Category Archives: Music Scene

DNA Remix MV + Jay Park’s Response to Criticism

Initially, I was just going to write like a TINY amount on the actual video for the DNA Remix that H1GHR just dropped for my Music Video Anatomy series on my site. But then Jay Park dropped that whopper of … Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #9 – Bermuda Triangle

I’d genuinely love to ask Zico what he thinks a Black soul is and how he knows he has one. If he can explain it to me without being incredibly antiblack, I won’t sneak and pinch his ears if we’re ever in the same public space. Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #8 – WA$$UP (와썹)

I know I said everything is fake and authenticity in hip hop means a lot more/less than you’d think it does just last year… but this really is a frustrating level of faking. Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #7 – 몸매 (MOMMAE)

Title:  몸매 (MOMMAE) Artist: Jay Park feat. Ugly Duck Setting: “MOMMAE” is set in a few different “places” (I’m using the term super loosely here). A dance floor in what almost looks like an abandoned club, a bed(room?) in bi … Continue reading

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What Stitch Listened To In 2020

When I’m working on Day Job, writing the next thing that’ll make nerds frothy mad at me (because I’m right), or even now as I rewatch Love O2O for the millionth time, I’ve always got music playing somewhere. Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #6 – MA GIRL

Title: Ma Girl Artist: Taeyang feat. G-Dragon & T.O.P Setting: There is not much to say about the setting of this video beyond how this looks like the filming budget was light. Like I remember seeing a twitter meme asking … Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #5 – Uh Oh

Title: Uh Oh Artist: (G) I-DLE Setting: The first setting of the music video – and the part worth clocking and commenting on for me – is a part of a strip mall that looks like something you’d see in … Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #4 – NUNU NANA

Last installment, we dove into BTS’ debut single “No More Dream“! Title: 눈누난나 (NUNU NANA) Artist: Jessi Setting: The main recognizable settings for “Nunu Nana” are a restaurant kitchen doing double duty as a gambling den, what looks like a … Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #3 – No More Dream

Did you catch the first two installments of my Music Video Anatomy series last month? I covered Epik High’s epic ode to hating the haters “Born Hater” and the H1GHR Music collab for the TELÉFONO Remix! Title: No More Dream … Continue reading

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What’s Real About Hip-Hop Anywhere?

Across Hanguk Hip Hop, Myoung-Sun Song seeks to answer several pressing questions about Korean hip hop – made by and for Koreans in Korea for the most part – and one of the ones that has stuck with me is … Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #2 – TELÉFONO Remix

Title: TELÉFONO Remix  Artist: pH-1, HAON, Woodie Gochild, Jay Park, Sik-K, TRADE L, Big Naughty Setting: This music video – which does double duty as a lyric video – is set in a Mexican restaurant in what appears to be … Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #1 – Born Hater

In the end, I like “Born Hater” because it’s clear catharsis for all of the rappers involved because they’ve all had to reckon with valid and nonsensical hate because of who they are (idol/rapper) or who other people thought they were (boujee ass Beenzino, a faker for Tablo, etc). Continue reading

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Stitch Has THOUGHTS on that DKDK TV Video on BLM, Cultural Appropriation, and… Racial Slurs

Like if you’re going to have a platform, especially like DKDKTV does you should definitely be expected educate yourself and those guys really haven’t across the years. It’s been very like this – they have yet to do a video on blackness specifically and like anti blackness that hasn’t been kind of like shit. Continue reading

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Stitch Talks Monsta X’s #AllAboutLuv

So what’s your favorite song on All About Luv? Continue reading

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