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[News] Bizzy Bizzionary: An Inside Look At MFBTY’s Third Member

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It is March 16, 2015 and a rapper is seen quietly psyching himself up, saying “I can do it” inside a restaurant in Gangnam. He has his game face on. It’s 3 days before his new track comes out. Is he anticipating taking the number 1 spot onthe music charts?

Not exactly. It’s because he has nominated himself to be the MC for their album release party on the 18th. It is very rare to see the artists themselves MC’ing their album release event. It’s usually a professional MC that manages the event ensuring everything flows smoothly. However this rapper is confident he can do a good job.

He is MFBTY’s Bizzy. Haven’t heard of him? It’s the person beside Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae. Yes, it is clear that compared to the other two artists, he is not as well known. This is the reason why he volunteered to MC for the night, as this was an excellent opportunity for the media and the general public to hear and notice Bizzy on the stage. He even visited the promo office to receive 1:1 media training and to practice. All preparations were done. All he could do was wait.

Now let’s switch it up a bit. MFBTY’s first full album “Wondaland” was released on March 19, 2015. They received the top spots on 4 respective music charts. However, there were some comments regarding their results saying they were not as good because fans were not aware of the project group MFBTY. In other words, if they knew Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae were in it, people were more likely to reach out for the tracks.

This makes sense. Many people do know Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae, but MFBTY, that’s a different story. So why are they calling themselves MFBTY? Because other than “My Fans [Are] Better Than Yours,” it also means, “Mother Freakin’ Bizzy Tiger YoonMiRae.

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Bizzy is used to hearing all the ‘usual’ questions, e.g. “what are you doing between that married couple?” Even the writer of this article (Osen reporter) asked him, “So what do you do in MFBTY?”.Although this might have been hurtful to others, Bizzy politely replied “Oh, this and that.”

Within his record label (Feel Ghood Music, which he, Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae created) he is known as General Manager, Mr. Park. As their record label just turned two, they are still in their establishment phase and will be needing hands on assistance every now and then. These days, General Manager Mr. Park, (aka Bizzy) is helping with the promotional team which is a big help to them.

It was the morning of the day when the album,”Wondaland,” was going to be announced for the first time to the media and general public. Needless to say, Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae had high expectations.

Unfortunately, the MC for the event was Tiger JK. Bizzy froze midway through and Tiger JK had to step in. However, the short amount of time Bizzy was MCing, it left a positive impression on the media personnel.

Rappers tell their life stories on the stages with their flows. Bizzy, a hip hop veteran is always explosive on stage. However, when he needs to talk, he freezes.

There’s a short video clip recorded from KBS, “Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter” that is legendary. Yoon Do Hyun asks Bizzy a question and he does not respond back. One may think it was all part of his character, a certain type of as swag, whereas others deducted that maybe he was unable to speak at that moment because he was embarrassed. Most recently on MNet’s, “4KindsShow” he spoke less than Rap Monster (BTS) who featured on their album.

Those that are in Bizzy’s close circles call him, “The music industry’s nuclear bomb with no explosion” much to Bizzy’s frustration. After the album release event, Bizzy took up boxing again (which he stopped doing for a short time). While speaking of boxing, Bizzy commented, Yoon Mi Rae’s punches hurt the most (to which Tiger JK agreed).

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His long awaited solo album

There’s a good chance Bizzy’s solo album will drop in the first half of 2015. With regards to his signature energetic flow and powerful performances, he commented “To survive between Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae, I formed a habit of shouting when performing.”

In his solo album, there is an expected music style change. With jazz and R&B on his listening menu lately, he has told the writer that his music style has toned down a little bit. But don’t worry, his powerful performances will not disappear.

Bizzy was offered a lot of Korean idol spots when he returned to Korea from New Zealand. Amongst his nicknames is “Hiphop Gong Yoo,” which might sounds like it refers to the actor Gong Yoo, however this nickname was given to him after people saw him on, “Come To Play.” His positive energy is addictive and one of his greatest assets. He stated that he is at his happiest right now.

Rapper, Sean2Slow gave Bizzy his name a long time ago wishing him to be busy. When asked whether he is busy, he smiled and answered, “Much busier than before!” When you search his name, soybean curd come up first (food product, same Korean spelling as Bizzy written in Korean) he is just happy that there are a lot of “Rapper Bizzy” related posts nowadays.

This is Bizzy, who’s happily single, but would love to raise a family one day.

Source: Osen News
Translated by JSK

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[vid/news] Easter Eggs You May Have Missed in MFBTY’s “BangDiggyBangBang” MV

So we’re off! MFBTY has officially released the Wondaland album, and they didn’t disappoint. While the album is considered “underground pop,” loyal hip-hop fans of the trio will not be disappointed. Before we get into the album, a reminder of the (1 of 3) debut single: “Bang Diggy Bang Bang.”


That hook just gets you, huh? As expected, the song took off, and the entire album topped charts within hours. It was so popular, that it took over 17/20 spots on Daum.net music charts.

As for the video, there have been many compliments regarding the playful vibe and MFBTY’s dance skills (Don’t worry, hip-hop OGs, it was only a few moves). The fast pace and array of colors in “Bang Diggy Bang Bang,” makes it easy to miss underlying messages. Luckily, our keen eyes and MFBTY expertise were able to catch them. Here’s what you missed:

1)There’s A Meaning Behind The Pillow Fights

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When MFBTY was still a joke between Tiger and fans, they created “wonderland,” which was a figurative place where JK and fans could say and do anything, almost like a child getting lost in a mysterious world. Tiger would playfully say, “Let’s pillow fight,” if he sensed someone would disagree with something he said. It soon became a daily saying for him, and fans would reply back, “Pillow fight!” In the beginning of the video, we see JK walking with a pillow in his hand (properly marked “Bang Diggy Bang Bang”) and his destination is a pile of MFBTY pillows. Given the name came from MFBTY fans before there was an MFBTY, it was only appropriate that the debut video started with this shout out to “wonderland.”

2) The “Lost” T-Shirt

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The “LOST” t-shirt appears subtly repeatedly throughout the video. While meaningless on the surface, this is another homage to the original “wonderland,” where fans could get “lost” in the madness.

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Lost tee hiding again on the right corner.


3) Rap Monster’s Jasmine Poops Blow Up Toilets… Literally

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We saw BTS Rap Monster already kill it on MFBTY’s “Bucku Bucku/Shy Shy,” and the last line of his verse was what really surprised people: “Even my poop smells like jasmine tea.” The video for “Shy Shy,” was shot the same day as “Bang Diggy Bang Bang,” and Rap Mon wanted to reiterate his poop smell was so unbelievably good, it would literally “blow up toilets.” Now we know his jasmine poops are green in gaseous form.

4) Duckie Dale, The Bangles, and Indiana Jones Made Cameos 

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If you just understood that, you are an 80’s geek who related to this vid a little too well. There were an unbelievable amount of nerdy awesome 80’s moments thrown in, but the one that stood out to us was this shot. Bizzy’s pompadour hairstyle is reminiscent of famous 80’s icon, Duckie Dale from the film Pretty In Pink. Tasha’s head band takes us back to The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” music video, which helped popularize Egyptian inspired fashion in that time. Leave it to Tiger to exaggerate the turban look and go borderline Indiana Jones (We debated if it was more Douglass Quaid from Total Recall, but that movie just made it out of the 80’s). Their stylist, Little E of electronic band, EE, did a heck of a job taking us back through time.

5) Tiger’s Silent Praise of Bruce Lee

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Tiger has a background as a martial art teacher, and the one person he always aspired to be was Bruce Lee. Tiger has even emulated Bruce’s hair from time to time, and never scoffed at a comparison of him and his idol.

6) Bizzy Is Part Of A Group That Only Makes Up 10% of the Population

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Bizzy drops a line referring to luck on his lefty while holding up his hand in the music video. Bizzy’s nickname is “Lucky Lefty,” because he is left handed.

7) That “808” Is Not An Area Code

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That haunting hook is not a shout out to Hawaii. The code “808” actually has two meanings. The first referring to the  Roland TR-808 drum machine, which may have created some of the hard sounds in the song. “808” is also a police code for disturbing the peace with the sound of bass. Thus, the hook really means, “Here comes the bass that’s going to rock the neighborhood.”

The full length “Wondaland” album is now available in stores and on Itunes.

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Drunken Tiger International

[video] MFBTY Second Teaser Released: “Bang Diggy Bang Bang”

MFBTY released a teaser for the second title song, “Bang Diggy Bang Bang.” In contrast to “Bucku Bucku/Shy Shy,” this song has a more playful tone, with our trio even busting some dance moves in a colorful setting. BTS’ RapMon makes a quick cameo again on this one, and KimBanJang from Windy City is seen playing with what looks like live drums (not live as in music, but live as in living!) If you’re wondering what the pillows are about, this is an element that was developed in the original MFBTY joke, pre-debut days.

Less than 48 hours to go!

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Drunken Tiger International

[news/video] Tiger JK attends premiere of his debut movie “Around The World”

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Tiger JK attended the premiere of Around The World, March 16th in Seoul. The movie is Tiger’s first official acting role, a secondary route that Tiger is experimenting. Also on the stage were director Lee Hang Bae, Actors Kim Jung Tae, Choi Jung Woo, Lee Eun Chae, Park Ha Young, and Koo Seung Hyun.

The movie, Around The World,  is about 2 kids, ages 9 and 7, tackling the world with no sleep for 2 days while trying to save their dad, who is jailed in a police station.  Tiger JK plays a street musician (Pil Hong).

Pil-hong, despite his rugged appearance, shows a great amount of kindness towards the homeless siblings, Ji-ho and Sun-ho. The singer will not only act, but sing and take part in an action scene.

When asked why he took part in the film, he said,  “I love the concept. It’s just the kind of story we need in this cold world we live in,”

Around The World will be out in the cinemas on March 26th. Check the trailer below.

Original: Hankyung.comHancinema.com
Translated by JSK

-MissDrunkenCamp
Drunken Tiger International

[video] MFBTY Drops FULL LENGTH Music Video As Album Teaser: “부끄부끄/Shy Shy”

Foregoing the traditional teaser route, MFBTY dropped a full length music video as a preview for their upcoming album, “Wondaland.” The song, “부끄부끄/Shy Shy (Blush Blush)”, features possibly the most artists, with electronic duo EE, BTS’ RapMonster, and new Feel Ghood Music artist, Dino-J.

The video was apparently shot the same day as the “Bang Diggy Bang Bang, MV, which will be MFBTY’s official first single off the album.

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[news] MFBTY Lead single announced: “Bang Diggy Bang Bang (방뛰기방방)”

The members of MFBTY (Tiger JK, YoonMiRae, Bizzy) revealed the title of their first album single will be “방뛰기방방 (Bang Diggy Bang Bang).” In classic Wondaland fashion, they are leaving us guessing maddingly, only releasing this simple teaser photo and nothing else. We’ll keep you posted. 

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[news] Full List of #MFBTYAlbum Features: RapMon, JeonInKwon, Yong JunHyung, Son SeungYun, Dok2, Windy City, EE, Dino-J

The line up for MFBTY’s album is now complete.

Feel Ghood Music announced today, March 11th, the full line up for MFBTY’s album. Previously, it was revealed JeonInKwon, BTS’ Rap Monster, Beast’s YongJunhyung, Dok2, and Son Seung Yun would feature on the album. Today, they revealed Windy City’s lead singer, Kim Ban Jang, EE, and new artist, Dino-J, will also participate, bringing together a power house team of artists. MFBTY’s mission as a project group is not to create a specific genre of music, but to create music that just feels good, at home or at a large performance. This combination of different styles will undoubtedly create a memorable album.

YunJoung Lee, from the former punk rock band Pipi Band, joined with husband, Lee HyunJoon to form EE, sometimes referred to as EETOTALART.  They combine electronic sound with artistic performances, thus their stage name. They were the first Korean artists to participate in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2011. The duo represented Korea for Amnesty International’s “Peace” project that promoted human rights. More recently, the duo has been a grand success on the world music scene, receiving an invitation to the South by Southwest 2015 (SXSW), the largest music festival in the world.

Kim BanJang is a vocalist and percussionist of the band Windy City, which debuted as a member of band, Assoto Union. In 2013 , Windy City participated in the Sierra Nevada World Music, and massive music conference and festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) .

In addition to these artists, the album will feature artist and rookie Feel Ghood Music producer, Dino- J.

MFBTY debuted with a mini album, “Sweet Dream,” in 2013. They released an album under the Drunken Tiger name in 2013 called, “The Cure,” and then rebranded themselves under YoonMiRae’s name, releasing single, “Angel.” The upcoming March album marks the first official full length MFBTY album under their own name.

Source: SportsChosun
Translated by Drunken Tiger Brasil

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Drunken Tiger International

[news] Rapper, DOK2, Returns to Collab With Mentors; Will Feature on MFBTY Album

Tiger JK dropped a not-so-hidden secret about the latest person to feature on the MFBTY album. On March 9th, Tiger tweeted, “Thank you to all the people who helped with MFBTY’s debut album!” Dok2 retweeted it with an emoticon similar to a bow gesture. Tiger then replied,  “Don’t be a spoiler, brother,” hinting to fans that Dok2 did some sort of collaboration with them. We have confirmed that Dok2 will feature on the album.

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Dok2 and Tiger JK have a friendship that dates back to 2006, when Dok2 was still a (very) young rapper coming up. Dok2 and then partner, Microdot, formed a duo called AllBlack. They became part of The Movement Crew, a collaboration of underground hip-hop artists led by Drunken Tiger. Dok2 was already a well seasoned  artist, and soon became a producer and frequent feature for Drunken Tiger.

The last time the two collaborated was for Dok2’s song, “Flow To Flow.” Dok2’s return to the MFBTY album marks 4 years since the two have recorded together.

Dok2 is currently the co-founder of 1LLIONAIRE RECORDS, which houses himself, The Quiett, and Beenzino. It is one of the most successful Korean hip-hop labels.

Image provided by Drunken Tiger Brasil

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[news] Tiger JK, Byul, and Raymond Kim to Appear on “Happy Together 3: Lovers Special Edition”

Byul, wife of Haha,  will be appearing on KBS2’s “Happy Together 3,” along with Tiger JK and Raymond Kim, Shim Hye Jin, and Kim Sung Eun.

The episode will be recorded on March 15, 2015.

Tiger JK is planned to release an album alongside other MFBTY members, Yoon Mirae, and Bizzy.

Photograph provided by Drunken Tiger Brasil
Source: Star News
Translation: JSK

-Cheryl S.
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[news] Power Vocalist, Son Seung Yun, Confirmed for MFBTY Album

MFBTY, a project group consisting of Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy announced that they’ve finished recording a track in collaboration with Son Seung Yeon.

Tiger JK, who previously formed a friendship with Son Seung Yeon, highly praised her vocals and requested for her to record with MFBTY.

Son Seung Yeon, the winner of MNet’s “Voice Korea Season 1,” is currently participating on KBS2’s “Immortal Song” and has been nicknamed “Diva” by the fans. Because of this, Son Seung Yeon has been catching the attention of others artists.

As well as working with MFBTY, Son Seung Yeon has also been working with Jo PD to release a remake of “Dear Friend (an extremely popular track previously released back in 2004),” with the help of In Soon Yi. Fans are highly anticipating to hear what kind of synergy will be created.

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Source: TVReporter
Translation by JSK

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