My current obsession with K-POP hasn’t fizzled just yet. My first and current obsession is with 2NE1. New girl group miss A also has me hooked on their new single. And now the new album by GD & TOP has produced one song that I have put on rotate countless times since I heard it.
GD (G-Dragon) and TOP are two members of Korea’s hip-pop group Big Bang. With their semi-hiatus, the duo have released solo albums and recently released their collaboration album GD & TOP. A combination of pop flavored electro beats and hip-hop, there are a lot of POP songs on the album. Most of the tracks are party themed. Even though they’ve taken some of the campy-ness of America’s 90s dance and hip-hop music, they’ve managed to fuse a modern and colorful take to the tracks.
In south Korea the album was one of the most hyped albums. It’s garnered over 200,000 preorders. The media was all over it.
Prior to the official release there were two singles released “High High” and “Oh Yeah!” They focused on “High High” and released an official music video for it. But I have completely been hooked on “Oh Yeah!” I am not Korean nor do I really speak it, but the flow and hook of the song is absolutely fun. Park Bom of 2NE1 added her vocals to the chorus making it even more powerful. I’m sure all of the Korean clubs in the United States are blasting this right now. I’m sure I’ll be hitting Circle Nightclub in New York getting sloshed to this song in the New Year.
Happy New Year!
MP3: “Oh Yeah!” (featuring Park Bom)