Oh! Press Talk: Mamamoo’s Blackface Controversy

Mamamoo faced immense backlash from international fans for incorporating blackface/brownface in their cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk at their recent concert. But then, in a rare move, RBW and Mamamoo swiftly issued an apology that does acknowledge the issue at hand. So what does this mean? Several comments left by South Koreans

Flop but Dope #1: D-Unit

Flop does not necessarily means bad. It is just an outcome from an effort. An effort is noble. In K-Pop context, this usually translates to how does an act fare on charts. Numerical superiority is somewhat considered as a major indicator for success. It is quantifiable, something that is easy

Lip-syncing in Kpop: Why Do We Hate It?

In the recent rumors about MBC completely banning lip syncing from all stages on Music Core, Kpop fans have been abuzz about what this means for their favorite (and least favorite) artists. And though these predictions turned out to be false, it made me think a little harder about the age old

Album Review: I.O.I – Chrysalis

Release Date: 2016.05.04 Tracklist: I.O.I (Intro) Dream Girls 똑 똑 똑 (Knock Knock Knock) Doo Wap Crush 벚꽃이 지면 (When The Cherry Blossoms Fade) Pick Me Total Runtime: 00:22:00 Recommended for: Ardent Produce 101/I.O.I fans, or fans of upbeat and catchy pop songs NOT recommended for: Fans

Rec’d by Rinne: Sentimental Songs

Sick of upbeat and loud songs? Feels the need of calming yourself down, relaxing, and have a peace of mind once in a while? Worry not because K-Pop offer tonnes of great soothing and sentimental songs. Admittedly, South Korea provide us with one of the best ballad, soul, and R&B

Album Review: Taemin – Press It

Release Date: 2016.02.23 Tracklist: 1. Drip Drop 2. Press Your Number 3. Soldier 4. 벌써 (Already) 5. Guess Who 6. One by One 7. Mystery Lover 8. Sexuality 9. 오늘까지만 (Until Today) 10. 최면 (Hypnosis) Total Runtime: 00:37:25   Recommended for: Dance pop, R&B, and/or ballad lovers, Shawols NOT recommended for: Rap or hip hop fans 4231