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We Are Going to Interview MFBTY!

February 9, 2013


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In case you couldn’t tell from some of our other videos, we don’t get embarrassed easily. We’re dorky and massively uncool and don’t feel any shame in it. Not only do we not feel any shame in it, we made a job out of being dorks. So, now that we have the chance to do a video with people that are beyond cool, we’re thinking to ourselves, how is this gonna work? We like making our audience uncomfortable, but our interviewees? We can’t do that! But I feel like MFBTY will feel the forcefield of un-cool-ness surrounding the perimeter of our studio and they won’t be able to break through, like that scene from True Blood when the witches made that forcefield around their building and the vampires couldn’t come in. Man, I’ve just remembered how much that season sucked.

Anyhow, HELP US BE LESS UNCOOL! Give us some good questions we should ask them. There’s so much we want to speak with them about concerning the Korean music scene and their place in it, because we’re sure they’ve got TREMENDOUS insight they can provide. But what else? Let us know! Leave your question in the comment section and we’ll pick some of them for the interview. HELLS YEAH!

In case you haven’t seen MFBTY’s video for “Sweet Dream” you can see it here, and start preparing your questions!



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  1. This review has already been completed and posted. Watch it here.


    3 years ago
  2. question: Could you talk about your new video Sweet Dream? Explain the plot or theme and talk about what it was like making the video? :D

    -River from the U.S.

    3 years ago
  3. This is so awesome.
    Here’s my question, most of the world seems to regard the music scene in the USA as the global stage, do you think that makes it hard for you guys as well as anyone in any other country to have a chance to be taken as a serious global star, especially since most music stations in other countries don’t really give you guys that much airtime? Also how do you approach this so called global stage while to maintaining your own style?

    from Nandwe(Pretoria, South Africa)

    3 years ago
  4. the comments page sure are long and i don’t have time to read all of it so i don’t know if my question already been asked by the others.

    my question is : do you guys ever think about featuring Jordan as a singer/rapper someday in your album when he grow up?
    much love from indonesia!

    Irvan, Indonesia.

    3 years ago
  5. What is the concept of music video “Sweet Dream”? Lilian Texas, United States

    3 years ago

    What do you hope to see kpop develop into in the future? What are some new trends you really like or dont like? On a global scale, what message do you want kpop to have and what impact do you see it having?

    Crazy question. Bluegh. But thank you all so much for being FABULOUS!

    Georgia, USA

    3 years ago
  7. OOOOHHH~~ i really want this interview to be deep and talking about some substantial topics and not just the regular stuff like who smells the nicest or whatever questions like that. i know simon wants to get into the korean hip hop scene and understand it more, well, HELLO SIMON, you’re gonna be speaking to THE KING AND QUEEN OF K-HIPHOP and the awsome Bizzy of course, so make the best out of it and ask some awesome questions! as for me, i’ve read through the thread and basically any and all questions i could think of have been asked by the other nasties so i guess, for my own curiosity, any plans of collaborating with Epik High??? hehehe. i think that’s about it from me. oh, maybe you can ask them what their advice is for the rappers who’re trying to get their message out or any advice to idol rappers of today. thanks simon and martina!!! we wish you good luck! don’t be too nervous! these cool people are so nice and friendly you shouldn’t feel too intimidated by them!^^

    3 years ago
  8. This question is for Tasha:

    From what I understand, your relationship with your old agency wasn’t the best.
    As your new none Korean fan, is there a way to purchase your older music like
    album Gemini (2002) without technically supporting your old agency? Much love
    and appreciation for being a fierce and positive female role model :)

    -tenzin, minnesota

    3 years ago
  9. When creating a single that you think is really good and is something that is personal or that you can relate to, especially in a music industry predominantly dominated by flashy upbeat pop music that lasts for about a couple of months; what are your thoughts on how fast South Korea’s music industry moves, in comparison to the American music industry(For example an album in American can last for about a year in promoting in comparison to an album in South Korean which lasts for about a month)? Does that affect the quality of your music?

    From Catherine British Columbia, Canada

    3 years ago
  10. I wanna ask you guys –
    1) what inspires you on the daily baisis that gives ideas for your songs and projects?
    2) Having MFBTY gangs all over the world – what does it fell like? do you feel the support of international fans?
    3) is Jordan already rapping? :) do you want him to be also involved into music world when he grows up?

    with all my love,
    Nadine, Russia

    3 years ago
  11. As being an indie band, I like to know if you guys have worldwide fans, ’cause usually only the pop bands are “famous” on other countries. I love your songs, and like to say that are you guys doing a amazing work. Hugs and kisses. Ps.: I’m from Brazil, sorry for grammar errors ^^

    3 years ago
  12. To the group please have a short free-style rap battle during the interview about an everyday random´╗┐ object (example: eggs) for the all the fans watching. Saranghae! C-Square from Singapore

    3 years ago
  13. So many good questions have been asked. I cannot wait for the interview. I really enjoy MFBTY. They are so good in their own individual way, and as a group they are phenomenal.

    3 years ago
  14. MFBTY question: Is there another MFBTY album in our future, or was this “Sweet Dream” project (which came out of left field) just a one-off? Also, do you plan on ever touring the world as MFBTY? If you do plan on touring, where are you going to go?

    3 years ago
  15. I wanna know what Korean artists they think are stand out performers, put on a great stage show!

    3 years ago
  16. Who decided the concept of the MV?

    Eizkander Luna, from Mexico

    3 years ago
  17. Bizzy your voice is so charismatic. Is there any style or music you personally would like to challenge or pursue in future?

    3 years ago
  18. I have a request; people who know Bizzy B, can you give me songs from him to listen to. I know he does a lot of features, but I like to hear his songs. Also i’ve seen a some interviews of MFBTY and he doesn’t talk much, so can you get him to talk and answer questions.

    3 years ago
  19. I can’t express my excitement upon hearing about this interview. Swag! lol…

    It’s not much of a question but a request! Can they do a little lesson on how to be cool? lol.. and maybe a little tip on how to rap. I don’t think everyone can rap and sound “right”… is it just something you’re born with? either you have the voice to rap or not?

    Chloe – US-of-A

    3 years ago
  20. This is SO exciting! And don’t worry, you guys are also very cool in your own way. (Don’t blame you for being nervous though. I would be SPAZZING, no joke. I almost am just vicariously.)

    Hopefully I’m not too late with my question.

    Do you feel that Korean hip-hop has the potential to inspire and/or support movements for social change in Korea, the way it did in hip-hop’s early history in the United States? Do you believe in music as a tool for social change?

    (Anisa, from Toronto, Canada.)

    3 years ago
  21. I must admit. I had heard a song or two of Drunken JK, but didn’t really know Tasha or Bizzy, so after seeing your post for MFBTY, I checked out their video. OMG!!! I am blown away! These guys are AH MAY ZING!!! Yes, lots of exclamation points. I’m always looking for Korean groups to introduce to my friends to and I think MFBTY is the group to do it! The Sweet Dreams video is super cool and they remind me of the Black Eyed Peas, except these guys have talent (oops, did I say that?).

    1. It’s already been asked below, but do they plan on releasing any albums in North America (especially with Tiger JK’s past history)? This would do great on the radio and in clubs.

    2. Does Tiger JK plan on collaborating with any North American artists?

    3. Will they be releasing any future albums (with more than 3 songs!)?

    4. For Tiger & Tasha – What language do they speak at home Korean or English? Is their son bilingual?

    5. Now that they are spokespersons for Schneeballen, do they get pastry’s for life?



    3 years ago
  22. After being do long in the industry (Tasha) do you still feel discriminated? How does this affect you (Tiger) as a family and as a group (Bizzy)?
    -Marieliz, Puerto Rico

    3 years ago
  23. My interpretations of their music video were beyond the ideas I came up for papers I’ve done in university English classes. I’d like to know more about the meaning behind the music video and the song “Sweet Dream”, and also to know why they chose to do the theme that they did. The part of the music video where they’re filmed in a car to the scene on the bed just blew my mind into pieces about the possibilities of the meaning.

    3 years ago
  24. After seeing this I immediately bought their mini-album on iTunes but I am a little distraught as to why there are only three songs of their available to purchase through there.

    3 years ago
  25. So beyond awesome! My question is…On your Mp3 player what song would you NOT want people knowing you have, that you secretly enjoy? Cinnamon Cappel Houston TX

    3 years ago
  26. OMG I’M SO EXCITEEEED! I was literally thinking the other day how awesome it would be if they came to the studio :P
    My question is: What do you think you of hip hop sound and/or culture being infused into mainstream KPop? Are some people getting it right while others are getting it wrong?

    Dalia from Texas, USA

    3 years ago
  27. Here’s my guestions! :) I’m btw HUGE fan of Tiger JK and Tasha so if you would ask my guestion I think I would cry of happiness! haha
    Guestions: 1. When you were young did you dream about being rapper/singer/DJ?
    2. This is for Tiger JK and Tasha, if Jordan(their son) begomes singer/rapper when his older what advises will you give to him?
    3. Since your “groups” name means “My fans better than yours” have you been thinking about going to other countries to visit your fans and is there any awesome moment that you remember because of your fans?
    – Emmi, Finland

    3 years ago
  28. To Tiger JK: you said you were falling in love with TOP, can you please leave a message for him? Try to convince him to choose you rather than Martina.

    3 years ago
  29. Oooh some serious stuffs,

    3 years ago
  30. Just watched Sweet Dream – pretty awesome, and I have a question for them.

    The Sweet Dream MV is one of my top favorite videos. How did y’all come up with the story behind it? Were there creative differences when trying to portray the story?

    Btw, from JoBeth (TX, USA. Yeah!)

    3 years ago
  31. Do they have an official website or anything? I can’t find band info on them from a Google search…?

    3 years ago
  32. Cannot wait for the interview!!! Here are a few questions:

    1. Every one of you have been instrumental in the foundation of hip hop in Korea and have watched it evolve over the past two decades, where do you see the evolution of hip hop going next in Korea? Is the MFBTY project an example of where hip-hop will evolve next or your own personal exploration as artists?

    2. Since all of you were either born or grew up outside of Korea, how do you feel this impacted your musical careers in Korea and do you ever want to return to musical projects outside of Korea?

    3.How do you feel about how Hip-Hop is used in Kpop, do you feel it is a disservice to hip-hop or helps the public to accept the genre?

    4. In the opening it seems to indicate the song is it about a fateful love that for some reason other forces in life will not allow, and rest of the song seems to speak to this kinetic attraction of the two lovers thus ultimately their love is a like a “Sweet Dream?” What was the initial inspiration behind Sweet Dream?

    3 years ago
  33. OMG i’m so existed you guys can interview MFBTY. I really look up to Tiger JK and his wife Yoon Mi Rae. I think they would be great people to get to know and have a convocation with. I’m so jealous…. what i would give to be able to talk and share ideas and views points with them. but anyways here are some questions i thought up…

    1. Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae as a married couple is it hard to work together in the same group? How do you separate work and personal life?

    2. What was the inspiration behind this album? is there any personal story behind the album?

    3. What are your biggest obstacles you guys face in the current music industry?

    4. What are your future goals for MFBTY? Do you have any plans promoting over seas or would you rather stay in korea for now?

    i’m from Texas, USA

    3 years ago
  34. In America it’s not uncommon to hear about beef between rappers, is it the same in the Korean hip hop scene? -Clarissa from Kansas

    3 years ago
  35. My question : Why are your fans better than mine ? ( the fact that I don’t have any fans is not a valid point :p )

    From Montreal, Canada

    Oh and can I say just how freaking happy I am that you’re interviewing them!!

    3 years ago
  36. What was the inspiration behind naming the group MFBTY?
    -Ikwo (New York, USA)

    3 years ago
    • Keo

      Hehehe because we (the fandom “My Fans Better Than Yours”) was created first then the group hehehehe

      3 years ago
  37. Loren, From USA!

    Question, How is it for Tiger JK and Tasha, to work having a son? If you guys travel outside of Korea, do you take Jordan with you? Or does he stays? Do he goes to presentations, whenever is possible? and do you guys think that he´╗┐ might become a rapper when he grows up? He has amazing and talented parents, it runs in the blood!

    3 years ago
  38. Simon, I will have you know that Aegyozilla is my second favorite kpop rapper.

    3 years ago
  39. Another question for MFBTY:
    You spoke in the MIDEM interview about how audiences listen to music in a different way now (more as a backdrop to a movie or video rather than just audio) compared to when you started your careers, do you think that this is why international audiences are now able to enjoy more music where they don’t understand most or any of the lyrics or is it for another reason? (like more access/sharing to different music thanks to the internet and global village? or just more awesome music is being made available lately?)

    Follow up: What were your strategy and goals in marketing yourself/your music internationally (rather than just within Korea) and how is it working out for you?

    Cyber_3 – I couldn’t really find a good way to word these, sigh, late at night, feel free to paraphrase – from Kelly in Canada

    3 years ago
  40. Question for MFBTY: I grew up in India listening to music in many styles and languages, and I’ve loved R&B and Hip Hop in the United States. To me, music has always been about melody and rhythm, not language. But rap is a unique genre, with its flow and beat seemingly associated with English. Though Korean language is not as tone dependent as Mandarin, have you experienced any challenges while composing rap in Korean? My experience with rap in Indian languages has been mixed.

    I’m from Cambridge, Massachusetts and I’ve enjoyed your music.

    3 years ago