Troy Green Light
Given the popularity of Primary/Zion.T/Bumkey/Etc over the past couple of years, it was only a matter of time before someone formed a boy band version to bring Primary’s signature sound to idol fans. The boy band I’m talking about is TROY, Bumkey and Kanto (from this gem) are members, and their Keeproots-produced debut single, “Green Light,” sounds like a smoother, more subdued Primary.

It’s the kind of song you feel like you’ve heard a million times before (because you have), but if you like the whole Primary movement and all of its offshoots, then that isn’t a problem.

Anyway, you know the real reason I’m covering this song is to stan for T-ara, right? These TROY nugus copied, or should I say, PAID HOMAGE, to T-ara’s slept-on shoulda-been-a-smash single “Do You Know Me?” in their “Green Light” MV.

TROY jacked the bar scene, the alleyway scene, some of the more distinctive lighting effects, and certain outfits for the female extras — like Boram’s pink skirt and Hyomin’s headband. One guy even faithfully recreates Eunjung’s Tony Award winning solo by singing into a broom stick.

So, as you can see, even though “Do You Know Me?” flopped on the charts due to a sajaegi conspiracy between the likes of Starship and YG Entertainment, its crushing impact is still being felt throughout the Korean entertainment industry today.

Since T-ara’s iconic never-been-done-before musical concept was the best concept of 2013, I’m sure that we’ll see many other idol groups paying homage to T-ara’s underrated masterpiece as the year goes on. It’s gonna be the post “Roly Poly” disco craze all over again.


  • Suzy Sooyoung

    obviously I couldn’t care less for TROY. I’m only here for Slay-ara sorry!

    Hell yesssssss you should write an essay on how “Do You Know Me?” should’ve smashed the charts like no other song!!!!!

  • Db

    I like the song and MV, but it ain’t got shit on Do You Know Me and its MV.

  • KingBeaArthur

    I like the song. But lets be real: this isn’t the first time recycling has happened in K-Pop and it won’t be the last. Wasn’t the alley also used in Hyorin’s “One Way Love”?

    But DYKM >>>

    • Yeah but the alley and setting didn’t look similar to T-ara at all and they didn’t use the distinctive lighting in One Way Love that’s in Green Light and DYKM

      • KingBeaArthur

        I didn’t mean in regards to T-ara. I was just pointing out the alley was used another time.

  • ICONI3

    OOh this song is good..have I finally found a boygroup to stan?

  • AlanaKang

    jacque your so fuckin delusional…so delusional that i keep coming back to read your shit lol smh

    but this Troy song is wayyyy better than T-ara’s song
    #TrueTeaServedHotandFresh

    • Egbutts Egbust

      Don’t be hating just because your faves could NEVER bully a useless member out of their group.

      • Lashe Olaoye

        I only unlinked ur comment cause Slay-aras never bullied the useless member she caused herself to be removed she wasn’t worth it to be part of t-ara

  • ByronZ

    I still cannot believe “Do You Know Me” was not a big hit, Queens <3.

  • BadB*tch

    I want the one in suspenders to eat me out

  • Nicole Naeun

    This “Boy band” is so fxxking boring and I hate this song, I can’t believe u stan them and make time to post them smh!

  • Egbutts Egbust

    3 rappers 1 vocalist. Lol

  • lola_irtis

    Why do they copy the 80’s style ?

  • niyahhill

    Damn they totally ripped off t-ara