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[news] TIGER JK “I’m planning to break into the US music industry.”

On August 8, in an interview with the Summer Festival Week & T, Tiger JK said: “I had a dream when I started working with music, so I was always satisfied with what little I had” … ‘But through twitter, I realized that many people (the U.S.) show interest in me and YoonMirae.”

Regarding his recent role in Rakaa’s “Crown of Thorns” album and future US collaborations, JK says that everything flowed naturally. “They showed interest in us and so many artists got to know theirs, but then I was willing to show our music to them too, influencing them to listen to our music.”

On the same day, Tiger JK invited Drunken Tiger affiliate member, Roscoe Umali, to the festival. The both hinted that they will perform with an artist with Korean-American decent on the 15th (surely, this would have to be Rakaa’s album release party).

JK will start his debut joining the underground Hip Hop artists from the United States, performing with “legendary” artists (“who” is the question). He will expand little-by-little, going from  cities like New York and LA, where many Korean immigrants, and media show a favorable interest in various types of music.

Another advantage JK has is he spent many of his school years in the US, furthering his bilingual Korean/English skills. Language barrier is one thing that keeps many Korean artists from testing the American market, and JK’s bilingualism has been working in his favor throughout the duration of his Drunken Tiger career. Surely, it has already set the foreground for his entrance into the American media..

Some wonder if JK’s US songs will have a similar sound to “I Want You” (난 널 원해), “Do You Know Hip Hop?” (너희 가 힙합 을 아느냐), and “Monster,” which had an American hip-hop style mixed with the Korean language. However, no one knows how his US songs will sound like and how it will differ from current hip-hop artists.

No one knows what’s in store for JK’s US career path, but we look to Jackie Chan as an example. He suffered very early in his career in show business, considering him as a “Clint Eastwood” type character who had a limited success run. But after returning to the Asian market, he improved his “Kung Fu acrobatic,” and went again to the American market, but this time achieving great success in the United States.

Main Source: Nate News

Much love to DrunkenTiger Brasil for the update (and thank God for Google Translate!)

-Miss DrunkenCamp

[photos] DT crew kicks it with Hot 97’s Miss Info

While at Summer Week & T, the artists sat down for an interview and these exclusive photos were released. Pictured above: Tasha, Roscoe, JK, Stylistic Jonez, Miss Info, and Bizzy.

For those who don’t know, Miss Info is a hip-hop news reporter for New York’s hip-hop station, Hot 97. She is most known for her “Celebrity Gossip” segment on the station and also was a vocal protestor of the station’s controversial “Tsunami song” that mocked Asians. She is both a major force in the hip-hop industry and one of the more involved players in promoting Asian Americans in the media industry.

On a side note, a few days after the Naksan concert, Tigerbalm, Korea’s US website, posted an ambiguous news release stating JK is preparing to break into the US industry. No details were provided, but it’ll be interesting to see if this news will unfold at Rakaa’s Album Release party next week.


[show] “SUMMER WEEK & T” – Kanye, DT, Roscoe, and Lupe Fiasco

Would you stomach a 4-hour bus ride (no bathrooms) to Naksan Beach for a 2-day concert featuring Kanye West, DJ DOC, Drunken Tiger, Tasha, Roscoe Umali, and Lupe Fiasco?

Believe it or not, there are a lot of people that would.

For a whopping 160,000won ($160), you can get access to probably one of the wildest line ups ever to reach Korea.

For the more sane, you can get a day pass for $120 ($82 if you have SK Telecom phone service).

The costs are quite high, but this concert takes place on one of the nicest beaches in Korea and those who are adventurous can spend $15 for a camp out on a beach (includes tent and the works) instead of the $140/night hotel room. So you can enjoy the scenery for the night on top of experiencing this wild ride of a show.

For Seoulites –  There’s a number of express buses that leave from GoSohk and Dongsu bus terminal that will take you to Yang Yang Bus Terminal near NakSan Beach. Costs run about $25 roundtrip. Another alternative is to take the KTX train to Gangnueng Station, an hour away from Naksan. A brief warning though – this option will take you 7 hours instead of the 3.5 hours the bus will take. The only major difference is you’ll have access to a bathroom and food cart the whole way.

To purchase tickets, Interpark has been nice enough to set up an English page for this show (unlike so many major shows that go on in Korea). Click here to purchase tickets.

P.S. If anyone is brave enough to stomach the wild ride to this place, please let me know. I’ve been to so many DT concerts, but none that were this problematic in terms of transportation.

-Miss DrunkenCamp