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ToppDogg

ToppDogg Wants To Entertain You! The Rap Group On Their Next Album And The New 10-Piece Lineup [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 01.20.16 | 03:10PM EST

ToppDogg discussed their creative process, the problems that arise in being a large outfit and the ways that being considered a K-pop boy band can be limiting, in a KpopStarz exclusive interview.

Annie Ko of Love X Stereo

Annie Ko Of Love X Stereo Discusses The Seoul-Based Electro Duo's Past And Future [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 01.28.16 | 04:35PM EST

Last week, Love X Stereo frontwoman and keyboardist Annie Ko took the time to talk with KpopStarz about "We Love We Leave, Part 2," the band's diverse background and what the band's songs are about.

Epik High's Tablo performing at SXSW in 2015. False accusations he hadn't actually graduated from Stanford were mentioned in a Reddit discussion Friday on silly K-pop scandals.

Reddit Thread On 'Dumbest K-Pop Scandals' Prompts Frank Discussion On Performers' Right To Have A Social Life

Breaking News 01.15.16 | 08:10PM EST

Is a South Korean performer getting married or dating someone actually a scandal? The question was among several thought-provoking issues raised in a discussion within the largest K-pop fan group on Reddit on Friday.

still shot from Laboum's music video for

K-Pop Double Take: Cyndi Lauper's Iconic Style Is Alive And Well On Laboum's Latest 'Aalow Aalow' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.14.16 | 05:21PM EST

Laboum's single "Aalow Aalow," released on Dec. 6, is a clear riff on Cyndi Lauper's 1983 hit "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" with a bit of the sounf K-pop icons like Girls' Generation and SISTAR for good measure.

Lucky J

Review: Lucky J Combines The Best Of Then And Now On The Epic Showstopper 'No Love' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.13.16 | 02:34PM EST

Lucky J's single "No Love," released Friday, melds a melody from the traditional Korean string instrument Haegeum with shiny synth work and modern rap drums, creating an unforced fusion of past and present.

Review: Mino And Taeyhun Strip WINNER's Sound Down To The Bare Essentials On 'Pricked' [AUDIO]

Review: Mino And Taeyhun Strip WINNER's Sound Down To The Bare Essentials On 'Pricked' [AUDIO]

New Release 01.13.16 | 02:11PM EST

Released on Monday, the new WINNER single "Pricked" featuring band members Mino and Taehyun show fans a raw side to WINNER than they haven't seen so far.

Dal Shabet shooting the

Review: Brave Brothers's Unabashedly '80s Pop Sound Makes His 1st Single For Dal Shabet 'Someone Like U' The Highlight Of 'Naturalness' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.12.16 | 07:39PM EST

If you're the type of person who pines for the all-but-lost art of crafting a light, upbeat '80s pop song, then there is a lot for you to like in "Someone Like U," from Dal Shabet's EP "Naturalness," released on Jan. 5.

the album cover of Jager and Lucas's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Jager & Lucas Light A Fire With A Hypnotic Electric Piano Hook On 'Talk To You' [AUDIO]

New Release 01.11.16 | 05:31PM EST

On Jager & Lucas's latest single "Talk To You," released on Friday, the South Korean rap duo flow over a Fender Rhodes electric piano groove that reels you in and keeps you there.

a South Korean soldier turns on speakers blasting K-pop in Korea's DMZ

'Me Gustas Tu' By Gfriend, Big Bang's 'Bang Bang Bang' Among K-Pop Songs Currently Being Blasted At South Korean Border

Issues 01.08.16 | 06:18PM EST

North Korea may have attracted global concern this week after producing a big bang in a blast the country's leadership claimed was a hydrogen bomb, but come Friday, South Korea had unleashed their own Big Bang.

Anda in the music video for

Review: Anda Cranks Up The Attitude On 'Taxi' The Vocalist's 3rd Single Since Changing Her Name From Andamiro [VIDEO]

New Release 01.07.16 | 08:43PM EST

It is what Anda (formerly known as Andamiro) does when her vocals appear in the mix on Taxi," released Thursday, that defines why she is an artist to watch.

Korean rap star Cheetah, seen here trapped in a maze of gold.

Review: 'Unpretty Rapstar' Winner Cheetah Strikes Back With 'Star Wars' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.08.16 | 02:46PM EST

On her latest single "Star Wars," released Dec. 18, South Korean rapper and "Unpretty Rapstar" champion Cheetah captures the spirit of the moment with a current-sounding single.

iKON at fan event on Nov. 28 in Guangzhou, China

K-Pop Double Take: iKON Are At Their Best On The Title Track Of Debut Album 'Welcome Back' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.06.16 | 08:16PM EST

It is on their debut album's title track "Welcome Back" that iKON really seems to hit their stride, grabbing hold of the song's slinky groove and nailing it to the wall.

album cover for Olltii's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Get Lost In Space With Olltii On 'Outer Planet' Featuring Chatterbox [AUDIO]

New Release 01.04.16 | 05:31PM EST

The celestial void may be the theme of "Outer Planet" featuring Chatterbox, the new single released Wednesday by Olltii, but the earthy R&B sound keeps the MCs deeply rooted on soulfully solid ground.

album cover for Red Velvet's

'The Red' By Red Velvet Tops Our Editor's Picks For The 5 Best K-Pop Albums Of 2015

Trends 12.30.15 | 09:10PM EST

There was nothing in 2015 quite like the near hallucinogenic high-energy pop of Red Velvet's "The Red," our editor's pick for the best K-pop album of 2015.

Kim Dasom of SISTAR

Dasom Claims Her Mother's Pride Was All That Kept The Singer From Leaving SISTAR During Early Struggles With The Band

Music Show / Music Chart 12.28.15 | 04:30PM EST

When news of SISTAR vocalist Dasom's comments on her near departure from her group were leaked online on Dec. 24, it prompted fan discussion of what life would be like for the superstar K-pop act as a three-piece.

Korean electronic pop wizards From the Airport.

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: From The Airport's Songwriting Is As Smart As Ever On 'Flying Walls' [VIDEO]

Hidden Treasures 12.29.15 | 05:41PM EST

On the From The Airport's single "Flying Walls," from the group's first-ever full-length album "You Could Imagine," released in January, the electronic rock act deliver the pop goods without dumbing down their sound.

Yankie's

Yankie Is Our Editor's Top Pick For The 10 Best Korean Rap Songs Of 2015 With 'Sold Out' Featuring Zion.T, Loco And Epik High's Tablo

Old K-Pop 12.18.15 | 11:12PM EST

Yankie's "Sold Out" featuring Zion.T, Loco And Epik High's Tablo may have received top honors, but all of the rappers on this list of the best rap songs of 2015 are among the most innovative performers of the genre.

The collar-popping rap trio MFBTY.

K-Pop Double Take: MFBTY's Collective Cry Outshines The Competition On 'Buckubucku' Featuring EE, Rap Monster And Dino-J [VIDEO]

New Release 12.22.15 | 04:25PM EST

Rap's group mentality is alive and well on MFBTY's single "Buckubucku," featuring EE, Dino-J and Rap Monster, from the South Korean act's album "Wondaland," released on March 16.

the album cover of Yolhoon's self-titled new EP

Review: Yolhoon Receive An Extraterrestrial Transmission From The Starman On Their Self-Titled Debut Single [AUDIO]

New Release 12.17.15 | 07:23PM EST

On Yolhoon's debut single, released Wednesday, they don't just pay homage to David Bowie in vocal inflection and production, they both channel EDM and mid-career material of Radiohead and U2.

Owol

Former Wonder Boyz Singer K Discusses His New Solo Career As Owol [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 12.17.15 | 04:31PM EST

Earlier this week, Wonder Boyz lead singer, K, now known as Owol, took some time to discuss his upcoming solo career, his former band and what's in a name, in a KpopStarz exclusive interview.

cover of illinit's

K-Pop Double Take: Wave Your Hands In The Air For illinit's Anthemic Album Track 'Beer In My Backpack' From 'Made In '98' [AUDIO]

New Release 12.15.15 | 08:18PM EST

Bump "Beer In My Backpack," the standout cut from the 11-song album "Made In '98" released on Nov. 25 by South Korean rapper illinit and you may find yourself waving your hand in the air like you just don't care.

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