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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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 ^^

  5. 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

  6. 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 ^^

  7. 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…

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

  9. 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.

  10. I am so glad I donated $40.

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

  12. 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)

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

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

  15. 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

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

  17. 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…

  18. OMG, this was so perfect! I mean, OMGWHYYOUGUISENOREVIEWINSERTBANDNAMEHERE!1! No, really, though, I needed that laugh. Brilliant! :D

  19. Ah.
    I forgot about the time difference and thought I was safe from an April Fool’s Day KMM.
    WAAAAEEEEEEEE~???!!!!!
    I survived through the whole video though! :D T.T Ugh.

  20. ahahah well that….was interesting!!

  21. It’s true you guise should teach English! I understood almost all of this.:) thanks for fun. :)

  22. martina martina martina i love your unicorn shirt where can i buy oneeeee? :D
    also lmao this video made me die internally in both a good and a bad way so funny but so cheesy

  23. I give the Engrish a 10 out of 5. It’s amazing. It’s like you’re native speakers. No accent at all. The grammar was a little . . .
    But really you guys were awesome. You should teach English if you get tired of being rap stars.

  24. Someone call Busker Busker Brad and Eric Nam — it’s clear who really deserves the best rookie Golden Spudgy.

  25. I seriously expected to be Rick Rolled with those links guise. You could have really trolled me hahaha

  26. Okay! So the video has been watched, and the lols have been had! Awesome to find this after getting back from work! :D Although, I now realize the error of my ways, in spelling my name with the Ø, which i should have replaced with an O. *nod* This was super fun tho! Totally made the rest of my day :D
    EYK Crew! Fighting!
    Totally my new fav kpop group!
    Let me see if i got this right, ahem.
    Martina, Lead rapper
    Simon, Main dancer, vocals
    Leigh, Maknae
    Soozee, Visuals.
    Is this correct?

  27. The level of awesome in this video is too dang high!

  28. My illegible name is Synnøve Øverby ;) in case ya wanna C/P and get the ø in there :P

    Now, to watch the video :o Reading blog posts first, ftw!

  29. Great way to give a shout out. I still think “Milkshake” by 4Minute will forever be my favorite April Fool’s KPop Music Monday, but this is a close second. As for Rebecca Black’s “Friday” yes it is a ridiculous song but I bet you might change you mind if you look up Scott Bradlee’s version.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fguZT3QZGJc

  30. This is bad guys, really bad. But I laughed so hard I felt !
    Thank you for this awesome video ; I wasn’t in a good mood but thanks to you now I have a smile all over my face

  31. Thank you for the wonderfull funny video <3

  32. This was bad, guiz. Not going to lie. Worse than Beastie Boys.

  33. EYK’s got my vote for the MAMA 2014 “Discovery of the Year” award! Cheesy as you are, you guys are a scream and love what you do. P.S. I give the English rhymes a 2 out of 5!

  34. I wish this had english subtitles… my english is still not perfect and it’s a little difficult to understand :(
    but either way, I loved this!! <3

  35. This seems like something that Michael Scott from the Office would do

  36. Wait…you mean those WEREN’T professional musicians disguised as you guys??!!?

  37. This was amazing, it looks just like an 80’s mv XD

    Great job guys! ^o^

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