One day I passed by the entrance of an elementary school and saw a boy who had just finished school asking his mother for a tablet computer that could play games with his classmates as a Children's Day gift.
It makes me think deeply and recall: If the childhood of the post-00s is a variety of handheld games on mobile phones and tablets, then as the "older children" of the post-80s and post-90s, that dusty "Little Fighter", "Red and White" or "Game Boy" and a bunch of disorganized game cassettes is the purest joy of our childhood.
Pac-Man, Tank Battle, Raiden, Contra, Street Fighter, Super Mario Brothers, Pokemon...
Compared with the various handheld games that can be played by clicking the "download" button now, a game cassette that could be bought for tens of dollars in the old days is more precious to us; compared with the 3D game quality that is being pursued nowadays, the more realistic the game is, holding a simple game controller and starting to operate the graphics composed of simple abstract color blocks has become a retro-chic symbol of the times.
IMPACT Entertainment's Chinese-Korean bilingual artist: GreeGoGreen, a big Korean boy with a childlike heart, was inspired by the 8BIT pixelated TV game and released his debut solo EP "MAI WORLD" in the style of Chiptune (8BIT) hip-hop on Children's Day 2021.
ABOUT EP 《MAI WORLD》
The EP includes two songs "MAI WORLD" and "Simple," both written in the style of Chiptune (chip music), the sound emitted by the chips of old home computers, video game consoles, and arcades. Chiptune's unique electronic graininess creates a lively, jumpy, and quirky feel, and polyphonic compositions stimulate unlimited creativity in a limited space. With GreeGoGreen's youthful and recognizable vocals, the collision and fusion of retro Chiptune and street hip-hop instantly make people forget the chaos of the real world and unconsciously enter the childlike world of 8BIT pixel games constructed by GreeGoGreen.
Green想藉此让大家在复杂交织的人际关系和繁琐忙碌的现实生活中出逃，尝试让一切变得《Simple》，唤起人们记忆中夏天的冰凉汽水、捧着手柄操作像素游戏的美好回忆，保留属于自己的那份童真，虚拟出一个无压力可做憩息的乌托邦《MAI WORLD》之中。《MAI WORLD》的歌词版MV也已经同步上线啦！
Green wants to take this opportunity to let everyone in the complex intertwined relationships and tedious busy real-life escape, try to make everything becomes "Simple", to evoke people's memories of the cold soda in the summer, holding the handle to operate the pixel game of the good memories, retain their part of the innocence, virtual a stress-free can do rest in the utopia "MAI WORLD". The single "MAI WORLD" will be online at the same time as the lyric video!
A bilingual Korean-Chinese Rapper from Korea, GreeGoGreen came to China with his father when he was 5 years old. Because both his father and mother are music and art lovers, GreeGoGreen was inspired by his parents while growing up. He was at a stage in elementary school where he was full of hope and enthusiasm for an amazing world, while his outgoing personality made him have his own opinions and an adventurous spirit different from his peers from a young age. He was attracted to the spirit of hip-hop, which is free and inclusive, and since then, GreeGoGreen has been exploring and learning about hip-hop music.
GreeGoGreen received 12 years of Chinese education while studying Rap Skil and successfully enrolled in Shenzhen University. At that time, like many young people, he stood at the fork in the road of his life, facing the choice between reality and his dream: should he continue to complete his education or stick to his rapper dream? His love for HipHop had long been rooted in his heart, and he was eager to create, eager to stage, eager to tell more people about the charm of HipHop. With the consent of his parents, he chose to quit school and returned to Korea to study systematically in the field of hip-hop music and earn his training fees by working part-time jobs.
2019年，学有所成的GreeGoGreen再次回到中国，来到了广州。带着自己对HipHop音乐的独特见解，与硬派娱乐的音乐文化理念一拍即合，随即签约硬派娱乐。在之后的演出中，凭借着极具感染力的台风和一身荧光绿的潮流穿搭收获了一大批中国粉丝，粉丝们都亲切地称他为小绿。对HipHop、Trap音乐风格充满热情的他不仅擅长中韩双文说唱，在音乐制作方面也呈现出他独有的个性和风格。2019年发行了《HAPPINE$$》、《贪懒》、《+Green Boi+》等单曲。在今年的6月1日他带着全新个人EP《MAI WORLD》再次回归大众的视野。
In 2019, GreeGoGreen, who has been studying, returned to China again and came to Guangzhou. Bringing his unique insights on HipHop music, he hit it off with our team and culture philosophy and then signed with IMPACT ENTERTAINMENT. In his subsequent performances, he gained a large number of Chinese fans with his infectious stage style and trendy dressing in fluorescent green, and his fans affectionately call him Little Green. With a passion for HipHop and Trap music styles, he is not only good at bilingual rap but also presents his unique personality and style in music production. In 2019 had released some singles such as "HAPPINE$$", "Lazy" and "+Green Boi+". On June 1st of this year, he returned to the public again with his new solo EP "MAI WORLD".
GreeGoGreen will have more excellent works released one after another , hopes people will learn more about his possibilities in the future. This Korean artist is continuing to develop his music in this foreign land — China.Please stay tuned！