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] Interview with Hip Hop Group M.I.B + Autographed Album Giveaway!

Hey Soompiers! M.I.B (acronym for Most Incredible Busters), consisting of members Kangnam, 5Zic, Young Cream, and SIMS, dropped by Soompi HQ for an exclusive interview. We got a little spontaneous and asked the guys if they could play a game right on the spot. They were very cooperative and followed our direction without any questions. We told them to write down four words on a piece of paper, whi...

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“Music Bank” to Film in Brazil for Upcoming World Cup!

KBS 2TV‘s “Music Bank” will be in Brazil to film for a Brazil World Cup special. On May 3, a representative announced that on June 7 at 7PM (BRT) the music program will film in Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. The special broadcast will be dedicated for the Korean national soccer players who will take part in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  The singers who will perform on that s...

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M.I.B Will Be Holding a Solo Concert in Japan in May

The boy group, M.I.B, will be holding a concert in Japan during the month of May. According an official from M.I.B’s agency, they explained that, “M.I.B is planning on having a solo concert in Tokyo and Osaka. Although they haven’t released a Japanese album yet, many of their Japanese fans requested for a concert so we decided to do it.” M.I.B will be hold their first concert on May 17 at the Osak...

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SBS Inkigayo 04.06.14- Park Hyo Shin Wins No.1, Comebacks from A Pink, Crayon Pop, M.I.B, ...

The April 6 broadcast of SBS’ “Inkigayo” was a continued battle between Girls’ Generation and 2NE1, and the first entry of Park Hyo Shin. Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 each have a win under their belt from “Inkigayo,” and Park Hyo Shin won yesterday on “Music Core“ for the first time since his comeback. He wins for the second time through “Inkigayo.”Con...

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