What I Love About Bi, XI: His Taste In Music

Oh how I wish I could raid this man’s ipod.  If you want to know where he got his onstage charisma and sensuality (besides just being born and blessed with it), I think much of it comes from the music that JinYeong Park, his musical mentor since his debut, likely exposed him to.  JinYeong Park has experience working in the States, producing hits for mostly African-American artists, including the likes of Mase, Will Smith and Cassie, so it comes as no surprise to me that he would get exposed to the music, particularly r&b music.  No doubt he passed alot of that on to Bi.  Don’t know what I mean?  Bi once said in an interview, “I love rnb, hip hop, and rap music.  My favourite singers are Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, and Eminem.”  Also, everyone knows he’s a huge Michael Jackson fan, not to mention Janet.  I wasn’t really surprised that he’s into Eminem, but my ears perked up when he named Stevie and Nat.  Nat King Cole is a legend, and Stevie’s the best period, and I really appreciated him for pointing them out.

Bi’s not all talk.  He has covered songs by such popular r&b artists as R. Kelly, Sisqo, James Ingram (a personal favorite!) and Usher. He even serenaded a reporter (check out the vid clip below) in an interview with the Luther Vandross-style version of “Superstar”.  *Sigh*  He sounded good

So yeah, Bi’s got soul in more than ways than one.