"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
I swear it was just days ago that the World was talking about Psy’s “Gangnam Style” taking over the heart of World Society, breaking all barriers, and generating Tens of Millions of Dollars in Market-Wide Industry Revenue.
And now a performance from 2004 in which he encouraged people to “Kill Yankees” has everybody changing their iTune of Psy Tunes.
The problem with this is what I like to coin as “The Mortal Jordan Rule”. The Mortal Jordan Rule, as opposed to his Michael Jordan and Nike’s popular “Air” Persona… Deals with the Entertainment World’s version of “What Goes Up Must Come Down”. Basically stating that everything that blows up in this Industry, will always have its end. And it is taken from the notion that Michael Jordan had the most picture perfect Legacy, one that looked as if he was beyond human… only to come back from Retirement the 2nd time and almost tarnish the memory of his picture-perfect past. Sorta like how “The Matrix” was an Epic Film that re-ignited Keanu Reeves’s Career as an A-Lister, only to have the 2nd and 3rd Installments “Matrix Reloaded” and “Matrix Revolu;tions” to be so terrible… that we almost forgot how Good the Matrix was.
Few people are able to defy the times where they have gone past their prime. Some examples would be Jerry Seinfeld, cancelling his show while it was still at the top.
The Greatest Person to defy this “Mortal Jordan Rule” was Tupac Shakur. Because his untimely demise left him at the height of his game and physical prime only to be missed by the world, and his consistent flow of posthumous releases leaves the world mesmerized by his mysticism.
But with Psy’s past… Stating some of the most horrific things that would attack the core of the American People… I really find it hard to believe that people can forgive him enough, to only remember his YouTube defying feats. He will still be performing at the Christmas in Washington Concert on December 21st, before “President” Barack Obama. I’m sure at that moment, Psy will also issue a Public Apology.
But for those who thought Psy was a “One Hit Wonder”… well if he wasn’t before, he very well might be now. I just find it hard for Radio Personnel to be as eager to give him spins.. and when it comes to those big Corporate Sponsorships and Commercials he’s been doing… yeah, that may calm down a bit too.
The Severity of this would be like the World finding out Justin Bieber likes to tell Racist Rants and Racist Jokes. Yeah. Don’t you think the World would be shocked ? So the Magic that was once Psy, ,this dude stepping onto the Scene and capturing the World stage in his native Korean Tongue… is now likely to cause an even greater stir. What may have been gained in Asian World relations with Respect to American Pop Culture may have actually been lost.. or may end up worse than before. Only time will tell how the newly gained dynamics from Psy’s Hit will change.
Perhaps the purpose of Psy after all wasn’t just some cheesy video. But to make people think. Because one thing it has done, is opened discussion of the Unnecessary Violence that is War, and what it does to people Worldwide.
I guess Psy was here to break down the Psychology of the True State of Our International Relations. But I don’t see Gangnam Style racking up another Billion YouTube Views anytime soon.
Garry “Prophecy” Sun for SunOfHollywood.com