Nation’s MC Yoo Jae Suk is the dude. He’s recognized for being hardworking, witty, beneficiant, gracious… the listing goes on. He’s additionally the one MC to have a program on every main community to final for over 10 years (“Infinite Problem” on MBC, “Comfortable Collectively” on KBS, and “Working Man” on SBS). And because of his selection exhibits, we get to see Yoo Jae Suk enterprise out into the music trade and launch (fairly a couple of) tracks below his title. Most lately, Yoo Jae Suk debuted as a part of a 90’s-themed co-ed dance group, and to have fun this superior feat, listed here are 9 of his collaborations you must undoubtedly try!
Yoon Mi Rae x Tiger JK x Yoo Jae Suk (Future Liger) – “Let’s Dance”
That is the second within the bi-annual Music Competition sequence on “Infinite Problem,” however the first one which had the members collaborate with varied artists. For this pageant, Yoo Jae Suk teamed up with husband-wife combo Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae for a sizzling hip hop quantity with a Latin taste.
Lee Juck x Yoo Jae Suk (Sagging Snail) – “Apgujeong Nallari” & “As I Say”
In 2011, the Music Festivals actually took off, rising from a semi-casual efficiency on a small stage in entrance of a handful of individuals to a full-blown night-time live performance full with all kinds of stage results. Yoo Jae Suk let loose his inside “delinquent” on this funky disco quantity. The tune stays a well known one as we speak and can be one among his highest charting songs (peaking at No. 2).
For this Music Competition, Lee Juck really wrote “As I Say” first and supposed to make use of “Apgujeong Nallari” as a ruse to confuse the opposite groups. Nonetheless, “Apgujeong Nallari” turned out to be so good and becoming for the pageant, they used that tune to compete. “As I Say,” primarily based on Yoo Jae Suk’s struggles in his 20s, was then carried out as an end-of-show bonus. Then in 2015, the tune was voted because the No. 1 tune the viewers wished to rewatch probably the most (with 32 % of the votes), and the duo reunited once more to carry out the tune once more. Simply listening to the viewers singing together with the tune, you possibly can inform how a lot the tune resonated with the general public.
Yoo Hee Yeol x Yoo Jae Suk (feat. Kim Jo Han) (How Do You Dul) – “Please Don’t Go My Woman”
In 2013, Yoo Jae Suk teamed up with Yoo Hee Yeol for the R&B tune “Please Don’t Go My Woman.” Yoo Jae Suk bought to show his vocal abilities on the tune, even being in cost of some of the excessive notes. The efficiency, full with standing mics and synchronized easy strikes (and 90’s R&B group “Stable” member Kim Jo Han), is such a throwback to ’90s R&B, you would possibly simply end up cuing up some Boyz II Males in your Spotify.
Park Jin Younger x Yoo Jae Suk (Dancing Genome) – “I’m So Attractive”
After taking a extra subdued route for 2013’s Music Competition, Yoo Jae Suk’s dancing genes have been aching to manifest, and who higher for him to group up with than the dance maestro himself, Park Jin Younger. After lastly convincing Park Jin Younger to put in writing a tune with a quick BPM (beats per minute), the duo will get to completely unleash their dancing urges and sure, sexiness, on this brass-filled “I’m So Attractive.”
EXO x Yoo Jae Suk – “Dancing King”
Everybody, say thanks to Kwanghee for establishing this collaboration! In one among the “Infinite Problem” episodes, the members needed to ship “future mail,” the place the members wrote down stuff that had occurred, however from a future standpoint. And for Kwanghee, he wrote about seeing Yoo Jae Suk’s superb collaboration with EXO, and voila, this “future” got here into fruition! This SM Station launch is such a excessive vitality, enjoyable quantity, and Yoo Jae Suk completely retains up with all of the heavy, synchronized boy group choreography. And the live performance clips you see within the MV? That’s Yoo Jae Suk performing with EXO on stage at one among their live shows in Thailand!
Dok2 x Yoo Jae Suk (feat. Lee Hello) – “Like”
That is one other collaboration born from “Infinite Problem,” within the Hip Hop x Historical past particular. Every member teamed up with a hip hop artist, and so they then delved into Korean historical past with the assistance of lecturers. The members and hip hop artists then wrote these history-themed tracks in hopes to coach the youthful Korean technology about their nation’s wealthy historical past. We hardly ever see Yoo Jae Suk deal with pure rap, but it surely’s not stunning he can achieve this effectively. In any case, what can’t the person do?
Make a journey down reminiscence lane by watching an episode of “Infinite Problem” right here:
Soran x Jun So Min x Yoo Jae Suk – “Confess Already” (also called “Confession of Your Love”)
With “Infinite Problem” having ended, it’s tremendous unhappy for us followers that we don’t get our bi-annual Music Festivals anymore. However because of “Working Man” and their nine-year anniversary live performance, Yoo Jae Suk gave us one other much-needed musical collaboration, this time with fellow member Jun So Min and band Soran, on a tune impressed by Jun So Min’s personal experiences.
Watch the most recent episode of “Working Man” right here:
Music Ga In x Yoo San Seul – “Farewell Bus Cease”
In 2019, Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Tae Ho (the manufacturing director of “Infinite Problem”) teamed up once more for a brand new selection present, “How Do You Play?” In one of many episodes, Yoo Jae Suk was tasked to problem the trot style and thus adopted the persona of Yoo San Seul. He’s launched his personal album and even collaborated with the winner of the 2019 present “Miss Trot,” Music Ga In, on the tune “Farewell Bus Cease”. Take a look at the video to see a harp-playing Yoo Jae Suk, a trot-singing Yoo San Seul, and two of Yoo Jae Suk’s ex-duet companions!
This 90’s type co-ed dance group is one other enterprise born from “How Do You Play?” It’s completely spectacular that Yoo Jae Suk managed to persuade legendary solo artists Lee Hyori and Rain to type a gaggle with him, and it’s apparent all three of them are having a blast whereas taking a visit down the 90’s reminiscence lane collectively. Their first single “Seaside Once more” achieved an ideal all-kill after being launched on July 18, absolutely dwelling as much as their group title (SSAK3 is pronounced ssak-sseu-ri, which means “to comb”). They carried out the monitor stay on “Music Core” on July 25, the identical day the official music video was launched.
Benefit from the music video!
Watch the most recent episode of “How Do You Play?” right here:
Bonus: Yoo Jae Suk – Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nostril, Lips”
Okay, so this “apology” parody (there was just a little broadcast accident the earlier week on “Infinite Problem”) isn’t an precise collaboration, however given how a lot he was channeling Taeyang on this video, it’s as if Taeyang was proper there with him, no? Both manner, it’s too superb to go away out, so take pleasure in!
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