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Zick Jasper (left) in the music video for

K-Pop Double Take: M.I.B's 5Zic Rebrands Himself On 'Zick Jasper' [VIDEO]

New Release 09.10.15 | 06:03PM EDT

On his single "Zick Jasper," released on June 12, rapper and frontman of the four-man South Korean hip-hop act M.I.B, 5Zic is using his new name, (you guessed it) Zick Jasper.

Red Velvet Releases Another Teaser for New Comeback Album

Album Review: Red Velvet Take Their Sound To The Next Level On Their 1st Studio Album 'The Red' [VIDEO]

Reviews 09.09.15 | 04:56PM EDT

Released on Wednesday, "The Red" is an exciting and concise collection of forward-thinking K-pop that melds many contemporary styles and solid performances into one pleasing, solid whole.

DAY6

Review: JYP's 1st-Ever Boy Band DAY6 Debut With The Creative Rock Ballad 'Congratulations' [VIDEO]

New Release 09.08.15 | 04:58PM EDT

As JYP's first ever male idol group and the label's first act to debut with a live band concept, DAY6, who debuted on Tuesday with the song, "Congratulations," are a welcome addition to the company's roster.

the album cover for South Korean indie group Soul Paper's new single

Review: Soul Paper Blur The Lines Between Folk And Dance Music On The Mesmerizing 'Halang Halang' Featuring Joo Ye In [AUDIO]

New Release 09.03.15 | 05:30PM EDT

"Halang Halang," released Monday by Soul Paper, has way too funky a beat to be folk, but includes too much subdued piano and acoustic guitar to be considered a straight-ahead dance song.

F.T. Island

K-Pop Double Take: F.T. Island Let Loose Their Inner Animal On The New Single 'Puppy' [VIDEO]

New Release 09.04.15 | 01:48PM EDT

When South Korean pop rock band F.T. Island returned on Aug. 16 with their 22nd single release "Puppy," they unleashed a sound that is an exciting stylistic departure for the group.

Zion.T and Gaeko in the

K-Pop Classics: Remember When Primary, Zion.T And Gaeko's 2012 Track 'See Through' Made You Want To Dance All Night? [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 09.01.15 | 05:12PM EDT

On his 2012 release "See Through," Primary drew from modern acts like Kanye West or Frank Ocean, but also added a clever mixture of early East Coast rap with a dash of Nile Rodgers-produced '70s disco.

the album cover of Kassy's debut single

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Kassy Kills It As A Singer And Rapper On Her Debut Single 'In My Bed' [AUDIO]

New Release 08.31.15 | 06:09PM EDT

Kassy manages an almost schizophrenic switch between vocal personas on her debut single "In My Bed," released Tuesday, demonstrating her ability as both a singer and MC.

South Korean hip-hop artists Mad Clown (left) and B-Free

K-Pop Throwback: The Quiett, Jerry.K, B-Free And Mad Clown Are At Their Best On 'People's Radio' From 2010 [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 08.27.15 | 03:28PM EDT

"People's Radio," the 2010 collaboration between The Quiett, Jerry.K, B-Free and Mad Clown, finds each of the rappers young, hungry and producing a sound every bit as great as the beat they are rhyming over.

Yankie, Zion.T, Tablo and Loco in the

K-Pop Double Take: Yankie, Zion.T, Loco And Epik High's Tablo Set It Off Over A Bombastically Classic Beat On 'Sold Out' [VIDEO]

New Release 08.25.15 | 07:25PM EDT

It's exciting to hear South Korean rapper Yankie channeling the same undeniable rush of those crushing classic rap beats on his single "Sold Out" featuring Zion.T, Tablo and Loco, released on May 25.

Girls Generation [SNSD] Holds Party Single Full Comeback Showcase [Talk4]

South Korean Government Removes 48 Speakers Blasting Girls' Generation, Big Bang At The Border Following Agreement With Pyongyang

Breaking News 08.24.15 | 09:03PM EDT

Though the 48 speakers blasting K-pop, along with anti-North Korea propaganda in the DMZ have been taken down as of Tuesday morning local time, the unique tactic appears to have had a major effect.

Girls' Generation in the

Review: Girls' Generation Show The Signs Of Their Musical Growth On New Single 'Lion Heart' [VIDEO]

New Release 08.25.15 | 02:40PM EDT

It's inspiring to see Girls' Generation channeling their years onstage and into the studio to make the kind of deeper sound that only comes with experience on their new single "Lion Heart," released on Aug. 18

Roy Kim delivered a stirring solo performance at KCON LA.

Roy Kim Discusses College Life And His Rise To K-Pop Stardom During KCON LA [EXCLUSIVE]

Hot Issues 08.23.15 | 12:35PM EDT

Roy Kim talks about his double-life as a college student who is also a K-pop vocalist in this exclusive KpopStarz video interview.

electronic trio Trampauline

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Electro Pop Trio Trampauline Forge A Sound All Their Own On 'Such A Clown' [AUDIO]

New Release 08.20.15 | 06:37PM EDT

Listening to "Such A Clown," the new single released Tuesday by Trampauline, it's clear what makes the group special is their unique take on keyboard-driven dance music.

album cover of Giriboy's

K-Pop Double Take: Giriboy, C-Jamm, Black Nut Mix It Up With Live Musicians On 'Like As Fixed' From 'Sexual Perceptions' [AUDIO]

New Release 08.19.15 | 06:37PM EDT

Released back in March, Giriboy's "Like As Fixed" featuring C-Jamm and Black Nut, from the album "Sexual Perceptions," is part of a growing wave of South Korean rap acts channeling California hip-hop icons.

The cover of Yellow Monsters' 2014 album,

Korean Rock Recall: Yellow Monsters Rocket Through A Dizzying Array Of Genres On 2014's 'Commie' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 08.19.15 | 11:14AM EDT

Korean hard rockers Yellow Monsters make it clear that they're no one-trick ponies on their 2014 track "Commie."

the album cover of Jang Hye Jin's new single

Review: Jang Hye Jin Serves Up A Soulful Sound For End Of Summertime On 'Summer Lady' Featuring Andup [AUDIO]

New Release 08.17.15 | 06:42PM EDT

The impressive resume of veteran pop performer Jang Hye Jin is hard to believe, considering the fresh, vivacious energy of her new single, "Summer Lady," released on Monday.

Mamamoo

K-Pop's New 'It' Girls Mamamoo Hint At Musical Styles They May Explore In Video Interview [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 08.18.15 | 06:31PM EDT

Mamamoo took some time out of their whirlwind schedule to talk rocking out, why the "The Great Gatsby" would be a good look for the band and why their sound is more than just quirky in an exclusive video chat.

Ja Mezz in the

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: With A Strong Nod To West Coast Rap, Ja Mezz Reimagines The Korean Hip-Hop Sound On 'Pilot' [VIDEO]

New Release 08.13.15 | 06:51PM EDT

It's exciting to hear South Korean rapper Ja Mezz raise his gin and juice in the air in support of the classic West Coast rap sound on his new single "Pilot" from the album "1/4," released on Tuesday.

a still from the music video for Fromm's

Editor's Pick: Fall In Love With South Korean Folk Singer Fromm's Enchanting New Single 'Moonlight Dancing' [VIDEO]

New Release 08.11.15 | 07:08PM EDT

It is difficult not to be have your heartstrings tugged at by "Moonlight Dancing," the latest single from South Korean folk singer-songwriter Fromm, released on July 31.

album cover for Simba Zawadi's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Simba Zawadi Of Awaken Tongues Brings Hot Fire To A Cool Jazz Rap Beat On 'Remedies Market' [AUDIO]

New Release 08.07.15 | 10:32PM EDT

The beauty of "Remedies Market," the new solo single released Wednesday by Simba Zawadi of Awaken Tongues, is in the way the rapper's searing high-energy rhymes balance out the jazzy, almost loungey musical accompaniment.

T.O.P (left) and G-Dragon in the

Review: Big Bang Save The Best For Last On 'Zutter' As GD & TOP Take Center Stage For The 4th Installment Of The 'MADE' Series [VIDEO]

New Release 08.07.15 | 01:28AM EDT

The Big Bang song "Zutter," released Wednesday as the final installment in their "MADE" singles series, (or as the "E" in "MADE"), is arguably the group's most blazing and edgy single to date.

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