Hey guys, I’ve been listening to k-hiphop and k-r&b for awhile now, so I figured it was a good time to compile a list of my favorite artists, my favorite songs by them, and what I think about them. Obviously, this is just my opinion and of course it won’t include EVERYONE that I listen to (even if I really enjoyed someone’s album or something like that) because that would genuinely be waaayyyy too long of a post. (im doing this to save both myself and you tbh so just nod your head and act like you agree with this statement thanks).
PSA: every song title is hyperlinked even if it doesn’t look like it. hmu if one of the links aren’t working.
*music cue* I’M STARTING
I have been a fan of Dean since the very beginning, so I’m really happy for him and how far he’s come. He is getting more and more popular and has been more and more active in the performance scene.I really like his flow and the command he expresses over his songs.
If I had to choose a favorite song by him I really can’t because I enjoyed the ENTIRETY of his first mini album, 130 mood trbl.BUY IT GUYS– IT BLESSES MY EARS SO MUCH.
Aaaaanndd as a bonus, I’m going to include some songs he featured on that I really enjoyed:
Is there really any need for me to explain why I enjoy Crush’s music? You know those people that you can’t explain why you like their music? Well, he’s one of them for me. He’s Crush, come on. He’s got a cute dog and everything.
(What’s a list with Crush if it hasn’t got Zion.T on it?) I got to see my man Zion.T perform live at KCON17NY this year and I just want to say that he is as amazing live as he is on a soundtrack. I really enjoy his voice and I think that his voice is nothing short of MAGICAL. Also, how could you not like a guy whose (sun)glasses are surgically attached to his face?
It’s not hard for me to choose my favorite Zion.T song: Eat, though, Yanghwa BRDG is a close second.
Now, for the bonus songs that he’s that he’s featured on:
IT’S TIGER JK, THE GODFATHER OF KOREAN RAP. WHAT KIND OF LIST WOULD THIS BE IF I DIDN’T INCLUDE HIM. I can’t even THINK of not including him. He’s such a good guy. Loves his wife, his kid, fights against child abuse, and wanted to use hip hop as a form of discourse between the Korean-American community and African-American community after witnessing the violence between Korean-Americans and African-Americans during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots as a teenager.
Now, for my bonus for him, I’m not including songs he’s featured in, but rather just MFBTY. I’m linking my favorite MFBTY song, Sweet Dream. MFBTY (My Fans are Better Than Yours) is a group created between Yoon Mirae/ Tasha Reid, Tiger JK, and Bizzy.
I’ve got to include this man who is adorably whipped for his daughter (the way I’m whipped for his works, lol). I love his works; to me, this man is a true poet. Every time I hear a work from him, I am astounded at the beauty of what he produces. While Tablo is the leader of the iconic Epik High, I’m including him on this list with his solo artist releases.
DPR WE GANG GANG. He made his debut by just releasing his first mini album in March: Coming to you Live. It was AH-MAZING. I really like his flow and what he seems to be doing as an artist. Actually, one of his song’s is listed earlier on this list because it featured Crush.
Thanks for reading until the end! I’ll be doing a female version soon enough–this post took me forever (a few weeks lol) to compile, so I can only assume the female version will take just as long. Send suggestions to my inbox if you want to.
MAMA/History/What Is Love - Miracles in December - Romantic Universe - KoKoBop - MAMA 2016 VCR - (Parallel Universe) - Lucky One - Overdose - Love Me Right - Wolf/Growl - Lotto - Coming Over - Pathcodes/Call Me Baby - Monster - Sing For You - For Life - Parallel Universe-RF_05 - The Eclipse - MAMA 2016 Performance
First, let’s go through this new clip in order, pointing out the important parts, imo! The clip starts with the subtitle [Past Data], followed by “Booting System RF_05 // RF-05 System Activated” and then the weird door opens.
This really reminded me of this bit from KoKoBop though:
(Ignore the choppyness of this gif I made it for different reason before!) However, I think both of these clips are representing the Red Eye. In the top one, from today’s clip, it literally has a red centre, and in the KKB one it has a red outside, but also fades into the imprint of a light that always reminds me of a hospital light (like in surgery) which always makes me think of Lucky One even though there’s actually no scene like that in the MV. Anyway, I think this is representative of the Red Eye, the Red Forces that have them trapped, I think the name RF_05 = Red Forces_05… the 05 could be relating back to 2005 when Sooman allegedly started working on this theory? Or it could be the 5th batch of EXO Members? There’s a few possibilities, I guess!
The video then begins to list the members. Starting with Chanyeol. While Chanyeol is on the screen, the voice overlays “Activation Success Engage First Combat on EXO Planet #1795″. I was super confused about this number for a while, until I suddenly just thought maybe it’s the date of the comeback? 1795 - 5th of September? It’s the only thing that makes any sense to me, personally. I don’t think this is the First Combat ever on EXO Planet, because obvs not, but I do think this can be linked to my theory in Part 5 where I talk about the Sepia toned flashbacks.
The Red Forces have been running simulations for years about memories on EXO Planet, memories of the EXO Members together, and this new activation is no different. It is still very much a test, just something different happens this time.
Next in the sequence is Suho. It says “Acquisition of Targets’ Power Orbs Complete” which is pretty self explanatory, but then it gets interesting.
When D.O is on screen the voice reads “Failure to Obtain Target’s Power Orb of Light”. I do not think this is a coincidence. Nor do I think that it’s a coincidence that Soo is the only member in this video we see with a visible injury on his face.
Obviously, the Power Orb of Light belongs to Baek and we see the outcome of this sentence later in the video. But D.O is meant to be the main Guardian of EXO K’s half of the Tree of Life in my theory, and that means he is Baekhyun’s Guardian. So, them failing to obtain Baek’s Power Orb is pretty substantial, right? And is the scratch on his face a result of this conflict to get rid of Baek’s Power Orb?
I don’t think I ever actually started writing my ideas about D.O and injury in the MVs (at least I don’t remember doing so) but I always thought it was a little bit weird that we never actually see Kyungsoo getting hurt in them. Even in Monster, Lotto and that, we see him with injuries, sure, but not obtaining them in the first place. In fact, the only time we do see this is in the Growl/Wolf Drama MV when Lu (with red vision……………..!) hurls him across the room.
So, yeah sure in this RF-05 clip we didn’t see Soo get the injury, but it’s still important that he’s the only one who even has one here! At least imo! And I think it’s very connected to Baekhyun!
Also, is it just me that thinks the symbols on the orbs look different to how they looked back in the MAMA MV? Cause Soo’s used to be:
Yet now I think it looks kind of wolf like…?
But returning to the order. Next up is Sehun, Chen, Xiu. “System Filing for Danger. Warning. [Sehun]. // Data Updating [while on Chen] Initiating Development of // 'DISTORTION’ with Power Orbs [while on Xiumin] Development Complete.” What I take from this, is that the system is rerouting with the new information that they don’t have Baek’s power orb, it is distorting the members into…
“Press switch to degenerate target into 2D combat.“ I think it’s cool that Kai’s symbol looks like a key hole. Because Kai really is the key to this part. Degenerating the members in 2D combat really links them up to the whole comic book theme we’ve been getting since KKB and those photocards! Not to mention in the last clip when the parallel members themselves were reading the comics of the EXO Members. Kai’s teleportation, which means he’s the key to transporting between worlds, between planes.
One of the things I thought was interesting about this, was that Baek was in the middle of the big picture on the right, and that his power orb is in another square (in Kai’s in fact!), and that on the back on Baek’s power card, it says ‘The War’. I just really think this is highlighting Baek’s overall importance. He is the central role in all this.
Quickly going back to an earlier part, but I always thought was odd though was that instead of trying to reach his orb like all the other members, instead D.O, if I’m not mistaken, is holding a gun and is aiming it to shoot at Baek’s power orb. I think this could be how Baekhyun’s orb is missing, and why D.O has the scratch on his face. The only thing ambiguous to me, is the motive for this? Why would Soo want to destroy Baekhyun’s power orb. Well, I have an idea.
The final line in this whole clip “Apply switch with orb to activate all modes of RF_05.” The degeneration is activated through use of the orbs, and without his orb Baekhyun likely can’t be degenerated right? Is this a good or a bad thing? Honestly, I’m leading towards bad. I really think this is just focusing so much attention on to Baekhyun, and not in a good way. This is blatantly letting the Red Forces know exactly who and what Baekhyun is, in the long run. We haven’t seen Baek use his power really since KKB (in my sequence of events), except briefly in his Pathcode. And this is for a reason, to not bring attention to who he is, really. Even if Baekhyun doesn’t know it consciously. Even if none of the members don’t know it consciously, which is what I think, they know to keep Baekhyun hidden. Except then why did Soo do this?
I have two theories for this. Though they could link up really. Anyway, remember in Monster we have that very clear ‘Baekhyun is a traitor’ motif up until the very end.
I’ve gone into why I’m sure Soo thinks Baek’s a traitor in a lot of detail before, but I’m coming back to Monster because it’s the most obvious one, and close to his RF_05 part of the story. Kyungsoo may never have been convinced over this scene, of Baekhyun revealing to have saved them. At this point, all the members know they’re trapped, in this dream state, this parallel plane, under the watchful eye of the Red Forces, and that everything they do is kind of predetermined. If the Red Forces exert enough control over the members to even insinuate so strongly that one of them could be a traitor, they could also have enough control to fool them into believing he’s been saving them all along.
Although I do believe that the end of the Monster MV could have greater meaning, that Baekhyun really will be the true saviour of EXO (in the War), I also think Kyungsoo could remain suspicious of Baekhyun even after this moment. And that forces him to shoot the orb and stop him betraying them in the later entrapments - this new 2D one for example.
Another thought I had is that Soo was doing this to protect Baekhyun, and I do think this is more likely actually. He could still think he’s a traitor and the previous point could all be applicable, but along with that, Soo knows he has to keep Baek safe even if he is betraying them.
Either way, this is the onset of the War. Why? Because the Red Forces know that Soo made a controlling power move here by breaking Baekhyun’s orb. And they know it’s for a reason. This will not be ignored by them, and now they have a greater influence by having separated Baekhyun truly from the rest of the members (excepting Lay.. which is important)!
Also they said this comeback meant war so… yeah…
I’m interested to see what happens in the MV and to see whether any of this still stands to reason.
i wasnt around for ot12, and i wanna know more about luhan so i figured why not come to you, LuhanStan69, for information????
ok well first of all, the name luhanstan69 is…. .…. .. . . horrific and i want it tattooed on my ass .. .. . and second of all …. i was also not around for ot12….. but i can still show u the world (im so sorry just…….click on the bold links,,,,i didnt mean for this 2 happen)
ok so : my man… first name han last name lu and it means dawn deer and he really fucking looks like a deer?? his eyes are so big and sparkly and his features are really delicate and soft but don’t be fooled he really takes no prisoners and will fight literally anyone (here is him yelling at a saesang driver who was recklessly driving, like he really doesn’t take any shit one time at the airport he showed the fancameras that a saesang was calling his phone also the song Roleplay exists in which he basically tells his saesang fans that he will Fuck Them Up if they keep trying him,,,…,.,. a legend if u will) he was born april 20, 1990 and technically he’s a taurus by some calendars and aries by others but he said fuck it im an aries and whatever he says is law so he’s an aries.
mmmm he’s an extremely talented vocalist and dancer (he was main vocal for m and their lead dancer also the visual). im not sure how familiar you are with exo m but I will recommend moonlight and what is love as songs that really show off luhan’s vocals from his exo era. as far as dance goes this is a classic mmm also his solo from the lost planet for the staris a treasure that must be preserved tbh. um anyways ya luhan was the bomb in exo m but he’s also the bomb solo!! his last exo concert was the 140921 tlp in beijing and he left exo in october of 2014 due to lack of support for luhan’s career and obvious health issues (if u watch fancams from his last stage u can see his face is swollen on one side and pictures of his eye being fucked up and he was having really bad chronic headaches i think i dont remember exactly also he fell down during let out the beast and is clearly in pain sorry im not trying 2 write a defend luhan leaving piece but this info isn’t really circulated now so it’s easy to write off him leaving as for just money or whatever)
and then luhan took a break!! he recovered his health in his home beijing and came back with : That Good Good say what u will abt the song either it’s ur style or not idc but the choreo is nice and his face is….stellar.. from there luhan worked toward releasing his album Reloaded which sold like hotcakes :( my baby :( The Star™️ and he started to truly become The Star™️ once he became a member of Running Man China (now titled Keep Running due to S Korean/Chinese political issues) and began to take on movies like The Witness (he also did the ost for the witness titled Medals which blew tf up and was used for the Rio 2016 Olympics) and Time Raiders. he then held his first !! solo !! concert !! in early 2016 aka the Reloaded series ft. three absolutely beautiful hair colors: mint/blue/greenpinkpurple and some ridiculous wardrobe changes and he kicked ass :( and his fame in china rly skyrocketed like this man….endorses the entire planet (off the top of my head he is/was the spokesperson/endorser for: kfc, crest, lenovo, some bike company thing, puma, cartier, coke, sony, gap, lancome, l’occitane en provence, canon, kung fu panda, star wars (he got his own star wars song like exo has lightsaber but lu got the inner force….iconic), ummmmm what else idk i can’t remember anymore oh wait ADIDAS he literally was just announced for adidas today….an icon mayhaps?) anyways ya hims the Shit in china and he’s like the king of weibo?? like he holds a guinness world record for weibo….amazing
ok moving on to my :( favorite part …. when he put out catch me when i fall in oct 2016. This is it. This is That Song tbh. This is when he became the King of Aesthetics and Music. The MV is beautiful and so are the lyrics (i really encourage you to read the lyrics for the song bc they really show a lot about luhan and i fell absolutely undeniably in love with him when i read them). And from there he litralee cannot be stopped im not gonna make u read my opinion on all of them but his absolute best releases since then (keep in mind im talking abt in the like 7 months….he has put out so many songs AND mv’s for all of them plus teasers it’s really insane) areskin to skin ,what if i said , andon call . truly … the mf king of aesthetics. i expect his next full album will come out probably around july/august…he’s really been building up to it with his mini albums so it will probably be more or less a repackage of all of those minis but ya !! keep ur eyes peeled!!
beyond his performance stuff he’s really the most passionate, dedicated, hardworking, and talented guy. He works so hard like it is astounding. He is so incredibly inspirational and i really just think he’s a good person and frankly i would trust him with my life. He really cares for his lufans and wants them to be safe and happy even international lufans like he puts english subtitles on all of his mv’s and now his bts videos also have eng subs like…..he doesn’t have to and yet? he’s there….doing it all. he also has fan events for his bday like one year he had a soccer event on his bday and made it livestreamed so that fans at home could watch too :( he’s just v thoughtful :(
TL;DR: luhan is the sweetest boy on the planet and he just wants to make aesthetic bops and play w cats and live his life happily and freely. he is the most precious thing to me and he deserves all the love in the world. also he is a human meme and Lu is his magnum opus if u want to see more of lu i highly recommend Running Man (this is his first ep, and thesetwo are my favorites) and episodes 2, 5, and 9 of exo showtime are my favorite lu episodes. u can catch him in the movie The Great Wall w matt damon and a bunch of v famous chinese actors and singers lmfao i just got it from redbox the other day lu is so cute um also he’s in a cdrama rn called Fighter of the Destiny which is all eng subbed on youtube the cgi is like ridiculously cheesy kinda power rangers feel but his face and sweet acting…..it’s enough 4 me….anything luhan does is enough 4 me
im a new baby and honeymoon was my first comeback w/ them. Since i wasn’t with them for long, just by listening to honeymoon, i would’ve never guessed that B.A.P went through everything that they did :/ anyways, what im trying to say is, for people who don’t know what B.A.P went through (like me at first lol), honeymoon is just a beautiful song. but for Babyz, it shows how happy and free they are now and how much they overcame!
also i really love this song and the lyrics and the meaning and the mv and the album and the concept and the boys and B.A.P in genera loll!! <3
it’s me. (I somehow started singing Adele, ANYWAYS) I’m happy about the
suggestions you have been sending to me, you’re really creative! I have been
thinking for a while it should be a long series… very long, until I don’t know
what else to write. BUT, I managed to set up a Cover for the series. THEN you
also can get an idea of what Y/N’s clothing looks like when she was in the MV,
or at least her Wings concept clothes. I gave her long hair, because I didn’t
want her bald, but otherwise I have let her be anonymous. THIS WILL BE THE COVER OF THIS SERIES
there is a new Part in the series, it’s not an “Day after day”, so there is
happening stuff in between Parts because I don’t want to drag it out too far.
Flashbacks or any kind will be noted!
I wrote too
much again…I’M SORRY I CAN’T CONTROL IT. I was not prepared for it either. T-T
like it and enjoy!
Intro: Training and three years has never been so rewarding, until your recent comeback has made it to the top for weeks. As the only girl member in BTS, you couldn’t help to feel like you were dragging them down. You were worried that it was your fault that BTS never got the recognition they fought so long for. The recent comeback that pulled the older audiences hearts, with the lewd movements and the beat that would flow through their veins made sure you weren’t going to give up, just yet. Until now, the more popular the boys got, the more problems went your way and you weren’t quite sure how to tackle it or for how long it will continue…
I’m taking a painting class this semester and I’ve been really loving it! This was a recent project I just finished using the scene from BTS Serendipity Comeback Trailer. I’ve been super obsessed with and inspired by that MV. There’s soothing about it that really connects with me. I’m not sure why. There will likely be more pieces in the future inspired by Serendipity and Jimin.
Anyways, this painted with acrylic on canvas. All shades of blue, there is no pure black or pure white. Even the stars.
The picture doesn’t really do it justice, though. There’s a lot more stars that you can’t make out because of the lighting.