Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Round 2

Welcome to Round 2 of the Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle! The first round was a motley assortment of battles, some of them being complete runaway matches (T.O.P vs. HyunA, G-Dragon vs. Jung Hana), with no question as to the clear winner, and others with less of a split (CL vs. Rap Monster, Bang Yong Guk vs. Ilhoon). Still, some of the matches were neck and neck all the way (Jackson vs. Yong Junhyung...

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[Video] Kangin’s Favorite Group AOA on AS4U!

 When “A Song For You” producers asked Super Junior‘s Kangin who he wanted to have as a guest on AS4U, his immediate answer was hot girl-group AOA! Lucky for him, the producers agreed with his pick and this week the girls were the featured guest! They joined MCs Amber from f(x) and Sungjae from BTOB! Here is the round-up of some of the many reasons you should check out their epis...

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Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Round 1

Hip-hop has played a major role in influencing the sound of K-Pop, ranging from artists who incorporate a slight hip-hop influence in certain songs (2NE1 or Girls’ Generation) to groups that have a much heavier emphasis on hip-hop (Block B or B.A.P). Even within each idol group, there’s almost always a rapper — with so many groups these days, that’s a lot of rappers. (We...

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[Exclusive] AOA Members Battle It Out for a Date with Super Junior’s Kangin on “A So...

The Soompi Team arrived on the filming set of KBS’ global request show “A Song For You,” which took place at the heart of Seoul in Myeongdong Tourist Information Center for this episode. The six lovely ladies of AOA were getting ready for the shoot by the time we arrived, getting their makeup fixed and warming up their vocals for the performance portion. Good news for BTOB fans who missed Yook Sun...

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[VIDEO] B1A4 Brings Their A-Game to AS4U

KBS’s newest global request variety show “A Song For You” is getting all of the great variety idols and each week is more enjoyable than the last. This week’s episode starring B1A4 was not only hilarious, but also full of quality performances. BTOB’s Sungjae was absent due to BTOB’s Japan concert, so Super Junior’s Kangin and f(x)’s Amber were joined by 4Minute’s HyunA in his stead! See also: [Exc...

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[VIDEO] f(x) Proves That They’re Variety Pros on AS4U!

This week on KBS’s “A Song For You” it was time for Amber’s groupmates to shine! She and the other MCs, Super Junior’s Kangin and BTOB’s Sungjae, were joined by f(x) members Victoria and Luna. Luna and Victoria proved to be variety veterans and made the episode equal parts hilarious and impressive. Even though Soompi providing KBS our Weekly Music Chart should be enough of a reason to watch, it do...

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f(x)’s Amber Congratulates Red Velvet’s Debut with a Selca

On August 1, Amber of f(x) uploaded a photo of her and Red Velvet’s Seulgi on her Instagram with a caption saying, “Congratulations on your debut, teddy bear. Please show your support for our Red Velvet. Happiness!” In the photo, Amber is smiling next to her fellow SM family member, Seulgi, who is gathering much attention with her cute facial features and adorable expression. Seeing this, netizens...

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f(x)’s Victoria Reveals That She Wants Sexy Concepts

Girl group f(x)‘s leader Victoria revealed that she wants to try sexy concepts. On “A Song For You” set to broadcast on August 2, an international fan of f(x) told the girl group that they liked the girl group because they didn’t have sexy concepts like other girl groups. To this comment, Victoria replied, “I don’t think women have to put on a short skirt to be ...

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