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Side B: Brown Eyed Beginnings

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With the recent summer comeback of the Brown Eyed Girls, I thought that now would be a great time to take a look back at some of the groups older, but under-appreciated works.

Since the girls have been involved in the K-pop scene long enough to be considered as veterans, there is a considerable amount of discography for us listeners to wade through. For this weeks installment of Side B, well be taking a fast-track all the way back to the very beginning,  although I do want to throw in a quick side-mention of My Style and Sign, two of my favorite oft-forgotten songs that were largely overshadowed by the Abracadabra boom. (I highly encourage you to check out the respective acoustic versions of the aforementioned songs, here and here).

With that being said, lets now take a look back at their roots.

The Brown Eyed Girls was formed in 2006 by leader JeA, who hand-picked the members she wanted in the group. Miryo, the first to be picked, was already relatively well-known in the rapping community, as she had formerly been a member of the hip-hop group Honey Family, alongside fellow rappers including Leessangs Gary and Gil. Narsha, whom JeA had admired as a talented singer from her high school days, was added next to the roster. The last member to round out the group, Gain, was selected through an audition she was invited to after her elimination from Mnets Battle Shinhwa.

The four of them initially went on tours under the name Crescendo before officially debuting under the name Brown Eyed Girls. With that being said, lets now check out a couple of selected gems from their very first album, Your Story.

Come Closer is the lead single (and second track) off of Your Story. What is interesting is that the Brown Eyed Girls debuted as a faceless groupthe reason being that they wanted to showcase their vocal talent first and foremost (Narsha also conveniently had some facial work done during this time). They did not show up in their debut music video, nor did they make any visual broadcast appearances at the beginning of their career. In addition, their album cover consisted of drawings, and did not reveal their faces. Come Closer is an emotional ballad centered around a conflict of emotion between still loving yet wanting to hate a man that you have lost.

Second is the first track off of Your Story, and is about someone who cant let go of their lover, despite the fact that their relationship is one-sided. Additional versions of this song (hip-hop as well as rock) were released in the repackage of the album later that year.

Far Away is the third track off of Your Story, and features the now-unfortunate but then-hotshot MC Mong. The song features a dialogue describing difficult but determined emotions during a break-up.

Everybody feat. Big Tone

The fifth track off the album, a collaboration with artist and producer Big Tone, trades in the girls normal RB sound for a funky disco beat, bringing some fun and spice to the mix.

오늘은 그대와 하늘 위로 (Into The Sky With You) feat. Bobby Kim

The seventh track off of the album is an upbeat sensual RB number that features the amazing Bobby Kim. What strikes me the most about this song is how ahead-of-its-time it sounds and how it would fit right in with the modern-day RB landscape.

The ninth track on the album is a slower funk-infused song that essentially says good riddance to a cheater in a relationship.

The twelfth track on the album is a woman vengeance song that experiments with infusing a bit of Bollywood-inspired sound into their music.

Thats it for my selection of favorite underexposed songs from the Brown Eyed Girls first album (and its only a fraction of their discography)! If youre liking what youre hearing, I highly suggest that you check out the rest of the album, as all of the songs are quality and you wont be disappointed.

Although the Brown Eyed Girls earlier albums did not experience as much commercial success as their subsequent albums, they still contain music that deserves way more recognition by the public than they have been given up until now. What are your thoughts, Seoulmates?

(Nega Network, Singles Magazine, nutkonbong, Wavega Narshmallow)

Taeyeon Soothes with “Rain”

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Taeyeon Soothes with “Rain”

Taeyeon Soothes with RainWritten by ability of Chelsea On February 10, 20162016 is already shaping up to be moderately the jam-packed year for SM Entertainment. As neatly as their already complete line-up of artists, the corporate announced their plan to debut the dynamic new boy assignment NCT, besides equally a new weekly unlock series known as Studio. For the Studio series, Lee Soo-man ambitiously announced the companys plan to release a new virtualunmarriedeach and every week for a complete year. The primary artist to kick off the single fest would be 2015s damage out solo artist, SNSDs Taeyeon.

Much like glaringpossible choices for SNSD members to cross solo, Taeyeon may bethe maximum obviousselection for artists to kick off a new electronic campaign. SM hasn't ever excelled in digital sales, yet Taeyeon has the talent, fan base and vastcharmthat permits her to wreck the SM digital barriers. When the 1st teaser was once released, enthusiastslearned they were in for a song more jazzy, slow and in all probabilitya bit of gloomier than its predecessor, I.

At first listen, Rain feels awful upbeat for any suchdespair song. Taeyeons jazzy vocals and the glossy instrumentation lull listeners into a tranquil night time rain, best to break their hearts with painful memories. The track, however, isnt about moping; its about the slow procedure of moving on, the style memories linger and to find us in at the oddest moments.

BTS and A Red take the gold medals in 400m relay race at '2016 Idol Famous person Athletics Championship'

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BTS and A Red take the gold medals in 400m relay race at '2016 Idol Famous person Athletics Championship'

The 400m relay race was once aired on February 10, and A Pinkmanaged to have the maximum efficient teamwork and the fastest speeds, winning the gold medal. EXIDcame in second, and G-Friendwon the bronze at third.

K.Will, JungGiGo, Joo Young, and BrotherSu 'Cook for Love' in new MV teaser!

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K.Will, JungGiGo, Joo Young, and BrotherSu 'Cook for Love' in new MV teaser!

The 4 artists printed their track video teaser for "Cook for Love", which they megastar in themselves. As the name suggests, the song is readyany personappearing their love by way of cooking something special. The singers star in the MV themselves, and each and every get in a position to make a delectable treat.

Did Jaekyung divulge Rainbow's upcoming name song?

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Did Jaekyung divulge Rainbow's upcoming name song?

The Rainbow leader shared the photo above, which provideslovers more of a glance at the woman group's comeback ideain addition the free up date! Their album 'Prism' is scheduled for a February 15th release just in time for Valentine's Day.

She also posted the message, "#Rainbow #Whoo #20160215," making fans come to the belief that "Whoo" is the most likely championship of Rainbow's comeback title track. DSP Mediapreviously asked you to guess, yetwe will still mustwatch for updates!

Jun Ji Hyun Provides Birth To Little one Boy

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Jun Ji Hyun Provides Birth To Little one Boy

Jun is married to banker Choi Joon Hyuk, who works at the Bank of America's Seoul branch. Even supposingnow not a celebrity, Choi does have some well known relatives. He's the grandson of hanbok clothier Lee Young Hee, who opened the Lee Young Hee Korea Museum in Ny City. He is the son of favor designer Lee Jung Woo and the brother of Choi Joon Ho, a member of the k-pop team X-Large. Choi's father runs an asset control company.

In true k-drama taste Jun Ji Hyun and Choi Joon Hyuk were possibly fated to fulfill as they've known each and every other since they were children.They grew up in the similar neighborhood, yet lost touch till they were reintroduced via a mutual acquaintance.

The couple married in 2012. In an interview she acknowledged it used to be his boldness that won her over. He proposed by telling her to bring her passport on a date. They ended up traveling to Japan where he asked her to marry him.

Which woman staff took the gold in archery at the '2016 Idol Big name Athletics Championship'?!

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Which woman  staff took the gold in archery at the '2016 Idol Big name Athletics Championship'?!

MBCaired the women's pageant on February 10 after yesterday's co-ed battle, and the ladyteams who competed this night were undoubtedly up to the challenge. 4minuteand EXIDwent nose to nose in the semi-finals, and it used to bea tricky battle. 4minute's Jiyoonfaltered, getting fourissues in two shots, wasting the circularopposed to Hyerin. Sohyun, however, stuck up with nine and 10 points, yet EXID's Hyerin took the win with her ultimate arrow, getting 10 points.

In the general battle, it became EXID against Red Velvet, who had defeated MAMAMOOin the semi-finals. EXID's Soljistarted with 6 features and ended with 10, and Yerishot five and 7, hanging EXID in the lead. Red Velvet's Irenedid excellent, shooting 9, 9, and 6, but they still were not able to defeat EXID.

BIGBANG’s T.O.P Hilariously Impersonates Hollywood Stars

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BIGBANG’s T.O.P Hilariously Impersonates Hollywood Stars

BIGBANGs T.O.P Hilariously Impersonates Hollywood Starsorionight February 10, 2016 0 BIGBANG is well known for some in theirfoolish antics, and member T.O.P isn't any different. On February 10, the rapper uploaded a sequence of videos channeling some of Hollywoods maximum iconic stars.

T.O.P shared more than one videos to his non-public Instagram, the usage of what seems like a cellular app to superimpose his own face onto footage of noted Hollywood stars. From Robert De Niro to Johnny Depp, T.O.P obviously had a little too much amusing messing around with the app.

Find out the winner of the men's 60m race at the '2016 Idol Superstar Athletics Championship'!

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Find out the winner of the men's 60m race at the '2016 Idol Superstar Athletics Championship'!

BTS' Jungkook, Snuper's Woosung, BTOB's Minhyuk, MONSTA X' Jooheon, NU'EST's Baekho, and Big Star's Sunghakcompeted in the general match. Each person expected Jungkook to take position in the gold medal race, yet Woosung took audienceviamarvel by coming in 2d and taking the silver medal. In the beginning place used to be BTOB's Minhyuk as expected!

Lee Hyun Woo’s Fanatics Send Food Truck to “Moorim School” Movie Site

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Lee Hyun Woo’s Fanatics Send Food Truck to “Moorim School” Movie Site

Lee Hyun Woos Fanatics post Food Truck to Moorim CollegeMovieWebsite orionight February 10, 2016 0 Fans of Lee Hyun Woo showed their strengthen for his existing role in the KBS drama Moorim School by way of sending him a food assist truck!

On February 10, Lee Hyun Woos firm Key East Entertainment released a photo of the actor with the truck, which served coffee. The coffee truck used to be branded after Lee Hyun Woos persona from Moorim School, Yoon Shi Woo. The truck arrived to the film site for the drama, which turned intothese days shortened to 16 episodes from the normal 20.

Lee Hyun Woo said, Despite the reality thatthe elements is cold, I felt the heat of the fans hearts. The Moorim School body of workers and I are all ready to experience filming thanks to the fans. I lengthen my gratitude to the entire fans who at all times support me.

Netizens stunned at uniform burst on Produce 101

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Netizens stunned at uniform burst on Produce 101

Is this why they statedthe entire men are going to vote for her??Wheres her bra??What is this about Mnet telling them no longer to wear the rest underneath?Are you certain they told them now not to wear anything?It sounds as if they did yetthe complete others sneaked anything underneath she will have to take merely listened to themShe most definitely didnt even realizeI knew something like this was going to take place soon ㅠㅠ Source: Instiz