• http://twitter.com/amionne92 Ami-ah

    Yay~ an article about Kyung!

    Back when I was a baby BBC and I was just starting to get into Zico and Kyung’s pre-debut tracks, I found myself leaning more towards Kyung’s style of rap. They way he punctuates every syllable was very striking and I felt that his delivery was incredible, despite having a bit of a “cotton mouth.”

    His flow took some time for me to get used to. He doesn’t religiously stick to the rhythms of the beat (the same can be said for Zico) but I feel that sometimes it doesn’t come out as seamlessly and effortlessly as Zico’s flow, and I think that’s one of the reasons why Kyung gets overshadowed by Zico all of the time.

    My favorite rap of Kyung’s has to be the one in Cho PD vs. Verbal Jint’s “Origin of Species.” Though it was unfortunately short, his voice was HARD as steel and he just went all out. I agree with you when you said that he doesn’t have that hard edge in his voice that he had back when he was Holke but I can appreciate his “smooth” style of rapping now, especially in other tracks like “No Joke” and “Mental Breaker.”

    • AcadiasFire

      Damn that was really good. I’m happy I checked it out. Kyungs voice was just O_O wow

    • AcadiasFire

      Damn that was really good. I’m happy I checked it out. Kyungs voice was just O_O wow

  • AcadiasFire

    I love kyungs pre-debut work! One of my favorites is a song by him and mino Be Quiet. It’s sampled after Justin Timberlake’s Cry me a River but it is so awesome lol. Love his voice in it.

  • micheossuh …

    As a Houstonian, I could not help but begin to take offense at his diss of the “Ghetto Boys.”
    I asked myself, “Really… is there no respect?”  But then I had to come correct,
    as apparently the “Ghetto Boys” are a Korean underground hip hop crew,
    who it seems were obviously inspired by the “Boys” that came before them.
    However, all this does beg the question, “What do these Korean Ghetto Boys,  really know about the “ghetto?”  Just askin’. What do I know, they may know plenty.

    But I digress…
    Lovin’ me some Block B and very impressed with both Zico and Kyung’s flow.
    I am appreciating the similarities, but Kyung’s tone and crisp-like style sets him apart. 
    The pop world may not be ready for his earlier work with the harder edge, but as he is deep into the game, he’ll never be far removed from it, and I’m sure will have plenty of opportunity to display those talents. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VOBHN5WR2Q3MPYG2DVDKDOB3WU Lili

    there is something about Kyung’s voice that I like. It’s not typical for a great rapper in Korea to have such a light toned voice like he does (besides G-Dragon) more deeper voices get a lot more attention. Beside that, Kyung actually knows what he’s doing, and it’s impressive. I love to hear him rap. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3A5VXTZXZOEH62VXL4FJ7AT7Q Xinran

       The inclination towards deeper voices is more of a idol-kpop thing though, plenty of rappers with a relatively higher pitched voice do well outside of kpop. In fact in the khiphop scene it’s almost the reverse; there are way more high&medium pitched rappers than deep-voiced ones. Just goes to show that a deep voice is pretty much irrelevant to good rapping (though tonality is still important).

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VOBHN5WR2Q3MPYG2DVDKDOB3WU Lili

         yes i know about rappers outside of kpop. I guess I should have put kpop, I’ll fix that.

  • Nabeela

    Kyung is my favorite bad boy. 

  • http://twitter.com/Plutonium22 Plutonium

    Block B Zico
    Block B Park Kyung
    Block B PO
    Big Bang GD
    Big Bang PO
    BAP Bang Yongguk
    BAP Zelo
    Brown Eyed Girls Miryo
    Wonder Girls Yoobin
    2ne1 CL
    After School Bekah (the former member)

    I feel these are the only idols that are legit rappers. The rest are just forced to rap because they have a deep voice or they look the swaggish among the group.

    These people have rhythm plus style.

    • SS501jjang

       You mean Big Bang TOP right?

      • http://twitter.com/Plutonium22 Plutonium

        LOL. I’ll change it. Haha. I didn’t notice that.