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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]

Reviews 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]

Reviews 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.

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]

Reviews 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.

lovelyz

Review: Lovelyz Return With A Cure For Your Winter Blues On Their Uplifting New Single 'For You' [VIDEO]

Reviews 12.16.15 | 04:48PM EST

South Korean girl group Lovelyz latest single "For You," released on Dec. 7, is a cheery mid-tempo slice of K-pop, driven by a peppy electro groove and an optimistic-feeling chorus.

TWICE

K-Pop Album Double Take: TWICE Attain Near Perfection On Their Debut EP 'The Story Begins' [VIDEO]

Reviews 12.18.15 | 01:38PM EST

Though they were chosen from a group of previously unknown performers courtesy of the South Korean reality TV program "Sixteen," TWICE pull off an incredible feat on "The Story Begins," released Oct. 20.

album cover for Freelow's “Halftime Mixtape,” released Friday.

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Korean Rapper Freelow Keeps His Cool On 'To Hayden' From 'Halftime Mixtape' [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.14.15 | 04:33PM EST

On "To Hayden," from Freelow's "Halftime Mixtape," (released Friday) the squarely quantized rhythm track creates the perfect sense of detachment and the springboard for Freelow's best performance on the album.

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Review: 'Show Me The Money 4' Finalist Innovator And Scary P Of High Flies Flow Over Gospel-Infused Post-Bop On 'iiF' [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.11.15 | 05:45PM EST

"iiF" the latest single released Wednesday by Innovator, a semi-finalist on the fourth season of the rap competition "Show Me The Money," and Scary P of the group High Flies is a powerful and creative beat.

still from Haihm's

K-Pop Throwback: Examining The Magical Qualities Of Haihm's 2014 Single 'Bird No Singing' [VIDEO]

Reviews 12.10.15 | 05:46PM EST

In her riveting single from 2014, "Bird No Singing," Korean electronic producer Haihm uses technology and inginuity to make modern-day magic in her music.

DR. JART+ BB Mate Contouring 1.2.3 Kit review

K-Beauty Review [+VIDEO]: DR. JART+ BB Mate Contouring 1.2.3 Kit

Reviews 01.11.16 | 02:06PM EST

K-Beauty Review [+VIDEO]: DR. JART+ BB Mate Contouring 1.2.3 Kit

album cover for Wekeyz's

K-Pop Double Take: Korean Rapper Wekeyz Teams Up With Kirin And Hoody To Create A '90s Throwback With Some Class On 'Want Me Girl' [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.09.15 | 07:35PM EST

A good example of the great results of a classic rap sound through a different cultural lens is "Want Me Girl," released Nov. 27 by Wekeyz and featuring vocalists Kirin and Hoody.

album cover for Kassy's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Kassy Keeps It Sultry On Her Cool 2nd Single 'Ooh Ooh Ooh' Featuring Eluphant Of VIRUS [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.07.15 | 03:36PM EST

Considering how few artists disappear after their first release, its exhilarating to see Kassy release another quality slow jam like "Ooh Ooh Ooh" featuring rapper Eluphant of the rap group VIRUS, released on Nov. 30.

album cover for Kim Park Chella's

Review: Kim Park Chella Strikes A Soulful Pose On 'Icecap' Featuring Esbee [AUDIO]

Reviews 12.03.15 | 08:33PM EST

With achord progression straight out of Tin Pan Alley, a guitar part acknowledging Motown and Stax and a punchy drum beat that will shake you awake, Kim dials in the vibe immediately on "Icecap," released Monday.

Eastern Sidekick

K-Indie Spotlight: Exploring The Inner Workings Of Eastern Sidekick's 'Digger' [VIDEO]

Reviews 12.04.15 | 02:03PM EST

On their latest single "Digger," released on Oct. 29 as part of their second full-length album, "Total Reflection," South Korean rockers Eastern Sidekick somehow simultaneously sound out-of-control and tightly wound.

Green Club

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Korean Rap Group Green Club Keep Things Light And Jazzy On Their Name-Dropping New Single 'Studio' [VIDEO]

Reviews 12.02.15 | 05:57PM EST

On the single "Studio," released on Tuesday, Green Club embody both the playful experimentation and laidback attitude of 1940s beboppers. The result is one of the year's best tracks.

Miss A Suzy Holds Clalen Interjojo Fansign Event

'Sound Of A Flower' Starring miss A Member Suzy Bae Flounders At The Box Office

Stars on TV / Movies 12.03.15 | 12:10PM EST

'Sound Of A Flower,' starring Suzy Bae of girl group miss A, was met with dismal results on its opening weekend.

album cover for Nine Muses's

Review: Nine Muses Team Up With Brave Brothers To Produce Their Best Release Yet On 'Sleepless Night' From The 'Lost' EP [VIDEO]

Reviews 11.25.15 | 06:26PM EST

On the new Nine Muses single "Sleepless Night," producer Brave Brother lands the singers in their sweet spot embodying both the detached cool of Lim Kim or IU with the powerful precision of Wonder Girls or 4Minute.

album cover for Risso's

Review: Risso Continues Her Inventive Run Of Electrofunk Releases On 'A Little Bit More' By Humming Urban Stereo's Z.LINN [AUDIO]

Reviews 11.19.15 | 07:34PM EST

Written and produced by Humming Urban Stereo's Z.LINN "A Little Bit More," which came out Wednesday features the rich layers of vintage synthesizers and popping melodies that are the group's trademark.

Choiza (left) and Gaeko in the

Review: Dynamic Duo Are As Silly As They Want To Bee On 'Jam' From The New Album 'Grand Carnival' [VIDEO]

Reviews 11.17.15 | 03:53PM EST

In the video for their new single "Jam," from the album "Grand Carnival" released on Tuesday, Choiza and Gaeko of the South Korean hip-hop act Dynamic Duo look like they're having serious fun playing the fool.

album cover for Ven's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Ven Teams Up With Paloalto To Create The Soulfully Atmospheric Rap Single '6' [AUDIO]

Reviews 11.16.15 | 06:13PM EST

"6," released Monday by Ven may be getting marketed as an R&B song, as it is his single, with the only rapping coming from Paloalto. Yet in both rhythmic feel and prominence in the mix, it's clearly a rap track.

Brown Eyed Girls in the

K-Pop Double Take: Brown Eyed Girls Go Disco On The Single 'Brave New World' [VIDEO]

Reviews 11.17.15 | 05:05PM EST

On "Brave New World" the new single from Brown Eyed Girls from the album "Basic," released on Nov. 4, the South Korean girl group takes classic disco tropes and gives them a modern K-pop once-over.

album cover of VIXX's

Album Review: VIXX Crank Their Sound To The Limit On 2nd Full-Length Release 'Chained Up' [AUDIO]

Reviews 11.17.15 | 04:27PM EST

Releasedon on Nov. 10, VIXX's "Chained Up" is an intense album that at times tests the sonic limits of K-pop while remaining melodic, anthemic and a little bit naughty throughout.

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