Arts and Entertainment

The dark side of the K-pop Industry

The dark side of the K-pop Industry

Over the past few years, K-pop has become increasingly popular among people of all ages. Korean pop groups have been breaking records, covering music charts, emerging into the Western entertainment industry and winning the hearts of listeners all around the world....

Opinion: Don’t be fooled, K-Pop is drowning in racism

Opinion: Don’t be fooled, K-Pop is drowning in racism

Social media is filled with headlines praising K-pop fans and idols for allegedly supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement through a black box or a donation. News of BTS and their fans donating millions of dollars to Black Lives Matter, and a multitude of fandoms...

Review: SuperM lights up The Forum

Review: SuperM lights up The Forum

SuperM, known as the "Avengers of K-pop," is a South Korean boy band that debuted in America on Oct. 4, 2019. Their "We Are The Future" Tour in North America started on Nov. 11, 2019 and ended on Feb. 6, 2020. SuperM performed live on stage ten times, stopping in...

The secrets behind the perfect K-pop Idol figure

The secrets behind the perfect K-pop Idol figure

Hallyu, or "Korean Wave," is the unforeseen increase in popularity of South Korean culture. Korean drama TV shows and films, known as K-drama, and Korean pop music, known as K-pop, globally arose in the mid-1990s by the influence of the Internet and social media. By...

Are Asian musicians still a joke in American music?

Are Asian musicians still a joke in American music?

If you’re up to date on popular music, chances are you’ve heard the name "88Rising" being tossed around more than once. 88Rising is a fairly new music label behind notable artists such as Joji, the mind behind internet legend Filthy Frank; Rich Brian (formerly Rich...

Fall into the fantasy world of ‘Hope World’

Fall into the fantasy world of ‘Hope World’

ARMY, rejoice! On March 1, or March 2 in Korea, “Hope World” was released by global superstar group BTS’s rapper Jung Hoseok, also known as J-Hope.  This mixtape, a solo production separate from the K-Pop group’s work, was affectionately named “Hixtape” by BTS fans (a...

Fall into the fantasy world of ‘Hope World’

A mixtape worth the wait: ‘Hope World’

Fans of the Korean pop group BTS (방탄소년단) have long been anticipating the release of rapper J-Hope's mixtape, and following its release on March 2, followers were met with a mixtape that exceeded expectations. Jung Hoseok, or J-Hope, is known as the lead rapper and...

The Top 25 K-Pop Songs of 2017

The Top 25 K-Pop Songs of 2017

Last year, as most years in K-Pop tend to be, was an emotional rollercoaster as the genre continues to grow in volume. With the higher quantity of artists comes a higher influx of music, whether that music is actually good is subjective. However, here are the 25 songs...