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Actor and singer Yang Dong-geun embroiled himself in the conflict currently stirring among Korean rappers, releasing a song critical of the verbal rally of negativity that is ironically raising the profile of the local hip-hop scene.
Yang, 34, released "Mind Control" through his Twitter account on Thursday, in which he dissed local hip-hop performers in general. "Hip-hop has gone bad. It can't digest. Everyone throws up", the song goes. "We are not in the United States of America, but in the Republic of Korea. This is the country of courteous people in the East. It is a small strip of land, taking only three hours to go from Seoul to Busan".
An attack launched by E-Sens in August against his former label drew attention from not only those he criticized but also from many others in the local hip-hop scene, where beefing rarely arose
Korean Cultural Center of Washington DC Puts Spotlight on K-Pop, Enter to Win a Son Dam-bi Autographed Album
Korean Cultural Center, K-Pop, Son Dam-biPsy in his "Gangnam Style" music video Singer/Actress Son Dam-bi
The surprising worldwide success of Psy's "Gangnam Style" helped raise the global profile of Hallyu, or the Korean Wave. This cultural and entertainment phenomenon, which first swept through Asia in the 1990s, has finally reached the West thanks to the singer's mega hit.
There are several young and talented K-Pop artists who have potential to follow in Psy's footsteps. Back in May 2012, Rolling Stone chose these 10 groups - Girls' Generation, SISTAR, Wonder Girls, After School, SHINee, Big Bang, 2NE1, miss A, BEAST, and Ali - as most likely to succeed in the U.S.
To celebrate K-Pop and these artists, the Korean Cultural Center of Washington DC will feature an up-and-coming singer every month on its website