It seems I have really taken a shine to Korean Rap lately. Which is weird considering rap in general has never been a kind of music I gravitated towards in the past. With that said I am now to the point where I have a whole playlist devoted to it! 😮 That is why I come forth to you all today. I wanted to start a little series in which the goal is to put a spotlight on some of those underrated artists that I like.
To start I thought I would talk about Grace. She was a contestant on season 3 of Unpretty Rapstar. For those who are unaware what that is, it’s a South Korean Rap competition show for Female Rappers. A show that has really grown in audience lately. While Grace didn’t win it and was eliminated in epsiode 8, I did come out of it thinking she was very talented.
To then give you some further insight into her life, the girl was raised here in the States. Long Island, New York to be more specific and is able to speak fluent English. Which she speaks in her YouTube videos. Videos that have made her come across to me as being totally down to earth. Which does help make her feel more relatable than others.
What I like about her the most though is her unique style. It’s a culmination of interesting fashion, interesting rap flow, and an attention grabbing presence that surrounds her. She doesn’t have a lot of music videos behind her yet but the few she has are good. The beats go hard and her strong vocals match them in intesity. Her dancing could use some work but it’s alright not everyone needs complicated choreography right?
I think if she keeps it up and doesn’t give up she could develop to be a power house in the genre. For now I will continue to enjoy her stuff as she figures out what kind of sound she ultimately wants. Meanwhile also rooting for some cool collabs. 😀 So yeah, give these songs a listen and tell me what you think.
I think this is a good one to listen to first because it has the most energy of the bunch. Plus I think it has the better production overall. It’s hyper stylized and I like the different colors used. It’s also the one that best showcases her fashion style.
Trick or Treat
This song is my fave of hers. 🙂 This is the dance version and while the dance isn’t too hard I think her presence makes the moves feel more dynamic.
This is her most recent MV. I think the beat is cool. The MV is very bare bones but the song carries this through.
So what did you think? I hope you liked her. ^_^
Until the next post. Latez my peeps.