[MV] JYP Goes Low-Budget with UV “Itaewon Freedom”Posted: March 29, 2011
UV and JYP teamed up to give a parody old-school number “Itaewon Freedom” and ‘fros!
Itaewon, kindly known as the “special foreign district” in Seoul, is the focus of gag hip hop duo UV, with comedian Yoo Se-yoon. Stating popular locations such as Gangnam and Hongdae have too many people, UV suggests finding a “new world” in Itaewon, with a music video using real footage from the streets of the international hang-out.
The song and the music video take fans back to the 1980’s (even some idols can’t remember that far back), featuring JYP‘s rapping/dancing skills and some random but grammatically correct Engrish (complete with Konglish subtitles, 훼얼 이스 남산 타우얼?).
This is a parody that you probably want to watch.
The gag duo UV had their big break last with their first, and wildly popular album “Do You Wanna Be COOL?” with singles “Sorry I Can’t Be Cool” and “MOM.” The duo broke up shortly after, to many fans dismay, but reunited for this single.
The shoutout at the end reveals the inspiration for the parody is the London Boys‘ 1987 Eurodance hit “Harlem Desire” music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4S4jha_5Jg).