Just the fact that I'm writing about Primary again takes me back several years to when I started listening to a lot of Korean hip-hop and was obsessed with the likes of Simon D, Yoon Mirae, and the producer-cum-artist himself.
Despite losing some footing on the charts, K-diva releases never stopped being great, but 2013 is the first time in years that they've been good enough to rival --if not surpass-- music from idol groups. Just off the top of my head, I can think of Lee Hyori's "Miss Korea" and "Bad Girls," Seo In Young's "Let's Break Up" and "Love Me,"Lee Jung Hyun's "V,"Sunmi's "24 Hours," and Kahi's "It's Me," all of which were basically perfect. Even the stuff that wasn't universally loved, like Ailee's Beyonce knock-off "U&I" and G.NA's Mariah b-side "Oops!" were great to me. (The only song I didn't like so far was Ivy's "I Dance," which is strange because she's usually one of the best female soloists around.)
We've now got another song to add to the hit list with Park Ji Yoon's "Mr. Lee."