally decided to just go down with the burning ship and embrace our lack of talent. Our lack of it clearly shows in this video. Like whoa.

So, we decided to try to do something creative and special with just a subtle hint of 80s quality programming. Just the tiniest amount of 80s of course. So we thought, how about doing a guided tour of the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio to show people how the studio looks a year later, while also thanking the different people who contributed to that perk? If we make it an 80s style music video our extreme lack of talent won’t really show through! Brillant! And not only would we do a guided tour, we’d make it a super cool one-shot video! A seamless video without any edits and only improvised “rapping”.

It took us hours to prepare all the spots in the studio that we would be stopping at, all which would be perfectly timed to the cheesy 80s instrumental that Martina created. Secret markings on the floors and walls for Leigh to lean on to capture it all just perfectly. We did multiple dry runs to make sure Soozee knew where to duck under the camera and prepare the next spot, and for me and Simon to know exactly where to stand, for Leigh to grab all the action! We printed out all the donator’s names and had them ready to grab and we promised each other NOT to prepare our lines in advance. Let’s make this an improv song that’s funny and off the cuff! What could possibly go wrong? WHAT. WHAT!????

We finished this video in December, yes, December, but we looked at the footage and groaned. We did our best to salvage it by hamming up the 80s vibe but the final product was clearly cheesier than we had intended, so cheesy we had to edit out the whole one-shot aspect of it because it went on for too long. The improv rapping has remained (if you can’t tell) along with some giggling, but we edited out as many of the in-between dance breakdowns as possible.

This has the potential to be the next Rebecca Black in terms of cringe. Did Rebecca Black know how bad her video was when she saw it or did she think, “wow it looks great” cause I can tell you, we were like “dear gawd what have we created.” We contemplated re-filming something yet again but realized that we probably can’t actually do any better without hiring an actual musician. A musician wearing wigs to just look like us.

So, we thought, what better day to post this video than on April Fool’s Day? You were waiting for a Music Monday: you got this instead. The ultimate prank! Isn’t it? Ha! Ha? ha :( I mean, haha! April Fool’s Day! We got you…we got you so good! We were only pretending to be really bad at rapping. Please don’t hate us!

But feel free to leave really positive comments expressing the complete opposite of what you feel, kind of like backwards day, which will confuse and troll everyone in the comment section. Some example of such excellent comments would be, “OMG this is greatest song I’ve ever heard!” or “You guise should seriously consider quitting your day jobs and becoming musicians” or even “I’m an executive producer at a big label record company and I’ll be in contact to sign you”. While you might have suffered through this video, you cannot allow other people to get away so easily. Spread the April Fool’s Day cheer by leaving a totally misleading comment.

Oh, and if you’d like to see where we got our 80s inspiration from, look no further then this link here, but we were hoping it would turn out more like this.

And once again, a big huge thank you to the very patient 20 people who waited for this song to come out. Sorry it was so bad…not bad meaning good, but bad meaning bad, you know? Nonetheless, we really appreciate your contribution. Thank you to:

Bing Lin, Liz Davies, Paige Anctil, Rachel Seagroatt, Erica (last name illegible), Jeffrey Leung, Lynsey Shepherd, Ian Blizzard, Jacobo Lanzarini, Dani Fujikawa, Wei-Xi Kha, Elisabeth Kirchhoff, Synnn…(also illegible), Simon Marchand, Cheryl Bourbeau, Ashley Johnson, Teri Archibald, Dakota James, Mike Pfeifle, Megan Hare, and Samantha Faggett

Yep. I’d usually put a subscribe button at the bottom of this post, but I’m worried people will UNclick it with this video. So…let’s just leave it at that. Happy April Fool’s Day!

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  1. Wanderwear

    I’m pretty sure that was there worst rap ever… There were was no drug use, profanity, sexual references (Except the panini incident…), guns/violence, hydraulics, or naked ladies (not like Bare Naked Ladies, but like real naked ladies). But I suppose the rhyming and the vocals were pretty much right on for a rap!

  2. Wow I see that hip-hop training by Drunken Tiger really paid off

  3. Well…that was painful

  4. Sara Suzanne Berg

    The April Fool’s day joke was lost on me… i watched on Wednesday. :

  5. Oh. My. Ghod! The pain! The agony! Please make another one! We can get rid of nukes and use the video instead. Armageddon!

    Oh wait. Nah. great job guys ;-)

  6. Karen Rivera

    The real question here is…will we ever see what’s behind the “evil” door? Maybe they keep kpop idols there O_O

  7. Needs more Taeman.

  8. /whispers/ Martina, where did you get that lovely unicorn shirt???
    I can’t really.. say anything else.. about the video… because.. just because.

  9. hey, April’s fool is on Tuesday, not on Monday. So we should get to see normal KMM(I was so looking forward to hear about Lee Mishelle’s – Without you or about MBLAQ’s – Be a Man). I’m sad, I need a cookie. And Rebecca Black should teach you about week days

  10. Fantastic :D Simply fantastic. Or should I say fantastic elastic…… :P :P

  11. Marta_Loves_Spudgy

    I tweeted the video to Puff Daddy/P Diddy/Diddy/Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs and he tweeted me back saying he is really interested in meeting with you because he really liked the song. you should be hearing from him soon.

  12. The best rap ever!

  13. Gracie グレイス

    And omg this is so terrible that it’s good! (Like terrible in a cute and dorky way that looks like you guys had a lot of fun filming) And I see my friend’s art work on your fan art wall ermahgawsh :OO

  14. Gracie グレイス

    Really regretting that I didn’t contribute to your fundraiser a while back since I’ve been a fan of yours for a while -le sigh- If you guys ever have another one, I’ll be sure to help ^^

  15. Sara Napsey

    One of my teachers gave us a test yesterday and said it was open book. I have a feeling (because he’s a total sadist) that he’ll tell us it was just a homework grade. The cheesyness and hilarity of this video is keeping me from tearing my hair out in despair T_T

  16. If ANYONE insults my favourite unnies and oppa I will find you and burn your eyelashes!! EYK, I love you forEVAH!

    *Hrm* On another note, this video made me feel really good. After almost 20 years of amateur acting experience, where I SO many times were forced to improvise in front of many sour looking teenagers, I think I finally saw something that was even more cringeworthy XD But I still love you, and I guess one of the reasons are because you are so awkward ^^

  17. Samantha Gillespie

    I… I still didn’t know it was a prank until the end…
    I mean, ah. OBVIOUSLY I knew it was a prank right from the beginning. I mean it’s April Fool’s. Yeah I knew yeah um…
    *looks side to side and slinks into shadows*

  18. That was… interesting. Lol. I can’t even

  19. Can you guys please make another one? omg this was pretty wicked. it is totally different to what actual musicians come up with. i prefer listening to this all day. it has a good vibe, i had fun listening to it, the music was pretty cool and you guys managed to do a whole song worth of rap which would take a singer probably a week or more to even think of. i’m not only saying all of this because i am a huge fan but also because eyk has the talent to come up with stuff people enjoy….well i enjoy watching you stuff. i’m a EYKC fan….yup, my friends are probably seeing this comment now and in a few minutes of sending this i am most probably going to get txts and fb msgs asking if i have ditched being a VIP for being a EYK groupie….that is most likely the case (don’t worry my dear friends, i am still a VIP. i just prefer watching EYK then big bang stuff….bring it!) but seriously i shall await for your next epic video

  20. Bubalooy

    Why do I feel like I’m going to get majorly trolled by clicking on those “where we got our 80’s inspiration from” links? You guise wouldn’t rick roll me or something would you? Would you? :( Oh well I guess I will take my chances and see…

  21. Madeleine Stråhle
    Madeleine Stråhle

    I’M LAUGHING SO HARD I DIDN’T F*CKING REMEMBER THAT IT WAS APRIL FOOLS UNTIL YOU SAID IT XDDDDDDDD
    DONE WITH MYSELF

  22. I feel sorry for people who weren’t alive in the 80’s and never saw this type of TV viewing when it was totally cutting edge….

    Amazing.

  23. Thank you thank you thank you!
    EYK never fails to put a smile on my face no matter what :) ….even if your rapping skills leave a lot to be desired….but good effort, guise!
    (You were successful at trolling us, though, my dog watched the whole thing while tilting his head from side-to-side. I think he wants to be an EYK volunteer)

  24. I just…don’t know what to say. Its different and special :)

  25. I am so glad I donated $40.

  26. I was like half-awake when I saw this XD You could imagine . It took me until I’ve watched half of the video+ reading the blog post + scrolling down on the comments, to finally understand what was going on. I loved the tour though! I’m so glad you guys had the studio very nicely done with the donations. :D

    On a side note though, are you guys still going to upload the real Music Mondays video? I’ve been waiting so much since Lee Michelle’s “Without You” came out and have been constantly voting. *pouts*

  27. Alicia Fisher

    AHH!! This was so great!! Made my day!

  28. IsabelKibum

    Haha was this the “80s party” I saw written on a board in an earlier video???? It was GREAT!! Changed my life! seriously…….

  29. Thank you!!! XD

  30. Well, at least we now know what happened to those pants…

  31. jacobowastaken

    haheoahe I just love you guise.

  32. Sarah Lacy

    It’s like Itaewon Freedom… but… even more awkward… how is this possible???
    (This really made me laugh though, especially since I wasn’t expecting it, it’s still March for another five hours here)

  33. EYK, I….don’t know what to say……how do I express this.. :D

  34. Megan Yoder

    LOLZ thanks for reminding me it’s April Fools Day.

  35. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    Words…escape me.

  36. Jessica Lewis

    Thank you, EYK for making me laugh and smile in joy after a long day at work. I LOVE YOU! <3 =D

  37. I thought I knew all of the k-idol groups that were debuting this year, but I never heard of the EYK crew. I’m flabbergasted you guys were awesome. I

  38. Natsu W.

    Awwww yeahhhh EYK Crew WUT! Y’all just made my day. <3

  39. I appreciate the aprils fools (that video was hilarious guys), but I was kind of hoping you’d also do another review for Lee Michelle’s-Without You. That song is right up your alley. Keeping my fingers crossed that you are going to review it!

  40. Oh Em Gee Guise!!!!!!! What are you doing making videos about Korea?!?!? You should totally be making MVs!!! Oooooh soooo Naaaasty!!!!!!

    Seriously though guise, LOVED it because it was just…just so eggcellent. And I lurve your T-shirt Martina!!! And I have a dream to one day come and find my name on the donor wall…

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