Weeeeeell, look what i found! Its the first episode of ‘You Are My Oppa’. Man the Kim Bum look alike is preetty darn HOT! Well I’ll just stop talking so you can watch!
After Yoo Jae Suk and Na Kyung Eun became parents of a baby boy on May 1st, it was the turn of Tablo and Kang Hye Jung as they became parents of a baby girl on May 2nd.
Tablo wrote on his Twitter,
“A night of a magical miracle…Today at 11:05AM, our beautiful girl was born! Hyejung and our baby are both very healthy~
Ah I’m crying because I’m so happy! My woman, who has been going through such hard times, is the best!!!”
YG Entertainment expressed, “Kang Hye Jung gave birth to a baby girl this morning at a hospital in Kangnam. Both mother and child are well and healthy. They are delighted to be parents and promised to raise the child well.”
We congratulate the couple on their first baby!
On April 20th, singer Kim Tae Woo was a guest on Mnet Radio and stated that, “If idols say that they are not dating, it is 90% likely to be a lie.”
Kim Tae Woo was once a member of the hit boy band g.o.d. during the early turn of the millennium. While the group was wildly successful, it seems they all hid a few secrets from the public.
MC Kim Jin Pyo and Epik High’s Mithra Jin were discussing the particular meaning behind the music when Kim Tae Woo revealed, “g.o.d.’s Ordinary Day was a song that I could relate to with my girlfriend.”
At this surprising statement, Kim Jin Pyo asked whether or not Kim Tae Woo was dating at the time. His response was even more shocking when he revealed that all the members were in relationships as he said, “At the time, all of the g.o.d. members were dating. Probably 90% of the idols were in a relationship.”
Kim Tae Woo further dove into the subject saying that idols must deny dating no matter what and because of this, most idols end up dating one another. He also said that 90% of the current idols that deny being in relationships are lying and that they are probably just being very careful.
Rookie idol group Infinite groomed by hip hop group Epik High will be revealing themselves through a Mnet reality program.
7-member group Infinite has garnered much interests even before their debut, and they will be showing themselves for the first time on Mnet idol theatre ‘You are my elder brother’ aired on 12th April. For the purpose of the reality program, from the first episode, a high school female student will be introduced into their dormitory. Confused, the members reportedly asked “What is going on? What is the meaning of this?”.
Tablo then came in to explain, “The one person who succeeds as a elder brother will be the nation’s elder brother.”
Since they never had a female in their dormitory, the members were flustered as well as excited with the joining of the female high school student. “I always wished to have a younger sister. I have confidence to take good care of her.”
Mnet said, “With the numerous number of idol groups in the music industry now, many have taken the course of going on reality show to display their various charms.”
Similar to what 2PM did with ‘Wild Bunny’, Infinite will take on the challenge to be the nation’s top idol group through ‘You Are My Elder Brother’.
The first episode will be aired on 12th April at 7.30pm.
wow this group looks like it has a lot of young guys…kinda different to Epik High @_@
Epik High’s Tablo shares how CNN approached him after he got #1 on iTunes!
On the most recent broadcast of MTV’s ‘Guys on Top‘, Tablo revealed: “After our special album ‘Epilogue’ reached the number one spot on the iTunes hip-hop album chart, a CNN reporter flew all the way to Korea to meet with me personally. ”
‘Epilogue‘ was released on March 9th, and attained the #1 spot on iTunes the very next day.
Tablo also added that: “It was amazing how a CNN reporter, who interviews world stars like Rihanna, Jay-Z, Park JiSung, Lee ByunHun, or Rain, flew to Korea just to see me.”
On the show, he also discussed his dreams as kid, and how he always wanted to own a comic book store. But it all changed when he was in the 3rd year of high school, and when his English poem came to land in the hands of singer Kim Gun Mo. The end result of his work was being able to have his song included as a track called ‘Rainy Christmas‘ in Kim Gun Mo’s 5th album.
That experience triggered Tablo’s career, but his jump into the music scene didn’t come without it’s hardships. He mentioned how his first album was scammed, and how sometimes he’d have to go through difficult summers without a fan but only a cold refrigerator. Times were tough for him at that time, but according to Tablo, those hardships were what made him who he is today.
This episode of MTV’s ‘Guys on Top‘ will be split into two episodes, and will give fans a chance to sneak a peek into Tablo’s life. They are set to air on the 3rd and the 10th.
Source: Jung Byun Geun@seoulntn
KBS Music Bank live performances are added + awesome/popular new releases from the week of 03/22/10 – 03/26/10 🙂
MVs: After School’s “Bang!” + ZE:A’s “All day long”+ Fahrenheit ft. Goo Hye Sun’s “Touch your heart”
Teaser: Rain’s “Love song”
Live perfs (Music Bank 100326): After School’s “Let’s Do It” & “Bang!” + SNSD’s “Run Devil Run” + KARA’s “Lupin” + 2AM’s “I did wrong” + 4Minute & Amerie’s “Heard’em all” + BEAST’s “Shock” + T-ara’s “I go crazy because of you” + F.CUZ’s “No One” + Epik High’s “Run” + K.Will ft. BEAST Junhyung’s “Present” + Supreme Team’s “Step up” + JJ’s “Come closer” + After School’s Interview + KARA WINS!
SBS Inkigayo performances are added! (sorry I haven’t been able to post other live perfs from Music Bank, Music Core, and M!Countdown) >.<
MVs: T-ara’s “I’m really hurt” + 2AM’s “I did wrong” + SNSD’s “Run Devil Run” + JJ’s “Come closer” + M to M’s “I’m sorry” + Voice One’s “Goodbye my love” + Mr. Gordo ft. Miso’s “Corcaroli” + Defconn ft. Goo Ji Sung’s “How to Leave the Rapper” + Soo Ah Young’s “Can’t help falling in love” + FOXY’s “Why are you doing this to me” + Show Time ft. Lee Pani’s “Go together” + Alex’s “Sweet dream (Adante)” + Sara’s “Now you should start this” + Creamchou’s “Shining Love” + Gembi’s “Kong Dak Kong Dak”
Teaser: H.A.M’s “The theme of national athlete”
Live perfs (Inkigayo 100321): T-ara’s “I go crazy because of you” + BEAST’s “Shock” + KARA’s “Lupin” + SNSD’s “Run devil Run” + 2AM’s “I did wrong” + JJ’s “Come closer” + Epik High’s “Run” + Outsider’s “Acquaintance” + Jung In’s “I hate you” + T-ara WINS!
I srsly did not know Hongki knew all these people @_@…though I’m kinda sad to see only ONE FT Island member there. Did he just left three other members out?! =.=;
Heechul wrote his testimony about the birthday party for Hongki:
Because of my schedule overseas, we celebrated hongki’s birthday in advance (-┏)
what, hongki, although this is your birthday… why must it clash with my schedule…
geun suk came with a bag of sweets
me : ya.. we are not kids, eat what sweet? – –
geun suk : hyung, today is white day.
everyone : (-┏)
is White Day ah..
never celebrate White Day with girlfriend before..
like the rain falling from the sky, all our emotion turned gloomy
ahhh..did not even speak a word of complain (-┏)
in the picture from left
Mighty Mouth’s sangchu (first time with such a gloomy expression)
F.T Island’s Jonghyun (like going to cry)
Jang Geun Suk (the 2 fingers ‘Y’ is as if going to poke someone’s eyes )
Kim Heechul (waiting for birthday cake)
EPIK HIGH’s Mithra (deeply immersed in love, the expression that have to whack)
F.T Island’s Hongki (happiest one)
Mighty Mouth’s Shorry (a real man when we get along, good at jokes)
TRAX’s Jungmo (the creator of bomb wine)
NASSUN who is taking photo（kept bragging about his iphone)
SBS Inkigayo live performances are added!
MVs: 8eight’s “Expiration date” + MC Mong feat. Seo In Young’s “Bubble Love” + Cho PD feat. Koreana’s “Victory 2010” + Royal Pirates’ “Disappear” + Magic Hat Parade feat. Kim Jong Jin’s “Simply Said” + Epik High feat. Infinite’s “Run” + Fish NY’s “Love Again” + Defconn’s “Don’t go die” + K.Will feat. G-One’s “Present” + F.CUZ’s “No one” + Len’s “Love is a default” + Brian Joo’s “In my head” + The Quiett’s “Be my luv” + Jung In’s “I hate you” + Big Bang’s “Lollipop 2” + 2PM’s “Follow your soul”
Teasers: All four of 2AM’s “I was wrong” solo teasers
Live perfs (Inkigayo 100314): Epik High’s “Run” + K.Will ft. Eun Ji Won’s “Present” + KARA’s “Lupin” + BEAST’s “Shock” + T-ara’s “I go crazy because of you” + U-KISS’ “Bingeul Bingeul” + F.CUZ’s “No One” + DiA’s “Knock” + D-NA’s “Admiring boy” + Brian Joo’s “In my head” + December’s “Learn to love” + MC Cuts with 2PM’s Taecyeon & Wooyoung and f(x)’s Sulli + Epik High’s Interview + KARA WINS!
Sneak your head backstage to see the KARA girls fooling around while the BEAST guys are sleeping..and wearing a pink Micky Mouse blanket! lol I love these two sets♥
The One Way guys are looking pretty awesome on their latest radio show appearance on March 11th. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to their debut album “Oneway Street”, I really recommend that you do because they totally bring the American hip-hop/R&B vibe (the good kind!) into the Kpop world again 😀
LOL I find it funny that these two have a big age gap but both are going to be daddies soon…good luck on getting a baby boy and a baby girl!
Singer Tablo reveals that he had made a pact with Yoo JaeSeok that their 2nd generation will go out together.
Tablo recently participated in the filming of KBS 2TV Happy Birthday. And during the filming, Tablo said, “The child is set to arrive in early May.” showing some nervousness about his child.
He added, “Lately I’ve met up with Yoo JaeSeok and we talked a lot. This is because Yoo Jaeseok is also expecting his child to arrive in April.”
“In the case that Yoo JaeSeok gets a daughter (son) and I got a son (daughter), we promised that we will have them go out and date each other.”
Meanwhile, the show is set to air on 14th March.
Epik High’s Epilogue album is #1 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart! As I’m writing this (March 9th) it’s at #105 for ALL albums.
I don’t usually post “New Releases” in the middle of the week like this but there are certain new MVs I just have to post up…preferably in one short post lol so here we go!
Epik High – “Run” MV
K.Will ft. Eun Ji Won – “Present” MV (featuring U-KISS’ Dongho, MBLAQ’s Thunder, BEAST’s KiKwang, and child actor Hwang Suk Hyun)
Always felt left out whenever there’s a concert in Korea or other Asian countries that you can’t participate in? Well watch out for this one because YouTube is just one click away!
The nation’s first Youtube live concert, “Youtube Music Day” will be on March 20th (Sat) at 7 PM at AX-Korea. Nam Goong Yeon will be running the show, and 2AM, Clazziquai, Epik High, Leessang, Guckkasten, and other musicians will be performing. The “Youtube Music Day” concert will be shown live in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan the day of the concert.
GET SHOCK! LOL I just found these photos on Soompi and I just had to share them! This is totally unexpected but BEAST’s resident hottie KiKwang was actually a backup dancer for Epik High during their “1 Minute 1 Second” promotions…back when even Kikwang’s solo debut as AJ didn’t even exist.
Boy, aren’t netizens sharp *0*
MBC Music Core live performances are added! Lots and lots of new MVs too!
MVs: One Way’s “One Way” & “U Drag” + BEAST’s “Shock” + KARA’s “Lupin” + D-NA’s “Tokyo Boy” + Outsider’s “Acquaintance” + Romantic City ft. Tidy’s “My boo” + V.One’s “…I would like” + TV Yellow’s “Faster” + Aurora’s “Tatabelle” + Actors Choice’s “We” + J-Ho ft. Lina’s “Women don’t know” + Homme ft. Holladang’s “Crazy” + Kim Tae Gyoon ft. Yum Jungub’s “To you”
Teasers: Epik High’s “Run” + MC Mong ft. Seo In Young’s “Bubble Love” + 8eight’s “Validity period” (JooHee + Baekchan versions) + K.Will’s “Gift” + Kim Tae Gyoon ft. Yum Jungub’s “To you”
Special Spotlight: BEAST’s DooJoon covers “It’s a Relief”
Live Perfs (Music Core 100306): BEAST’s “Shock” + Outsider’s “Acquaintance” + SNSD’s “Oh!” + KARA’s “Lupin” + T-ara’s “I go crazy because of you” + U-KISS’ “Bingeul Bingeul” + C.N BLUE’s “Now or Never” & “I’m a loner” + 2AM’s “Never let you go” + Untouchable ft. Ji Eun’s “Living in the heart” + Brian’s “In my head” + D-NA’s “Tokyo Boy” + One Way’s “Magic” + MC Cut with SNSD’s Tiffany, Sooyoung, Seohyun
Super Junior’s Heechul posted a Cyworld photo entry of his friends who share the same birthday year as him (1983…he’s old, I know).
Under the 希 Style folder
During birthday have to get birthday cake*
Because Hongki birthday falls on the 21March, we have to call out our members urgently
Hongki is a kind and capable guy so we have to take care of him
We also celebrated Yongwoon ** birthday the other time ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
(those who watched B.O.B. will know that heart-warming celebration)
Mithra—“Epik high” same age friend. the fact is he is an early-83er，so he is supposed to be hyung?
Although he is part of the “chocolate ball”, but no one knows his existence as he never attend meetings.
Always says “the fact that you are from the same company as Girls Generation makes everyone jealous.”
But whenever soshi appears in front of him, he will turn into a red-faced bear。
because of the scandal (-┏), and the stories that everyone heard about, so PASS
Heenim—Being the creator of “Chocolate Ball”，because of the phrase “so troublesome” the group separates
mood swings，a professional-level temper，thus voted “the artist that I will not want to work with” ，
but I still get praises from many people who admires me（example hongki, taemin，Simon D..etc..）。
when people ask me to do something, i wont do; i am the frog who does things that people don’t want me to do（like those disobedient characters in fairytales）
a person that live being loyal，and charms from 99.9% cocaine ***
After returning to Woolim Entertainment from being independent music producers, Epik High (excluding member DJ Tukutz, who’s currently in the military) will be back with their 7th studio album called “Epilogue.” The title track is “Run” and it features their newest brother group “Infinite.”
To my surprise, Epik High took a step back from the normal Hip-hop/R&B scene and actually emerged with a rock sound this time. The awesome MV teaser features Tablo with a new hairstyle (which is totally amazing) along with fellow Epik High member Mithra Jin and group Infinite.
So far, this sounds like something really new and refreshing so I will definitely look forward to Epik High’s new release!
↓ LOL @ Tablo’s “kya!” face and peace signXD
Hip Hop group Epik High will release their new album on 9th March.
The title song ‘Run’ sends a message out to listeners that one should not lose hope even in times of hardship. The MV director to the MV will be Hong WonGi who did Seo Taiji ‘Moai’, 2AM ‘Even If I Die, I Will Not Let You Go’, SS501 ‘Collection’ and Nell ‘Walking In Memory’.
One of the highlights to the MV will also be that upcoming group Infinite will be appearing in the MV. Infinite is a group preparing for their debut under the same management company as Epik High.
Infinite member L will be the main character in the MV. The other members like SeongJong, WooHyun, SeongGyu etc will appear as a band putting up a performance in the MV.
Their company Woolim Entertainment said, “We were hesitant about putting the newcoming group in the MV and even have them as the main characters, we hope that it will be a video showing Infinite’s talents.”
Meanwhile, Epik High will start the promotional activities for their comeback with appearance on KBS Yoo HeeYeol’s Sketchbook.
OMG I SEE WORLDKILL!!! such a dark song but super good!
A short while ago mapthesoul.com revealed the tracklist for epilogue – Epik Highs 7th studio album. Even though this album is without DJ Tukutz we’re sure he’s still rooting for his bandmates while being in the army. These teasers and new information is just flying in from everywhere – stay tuned because we’ll update as soon as there’s more.
BEAST’s 2nd mini album – “Shock of the New Era”
Release date: 03/02/10 (March 2nd)
Track list of Disc 1
1. Just Before Shock
2. Shock (Rap making : Yong Junhyung)
4. Take Care of My Girlfriend 내 여자친구를 부탁해 (Say No)
Setting a new trend in 2010 with strong music and heavily preparing a new genre Rocktronic, BEAST’s second record ‘Shock of the New Era’ returns. Through 2009’s first album ‘BEAST is the B2ST,’ BEAST, who placed themselves as reality’s best rookie group and prepared with suitable new music and performance, they returned with their second story ‘Shock of the New Era.’
The title song ‘Shock’ has a god-like loop that sounds like you’re listening to the guitar leap of heavy metal, and although it is brief, it harmonizes well with a heavy and fun rhythm, and with a harmonized light idol music, it gives a powerful shock just like the name. Also, with a strong beat, a dynamic mood, and in reverse, with its sad sensitive lyrics, you can feel the lyrical emotions once you listen to this exciting song.
Knowing Epik High as an epic hip-hop group, I’m think these new guys are definitely going to focus on hip-hop 😀
The faces of the Epik High’s juniors Infinite who are also from the same company have been revealed.
Epik High’s company Woorim Entertainment is set to debut a 7-member boyband Infinite, and a photo of the group has been revealed.
Tablo revealed on his Twitter that the photo was taken during their cheering UCC video for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic, also bring up the anticipation for the UCC video.
Tablo had revealed the photo on his Twitter, he revealed, “We will reveal the rest of the 2 members later” rousing much curiosity from many netizens.
Meanwhile, Epik High will release a new album in March.
This looks really promising. It’s entirely based upon professional judging, not on fans’ votings 🙂
About KMA, from an article last year: “The nominees are selected in a collective evaluative process by a committee of 52 judges with a variety of perspectives.” The representative added, “No other aspect besides music is considered when selecting nominees. Musical value and the final product are the main concerns during evaluation.”
The Korean Music Awards seeks to treat music as more than a mere form of amusement but as an art, and musicians as artists instead of entertainers. With such a basis, more attention is paid to albums and songs rather than singers, and musical achievement represents the standard rather than sales figures. The ultimate goal of the Korean Music Awards is to move beyond the mainstream vs. independent debate and to create a foundation upon which Korean music can progress in a balanced, positive manner.
Album of the Year
The Black Skirts – 201
Broccoli, You Too – Universal Song
Seoul Electric Band – Life is Strange
Swallow – IT
Lee Sora – 7th Album
Song of the Year
3rd Line Butterfly – A Heavy Night Fog
The Black Skirts – 좋아해줘
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
Broccoli, You Too – Universal Song
Girls’ Generation – Gee
Lee Sora – Track 8
Musician of the Year
Seoul Electric Band
Jang Ki Ha & Faces
Rookie of the Year