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Rapper Gary’s solo debut album banned from TV

By Korea Herald

Published : Jan. 24, 2014 - 19:14

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A scene from Gary’s “Shower Later” music video A scene from Gary’s “Shower Later” music video

All the songs on the rapper Gary’s first solo album, “Mr. Gae,” including the title track “Shower Later,” have been banned by the country’s three major broadcasting channels, TV officials said.

KBS, the country’s second-largest broadcaster, said Friday that its review panel decided to ban all four songs on the album and their music videos, citing risque scenes and vulgar language. Two other channels, MBC and SBS, took similar actions earlier this week.

“Shower Later,” a mid-tempo song featuring singer Crush and rap lyrics written by Gary, has swept the local charts since its release on Jan. 15, with its sensational music video, restricted to viewers under 19, drawing much public attention.

Gary has no plan to edit his songs or music video for TV broadcasters, his agency said. “All four songs on the album are R-rated and the music videos cannot be aired on TV,” the rapper told his fans via Twitter even before TV stations started the review.

By Lee Sun-young (milaya@heralcorp.com)