[HanCinema's Interview Corner] Ten Questions for the K-Pop Fan 2012/05/27, Korea has a number of cultural exports that fall under the title of the 'Korean Wave", no area of which can boast the fanaticism and loyality that bubbles from K-Pop fans. How did this growing international music trend sweep you up and what is it that is keeping you hooked?
I've been listening to quite the odd myriad of music since high school. One of my weaknesses is Japanese rock, and my hobby is discovering new groups and bands to listen to. One late-night YouTube search in university I happened to click on a group called "Super Junior". Honestly, I looked at the video for a few seconds before bursting into laughter-there were so many boys dancing! And I just had to know, what kind of country makes (at the time) the world's largest boy band? It was a rapid descent down the rabbit hole after that. Korean pop and hip hop made for great homework music, and since I wasn't judging based on lyrics, I just enjoyed a good, addicting beat and pretty voices. I also think Kpop is the best kind of music to drive, dance, and exercise to. The turnaround for groups in Korea is ridiculously fast, so there is always a new and catchy song to listen to. It's hard to get bored when they're singularly feeding my music addiction weekly,...More
Tablo Mourns His Father's Death 2012/03/27, Source,
Rapper Tablo is mourning the loss of his father.
According to YG Entertainment, the rapper's father, Lee Gwang-bu, passed away at approximately 10:40 AM on March 26th due to a chronic ailment,...More
Tablo in mourning following the death of his father 2012/03/26, Source, Tablo is mourning the loss of his father, who passed away yesterday.
According to YG Entertainment, the singer's father, Lee Gwang-boo, passed away from a long-term illness.
"Tablo is currently keeping vigil at a funeral parlor at Samsung Hospital in Seoul", his representative said,...More
Tablo Honored With Hiphopplaya's Album of the Year Award 2012/02/28, Source, Tablo has yet another trophy to prove that his solo comeback in 2011 was one of the hottest that year. According to the results of the 2011 Hiphopplaya Awards, Tablo's album "Fever's End" was chosen as the Album of the Year, with 23.1% of the votes.
The artist spoke out through his YG Entertainment reps, "I'm thankful to the hip hop fans that took the time to listen to my music during a year where other such great albums were released",...More
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