On May 17th, Tiger JK (Drunken Tiger) revealed on KBS 2TV‘s “Happy Together” that his wife Yoon Mi Rae would be entering the American market.
On the May 17th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘, Tiger JK proudly remarked, “Mirae will be debuting in the U.S. soon, and I think it will be daebak.”
“She received a love call from Far*East Movement who hit #1 on the Billboard charts and she will be advancing into the American market soon,” he explained, surprising the MCs.
The pairing with Far East Movement is interesting.
While one has to be proud of what FEM have accomplished in mainstream America, they are also the makers of primarily brainless club music.
So I have to wonder if Yoon Mi Rae will forced to follow suit, as it would be a shame considering that she is far superior both lyrically and flow-wise. Worse yet, she could just be singing, because she’s not all that as a vocalist.
Part of me is hopeful that she could at least find niche success because quality female rappers are few and far between (Nicki Minaj FUCKING BLOWS, GET OVER IT), but the other part of me worries about her being reduced to using her average vocals or making dumb fucking club hits.
She’s better than that.
(“Memories” – Korean Version)
(“Memories” – English Version)