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Rookie Group Rappers Rejuvenate Music Quality

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In an industry of young ins that all want to make it, companies have to make sure that every aspect of a debuting K-pop group is ready. This means no weak members of any kind. In the past, groups have gotten away with the standard formula but had situations where each member was perhaps not the best at what they needed to be doing musically. We all know what role Im talking about: the rapper.

Within K-pop idolsthere are plenty of decent rappers outside of the idol sphererapping tends to be that skill that is acquired through training, yet its the skill that, for true mastery, needs to come from genuine interest, dedication, and talent from the individual. Not everyone can just walk on stage and spit out rhymes with enough authenticity to sell the show. Before the recent rookie scene, it was okay to not have that rapper that stood out, that wrote their own rhymes, that sold it as a rapper from their body language to their facial expressions, to their vocal indications. But when competition gets so close, and everyone can sing, you know its time to step up. The next logical place to focus on is the rapping.

Its a staple for every idol group to have a singer. After all, they are supposed to make some sounds on stage, and its preferred that those sounds are pleasant to listen to. As such, while the talent of singers should not be undermined, it is fairly common for every idol group to have that one singer that stands out as being able to carry those high or long notes. But with rapping, its not so much the case. You can train a rapper, but theyre going to most likely have a bland style that is decent enough, but nothing outstanding. Heck, the song they rap in probably doesnt even need a rap sequence. So with rookies of 2011 and 2012, its easy to see that they stand out because they have members that are either genuinely interested in rapping and that style of music, or they can bring a new style to the K-pop scene in a relevant manner.

For example, in 2011, Block B hit the scene: A hip-hop group that would clearly have rapping as the emphasis. Though they might not have blown everyone out of the water until NalinA, they still made a statement that they had talent and were going to show just how much, no matter their differences from the rest of the idols. Also in 2011, perhaps an unconventional pick, was B1A4 with main rapper Baro. The cutesy boy group came armed with the deep-voiced rapper who, though a bit inexperienced, can rap with his own style. Hes also taken part in writing his own parts and is a solid addition next to Sandeuls strong vocals.

With 2012, oh the groups you could name: B.A.P, EXO, NUEST, EvoL, D-Unit, among others. B.A.P brings Bang Yong-guk and Zelo with their complementary rapping styles. EXO-Ks Chanyeol is probably SM Entertainments best rapper, and he has actual interest in styles of music that consistently use rapping. NUEST has Aron to pull of those grammatically and logically correct English raps that are soothing to international English speakers ears. EvoL is coming out as a hip-hop girl group in early August, having Juni.J, an experienced rapper, on board. All members of D-Units trio are experienced both in singing and rapping, as their debut song Im Missin You showed.

Its clear that becoming an idol is no longer just about an image. While some visuals may have been able to get away with contributing little musically before, in order to stay competitive, thats not going to be allowed any longer. But is this going to continue as a trend? Is it possible that the perfect idol group is going to be formed in the near future, where every member is talented musically, visually gifted, and has the gift of gab?

Probably not. Rapping is, as mentioned before, necessary in only a few styles of songs. If anything, rap breaks seem to be added in so those members designated as rappers have their time to shine. Its also an easy to spice up a song without having to put in much creative input. For groups that focus on vocals or stick with a more popular style, having a legitimate rapper is a waste not only for that rapper within the group, but also for the company that went through the effort of finding that rapper and signing them into the company. It becomes a case of mismanagement as opposed to low talent. Theres no reason for a company intending to put out popular music that isnt going to need real rapping to find someone with interest in rapping and all the effort that goes into the art. And over time, whoever ends up taking that supposed rapping role in the group is going to have a style that becomes characteristic of that group, regardless of how good they are. SHINees Minho, someone who has been mentioned countless times for his questionable role in his groups music, isnt the greatest rapper, but the style he has developed does fit in with SHINees sound. Would a more talented rapper fit SHINee? Quite honestly, no. That more talented rapper would seem like a joke in SHINee because of the limited roles he would have and the talent that would seem out of place in that setting. And dare I say it? Minho does sell his raps, to an extent, through the pure confidence he displays about how the words pass out of his mouth.

However, what companies do need to be aware of is this upward shift in talent that newer groups are bringing. Groups with these rappers tend to have those members write their own parts. And it makes sense. While writing a rap takes effort and talent, its easier than writing the lyrics to a whole song or doing all of that plus the composition. That type of writing is the first step to becoming more musically involved with the music that the group puts out, which in effect, makes that music really the groups own. Through this method, these groups are honestly able to own their songs because they arent just random tracks given to them by their company; they have investment by the group. If that group puts effort into a song, its going to be a song they are proud to promote. In other words, its going to be good. In addition, this added involvement in the music-making process gains respect from their audience. Though the group may not have a fanbase waiting for them when they debut, there will certainly be some noise over how the group isnt just made from a cookie-cutter formula: they mean business. And in fact, of these newer groups, it could be argued that some of them have the idol title only because of their age and the fact that they gave it to themselves. Should they have debuted without that title, there wouldnt have been much of a difference.

As a result, larger companies need to be more aware of the groups they are putting out. Of the Big Three companies that put out rookie groups in 2012, when it comes to level of respect that they have plus their fanbase size, its safe to say that EXO and JJ Project arent at the top of the list. These groups are doing fine, but they havent reached the musical accolades that some other groups have for truly being distinguishing and their personal involvement in their music. This runs back to the benefits of a smaller company that needs each group to be a stand-out rather than a larger company that can put out anything and support it with its wealth. Audiences of course are going to continue to eat up the image of flower boys or adorably awkward and dorky ones, but when theres the added influence of music that has a message that the group themselves was involved in, that group can create fans for life, fans that dont just enjoy groups for their personalities or how amusing they are in variety appearances. Instead, it gets back to the very essence of what these groups arguably should be at the core: musicians.

It may seem like a far-fetched tie-in: an increase in rapper quality increases music quality. But quite honestly, its a correlation that is present in groups with both variables. Big Bang has G-Dragon and sometimes T.O.P writing lyrics and composing, and their songs tend to be successful, not just because of their fans, but that sound produced attracts a variety of listeners. If we even look at Super Junior, when the members are involved in composition and writing lyricsmainly Henry, Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, and Donghae, the end result is music that often surpasses the rest of their songs in quality. And though all of those members arent the greatest at rapping, they all have taken on that role at some point in Super Juniors lifetime.

These past two years seem to be defining what a K-pop group needs to be through the increased competition that demands higher quality music. Its not that the years before didnt have sound quality. But the years before seemed instead to develop the idea of an idol group and how they could become successful. There wasnt as much focus on the groups being active in their own music production because it was okay to not be involved that much. Idols were idols, aiming to show off their performance skills and dashing personalities. But over time, when every group can perform and have those endearing members, it becomes time to return back to the roots and develop music, which is what these recent years have been leaning towards. While rappers arent the only ones that can get involved with music, the shortage of experienced rappers in the idol industry is apparent, highlighting their involvement when it does happen, bringing prestige to their group.

Along this vein, though this year is only 2/3 finished, itll be interesting to see the type of competition 2013 will bring, whether theres another aspect to improve on, or if older groups will need to up their A-game, despite their established fanbases.

Seoulmates, how do you see idol rappers from the more recent years? Has music quality gone up, or am I just off my rocker? And can you think of any other groups heavily involved in their music production?

(LOENENT, DBusinessENT, D-Business Entertainment, WM Entertainment, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, TS Entertainment, Brand New Stardom)

Ailee Showed To look As Guest On “Fantastic Duo”

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Ailee Showed  To look As Guest On “Fantastic Duo”

Ailee ShowedTo look equally Guest On Wonderful yoke leonid Would possibly 5, 2016 0 Singer Ailee will appear as a guest on SBS tunekinddisplay “Fantastic Duo.”

On Could 5, more than a few representatives printed that the singer participated in the presentations filming, in conjunction with ballad singer Shin Seung Hun.

Ailee conducted a duet edition of her hit song “Heaven” with a non-celebrity playerat the set. It used to be also revealed that she changed into moved to the point of tears as she screened the video entries of applicantsmaking a song her song.

G-Dragon’s Next Point Aegyo Will Make Your Center Drop

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G-Dragon’s Next Point Aegyo Will Make Your Center Drop

However, the YG Entertainment singer these days showed off that he too can shed his trickypicture and displaylovers his adorable side. All over an match in Japan, G-Dragon emulated a kidvia hopping onto fellow workforce member Daesung, and proceeded to turn aegyo to the entire eagerly staring at fans.

'Precious Woman' starring Kim Hye-soo and Lee Seon-gyoon has begun filming

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A second-in-command named Na Hyeon-jeong (Kim Hye-soo) puts her lifestylesat the line to bring back a gangster organization to life and she chooses an under-boss named Im Sang-hoon (Lee Seon-gyoon) to paintings for her whilst investigator Choi (Lee Hee-joon) starts a perilous game opposed to them. This film is unlike the standard Korean noire observed so far.

Also, 'Descendants of the Sun' actor Kim Min-seok, who used to bedepended onthrough Jin Goo in the drama, seems in this motion picture as Joo-hwan. And a new actress Oh Hanee, whose acting ability has been proved for her fresh roles in "The Shameless" and C'est Si Bon' will play Wei.

Namgoong Min Sports Fashionable New Coiffure In Instagram Post

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Namgoong Min Sports Fashionable New Coiffure In Instagram Post

Namgoong Min Sports Stylish New Coiffure In Instagram Postorionight Might 5, 2016 0 Namgoong Min is appearing off his ordinary new hairstyle, much to the amusement of his fans.

On April 5, the actor shared a photo of himself with a bobbed haircut. In the caption, he wrote, “I replaced my hair. Shall I take a glance at going out? This hairstyle is popular those days.”

Many fanatics accept commented that the “three centimeters underneath the ear” hairstyle fits him. Others have drawn comparisons to his co-star in the impending drama “Beast’s Beauty,” Girl’s Day’s Minah, announcing that he followed her style.

Song Gang-ho showed for action mystery film 'The 5th Row'

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An go along with the motion picture said, "Song Kang-ho among the entire actors in Korea has been appearing the widest variety of spectrum in acting for his roles, "The Face Reader", "The Attorney", "The Throne" and more" and "We are excited with what aspect of his he's going toprovide this time".

His chemistry with the director Won Sin-yeon is drawing attention as well. Won has been showing sturdyskill in action thriller videosthru 'The Bloody Aria', "Seven Days", and "The Suspect".

An insider in movie industry said, "Will currentexceptional action acting this time" and "The mixture of the prominent unique characteristics of Song Kang-ho and the action thriller movie might bein a position to open a new section to the movie genre".

Sean Explains Why He Doesn’t Stay His Charity Paintings Private

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Sean Explains Why He Doesn’t Stay His Charity Paintings Private

Sean Explains Why He Doesn’t Stay His Charity PaintingsNon-public ilmare42 Might 5, 2016 0 On May just 5, Jinusean’s Sean sat down for an interview on JTBC’s “Newsroom,” where he was once asked via anchor Sohn Suk Hee about his noted passion for aidingthe ones in need.

Sean has played a large role in the opening of the primary children’s rehabilitation sanatorium in Korea, via raising eitherbudget and awareness. He’s participated in over twenty races for the purpose since 2011, adding triathlons, cycling competitions, and cross-country marathons, and all of cash he’s gainedduring the races has long gone to the structure of the hospital.

Sean says, “There were no children’s rehabilitation hospitals in Korea. I sought after to lend a hand disabled youngsters have a neater quality of life.” He explains, “I donated 1,000 won (approximately 86 cents) for each 1 meter that I ran, and folks saw that and contributed by donating too.”

Spoiler 'Entertainers' Ji Seong and Hyeri's candy eye contact

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The publishedfootagecome with the sweet moments between Ji Seong and Hyeri, that will get woman drama fans' hearts flutter: the sweet eye contacts between the duo, and Ji Seong touching Hyeri's hair.

"Entertainers" production team said, The chemistry between Ji Seong and 'Heyri' is getting sweeter each and every day" and "Please be expecting more of the sweet moments of the couple".

'Signal' actor Lee Je-hoon says, "I forgot all of my lines once I saw Kim Hye-soo's face. My center used to be pounding"

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Lee Je-hoon gave the impressionat the episode of KBS 2TV's 'Happy In combination 3' on Might 5th and discussed close to his sunbae actress, Kim Hye-soo, who had co-starred in tvN's hit drama, "Signal".

Lee Je-hoon said, "I've at all times been thinking Kim Hye-soo is a excellent looking and charismatic actress since I used to be little. I turned into to recognize her more whilst filming "Signal" with her".

He also said, "As soon as I looked at her face, I forgot all of my lines. I used to be and then embarrassed and had to gather my brain to play my part. I was so apprehensive that my middle was pounding. She was so friendly and made me feel comfortable, asking me 'Darling, why did you put from your mind everything'. When I saw her being thoughtful and encouraging for the spouse actor, I presumedhere is a difference about an actress who is enjoyed for a long time".

Watch: GOT7’s BamBam, Junior, And Mark Make a selection Who They’d Would like to Superstar With On “Celebrity Bromance”

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Watch: GOT7’s BamBam, Junior, And Mark Make a selection Who They’d Would like to  Superstar With On “Celebrity Bromance”

Watch: GOT7’s BamBam, Junior, And Mark Make a choice Who They’d Wish toBig name amongst On “Celebrity Bromance”ilmare42 Might 5, 2016 0 On Could 5’s episode of “Celebrity Bromance,” GOT7’s Mark, Junior, and BamBam take a seat down to observeone of thepicturesin their bandmate Jackson and MONSTA X’s Jooheon on their bro-adventures.

The guys disclose some insights into what Jackson’s like in genuine life, explaining that he’s cheerful yet likewise likes to discuss about serious things. But they say that since he needs to entertain other folks on television, he helps to keep that serious facet of himself off camera.

As they watch Jackson take off layers separately at a restaurant, they also funny story just about how Jackson is at all timessetting out his garments and fishing for compliments about his body.

I.O.I Individuals Promised Every Other They Wouldn’t Cry When Disbanding In 10 Months

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I.O.I Individuals Promised Every Other They Wouldn’t Cry When Disbanding In 10 Months

I.O.I Individuals Promised Each and every Other They Wouldnt Cry When Disbanding In 10 MonthsJiwonYu Would possibly 5, 2016 0 On May just 5. I.O.I held a show off for its debut album Chrysalis.

First of all, Kim Sejeong thanked the clicking and enthusiasts for being here, saying, Thank you such a lot for coming here to look I.O.I on a holiday like today. Ive at all timessought after to be successful, and i'm so glad and fascinated to sense that feeling.

Kim Sohye said, We practiced every day for our debut. We worked difficultall over Produce 101, too, yetI believe nosotros practiced two to 3 times harder. Please look forward to our activities.