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Bringing you the best sounds and ideas in K-pop each week. Featuring guests in and around the k-pop community. On a regular basis, we recommend "hit replay" songs you should listen to, as well as provide semi-regular in-depth k-pop editorial told nowhere else.

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    • 4.1 • 97 Ratings

Bringing you the best sounds and ideas in K-pop each week. Featuring guests in and around the k-pop community. On a regular basis, we recommend "hit replay" songs you should listen to, as well as provide semi-regular in-depth k-pop editorial told nowhere else.

    When K-pop Fandom Harms Communities of Color

    When K-pop Fandom Harms Communities of Color

    In late 2020, “K-pop fans” were praised as a socially conscious monolithic community who used fancams to flood watchdog apps, hijack racist hashtags, and to buy-out Trump rally tickets. Often k-pop movements were externally seen as moving in the name of BLM, but, if you actually spoke with black k-pop fans, you’d see that not all of these gestures helped black k-pop fans. K-pop fans of color have, in actuality, endured years of anti-blackness from fellow k-pop fans, and we still see it today. From HYBE’s lack of action around its app which allows for racist language, image, and violent messaging, to the ongoing doxxing that we see happening on Twitter on fans of color who simply ask their favorite idols to do better, fandom has unfortunately been a force of harm for communities of color. So, to better understand the issues and explore what we could be doing next, we’ve assembled a panel of speakers.

    This episode is a recording of a #kpopchat conversation we held on Twitter Spaces. Every week on Twitter Spaces, we hold #kpopchat discussions on interesting things happening in and around the k-pop community.

    Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A

    Our Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast

    The Kpopcast Crew:
    twitter.com/TheKpopcast
    twitter.com/Sparker2
    twitter.com/michaelajkpop
    twitter.com/DJPeterLo
    kpopcast.net

    • 1 hr 14 min
    K-pop Hit Replays: Ash-B, BTOB, KISSXS, MCND, TXT

    K-pop Hit Replays: Ash-B, BTOB, KISSXS, MCND, TXT

    K-pop music recommendations for the fourth week of August, 202NE1.

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    Our Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast

    HIT REPLAYS:
    - Ash-B (애쉬비) - Part-Time https://youtu.be/5o2VuMOZBbw
    - 키세스 (KISSXS) - Hands On Me (Feat. 픽보이) https://youtu.be/FsU33YTcgIE
    - 비투비 (BTOB) - 'Outsider' https://youtu.be/1-rD_vr_2xQ
    - TXT (투모로우바이투게더) '0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) feat. Seori' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5bbqKYu51w
    - MCND 'Movin'(너에게로...)' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUTutwAPLYs

    The Kpopcast Crew:
    twitter.com/TheKpopcast
    twitter.com/Sparker2
    twitter.com/michaelajkpop
    twitter.com/DJPeterLo
    kpopcast.net

    • 22 min
    Megan Stallion x BTS, GFRIEND's Yuju, Wheein, Sandara Park join new labels, China crackdown on k-pop

    Megan Stallion x BTS, GFRIEND's Yuju, Wheein, Sandara Park join new labels, China crackdown on k-pop

    K-pop News Commentary for the fourth week of August.

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    Stories referenced:
    - Megan Thee Stallion Cleared by Judge to Release BTS Remix Friday After Taking Label to Court https://people.com/music/megan-thee-stallion-cleared-release-bts-remix-by-judge-claims-label-tried-blocking/
    - Former GFRIEND member Yuju signs with Kang Daniel's KONNECT Entertainment https://www.nme.com/en_asia/news/music/gfriend-yuju-sign-kang-daniel-konnect-entertainment-solo-career-3034598
    - MAMAMOO's Wheein officially signs with Ravi's THE L1VE label https://www.nme.com/news/music/mamamoo-wheein-signs-the-l1ve-ravi-vixx-3033599
    - Sandara Park Joins Sunmi And GOT7’s BamBam In Abyss Company https://www.soompi.com/article/1486623wpp/sandara-park-joins-sunmi-and-got7s-bambam-in-abyss-company
    - China’s Celebrity Culture Is Raucous. The Authorities Want to Change That. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/business/media/china-celebrity-culture.html

    The Kpopcast Crew:
    twitter.com/TheKpopcast
    twitter.com/Sparker2
    twitter.com/michaelajkpop
    twitter.com/DJPeterLo
    kpopcast.net

    • 37 min
    Stray Kids - Thunderous. A Noisy Review.

    Stray Kids - Thunderous. A Noisy Review.

    Stray Kids' album, No Easy, demonstrates how the boys have fully embraced their critiques and unique appeal. Joining us for a discussion on the album and title track, we welcome a few Stays: Jay of the Krazecast, Emily of the NYC Kpop Queens, and Freelance K-pop writer Crystal Bell.

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    Our Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast

    The Kpopcast Crew:
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    twitter.com/Sparker2
    twitter.com/michaelajkpop
    twitter.com/DJPeterLo
    kpopcast.net

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Jeongyeon Hiatus, Soojin's Departure, Secret Marriage, Kris Wu, "Virginal R&B," & Queendom

    Jeongyeon Hiatus, Soojin's Departure, Secret Marriage, Kris Wu, "Virginal R&B," & Queendom

    K-pop News Commentary for the third week of August.

    Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A

    Our Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast

    Name 3 Songs Podcast Episode with Stephanie: https://name3songs.com/2021/08/14/kpop-capitalism-and-the-illusion-of-the-american-dream/

    Stories referenced:
    - TWICE’s Jeongyeon To Temporarily Halt All Activities Again To Focus On Recovery https://www.soompi.com/article/1484356wpp/twices-jeongyeon-to-temporarily-halt-all-activities-again-to-focus-on-recovery
    - Social media war after K-pop’s Soojin leaves (G)I-dle over bullying claims https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/k-pop/bands/article/3145162/k-pop-star-soojin-leaves-gi-dle-following-school-bullying
    - Former Black Swan Member Hyeme Revealed To Have Been Secretly Married During Idol Days + Currently Undergoing Divorce https://www.soompi.com/article/1484170wpp/former-black-swan-member-hyeme-revealed-to-have-been-secretly-married-during-idol-days-currently-undergoing-divorce
    - Former EXO member Kris Wu formally arrested in China for alleged rape https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2021/08/398_314032.html
    - Certified Gold: Joshua Minsoo Kim Reviews International Pop Music For August https://thequietus.com/articles/30364-mara-becerra-ludmilla-gen-hoshino-pop-review-2
    - Red Velvet – ‘Queendom’ review: a safe but sometimes spellbinding return from SM’s ruling girl group https://www.nme.com/reviews/album/red-velvet-queendom-review-3022231


    The Kpopcast Crew:
    twitter.com/TheKpopcast
    twitter.com/Sparker2
    twitter.com/michaelajkpop
    twitter.com/DJPeterLo
    kpopcast.net

    • 29 min
    K-pop Hit Replays: NADA, DOHU, D.O., OMEGA X - W2 Aug. 202NE1

    K-pop Hit Replays: NADA, DOHU, D.O., OMEGA X - W2 Aug. 202NE1

    Kpop music recommendations for the second week of August, 202NE1.

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    HIT REPLAYS:
    - 나다 (NADA) - 신 (Spicy) https://youtu.be/v3rpW66v5aY
    - DOHU(도후) _ overthinking us https://youtu.be/jKpdTofE2E4
    - D.O. 디오 'Rose' https://youtu.be/_btxV8tJM7w
    - OMEGA X(오메가엑스) 'OMEGA X' https://youtu.be/zIPw2xBhd_o

    The Kpopcast Crew:
    twitter.com/TheKpopcast
    twitter.com/Sparker2
    twitter.com/michaelajkpop
    twitter.com/DJPeterLo
    kpopcast.net

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

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