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Thursday Kpop Update | Jessica Jung Interview with L’Officiel Singapore + Unpretty Rapstar and SMTM at 2015 MAMA + EXO Winter Teaser

Today was a pretty eventful day for me and for kpop. This post honestly didn’t get posted because I was a tad bit overwhelmed with things to do. But I digress.

Did you hear the good news? iKON’s B.I and Jinhwan are now members of the team for the vairety show “Mari and Me”. It’s pretty awesome to see that they won’t be just guest appearances but actual members of the show. And BTS decided to give fans an early pre-listening party for their new music. Being able to hear the song early got fans super excited for their official comeback. By the way, have you checked their instagram lately?

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And there’s more where that came from on their page!


Moving on to the interview Jessica Jung gave with L’Officiel Singapore. She was recently featured on the cover of the magazine and her pictures were stunning.

She was asked about leaving SM, if she felt that she has more freedom now, if she’ll return to music anytime soon and if she feels she’s changed since leaving the entertainment industry.

On having more freedom:

It depends on how you interpret space and freedom. I’m very busy at the moment from focusing on my brand and my entertainment career, but that’s because I choose and want to be… when you’re working for an employer, there are good and bad days. Sometimes, you wish you could just take the day off… The difference for me today is that although I have that luxury to take time off whenever I want…”

(source: allkpop)

You can see her responses to the other questions at allkpop. I wanted to focus on that one response in particular because it actually surprised a lot of fans. Here’s why, they were genuinely stunned at her maturity. She didn’t use the opportunity to throw stones like she could’ve, she used it to show that she’s an adult, she made an adult decision, she’s at peace with her decision, and she’s still living and working hard but overall, she’s happy.

Isn’t that what life is all about anyway?


For those of you who will be watching 2015 MAMA, you’re in for a treat if you’re a fan of Unpretty Rapstar and Show Me The Money. Apparently, there will be some type of collaboration on the stage featuring a few of the contestants.

“According to an insider, the stars of “Unpretty Rapstar 2,” Truedy and Yezi, as well as the contestants of “Show Me the Money 4,” Basick and Lil Boi, will be performing on the same stage at the 2015 MAMA.”

(source: soompi)

Hopefully it’s not a unfounded rumor but actually the real deal! Though many still believe the fix was in with Unpretty Rapstar 2, it’ll still be nice to see them on stage performing live.


And finally, EXO debuted their new teaser! They’re getting ready to release their special winter album, “Sing for You”. It’ll be released December 10th.

Here’s a tweet that I found that translated the press release. I’m actually really excited for this!


Poppin’ Hyun Joon | Disappointed by “Show Me the Money”

If you haven’t heard of Poppin’ Hyun Joon before, you should definitely google him if you’re into hip-hop. He is one of the pioneers of hip-hop in Korea being one of the first to branch out and become an official hip-hop artist. He’s not getting ready to make a comeback with his new album “I’M HYUNJOON” and with comeback there are tons of interviews and promotions.

In his latest interview, he talks about “Show Me the Money” and his personal feelings about the show. Being that he is a hip-hop artist he would love the show and the exposure it gives to his genre right?

“In hip hop, there is everything from hood, respect, diss, and battles. In programs like ‘Show Me the Money,’ the competition is important, so you have to diss the other competitors and that’s how they choose who wins. I’m disappointed that only those aspects of the culture are shown.” He adds that the show lacks the hood and respect components of hip hop, and says, “Of course, if you do that, the program will be more interesting. So I guess that’s why programs only use diss and battles. I think things are progressing in an abnormal direction, so it’s saddening.”

(source: soompi)

I have to say, after reading what he wrote and watching the show, I actually agree with him. I think there’s more to hip-hop than just battling and competition. There’s an aspect of it that is truly missing from the show that in some ways strips it of it’s authenticity. But unfortunately, that’s a common theme throughout the majority of hip-hop these days. Way back in the day, hip-hop used to tell a story and it had a message. It wasn’t just battling, it was a lifestyle. This was a way to expose what was going on in the hood and the true feelings of the people living it. It spoke to the heart of social issues and it gave a voice to the millions of people who would honestly be unheard. However, these days, it’s lost it’s essence.

Many agree to disagree and this is a conversation that could go on for days, months, and years. But what do you think? Think he’s spot on or did he miss the mark?

MNET’s “Unpretty Rap Star” Spin Off Show for “Show Me the Money” 4 out 8 contestants revealed!

I saw this earlier yesterday and I wanted to wait until a teaser video had been released to talk about it but I couldn’t wait any longer. This show is a spin off to the popular show, “Show Me the Money” and it has all female contestants! This is the first female rapper contestant show!

Lucky J’s Jessi, Tymee, AOA’s Jimin, and Cheetah have been officially announced and now there are just four more spots remaining! I’m so ready for this! The show airs officially on January 29th.

Will you be watching?

For more on this story, check out: AOA’s Jimin, Tymee, Lucky J’s Jessi, and Cheetah join Mnet’s “Unpretty Rap Star”