Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/5/16

I’m not sure if it’s because I heard a lot of Show Me the Money tracks while I was in LA but today is all about some of those winners.  Whether it’s this season’s winner or whether it’s last season’s winner, I’m glad that these artists are finally getting some recognition.

Continue reading


End of the Year TV Report (2015): Part 2

Next up, currently airing K-Dramas and K-Variety programs.

The OST rating system is:

Must Watch“네게 줄 수 있는건 오직 사랑뿐 (I Can Only Give You Love)” by December from Answer Me 1988
Watch“Darling U” by Kim Tae Woo, Ben from Oh My Venus
Just OK“괜찮아요 (It’s Gonna Be Alright)” by Orange Marmalade from Orange Marmalade
If you’re bored“잊혀져간다 (Becoming Forgotten)” by Lee Jung from Last
Pass“Love Lies (feat. 짙은) (Love Lies (feat. Zitten)” by Tearliner from Heart to Heart

Continue reading

Just Bananas About: Week of 9/18/15

Last Saturday night, my sister and I attended the Show Me the Money concert here in NY.  We had been watching the show together.  While we didn’t know what happened on previous seasons, it seemed like this season had a lot of controversies which probably made things more dramatic for television.  Still, the stage is their element and I was truly bummed that I had to miss out on the Epik High concert as I was away that weekend for vacation.  This concert was to makeup for missing out on that Epik High concert and I get to see some of my other favorite artists.

Continue reading

Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/31/15

This weekend, I finished watching the last episode of Season 4 of Show Me the Money, which is competition between rappers.  I’m not sure if this was the right season to tune into for the first time.  This season was fraught with controversy from the issue of Team Verbal Jint and San E reversing their decision about Black Nut to the editing to the leakage of information.  That last issue caused the production team to decide to broadcast the final episode live.  I can’t say that the live broadcast wasn’t without its problems but I was definitely rooting for this rapper that I’m featuring today.  If you haven’t caught up with the show yet, spoilers abound.

Continue reading

Jive Monkey Playlist: 7/13/15

Lately, I’ve been watching some music programs.  One of which is the rap competition, Show Me the Money 4.  Though he didn’t make it past the 2nd round, P-Type is a well-respected rap artist/producer.  This week’s playlist features a single he released that describes his experience on the contest variety show.

Continue reading