Okay so the wonderful team of angels that have been subbing this show for us international fans have been put under review for copyright infringement with Dailymotion sooooo all of their videos are on private but the links that I previously posted should still be working. They'll soon be uploading those videos elsewhere. Whoever flagged their videos......
So minor freak out....(≧▽≦)/~┴┴
But.....it should be worked out for next week....hopefully. Fingers, eyes and toes crossed.
The links for Episode 4:
Part 1Part 2
So onto my thoughts on the episode.....Now there were several issues I had with this episode....but I'll start with my explosion of happiness over the REVIVAL ROUND!!
So in this round two battles took place from 4 of the eliminated rappers that we're chosen by the producers.....One VS Jooheon and BeWhy VS LIL BOIIIIIII └(^o^)┘
I apologize in advance because I'm biased. I'm pretty much Team Lil Boi. Jooheon was eliminated....and the second battle was so good....I like BeWhy.....I'm linking his MV for The Time Goes On here ←_← He has got skills....but Lil Boi wins!!!!
Okay now on to the mess that ensued in the Guerilla Challenge with guest judge, Snoop Dogg....I felt it....was too much. It was entertaining to see them fighting over the mic but it all goes back to that idea that K-hiphop is novelty. It was like a 3 ring circus and integrity kinda flew out the window. I understand it's a competition.... but I felt the PDs made it impossible for the contestants to cling to a shred of dignity. And what upset me more was the ones who kinda hung back in the cut while others were fighting like dogs over a bone....were penalized for it.
Seo Chul Gu.....I felt he shouldn't have been eliminated but as he said he had his mind made up from the beginning that he wasn't gonna play that game. He says what he did wasn't noble or for the advantage of any contestant in particular. He just wasn't about it. And I think that's admirable. He was disappointed but he wasn't angry. But it was obvious that several other contestants were unhappy that he was eliminated as were some of the producers. Not only with Chul Gu's elimination but the whole mission in general. The challenge, in short, was a mess and a bust at that.
But.....Snoop gave some awesome feedback. And it seemed that he enjoyed himself.
Snoop dug Lil Boi ♡
Now how's that for feedback?
But he was also digging Microdot, Mino, Basick, which was awesome. On another note....Ja Mezz.....that cat....why does he hafta be so strange? ヘ（。□°）ヘ
Now I gotta talk about Taewoon!!! He gets the M.I.P award for sure! He seemed comfortable....didn't force his flow or try to get crazy with his style. It came naturally and that's what I was waiting for from him └(^o^)┘
Now onto the producers performances.....Zico and Paloalto KILLED and I'll get to the awkward tension between Hi-Lite and San E in a bit. Now I'm AOMG biased....but there's been some beef between Jay Park and SMTM PDs regarding editing and the fact that they were shelling out of their own pocket for their performance. Supposedly things are cool between them now but Tablo's had issues with the editing of the show since his first appearance on the show. Personally .....
(´ヮ`)(´ヮ`)(´ヮ`) not hating....just that as a viewer I can't comment either way. I'm sure there are things that happen that don't get shown or things that are said that don't get heard. But it's a show. Not a documentary.
LOL now speaking of editing....who knows if the tension between Hi-lite and San E is as thick as the show makes it seem....but all I'm saying is it's definitely there.
Lol these two crack me up....San E definitely has his moments of acting all kinds of somehow where Hi-lite is concerned. And Zico and Paloalto choosing to perform B-Free's song.....•﹏• I could've died laughing js.
But they did bring the house down. So it was expected that they'd win the vote for the best performance....as for winning contestants for their team....that was another story. They got turned down by most of their top picks ʘ‿ʘ which kind of surprised me.
Tablo was taking smartass to another level this episode....he was killing me with his comments after Team Palji would get shot down ( ゜艸゜) Lol. So we'll see how YG fares with recruiting for their team next week (´ヮ`)