Mellow Monday! Part 10, Dumbfoundead – Water

I have posted about Dumbfoundead quite a while ago for a Mellow Monday and I had to squeeze him in. I know some people might argue he isn’t technically in the ‘Korean Hip Hop’ category but oh well.

The whole Foreigner album for me was great, I loved how this album was an exploration towards his Korean heritage. As someone who would be considered an outlier, I thought this album was a great bridge to potential Korean fans.

This song has quite a hypnotic element through the hook and G.Soul’s vocals really add to this song and give it a new dynamic!

I would also suggest checking out his youtube channel and podcast series ‘Fun With Dumb’ aptly named after his ’09 album. Its such a fun and entertaining podcast series with some amazing guests on there, from Jay Park, Wax, Ph-1 to GroovyRoom.

Because I wrote so much about Old Boy Jon, I won’t this time haha. But I really hope you enjoy and check out his other music – he has an insane way of expressing himself and I think you will find something you really love!

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Mellow Monday! Part 9, Haon & Vinxen – Barcode

My journey to discovering this song was a little backwards. I found this song whilst watching the Korean talent show Dancing High. Team Hoya’s Jisung and YoonJun danced to this as part of their ace performance and I really loved it. I added it to my playlist and went on about my day.

Recently I decided to watch another Korean talent show – sue me, they have really great talent shows over there and their a lot less bland than the drivel we have in the UK. This time I watched School Rapper 2. I really love the concept of this show as it really shows the talent the younger generation harbour, plus I love the mentor choices in this season.

Cue my sudden realisation that the above song was from this season.

I really loved watching their friendship blossom. I love how Haon, completely oblivious to the atmosphere in the room in there first episode, wanted to befriend him. And the fact that Vinxen wanted to produce a song with him after hearing his cypher.

When Vinxen raps about mental health, depression and anxiety without embellishing it, is something to be in awe of because it’s that raw nature that just pulls you to him. Couple that with Haon’s infectious positivity and high energy is just so refreshing.

As you can probably tell I just really love them. And this song. Everything about it to be extremely honest.

I will also link below the amazing dance performance from dancing high where I originally heard this song. Talking about the performance brings me to an entirely new realm of ‘fangirling’ – by far one of the best performances on the show for me.

I added the version without the almost constant instant replays of things you just saw haha

Definitely check out both videos and really appreciate the pure genius in both.

I will be posting the last few songs tomorrow because I went out yesterday, and by the time I got home I was beyond tired and knew half of what I would write, would make absolutely no sense haha.

Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed the song!

Mellow Monday! Part 8, Ph-1 – Cupid ft PENOMECO

Number 8 in this Mellow Monday! onslaught is this wonderful feel good song by Ph-1.

This is really my morning song, without fail it always makes me smile when I’m getting ready.

The song is very easy on the ears and the beat isn’t too busy to distract you from the lyrics. The pre-chorus really breaks up the flow a bit and the bridge is just great – the fact there is a lyric that literally say ‘little baby with an arrow help a brother. If you got bad aim, just don’t botherreally just makes me chuckle. Plus its relatable XD

The music video, even though just a lyric video, is super creative and I always find myself distracted watching it when it comes on!

I really hope you enjoy this song and hopefully aren’t too bored with these posts right now. It’s been really difficult picking songs for these as a lot of then are just really good!

See you tomorrow!