Rain Paralyzes Hong Kong Airport
*Deb's note: Apparently Rain was transitting in HK on 3rd July on his way to Berlin. Not sure how true this is, but the source of this was from HK press.*
Yesterday (3rd July) Rain was seen at Hong Kong Airport while on route to film his movie in Germany. Airport officials sealed up part of the terminal for him to pass through, thus causing public chaos and the quick spread of news to newspapers and media. Record company manager Chen Jia Ying (translation of pinyin) confirmed that Rain stopped through Hong Kong to head to Germany for "Speed Racer".
Meanwhile, one of his Hollywood male co-stars in "Speed Racer" is going through a case from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for the mishandling of an animal--a monkey playing the role of 'Chim Chim' was maltreated, and the monkey had also bitten the young actor. PETA issued an order to the production company to stop the usage of a real monkey for the filming and replacing it with animation instead. The movie company Warner Brothers replied, saying that their personnel will make a further decision once all aspects of this issue (performance of a real monkey) is carefully weighed.
Chi to Eng Translation: dsl99a@rain-usa
Amazon.com's Great Review on "Rain's World"
*Deb's Note: "Rain's World" album received a good review on Amazon.com by one of their Top 1000 Reviewer."
this is posted by Kabir Davis:
"Rain, also called "Bi" in native Korea, is a 25 year old supermodel who became an R&B singer. Now, South Korea has of late been a hot spot for some of the most fantastic music (even better than most US R&B/Hip-hop releases), and this particular album is noted as genre-making.
In case you have heard about Rain through Time Magazine (he was voted No.1 of the most influential people in the world in 2007), but don't know of his music, heres a lowdown - he sounds like Maxwell + Justin Timberlake + Robin Thicke all filtered through the production of Timbaland. In fact, his music exactly sounds like that. In this particular case, it's a great thing, because this CD features beats and rhythms not heard since 1996 when Timbaland collaborated with Aaliyah on her "One in a Million" CD. Its just that rock solid.
The prime standouts here are the opening interlude (a symphony even!) and the lead single "I'm Coming". Other than the sexual innuendo (which Rain exploits to full extent on his histrionic stage shows - even if you don't speak Korean you should watch those), the song is a perfect amalgamation of tight beats with some gorgeous melody, complete with a singalong chorus sung by some `fierce' girls. All in all, the effect is stunning.
Lets be honest - not many of us speak Korean. I most certainly don't, but I am open to the notion of world music artists. That said, I would rate this album higher than Justin Timberlake's latest, only because Rain seems totally involved in the intricate art of music production, and the entire running time of this marvelous CD proves that. Not one track is filler, and when I start preferring a foreign language album to one in my own native tongue, its time to sit up and take notice.
Also, I am not much of an experimental listener these days. Most of the music I listen to is of the Tori Amos/Nine Inch Nails variety. And to add to that, I'm pretty picky. So for me to not only notice this album, but to endorse it by writing a review on it is something indeed. I would say, despite the sticker price, go ahead and get this. Its so much more listenable than whats clogging the airwaves. If you want a CD that you'll listen to all the way through and tap your feet and remember the choruses at the end of it, you can't do better than this.
Also, if this CD sparks your interest in Rain (As it did for me), you might want to check out a TV Show from Korea called "Full House" which marked his debut as an actor (though I think it lists him by his real name - Jeong Hi Joon). Rain is also called "Bi" in many forms of multimedia, so when you're doing a search for him, make sure to include these terms. Also check out his third album - I did, and it rocks!
What I like about Rain at the end of it, is that even though he is exceptionally beautiful and physically blessed (he's the face of Giordano), he doesn't stick with his looks but goes ahead and makes some amazing music..."(cut of unrelated stuff)
credit: nglkt@SexyBi/ dsl99a@rain-usa
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