July 1st, 2017


ONE - 'heyahe' Teaser Images

Lyrics by ONE | Composed by ONE, iHwak, GroovyRoom | Arranged by GroovyRoom

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Source: @ygent_official

GroovyRoom are a duo prod team that are known to work with SIK-K, and Jay Park. This is one of my recent faves from them. They also did Hyolyn and Kisum's Fruity.
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APink's Bomi Does Blackface on SNL Korea

On July 1, APink appeared on SNL Korea. In this particular skit, they parodied the well-known Korean cartoon 아기공룡 둘리 (Dooly the Little Dinosaur). Bomi played the character Michol, who is seen to be a racist caricature of black people (though being an ethnically Korean character based on Michael Jackson). This isn't the first time the depiction of this character has come under fire for blackface (see last year's post on King of Masked Singer's Michol mask, which provides a recap of other instances). This also isn't the first time SNL Korea has been messy (just check their tag).

Source: tvN

Mods, I added a bit more context about the portrayal of the character since there isn't much to say about the narrative of the skit itself.
When will this Michol character lose all cultural relevance in Korea? When will Korea learn that blackface isn't okay no matter the intention?
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YG Confirms BIGBANG’s Taeyang Will Make Solo Comeback And Is Currently Working On His New MV

It looks like BIGBANG’s Taeyang is gearing up for his solo comeback!

Though YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyun Suk had already confirmed the news through an Instagram post in May, new details have emerged about the singer’s return.

Taeyang is reported to have held various discussions about the music video for his upcoming title track, with the final concept and filming date set during the last meeting on June 30. A source who attended the meeting said, “Taeyang was at every single meeting that was held. He was very serious about his work, checked every little detail and was actively pitching his own ideas. It made me think, ‘No wonder he’s risen to where he is now.'
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source: Soompi, YGlife, MBN