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Episode 3 – Produce This

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In episode three we delve into the news of the week.

We also talk about several big name producers in Mainstream Kpop: E-Tribe, Shinsadong Tiger and Brave Brothers and we pose the following question.  What does an artist have to do wrong (morally, ethically or legally) that would cause you to lose faith in an artist and stop supporting them?

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The news covers:

  • 4minute’s comeback teasers and Cube’s “Boobs!” philosophy, G.NA’s vs. JiHyun’s. Images
  • Big Bang’s upcoming 4.5 repackage album with 4 new songs
  • JYJ’s JaeJoong preparing for the Thailand leg of their tour
  • JYJ’s Yoochun preparing for the filming of Goodbye Miss Ripley
  • SS501’s Hyun Joong preparing for a solo album
  • Bran New Kiss
  • Longest Lasting Legendary Idol Group Shinhwa celebrates their thirteenth anniversary.
  • Heechul rants about his face scar, I laugh at his misery. He’s forgiven because he’s Heechul.
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism spearheads a meeting with major Entertainment companies to discuss making trainee life better.

4minute Hyuna’s Teaser

4minute Jiyoon’s Teaser

4minute JiHyun’s Teaser

4minute Gayoon’s Teaser

4minute Sohyun’s Teaser

The Shinhwa pictures we were talking about NSFW if you’re afraid of male nudity I guess

Balls Possibly Touching

The Background music is of course from E-Tribe (two guys), Shinsadong Tiger (1 guy) and Cube’s resident producer, Brave Brothers (one guy), YGE’s former producer.

E-Tribe – Mother

Shinsadong Tiger – B2ST’s Soom

Brave Brothers – Invisible

Some of his first songs produced while he was under YG for other artists

Battle (now defunct, sorta) – Step by Step

Son Dambi ft. a predebut Park Gahee – Bad Boy

And his last major hit for YGE, Big Bang – Last Farewell

Now you can see everybody’s argument about style vs. laziness when it came to him. Please forgive Noelle for using Gee at the top of this episode, I guess she couldn’t resist.

We mostly discuss Hyori’s plagiarism issue and Chris Brown for our Free Talk segment.

Until next week.

Opening Song: SNSD – Gee
Closing Song: Brave Brothers ft. Everyone (Hyuna, M, Maboos, Red Roc, Basick) – Bittersweet

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Episode 1 – What Would You Do For Fame?

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After I called the previous episode the zero episode on a whim, this is now our official first episode.

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In the news segment we cover Heechul’s accident with a lightboard at Super Show 3 in Shanghai, and I make jokes that are probably uncalled for, but it’s always important to remember that you shouldn’t throw things that can become missiles or injure someone.  We also discuss the fact that JYJ’s fanmade Internet Station created because their group was being obviously blacklisted in the traditional media has shut down after 4 days, SME announces that they bought the rights to create a Korean Drama based on the manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hana Kimi) and Noelle creates dream-casting by suggesting f(x)’s Amber as the lead, Big Bang tops downloadable charts, including iTunes and hits two of BillBoard’s charts, and eager eyes discover Teddy Park’s (of  1TYM) cameo in Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” MV ft. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne.

An example of 1TYM’s music from their last album, released back in 2005.

We’re sidetracked for a bit talking about Crown J and his current troubles and I completely blank on Young Dro’s name.

Following the news we cover two freetalk segments. The first is some discussion of the increasingly common occurrence of Korean artists migrating to the Japanese market. We reason out the why beyond the obvious (money) and talk about the respect needed to continue your growth in both industries. Regretably we neglect to mention the reverse, of an unestablished Korean artist migrating from the Japanese market back to the Korean market. I am so sorry for forgetting about you Go Younha, I still love you.

We give credit to the original BoA, to the first Korean Boyband to take Japan by storm, Dong Bang Shin Ki/Tohoshinki and about those that are following in their footsteps currently.

The last topic covered is “What would you do to become famous?” and we discuss mostly the issues surrounding Jang Ja Yeon’s suicide. She was an actress in the obscenely popular Korean remake of Boys Over Flowers and committed suicide shortly after to draw attention to her plight and similar ones of other actresses. A portion of the list of 31 men she accused her company of forcing her to provide sexual favors to leaked on the Internet this past week. These were men she accused of being Devils, and while this list has yet to be independently verified, it is still shining a light on the darker side of the Entertainment industry.  Up to the point of recording the police had accused her list of being fabricated by Jun, the inmate friend of hers, but shortly after a group of independent experts spoke about the unlikelihood of the list being faked.

Find out more about depression here NIH on depression

Next episode we hope to cover some more positive things in our freetalk segments. We’re also going to talk a bit about MBLAQ and the trend of boy/girl idol groups to include both very talented members and those that fit in well to the group (not meant as an insult to MBLAQ). And Noelle is going to try to continue to improve as an editor.

Opening Song – Kara’s Mister (Japanese version)
Ending Song – MBLAQ – Y