It's probably better that the show's creators didn't attempt to weave a contrived story among the dance numbers. With this wealth of material and an enormously tal- ented cast to perform it, a story would just have gotten in the way. Headed for Broadway in Janu- ary, "Fosse" will without a doubt be a major hit in the town where he honed his craft, and like most Fosse shows it will be followed by many Tony nominations.
The problem with "Running Wild" is that it isn't wild enough. This collection of short stories, poems, and essays are both heartbreak- ing and comic. In one sad tale, a young girl must sacrifice four years of her life to pay the debt of her sharecropper father; on the funny side, a garrulous, elderly know-it-all tells which townspeo- ple are practicing witchcraft and offers advice on avoiding the evil eye and other superstitions. Other highlights are poems from a mother to a child and a fascinating essay on African-American naming trends.
Johnson-Coleman also talks about how, as a child, she was dis- satisfied with her middle name, Harriet, until her grandfather told her stories alMtul the admirable grandmother for whom she was named. Johnson-Coleman is a natural. The characters here include a woman who accidentally runs over a raccoon and desperately tries to make amends; a rebellious girl who runs away from home and tries to defy her parents by living an outra- geous lifestyle, only to realize at age 50 that parental defiance is a pretty hollow thing; a wife who takes refuge in a men- only hunting trip; and a pastor who takes a job as spiritual adrisor in a shopping mall- As always, Keillor's voice is warm and inviting, and his tales are wise and funny.
This telling of Washington IrWng's classic yarn is a real treat, but unfortunately Phillips' narration does not do it justice. She has a pleasant voice but reads in a solemn tone that completely misses the ironic humor of Irving's tale. The description of Ichabod Crane's absurd physical appearance is extremely funny, as is the village girls' hero wor- ship of him because he is such a learned man "He had read several books straight through!
Yet the humor seems to go completely over Phillips' head. However, the musical score does add an effectively spooky touch to the production. Send review copies to Catherine Applefeld Olson. The recep- tion was to celebrate the release of his upcoming set. Pri- vate I chief; Rick Riccobono. Now I'm taking it back to' the essence [of where I started]," says the year-old Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand. The set is due Feb 16, Shai signed to the label in That wus the j'ear Martin, who produced much of the then quartet's songs, decided to leaw the group to pursue a solo career.
He iidcis that MCA felt "weird" about having just a tjio, ami. On the whole. It was hard to cross ovtr to midtempo songs. Ronald M. Lebow, who conducts basiness affairs for the LaVei-ne, Calif-based-laliel,. ITieir as-yetruntitled album is due in Feb- ruary. Michael will Ix' the comixiny VP wide. It will not be commercially available in the US. A videoclip for the single will be serviced Nov. She stayed true to her core, which is important. She stood up and delivered. She's 'Sosa'; that's what I call her. She steps up to the bat; she's ready for the home run. Y, says anticipation for a new Fbxy Brown album is high.
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She has definite- ly surrounded herself with the right pcopk; — the movers and shakers of the basiness. The album peaked at No. On the new set. Brown fans can at- pect even more wordplay on "Foxy Brown," the moniker. In this album, the real Fbxy Brown is giving birth to me," says Brown. She adds that throughout the album Grier will be heard talking to Brown over music sampled from two of Grier's films, "Friday Foster" and "Cofl'y" On the set, Brown says, she still raps about the finer things in life, but she insists that she keeps it realistic "When I walk outside of my house in Continued on page 2S Redman's Famous.
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Bounty, however, won his core hip-hip audi- ence with '96's "My Xperience. I just gel the real rappers to introduce me: 'This is Bounty Killer from Jamaica and he does reggae and this is how he does his shit. There, the album is Ucensed by edel, except in France, where it's licensed by Mu- sidisc.
The Japanese distributor is JVC. Ajound 1 a. One h q eful named Overbite bust- ed some penis-obsessed rhymes, but the literate and skilled Mr. Collage Projects. Founded in , the Lounge moved from a Lower East Side space to the now-defunct Village Gate to its present home at the Cool- er Among Callage's many projects in support of the Lounge and other clients is the Lyricist Ijounge tour, currently covering the U. All of this is oriented toward urban-based creativity through mul- timedia," Marshall adds. We're also that gar- den and its caretakers, making sure the seeds flourish and grow.
Vegas' debut vinyl release, "Heads High. Also featured in Hype Wil- liams' debut film, "Belly," Vegas has the charisma, chops, and smarts to follow Beenie Man into the main- stream U. Elem Ownano can be reached at 51 Macdougal St. A RIAA certification lor shipment of I millton units, with multlplatinum titles indicated by a numeral following the symbol. Most tape prKes. Tape prices marked EQ. Greatest Gainer shows chart's largest unit increase. Pacesetter indicates biggest percentage growth. Heatseeker Impact shows albums rBmoved from Heatseekers this week- fl irtdicates past or present Heatseeker title.
You would figure that if a song holds the No. However, since the song hit stores weeks after its airplay peak and actually lost 3 million listeners this issue, the perfect picture changed. At the same time, the current No. Cox's audience is now up to The song still maintains its No. Before now, the act's highest chart ranking — No. The song also earns two mqjor distinctions: first, as the year's longest-running No. The set's success can only be enhanced by the fanfare surrounding the recent TV miniseries on the group, and the true impact of that will be seen here next issue.
I rap about relationships and every- day life. They need to look at it as just entertain- ment rather than take me word for word. I am what makes my career. Only I can mess it up. I'm in charge of how far my career goes. Greenwald says Def Jam's mar- keting campaign for "China Doll" will have several phases, starting with the Def Jam street team that will hand out fliers, poster boards, and inch singles in early Novem- ber.
The first inch single, "B. The B-side to "B. Of course, if she has seme of the peofJe that were featured on her previous album, Jay-Z cr Nas, thafs only ginng to help her pofisihiy get to the next level with more of a omscwer appeal" According to Hythem Bouchuiguir, director of international for Def Jam, the label Ls planning an international promotional tour in She was a huge success there," says Bouchui- guir. Greenwald says the label has no firm plans yet for a concert tour but adds that a U.
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Smartly titled "The Dance Album," it deftly bridges the gap between yes- terday and today. So we presented him with several demos, and he chose the ones he Uked. As unconventional as this choice may initially seem, a listen to the duo's new two-CD. Released on Studio K7 Records in the U. While some selections may bv familiar to devotees of electronii dance music, there is also a wealth of previously unreleased mixes, including sublime versions of "Jazzmaster" by Alex Reece and "Heroes" by Roni Size.
Similarly interesting interpreta- tions of well-known. Although they cite jazz and hip- hop as influences, in practice their production draws ideas and timljer from genres as diverse as bossa nova and experimental electnmics. We expect a proportional suc- cess for its relea. I, of which station. The radio mar- keting will be supported by press actiWties in selected publications. It will be in stores Tuesday A video lensed by Delaney Bish- op was recently completed for '"This Night.
In his 30 years of making music, Humperdinck has sold more than million albums worldwide, according to the artist. And he con- tinues to perform at more than shows annually. K and Italy. We just have to fit some club dates into my current tour schedule. They had a song they wanted me to record. I thought why not'? Within a few takes, Gardner had completed the vocals for "Work That Body," a single that would quickly become one of West End's biggest seDers.
Most recently, its chugging bassline formed the hip-grinding foundation for Ini Kamoze's platinum-certified single "Here Comes The Hotstepper. It was played around the world," says Gardner. And still, when I perform it people always tell me how much it means to them and how it has affected their life. It real- ly captured a moment and continues to do so. For "I'm Comin'," Gardner has eschewed her signature fehne purr for a soulful wail.
But I do feel that people [who know my past hits] will recognize my voice as something familiar — like an old friend. In a short span of time. Hector has become the beatmeister of choice to hire when a complete restructuring is needed. In other words. Hector knows how to creatively change a downtem- po jam into a mighty club anthem. F1UWX'9l ll I! On Sales chart: M Cassette maxi-single availability. T Vinyl maxi-single availability. X CD mau-single availability. On Tuesday 10 , the label will issue a promo-only single to club IXJs.
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The first time I interviewed him here, someone asked him for an auto- graph, and Ray refused. He said, 'Don't feel bad. I just left the White House, and I didn't give the president an autograph either' " Emery reminds us that Charles began his career in country music, when he w-as piano plajCT for the Florida Playboys in Tampa, Fla. He al. We Americans don't have nothing else, musically speaking.
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If it doesn't make it on country radio, you've lost a huge avenue of exposure. One aspect of the label's business that is working well, he says, is distri- bution. When Little Dog debuted, all of its product was offered through a toll-free number. The Burbank, Calif. I like your product and where you're going with the music,' " recalls Ander- son. That's been a huge plus for us to get our records easily into places. Plus, they have such a great pricing scheme and the way they can do things.
Ander- son is currently working on an album of his own, a follow-up to last year's criticaDy acclaimed "Dogs In Heaven. Little Dog is moving from square-foot offices to a new 1, square-foot space that includes a stu- dio. The label staff includes senior VP of administration Eli. Fbr all the challenges and expenses involved in owning a label, Anderson says he's glad he took the plunge.
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Since Steven Isserlis gave thrilling voice to "The Protecting Veil" in , m;my other cellists haw tui'mxl theii- hands to the piece — most notably Yo-Yo. And in an evt'nt that has more res- onance than any hit record, Tavener took his place in the long line of Knglish composei's who haw lissuaged the grief of their countrymen, as his "Song For Athene" mowd millions worldwide when it was heard dur- ing the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales.
Another, more celebratory Lon- don ewnt graced by a Tavener com- position was the "Tallis Scholars' 25th anniwrsary concert Nov. Ttillis Scholars leader Peter Phillips. Sting has record- ed Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale" and Prokofiev's "Peter And The Wolf," and in the privacy of home, he plays the Bach lute suites on the guitar "Very badly," he says, "but I get a lot of solace from them. But 'Song For Athene' was particularly powerful; it was the ideal accompaniment to a ceremony that was harrowing yet beautiful. But it is def- initely intaxicating.
His pieces can take a sympathetic listener out of this world — the. Tawner's prime vocal wssel. Commissioned by the Academy and dedicated to the memory of Diana, the title work features liozario intoning her clarion call to sublime effect amid the Bar- otjue strings, lute, and belLs. I would like to write more for the Academy, perhaps for the gi-oup with John Harle.
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His sa. I don't knoiv anything on earth that sounds like tliat" "Eternity's Sumise" will join a number of recent addi- tions to the Tawner catalog, including a fine new Linn di,sc that sees violinist Clio Gould and her BT Scottish Ensemble. Depait In ftace. John Shirley-Quirk and i. And there are several key Tavener works represented on the sadly demised Collins Classics label, including the. It's dreadful to say, but Diana's funeral brought good in that it touched a lot of people. And they needed touching. For boxed sets, and double albums with a njnniog time ttiat exce4x s two hours, Ihe RIAA multiplies shipments by the number of discs ancVof tapes.
B indicates past or present Heatseeker title. K -iL t-A'. All aitxjfm ntUtie on cassette and 'Asterisk indicates vinyl available Blindicates past cf present Heatseeier title c I'd play a Charlie Parker lick, and he'd man'el at it, trying to mathemati- cally analyze the time signature. Mathematics play an important role in Indian music, and he couldn't beliere I'd mastered something that he analyzed as being so complex. There is a lot to learn from a year-old who's been playing the sitar since he was four years of age. Big Bop Nouveau. TTie album's centerpiece is the 1,'y-minute "Misra-Dhenuka," a dramatic composition derived from a traditional Indian raga.
That means a lot to a jazz player who delves into Indian music, because the musical form of the raga is the place where the Indian musician and the jazz mu. It makes playing with this band a constant learning expe- rience for me. That's why I like hav- ing a lot of young, creative guys in the band. The trumpeter is a strong belieNCT in both a formal musi- cal education and apprenticeship. Musicians can all read; they come from prestigious schtwls, and the overall level of musicianship has gone up several notches.
Look at Dizzy Gillespie. One of the greatest play- ers of all time:. That's what a musician should be. Although her highest-profile gig was with the "Saturday Night Live" band in its season, guitarist Jane Getter has played alongside a diverse array of artists like Michael Urbaniak, Joe Lovano, and organ- ist Jack McDuff.
He has also pro- duced songs for Bone Thugs-N- Harmony. MC Ren. Impressing The Press. Performers included Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Alan and Marilyn Bergman, John Bucchino. Coleman, David. He's Busted. Snow Time. A native of Jackson, Miss. It peaked at No. I and stayed there fm uveks. ItV a pood repre. I would have loved to have written the song I love Charley Pride'. Every guitar chord and harmony vocal — I want to be there and listen to it.
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I like a real straight- ahead guitar sound without a lot of frills. I love singing it. The women just went crazy over it, and the guys liked it too. They were like, 'Cool! Seller, R. The indie company's first of many No. Other w riters rep- resented on the. One in the Chestnut Ridge, N. They include four versions of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas. Barbra Streisand, "Higher Ground. Metallica, "Re-Load. Joe Satriani, "Crystal Planet. Their World Wide Web site, digibid. Although it's been in operation for about two years, digibid. Brosious pere et t '? In addition, some IS. She's a first generation member and is still in the group, so AKB is probably all she thought she could do, and just wanted to keep her job.
Sashihara Rino's ex-bf came to the press and described the weird sex they had and all the inter-group rules she broke and her punishment was being moved to a sister group, which made her even more famous. AKB is fucked up but these weird clickbait events are considered weird even within the system. Sage for sperging. I'll take an industry full of plastic faces and cringy fake deep lyrics over an industry that actively, unabashedly encourages pedophilia any day. Sorry if that makes me sound like a kboo kek.
They have entire cultures based around child porn or implied child porn, and it extends into almost every facet of the entertainment industry there. Thats not to excuse Korea at all for the things they do, but I dont recall seeing prepubescent girls in idol groups posing for books full of them in wet bikinis. When SM shot Yeri's scene in the pool, they got a lot of flack for it and rightfully so. But even that wasnt as extreme as what Japan allows and encourages for general public consumption. In Japan, there's not even really a market for adult, sexy women the way there is in Korea.
Even in their retarded fucked up porn where women do crazy, extreme and abnormal shit, they always want to market her as being helpless and childlike while getting railed. Wonyoung, who is called "giant baby", is fourteen years old and performed "Side to Side" on Produce Pic related is the thumbnail from a fancam on youtube.
She was elected by viewers as their number one trainee. She never had a standout moment in vocals or dance, like Nako hitting the high note in Love Whisper, so why do you think she was so popular? Implying that K-pop doesn't have a pedo problem is laughable. Anyone else feel that a lot of the problematic shit that comes with KPOP is given too much of a pass or is generally looked over?
She is considered her groups top "visual". She looks like an elongated 10 year old and sounds like a squeaky toy. I'm honestly glad that threads like this exist since trying to discuss how terrible KPOP is elsewhere leads towards lots of attacking and bullying from crazed stans. Just that pedoshit is not even close to as big as a problem in kpop as it is in jpop, which is true.
For example, this is her at 18 years old. Like, never mind all the times that their precious idol has done egregious things in the past, like V pulling on that girls hair and the industry as a whole being biased against females. I can not for the life of me understand how Kstans believe kpop to be an empowering industry for women, if anything it's anti-female. If you try to tell them that the diets their idols are put on can have long term consequences in the form of organ damage or issues with fertility they will either ignore what you said and call you a fat American or point the finger at Hollywood for "doing the same thing!
Does Korea have anything like that? Those men tend to have a super asian fetish. Japan thought that too hence why they invaded asia and was allied with the Nazis. That's significant "international interest", even if it's not the main goal of the group. Most international outlets are picking TXT up as "BTS' little brother group" to generate clicks, not because they actually give a shit about a new Korean boy group. If the west can ever generate another One Direction, that same "interest" is gonna go there. I don't have a team either, but I can tell it's not genuine engagement. I highly doubt that after seeing the success of BTS in America that Bighit would stay in Korea when they could attempt to make an even more successful group with actual talent and visuals this time around.
I suppose that's good. Everyone say thank you, bts. This new group is halfway there within a new hours. There is nothing to sympathize. I will not support a group I know nothing about simply because they are their juniors. While I think there is a bias toward Japanese girls, it's because they tend to do well in cute concepts which is what appeals to Uncle fans both domestic and abroad.
Do they want all kpop groups to start from the shittiest unknown companies? They're just scared the new boys will overshadow their soon-to-be-enlisting oppas. All the hype is from army, nobody else cares. For years they were shitting on company stans and now they might become company stans themselves. I found out about this just recently. This could have been revolutionary if not for JYP's mismanagement, like we need more concepts like this cause the normal BG GG concept is so oversaturated and boring af.
They'll be enlisting fairly soon anyway and I think fans start moving on when that happens. Jin is 27 this year? He can only have a couple years left before he enlists. Anyway, it's amusing seeing bts stans freak out about this new group. This is just the natural order of kpop. Groups get old and fans move on to new ones.
Nothing out of the ordinary. These stans are just in the denial stages. Seuss character or something. Sometimes they even played live, the instruments were actually plugged in. What other GG has ever done this? I know about Day6 they're with JYP too but they're all men.
A female band would be cool. But yeah, WG's band concept was much better executed and I'd hoped they'd get at least a few more comebacks as a band. Expect a lot of "my baby boi" followed by degenerated rape fics as soon as he turns The fact that the leader is just 19 says a lot, though. They're not gonna wait that long anon, I bet the fics are already out. I wonder how that is going. Acne is common everywhere, not just SK. Perhaps the makeup and skincare obsessions are actually making it worse?
It might be a bit more pronounced in idols because many of them are young, they wear a lot of make-up on a daily basis, and their diets generally aren't very healthy. Well at least bighit still provides english translation in their videos while SM really don't. I mean both are shitty companies, but bighit still kinda won from SM from this standpoint. Still intl kpop fans are so fuckin dumb for even thinking the companies care about them and not just their money. So they dont provide translations either?
Lmao sorry since I'm not familiar with bighit anyway. I was referring to their MVs. Bighit just needs to step up and actually hire some translators ffs, I think even their vlives were fan subbed for a while. BTS has an oddly devoted fandom, why sub it themselves when they can just throw out lazy content and leave fans to do it for them? It's plausible she just created a user account and submitted those articles. He looks stupid and panders to annoying kpop fans.
Hyuna and Edawn kek. Edward Avila whoeverthefuck. He's not cow tier to me because I don't think he's a bad person but he's still a laugh imo. Constantly seeing them in my recommendations was annoying. Like what the fuck. He still looked like himself in the MV but it's obvious that the company is trying to give him a new uwu cute boy image just to cater to young audiences and failed miserably at that.
He had a interesting blend of masculine and feminine features before, now he looks like any ol Korean dude. Because he looks fucking awful in that picture. Or Jesus. Honestly I don't know much about this matter but Korea's tattoo artists seem quite shitty in general.
Taeyang is just proned to getting corny shit tattood on him because of his personality. Why would anyone get an ugly tattoo like that. That is our name. And we should be proud of it. They're doing the exact thing that people who spread false rumors to validate their "ships" do but they get a pass because "they are from the future"? They need to be stopped tbh. Yeonjun sounds like Dean lmao I'm pretty sure they're picking lookalikes with far more talent. It just doesn't seem smart to me. At least their name is less cringey.
But it's K-pop so…yeah. Yeonjun has some distinctive features at least but this guy is the most boring they could get. This is the only reason I come to this anon site to shit on Kpop, there is no other place sans 4chan, but they're full of men posting fap bait of choa. I remember seeing a hashtag or something but I didn't really check. They just can't fathom why any non-Japanese foreigner would hate them kek.
It's a dangerous world out there. Aren't they guilty of the same things they cry about with the Japanese? China is richer than Korea will ever be and Japan has the Western validation Korea craves, but countries like Thailand, Indonesia or Malaysia are both poorer than Korea and don't really have any status or prestige with the West. A lot of Koreans have an enormous national inferiority complex, despite their rampant xenophobia. Telling themselves that at least they're not SEA makes them feel better. Suga was one of the most handsome guys I've ever seen, certainly the best looking in BTS.
Now he just looks average. Soft boys look manly enough that the fans can project and explore their emerging sexuality on them, but not too manly that would make them scary looking or feel too pedo in fan events. Perfection ends up being boring. Twice are popular because they look like the cute girls in your class and not the untouchable princesses that SNSD and now BP were styled as. The more basic the better in K-pop overall.
They claim to be WOKE to social issues yet they help fund corporations that mistreat their employees, curate unhealthy beauty standards, and have dealings with illegal shit. It makes no freaking sense. It would be nicer if he would appear more often in their variety, and got a bit more lines so they can sound at least decent on stage , but I feel like he is doing this of his own volition. He seems less and less interested in being an idol. It's the same reason why people like rap music despite all the awful shit most rappers say and do, jpop, western pop, hollywood shit, porn, etc.
And hopefully since both jhope and rat put out mixtapes, he'll put out another mixtape. In one interview he was talking about how he made the beat or produced fake love and really liked and was super proud of it but then they changed everything and he seemed bitter it. As if it would happen though.
The more control they give this guy, the more the quality of their music dies. While I do prefer his rapping to Suga's, his songwriting and production is killing any potential they may have. There's nothing special about any of them, most of them are just going to flop.
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The market is sooo oversaturated with groups the GP doesn't even care about. I hope there's another soloist era soon tbh. Everybody tryna get that money quick before it dries out. Kpop's popularity has increased post Gangnam style but eventually it's going to hit the trough because it's already on decline, especially since of gg like SNSD, T-ara, Sistar, WW, and girls day disbanded. Then the older Bgs will inenvitably sign up to the army so more of the more memorable kpop groups are gone, leaving the bland and basic newer kpop groups who have to break their ass to comeback in less than 4 or so months so they're remembered by kpop stans who have the attention span of a goldfish.
And if kpop in general switches to a solo or band era because that's what the korean GP wants I think intl fans will quietly drop, most of them don't care for it too much. Also does anyone think there will be another asian trend after this? Something tells me it would be more malicious than the previous.
C-pop Chinese pop and I'm already dreading it. The j-wave was the first and it was pretty huge but not as loud as hallyu. K-pop and Korean media in general has become relatively loud in the western media but doesn't seem to have the larger yet chill following of anime.
The music industry that the aforementioned producers come from are huge and they worked on many hit songs. For ex. Taxi, 4 walls as seen in the link above , electric shock, growl, Gee and Ice cream cake to name a few. Even if all Koreans produced the song they often take or copy samples from existing american songs or the western and jpop influence is present. Most Cpop i've seen has bland ballads that are a bore to listen to. Doing that also probably allienated a lot of foreign producers who atleast worked on a song that had at least one rap verse.
So they aren't aren't getting their very own Cpop version of Gee until they broaden their horizons or get actual talent. But if they actually decide to wisen up, I could see Cpop and it's potention fandom being die diehard. Which I dread because China has more ignorance than even Korea. They try to tailor their music to western standards, so the quality of their albums becomes worse and worse. Just compare HYYH to their current series. Why do you say that? I think he's really gonna fade into obscurity with no money and no other girls around him besides his sister whom people have suggested he himself finds attractive yikes.
This is basically what its like when a K-celeb gets pregnant or makes an oopsy baby. Its like the Korean equivalent of Japanese celebs becoming an annoying blog moms when they have shotgun marriage babies and get divorced a few years later. Jin also seems like a weak bitch who tries too hard to hide his feelings and insecurities. He has been dying inside since day 1 when his pants where falling in his debut stage lmao. I know Suga attempted suicide in the past according to his mixtape, but he has the biggest chance of being successful while avoiding fangirls producer.
That's pretty bad when the "face" of your group has butt hole lips and can't sing. He throws pity party tantrums at every little mistake, and he can't sing more than 5 lines without his voice cracking. There's no way he'd make it through a concert by himself. Was g-dragon supposed to deliver us from evil? I don't like G-Dragons voice, songs or appearance. But he's better and more talented than BTS indeed. Now I see that they might be crazy overhyped and annoyingly media played as 'artistes', but at least they had SOME good music and a few members with charisma.
Can't say the same for BTS. New kpop fans don't gravitate towards groups who debuted in the mid s no matter how popular they are. If I remember correctly in close to groups debuted each year. There were lists for new girl and guy groups because people were getting lost in the constant influx. Not even once. Speaking of which, does anybody know of that fat neckbearded "producer"? He pisses me off so much, not only with his pseudo-professional meme but also because apparenrly he identifies as trans.
I remember him constantly making sexual remarks on twitter and livestreams despite mostly kids watching him.. Reminds me of that music producer who was popular at one point but got caught trying to sext with a minor. I just wish these two or three armyfags that always shit up the threads would take this back to their twitter timeline. Like, this is straight up stanspeak at some times.
Of course he did. Indian media, SEA media, arabian media, african media. Obviously some of these are very long term. There's no reason for hollywood to stay popular when the world's so big. RM is well spoken, but he's awkward and seems to have the most problem fitting in, seems like he would like to be left alone. Girl pick a struggle. Not the same shit but similar, you know what I mean pic related.
Lots of Hollywood stars did cameos in Bollywood movies, came to Bollywood award shows, did commercials for Indian brands, etc. Aishwarya was in a shitty Pink Panther movie too. Now Bollywood is still very much around and making tons of money, but it's not the trend it once was in the West. I expect Kpop will steadily lose its' trend status too. Why are they so desperate to believe that their oppas are suffering? Also top fucking kek at Jin always getting a raw deal even from Armys in these bullshit personality things.
I gotta admit Cpop was interesting back then when it wasn't a counterfeit of other popular culture. Now they just can't be on top anymore, plus China is such a shut-in country. I'm sure of that. I heard the govt is going to introduce new laws that can limit the earnings of these new Cpop groups that have come up like Nine Percent and Rocket Girls. Goddamn physiognomy is retarded. I believe it's not the same in Taiwan, and they produce better music than the mainland but they have lost their power and authenticity, like I just can't see them taking over Kpop's current position.
Kpop for sure will fall but Cpop ain't gonna be the replacement. Tbh I just want the East Asian trend to stop, it has become annoying at this point. These reaction channels get money off of kpop stans desperation and need to be validated. Just like most of those so doctors on reality TV aren't actual ones, he probably barely fits the definition of one. Kpop fans are very gullible and easy to make money off of if you validate their favs.
Why are you getting defensive over them lmao people are allowed to talk shit about your uwu baby boys. If yes, then I agree. The thing that bothered me about Jin was him getting triggered over being criticized by someone younger, but compared to the others it's okay I guess.
Jungkook also seems harmless but his persona is annoying as fuck and makes it hard to take him seriously. But if oppa goes to America and expects American children to start acting like Koreans then it's fine uwu. This is more like when Rain was "popular" in the west. No one cares about how you interpret their personalities.
Give it a rest. They're no better than normal armies. She was in Hollywood movies and shit. Ask a random person on the street who BTS are and unless you happened to pick a teenager who goes on Tumblr a lot, you're going to get a confused "What? There were a few other c-pop acts who I tried to get into, but again there was nowhere online where I could really engage with the entertainment. Nowadays, especially with the Huawei technology controversy, western culture and chinese culture have become so oppositional towards each other, and there are so many political aspects at play, that there's no way in hell China would have success exporting their entertainment, since the entire world is wary of Chinese government involvement in literally everything, and no one's happy about the fact that they are world leaders in technological advancements.
Also human rights and labour laws in China is a top concern within international relations, if westerners were to become supporters of Chinese celebrities, there would be constant controversy and backlash related to the rights of performers, which would overshadow any financial benefits of cultural exports for China. Kpop is well-received by westerners because South Korea has a long history of being influenced by the American occupation.
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