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How Beenzino Differs From Other Korean Hip-Hop Artists [BLOG]

By Tam Huynh via KultScene | November 28, 2015 08:13 PM EST

There are two prominent types of Korean hip-hop artists - the group of artists who are lyrically deep and poetic in their rhymes, and the group that'll immensely try to mimic and imitate American hip-hop.

Korean hip hop artists are either swagged out from head to toe - rocking snapbacks, sporting various designer brand name clothing, an array of tattoos running down their arms and across their bodies and with the occasional ones that wear their custom made gold grill sets - or chill and solely focusing on producing impactful pieces with meaningful lyrics caring less about the new Air Jordans or whether they're seen around town driving in an adorned Maybach.

So let's make this more specific. What are your immediate thoughts when you take a first glance at Beenzino? Is he some hard ass wannabe American rapper? Does he prance around showing off his notoriety? Does he keep his sunglasses on at all times, whether indoors or outdoors? Or is he a delicate flower? Does he shyly look away when he's being made direct eye contact with?

Beenzino, along with the likes of Tablo and TigerJK, is one of the rare few artists in the hip-hop game that fall into his own class. He doesn't need fancy shiny jewelry draped around his neck and fingers nor does he need a luxurious motor vehicle. Heck, he'll take public transportation if he wants! But this doesn't mean he lacks any of "hip-hop" quality.

You may not catch Zino showing up to an event/concert in a suit and tie with polished oxfords, decked out in diamonds, but he is definitely a man of style. He shows off his swag side with the occasional Boy London and colorful Supreme sweaters, but he keeps it rather simple and classy with the darker denim, skinny jeans, and white Nikes. But when the man has to dress up, he's all about that high fashion. From the oversized trench jackets, multi-printed collar button ups to leather harem pants, Beenzino have the figure to rock it all.

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Tagged :  Beenzino, Tablo, Tiger JK


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