Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Journey Into K-Pop By Way of Rain (Bi)

Rain for NYLON Magazine (All KPOP)


Oh, where do I start? 
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I can honestly say that my appreciation for K-Pop actually started when Korean actor and R&B singer Rain (Jung Ji-Hoon) starred in Ninja Assassin as Raizo.

This movie also stars Naomie Harris! - known for Miami Vice, 28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean, Street Kings, etc.
Naomie Harris
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I remember when the promos for the movie came out. What attracted me was just a glimpse of the main actor, who happened to be Asian, which I thought was interesting. The majority of heroes in Hollywood films are white males.

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Unfortunately, I didn't see the movie then, but about a year or so later. I don't even know how I managed to find the Blasian Narrative, but I am so glad I did, since they featured an article about Rain. I had no idea that he was the main character.

After watching the movie, I spent quite a few hours discovering more about Rain. He is pretty fascinating.  I later discovered that he created MBLAQ under his label J. Tune Camp, who are now one of my favorite music groups. Even though I don't understand what they are saying in their music, I do enjoy listening.


MBLAQ
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MBLAQ
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After MBLAQ, I started listening to Big Bang, which led me to 2NE1 and 2PM.

Big Bang
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Big Bang
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2NE1
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2NE1
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2PM
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2PM
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4 comments:

  1. Rain really got in shape for that ninja movie, unfortunately it wasn't that good.

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  2. I'll admit that Ninja Assassin wasn't the best movie that I've seen, but it held my attention. Had the lead actor been anyone else, I probably would have passed it.

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  3. Yay, welcome to the world of KPop awesomeness (my readers know how much I love it ha). I'm so glad you got there by the way of Rain rather than what most people get when they Google KPop: SNSD singing Gee. I am a huge fan of the bands you listed.

    Definitely check out the shows Rain acted in. Ninja Assassin downplayed his talent.

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