From the official ‘Karate Kid’ Korean OST: Hip Song.

[Cloud USA] Magnificent.  Yes, it is!

I’m not disappointed in the least that visuals of Rain doing the song aren’t interspersed with the scenes from the movie, and you shouldn’t be either.  Why?  Because the worldwide implications for Rain are far more important than him not being in one video in the course of eight years.  From this point on, anyone across the world who watches this MV will see what, front and center, even before they get into the action?  RAIN (BI): HIP SONG.  And what will they hear?  That hot urban beat and Rain’s smooth, distinctive voice.  And they will say, “Who the hell is Rain?”  And they will go find out.

From this point on, Rain, Hip Song, Columbia TriStar, Karate Kid, Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, and memories of all the original Karate Kid movies that came before (with Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio) will be forever linked.  It doesn’t matter that this is the Korean original soundtrack for the new movie; because of the Internet, this Hip Song MV is now being played on every continent on the planet.  And whoever buys this soundtrack will be buying Hip Song.  (And MTV and who knows how many other music portals will be playing it.)  This means incredible exposure for Rain.  Incredible.  And as his fans, that’s what we’re supposed to be about, right?  We already have a gazillion videos with Rain in them, and are bound to get a lot more.  The global recognition he’ll get with this Hip Song/Karate Kid MV should be more important to us than anything else.

Congratulations, Ji-Hoon.  I’m so excited!

by Stephe

» RAIN (BI): HIP SONG official release on (You may have to let the video buffer for a moment, but then it should play just fine.)

Hip Song (2010 Rain Special Album ‘Back To The Basic’)_The Karate Kid (2010) Official Korean OST  (video credit: DC / courtesy of scorpiolabibi @YT)

~ by Cloud USA on May 24, 2010.

7 Responses to “From the official ‘Karate Kid’ Korean OST: Hip Song.”

  1. Hmmm… I got to thinking (always a dangerous thing), and it occurred to me that maybe the folks putting the video together were given only so much footage to work with by Sony or Columbia or whomever, and they had to stretch it to cover the whole song. They did cut part of the final hook/chorus of Hip Song out and ended the song early, did you notice?

    Yeah… the repetitiveness probably couldn’t be helped.

    And I still like it and what it represents.

    Stephe ^@@^


  2. OMG!!! I’m so excited for Rain!!! Too I am so excited to see Jayden Smith and Jackie Chan in KK!! I grew up with RM and Mr. Miyagi!!

    JUNG JI HOON!!! ~clapping~ Clouds USA get ready for a whole new flood of new Rain fans!!!


  3. I do wish the OST people hadn’t been so repetitive… I will say that. There are enough awesome scenes in the movie for them not to have repeated the ones they did use so much. (as if no one would notice? of course we would)

    Stephe ^@@^


  4. Oh, this was boring. I wanted it mixed with Rain. I may support the movie as I wanted to see the beautiful shots of China. I’m still debating.


  5. me neither!! but now i will!! oppa fighting


  6. i love this….i was so hoping that it would be included with the US version, but, hey!! i love this.


  7. I was not going to see this movie..I love the 80’s version, but now that hip song is in the mix, I will not miss it!!!…awesome oportunity for BI…going global now!!!…aja aja BI!!! 🙂


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