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Way Back Wednesday: Jinusean

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Way Back Wednesday: Jinusean

Can I rock (UH!), can I rock one time as I design rhymes divine for your mind…

Those were the opening lyrics to “Jinusean Bomb” from the debut album of the godfathers of Korean hip-hop, Jinusean. When Jinusean debuted in 1997, they were unlike any other group in Kpop at the time. Jinusean set the bar for what hip-hop should sound like and more importantly, what it could sound like in Korea. They were also just the second group to debut from a young YG Entertainment and would help launch the company into the powerhouse it is today.

The Beginning The name Jinusean is an amalgamation of the names of the two members, Kim Jinu and Noh Seung-Hwan (Sean). Both members were recruited by Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment as his new company at the time was focused on bringing hip-hop culture and music to the Korean mainstream. Kim Jinu had already debuted in 1994 with his song “I Was the Captain” and was living in Los Angeles, CA when he joined YG and partnered with Sean to form the duo Jinusean.

Their debut album was 1997’s Gasoline with a debut single of the same name. “Gasoline” was a gangster rap influenced song with a West Coast sensibility that could be attributed to the albums producer Perry who was also the main producer for their albums. While Gasoline wasn’t a huge hit, it introduced mainstream audiences to a different brand of music and made YG Entertainment synonymous with hip-hop in Korea.

Watching Jinusean perform for the first time was an eye-opening experience. Their music was different from the style of Kpop out at the time which was heavy on the pop, bubble gum and ballads. “Gasoline” was aggressive and the look and feel of the performance was different. Sean had a Predator-like dreadlock look and there dance moves were more based on and hip-hop than the other groups of the day.

The Smash Hit The biggest hit from the album (and probably the biggest hit of their career) was their second single, “Tell Me”. “Tell Me” featured singer Uhm Jung Hwa, who was arguably the most popular female artist in Korea at that time. Uhm Jung Hwa’s singing infused with the catchy melody created a song that veered more towards mainstream music but stayed true to their roots with Jinusean’s rapid fire rapping. The dance for the song also became a hit across Korea. To this day, if this song starts playing, more likely than not, people will be dancing right along with it.

Although “Tell Me” was the only #1 hit from their first album, the album itself is still considered one of the best complete albums of that era. Tracks like “Young Nation”, “Celebrate” and “I Will” were well-received and are still considered classics to this day. “Young Nation” also featured Mr. YG himself- Yang Hyun Suk, and former Deux member Lee Hyun Do who contributed to the album.

Jinusean’s follow up “1.5” album The Real was released in January of 1998 and featured a number of remixed and English versions of songs from their previous album in addition to a few new tracks. While the new songs didn’t blow up the charts, they remained true to their style and continued to be the trendsetters of hip-hop in Korea.

Jinusean’s second full album Taekwon V was best known for the remake of the Bee Gees 1977 hit, “How Deep is Your Love”. The song was an instant classic that melded the well-known hook from the original version with the Jinusean signature fast-paced rapping and an upbeat energy similar to their other works. The song never hit the top spot but rivals “Tell Me” as the fan favorite song from the group. It certainly is for me and to this day, when spring starts rolling around and weather begins to get a little warmer, you can find me rolling down the windows of my car with the volume up.

Their 2001 third album The Reign was more focused on getting back to a harder style of hip-hop and featured a number of tracks with collaborations from some of the biggest names in American music including Cypress Hill, Chino XL and Mobb Deep. These collaborations were a big coup for Jinusean and YG Entertainment because it was rare for Kpop groups to work with American music groups especially in the areas of rap and hip-hop.However, the most popular track from this album was another remake of another 1977 classic. Jinusean took Rose Royce’s song “Ooh Boy I Love You So” and performed their Jinusean magic by working with Kpop singer J who’s sweet vocals provided the chorus with boys providing their signature rap style.

The Boys are Back After a three year break, Jinusean released their fourth and final album, 2004’s Let’s Play. The album was well-known for comprising a number of tracks featuring their fellow YG label mates like Wheesung, Gummy, and 1TYM. The album also has a track featuring Warren G and Snoop Dogg called “2 All My People”. The track is a nod to the west coast G-Funk sound that features two of G-Funk’s biggest stars. The most popular song from the album was “Phone Number” which was probably even better known for its music video. The video had appearances from many of YG’s artists like Lee Eun Joo from Swi.T (now Yang Hyun Suk’s wife), G-Dragon, Taeyang , Psy (who wasn’t a member of YG then) and more. There were also cameo’s made by Kim Ha Neul of DJ DOC and one of the dancers in the video is Park Kahi, now the leader of girl group After School.

The Legacy Today Kim Jinu and Noh Seung-Hwan can still be found in and around the music industry but are also pursuing their own paths. Both are still involved with YG Entertainment and are still active in the YG Family concert tour. Jinu is now an executive with the company and has helped to develop current artists like Seven and 2NE1. He was even featured on a Discovery Channel documentary about the spreading popularity of Kpop around the world.

Luna's Solo Printed To Be An Electronic Pop Dance Track, Teaser Photographs Revealed

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Luna's Solo Printed To Be An Electronic Pop Dance Track, Teaser Photographs Revealed

(Photo : SM Entertainment)moon of ladyworkforce f(x) has selected the form of track for her upcoming solo debut.

The song might be a futuristic, electronic pop dance track that combines Luna's exceptionalmaking a songskill with lyrics about letting move and pursuing one's dreams.

In addition to the original track, it was once as well revealed that Luna is related to be making ready a groovy, vigorous dance to give the song an additional differentiating push.

KBS Admits Mistake In “Music Bank” Winner, Two times Is No.1, AOA Is No. 2

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KBS Admits Mistake In “Music Bank” Winner, Two times Is No.1, AOA Is No. 2

KBS Admits Mistake In Song banking concern Winner, Two times Is No.1, AOA Is No. 2crystalcove Might 29, 2016 0 KBSs Music Bank manufacturers admits that there used to be a mistake in regards to theMay just 27 episodes winner (for the last week of May).

For the May 27 episode of Music Bank, TWICE and AOA competed for number one. At the finish of the show, AOA changed into announced as that weeks winner, with 6,400 issues for their latest track Excellent Luck.

Since then, there has been controversy over AOAs win, with many locating the album ratings problematic. Music Bank calculates the winner in accordance with4pointsvirtual sales (65 % of general score), viewer votes (10 percent), broadcast scores (20 percent), and album sales (5 percent).

Singer Song Yu Vin Hints Information about His Upcoming Idol Group

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Singer Song Yu Vin Hints Information about His Upcoming Idol Group

Singer Song Yu Vin Hints Information about His Upcoming Idol Team hajima Would possibly 29, 2016 0 After debuting as a solo artist, former contestant of Mnets Megastar K6 Song Yu Vin published details relating to his idol group promotions, to be begin next year.

In an interview with OSEN, the singer says, I'm living in combination in the dorm with the alternative trainees. The call of the gang is My Teenager and the concept that is that of a boy group this is bright and filled with energy. I am getting readyin conjunction with the other 20~21 year old trainees and our symbolmay bevery an identical to B1A4 and SEVENTEEN.

After being removed on Celeb K6 two years ago, Song Yu Vin signed an exclusive contract with Baek Ji Youngs company, who was onceone of the vital judges. The agency, Tune Works, advised that he sign up for an idol group as he won dance courses amongst the other trainees.

Sehun confused into responding to sasaeng fan

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Sehun confused into responding to sasaeng fan

However, EXOSehun was these dayscrushed by a sasaeng fan, who began rumors about being a dating amongst the singer. After the fan spread false news about dating with SM Entertainment singer, puzzledfanatics took to Sehuns profile to invite him whether or now not the rumors were true, prompting the singer to inform the sasaeng to prevent imagining that the 2 would be dating.

Spoiler "Yeah, That is How It Is" Nam Gyoo-ri forced to get a divorce with Jeong Hae-in by skill of Im Ye-jin

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Se-joon was onceworriedon account of Lee Tae-hee (Im Ye-jin) who kept barging into the shop where he worked. Na-yeong did not know this and greeted Se-joon at the store. Se-joon attempted to send her away as briefly every bit possible.

However, Tae-hee came aboutto strollin precisely then and changed into outraged at the sight of them together. Tae-hee stated mean things and dragged Na-yeong home. Na-yeong cried and called out Se-joon's name.

Spoiler "Happy Home" Ahn Hyo-seop sings for Kim Ji-ho

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On the twenty-eighth episode of the MBC weekend drama "Happy Home", Choi Cheol-soo (Ahn Hyo-seop) comforted Han Mi-soon (Kim Ji-ho) who was once depressed after learning about her ex-husband Bong Man-ho (Jang In-sub) dishonesty.

Han Mi-soon were given a dangle of Bong Man-ho who attempted to thieve her concept and told her partner's father Bong Sam-bong (Kim Young-cheol). Bong Sam-bong took Bong Man-ho away yet Han Mi-soon collapsed on the ground and cried.

While she became drinking by herself, song sounded from outside. Cheol-soo stayed outdoor and sang songs while gambling his guitar out of doors her door.

If Song Joong-ki and Lee Gwang-soo fell for a similar woman? Love or friendship?

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When he was once asked what he would do if he fell for a similarwoman as his best possible friend Lee Gwang-soo, he said, "I would select love".

Then he become asked if would permit his sister thus far Lee Gwang-soo and he replied, "No, no, no" three times and said, "He is my excellent friend yethe is too tall".

Spoiler "The Flower in Prison" Jin Se-yeon faces Kim Mi-sook

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However, Kang Seon-ho told her there used to be intervention with the government and it changed into all below Yoon Won-hyeong's (Jeong Joon-ho) orders. Kang Seon-ho begged, "It's all my fault. Just kill me" and Ok-nyeo have becomesusceptible hearted. She left without hurting him.

Ok-nyeo have shyed away from the radar with Yoon Tae-won's (Ko Soo) help. She then determined to own up tothe realityyet Yoon Tae-won stopped her with the fact that she may smartly be used as a political prey.

At the similar time, Jeong Nan-jeong (Park Joo-mi) and Queen Moon-jeong (Kim Mi-Sook) who was suspicious about Yoon Tae-won, ordered for Ok-nyeo to be arrested. Ok-nyeo was soon brought in front of Queen Moon-jeong.

Spoiler "Five Children" Ahn Jae-wook proposes to So Yoo-jin

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However, Ahn Mi-jeong used to bemade up our mindsto wreck up with him or evenmade a decision to hand over her job. She did not like the theory that Lee Sang-tae turned into breaking clear of his circle of relativeson account of her when she knew that he was with regards to them.

Lee Sang-tae met Ahn Mi-jeong, gave her a necklace and said, "I have to inform you anything today. I'm about to answer tofor yourbreaking apart with me". In the necklace case he gave her, was a wish list saying, "Getting married and living fortunately with our children'.

Lee Sang-tae told her, "I idea about getting a ring but I believe we will have todo thisevery other time. I am done thinking. Let's get married". Ahn Mi-jeong looked at him with tears in her eyes and didn't say anything.

Jonghyun Drops All Pretense with “She Is”

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Jonghyun Drops All Pretense with “She Is”

Jonghyun Drops All Pretense with She IsWritten through Camiele On Would possibly 29, 2016I wasn’t relativelycertain how Jonghyun was once going to best his solo debut, ultimate year’s BASE. Yet lo and behold, in the thick of summer, he drops his first full-length album and surprises me yet again. However, as an alternative of number onecolours and giggly romps at thecoastline equally his album art suggests, he’s taking a otherway topreventingthe warmth switching off the AC, cooling us down with a little of ice trailed along the skin.

As soon as the album starts Jonghyun is going in for the kill. Lead unmarried and namemusic “She Is” is a brash song that’s all dips and curves. With assist from either Philtre and Crush, the song is a bright piece of RB. Instead of smoky and stuffed with temptation, it’s flirtatious and playful. With Crush’s signature cadence at the bridge, Jonghyun makes the song his own, despite the watermark of his collaborators.

While lyrically it’s what you’d be expecting from a spritely piece of RB, “She Is” changed intoglaringly penned with a wink and a smirk. Our protagonist gets a thrill as his love pastime leads him on, and the couple plays their game of cat and mouse where everybody displace see: “I like how you seem to be you lot don’t know anything. (Cool) I love how you act coy (Relationship) I adore it like that.”