Sunday, March 16, 2008

Big Bang raisin' the roof

I have a confession to make. I am SMITTEN by a Korean boy band called BIG BANG.

The group is comprised of 5 members, Seung-ri, Tae Yang, G Dragon, T.O.P. & Daesung.

Each member plays a unique part in the group, with my favourite being the rapper, T.O.P.

These guys are no older than 21 years old. *gasp*

...but they're fantastic!

When I arrived in Korea, there was a song that played simply everywhere I went. It was their single, Ko Jid Mal (Lies) and was very catchy. Their style of music is hip hop/r&b and mainstream. Traditionally, boy bands are pretty boys, but Big Bang's image is pure thug.

I've been trying to figure out why I'm so crazy about them. Is it there music or their image? In their music videos, they wear urban hip hop kind of clothing, with slanted caps and plenty of bling...

As far as their dance style goes, they are big into street / break dancing. This is very popular in Korea, with Koreans often winning international break dancing competitions.

They've just released another album, "For the World", where they're re-recorded all their hits in English.

Here's one of their music video's, "How Gee"

This is another one of my favourites, "Last Farewell"

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