Blast from the past #15…

… is the song and the impressive music video Bad Guy, from Rain’s debut album that started it all, n001.  Though the song was a hit, some of its thunder was stolen by Team South Korea making it into 2002 FIFA World Cup play.

Rain was advised to chock it up as a loss and work on a second album.  Instead he decided to stay the course, to stick with n001 and release its second single, Instead of Saying Goodbye, which turned out to be the right decision.  Even back then, our Ji-Hoon was incredibly smart.

Since then, both songs have become legend and he has become a mega-icon well on his way to immortality.  But it all began with Bad Guy, one of our very favorites.

Ooh, the look in his eyes when you realize he has decided to not go back to prison… Enjoy revisiting this marvelous piece of work.  — Stephe ^@@^

~ by Cloud USA on July 9, 2010.

8 Responses to “Blast from the past #15…”

  1. What a terrific actor he was, even way back then.

    I do hope that someday Rain will manage to land a role in an English-speaking feature film that will appropriately showcase his range, so that audiences in all of the English-speaking countries will be able to see what he can REALLY do.

    I have my doubts about Hollywood though. Even today negative stereotypes and limited starring roles for Asian actors and actresses abound, and the situation is not likely to change in the near future. But my hopes are high with regard to Rain, because he is just so very talented and has such a large fan-base that maybe he will be difficult to ignore? Maybe he can manage to break at least a few of the barriers anyway.

    FYI, an interesting film festival was broadcast in June by Turner Classic Movies, called Asian Images in Film: Race in Hollywood, which was part of a series of festivals looking at Hollywood’s treatment of minorities in film.

    If you didn’t catch it, you should. It was depressing as hell, but interesting nonetheless. After all, the more we are educated about these issues, the better we will be able to fight against them, right?

    Terri :-}


  2. so true, he was born for stardom. probably why he just couldn’t stop trying. i love the unstopable determination of this guy.

    regardless what comes up he just keeps plugging away at what he does and always the results is just too amazing.


  3. ahaha stephe
    you making me smile love what u say here yes that is so true he come a very long way who never fail to contioiune with humble and acomplish his sining and dancing that why he recived such an honor ward and beet perforamer of industie he called it!!
    he very trun this world with musical entertaimen and yet who also know as the best idol in kpop me i never thought i like rain but afterall u know u well never resist him for who his is the guy put effort as an A+


  4. He came along way and still doing great.


  5. wow…the memories…:)


  6. So soft and sweet, what a cutie pie then and such a hot hunk of a man now! MUCH LOVE!!


  7. Isn’t he so beautiful?! Meant to be born as a super star, one and only!
    My heart was filled with some emotion when I saw this MV again.. Thank you for uploading and remind us how beautiful Rain is, thanks, Stephe ^ ^ +


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