November 21, 2014

HyoEun's List - KPOP Male Rappers + Song Recommendations

안녕하세요! ^^

Recently I watched videos where they share their own favourite KPOP rappers
And I thought of doing the same too :D

Since everyone has their own taste in music
I won't judge

Here I'm going to share to you some of my favourite KPOP male rappers (REAL rappers!)
Just to name a few...

Feel free to click and play the music.
(For better understanding purpose, I've tried to share videos with English Subs.)

Let's start the rap party! *^^*

P/S: Purely for sharing purpose.

Tablo & Mithra (Epik High)

One of the legends. A song that tells us not to forget our dream.
Rap doesn't always goes with hard beat and gangsta.
It can be as lively as it could be.
Epik High proves it possible. :)

Tablo & Mithra (Epik High) / Beenzino / Verbal Jint / Mino (WINNER) / B.I & Bobby (iKON)

A song that gathered 7 cool rappers.
Without losing each of their rapping style, the song was performed epik-ly gooood.
Way to go! Show 'em the real rap thing!!

Gary (Leessang)

Not to forget, another Hip Hop Legend (I would say so)... Leessang
The duo started to gain increasingly attention and popularity ever since Gary (lead rapper) starred in the K-Industry well-known tv variety show - Running Man
They may not like other KPOP male idol groups always on the tv, but their musics are good!
Besides of Gary's recognizable voice, his rapping sounds so naturally like he is talking to you.
<Poison Gas> (or Malice), is one of my favourite songs from them..
It gets addictive once I listened to it... not sure does it goes same to you?

MC Mong

Another KPOP industry sunbae (or senior).
The music he made have this... I don't know how to explain... something like hidden attractiveness that people tend to click the replay button, over and over again
I choose a recent song of his - Miss Me or Diss Me
And I think you would be able to get me after you listen to it.

Mad Clown

Honestly, I don't know much about Mad Clown before his collaboration with Soyou (the girl in the picture above; a member of girl group - SISTAR)
He has his own style of rapping which I find it interesting and enjoyable
Even his live performance sounded just the same as the recording!
p/s: he has a cute look with the round specs.. but don't underestimate him

G-Dragon (BIG BANG)

What should I say?
I mean, its obvious.
The icon of KPOP industry.
It's hard for me to choose one song from him which I like the most. So I chose one each from his two albums. Also his title songs.
Not to forget <This Love> <Breathe> <Crayon> <Crooked> <Who You> <Coup D'etat>
... and more!
The beats are very addictive!

Yong Jun Hyung (BEAST)

When you talk about KPOP rapper, how can you possibly not to put him into the list?
His rap lines may seems simple or easy to understand, but how about matching it with the rhythm?
How you present your lines, conveying your message to the listeners are more important, I think.
He is also the music producer for his group - BEAST... which I admire his talent a lot
p/s: do you realize their songs always hit onto the top of music chart?

Zico / Park Kyung / P.O (Block B)

Left to right: Kyung, Zico, P.O

From the group name itself you would understand their music concept.
Hip Hop. Rap. Gangsta. Boys behind the block.
Well three of them don't really debut as a sub-unit group (the rapper line), so in order to show you their rapping, I found this video.
Honestly I just only listened to this song few minutes ago before writing this post.
Free and easy rapping, ... I like it!
Check out their Block B songs: <Nanlina> <Nilini Mambo> <Jackpot>

Bang Yong Guk / Zelo (B.A.P)

Bang Yong Guk's charismatic and magnetic voice - Zelo's crazy fast rapping
Girls just like it! *~*
Check out their B.A.P songs: <Warrior> <Power> <One Shot>

Rap Monster /SUGA / J-Hope (BTS)

BangTan (means, Bulletproof)
One of the few idol groups that claimed to be a Hip-Hop concept group
A little facts about the rapper line (Rap Monster, SUGA, J-Hope)...
They actually write rap lyrics for their own part, everytime (not like some other groups which only know how to sing/rap, but they don't know anything about expressing themselves individually)
And SUGA is one of the music producers for his own group
Very talented group, don't you agree?
(I know it sounded a bit bias... err... can't help :p )

Short caption on the video clips:

Video 1: 'Satoori' basically means 'dialect' in Korean. SUGA and J-Hope are actually rap in their own mother tongue, which it sounded much different from the proper/official Korean pronunciation, which was later done by RM.
Video 2: Heard of Eminem's cypher before? Well.. basically that's the concept. Currently there are three cyphers performed by the boys. Part 1, 2, 3. Particularly, I like Pt. 2 the most! :D

Ilhoon (BTOB)

His name is ilhoon, with an "i" in the front
Relatively young rapper in the KPOP music industry
But he has his unique rapping skills
Young, yet sounded mature
Btw, do you think his voice sounds like another guy?
Hint: A guy who was mentioned earlier in this post...
Check out BTOB songs: <WOW> <Irresistible Lips> <Second Confession> 

And its the end of today's sharing session :'(

Wait a minute!!

DID you just scroll from up to down, glancing through? :O
COME ON... Click into one of it and give it a try ;)
And who knows, you actually would enjoy it.

To re-emphasize, the aritists and songs above are just my favourites and recommendation to you.
Yet there are many more talented artists out there, I admit

Hope you have a good time :D

'Til the next time~

October 8, 2014

21 Facts About Me

I was tagged by a uni-friend, Ethan, to do this "20 Facts" challenge on Facebook. And basically, this would explain why I'm writing this out of the blue. Sorry for my delay. Following you, Ethan, I'm giving away 21 facts about me, right here :)

And here you go...

1. I'm a PURE Chinese although I'm called by the name Sakura.
2. The meaning of my Chinese name is "to remember God's love".
3. I'm the eldest among my siblings, and cousins on my father's side.
4. First time traveling by airplane when I was 2 years old +. That was a trip to Singapore.
5. I love singing at very young age. Mostly got influenced by my mum. Performed on stage at the age of 5. It was during my first year kindergarten graduating ceremony.
6. My first crush happened when I was 5. He was studying in the class beside mine.
7. I learned organ before piano.
8. I signed up for art class before, but gave up after few classes. (Really no talent in drawing >.<)
9. I started to wear specs since I was 9.
10. I've been a prefect during my primary schooling time.
11. I like counting / maths a lot. Gene from my dad, probably. (Part of reasons why I chose Accounting and Finance?)
12. I got my first cellphone and ATM card (or, also known as debit card now) at the age of 12.
13. I started to learn Korean since I was 13.
14. I had 4 wisdom teeth, and all pulled out. (And I'm still keeping them, washed and cleaned heh :D)
15. I don't have sweet tooth. I couldn't finish a bar of chocolate by myself. It will take me hours to finish all.
16. I couldn't twist my tongue although both of my siblings do.
17. I got 7 ear-piercing (as of now).
18. I have acrophobia. Meaning irritation fear of height.
19. As a group, I participated in dancing competition during secondary schooling time. (Well.. we didn't win thou)
20. I speak fast in Chinese, but I don't pronounce accurately. I tend to combine words and pronounce them as if a single word. (Maybe you won't realize it after hanging long enough with me heh)
21. I'm turning 21 years old this year! (Whoohoo~)

Well, basically that's about me. :) I hope I didn't bore you.

Somehow I feel this would be interesting to read when I am old.. Memories overflow ~.~

August 6, 2014


Voice of Nilai 初赛




说我们入围了——进决赛 LOL




我们得快快选曲才行。。。。。。。mamma miaaaa >_<


June 15, 2014

JUNE 14 —— BTS 1st Anniversary!!



FROM LEFT (From the eldest to the youngest):

                                  JIN > SUGA > J-Hope > Rap Monstar > Jimin > V > Jung Kook

Why do I like BTS?
They are DORKY, don't they?? =D

Let me slightly introduce you to them~!


- JIN -
Vocalist & Visual
The eldest
Has a VERY flexible waist
Always thinks he is the most handsome! (And he IS handsome!)
Loves cute things and PINK!
Good in cooking

- SUGA -
Has VERY fair skin (white like paper!)
Good in fast rapping
The one who changes 180 degree on and off stage (claimed by members)
The most lazy to move in hostel (Grandpa Suga)
Was in student council (a good boy??)
Was not good in aegyo/being cute before debut
The member who doesn't listen to their managers most

- J-Hope-
Lead dancer & Rapper
VERY good in dancing (like all types of dance!)
Hopeful charisma (just like his name)
The one who nags a lot in hostel
Doesn't like scary stories/movies/anything

- Rap Monstar -
Leader & Rapper
The only original member of the line (in Bangtan Boys Scout)
Has a sexy voice
Was chosen as one of the KPOP rappers who make interesting rap
Learn English by himself
Was an engineering student (clever geeks!!)
Hands of destroy (destroys things he touches)

- Jimin - 
Dancer & Vocalist
Best known with his impressive abs
Has the most aegyo among members
Has the most recognizable voice
Has cute eyes (disappears when he smiles :3)
Always chosen as the last in terms of outlook (but he still thinks he is the most handsome :D)

- V -
The 4-dimension guy (unpredictable guy)
The mysterious member (was not made known until the debut day)
Was said 4 fan clubs created after his debut photo was revealed (WOW)
The one who has the least lines (in BTS' songs)
Many girls claimed to like him, but none confronts him in person (aww~)
Enjoys anime/manga
Know nothing about cooking (its a nightmare!)

 - Jung Kook -
Vocalist & Dancer
The youngest (maknae)
Literally good in EVERYTHING! (Dance, Vocal, Rap, Work-out... Golden maknae!!)
Claimed he wasn't intended to become an artist when he went for audition (it is in your gene!)
Was claimed by members who doesn't know how to aegyo
Still struggling how to express himself to his fans (hwaiting~)
The one who watches the most scary stories/movies among members

Well that is obviously not all about them...
But I'm just summing up some of the points which I would like to say about each of them :D The things how I sees them.
Indeed, I would agree (raising up my hands and legs) to say that they deserved to be the BEST ROOKIES of 2013.

I'm looking forward with MORE of their powerful and energetic performances in the future! Even now I won't get sick after listening, back to back, to their songs.

If I get a chance to choose who I want to become as a singer, definitely, I would want to be like them!! (girls can be as charisma as the guys too, don't they? HAHAHA whatever~ :3)

Happy 1st Anniversay, BTS! (\\^0^//)
1주년 축하해용! 방탄소년단!
사랑해용~! 화이팅~~~~~~~!

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