An Intro to Kirin (not the beer)
Once in a while, you come across an artist that does not make sense to you but it’s downright awesome nonetheless. Last night, the homie Jaeki Cho shot me an email introducing the artist that is Kirin. I can’t lie though. One of the main reasons why I gave this guy a chance is strictly based off our common ethnicity but damn, is he talented! I’m not sure if this kid was alive or even aware of the heyday of New Jack Swing but Kirin ironically yet perfectly captures the sound and feel of the vintage genre.
For those of you who only know Korean music, K-Pop or Korean pop culture because of Psy, the talent of Kirin is a microcosm of why Korean artistry is becoming a growing trend worldwide. Plus he’s a great painter, or at least Snoop Dogg says he is.