Epik High’s Interview with Samsung
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“Accepting each other’s differences is the true hip hop”
People who are drunk on poetry talks about Hip Hop
On September 27th, the second part of “Passion Season 5″ was held at Busan BEXCO”. Three rebellious rascals visited for the youths filled with passion. They introduced themselves as “Epik High, who consists of two rappers without a music genre and a Dj “. In 2009 Dj Tukutz, and the following year, Mithra Jin enlisted in the army. Due to this, they halted their activities. They signed with YG Entertainment and released their 7th album “99″ last October. This wasn’t the first time Epik High visited “Passion”. They also performed at the season 4 mini concert. Although the interview wasn’t planned, they readily accepted to be interview before their performance.
No matter what, Epik High is a 3-member group. It wouldn’t be Epik High if there were any members added in or taken out. Although there were rumours of disbandment when Tablo signed with YG Entertainment, Epik High showed teamwork and friendship when all the members signed with YG entertainment following Tablo. The interviewer was curious if there were any problems Mithra, who is the sole member who is not married, and the other two members.
(Tablo’s response) “Accepting each other’s differences is the secret to teamwork”
Tablo explained, “The difference between a married man and a bachelor is almost like being born again after dying”. He continued to explain that there were no changes to their teamwork when it comes to performing or their everyday lives. It is easy to communicate with each other. However, when it comes to writing music, there were some differences. Tablo explained, “It is important to understand each other’s aspects when writing lyrics. However, it is a given that a bachelor and a married man has different views”. “But because we can’t force anything, we are trying hard to understand and respect each other’s opinions”. Tablo continued to explain that the different views and opinions can actually help create something new. He admitted that, “Although it is sometimes hard to understand each other’s way of thinking because they are so different , Epik High thinks of it as ‘another way of thinking’ instead of ‘the wrong way of thinking’, which helps with building their teamwork.”
It is more “Hip Hop” when they are together
When you think of Hip Hop, you think of the improvisation that comes from the liberal and freestyle rapping. People were wondering if Tablo and Tututz will lose their “Hip Hop” style because of their marital status, which keeps them from being free. However, Tablo explained, “Emphasizing the freedom of hip hop is only the people’s opinions. I think getting married and having a family you have to take care of is the true hip hop”. Tablo’s response seemed fresh because it is such an ordinary thought to think of hip hop as freedom. You can’t separate the hip hop ‘family’ or ‘crew’. When rappers come together to share their opinions and musical exchanges it is like a family.
“If you work at Samsung?”
When asked what they thought about Samsung, Epik High replied, “Flexible and malleable system”. Then they were asked, “If they were to work for Samsung, what type of job would you prefer?”. Tablo responded, “I don’t know if there’s a job like this, but, I would want a job that would question something that is unanimously agreed upon”.
Epik High debuted in 2003 and have made faithful music while keeping a ‘family’ relationship for more than 10 years. It is impossible for the same individuals to come together to form a group. If it’s impossible for that to happen a school, how can that happen in a diverse society. The different colours of each individuals come with their advantages. What’s important is to accept each other’s differences. In order to reach the maximize each other’s capacity, it is important to respect each other’s mind.
When the interview finished, Epik High hugged the staffs who visited their waiting room. Thanks to them, we could understand the true meaning of what it means to be “hip hop”. Unlike celebrities who have the public’s attention, Epik High gave out a friendly and family-like atmosphere. Maybe the public is so enthusiastic about Epik High because they believe that they live a more ‘hip hop’ life due to the fact that they have a family. Today, Epik High live the temporary youth as a ‘hip hop’ life