JYP’s latest protege, San E a solo rapper and winner of the hip hop division of the 7th Korean Mainstream Music Awards, released his mini album featuring members from JYP Nation like miss A’s min, 2pm’s Junsu, JOO and Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun/Yenny.
San E’s rap style is more comedy like Korean rapper MC Mong or American Eminem. Continue reading San E Everybody Ready?
I have teamed up with Kaye from K Reviews to review BEAST’s 2nd part to their mini album Mastermind, Light’s Go On Again. For all you BEAST fans that read, I( Arie J) don’t really listen to BEAST that much except their debut single ‘Bad Girl’ and Breathe.
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Newcomer Boni impressed many with her cover of Taeyang’s Look Only at Me. Then, she released her debut mini album, Nu One and gained an instant fan (me!). Her voice is so powerful and her style is laid back. I chatted with her briefly on Twitter and she is the sweetest person. Continue reading Boni Nu One
The former lead vocalist of G.Fla, R&B singer Jung In makes her solo debut with the mini-album Jung In From Andromeda. The songstress has worked with artists like Leessang, Drunken Tiger, Dynamic Duo, Brown Eyed Soul, and Bobby Kim. Epik High’s Tablo, Clazziquai’s Alex, and Jewelry’s Park Jung Ah and Ha Joo Yeon all lent their voices to the mini-album produced by Leessang’s Gil, and Lee Juck also penned Hate You. Continue reading Jung-In From Andromeda
SHINee came back with their second mini album, Romeo and I was excited to get more music from them. Then, they released their concept pictures and I wanted to throw something at their stylist. Dressing up like a little kid isn’t “fashion”, it’s tacky. Anyway, I decided to listen to the album despite their choice of clothing.
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Mixed trio, 8eight, returned to the music scene with a completely different concept for their title track ‘Validity Period’ going with a synthesized electro beat. Unfortunately, some Korean fans weren’t very fond of the change in the vocal group, so the group went back to the studio to make ‘The End Is Coming’, written by Bang Si Hyuk who also wrote their hit, Empty Heart for their mini album The Bridge.
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Lov-Elly is Seo In Young’s first solo album since officially leaving Jewelry released on June 6, 2010. She sheds her image of only singing dance song and expresses another side of her voice that was hidden away. The album features four other songs including the emotional ballad “Write Love Sing Pain” composed by Park Keun Tae.
Continue reading Seo In Young Lov-Elly
Hwayobi returned to the spotlight with her mini album, This Is Love. The R&B songstress received an additional boost through her collaboration with Fly To The Sky member Hwanhee in the TV program We Got Married. Continue reading Hwayobi This Is Love
Known for her R&B and ballad songs, Hwayobi changes her sound to more uptempo songs on her mini album Summer.
She collaborated with top producer Lee Young Ki who has worked with singers, Ivy and Lee Soo Young.Summer was released July 10,2009. Continue reading Hwayobi Summer
JYJ have released their English album and it’s quite…something. Their English is better than what I expected and the album was substantially better than what I thought.
The Beginning was produced by American rapper, Kanye West and written by JYJ. I feel like JYJ and Kanye wanted this to sound more “hip” and so they had this kind of not really singing like how most fans know them to. Continue reading JYJ The Beginning
After the success of ‘Magic’, Secret returned with the composers of Magic Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum churn out another dance hit,Madonna. Continue reading Secret Madonna
Son Dambi returned to the music scene after a successful run with ‘On A Saturday Night’ with her 2nd mini album The Queen on July 8,2010. Continue reading Son Dambi- The Queen