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[video/pics] Photojournal from R-16

Thanks to fans, friends, and The Sunzoo crew, we were able to compile some of the best photos and videos from last week’s Sunzoo Concert. For those who were stuck elsewhere and unable to go like me, thank your fellow fans for waiting hours for this performance and holding a camera still for 40 minutes straight!


Front Row: Abridged Version


Full Performance Part 1: Sansoo (Math) + True Romance + Let’s Dance


Part 2: Good Life with Jay Park, Jet Pack


Part 3: Pay Day, Monster, Get Down

Photo Credits: DJ Jhig, Roscoe Umali, Miguel Pearson, Brian Shin, CrazyPhotographer
Video Credits: Miguel Pearson, Sofia_KR 

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[photos] “Where We’ve Been” – The Sunzoo Project In Los Angeles

Thanks to the great response to the NY photos, I decided to do the same for the latest shots from the LA “MY Time” video shoot. LA is not my native domain, so I had to do a little extra research to bring this to ya’ll. LA is where JK spent most of his childhood, so if there are any mistakes, feel free to correct me so I can give J’s town justice.

Classic Cars and The Bridge To Los Angeles


Thanks to California’s vibrant car culture, LA is home to some of the biggest car collectors in the world. Included in this group is Danny Soto, who has such a valuable collection of classic cars that he rents them to musicians for their video shoots. Remember that car that could actually “jump” in the Kris-Kross “Jump Jump” video? That’s one of Danny’s cars. Other artists who he’s worked with: SWV, Cypress Hill, and now, Sunzoo. Tasha and JK took their lended 63′ Impala across the 6th Street Viaduct, an 80 year old bridge that connects 2 major California freeways to the heart of downtown LA. The bridge is no stranger to media cameos: it’s been used in Terminator 2, Grease, and of course, To Live and Die in L.A. This location was chosen by director David Kebo because of its symbolic association as the entrance to LA, and nothing says LA better than riding into the city with a classic car.

Driving across the bridge.

Tasha’s reflection in the side view mirror

For Rockstars, Pop Stars, and Superstars Alike: Nightbird Studios


With its plush interior, great location,and renowned sound equipment, NightBird Studios has become the 2nd home for multiple stars, including Madonna, Will.I.Am, Chaka Khan, John Legend, and well… the list goes on like that. The crew came here to do some final touches on the record as well as record some scenes for the MV.

Producer Techbeatz mixing the record. Techbeatz has produced non-stop hit records for JK, including “Monster,” and “Jetpack.” Like many of JK’s team, the two have been friends since high school.

The Personalities of Downtown

Downtown LA has changed a lot in the last 10 years, urbanizing at a surprising rate. Fashion houses, posh clubs, new theaters, they’re all popping up downtown. However, like any downtown neighborhood, you have your share of “personalities” walking the streets. On the corners of 6th and Spring St, JK decided to be one of those personalities, reminding us all of doomsday. 2012?

An Expensive Venue, A Good Friend

The majority of the “MY TIME” MV was shot at 650 North, a massive club/venue space in West Hollywood named after its own street address. It’s a multi-roomed venue with a club, atrium, lounge, and cafe, most of which was used by the crew for the video. The rent for the venue was almost as much as the actual budget, but thanks to loyal friend, Kia, the owner of the venue, the crew was able to use it free of charge. Above, Tasha is shooting scenes in front of the same bar pictured below.


With a Legend: Rakaa Iriscience

The MV ends with two legends coming together. Since their collab on the English version of “Monster,” Rakaa has remained a good friend and personal advocate for JK and Tasha’s music. For this shot I unfortunately cannot pinpoint a location, but the two have talked about future collabs and are already mutually promoting their projects both in Korea and the US.

*EDIT* The last shots of the MV were filmed at VR (Velvet Room), a club staple in LA’s Koreatown.

Thanks to director, Dave Kebo, for helping put a story to the photos. 

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[video] Tiger JK & Tasha Eng interview with The Creators Project

During their visit to New York, Tasha and JK sat down with the Creator Projects to discuss how they got into music and how technology has changed their careers. Watch the interview on The Creator’s Project website.

About The Creator’s Project: The Creator’s Project network was created in an effort to promote different creative artists, culture, and technology. Modern technology has brought the world market closer together, and The Creator’s Project works to bring different artists closer to their international audience.

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[preview] Welcome To The Jungle Ep. 3 & 4

Leaked by TVN producers. These episodes will highlight Sunzoo’s trip to NYC and filming of the “Get Down” single with acclaimed hip-hop MV director, Rik Cordero.

Catch the next episode on TVN, February 22nd, 10PM (Korea time).

P.S. Today (February 21st) is JK and Tasha’s 3 year anniversary. Congrats!

-Miss DrunkenCamp

[news] The Tigress [and fans] Are Not Pleased

Oh, the repercussions of poor editing!

On SBS’s year end Gayo Dae Jun concert, JK did a unique set, collabing with Supreme Team to do “Good Life.” Due to apparent “time restrictions,” the SBS network cut off the set midway and cut to a DongBangShinGi teaser. This abrupt edit upset many fans, including the Mrs., Tasha.

Translation:

Tweet 1 (Bottom): “This is surprising. It wasn’t even an encore stage, why was it like that! Why was it cut?”, Tweet 2 (an hour later, after calming down): “I’m so sorry but I love you. I was reprimanded by my husband. I got so heated up… I didn’t think an article would be written about it.”

Though JK thought the cut was unfortunate, but he stated he enjoyed performing, and to just look forward to the New Year.

So what was the uproar all about? See for yourself. I sided with Tasha on this one.

Tiger JK, Supreme Team, 정인 – True Romance, 땡땡땡, Good Life from DoYouKnowHipHop on Vimeo.

credits: Seoulbeats.com, AllKpop.com, DoYouKnowHipHop.com, NoteFromKaori

[report] Rakaa Album Release Party – pt 3

The finale act is none other than Rakaa, and the other performers do a successful job of hyping up the crowd for him. He starts strong with some hard tracks off his latest solo, “Crown of Thorns.”

Rakaa gets the crowd to put their hands up. The crew joins him.

As Rakaa performs, JK steals a video camera and records Rakaa and the crowd.

Rakaa continuously asks the crowd if they’re tired. At this point, it’s already 2:30am. The crowd screams, “NO,” and while some show signs of wear, there is one guy in the crowd that couldn’t put his arms down. Tasha gives him a bottle of water to say “thank you.” Some of the crowd is lost as Rakaa talks about his Korean mother and how much he respects his roots. JK offers to translate and the crowd responds with an overwhelming reply filled with pride.

And as Rakaa finishes up songs from his solo, he treats the Dilated Peoples fans with hit songs from the past.

“Proper Propaganda – Dilated Peoples 2nd album

“Work The Angles” –  Dilated Peoples 1st album

“This Way” – Dilated Peoples 3rd album

Towards the end of his set, he brings it back to his solo and does “Ambassador Slang,” which features DT, Tasha, Roscoe, and Stylez. [warning: JK stepped off the stage right next to me and did a short dance in front of my camera, so there is a moment of shakiness due to panicking fans and bodyguards]

And of course, the final treat was “Monster,” with everyone the track. This was truly a moment in hip-hop history.

They end the night with a group bow.

and after all the hard work, some fun in the VIP room. they say the entertainment industry is 90% work, and 10% fun, but in all honesty, the 10% is all worth it. Backstage, we see surprise characters waiting like Palo Alto and JK’s old friends. It’s a small room bustling with at least 20+ people.

Despite chaos, it’s a nice moment between all of Drunken fam. Outside the curtains are fans patiently waiting. Some want autographs, some want to give gifts, and some are just dedicated enough to wait for the artists to come out so they can see them. Patience does not come unrewarded as some of these fans get a shot with Rakaa at 4am.

The crew is escorted out of a back elevator and hop into their van. The site of fans still waiting outside for a glimpse of everyone shows true dedication and the night ends with the crew giving smiles to adoring fans.

-Miss DrunkenCamp

credits to: Danny Oh & CBMassMatics for helping out with this post.

[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

[news] Meeting Of Two Worlds – Amerie & Tasha

When people talk about mixed Asian artists, Amerie and Tasha are often one of the first names mentioned. However, since the two of them promote themselves in two different places, it’s hard to imagine the two would ever cross paths.

One trip to Los Angeles changed all that.

Recently, Tasha and JK met with Amerie and Amerie tweeted these photos on her site:

Shows how global DT/Tasha really are 🙂

Happy Birthday, Tasha!

May 31st – It is officially Tasha’s 29th birthday! Korea’s lady of hip-hop had a surprise early celebration yesterday at the CYON B-Boy competition/concert. Her fans surprised her with a cake shaped in a microphone along with presents for Jordan.

the birthday cake

and those who gave it to her (jk being superman in the back)

Tasha joked how she didn’t need the age candles. Don’t worry, unni. You look great for your age. 🙂

-Miss DrunkenCamp