Sorry for my lack of entry last Tuesday! I’m starting Uni in a few days, and last week I decided I would be clever and get ahead in the material, which sort of not-so-cleverly threw me off my schedule with everything else. But here I am, back again~ and this time, I thought I would “review” an artist that I really enjoy
So, allow me to introduce you all to … Drunken Tiger, or 드렁큰타이거.
Drunken Tiger is a hip hop group that released their first album in 1999. With influential and even controversial lyrics, Drunken Tiger is often seen as being one of the pioneers of Korean hip hop, in a time when pop still heavily dominated the music scene. While not much has changed and pop is still perhaps the biggest seller, it was artists like Drunken Tiger that began to catch the attention of the public. Sometimes it was good attention, sometimes it was bad, but one thing was for sure: they were noticed, and it was the hard work of Drunken Tiger and other hip hop artists around that time that paved the way for hip hop in Korea today. With artists like Drunken Tiger, the music isn’t about the bling or the girls or the sex or the drugs; it’s about the music and the message.
Drunken Tiger’s lineup has changed over the years, with Tiger JK being a constant but Micky Eyes, DJ Shine and DJ Jhig coming and going, and now Tiger JK carries it on alone.
The group have released seven albums in total, the latest of which was released last year, titled Sky Is The Limit. Their sound is pretty much pure hip hop and rap, but Tiger JK has an interest in reggae which really comes through in some of the songs, especially throughout the sixth album 1945 Liberation.
Their stuff is definitely worth a try, so I come bearing MVs! Yay for YouTube XD
난 널 원해 This is from their first album, Year of the Tiger
Good Life This is from their third album, The Legend of ..
Is Ask Hizay This is also from their third album
남자기 때문에 This one is from their fourth album, 뿌리
심의에 안 걸리는 사랑노래 (there’s 1 min of talking at the start of this) This is from their sixth album, 1945 Liberation, which was the first release of Drunken Tiger being a one-man band
8:45 Heaven This one is from their seventh album, Sky Is The Limit
내가 싫다 And this is also from Sky Is The Limit
Please enjoy them! I think Drunken Tiger are great, and I have a lot of respect for Tiger JK.