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Friday, May 18, 2012

KOREAN MUSIC: Tasha Is Coming to America!


Yesterday, on KBS's "Happy Together" (5/17/2012), Rapper Tiger JK revealed the US debut of his wife, Tasha (aka, T or Yoon Mirae), is just around the corner.  According to him, Far East Movement (FEM) asked her to feature on their song.  He half-jokingly said when he asked her if he could join her, she said she wanted to do it for herself and FEM also wanted her only.  He added, "I bet she'll hit the jackpot with her US debut song."

I know Tasha has received quite a few offers from American producers but turned them down to stay in Korea with her family, especially, with her loving husband JK.  But yay!!!  At last!  She sounds quite determined this time and I'm so happy for her!


[LIVE] Tasha: Black Happiness (2007)
On Yoon Dohyun's "Love Letter" (Air Date: 8/24/2007)

8 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! My wife was telling me about this interview and how awkward JK was a little. Tasha is the best female rapper in Korea, IMHO. I like to listen to her sing voice, too!

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  2. Nice blog:)

    I'm glad for Tasha!! And it seems that she's going to release an album soon too (oh, I can't see your article anymore, you probably mentioned it).

    I'm curious, when did she say that she had offers from American producers? Is that info from an interview?

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  3. Allan, actually Mirae is the best rapper in Korea - here I didn't add "female". It was so known fact in Korea that we didn't even need to hear MTV endorse her as the reigning queen of Korean hip-hop and as one of the top 10 best female rappers in the world. :)

    Anonym @7:33 AM, there was a TV documentary series about Tiger JK made by Korean EBS quite a few years ago, and I think I heard him mention it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. But I'm 100% sure he said it. Since Tasha has literally been worshiped by all the Korean rappers, JK sounded a little jealous back then. And "I think" she chose to stay in Korea, fearing her possible future success in the US might haunt their relationship. But it's just my speculation.

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  4. I'm the anonymous person yesterday, let's say I'm "C" (I might keep commenting on your blog)


    @ Onsemiro: I see, I remember that TV documentary with diverse Korean rappers but it wasn't subbed, I think, might be why I didn't get that info. Thanks for clarifying that :) It's a bit sad that she chose (it seems) to sacrifice this opportunity and her career for her family but yeah it's her choice, I can understand that, she's really simple and humble. As for "jealousy" of her husband, I agree, he said several times that her rap is awesome and that it is "difficult" to rap after her (in studio).

    And: best Korean rapper regardless of gender? Wow I always thought that her status of queen of hip hop meant that her husband was the king lol But I'm even more happy for her, such a humble and talented person. I'm not a big fan of her live performances (though she's good), but she's amazing in 2 languages in the studio and is my favourite Asian female rapper :) Sometimes I wish all my favorite Japanese/Korean female rappers did a collaboration on a song or album... *dreams* LOL it will never happen, I know.
    Hm, now that I think of it, apart from Dynamic Duo and Tiger JK, I'm not really a fan of Korean male rappers, but their music is sometimes dope. I get it now, why they're "jealous" haha :p

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  5. Oh I found the interview with the subs!!: "TVN, Look At A Star", right? :) Yeah I did see it with subs but as it was very long I probably didn't see it entirely or it's me not being careful^^

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  6. Anonym C, if I remember correctly, it was made by EBS, not TVN. But maybe I'm wrong.

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  7. Oh OK, thanks! So it's not the same.

    Anonym C -

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  8. Tasha,....best i've heard. Men dominate this genre in the states, but not so in Korea. T.O.P. is good, but the crown goes to Tasha, IMO.

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