The third K-Fan News coming your way with Squidzino, album rumors (?), and lots of videos of Hi-Lite, Cohort and CB Mass.
These days, Korean hiphop fans seem to be mainly discussing the scene’s issues which includes lots of negativity. Therefore, the news this time around are made up of good vibes only. Enjoy!
First up is the ELUV Show’s interview with the Underwater Squad. Many Koreans were amused by Keith Ape‘s “cute” poor English and Jay Allday’s accent. Someone pointed out their manager Oscar’s “swagful” voice while someone else was wondering if they were high at the time. See and hear it for yourself!
One fan posted videos of B-Free performing live ‘Hot Summer’, ‘느껴’ [Feel It], ‘불타’ [On Fire], ‘막지못해’ [Can’t Stop Me], and ‘It Ain’t Easy (feat. Jinbo)’ on ‘EBS Space’. The post has close to 7,000 views and fans discussed which performance they like best or if they prefer the recording over the live performances. Instead of reposting that fan’s favorites, here is my ‘EBS Space’ favorite:
The pictures of Beenzino and Krystal‘s photoshoot have not only stirred up ‘overseas’ fans but also Korean fans. While most ‘overseas’ fans expressed their envy towards Beenzino, Korean fans commented: “Next to Krystal, he’s just a squid,” “Goddess Soojung,” “Krystal is damn pretty, Beenzino’s become a squid,” “Beenzino looks really strange on the first pic,” “Why does Beenzino look so ugly because of Krystal?” “Beenzino’s expression looks so awkward on the second pic, was he nervous?” “He’s still better looking than you guys,” “True,” “Next to Krystal, he’s Squidzino lol,” “It is indeed awkward,” “Krystal goddess,” “He’s handsome but the angle destroys it.”
Do you agree with them?
Someone called 2015 the ‘golden age’ of Korean hiphop, since Keith Ape, TakeOne, Verbal Jint, and E-Sens were set to release albums this year. Other fans commented: “They wanted to release those albums, but they will definitely not come out this year,” “I think Keith Ape and TakeOne’s albums will come out this year,” “Simon D also said he was working on an album with the goal to release it in the first half of the year,” “Blacknut, Genius Nochang [have albums coming up this year too],” “I heard Double K will release an album this month.”
Whose album are you looking forward to this year?
Under the title “Aren’t you mentally exhausted looking at the [Khiphop] scene these days? Therefore ..” one fan posted three music videos of CB Mass’ alongside a long text about the scene these days, saying that they cannot believe how negative everyone is acting and that every artist deserves respect for making inspiring music. Finally, they noted that the reason why people are acting the way they are is because they want the scene to progress and have musical diversity.
While thinking about these wise words, listen to ‘Whistle’ by CB Mass.