Yoo Ah In & BewhY to Take On DJ-Rap Performance For 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards
A trending celebrity bromance is about to take the main stage at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).
The multi-talented actor Yoo Ah In, who has also shown his abilities as an artist, is preparing a collaboration project for the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), which will be held in Hong Kong on December 2.
A big performance has been secretly prepared featuring Yoo Ah In, Studio Concrete and rapper BewhY, in consultation with the organizers.
Yoo Ah In will go up on the MAMA stage with BewhY for a special multimedia performance as a part of the award show’s “CONNECTION” concept. Yoo Ah In, BewhY’s fan-turned-BFF, will be appearing as BewhY’s DJ.
[Side note: BewhY dished on his friendship with Yoo Ah In and their twin hairstyles in an interview with The Star magazine just recently. He revealed that Yoo Ah In actually contacted him first after becoming a fan by watching “Show Me the Money 5.” The rapper also hinted that they were currently working on a collaboration of sorts (Studio Concrete’s CCRT Aerospace), but wouldn’t give any more details. BewhY also wanted to amusingly clarify the secret behind their similar hairstyles. “Yoo Ah In was actually the first one to have my hairstyle, but people seemed to say, ‘Yoo Ah In copied BewhY,’” he explained.]
BewhY & Yoo Ah In at CCRT Aerospace Launching Party, Oct.19
Yoo Ah In belongs to the artist group Studio Concrete, an artist collective started by Yoo Ah In that connects Korean talents spanning a number of creative disciplines including visual arts, photography, music, film, and design. He works as the creative director for this group of talented artists. Originally, Yoo Ah In was meant to come up on the MAMA stage as a winner. But he decided to expand and join BewhY on stage. It has been reported that it will be a DJ rap performance.
So, it means Yoo Ah In will take on the DJ turntable and spin the vinyls- something he must have learned from his best friend DJ Peggy Gou 😀
Yoo Ah In will also be providing some unique visuals, premiering snippets of an art film called CCRT Aerospace. It will be a 10 minute film including BewhY performance. Yoo Ah In collaborated with “Bleak Night” award-winning director Yoon Sung Hyun for this art film. The prologue episode “FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH CARE OR” by CCRT Aerospace, a new label for the artist group Studio Concrete, will be released for the first time in MAMA. The “fragile tag” that warns against the handling of baggage in air travel expresses “the earth crisis”. Yoo Ah In participated in the 10-minute film as the general planner, creative director and as the main star. In addition, director Yoon Sung Hyun took a large role in filming the video.
A representative from CJ E&M announced, “The pair is currently preparing a colorful stage that is worth anticipating. It’s going to be a brilliant performance. Make sure to check it out live”. In additional, the rep said MAMA always invited Yoo Ah In every year, however this will be his first time attending the award.
News about Yoo Ah In participating in MAMA became #1 Top Trending in Naver search~
Many Korean netizens left positive comments on the article as well. For instance:
[+2946, -97] Looking forward to Yoo Ah In ㅠㅠ He’s truly a talented actor
[+1933, -77] Yoo Ah In works hard at so many fields!
[+1417, -78] Oooh ㅋㅋㅋ Looking forward!!! Looking forward to him more than the stage singers
[+1270, -75] Yoo Ah In has the charm of the fairy pitta [Korean expression. The fairy pitta is a small multicolored bird. The expression “a person who has the charm or is similar to a fairy pitta” means: a person with so many talents and facets]. And he acts so well. Why is he full of charm like this? ㅠㅠ
[+1196, -67] Yoo Ah In is also good at acting. And he seems to have an outstanding artistic sensibility. He’s an artist and a heavenly celebrity.
[+526, -40] Heol Yoo Ah In!!!!!!!!!!!
[+383, -37] I like Yoo Ah In a lot ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Yoo Ah In’s designs seem amazing too!!
[+323, -39] Waaah Yoo Ah In…
[+261, -29] I’m gonna watch MAMA because of Yoo Ah In!
[+245, -38] Heol!! Yoo Ah In!!!!!!!!!
Meanwhile, the 2016 MAMA will take place at the Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong on December 2. The red carpet will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm and the award ceremony from 8 pm to 12 pm.
EXO, BTS, Seventeen, Girlfriend, Twice, IOI, NCT Dream and more idols will be performing. In addition to idols, actors who will attend the award show are Lee Byung Hun, Cha Seung Won, Ha Ji Won, Han Hyo Joo, Jang Hyuk, Han Ji Min, Park Ki Woong and Park Min Young.
The ‘2016 MAMA’ takes on innovation and ‘Connection’ concept, which connects artists, global music fans and creators. On the main stage where the awards ceremony and performances will take place, they are hoping to create a new space connecting technology, emotions, and virtual reality, and showcase a novel stage where only MAMA can showcase.
MAMA, as far as we know, is a big thing as a music awards for all K-pop lovers. It’s a huge exposure opportunity for CCRT Aerospace. All people who care about K-pop will know about Yoo Ah In’s art brand. So, Yoo Ah In chose it for a good reason. We’re also sure that Bewhy/Yoo Ah In performance will be a major highlight of the show for hip hop and Korean drama fans.
Break a leg, DJ Sik!