See what you think about A.KOR's diss track on Park Bom and tell us if you think she was out of line?
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6 Aug 2014 - 2:15 PM  UPDATED 6 Aug 2014 - 3:51 PM

The k-pop world is spinning at the moment after the release of rookie rapper A.KOR's Kemy’s diss track on 2NE1’s Park Bom entitled “Do the right thing”.

You can listen to it here and read the lyrics in English at the bottom of this post. The main part of the rap that has a lot of fans on edge is Kemy’s allusion to Park Bom’s prescription drug importation issue.

A.KOR's agency, DOO Republic has since come forward in Kemy's defence stating,

"It was only a diss track meant for submission into a rap competition, nothing more and nothing less, which is why we have remained quiet on the topic. However, as an 18-year-old girl is in great shock over all this, we will finish this week's set schedule and then wrap up promotions." - Allkpop

Diss tracks have a long history in American hip-hop. You can find diss tracks by 2Pac, Jay Z, 50 Cent, Eminem and more recently Kendrick Lamar (too many more to list): it’s almost a rite of passage to produce a diss track. In a sense, you have to have made it to at least some kind of level to be able to have a go at another artist/s in your field in the states (at least for anyone to take notice); whether it be on a serious beef, or a simple challenge to step up.

Some 2NE1 blackjacks have responded by creating their own diss tracks on Kemy. Have a listen to some of these:

 

This one is more forgiving:

 

 

So PopAsians – what do you think about Kemy’s diss track?

  • Should she have been more careful with her words - was she even in a postion to make this kind of statement?
  • Or was it just a challenge in the spirit of hip hop diss tracks?
  • Do diss tracks even have a place in K-pop? Park Bom isn't a rapper either...

Tell us what you think...

"Do the right thing" lyrics:

Your bloated, swollen face.
You're not satisfied no matter what you put in it.
You're going to become an old person next to an ugly child
You drag your entire body and slap it onto your face
You're at the point of addiction, "STOP IT!"
X? O? The answer is X, toxic.
Someone call the doctor, someone stop her.
You're about the same as the Gangnam Beauty [who got plastic surgery 28 times]
You're weak, and you fell into drugs.
Did the drugs fall into the jelly box?
Who glanced over the 4 pills that disappeared?
Since when were the prosecutors so nice?

The Samsung employee had 29 pills, and was detained at the detention center
You had 82 pills, and why are you innocent? They're super cool.
The ambassador of the Ministry of Justice? You had a very fitting role, huh?
You took the title of the first smuggling-dol, huh? Amphetamine sh*t.
The articles were taken down so well. YG is no joke.
Try to cover up the sky with your palm. You just got your case suspended??
It must be nice for your fans to cover you up.
I'm jealous that your CEO writes a novel for you.
You set fire on your Roommate friends, and they must feel chaotic, because the corn exploded
You'll hide behind your influential label and then come back when it gets quiet
Radio Star or Healing Camp, or anywhere. There won't be a blow to you, huh?

YG, mental breakdown, your fans, mental breakdown.
How do you have time to go to Japan? Hurry and come back, come back home
No one else can be a smuggling-dol without you, can't nobody.
Listen to this and clap your hands, let's go party
YG, mental breakdown, your fans, mental breakdown.
How do you have time to go to Japan? Hurry and come back, come back home
No one else can be a smuggling-dol without you, can't nobody.
Listen to this and clap your hands, let's go party NOW