[Giveaway Winner] HyunA’s “Melting” CD + Poster

Before I announce who the winner is I just wanna say that ya’ll have been great and if you didn’t win there’ll always be other opportunities. The process was difficult but I do have a winner: Continue reading “[Giveaway Winner] HyunA’s “Melting” CD + Poster”

[Music Review + Giveaway] Hyuna’s “Melting”

Release date: October 22, 2012

Label: Universal Music (SK)

Purchase: Yesasia | Kpoptown 

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My opinion in regards to HyunA has always been mixed. The kpop idol can either be proclaimed as one of the fiercest and most versatile artist of our generation, or if you’re more on the modest side of the fence you’ll probably define her as a sex symbol trying too hard to be a tease. I for one have placed all personal feelings at the back of my mind to focus entirely on what she has to offer on her second EP. Because since her debut with 4Minute, Hyuna has always taken the sexy approach and shows no sign of slowing things down. If you disagree please refer to her latest mini album’s title, confidently named ‘Melting‘. Pay no mind to all the suggestiveness because it is simply there for the shock factor.  Continue reading “[Music Review + Giveaway] Hyuna’s “Melting””

4Minute has “Love Tension”

I usually like 4Minute‘s music and their videos, but their latest Jpop single left me with mixed feelings. Not that the song wasn’t appealing, it was generic as most of mainstream dance so of course it’s got the appeal. But what I thought was kind of lackluster was the music video. They seemed so tired, and am I the only one sick of seeing Hyuna … Continue reading 4Minute has “Love Tension”

This Vampire Fixation

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What’s up with people, no squash that, entertainers today? It seems they all have developed an annoying obsession with vampire concepts: dark, deathly, otherworldly. I don’t know about you but I forgot about that movie within 24 hours of its release. And in reaction to this style that continues to show up, my final conclusion remains, its washed-up. Continue reading “This Vampire Fixation”

JS & Hyuna are “Trouble Makers”

My two least favorite members, HyunSeung and Hyuna, from popular groups BEAST and 4Minute respectively have formed a project group called Trouble Maker. Their first single of the same title plays on the spy game with a funky rhythm and melodious whistling. However, I find it rather boring for some reason. It just didn’t elevate me to another level. And the music video was all about … Continue reading JS & Hyuna are “Trouble Makers”

The KCC’s bursting HyunA’s “Bubble”

HyunA is no stranger when it comes to suggestive lyrics and provocative choreography. In fact, the rapper/singer has been a sex symbol since debuting with the kpop group 4Minute. Let’s face it, this chick knows how to turn the sexy on. Her recent summer release “Bubble Pop” has garnered plenty of attention both negative and positive. The song’s been a hot topic for discussions since it hit the airwaves. To be honest, I wasn’t into “Bubble Pop” from start and didn’t quite get the hype surrounding it, but I’ve just read that the Korea Broadcasting and Communications Review Committee (KCC) has issued a notice stating that the song is far too inappropriate. As a a result HyunA’s record label, Cube Entertainment, has decided to end the song’s promotion prematurely. 

A representative from Cube released the following statement: Continue reading “The KCC’s bursting HyunA’s “Bubble””

[Review] Thelma Aoyama’s “Will”

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Thelma Aoyama is an urban singer in Japan but in my opinion, her music is somewhat not getting its fully deserved recognition. This woman has superb talent; her voice is like rain pouring down into your heart. And I long for the day when she’ll be placed alongside the likes of Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, or Hikaru Utada. Thelma’s latest studio album, “WILL”, demonstrates growth not only in her vocal abilities but as an artist who has clearly transitioned herself throughout the years. The album has elements of dance, pop, soul, and r&b. There’s a different flavor attracting different listeners. Continue reading “[Review] Thelma Aoyama’s “Will””

What can we do “Without” Thelma

  Japanese r&b artist Thelma Aoyama has unveiled the studio version mv for her latest single “Without U“. The single features kpop group 4Minute and will be released officially on May 25. It’s an emotional mid-tempo song about missing a lost love. The english version was released on May 7, and the song will be included on “RUN60” movie soundtrack. Check out the videos below: cr: ArazoraR … Continue reading What can we do “Without” Thelma

J Lim’s a “Golden Lady”

Lim Jeong Hee, who is highly praised as the Korean Alicia Keys for her piano skills and soulful vocals, makes a comeback with her new single and EP “Golden Lady“. The song is a bit far-fetched from her previous ballads, and definitely does not have a sad theme to it. “Golden Lady” is about women empowering themselves and allowing self-confidence to shine from within. It has an urban pop feel to it and I can’t wait to see her live performance. The music video provides humor while playing out the lyrics of the song. Check out the video below and purchase “Golden Lady” mini album here:

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Let’s have a “Heart to Heart”

Kpop female group 4Minute returns with a cute little love song. I like the music video for their newest single “Heart to Heart“, which is basically about Hyun A‘s relationship and getting back at her boyfriend for flirting with another girl. I must say Cube Entertainment has tamed the auto-tune and people can finally hear the true capabilities of 4Minute’s vocal range (especially JiYoon, girl can singggg!). Check out the music video below and purchase the “Heart to Heart” EP on Melon. My favorite track on the EP is #5, “Pretend“. Continue reading “Let’s have a “Heart to Heart””