Sunday, February 5, 2012

Paul J. Kim - Singer, Speaker, and Beatboxer

This fresh and tender music video premiered just one week ago, making this the perfect time for me to finally introduce Mr. Kim on Cool Cats. Though he sounds a bit like the answer to a Tribond riddle, the Catholic Korean beatboxer is also the answer to an age old question: can we get some God-loving lyrics and some headbobbing beats at the same time?


Laying down percussion, instrumentals, and lyrics all at the same time may seem like a super power, but Paul doesn’t just use his powers for the good of your earbuds and stereo speakers: he takes them on the road so he can talk candidly with teens. Having once been an apathetic youth who took cues from MTV rather than from the faith he was raised in, it didn’t hit him until the college party scene left him empty that God could fill him completely.
I swallowed the whole world/ but was never filled/ until I met you/ against so pure and true/ I could never believe/ unless I found you 
(chorus from "Man Fully Alive")
His own experience as a young man who tried everything aside from God allows him to connect so well with teens, but his words are also well grounded with a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. He’s out to reach and strengthen his Catholic family by preparing talks on self-image, bullying, chastity, faith and psychology, and how un-boring God is. In regards to the rifts and “bickering” in our Christian family at large, he leaves us with true words of wisdom: "Come on y’all! Let’s pray and serve together, loiter in the parking lot, and then go get KyoChon Chicken as ONE FAMILY!" 1

Check out his website to see if he’ll be looping his voice in a venue near you, and if not, do everything you can to change that. You and he are both worth it.

More on Paul J. Kim:
Paul's Youtube channel - Paul also does some impressive a Capella covers of mainstream music such as Coldplay and Bruno Mars that are worth checking out.


  1. Wow, thank you for sharing. This guy has incredible talent. Thank you for introducing him to me...keep it up with this awesome blog!

  2. Thanks so much for your encouragement. If you ever come across a lesser known but incredibly cool cat, be sure to let me know!