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Who Rocks it Better: Cocoa Avenue vs 4Minute

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This song is now stuck in my head, both versions. So for me it’s a toss up on who is doing it better.

I present the original:

And the remake, which is only a few weeks older:

Coco Avenue’s cover definitely has more soul, which I’m used to.

Which, for me, leads me back to the question of black fans for KPop: where are we in that genre, can we love the music and not expect anything back from the performers we love and why is it many of the artists and record labels that are pursuing entry into our tough markets aiming more for mainstream white audiences instead of targeting specific genres like R&B, soul and forming alliances with black artists?

I guess that’s a topic for another day but I’d love to hear your thoughts as my nascent ideas begin to form. Drop your opinions below as well as who won between these two groups. For me: tie.


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18 April, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Who Rocks it Better? Slick Rick vs. Nas

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Usually the songs I give you to compare are K-pop/K-hip-hop songs vs. American hip hop ones but this time I have something different. 

Nas reworked Slick Rick’s classic “Hey Young World” for Levi’s Pioneer Sessions

Here is Nas’ version:

And here is Slick Rick’s original:

My opinion: Slick Rick’s original beats Nas.  They both have the same music, but I like Rick’s verses better than Nas.  Verse one, Slick Rick encourages listeners to respect their elders whereas Nas tells the older generation to get off his back although he’s looking to a future where he will soon be the one guiding younger people.

Second verse: Rick encourages people to take repsonsibility for their actions where Nas blames culture, the government, and American laws.    To that, Rick would say, “society’s a weak excuse for a man”.

Which is interesting since The Ruler spent some time in jail for beating his cousin down.

But still, I’m with Rick on this one.  What do you guys think?

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27 May, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Who Rocks it Better? Jason Derulo vs Brian Joo

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I give a hat tip to Popseoul for this battle.  Who rocks the song In My Head Better?

We have the original singer Jason Derulo in one corner:

In the opposite corner we have  Brian Joo:

In case you couldn’t get enough of it we have both of them together.

That was a lot of that song, so now it’s in my head.  (Yeah, I’m corny but I had to say it).

So who got knocked out and who gets to throw up their hands in victory?  Weigh in.

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20 March, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Who Rocks it Better? SNSD vs Rihanna

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I love New Order’s song Blue Monday but since I don’t really listen to the radio I completely missed how Rihanna sampled it for “Shut Up and Drive”.

So if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery perhaps Ri-Ri will be impressed that the Korean super girl group SNSD sampled Blue Monday and lifted a line from her mashup.

So, it’s time again to play who rocks it better?



My verdict?   I guess it’s a cheat to say I prefer Blue Monday but between the other two, it’s a toss up for me.   Both made good use of the sample and they are catchy.

What’s your verdict?

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8 March, 2010 at 4:21 am

Who Rocks it Better? Timothy De La Ghetto vs. Jay-Z

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In this corner we have the champion, Jay-Z whose known to knock nuccas out and rumored to be the GROAT.

In the other corner is a contender, young and scrappy.  Here’s Timothy De La Ghetto!

The verdict:

Ooooo, I’m torn.  I’m gonna set this one out and let the comments decide.

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22 September, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Who Rocks It Better? Corbin Bleu vs. SHINee

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For those who don’t know,  Corbin Bleu released a solo cd in 2007.  Here’s his song called Deal with It:

The K-Pop group SHINee  took the music and made a song called Juliette.

My verdict:  they’re both okay but makes me want to go pull out my Jackson albums circa 1986.  (Both videos had the hee-hees but not the ja’mons.  Ya gotta have a ja’mon.)

Corbin’s 2nd cd is in stores now.  Just a heads up.

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29 May, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Who Rocks it Better? Super Junior vs PumaShock

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The song is addictive any way you slice it.  Here’s the original by K-pop band Super Junior:

And the contender, PumaShock

For me it’s a toss up, they both make me want to get up and dance.

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20 May, 2009 at 12:38 pm