Taeyang Set to Enlist in March

And Taeyang makes three. Right on the heels of G-Dragon‘s announced enlistment, YG Entertainment revealed Taeyang will be enlisting on March 12. The news comes just a couple weeks after Taeyang and actress Min Hyo-rin solidified their nuptials. It seems the men of BIGBANG are being quite methodical about their approach to fulfilling their mandatory military service. Both BIGBANG members had been waiting for confirmation … Continue reading Taeyang Set to Enlist in March

Steam Wishes You a Happy New Year!

Gamers may want to clear their schedule for the next few weeks. Steam has decided to ring in the Lunar New Year with an amazing sale! From Feb. 15 – 19, Steam is commemorating the Year of the Dog by offering a massive sale on all games that include a dog character. They’re boasting “Thousands of games on sale,” with some games getting a discount … Continue reading Steam Wishes You a Happy New Year!

When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

“Ran into this girl. I said I’m tired of explaining. Man, this shit is draining. But I’m not really allowed to be mad.” — “Mad,” Solange I’m just going to come out and say it: Being a black fan of Korean pop music hurts. A lot. Often. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being involved (in a very small way) in the Korean music … Continue reading When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

The Seventh Day Begins! JunHyeok Announces Solo Debut!

Former contestant of KBS idol reboot show “The Unit” and former member of K-Rock band Day6, Lim Jun Hyeok has announced his upcoming debut solo single album “Stay.” The project will be released on Feb. 22, 2018 and contains two songs. He wrote both songs himself. Fans can anticipate his first fan meeting as a solo artist to take place in March. It has been … Continue reading The Seventh Day Begins! JunHyeok Announces Solo Debut!

G-Dragon to Enlist at the End of February

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, YG Entertainment officially announced G-Dragon‘s enlistment. After receiving his draft notice, the BIGBANG leader and one of K-pop’s veritable legends decided to fulfill his mandatory military service starting on Feb. 27. Along with members Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, GD (birth name Kwon Ji-yong) successfully completed BIGBANG’s “LAST DANCE Tour” at Gocheok Sky Dome. He will be the second of the BIGBANG … Continue reading G-Dragon to Enlist at the End of February

‘DNA’ Goes GOLD!

On Feb. 9, 2018, just three days after “Mic Drop” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), “DNA,” the lead single from BTS’ most recent EP, “Love Yourself: Her,” has been certified Gold with 500,000 units sold digitally. This is the second Gold certification, stamping BTS’ place in music history as the first K-Pop group to receive multiple Gold certifications in the … Continue reading ‘DNA’ Goes GOLD!

Michael Smith-Grant Joins Hooked eSports

On January 31, Hooked eSports announced the signing of veteran gamer Michael “Malice” Smith-Grant, who will represent the brand in two games and join their Stream Team. The multi-hyphenate Smith-Grant will represent the team in Hearthstone and Dragon Ball Z. Hooked eSports signs Michael "Malice" Grant to multiple divisions https://t.co/z8pgug3jI2 pic.twitter.com/fBDUJuYNL9 — Hooked eSports (@HookedeSports) January 31, 2018 In the official press release, Smith-Grant stated, “I’ve … Continue reading Michael Smith-Grant Joins Hooked eSports

SHINee’s Jonghyun Shines Oh So Brightly in ‘Shinin’

On Jan. 22, 2018, SM Entertainment released the the late Kim Jonghyun‘s music video for his song “Shinin’,” which is the title track off of his posthumous album, “Poet | Artist.” “Shinin’” is a true testament to Jonghyun’s love of syncapated rhythms and funky percussion. His voice floats and lilts over a ’80s-esque dance breakdown while a tasteful trap beat interjects periodically through the verses, … Continue reading SHINee’s Jonghyun Shines Oh So Brightly in ‘Shinin’