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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

MissDrunkenCamp
Drunken Tiger International

[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

-MissDrunkenCamp
Drunken Tiger International

[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.

 

-MissDrunkenCamp
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!

-MissDrunkenCamp

 

[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.

-MissDrunkenCamp

 

[news] Superstar K’s Euna Kim releases project album produced by MFBTY

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On May 23rd, former Superstar K contestant, Euna Kim, will release her first album, which was produced by MFBTY.

On May 19th, Kim’s label, Music K Entertainment, announced that the project album “Love Me Love,” will be released on the May 23rd. Tiger JK stated that upon hearing Euna Kim rap, he requested to be her mentor and came up with the project album idea. MFBTY gave Kim an abundance of support and featured on her title track “이젠 너 없어도 (Without You Now).”

The Music Video is said to be of a dramatic, movie like concept where a timid & shy girl performs in front of a large crowd, showing her hidden talent and dancing with her wings. Tiger JK, Yoon MiRae and Bizzy feature as cameos in the music video clip, which was produced by producer Lumpens, who has also worked with Lee Hyo Ri and the legendary Jo Yong Pil. With the star studded line up along with a visually creative producer, it is anticipated to be a huge hit.

Tiger JK praised Euna Kim by saying that he really wanted to work with her musically, and that Euna Kim reminded him of a younger Yoon MiRae. Yoon MiRae also praised her saying, “There are infinite possibilities with Euna, I’ve been watching her very closely ever since I was on the judging panel on Super Star K.”

“이젠 너 없이도 –  Without You Now,” is a song which depicts couples that have been together for a long time whom continue on a cycle of meeting, breaking up, and making up. The song also expresses disappointment each other as time goes by in a candid way. Produced, directed and composed by Tiger JK, “Without You Now,” contrasts Euna Kim’s unique rapping along with the melodic, sentimental voice of Yoon MiRae.

The project album, “Love Me Love,” will be released in all major online music stores on May 23rd at 12PM. Music K Entertainment will released a teaser of the music video on the 20th via their YouTube channel.

Source: Sports Seoul
Translator: JSK

-MissDrunkenCamp

 

Friends and Fans Come Together for Massive Birthday Card for Bizzy (Happy Birthday, B!)

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Over the past few weeks, all three international MFBTY fanbases (DrunkenCamp.com, DrunkenTiger Brasil, and BizzyBTBT) have been secretly planning a massive birthday gift for Bizzy. Limited by distance and funds, planning a great birthday gift posed a challenge. However, we pooled together our sources to create a massive video e-card signed by Bizzy’s fans, friends, and celeb colleagues.

We searched through our Twitter followers and Facebook friends, selecting active fans at random to write a wish. We further reached out to Feel Ghood/Drunken Tiger fam that we knew, and the enthusiasm from both fans and friends was amazing. Amongst the respondents are MFBTY DJ Smells, Sean2Slow, Insane Deegie, Styliztik Jones, Ann, and Kim Jo Han.  


We thank EVERYONE who submitted wishes. For those who sent in photos, pay attention to the background of your wish. We made it more personalized and special!

Bizzy, we know you’re reading this, so I hope you enjoy this gift from us. Have an AMAZING day today. We love you!

[KOR] 지난 몇 주간 저희 MFBTY 팬베이스는 (DrunkenCamp.com, DrunkenTiger Brasil 과 BizzyBTBT) 비밀리에 Bizzy(비지)씨의 아주 특별한 생일선물을 준비하고 있었습니다! 비록 거리와 그 외의 여건상 여러 문제들을 맞닥뜨렸지만 저희의 비지를 향한 팬심과 응원, 그리고 보이지 않는 곳에서 열심히 뛰어준 분들 덕분에 이 세상에 하나밖에 없는 비디오 E-Card 를 제작할수 있게 되었습니다. 이 E- Card 는 비지의 팬여러분들뿐만 아니라 비지의 친구들 그리고 동료 연예인들도 동참하였습니다. 저희는 소셜미디어 (트위터, 페이스북) 을 통하여 비지의 팬들을 랜덤추첨하여 E-Card 에 참여할수 있게 연락을 보냈습니다. 당연히 Feel Ghood Music (필굿뮤직), Drunken Tiger (드렁큰타이거) 가족 여러분들도 참여하셨구요, MFBTY DJ Smells, Sean2Slow, Insane Deegie, Styliztik Jones, Ann, 김조한 외의 많은 분들이 생일 축하 메시지를 보내주셨습니다. 이 기회를 빌어 축하메세지/소원들을 보내주신 모든 분께 감사드립니다. 사진 보내주신 분들은 저희가 여러분들의 성의에 보답하는 의미로 더 특별하게 만들었습니다! 비지씨, 우리 모두가 만든 이 선물 좋아하길 바라구요, 진심으로 생일 축하드립니다!

-Elsa, Nisa, Chira
(DrunkenCamp.com, BizzyBTBT, DrunkenTigerBR)

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Birthday wishes collected by all three ladies
Graphics/Video: Rachira

R.I.P. Suh Byung Hoo, Tiger JK’s father

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It is with great sadness that I must write that Tiger JK’s father, Suh Byung Hoo, passed away today at 4pm. Feel Ghood Music stated that he passed away in his UiJeongBu home, with JK and Tasha watching over him.

Mr. Suh, 72, was battling lung cancer since he was diagnosed in July 2013.

He was more affectionately known to fans as “G-pa,” short for grandpa, and reference to his relationship to grandson, Jordan. While G-pa was well-known to many music professionals, he became a Drunken Tiger fan favorite once he created his Twitter account, SmilinGrandaddy.

Mr. Suh was an inspiration to many. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Korea’s top university, Seoul National University. In 1968, he worked as a journalist at Kyunghyang Newspaper, writing about both Western and Korean pop. In 1978, he started working at Joong-Ang News and was the head writer of the music column. From 1981 to 1996, he was a correspondent for Billboard Magazine. He is credited as the country’s first pop columnist and the first person to introduce Korean music into a Western publication.

Even in his later years, he was always listening to music, old and new, and utilized social media sites such as Twitter to communicate with people worldwide. He was not afraid to interact with others, and openly shared his opinions on various topics. He was a well-liked gentleman. Fans took a special liking to him because of his sociability, humor, and genuine care for others. On paper, he was the Chief Advisor to the Feel Ghood label, but he enjoyed giving guidance to anyone who asked.

Tiger JK, who had a very strong bond with his father, released an album after a 4 year and 3 months hiatus aptly titled “살자 – salja – Let’s Live/The Cure.” Tiger JK dedicated the title track, appropriately named the same as the album, to his father. The title track contains positive messages telling listeners that all things under the sun are your friends and they are protecting you.

Mr Suh showed dedication to the Korean Martial art of Taekwondo. He worked as an Editor of World Taekwondo, an international English Taekwondo Federation magazine, while also working as a General Managing Editor for “음악세계 –Music World” magazine.

Additionally, he was well known in the Buddhist community. He had a significant interest in Tantric Buddihism and held office in Shakyamuni Buddhist Center Sininjong, Vajrayana Buddhism. He lived at a Buddhist temple hidden in the Korean mountains in the later years of his life.

Finally, Mr. Suh was a teacher at heart. He published a number of books on Buddhism and gave occasional lectures on music.

The wake is being held at Korea Cancer Center Hospital in Nowon, Seoul, and the funeral will conclude on the 3rd at 9:30 AM KST.

My greatest condolences go out to my Drunken Tiger/MFBTY fam as they go through this difficult time. Father, grandfather, writer, teacher, intellectual, pioneer, friend. Rest in peace, G-Pa.

-MissDrunkenCamp

Article credits: Newsis
translation credits: JSK

[video] In case you missed it: MFBTY interview on MNET’s Danny in LA

During their week in LA, MFBTY stopped by MNET’s “Danny From LA” for a brief chat with hosts, Danny Im and Dumbfoundead. Danny and Tiger reminisce about when they were both performing in the 90s (Danny when he was in 1TYM, Tiger JK as part of the group, Drunken Tiger). The two were ironically intimidated by each other. For the impatient, you can fast forward to 17:40 to get straight into the interview.

P.S. The intro segment of Dumbfoundead trying to teach Danny how to rap is classic.

-MissDrunkenCamp

Week in Review: KPOPStarz Interview, MFBTY on Fuse TV, Feature with Chops released; KoreAm In-Depth Interview

It’s been a busy week for our MFBTY fam! So much so it was hard for me to keep up. Rather than write 4 separate posts, here is a recap of the week:

Saturday, January 11th: Interview with KPOPStarz

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The night before his Kollaboration Star performance, Tiger JK sat down with news site, KpopStars, for a candid 3 part interview. JK talks about his childhood, what got him into his music, and how his father was a major musical influence for him. Click here for the write up and links to the 3 part interview.

Monday, January 13th: Fuse TV Interview

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American music network, Fuse TV, focused on Korea’s booming music industry for their daily Fuse News program. They focused on the major players in the first episode, starting with 2NE1, and then equally influential MFBTY. In this short segment, Tiger JK and Tasha talk about what it was like in the early days of Korean hip-hop and who they would like to collaborate with now.

Tuesday, January 15th: Drunken Tiger Best Album is released…. but not by Drunken Tiger

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Early Tuesday morning, Tiger JK tweeted about the release of a “Best” album. Unfortunately, the album was not actually released by his current label, Feel Ghood Music. Fans are free to obtain the album if they’d like, but should be aware the proceeds for the album do not go to Feel Ghood.

Wednesday, January 16th: StudioAPA releases the full MV for Chops’ “Turn It Up”

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After more than 4 months of waiting, StudioAPA released the full MV for Chops collaboration with Tiger JK and Tasha, “Turn It Up.” The MV is completely animated and alludes to the artists’ personalities.

Friday, January 18th: KoreAM releases their January issue featuring a full interview with Tiger JK

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KoreAM’s January issue features a whopping 12-page feature on Tiger JK. This unique article goes into the in-depth history of the Drunken Tiger legacy, then leading into a raw look into who Tiger JK is. In a rare uncensored interview, JK talks about his childhood, how he became a rapper (a choice made to fit in with the fellas!), the music industry, and how much his father really made an impact on him personally and artistically. The issue can only be ordered from KoreAm directly, or via App download (available later this month). On a personal note, this article is a must read for all die hard Drunken Tiger fans!

MissDrunkenCamp