Jive Monkey Playlist: 10/27/14

Epik High is back with their latest album which features many of their fellow rappers and singers.  Rappers tend to often come off angry as they rap about hurt feelings, societal pressures and misunderstandings.  However with Epik High, I find that although their source material may come from their experiences, they’re able to express not only the anger but also be able to make fun of themselves.

My favorite track on “신발장 (Shoebox)” is “Born Hater” and just because it’s a collaboration with some of the top Korean rappers.  It’s the album’s only explicitly adult song.  They address the issue of pretenders and haters just giving them a tough time but to this old school hip hop dub step beat.

I love the composition of the music video with that long, portrait style cell phone shot which results in have black bars on either side.  It isolates the rapper and makes the space feel small but they’re located in a tiled bathroom illustrating how grungy the spotlight can be.

에픽 하이(Epik High) – Born Hater (feat. 빈지노, 버벌진트, B.I, Mino, Bobby)

*위이이이잉 = Onomatopoeia for the sound of mosquitoes buzzing
***꼭꼭 숨어라, 니 머 머 머리카락 보일라 = Part of a children’s rhyme when playing Hide and Seek

Born Hater (feat. 빈지노, 버벌진트, B.I, Mino, Bobby)

Tablo)
I’m a born hater
달리, 반, 피카소?
난 벨라스케스, 밀레, 엘 fuckin’ 그레코
내 에코. VJ의 감성 shit?
다 보급형 블로
내 아류, 문하생 shit
내 원래 성격은 이렇게
나와 문제 하나 없어도 fuck ’em
So I understand, 왜 날 어택하는지
그 남자다운 척
and why you act like a bitch
바지 벗고 시원하게 깔라면 까
타진요도 기어와
I’m trying to love ya
어울리잖아, 뭔가, 내 역설적인 삶과
무한대를 그려주려 쓰러진 팔자
너의 그 무익한 열등감, 나랑 무수히
붙어봤자 니 손해
덜떨어진 그 사고는 니 부주의
내가 누누이 말했지?
난 두 수 위
난 뭐래도 일부일처주의,
motherfuckin’ 유일무이

Beenzino)
I hate my haters, obviously
이럴 땐 센스 형이 부러워,
적이 없으니
어이없지
내 성공이 외모 덕이었다니
니네가 빠는 블로 형이
내 옆 방에 있어, 지금
그러니까 좀 닥치시지
근데 얘네 쉬지 않고 가십질
Man, I’m everywhere like oxygen
애석하게도 니 ex도 내 빠순이지
Stop talking shit, like you know the shit
난 니네 피드백이 필요없어, 솔직히
너랑 내가 왜 해야해, 음악 얘길?
니가 나한테 보탠 거라곤
마우스로 삿대질
Man, fuck you. 아니, fuck your ID
아니, fuck your IP
Man, I’m sick of y’all geeks
넌 절대 못 와, 여긴
Y’all think this is your dream
My vehicle’s foreign and my bitches mallin’

Verbal Jint)
Some of y’all are born haters
남녀노소 각계각층에 분포돼있어
내가 뭘 하든지 타고난 천박함으로 반응해
잔인한 말일지 모르지만
it is in your nature
Type one, 내가 커리어 끝내버린 애들과
가까이 있던 이 바닥의 지인들
눈에 띄는 특징은
꼬리 밟힐만큼 업계
내 팩트에 강함을 드러내며
전문가인 척하는 지루하게 긴 글
Type two, 잘 안 풀리는 자신의 삶
전부 다 잊구 한 순간 분노를 날릴 대상
그게 마침 내가 된 케이스.
귀엽고 딱해
하지만 법적 조치 앞에
대책이 요망돼
나머지 types, 모기 같은 존재
공기 맑은 동네일수록
강하고 독해
살려두고 싶지만 어쩔 수 없는 입장
*위이이이잉 걸리적거리니깐

BI)
와우, 여길 좀 봐
겁쟁이들은 알아서들 도망가
No doubt, 보고 있나?
내가 꼬우면 너네들도 하든가
어, **꼭꼭 숨어라
니 머 머 머리카락 보일라
어딜 넘봐?
스케일이 달라. 여긴
motherfuckin’ do or die

Mithra)
매번 비트 위에 똥칠하는 나의 랩
치매 증상은 몇 년 전부터
꽤 심해
가사와 상관 없는 라임 떡칠에
꼴에 정숙해. “요” “죠”로 게이 랩질 해
친구들은 이미 랩 거물인데
그 사이에 난 떠있는 기름
최고 아닌 최악부터 순서를 매길 때
열 손가락 안에 꼽히는 이름
다 들려, 너의 비아냥
내성만 늘어
높아지기만한 치사량
생사를 넘나들며 굳건해진 멘탈은 성지
모독으로 도약하는 해탈의 경지
때가 되면 피 보는
이 바닥의 생리
이미 내 목을 노리지만
눈 깜빡 안 해 나 못났어도
bitch들 사이에선 난 놈이니까

Mino)
님이 18년도 쯤에 날 보면
지금 이런 말 못할 걸?
보장된 성공, 회사빨이라는
찐따들의 역공
날 씹어대도 바로 까먹어
붕어처럼 fuck ’em
블락비에서 나와 발라드 데뷔하고
fucked up
실력으로 여기 와. 나 바닥에서 turn up
근데도 몰라,
나의 컨셉 뒤에 가린 몬스터
텁텁했는데 잘 됐네
Mino, Huge Boy, 그래, 내가 걔
So 손해봐. 빰을 후려치는 태도
비트를 먹는 짐승 이건 수간
날 깎아내려봤자 가벼워지는 내 두 발
일도 많은 내게 자꾸 열을 바라면
완벽하게 해내지, 잘 열 받아요
왈가왈부하시기 전에 거울부터 보시고
티비에 내가 나오면 끄시던 가 하세요

Bobby)
내가 변했다고 해, 내 뒤에서
내가 바라던 바니깐
바닥에서 챔피언까지
귀 따가운 피드백에
이해하는 척 하는
내 고개 끄덕임은 비트에만 어울려
옛날 상식엔 경력이 벼슬이고
선배가 전부, boi
시간이 펀드냐? 파산해라, 얼른, boi
형들도 불러 사장님도 괜찮아
내 대가리가 커질 수록 니 심장은 쫄려
힙합 죽이긴 쉽다, 맞지?
18세 감성으로,
20세들아
E’ybody sound the same
Commercialize the game and she’s dead
(It’s show time)
맞는 말만 하니깐
아래 위 없다 싶어?
내 말이 자극적이라면
넌 바로 바비를 씹어
난 마이클 잡으면 관중에게 스릴러
넌 마이크를 잡으면 비둘기도 자릴 떠

BI)
와우, 여길 좀 봐
겁쟁이들은 알아서들 도망가
No doubt, 보고 있나?
내가 꼬우면 너네들도 하든가
어, 꼭꼭 숨어라
니 머 머 머리카락 보일라
어딜 넘봐?
스케일이 달라. 여긴
motherfuckin’ do or die

Outro: BI)
Yo, 내가 어디까지 가는지
집에서 티비로 지켜봐, stupid
Yo, 내가 어디서 뭘 하든지
가만 있는 니들보단 뛰어나, stupid
무대 위엔 똑같이 생긴 기계들이 설치네
한 마디만 할게 ‘That’s no-no’
기부를 해도 손가락질 하는 헤이터들아
한 마디만 할게 ‘That’s no-no’

Born Hater (feat. Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, Mino, Bobby)

Tablo)
I’m a born hater
Dali Van Picasso
I’m Velazquez, Millet, el fuckin Greco,
It’s my echo, the feel of a VJ, shit
All copies of Blo
My imitators and pupils, shit
That’s how my personality is
Even if there’s no problems with me, fuck ‘em
So I understand, why do you attack me
Pretending to be a man
and why you act like a bitch
This is how my personality always is
Should I take my pants off and let it all out?
TaJinYo too, crawl over
I’m trying to love ya
It suits me, somehow with my paradoxical life
Endlessly drawing my failing destiny
Your useless complexes is countless to me
As much as you go against me, it’s your loss
Stupid, that accident is due to your negligence
Didn’t I tell you many times?
I’m two levels above you
Whatever I say, I’m a monogamist,
motherfuckin’ one and only

Beenzino)
I hate my haters, obviously
Times like this, I’m jealous of E-Sens,
he has no haters
I can’t believe it
They say my success comes from my looks
You all suck up to Blo hyung
but he’s right next door to me right now
So just shut up
But these kids don’t stop with this gossiping
Man, I’m everywhere like oxygen
Sadly, even your ex is my fan
Stop talking shit, like you know the shit
Don’t need your feedback, honestly
Why do I have to do it, talk about music?
The only thing you supported me with
is shake your finger with your mouse
Man, fuck you. No, fuck your ID
No, fuck your IP
Man, I’m sick of y’all geeks
You can’t ever come, here.
Y’all think this is your dream
My vehicle’s foreign and my bitches mallin’

Verbal Jint)
Some of y’all are born haters
Male, female, young, old, range from all different classes
No matter what I do, they respond with vulgarity
Don’t know if it’s cruel to say but
it is in your nature
Type one, with those whose careers I ended
The friends I’m close with in this industry
The characteristic that stands out in them
Like being caught up in business circles
The strength of my facts are bared
Pretending to be experts, writing long boring words
Type two, those who have unsuccessful lives
Forget it all, and let it all out in a fit of anger
That’s exactly the case I’ve become
Cute and pathetic
But when it comes to the law,
they demand a countermeasure
The remaining types, are mosquito-like
The cleaner the air is in the village,
the stronger and lethal they are
Want to let them live, but I have no choice
Because the wiiiing* is annoying

BI)
Wow look over here,
Cowards know to run away
No doubt, are you looking?
If I bother you, then you do it
Uh, **hide carefully
I can see the hair on your head
How dare you underestimate me?
The scale is different here
motherfuckin’ do or die

Mithra)
My rap smears shit all over the beat
Dimentia symptoms, in the last few years,
have gotten serious
Pounding rhymes that have nothing to do with the lyrics
My looks are virtuous, Rapping with “Yo” “Jyo”
My friends are already all rap stars
Between them I’m like the floating oil
Not the best but start naming from the worst
Within ten fingers folding over is my name
I hear it all, your sarcastic comments
My tolerance keep increasing
and the lethal dose gets higher
Going past life or death to my firm mental shrine
Taking off with insults, blissful stage
When the time comes, showing blood
is this world’s physiology
They’re already coming after my neck
I won’t blink, though I’m not that great
Because I’m the guy with all the bitches

Mino)
If you saw me when you were 18 years old
You wouldn’t be able to say these things
Guaranteed success is all due to my company
Is the Loser’s retort
Even if they chew me out, I immediately forget
Like a carp, fuck ‘em
From Block B, debuting as a ballad group
fucked up
You get here with skill, turn up on this floor
But you don’t know,
the monster hiding behind my concept
Was feeling tasteless so this is good
Mino, Huge boy, yeah I became that
So it’s your loss, if you try to smack me
I’m a beat-eating beast, that’s bestiality
Even if you cut me down, my two feet get lighter
Though I’m busy, if you wish for heat
I’ll do it perfectly, Go get mad
Before you criticize, look in the mirror
If I’m on TV, just turn it off

Bobby)
They say I’ve changed, behind my back
Because it’s what I wanted
From the ground up to being a champion
Ear puncturing feedback
Or people pretending they understand
My bobbing head only goes with the beat
In the old days, experience gave you opportunities
And a senior was everything, boi
Is time a fund? Hurry up and declare bankruptcy, boi
Call the hyungs, even the boss is okay
As my head gets bigger my heart gets anxious
It’s easy to kill the hip hop, right?
Do it with an 18 year old sensation,
You twenty year olds
E’ybody sound the same
Commercialize the game and she’s dead
(It’s show time)
Since I’m telling you the truth,
you wish there was a different between up and down?
If my words are provocative,
you’ll just chew up on Bobby
When I grab the mic, I thrill the spectators
When you grab the mic, even the pigeons fly away

BI)
Wow look over here,
Cowards know to run away
No doubt, are you looking?
If I bother you, then you do it
Uh, hide carefully
I can see the hair on your head
How dare you underestimate me?
The scale is different here
motherfuckin’ do or die

Outro BI)

Yo, watch how far I go
On you TV at home, stupid
Yo, whatever I do, wherever I am
I’m better than all you sitting still, stupid
On stage, lookalike, machine-like kids
are being installed
Let me just say one thing ‘That’s no-no’
Though I contribute, the haters who point
Let me just say one thing ‘That’s no-no’

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