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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2PM’s Taecyeon Shows His Support for Fellow JYP Family Member Ye Eun

Taecyeon of 2PM showed his support for Ye Eun—a member of Wonder Girls—who has made a solo comeback as HA:TFELT. On July 31, Taecyeon complimented her new album on his Twitter, “The album quality is so high~ They are songs that try to show her own unique color rather than just appeal to the public. But do you know the feeling of having to keep listening to it because the quality is so high? P.S. T...

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2PM’s Taecyeon Dishes on His Dating Style and Ideal Type for InStyle

2PM member Taecyeon displayed his refreshing yet boyish charms in a recent pictorial for star and fashion magazine InStyle. It has been reported that Taecyeon entertained the female staff members on the set of the photo shoot with a variety of facial expressions full of aegyo. During an interview following the shoot, the 2PM member was asked about his dating style, to which he responded, “I think ...

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Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Semifinals

Welcome back! The time is drawing near… we are now down to four guys and four girls! Who are the celebrities that you’ve picked as your ideal types so far? With the exception of the 2PM Nichkhun vs. EXO Luhan match, which ended with just a 9% difference in favor of Luhan, most of the matches in the quarterfinals round were more or less runaways. The results probably won’t surpris...

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Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Quarter Finals

Congratulations for surviving round two – the Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Round of 16! Congrats to the celebs and the fans, too, who had to make some difficult decisions! Half of the contestants have been knocked out, and we are down to 8 girls and 8 guys! Check out the Round of 16 here for more details on who knocked who out and by how much: Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Round of 16 As was ...

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12 Male Korean Stars that Rock Long Locks

It takes a certain kind of look for a guy to be able to pull off longer hair. But when the combination of looks and hair is done just right, the result is quite nice. So which Korean stars rock the long hair, or even the pony tail? Turn the page to find out! There’s Won Bin, Kim Jae Wook, Bae Yong Joon, and more! jun2yng is a Soompi Intern who totally does not mind making these kind of galleries. ...

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2PM’s Taecyeon Displays Charisma as Tough Bodyguard on “Wonderful Days”

Ok Taecyeon is wowing the audience of the top rated drama “Wonderful Days” with his exceptional acting performance as the tough bodyguard Kang Dong Hee. On the 11th episode of the drama that aired on March 29, Kang Dong Hee stood in front Oh Seung Hoon(Park Joo Hyung), protecting him from his angry father Oh Chi Soo(Go In Beom) who was armed with a golf club. Dong Hee refused to move, ...

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“Wonderful Days” Reveals BTS Photos of a Playful Taecyeon

The KBS 2TV weekend drama “Wonderful Days” has recently released behind-the-scenes of Taecyeon. JYP Entertainment posted these photos on its official Facebook on March 16. The photos show Taecyeon with a playful gleam in his eyes, a cute smile and his signature dimples. It looks like Taecyeon is on a nightclub set for his drama and he is seen posing in front of a stage as well as monit...

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