Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/1/15

As soon as I first saw the music video to “Sold Out”, I knew I loved it.  It was love at first sound and it’s rare these days that I hear a song with so many great layers and double meanings.

Yankie is one of those artists I know because he’s featured on other artists’ albums, like Epik High, Supreme Team, Dok2 and Primary.  He’s joined by fellow rap/hip hop artists like Tablo, Zion.T and Loco.  It’s nice how all of these hip hop artists work with each other and support each other.  It certainly seems like Amoeba Culture, YG and AOMG all have a good relationship and collaborate frequently.

“Sold Out” is a song off of Yankie’s latest album titled “Andre”.  The album’s title comes from Yankie’s Christian name, the album reveals the two sides of Yankie, his life as a rapper and his personal life.  This track is about living the dream.  As kids, they may have had things rough and have been that kid who was always on their tippy toes looking in at the good life but now they’re living it and loving it.

In English, selling out can have a negative connotation as it reflects losing your sense of originality or artistry for monetary gains.  There’s something about “selling out” that suits the Korean culture as working hard and making money off that success is something worth striving for.  If you’re living the dream and making money, it sounds to me like that’s the best of both worlds.

얀키(Yankie) – Sold Out (feat. 타블로, 자이언티, 로꼬)

*“멜론을 씹어 삼켜” literally translates as “chewing and swallowing a melon” but could also reflect to mean that he is tearing up the Melon music chart

**“우린 하루 벌어 하루 위해 살지” literally translates as “We make a one day living to live for one day” but could also reflect to mean that they (Tablo and Kang Hye Jung) are making a living to support their daughter, Haru.

***This part of the song may seem random and it is, somewhat.  However, it is musically the bridge of the song and it’s used as a bit of a shout out to their global audience.

Sold Out (feat. 타블로, 자이언티, 로꼬)

달리는 기관차 내 손님은 어머니
어둠을 헤치고 난 은하수를 건너지
목적지 가려가며
억지로 혀 굴리지 않아
이건 당연히 오로지
내가 쓸 수 있는 언어지
바라보던 별이 부서지더라도
내게는 이제 그저 아름다운 풍경
내 기분 높아 누가 목을 졸라도
멋지게 양팔 벌리고 숨쉬어

Yo I’m livin dat
livin lovin livin dat 꿈
날 틀에 박을 수 있는 건 인스타그램 뿐
#foodporn #차트이터 #보증수표
멜론을 씹어 삼켜*
pass me the 프로슈토!
치명적인 허기
파일 나눠먹을 라이벌이 어디?
까치발 들었지만
퇴물보다 못한 자식들
어깨 나란히 설리 없지

살다 보니 여기저기 들어오는 어퍼컷
양아치들 우글대도 항상 난 거부권
don’t give a damn 방패가 내 엠블럼
언제 어디서든
신의 가호가 머물러
이천십오 찌꺼기 하나 없는 머플러
포르쉐 추락 안 해 노력 운 더불어
블로의 에어백 덕에 필요 없는 앰뷸런스
Yeah you know I’m loco
you don’t want no problem

Sold out
흥얼거리기만 해도 다 팔리지
입만 벙긋대도 팔리지
Sold out
나 요새 좀 날라 다니지
구름 위를 밟고 다니지
Sold out
잘 지내지 어?
잘 지내지 어
전화벨이 계속 울리지
Sold out
할말도 없지 에베베베베베베
Sold out

튀김을 나르면서 기름칠 한 바퀴
내 돈을 보여주면서 달았던 몸체까지
레일을 깔아놓고 이젠 증기를 달았지
아주 완벽하게 이건 자수성가 Shit
완전 쌔삥 털 먼지가 없어
친절하지 컴플레인 걸 건덕지가 없어
꼰대들에겐 내가 을이라서 갑갑해도
자유롭게 달리지 내 사장님이 박재범

그 놈의 클래스
어딜 앉혀도 fly kid
But 내 가족 앞에 앉으려면
파일럿 아님 뒤로 짜져
내가 빡칠 땐 만물이 무릎 꿇어
이건 갑질 아닌 갓질
하루 벌어 하루 살기?
됐고 우린 하루 벌어 하루 위해 살지**
따블로 강해져 가벼운 걸음
이건 맞벌이 swag
둘이 뜨면 두리번두리번

난 그냥 슛 버튼을
재차 물어보는 위닝 선수
자세를 낮춰 엄살 피우는 무림고수
꺾지 못해 의지 휜 척은 하지만
SWAY 그건 한방 위한 반동
가는 세월도 세웠지 니가 벙찌는 동안
낮 밤 빳빳하게 세웠지 내 동안
얼굴이 다 말해줘 녹슬지 않은 골드
never get old
내가 하는 건 다 SOLD OUT

흥얼거리기만 해도 다 팔리지
입만 벙긋대도 팔리지
Sold out
나 요새 좀 날라 다니지
구름 위를 밟고 다니지
Sold out
잘 지내지 어?
잘 지내지 어
전화벨이 계속 울리지
Sold out
할말도 없지 에베베베베베베
Sold out

it’s the bridge***
all over the world
London bridges
New York bridges
Seoul bridges
Beijing bridges
다리 놓고 직진 to the top
all over the world

Sold out
흥얼거리기만 해도 다 팔리지
입만 벙긋대도 팔리지
Sold out
나 요새 좀 날라 다니지
구름 위를 밟고 다니지
Sold out
잘 지내지 어?
잘 지내지 어
전화벨이 계속 울리지
Sold out
할말도 없지 에베베베베베베
Sold out

Sold Out (feat. Tablo, Zion.T, Loco)

Moving locomotive train, my mom’s the passenger
Pushing through the darkness, I cross the Galaxy
Hiding my destination point,
don’t force my tongue to roll
This is definitely an exclusive
language that I can use
Even if a star I’ve been looking at breaks apart
To me, it’s just beautiful scenery
My mood is high though someone chokes me
Spectacularly spread my arms and breathe

Yo I’m living dat
livin lovin livin dat dream
The thing that could break my mold, only Instagram
#foodporn #charteater #certifiedcheck
Chew and swallow melon*
pass me the prosciutto!
Fatal hunger
Where is the rival that shares files?
Might have tippy-toed
Kids that didn’t do as well as the has-beens
No use in standing shoulder to shoulder

As we live, uppercuts flying from here and there
As pests swarm, I always have veto power
don’t give a damn, the shield is my emblem
Whenever and wherever,
there are remnants of god’s blessing
2015, a muffler without any debris
Won’t crash a Porsche, along with hard working rhymes
Because of Blo’s airbag, don’t need an ambulance
Yeah you know I’m loco
you don’t want no problem

Sold out
If you hum, it sells
As soon as your mouth opens, it sells
Sold out
Recently, I’ve been flying
Going around stepping on clouds
Sold out
Have you been well? Huh?
Have you been well? Yeah
The phone keeps ringing
Sold out
Don’t have anything to say, ehbebebebebebe
Sold out

The fries I carry grease one wheel
Showing my money while wearing it on my body
Lay down the rails, the steam is on
This is perfectly how to make one’s fortune, Shit
Completely fresh, no speck of dust
So friendly, nothing to complain about
May owe it all to my seniors so it’s intimidating
I run freely, my boss is Park Jae Bum.

That class
Wherever you sit, fly kid
But if you sit in front of my family
If you’re not the pilot, piss off to the back
When I’m pissed off, everything kneels before me
This is not being bossy but playing god
Make a living to live day by day
Forget it, we make a living to live for Haru**
Become doubly strong and step lively
This is the taste of swag
When both of us appear, they look around

I am just the shoot button
A winning player asking again
Gettin’ down, a martial master at whining
Unbroken, though I pretend my will is bent
SWAY, it’s a rebound for that one shot
I stopped time while you stood still, stunned
Staying up firm, day or night, my youthful
face says it all, gold that doesn’t rust
never get old
Everything I do, SOLD OUT

If you hum, it sells
As soon as your mouth opens, it sells
Sold out
Recently, I’ve been flying
Going around stepping on clouds
Sold out
Have you been well? Huh?
Have you been well? Yeah
The phone keeps ringing
Sold out
Don’t have anything to say, ehbebebebebebe
Sold out

it’s the bridge***
all over the world
London bridges
New York bridges
Seoul bridges
Beijing bridges
Leave the bridge and straight to the top
all over the world

Sold out
If you hum, it sells
As soon as your mouth opens, it sells
Sold out
Recently, I’ve been flying
Going around stepping on clouds
Sold out
Have you been well? Huh?
Have you been well? Yeah
The phone keeps ringing
Sold out
Don’t have anything to say, ehbebebebebebe
Sold out

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