Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Movement Concert 2006

As history would have it, Gil of LeeSsang was the one who actually made an actual push to make this concert a reality. The Movement has been a crew for some time and everyone talked about doing a concert but no one actually did something about it until Gil.

Since they belonged to different labels, they battled their labels and management companies to participate.

This was back in 2006. Drunken Tiger was just diagnosed of transverse myelitis, an incurable disease that inflames the spinal cord. The medications he was taking caused him to gain weight. He almost didn't perform in the concert because he didn't feel good about how he looked. When he realized the impact the concert was going to make, he made a last minute decision to perform.

Note: Epik High's performance was not included in the DVD because some issues with their former label. They performed however.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Amoeba Culture and Caro Emerald Reach an Agreement

Primary and Infinity Challenge issued an apology on the alleged plagiarism. They promised to take down the song. However, it took them days before they finally took it down and not before the song went back to the number 1 spot.

The latest is that it seems Caro Emerald and Amoeba Culture reached an agreement. Amoeba said “It is too early to speak on the matter yet,” said Amoeba Culture. “We will release a statement once everything is confirmed.”

David Schreurs later said that “I had a great chat with Amoeba Culture and there is a lot of mutual respect. I Got C is a killer track and it shouldn’t be banned as it has enough unique elements to stand on its own.”

Image Credit: / David Schreurs, the guy behind Caro Emerald

What do you think? Revenue share?

However, I wonder if I will ever trust Primary. LOL

Friday, November 8, 2013

Did Primary Plagiarize?

Before we get any further, let us get one thing out of the way.

Plagiarizing is one of the hardest things to prove. Change one detail in a creative work and it will already be declared "different". The reason is simple, proving that you own an idea or concept is difficult. For example, when Antz and A Bug's Life went to court, the judge simply stated that A Bug's Life team cannot claim that no one else has seen an ant before and thought of making a movie out of them.

That being said, the producers and management team of Caro Emerald's lawsuit (as it seems that's where they are headed) will most likely not prosper.

However, everyone knows that the truth and legal decisions aren't always consistent. There have been millions of people convicted of crimes they didn't commit and even more people who are free despite committing crimes.


Primary participated in Infinity Challenge, arguably the most successful Korean variety show. He was to make a song with one of the IC members. He chose Park Myung Soo. Their song was released as a single as in all the other songs. The title of his song is "I Got C".

It achieved a rare perfect all kill (number 1 in all major music charts) which got netizens' attention. One pointed out the uncanny similarity to a song by Caro Emerald. It caught on until it became a big issue. Amoeba (where Primary is signed) and Primary kept quiet until several days ago when they said:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Where Did You Sleep - San E feat. Verbal Jint and Swings

San E debuted on #3 on the Melon Chart. Pretty good considering he competed against Infinity Challenge singles.

Quick Review:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

LeeSsang's First Showcase Stop: Thailand

LeeSsang is going on their first Asian showcase and Thailand, allegedly, is their first stop.

Concert is organized by LeeSsang Company in cooperation with CJEM, one of the biggest events group in Asia.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In Vito Veritas - Mad Clown feat. Celma English Lyrics

During Mad Clown's underground days... In Vito Veritas (In Wine, There is the Truth)

In Vito Veritas - Mad Clown feat. Celma English Lyrics

Today, he is the reason to live my day
It's like my dream is right in front of me but I am always a few footsteps away
I ran to it, Little by little, bit by bit towards a dark destination
I surged despite the pain, narrowing the distance between me and victory
At last I did it
Exactly three or four years, I left the traces of my pains
I thought I'd end up with happiness
But it seems the most important things are tied to the emptiness I left behind

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2012 LeeSsang Concert Opening

Production Company : V-Squuare.
Creative & Art Director : VJ Loopin.
2D 3D Artists : JDK, Kim min soo

Pretty good. Now the visual of the two of them lying on a bed of roses makes sense. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hip Hop Friendships - LeeSsang, Eun Ji Won, MC Mong

Kang Gary (LeeSsang), Gil (LeeSsang) Eun Ji Won with friends

LeeSsang, Eun Ji Won and Tablo all became a part of a Hip Hop crew called "The Movement" along with other rappers. It was spearheaded by Drunken Tiger.

They were only able to stage one concert because they all belonged to different labels. Click here to watch the first and last concert of The Movement.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What to Expect

Music and news about:

Dynamic Duo
Simon D
Mad Clown
Eun Ji Won
MC Meta
Huck P
Epik High
Tiger JK
Yoon Mi Rae

and a whole lot of other hip hop artists and a few other musicians from Korea and Japan... but primarily Korea

Criticisms are allowed but keep it decent and no fan wars please