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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Jay Park Gets Sexy in White for “The Promise” Teaser Video

Singer Jay Park’s new album is right around the corner! To be released on September 1, this new album, called “Evolution,” will be Jay Park’s first in a year and six months. Prerelease track “The Promise” will be unveiled on August 18. Get the feel for the new track with the teaser that was just released below. “The Promise,” with a slow piano R&B sound, has a completely different vibe from th...

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Jay Park Will Be Releasing His 2nd Full Album “EVOLUTION” in September

Jay Park is set for his comeback with his 2nd full album titled “EVOLUTION” on September 1. On August 10, Jay Park uploaded a cover photo as a teaser for his new ballad song ‘The Promise’, which is dedicated to his fans who have been waiting for his return. Since it has been nearly over one year and six months since his comeback, many fans are eagerly anticipating what is i...

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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (August 3 – August 9)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kickstart your weekend! This week’s edition features a lot of cute selcas and some group photos of your favorite artists with their friends.  Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week!   2AM‘s Jinwoon is a lovely summer flower boy! 2AM’s Seulong...

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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (July 27 – August 2)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kickstart your weekend! Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week!   15&‘s Jimin goofs around GOT7′s Jackson!  2AM’s Jo Kwon enjoys a slice of pizza before going up the stage for his musical, “Priscilla.” 2NE1‘s Dara take...

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Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung and Jun Jin to Join BEAST, 4Minute, BTOB, Jay Park, and More for C...

Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung and Jun Jin will be attending the largest K-Pop concert held in China. According to their agency, Liveworks Company, on August 1, the two members of Shinhwa plan to meet their fans in China through the ‘K-Pop Crazy Concert’ to be held at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on August 2. It has been reported that the upcoming ‘K-Pop Crazy Concert’ will be the largest concert in Shenzh...

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Jay Park Clarifies Rumors About His Song “Na Na”

On July 24, news about Jay Park’s latest single “Na Na” was released, causing his fans to be excited for the new song from the artist. However, the song title piqued the curiosity of some people and even fans wondered, “Does this song have anything to do with After School’s Nana?”  Before rumors of the two getting involved with each other came to spread, the rap...

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Jay Park to Release New Single “Na Na”

Jay Park will be cooling the hot summer nights as he releases his latest single, “Na Na” on July 25. The song, “Na Na,” which conjures images of partying to cool off on hot summer nights, is an impressive song that has an addictive hook that is easy to follow.  It is the product of a trusted collaboration between Jay Park and his best bud Cha Cha Malone who co-composed the ...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (June 15 – 21)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kickstart your weekend! Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week! 15& member Jimin adorably pokes GOT7‘s Yugyeom in the face! Jimin and GOT7‘s Jr. make adorable poses for the camera! Jimin, Baek Ayeon and GOT7′s Jackson take a group phot...

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