Hey, I just found the Primary video as well! (Love them and Simon D.) Here's another video I just found not quite in the same genre, but featuring a blasian couple by TV on the Radio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1-xRk6llh4&list=PL7334842CF844339B&index=21&feature=plpp_video
I don't really appreciate the "bw as jumpoff" meme, which the Joanlee video presents. Also, that name really threw me off for a minute- I thought it was the woman's name but he is the only one singing. I LOVE the Primary vid though. I had to LOL when they projected his face above her booty, but lots of men are really obsessed with black women's butts. Can't do anything about that I guess. It had a sweet playful tone that I really liked.
When Joanlee said, "Conversate", I was pretty much through. I'm a grammar snob, admittedly.I liked Primary's video but I couldn't understand why the pianist had on that mask. Guess if I spoke the language it would make sense to me.
Word! After Jay Park pioneered us in, I expect an onslaught of black women in Korean hip-hop videos!Although I have the same concerns as you, joyous. I'm hoping he can do a bit better than that in the future.
Loved Jay Park's vid I don't know who manages Jay's or Joanlee's career,but it's great to know that some people know that we're worthy of being the love interest to Asian men in videos.I'm more in J-entertainment( not necessarily pop music no matter who it is),but I've been reading some not so flattering stuff on a couple of blogs about Beast's upcoming video. There is word going out that a lot of Black and other minority fans are upset about it. Even Korean and other Asian women weren't considered for the part. This incident reminds me of the Big Bang video. Like Beast,where they made their video in New York--in Brooklyn to be precise and only featured White women in a minority man's land.Supposedly, the part that they wanted the " model" to play was that of a clubber in a party scene. I can sympathize with these women's disgust about the video. I've heard that there are some trendy Korean clubs in the city and its just seem so unfathomable not getting them and/or other minorities to be in it. I'm not a clubber,but I have seen all sort of people coming out of clubs. Like some of them ask, how do you just see only White women in a highly diverse city like New York?As long as Jay and Joanlee work for another company or if Tiger JK had something to do with, you may see more Black and other minority women in the vids,but I'm not as confident about some of those companies in Kpop. Unless some one to take a chance on it and sticking to the plan, I don't see too much of it happening a lot. Far as Jay and Joanlee. I'm wishing the best for them. A great producer, songwriting and rightly directed video would be nice.
Like some of them ask, how do you just see only White women in a highly diverse city like New York?Because that's all shows like Girls and Sex & the City show the world.
@M Do you know what music video it's for? Or what forum I could look at?
Hiro,Sorry for the late response but were you referring to Beast, Jay or Joanlee? In case it's Beast, I've seen the story on AsianJunkie.com
Clevagirl said:"I liked Primary's video but I couldn't understand why the pianist had on that mask."The pianist is Primary, the artist who produced/owns the song. He's known for doing that, masking his head with boxes, he doesn't show his face. His real name is unknown too I think.
I love posts like this. I've seen the Joanlee vid, but I hadn't seen the one by Primary, nd I wouldn't have if it wasn't for the narrative :) I read the translation for the first video and I absolutely love the purpose of it. Very nice.
Oh snap! Thanks for posting this! I went to high school with Joanlee and although I know he pursued his music, I didn't realize he had put out Mvids of his work. Not to mention an IR one! Very nice!
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