The product of late-night conversations during Jinbo’s latest trip to Flushing, NY, KRNB (pronounced as “Korean-B,” and occasionally euphemized as “KoReaNB”) is a culmination of Jinbo’s favorite K-Pop records from past and present. It’s a collection of altered and renovated hits, smoothly tucked into a cohesive project full of nostalgia, and innovation—all of which pay homage to the greats (Seo Taiji; Kim Gun-mo; Deux) and acknowledge the current heavyweights (Girls’ Generation; Taeyang; 2NE1).
These aren’t rewrites of verses or two—he re-composed, re-produced, and re-coordinated the every song into a groovy, throwback gem that’ll make any fan to jump for joy. Examples include “Damn,” a take on Girls’ Generation’s “Gee,” that includes erotic dialogue and stripped-down production, and “I Need You Girl,” a reinterpretation of Taeyang’s “I Need a Girl,” a feel-good, early ‘90s R&B jam that invokes a sense of nostalgia. “Love Game,” an early ‘80s R&B, pop, and New Wave-influenced reinterpretation of BoA’s 2010 hit “GAME,” has been described by Jinbo as “one of the best songs I’ve ever created.”
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