Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On Repeat: Zion T, where have you been all my life?

I've been thinking of a way to share my favorite artists and genres of music with y'all without making a laundry list, so here is the first installment of "On Repeat", a series where I recognize artists who excite and challenge me. First up, Zion T, a.k.a. Skinny Red.

By way of YouTube, 'The Voice of Korea', and Korean producer Primary, I've discovered Zion T this week. He's a Korean hip-hop/R&B/soul/neo-soul singer, songwriter, composer, and sometimes rapper who blew up the underground hiphop scene there and is preparing to go major. (Hopefully that doesn't also mean go mainstream.) And I am in all kinds of love with his voice and his artistry. I guess if I had to compare him to any American artist, I'd say he's a Korean Musiq Soulchild. Except younger, cheekier, and with a lot more of that thing that makes you screw up your face and bob your head like it's half cut-off (real soul lovers, you know what I mean).

He's also got this thing where he almost always wears sunglasses. His face isn't always obscured, and I am far from one of those people who thinks wearing sunglasses makes you cool... but he really does look cool that way!

Anyway, I now have a new artist to be obsessed with inspired by, and I am elated. Below are some of my favorite works of his that I've come across so far. This one right here is pretty cool too. Enjoy!

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