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MFBTY to perform at UC Irvine Afro-Korean Festival (10/07/19)

UPDATE 07/08: TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THEBARCLAY.ORG. PRICES RANGE $25-$50 SO WE ANTICIPATE TICKETS TO SELL QUICKLY: http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=by-date&refId=B9D2FDFD-A3B3-4CAE-999F-654830F0BF0D

We have received confirmation from Feel Ghood Music and UC Irvine Center for Korean Studies that MFBTY will be performing Monday, October 7th at UC Irvine. Tiger JK is also expected to partake in a panel discussing Korean hip-hop roots. The below is the preliminary announcement image, but we encourage people to join UCI Korea’s mailing list for immediate developing details.

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[US CONCERT] Drunken Tiger, Yoon MiRae, and Bizzy to headline Kollaboration Star (LA)

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There was an era where I jumped on a plane once or twice a year to make it to a Drunken Tiger concert. Face it, international gigs are a rarity for Korean artists, so diehards come far and wide to see their fave artists perform. I can only imagine who and what the November 16th show of Kollaboration star will bring. With a full one hour set, this is a show that no DT fan should miss.

“Kollaboration Star”, an annual talent competition bringing in Asian talents from all over North America, is back for a second year this year. Six finalists, five of them selected based on an online vote out of thirteen city representatives of local Kollaboration talent contests, will be competing for the national title of Kollaboration Star 2013 and a $20,000 Grand Prize. This year’s competition will also be hosted by YouTube comedian David So, with guest appearances from Paul “PK” Kim and Kollaboration alumni Mike Song and KRNFX.

“Kollaboration Star 2013″ will be held on Saturday, November 16th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Presage packages are currently on sale, with official sales starting October 10th.

Presley packages can be accessed at http://www.kollaboration.org/presale. The ultimate fan package offers the best opportunity to spend quality time with the three artists. As it includes priority seating,rehearsal viewing, and a private meet and greet ($200). Toaccess the package, type in SOOMPISTAR. These packages will only be available until October 8th.

-MissDrunkenCamp

[show] Sunzoo to hold first Korea showcase

It is no surprise that R-16 ambassador, Tiger JK, will be performing at the R-16 B-Boy Championship finals, but no one could have expected he would bring the whole Sunzoo crew with him.

R-16 will be holding their finale on July 2nd and 3rd at Olympic Hall (Olympic Park), Seoul. On Day 1 (Saturday), Jay Park and AOM Crew will commence the first day of competition. Day 2 will feature The Sunzoo Project: Tiger JK, Yoon MiRae, DJ Jhig, Roscoe Umali, Stlyliztik Jones, and !llmind.

This will be the first time the crew will be performing their songs on stage.

DATE: July 2nd (Jay Park, AOM Crew); July 3rd (Sunzoo)
TIME: Show starts at 6PM
TICKETS:
$50, $20 (Note: Foreigners get discounted tickets for $30 and $10 from the site below)
WHERE TO BUY:  FamilyTourFriend, Tickets are first come first serve
WHERE: Olympic Hall, Olympic Park, Seoul
DIRECTIONS: Take Line 5 (Dark purple) towards Macheon Station (Line 5 splits into  2 lines so this step is very important). Get off at Olympic Park station, Exit 3. Make a right and go straight until you see a parking lot across the street. Cross the street into the parking lot and follow the signs for Olympic Hall. There should be booths in front of the venue. Alternative directions are on the map below.

-MissDrunkenCamp

[can’t miss show] RAKAA Korea album release party

For those who can’t make it out to Naksan, Jungle Entertainment is putting together something more convenient and central to DT fans.

For a mere 20,000won ($20), fans are invited to Rakaa’s Korean album release party on August 15th. Drunken, Tasha, IllMind, Roscoe Umali, Stylistic Jones, and Bizzy join the line up to a wild Sunday(?) night. There’s been buzz JK and Rakaa’s twitter about a “special surprise.” Looks like we’ll get to see it on this night!

Directions Update:

From Hongdae Station:

Come out of Exit 5. You will need to get on the road to CLUB COCOON. Follow that road down, but you will need to pass the club. You will pass Watsons, Ho Bar IV, and then reach a side road going RIGHT that has some construction next to it. Head into this road and you will find Club 2NS.

– Miss DrunkenCamp

Burning Rock Concert – Seoul

I’ve been on vacation for the past few weeks so I want to foremost apologize for the lateness of this news. If anyone is attending this, would appreciate pictures and a full report!

There is a concert this Saturday in Seoul @ Walkerhill. 40,000won entry fee

Burning Rock in da House Vol.2 @ Walkerhill Theater [Gayagum Hall]

“Burning Rock In Da House!!”

Burning Rock In DA House Vol.2

http://www.Burning-Rock.com

http://www.spacemong.com

2010.05. 15 (Sat)

@ WalkerHill HOTEL GaYaGum Hall

Hours : 11pm – 6am

Music Genre : HOUSE / ELECTRO-CLASH

Dress Code : Like a Rock Star & Player

Admission Fee : At Door – 50,000 Won (1 free drink)

Buying in advance – 40,000 Won (1 free drink) @ http://www.spacemong.com

TICKET OPEN – 2010.05.05 [12:00pm]

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Guest Artist

TIGER JK

NO BRAIN

SUPER KIDD

NO.1 KOREAN

DJ S-Pill

DJ KINGmck

DJ Wendy

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No minors allowed

Must bring your ID

“Get Your Defense Up, It’s Standing Room Only.” – What’s Up, Jungle Party

It’s weird of me to start this report with a line that’d you hear from a coach on the sidelines of a football game (“Get your defense up! Arms up! Elbows out!), and it’s simply because during this show I witnessed fans getting mad at each other due to people “cutting” into open spaces in front of them. After notching hundreds of shows under my belt, I had to share my 2 cents on this. Standing room shows are really an insane game of defensive human Tetris, meaning you have to fight to fill and keep a good spot no matter what. People lose all sense of manners at these shows and you have to be aware that every person there is out to get in front of you, and therefore your defenses must be up. So while I feel sorry for people who lose their spots, if you’re not playing the game right, the fault runs both ways!

But anyway!

We arrive circa 9:40pm, and the Walkerhill Vista Hall is already a madhouse. Tickets are sold out and fans are turned away. The What’s Up Jungle Party has an interesting concept: it’s a Halloween club like party, but it also includes a full concert from the entire Jungle Entertainment line up and other members of The Movement (I’ll dub it “The Cluboncert”). In a last minute change, Epik High is out of the line up and Buga Kingz replaces them. Tablo got married last week to actress Kang HyeJung and they’re on their honeymoon currently. So while Epik fans are greatly disappointed, the line up now looks like a throwback to the 2001 Movement crew (sans Dynamic Duo and YDG), and some fans are looking forward to the journey back in time.

After enduring what was probably the longest hour of trafficking music (music played during seating/placing people), Soul Dive starts the show. I don’t know much about this group other than each member has had their own shine with some of the top hip-hop artists here, but their stage presence reminds me of Far East Movement. They bring a lot of high energy to the stage and get people jumping. Their music, like Far East, is club friendly and fun, but doesn’t fall into the standard autotune Dirty South mimicry that has been abused lately in hip-hop.

LeeSsang is second, and they release a ridiculous onslaught of songs dating back to their first debut. Their set starts with a unique remake of the classic K-hiphop song, “우리 같이 해요 (“Together We’ll Do It),” the very first hit they did with their old crew, Honey Family. The crowd goes wild as they take the crowd forward through time with songs like “Loving You,” “인생은 아름다워 (Life Is Beautiful)”, and of course songs from their newest album, “Hexagonal.” Jungin soon joins the duo and adds her powerful vocals to their set. Jungin has worked with LeeSsang since their fist album and her voice is comparable to a mix of old school Korean folk and raw R&B soul.

Gil is an interesting character in LeeSsang, a real entertainer. In middle of his set, he picked up speakers on stage, threw tons of water bottles to thirsting fans, and during their 3-song encore, said “I need a cigarette… Fuck it,” and lit one up with no regards to the conservative image that most Korean star live by.  I love rule breakers.

Zeebra follows LeeSsang, which is not an easy feat since they delivered a whopping hour long set that hyped up the crowd. For those who don’t know, Zeebra is one of the pioneering hip-hop artists in Japan who started his career circa 1995. He spent some years in the US, so he speaks fluent English and Japanese.  I’m not familiar with Japanese hip-hop, but he sounds similar to old school DMX with a very raspy deep voice and defiant stage presence . He speaks English to the crowd and only a few of the fans are able to understand. He addressed it with this line:

“You know what I like? I like Korean food. Make some noise if you like Korean food *some people respond*… Ya’ll have no idea what the fuck I’m saying, do you?”

The few of us who did understood died laughing, while others laugh just at the sound of the word “fuck.”

Buga Kingz follows with a short set, but member Juvie Train doesn’t leave the stage without leaving an impression. Buga Kingz style of music is closer to the jazzy hip-hop that keeps you chill, but Juvie is sure to keep the crowd laughing with his on stage antics (I’ll explain more later).

As Palo & Bizzy step on to the stage, DT fans become more alert. Soon JK and Tasha, the night’s featured act, will be stepping on stage, but not without Bizzy & Palo delivering a hyped set. The beat to YDG’s “Run,” plays, which is a tease to fans: the song features both Tasha and JK, but Bizzy delivers only his verse and leaves fans yearning.

Gil returns to give the crowd Shany cookies (considerate!)

So after 2 1/2 hours, JK comes out from backstage jamming at first to Michael Jackson’s Beat It. The MJ documentary, “This Is It,” just premiered here, and JK attributes a lot of his stage presence and inspiration from the late star. In line with the theme, JK wears a tie-dye like vest that screams 80s.

JK is sure to perform a song from every album (sans 2nd and 5th). Lately, he’s mixed his classics with old school and modern hits, including FatMan Scoop’s “Be Faithful” and  Dr Dre’s “Next Episode.” Tasha soon follows with a rare performance of “Wonder Woman” and “G Hwa Ja,” both great songs from her 2nd album, Gemini. In my opinion, this album is really underappreciated and it ranks in my books as one of the best Korean hip-hop albums of all time (right behind DT2 and DT4). So definitely check it out if you haven’t yet!

Wonder Woman live (mixed with Missy Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On”)

G Hwa Ja live

However, the DT highlight of the night comes when Zeebra and the rest of the performers join JK to perform “Jet Pack.” The 8th album is filled with collaborations with international artists, so when they come together live on stage, it’s a special moment, as it may be the only live performance of that song that will ever happen.

a shaky vid of the performance – my apologies as I was getting pushed left and right!

In the midst of the performance, JK takes off his shirt (he calls it his “Rico Suave” move), and Juvie dumps a bottle of water on JK’s head. Below is the result.

While JK speaks some philosophy to the crowd, Juvie distracts them by mimicking JK’s Rico Suave.

Bobby jokingly comments that Juvie killed the mood, but it doesn’t deter the crew from finishing stong with a group performance of “Monster.”


Backstage is a scene of a massive DT/Movement family reunion. Each corner speaks a different story about the Movement fam – Zeebra’s entourage, Drunken Camp, Korean DT fanclub Tigebalm, and then a group of Movement’s producers. There are brief celebrations and a relief of joy in the air, but they are quickly rushed out, and the only way out is through the main hall where fans are still waiting. As JK is rushed out, he is not afraid to pose the whole way to his van. Every step, JK is camera ready, and as he descended down the escalator, he turns around, throws a peace sign in the air, and bids farewell to his fans.