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[news] Return Of The Queen – YoonMiRae Returns With “Angel”

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Singer and rapper, YoonMiRae, will return to the music scene with song, “Angel,” on December 8th, 2014.

Yoon Mi Rae’s record label, Feel Ghood Music, revealed the MV Teaser via various online music sites on the 3rd, with Yoon Mi Rae writing ‘Who’s your angel?’ along with a link to the teaser on her social media account.

Feel Ghood Music stated that this is YoonMirae’s first solo track after 2011 hit single “Get It In,” and it is a song well fitted for December, sending messages of thanks to people that she loves.

They continued on to say that, “Angel,” is themed around the fact that everything and anyone can become an angel, whether it be your family, love, movie, even a stranger’s smile that spreads wings of hope to those that are in need. They hope that this song becomes an angel to those that are going through tough times right now.

Feel Ghood Music indicated that they chose to release this single first (which was originally planned to be released in 2015) since “Angel” has a special message fitting for this time of the year.

The teaser clip also shows Tiger JK and Bizzy (All 3 members are currently in a project group called MFBTY)

YoonMiRae confirmed that her previous moniker, “T” will no longer be used moving forward.

Embracing a new start with Feel Ghood Music, YoonMiRae plans to put her real name forward, and release music that are true to her soul to connect with her fans.

With her well rounded capabilities in all genres varying from ballad to rap, much anticipation is building for YoonMiRae and what kind of music she will bring to the scene.

Original Article: TheMute
Translated by JSK of DT INTL

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[news] Feel Ghood Music to Break New Grounds; MFBTY Comeback

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Feel Ghood Music, a fresh new music label comprised of Hip Hop Veterans, Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy are taking their first steps as a label.

On November 26th, it was announced that Feel Ghood Music (FGM) will lead the industry by working with various genres and reaching out to the public. They have also stated that they will not limit themselves by working on music, but expand their horizons and work in other areas such as cultural awareness.

Feel Ghood Music plans to collaborate with other talented personnel such as musicians, DJs, and Art and Visual Directors, to breathe a new life into the whole entertainment industry. The aim is to stand out as a new type of music label.

As a label, Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae & Bizzy formed a supergroup MFBTY (My Fans better Than Yours) back in January 2013 and swept the number 1 spots in the Korean Music Charts as well as being noticed by Billboard US magazine gathering international attention with their hit single “Sweet Dream.”

Further, MFBTY held their debut stage at MIDEM – the world’s biggest music market held in France every year to a overwhelmingly positive response. MIDEM praised MFBTY stating that they were the only Asian artists to be able to hype up the crowd whilst they were on the stage.

Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae, who are well known veterans in the industry, have proven their territory in their music career.

American magazine, XXL, mentioned Tiger JK in their article “Top 15 Korean Hip Hop Artists You Must Know,” while Yoon Mi Rae was the only female artist to be mentioned in the same article.

Yoon Mi Rae also proved her worth on an international level when she was named in US MTV Iggy’s “World’s Top 12 Female Rappers” list.

Tiger JK announced last month that there is a special project in the works, but would not say if it would be a full MFBTY release, a solo artist release, or something from their new artist. The past MFBTY release was done under the Drunken Tiger name, and while we know our trio will have definite involvement on the new release, details on the scope of that are to be determined. The prospective MFBTY project is scheduled for December 2014.

UPDATE: Feel Ghood Music announced that the project will be released December 8th. 

Source: Korea Daily
Translation by DT INTL JSK

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[news] Tiger JK to feature on “Pinnochio” OST

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Tiger JK will be featuring on the soundtrack (OST) for the SBS drama, “Pinnochio.” The drama is another collaboration between producer, Jo Soo Won, and writer, Park Hye Ryun, who worked together on “I Can Hear Your Voice.”

Contrary to other reports, JK is no beginner when it comes to OSTs. This feature by JK is a change of pace, as his last OST feature was nearly 8 years ago (“Break” from the Break OST). However, his style will bring a unique sound not usually found on OSTs.

Wife, Yoon MiRae, still holds the crown between them when it comes to #1 OST singles. Her last singles, “I Love You (It’s OK, That’s Love OST)” and “Touch Love (Master Sun’s OST),” both hit #1 within days. We’re hoping JK will follow in her footsteps and they’ll have a #1 battle on the charts!

The OST is scheduled to release November 20th.

Credits: ENews24

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[show] Yoon MiRae to perform at KoreAm/Audrey Magazine’s Unforgettable 2014 Gala in LA

KoreAm & Audrey Magazine’s joint end of year gala, “Unforgettable,” boasts of some impressive guests from the Asian-American scene. Our trio were their headlining act last year, but the event is sending us back in time, as this year will mark the first time Yoon MiRae will perform solo in nearly 10 years. However, the sight will only be visible to the privileged and lucky. For those unfamiliar with these type of events, they are red carpet events where they award and showcase some high profile folks. It also has a fundraising twist to it, so tickets can get pricey. A pair of tickets for this one will run you $1000. We don’t know if there are any fans that adventurous (because at that price, you could probably get a roundtrip to Korea), but email us for purchase details if you have the disposable income to throw down. After all, $1000 does get you a great performance line up and a nice 3-course meal.

When: Friday, December 5, 2014 @ 5 p.m.
Where: The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel
607 South Park View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

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[news] South Korea’s best Hip Hop married couple: Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae’s full story

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[This is an outside article that was translated by DT Intl staff]

If America has Jay-Z & Beyonce, South Korea has its equivalent: Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae. Let”s take a look at this exquisite married couple famously known for their flawless collaborations and chemistry both on and off the stage.

The Hip Hop Couple and their beginnings

Tiger JK was born in 1974. His parents were father, Mr. Suh Byung Hoo, South Korea”s first ever pop columnist, and his mother, Kim SungAe, was the leader of a famous K-pop group, Wild Cats. Tiger JK immigrated to America in his teens and had a rich musical influence around him since his birth. He first became recognized in the music scene when he defiantly rapped, “Call Me Tiger,” at a Hip Hop festival in 1992 right after the LA Riots.

Tiger JK released his first solo album, “Enter The Tiger,” in 1995, but due to the popularity of Seotaeji and other artists at that time, he did not see major success with the album and had to return to America. His real standing in the Korean music industry became definitive when he partnered with DJ Shine in 1999 and released an album under a group name, Drunken Tiger. They went on to release hits such as, “Do you know Hip Hop?,” “I Want You,” Good Life,” and “Because I Am A Man.” After Shine left the group in 2005, Tiger JK took on the name of Drunken Tiger on his own, and the legacy continues to grow today.

Yoon Mi Rae was born in Texas in 1981 to a Korean mother and an African American father. Her father lived in Korea and worked as an Army Officer. Her dad was also a professional DJ, soYoon Mi Rae naturally grew up around music. At a young age of 14, she signed up to be a member of Uptown and debuted at the age of 15. In 1999, she left Uptown with fellow Uptown member, Annie, and formed the female duo, Tashannie. They released hits such as “Day By Day” and “Caution.” In 2001, Yoon Mi Rae started a solo career and proved to be more popular than ever with hits such as “As Time Goes By,” “Don’t Leave Me,” “Did You Forget,” and “Black Happiness.”

Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae got married in 2007 after 7 years of being together. It was here where they became known as South Korea’s “Best Hip Hop Married Couple.” Yoon Mi Rae did not believe in tradition and old fashioned ideologies, so she did not have an extravagant wedding. The two had their wedding ceremony in a temple in the mountain near their residence in UiJeongBu. There was no wedding dress nor rings. Instead, a yellow rubber band was wrapped around her ring finger with Tiger JK promising that “One day, you will have the most beautiful wedding ring on this finger.” They are currently living in UiJeongBu with their son,  Jordan, who has been blessed with his parents’ genes – musical ability, personality, and looks.

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Rise to Success, Trials & Tribulations

Up until the early 2000s, hip-hop was not that well accepted in South Korea. Tiger JK was not welcomed with open arms even within the local hip-hop community. However, Tiger JK proved his worth with the release of Drunken Tiger’s, “Good Life.” This title track from their 3rd album reached the number one spot in 2001, at a time where the South Korean music scene was more geared towards pop artists such as GOD, SES, FINKL. This was reportedly the first “HipHop” song to reach the number one spot. Drunken Tiger instantly gained respect from the South Korean Hip Hop community.

Tiger JK called his wife a “genius,” and this is not an exaggeration by any means. Yoon Mi Rae has been and continues to be South Korean reigning female rapper. She has also proved herself by collaborating with international stars. When John Legend was on tour in South Korea, Yoon Mi Rae had a chance to meet him backstage. They introduced themselves to each other via a freestyle rap. Being so impressed with her talent, John Legend invited Yoon Mi Rae to perform with him the very next day and let his fans know about her on Twitter. She also performed with Asian-American hip-hop group, Far East Movement, and has been continuously praised by legendary producer, Quincy Jones.

Even for this power couple, there were some trials and tribulations. In 2005, Tiger JK was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation across both sides of one level, or segment, of the spinal cord. The term myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord; transverse simply describes the position of the inflammation, that is, across the width of the spinal cord. Attacks of inflammation can damage or destroy myelin, the fatty insulating substance that covers nerve cell fibers. This damage causes nervous system scars that interrupt communications between the nerves in the spinal cord and the rest of the body. On one TV program, Tiger JK stated that he experienced instances where he felt a burning feel when he touched a cold object. He would wake up in the middle of the night and could not move his body. He is reportedly to be much better currently, but continues to be on prescribed medications.

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Hip Hop Married Couple’s Fashion Sense

Jeon InKwon, member of godfather rock group, Deulgukhwa (A Wild Chamomile), said that when he first saw Tiger JK, he could relate to him. “I used to dress freely and looked a bit like a person on the streets,” he said. “But when I saw Tiger JK for the first time, he looked more so. I found that to be really charismatic and saw the freedom in him. I really respected that.”

Yes, Tiger JK can rock a beard and a perm with a raggy t-shirt and jeans and still look good. However, when he puts on a fitted suit with loafers complimented with a fedora hat, he becomes the definition of a gentleman. Tiger JK’s fashion style is not that different on and off the stage, but it is completely the opposite with Yoon Mi Rae. When on stage, she is not afraid to put on bodysuits and see-through tops, but off stage would rather wear an understated t-shirt and jeans.

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Hip Hop Married Couple – A Hot Topic

Back in May this year, Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae helped former Super Star K contestant, Yuna Kim, with her solo debut single title track “Without You Now.”  Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae”s recording label, Feel Ghood Music, stated that when Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae heard Kim Yuna rap, they volunteered to mentor her. They said that it was like looking at a younger Yoon Mi Rae. Yuna Kim is due to debut as a member in a girl group along with a former contestant, Jeon Min Ju.

Yoon MiRae will feature on drama, ‘It’s Ok, That’s Love” official soundtrack. The single will debut July 23rd.

 

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Translation by JSK
Source: MT.co.kr

[video] Fans Come Together To Wish Yoon MiRae a Special Birthday Wish

We at Drunken Tiger International, Drunken Tiger Brasil, and BizzyBTBT want to wish our sis, Yoon MiRae, a Happy Birthday today! As our gift to her, we polled our followers on how they would describe Yoon MiRae in one word. Our followers were told they would receive a special prize by participating, but were not aware of the bigger project in the works. This was the result (and the prize they were all vying for!). Congrats! Now your love for MiRae will be seen for sure. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Happy #YoonMiRaeDay!

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[photos] Previews from Yuna Kim’s “Without You Now” MV ft. MFBTY

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Our sister site, Drunken Tiger Brasil, got a hold of THESE EXCLUSIVE SHOTS from Yuna Kim’s upcoming collaboration with MFBTY. A teaser of the video was released yesterday, and we encourage fans to follow us on social media pages (Twitter, Facebook) as well as this site to receive updates in real time.

T-minus 2 days.

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