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Things I Thought I’d Never See: A Dude Rapping In Korean At The American Music Awards

November 19th, 2012 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

My Facebook feed right now is almost evenly split between links about Gaza and video of the “Gangnam Style” + “2 Legit 2 Quit” mashup that closed out the American Music Awards last night.

I don’t know exactly what that means, though it speaks to our privilege as Americans that we can view war and entertainment simultaneously from the same distance.

I wasn’t going to click the Gangnam Style link because, I mean, ENOUGH ALREADY, and when something meme-ifies so quickly, you feel like you’ve been there, done that without actually having to have been there and done that because everyone else has already really been there and done that so there’s really nothing more to say or feel about what’s happened.

After, like, the 100th post of this video though, I relented. And I’m glad I did. At first, just to see PSY in Hammer Pants (aka Justin Bieber Everyday Pants):

Though the real picness of what I was witnessing hit me about a minute in.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

And that dude just stole the show.

[Hollywood Reporter: PSY & MC Hammer Remix 'Gangnam Style' at AMAs 2012 (Video)]

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Did Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Scoop Rihanna?

January 27th, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Diana

AllKPop has posed an important intellectual property question: Did Korean gal group Girls’ Generation (aka So Nyeo Shi Dae or SNSD) rip a song off of Rihanna? The songs in question are SNSD’s chart-topper “Oh!” and Rihanna’s sizzling hot “Shut Up And Drive,” both of which sample New Order’s classic new wave hit “Blue Monday.”

Our brutish ears might be too simple to make a conclusive determination on this one, but hell, we don’t care all that much!  What we’re really fascinated by is the mashup.

Some beat whiz at AllKPop produced an awesome, nerdy, well-organized YouTube video documenting both sides of the coin, allowing netizens to make their own educated decisions on the matter. They include selections of each video (which are both short-short euphorias and color hue smorgasbords), then juxtapose them atop one another at 133 rpm and a leveled pitch.

It can’t be just us… the result is like ear and eye candy. No, ear and eye crank. Why don’t we just have everybody call a truce?

[via ONTD]
[AllKPop: Oh! My Gee Did SNSD Plagiarize Rihanna?]

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The Cosby Show Meets Bollywood

April 10th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Dude. As we all know, The Cosby Show was way ahead of its time. But who knew that, in addition to being groundbreaking reprzentation for African-Americans, it had a Desi flava, too? Check out this show intro mashup:

[via urlesque]

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"Leave Barack Alone"

July 31st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Remember Chris “Leave Britney Alone” Crocker? He had his 15 minutes of fame and faded from view (or signed a crap development deal, same diff), but he’s back for a little more (sort of) in this video mashup from Slate and our friends at Remix America:

Kaltura

Thanks, Erika!

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