#MeToo in South Korea: Justice For Jang Ja Yeon Nearly 10 Years In The Making

Trigger Warning: This piece discusses suicide and sexual assault March 7, 2009, Jang Ja Yeon’s body was found hanging in her home in Bundang district, Seongnam, Gyeonggi province by her sister who she had called earlier in the day to talk of “overwhelming stress.” Jang Ja Yeon’s career was picking up after playing high school mean girl, Sunny aka Park Seon Ja, in the wildly popular … Continue reading #MeToo in South Korea: Justice For Jang Ja Yeon Nearly 10 Years In The Making

Review: Super Duper by Super Junior

Super Junior dropped single “Super Duper,” a sort of teaser for their April comeback in the form of a SM Station release. I absolutely see why this song didn’t make it as an official Super Junior release and just one for SM Station. It’s noisy, and a bit cluttered and not much is going on lyrically. The instrumental alone actually sounds great as a club … Continue reading Review: Super Duper by Super Junior

[Review] Mamamoo Gets Colorful With ‘Paint Me’

Mamamoo still riding on the wave of success from last year’s ‘Dad Joke’s’, release a new power ballad ‘Paint Me’. The song depicts the ups and downs of a relationship signified with the colors red, yellow, white and blue. Another welcome surprise for fans is that the rapper, Moonbyul, shows off her singing abilities! If this song is any representation of the remaining tracks for … Continue reading [Review] Mamamoo Gets Colorful With ‘Paint Me’

Take It Or Leave It: What’s Coming to 2017 & What’s Staying In 2016

New Year, New Kpop! We finally got through the rough year that was 2016 and have already made it a week into our fresh start. But, just because we’re making a new start doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the good things with us into 2017. Here is my list of things we want to take to 2017 and the stuff we can leave the hell … Continue reading Take It Or Leave It: What’s Coming to 2017 & What’s Staying In 2016

[Review] CL’s “Lifted” Is Catchy But Busy

CL has dropped her long awaited song/MV “Lifted.” There were a lot of elements from a lot of different people (Missy Elliot, Rihanna,etc.) and trends (Vaping, etc,), and while the cinematography of the video was amazing and my favorite part of the whole package, there just seemed to be a whole lot of pandering to everyone (MJKPOP talks about this in details) and it comes … Continue reading [Review] CL’s “Lifted” Is Catchy But Busy

#KidsTheseDaysWillNeverKnow: The Struggles Of An Old School Kpop Fan

I’ve been listening to Kpop for nearly 10 years now, but the other day I looked around an realized the game has completely changed and I don’t really know when it happened! So, I’m reviving an old, but still relevant and very much hilarious, Twitter trend to let the newer fans of the Hallyu Wave know just how lucky they got it by giving them a glimpse of … Continue reading #KidsTheseDaysWillNeverKnow: The Struggles Of An Old School Kpop Fan

And You Can Fight Me On This: Best Songs of 2016 (So Far…)

Last year June sort of snuck up on me…and then passed completely before I realized I never did a mid year round of the best songs of 2015. Well, again June snuck up on me, but this time I won’t let it pass by without sharing my list of fav K-songs of 2016 (so far). This year I’m gonna change things up and rather than get all technically … Continue reading And You Can Fight Me On This: Best Songs of 2016 (So Far…)

3 Reasons Why I Will ALWAYS Be A Big Bang Fan

I’ve been a fan of Big Bang for nearly 9 years, and they have continuously given me reason after reason to love them. Their music is great, but of course I know that that is relative, so I sat down and narrowed down the top three reasons why Big Bang has earned a lifetime fan in me. They’re Follicular Sacrifice I am touched that these … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Will ALWAYS Be A Big Bang Fan

Do Your Ears A Favour And Make Song So Hee A Part Of Your Playlists

Kpop is great and all, but it’s not the only type of music Korea has to offer. Song So Hee is the minyo (traditional music) prodigy that made her instant rise to fame when she performed on KBS’ “National Singing Contest” at the age of 5. Since then she had huge success performing traditional Korean songs on various shows and events, including the Sochi Winter Paralympics. … Continue reading Do Your Ears A Favour And Make Song So Hee A Part Of Your Playlists

KittiB Empowers Women With New Song “Doin’ Good,” But Makes A Few Missteps

KittiB has made her solo comeback with woman power anthem, “Doin’ Good” featuring Verbal Jint. While I really like the  song and it’s message, KittiB made a few missteps that weakened the whole package. First the actress in the video looks a whole lot like Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls, in fact, I thought it was her until there was a close up. Not a … Continue reading KittiB Empowers Women With New Song “Doin’ Good,” But Makes A Few Missteps

[Review] Mamamoo’s “Melting” Is A Collection Of Mismatched But Good Songs

As per usual Mamamoo bring a pleasant fusion of jazz, R&B and hip hop on their first album Melting.  There’s nothing better than a diss track except maybe a diss track to people in the same group! Mamamoo opens the album with Pride of 1cm showing off their rap skills as well as their playful side. The girls who jokingly talk about each others height in other … Continue reading [Review] Mamamoo’s “Melting” Is A Collection Of Mismatched But Good Songs

4minute Knew “Hate” Was Garbage, Made Sure To Come Back With Insurance

Bring forth the delulu fans and hate comments. I am ready. Now that I have watched the video a few times, listened to the song a few times, gave myself some time to absorb it all and prayed on it, I can say this with complete confidence, 4minute’s “Hate” was, is, and always will be GARBAGE. Not even HyunA was a redeeming factory! And worst of all 4minute … Continue reading 4minute Knew “Hate” Was Garbage, Made Sure To Come Back With Insurance

Kpop Stars & Their American Pop Counterparts

We’ve all heard our favorite Kpop stars referred to as ‘The Korean’ something. Shisus knows everyone and their mother has been named the “Asian Justin Bieber,” and undoubtedly we’ve all been annoyed or straight up confused by so some of these comparisons. On one hand I agree it’s not exactly fair to compare anyone to Beyoncé or Rihanna or Nicki Minaj because they are their own … Continue reading Kpop Stars & Their American Pop Counterparts