"Crayon"

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A smashing synthesis of pidgin rap, EDM head rush and YOLO 'tude: The token "pretty boy" rapper from K-pop crossover comers Big Bang drops a Joker laugh line ("Why so serious?") and a Kanye contraction ("cray") over a zooming Seoul nightclub beat, for a Korean-English mishmash that scans like an international student's peak-hour Facebook feed.

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From The Archives Issue 1168: October 25, 2012