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Jay Park – Appetizer

  1. Love this song. Jay Park is one of da best Korean rappers I’ve heard. It’s hard not to like it…. Love ya Jay Park. ^_^

  2. Haters can eat a D*ck LOL . . .best line ever

  3. gah! this kid is seriously talented.

  4. 최고다 촥촥 감기네…

  5. I absolutely LOVE this song but watching those girls in the MV “pretend” to party was hilarious. They looked so awkward it was almost cringworthy. XD

  6. Amazingly multi-talented artist!
    WTF! This is real.

  7. This is JP style!!!! yeaaaaaah~ He is dope and creative :) Never plagiarize the lyrics and music haha

  8. Jay park your music makes me happy always~~ thanks

  9. hope he gets reviewed next week at least!

  10. hope this get reviewed

  11. <3 heart heart heart
    he's real and fab..
    i love you jay

  12. ♥♥♥♥

  13. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  14. I want them to review this

  15. No one can beat this! J Park is back~♥

  16. These comments are ridiculous If you do not likely cursing, fine, that’s your right but to belittle someone that curses just because YOU don’t like it is FUCKED UP! And what’s this talk about Korean values and American values? Are you serious!? Everyone loves to put blame on “American culture and values” but honestly there is no such thing! There are 50 states and every city and every town has different cultures and values, just like any other country in the world ESPECIALLY South Korea. Does a person from Busan act like a people from Seoul? Of course not because everyone is different. I honestly think the biggest issue we have as human is always trying to lump people together and place the blame on others. I truly believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but to bring someone else down because of it is mean and wrong. Hopefully one day people will grow and learn and become more educated people because of it. It all starts with the individual, so for these people who are filled with “disappointment” for Jay Park I really want you to ask your self why…is it because he’s not like you? Is it because he doesn’t believe the same things as you? (ie.cursing) People always preach tolerance when it comes to big things like religion but the small things matter too…Its okay to not like some of his songs and to like others :) But just kept it at that level, calling something “trash”…how is that different from cursing?

  17. now he sounds like evry1 else now :’C *crys*

  18. I don’t understand these comments. “losing korean values”? what are korean values? lol I really hope everyone here knows most korean teens can probably fit more swear words in a sentence than the english language even allows.
    Plus, remember why jay park is solo? He went through probably as much crap as one can in the korean music industry (besides TABLO lol) and came back… alone… against JYPE, the all-powerful company who probably has more influence than Jay’s current management company. JYPE, the company that is probably doing all they can to protect the image of the 6 other 2pm members. He writes, produces, dances, puts out his own music and videos…. and I’m willing to bet that it’s MUCH more difficult for him to get his music out and put his videos out there in the mainstream world. um.. no wonder he’s bitter?? Lolll I agree his lyrics aren’t classy. I’m not attracted to guys covered in tats who party and swear a lot (brutal honesty), but that’s who Jay is. Cut him some slack. At least he’s not some fake rich boy coming from a fortunate family background only trying to look badass by imitating a hip hop culture he was never immersed in.

  19. I know I am late to Jay Park’s game and jaywalkers will and should definitely say “bitch, you are late to this game” but better late than never. The time has finally come for me to say that Jay Park is freaking awesome. Downloaded this song, will be downloading more… suggestions welcome.

    • ‘bitch, welcome to the game!’

      he’s very versatile and has stuff ranging from sweet ‘n slow r&b, to club music, to raps, to sweet ballad sounding or acoustic stuff, so there’s really a little bit of everything for everyone depending on your taste! i’d recommend taking a listen to his take a deeper look mini, new breed album, fresh air breath it mixtape, various collabs he’s done (tons actually!) and if you especially want to see his musicality…check out his immortal song performances…that’s the best display of his talent and what he’s able to artistically do. a quick youtube search with his name or albums will pull up most of this stuff. these two videos are just one example to show the different things he can pull off equally well…

  20. Seattle is coming correct this year, omg. So many fresh acts, and Jay leading the way!

  21. If this song made it for kpop music monday that would be AMAZING XD Can you imagine how much fun that would be?

  22. Not only is this a straight up badass song, but it’s free too. Seriously can’t wait for his new album!!

  23. This video reminds me once again of why I love Flowsik so much. “Can you give us some hope before we let go?”

  24. [email protected]

    About time i can finally listen to another Jay Park song ^_^ I will admit Maybe One Day by J.Reyez ft Jay Park is good but this is way better and he’s so inprising and the lyrics are great to

  25. i actually love this song omg

  26. jay is so different from the rest! It’s obvious that his soul is not for sale!

  27. omfg i love this song to bits. i like died when this came out.

  28. it would be a complete travesty if eyk reviewed this video…

    there is no video to review.

    the emptiest bar/club in korea… whenever the zoom out you see that theres like fewer than 20 people there… must have been a private party…

    and lowest budget shoot evvarrrr… no money squandered on hair, make up, or wardrobe here… and shooting in front of the liquor so people viewing will infer that we are drinking instead of spending money on liquor was brilliant!

    also, as someone who loves hip hop i immediately noticed that a lot of his punchlines only half makes sense… the same way no one who is actually into likes nicki minaj because her lyrics only half make sense

    lets analyze a couple that jumped out at me

    “swimming in women but i dont need a safeguard” … no, jay… most people dont require “safeguards” while they swim… what does he mean by safe guard… floaties… a LIFEGUARD, though, is a great safe guard to have when swimming… so i think he meant life guard was the clever metaphor he was going for…. but if he is swimming in women, he definitely needs a safe guard!…. unless hes fishing for an std

    “i am no sidekick, but you bet im next” … hmmm. uh?… i guess… he means… that the side kick stands next to the superhero so hes next… to the super hero… or next to beat up the bad guy.. or when the the super hero dies… he leaves the superhero work to the side kick… in his super hero will… so you would bet that the side kick is next…?

    see how it sounds like it makes sense… but it doesnt.

    but over all he gets points for going hard and i am super proud to see him up high in the charts. although i found this video poorly done, im a jaypark supporter.

    • it’s a free fucking song…………..a gift to his fans…it’s not a comeback or anything like that. A free song and music video and you complain about the budget…lol.

      and I don’t think you understand rap nor the english language.

    • Cyber_3

      Maybe he means he doesn’t need the “safeguard” because he’s shooting blanks – LOL, but I like your explanation better….

      Maybe he means he plans on being the next sidekick? Your comments made me laugh – thanks ^_^v

      Also, thanks so much for the Minaj comment, I thought it was just me. I’m a lot more olde schoolz in my lyric preferences, like back when whole sentences or poetic verses that made sense were used – it doesn’t take a lot of skill to just throw together a bunch of words that rhyme if you don’t have to pay attention to things like meaning and grammar. You may have to flub it occasionally, but not the whole damned song.

      Cyber_3 – it can be done, listen to/watch the opening for “Q” on CBC, Jian does it every weekday.

    • the song is free, the video was shot by a friend of a friend somewhere in Itaewon and it was ‘released’ on youtube…keeping all of that in mind, I don’t think being flashy or producing a high quality look was the intention here, haha.

      about the safe guard bit…first instinct is to think that he’s talking about protection or saying he doesn’t need to practice safe sex but rather than safeguard being related to sex, i think it’s a play on the word ‘swimming’ as you sort of mentioned yourself…he’s saying he receives so much attention from women or is so experienced with them that he doesn’t need any assistance or help when it comes to that game…unlike a beginner who’s learning to swim and may need the help of something to keep safe. lifeguard would have conveyed that meaning more clearly, but it doesn’t flow half as well and implies another person ‘watching over’ your romantic or sexual experiences…kinda awkkkkkward.

      also, the lyrics are ‘I am no psychic, but you bet I’m next’…psychic being a person who can look into the future and confirm what’ll happen. he’s saying he can’t do that, but he’s still ready to bet on himself coming up big because he believes enough in his own abilities.

      anyways, i agree that eyk shoudnt review this. partly because i cant imagine them having much to say about it and partly because this is just a fun video. they should wait for his official comeback. then they should interview him too!

  29. jp really genius musician and bboyrapper so dope

  30. I love appetizet jp song and dance is just like appetizer

  31. These comments about Jay cursing are amazingly and unfairly trite. Jay is an artist. Jay is a human being. Human beings utilize language…even cursing sometimes to get their point across. It doesn’t make him cheap. It doesn’t make him lose his “Korean values” and it doesn’t make him a “typical American rapper”. (By the way, if you think this is typical American hip hop, you are sadly mistaken. There is so much more hip hop that has important things to say. Hip hop started as a way of expressing frustration, sending out a message, and inspiring change and revolution. You only hear crap rap on the radio and TV because that’s what the media wants you to hear…and that goes for pop, rock, country, alternative, etc… You have to search for the good music yourself.)

    And…if you think that all these k-pop idols are just sweet, innocent, virginal things, you are fooling yourselves and in need of a reality check. It’s unfair to put a human being on a pedestal and expect them to be perfect, only to bash them when they do something only slightly wrong in your judgmental eyes. Let these entertainers be human, because they are.

    • Yes, thank you!!! I absolutely agree, there are so many American rappers that do not curse (not that its wrong to curse (freedom of expression))!

      • Thank YOU! Someone that agrees! lol

        I just don’t understand why people are so bothered by his choices as an artist. I say let him be and if he wants to use every curse word in any & every language and that makes him happy, then so be it. If I don’t like something an artist does, I stop listening…plain & simple.

    • Yes!!!!!!!!! My friend and I were talking about this very same topic just a couple hours ago. I’m so over these “typical American rapper” comments that “typically” come from people who haven’t really listened to rap artists outside of Lil Wayne and etc… Your comment was extremely refreshing!

    • Thank you! Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus! Took the words right out of my mouth! *shakes hand*

  32. bump!!!!!!

  33. A real artist right here!!!

  34. GAHH! Luv JAY…really want Simon and Martina to review this!

  35. Definitely not your conventional “kpop” song! And most definitely worth checking out and reviewing!

  36. That s difference but its so great song and nice artist i mean he can do everything when he want

    anyway he’s not k pop but he’s entertainer or K – Hiphop or American – Hiphop … That’s song is not a Pop song but rappin style #Justsayit

  37. this is a dope song cant wait for whats on his album #JAYPARKTAKEOVER2013

  38. There shoulda been a 2nd mixtape! Even though I enjoy anything free, its hard to become selfish Jaywalkerz

  39. Cyber_3

    So, I went and checked out some of this guy’s other tracks and man – he has some serious skillz (dance, singing, rhyming)! It’s too bad about this particular track (see my other comment).

    Can anyone tell me if he has an accent on his Korean? I can’t really tell but it seems like he says things in a “cute” slightly different way than other kpop singers I’ve seen – perhaps it’s just his “style”.

    Cyber_3 – I get that he’s trying to get his name out, but this kind of song is more useful live than as a single and it’s not his first

    • so you’re saying that he should not even release it for free, and just keep it to himself and only perform it live?

      • Cyber_3

        Well, I guess I originally missed the “free” part, but I am not sure what that means for the video (if I can watch it here, or it’s on youtube, technically it’s “free” for me regardless). I guess I was thinking that if you’re going to blow money on a video, why not do it for a better, higher content song. Maybe it’s not clear to me, but did he just go to an independent label or somesuch because his previous stuff was all for a big company and he wasn’t feeling the groove and this is his “breakout” song? If so, I can kind of see the point but from his other stuff, he seems like he has so much more musical skill (even if his style was being repressed) than shouting swears at the camera with his entourage in various cliche scenes. So, for those two reasons, I think that it was a waste of effort to make a video for this song. Also, if this is an advertisement for himself, I find it crass and unimpressive (especially relative to his other work) so I think that he only did himself a disservice in releasing the video when it would probably play out better as a live performance. It’s as much about the time, effort, and respect/admiration earned versus the money. I’m not so sure it’s necessary to prove that you’re ultra “ghetto” to get your bonafides these days…….

        Cyber_3 – Lots of people here seem to love this video but I’m not sure any of them are “new” fans, this was my first exposure to him and I found it one of his weaker works. It’s just my opinion and I am probably not his target market.

        • He tends to have a rougher image than most Kpop idols but when you look at who he associates with, it makes a lot of sense why his music is the way it is. He collabs with Ilionaire, dok2 and that crew, and they tend to take that harder edge, along with the expletives. I mean Tiger JK and Tasha also use expletives in their music sometimes too, thus why it gets banned.

          And even though it feels wierd to mention them in relation to the hardcore rappers, GD, Teddy, CL and Psy have also used expletives in their music as well. ( haven’t listened to Zico’s mixtape yet so I don’t know if he does too)

          I am one of those people who thinks that most music can do without the swearing and sometimes a get a little shocked when there is a swear word in the music, but it seems that some of the rappers in Korea like to use swear words in their music. They have a different fanbase to Kpop idols so I guess they choose to have a different standard for what type of language they use in their songs.

        • Cyber_3

          Oh-ho, don’t get me wrong, I’m not against swearing, it’s “excessive” swearing. This one song has more swears in it than pretty much all of the rest of his stuff that I saw put together, and frankly, most of them were there just for the sake of swearing. Does swearing every two words really make you look like a bad@ss motherf*cker? To me, it makes you look like you’ve got nothing to say and you’re not intelligent enough to come up with some rhymes. You can say something totally….well….er…nasty….. without using swear words, get a little creative. Or sprinkle in the swear words so that they are more effective. Most really “bad” guys barely speak at all, it’s more intimidating that way; if you’re going to run off at the mouth, keep my attention with your skillz. I’m not goling to respect you for your ability to say the most swears per word count. Especially since this song seems to be all about himself, I would think he could think of more interesting (and nicer) things to say. Maybe those were all the Korean parts?

          Even LMFAO (and I know that they aren’t in the same category at all) realized the power or releasing a video that didn’t get banned AND that parents could listen to/watch with their children in a public place. You’re not really bad@ss if no one knows your name.

          Cyber_3 – I’m just sayin’

        • currrrrriousYEAH

          i’ve met someone autistic like you before…they also had a extra comment at the end of every post, but they referred to themselves in the the third person. Let me know when you start do that.

        • Cyber_3

          to: currrrrriousYEAH

          That all you got man? Really? You create an account just to get in on this particular conversation and all you can do is call me names?

          I’m entitled to not like a song or video and I don’t think that I slagged on Jay Park personally since he really does have great skills, even if I had to go looking in his other work for them. I certainly wouldn’t have if so many people here hadn’t prompted me to look deeper and hey, I think that both he and I won out at the end of the discussion.

          Cyber_3 – you, on the other hand sir/madam, need to stop trollin’ me, bro’ ^^v

        • Umm….I can see how people would find this comment rather rude. Was that your intention?

  40. Cyber_3

    It’s got a great beat, very “git dowwwn!” kind of feel to it, the video is ok, good enough for dancing, too bad about the lyrics. Ch’yeah, the swearing is completely unnecessary to the song and is part of why I lost interest in American rap/hip hop – who is going to respect that? Thirteen year olds who pose on facebook with their stash and cash who aren’t allowed to swear? Nah, it’s more that this is yet ANOTHER one of those lame rap songs whose sole purpose is to tell me how great the person who is singing it is. Seriously? You couldn’t find anything else to sing about? ‘Cause I’m not dancing and listening to this song and thinking “Wow, this guy really is great, ’cause he says he is in such a cool way”, nonononononoooo, I am thinking “If you were so great you would let your mad skillz speak for themselves and think of something more clever and worthwhile to say”. Even Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer (oh yeah – I went there!) completely mocked themselves in their “all about me” tunes which is what made them fun and such hits….they also didn’t last all that long in the music biz…… good thing they had other talents. I hope the other songs from Jay Park are better because he seems like he might have skillz, it’s just hard to appreciate them over this musical masturbation. This may only be one track, but it’s a waste of a track – don’t release it as a single, save it for the live concert.

    Cyber_3 – show me your mad skillz – then I will WANT to know what your name is……

  41. I love Jay Park!!!! this is has a nice beat love the lyrics :D

  42. Soooo glad that Jay’s still in the music industry

  43. sidenote: SEATTLE SONICS!!!!

  44. Brag, Curse rhymes typical American Hip Hop but Jay can throw it down in 2 languages. Just a bit sad seeing Korean values being lost and over taken by American culture and values. Still I know our world isn’t Disney world so people are hard and embittered and cursing is a bit more realistic depiction of how people speak and Hip Hop is all about keeping it real. I’ve always had a love hate relationship with Hip Hop even tho it’s my favorite form of music. I think Hip Hop is the most expressive forms of art , and if you have something to really say it can be a very powerful tool. Especially when you have obvious talent like Jay Park.

  45. Jay as long as you’re doing your damn thing and smiling and can send 300K to your moms and pops I’m good curse all you want….Ily

  46. like the black and white scene on the bridge :D so awesome son

  47. I love Jay Park, but I really hate cursing in music. Right now, he sounds like your typical american rapper, swearing with one word after another. I honestly love almost all of Jay’s songs, but please you don’t need to describe something by throwing so many bad words around. It makes one sound cheap. Now that’s out of the way, though i disagree with some of the lyrics I really like the beat and his dancing, like always Jay hits that one out of the park. Get it? Cause his name is Park. LOL (Jay please don’t cuss so much.)

    • you’ve got to remember this is a free song…you’re not forced to buy it or listen to it.

    • He’s being himself. He’s doing music that he wants to do. Would you rather he censor himself for you? If you don’t like it, don’t listen.

      • summer gomez just put her opinion about this song -_- (sorry for my english)

        • undergroundonyx

          There is no need to apologize for your English. I understand what you said perfectly. ^_^

          However, when people say some of the things that Summer said, it makes me wonder if they really would rather he changed for them. He is an artist. If he only did what people wanted him to do, he would be a puppet and would probably be really unhappy. Summer has her opinion. I have mine. I think the song is good and it’s flows from him naturally. If I don’t like a song or artist, I don’t listen to them and I don’t buy their music.

        • <3! You said exactly what I've been thinking for some time ^^. Jay is coming into his own style and that may not be the same as the one expected of kpop idols. Eitherway you can tell Jay is happier doing his own thing and being himself. I hope fans could understand that.

        • I agree with you, but it still makes me cringe when talented rappers, artists who have so much more to offer lyrically, throw this trash out there. American rappers whose rhymes objectify women and tout the rapper’s own “skills” are a dime a dozen. Take the genre to another level already! Rap is an important art form, its poetry put to music. Jay is better than this.

        • undergroundonyx

          I understand what you’re saying, but it’s what HE wants to do. If it makes you cringe, why bother listening when there is so much music in the world? There are so many artists out there that don’t curse…that are already at another level. However, you have to search for those artists. Why allow yourself to be spoon fed garbage by whatever media source and then complain about it. YOU have to look for the good stuff.

          I stated in another comment I posted on this page, that human beings use language to communicate. Sometimes people use profanity to get their point across. So, I don’t think saying “Jay is better than this” is fair. Cursing doesn’t make someone less of a person. Some very poignant points have been made when cursing is involved. (For example, search for Tim Minchin – Pope Song on YouTube). Besides, Jay doesn’t curse all the time.

          I wonder how many people think less of Simon & Martina when they let an expletive or two fly. I wonder how many of said people complain to Simon & Martina about it. Hmmm.

        • I don’t necessarily have a problem with the cursing, though overdone it loses its potency. But I wasn’t saying the cursing in this song was what bothered me. And I probably would never have seen this video if not for the fact that I keep up with the charts to be part of the EYK discussion. For Korean hiphop fixes I listen to Tiger, Aziatix, Leessang and Epik High. What bothers me about this video is that Jay has made a name for himself by catering to a specific audience, young fan girls. I say he’s better than this because I believe he is more than capable of laying down richer and more soulful lyrics, and also because when you’ve been elevated to fame by a bunch of doe eyed fangirls you ought to have some consideration for the fact that they are always listening and not try and warp their impressionistic young minds with a twisted sense of what a female’s worth is.

        • undergroundonyx

          He made a name for himself with 2pm, when he left he had more control over what he was doing. Artists typically make music because it’s something they enjoy doing, right? They make music that they enjoy and then share it. Fans are essentially just along for the ride. If they no longer like it, they can get off of that ride. No one gets into music so that their fans can dictate what kind of music they should do or whom they should have consideration for. Doe eyed fan girls eventually grow up and shouldn’t take their cues about a woman’s worth from music. Learning about such things is the responsibility of their parents/family/caretakers, not an artist.

          And this isn’t the only type of music Jay does. He does have a variety of different styles in his repertoire. The impressionable youth thing is a cop-out and it’s like giving a free pass to people with poor parenting skills.

  48. Man this song is so DOPE. JAY PARK IS BACK YALL. (^ O ^)/

  49. it’s so nice of him to release stuff for free, especially when it’s up to this high standard. It’s good he has complete control of his career…companies of other artists and idols would try make as much money as possible from every little thing.

    anyway, I don’t want simon and martina to review this, because they’ll say bad stuff about it, no doubt…:(

  50. unicornsgalaxy

    OK, I wish it had a bit more bass to it. If I’m gonna have some bada$$ swearing going on, I like my stuff to be boomin.

    But…even though his rap skills are great, I don’t know, something was off for me. It reminded me of when I first heard Drake and was just like ew…no…just no.

  51. Aw, look at all that Sonic gear. Makes me feel nostalgic for the good old days when we still had a pro basketball team.

    EDIT: Wait a minute, we might be getting a new one?!–nba.html

    • Yeah you didn’t know the crappy Kings were potentially moving there? Sacramento people are trying to fight it though.
      I don’t know why they don’t just expand and make a whole new team instead of moving the Kings when Sacramento still wants them.


  53. Is there any song of Jay park where he doesn’t say his name????

  54. The beat is good, even though I’m not really into hip-hop. And I like the korean part somehow, it’s so much better than the english part. But GOD the lyrics… that’s a big no-no for me. I prefer Jay Park when he’s doing his M-aegyo in “Star” lol.

  55. LOL I love how this sounds like many other rap songs put together. Jay baby you are a dumpling but I can’t take you seriously when you rap. I’m all like “awwwww he’s so darling”. I do love his voice and its got a popping beat so good.

  56. BEST SONG!!! (just after New Breed Intro) ^_^

  57. I like to jam jam boogie too

  58. Gee it felt weird typing ‘appetizer’ with a ‘z’.

    There’s no YesAsia or iTunes link for this song, because IT’S FREE!!

    Official link: