Korean Artist of the Week: Dec 18-24
Gilme is a talented rapper and singer under GYM entertainment, which was founded by former Sechskie member, Eun Ji Won. She debuted as a solo artist in 2009 with “Love Cut” and is also part of the hip hop trio Clover, which consists of Eun Jiwon and Mr.Tyfoon (source)
Success (Don’t Kill My Vibe)
Love is War (사랑은 전쟁이다) ft Outsider
Love Cuts ft Eun Ji Won
Thoughts on Gilme:
When people think of female rappers, Yoon Mi Rae immediately comes to mind. Other well-known female rappers that also pop up are CL of 2ne1, Miryo of Brown Eyed Girls, and LE of EXID. As a hip hop fan, it’s a bit upsetting to see how underrated Gilme is considering her talents; just like Yoon Mi Rae, she is gifted at singing and rapping. In certain songs, her rapping and husky tone has a lot of power (I’m not sure how to explain correctly; think of Iron from Show me the money and his angry raps).
I first noticed Gilme in her song “Love is War”, which featured the fastest rapper in Korea, Outsider. In terms of skills, she did not lose to Outsider; in fact, I paid more attention to her than Outsider! She’s no E.via/Tyme but her speed is at a nice pace in that song, and she has her own style, which I really love.