Tag Archives: Korean hip hop

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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[Stitch Talks Ish] Season 2/Episode 2: Stitch Talks Ish… With Sleeq

Show Notes: ON APPLE PODCASTS ON BUZZSPROUT I know our previous episode doesn’t have its transcript up yet either (my fault!) but don’t forget to check out Stitch Talks Ish… With Morg The music spaced between the parts of this … 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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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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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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Apologies, Please

I don’t apologize unless I mean it. More people should be like that. Especially when it comes to minor to major antiblackness in media like the kind we constantly do see from Korean pop and hip-hop artists. If you don’t … 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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On Korean Artists Using Their Platforms to Say that Black Lives Matter

I didn’t expect that I’d be writing about the Black Lives Matter movement in the context of Korean pop and hip hop music – or their fandoms. But that’s what this post is actually about – barring some all too … Continue reading

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Stitch Reviews D-2

Spotify/Buzzsprout This is a bonus episode because I am nothing if not extremely extra and I had thoughts about Yoongi’s second outing as Agust D. (90% Positive, I promise.) Have you listened to Episode 3 – Stitch Talks Map of … Continue reading

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Stitch Talks Ish: Episode 4 – Where Stitch Processes

Episode Notes: Did you catch the previous episode yet? That was an hour long review of BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7! And, unlike this episode, it has a transcript! There’s a chance that I mispronounce Sik-K’s name when I … Continue reading

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Authenticity Essay #3 – Assigning Authenticity For Clout

If you listened to my review of BTS’s new album Map of the Soul:‌ 7, you might have clocked that I’m really fucking feral for BTS’ trio of rappers – RM, Suga, and J-hope. I‌ mention it a bunch of … Continue reading

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