160727 PREVIEW of Rap Monster in the book ‘힙합하다: 한국, 힙합 그리고 삶’
지난 7월 25일 42명의 한국힙합 아티스트들의 이야기를 담은 책 ‘힙합하다: 한국, 힙합 그리고 삶'이 출간했다.
This past July 25th, the book filled with 42 hip hop artists’ stories, ‘To Do Hip Hop: Korea, Hip Hop, and Life,’ was released.
'힙합하다: 한국, 힙합 그리고 삶’ (총 2권)은 최근 우리나라에서 인기를 얻고 있는 힙합 음악과 문화를 이야기한다. 본 책은 딱딱한 해설서나 난해한 학술서가 아닌, 힙합 아티스트들이 자신의 힙합 인생을 직접 말하는 책이며, 한국힙합 아티스트들만의 이야기를 메인으로 담았다는 점에서 흥미롭다.
‘To Do Hip Hop: Korea, Hip Hop, and Life’ (total 2 volumes) tells the story of the hip hop music and culture that is recently gaining popularity in our country (Korea). This book is not a formal handbook nor a complicated textbook but a book where hip hop artists directly talk about their hip hop life and is interesting because it contains Korean hip hop artists’ stories as the main point.
[A preview of Rap Monster’s part in the book ‘To Do Hip Hop: Korea, Hip Hop, and Life’]
제가 힙합을 좋아해서 시작한 건 맞아요. 근데 힙합이랑 아이돌이 양립할 수 있냐고 하면 너무너무 긴 토론이 돼요. 제가 힙합을 정말 좋아하고 사랑하는데 ‘내가 힙합이다, 힙합을 한다’라는 명제에는 수많은 역사와 보이지 않는 것들이 있다고 느껴져요. 아직 어려워요. ‘저는 음악을 좋아하고, 힙합을 사랑하고, 랩을 하고 있어요’ 이렇게 이야기할 수 있을 것 같아요. — 랩몬스터(251쪽)
It’s true that I began hip hop because I liked it. However, if you bring up the question ‘can hip hop coexist with idol (music),’ then it becomes too much of a long debate. I really like and love hip hop, but I feel that within the proposition ‘I am hip hop, I do hip hop,’ there are countless years of history and things that can not be seen. It’s still hard. ‘I like music, I love hip hop, and I am doing rap/rapping,’ I think I can say this (much). — Rap Monster (around page 251)
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