Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Yang Dong Geun (YDG) will be appearing on Mnet's "Show Me the Money 3."
According to Mnet, they revealed on the 10th that "Yang Dong Geun has confirmed to join Show Me the Money's season 3 that will start airing in early July" and "We plan on him appearing in the first round as a supporter but throughout the show, he'll be a producer for this season."
Yang Dong Geun spoke out about his appearance in saying, "I'm very nervous at the thought of working with colleagues who share the same dreams of hip hop as I do on a program" and "I want to go back to my roots and feel again what hip hop is."
CJ E&M producer Go Ik Jo of "Show Me the Money 3" said, "We're really glad that Yang Dong Geun will be on the show. As a rapper who has a broad spectrum in music ranging from true to trendy hip hop, we hope that on season 3, he can showcase his character exactly the way it is" and "We hope for your much anticipation for the other rappers besides Dok2, The Quiett, and Yang Dong Geun that will join the show."
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Announced on April 2nd, it was said that musicians Vasco, Born Kim, New Champ, Giriboy, and U.LT will be joining this upcoming season according to the staff of season 3 for Show Me the Money.
Vasco had told the staff, "I want to prove my potential on my own. I hope that I can let myself be known to the greater public and receive love from them" and "I want to prove to my son and myself that Vasco hasn't died in the eyes of the public, which is why I really want to win." Meanwhile, Giriboy said, "I was stubborn on promoting underground but seeing my role model Verbal Jint on the show, it made me want to step forward to the greater public" and "I want to place first to become a son that my mother can be proud of," which was his motive for joining the show. Another musician to take part of this season was member U.L.T of Kinetic Flow, revealing his intentions of joining the show in saying, "I want to prove that I'm still alive as a rapper." Other musicians to join this season are New Champ and Born Kim.
The staff of the 3rd season spoke out about "Many acknowledged artists such as Vasco who had stuck to his style continuously over 10 years in the center of the underground hip hop scene to Giriboy, New Champ, and others have joined" and "We hope that this season can deliver great stages of these rappers showcasing their talent and harvest true victories; we're changing up the program different from last year's so we hope for your much anticipation."
Thursday, January 2, 2014
I am dumb and I don't know how to sub things (also, I wasn't sure if I would be allowed to sub over the video in the first place without consent even if I could) so the text transcript for the episode is below. I'll also translate every episode that releases.
DJ Soulscape: There's a constant growth of music being made and the environment in which it's made in is evolving greatly. The generation has evolved into one where producers nowadays are more inclined to work from home, whether it's with simple equipment or with their own skills, techniques, or sources to produce music and deliver it through the public via the internet or through media outlets.
Mood Schula: I don't think there's a particular title for the beat making scene in Korea right now but that doesn't mean that for the people who've already created a title for themselves, that there isn't an official title out at the moment. There's not that many albums released (in the scene) and I don't believe that there's an abundance of high quality music released right now.
PeeJay: There may or may not be people I already know of in the scene but I think this could be a fun program where we can discover others who create beats as well.
DJ Soulscape: There's a limit as to how much exposure those producers and beat makers receive and there's not that many opportunities for them to meet one another.
Avantgarde Vak: Firstly, the name "Headroom Rockers" itself is awesome. We should have started this (program) earlier but what matters is that 360 is the one starting it first.
DJ Soulscape: We created Headroom Rockers" because we felt compelled to show how each and every individual beat maker creates their own music through their style and how they go about delivering their music to the public. Also, the program gives the opportunity for these producers to meet with one another and listen to each other's music and allows current musicians and producers already working in the industry to give their inputs based on what they feel from listening to their music.
In order to make it fun, we set up the program like a competition. We decided to set it up as a tournament style by drawing names and having them battle one another. Although you can't make music compete with one another like sports does, we chose this method because we wanted to make it fun.
Mood Schula: The standards that I'm judging off of isn't how much potential the track has to be a hit or how many people will like the track but solely based off of the music alone. I want to judge based on what that person wanted to express through their music.
PeeJay: I think the idea of critiquing someone's beat is humorous because each individual has their own tricks and personal skills to create their sound. As a fellow beat maker, I want to be able to think, "Ah! What kind of knowledge can I gain from this person's music? This person's music is very creative and fresh." I think by looking at the competition in this aspect, it'll make it fun for me also. I'm not looking to critique someone, just looking for good beats.
DJ Soulscape: The final round will take place at a club called "Cakeshop" located in Itaewon in the form of a live battle. As motivation, we've prepared a grand prize for the winner which is my entire fortune that I have. The cash prize is 1,000,000won but right now, the amount isn't 1,000,000won yet. I'll work a little harder to fulfill the cash prize and will deliver the cash directly to the winner.