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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 163

I’m begging you, I’m begging you (U U) so I can get over you
I’m telling you, I’m telling you, let go of me now
Why are you so tough until the end?
Why are you making me go crazy?
I’m begging you (U U) so I can get over you
I’m telling you, I’m telling you.
Let go of me now, BYE U

Oh my…I have not listened to Outsider’s Bye U in such a long time and it was exactly what I needed on this 163rd day of G.O’s service to brighten my spirits. Inasmuch as G.O has this wonderful collaborative style when working exclusively with a rapper, I would have never expected a speed rapper would have necessarily been a good fit. As time goes on, however, G.O confirms to me over and over how much of a music chameleon he truly is, and how he can adapt to any genre of music as well as a particular style within that genre.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #11 ~ It Takes Deux

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Duet. A performance by two people, especially singers. Two voices locked in perfect harmony, emotion and delivery. But, it is more than that. In a July 2012 interview with ABC News about sharing the stage with another vocalist in a duet, R&B singer Robin Thicke summed it up nicely when he said:

“It’s not about singing with perfect pitch or timing, it’s about feeling. All art is supposed to create feeling and if you sing with passion and you sing from your soul then people will feel it.”

People will feel it. I think he was talking about G.O, right? There is perhaps no truer way to describe the type of vocalist G.O set out to become and thus accomplished: A vocalist who sings with passion from the soul. Indeed. It may seem that all of the passion, emotion and feeling he brings to a song could not possibly be tempered (or matched) when partnered in a duet. I assure you, however, there is something special about the way G.O settles into a duet and lends his passion, emotion and feeling to the dynamic. For me, this is yet another reason to love this very talented man and his incredible artistry as a vocalist.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #6 – It’s A “Rap”

Reason 6 – It’s A “Rap”

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When the fabulous five of MBLAQ met for the first time, Mir was convinced that G.O was slotted to be the rapper of the group. Little did he know that the man behind that cool urban swag actually possessed the velvet voice that was to become the group’s main vocal. I have to commend producer Rain for having the foresight he most certainly had to marry that very golden voice with the rap element he was firmly establishing in MBLAQ. Rain must have had his eye on Tykeys! The very cocktail of blending G.O’s sweet and delicious vocals with that of rappers Mir and Cheondoong proved to be a potent fortuitous recipe. In fact, pairing his voice with any rapper has proved to be magical. And this beautiful vocal synergy is another reason to love Byung Hee.

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