Is NCT 127's “Ay-Yo” One Of K-pop’s Most Perfect, Powerful Performances, ever?

Oh, HELL yeah…

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran

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NCT 127 wildin’, “Ay-Yo,” YouTube

I listen to a lot of K-pop.

But I’m not a fan. Not the kind you’re probably thinking of, anyway.

Let me explain. You see, I spent most of my 20s and early 30s as a features reporter/rock critic for a “major metropolitan daily” so I’m admittedly more than a little bit jaded.

So, as I’ve said here before, it takes some special “sauce” to get me to take a second taste. You gotta bring the heat, the beat and show me something I’ve never seen before.

Happened just the other night. Out of the blue.

There I was, looking for something, anything, to watch on TV because I wasn’t quite ready to call it a night yet. And YouTube dropped “Ay-Yo,” the new NCT 127 joint into my feed as if they knew

And for the next…six hours or so, I sat there, jaw dropped, watching other people lose their sh*t over the video and the song while I did exactly the same thing. Over and over and over and over…

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Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.