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Episode 5 – A Hype Nation

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All you need to know is that we spend half of the episode talking about 4minute’s comeback and the other half talking about Rania’s debut.

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News:

  • Rania debuts with “Dr. Feel Good”.

    Live Performance on the Friday Show
  • Brave Girls debut with “Do You Know?”
  • Rainbow releases their mini-album.
  • 4minute’s Comeback
  • Big Bang releases their repackaged mini-album 4.5 and doesn’t include “What is Right?”. They also resign with YG Entertainment for 5 more years.
  • YGE & KBS, Y U NO STOP TROLLING?
  • JYJ gets a Promoter for their American Tour, will announce the stops and dates later, but they should be in May.
  • KeyEast, AMENT, Star J Entertainment, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment all join together to form a new conglomerate United Asia Management for overseas advancement.

Noelle disrupts the news to draw attention to me exercising and cooking and the whole discussion goes downhill.  She calls fangirls crazy, I call for the premature ending of Nichkhun and Victoria’s pairing on WGM.

I announce that I ignore girl groups above six members and then immediately break my new rule.  We have a 4minute bias, this is not news, sorry if you don’t like them, we go on for a bit.

I should not be laughing at the idea that her tits are for rent.

4minute’s debut performance of fail

 

4minute behind the scenes debut

I express my anger over the tracklisting of the repackaged Big Bang 4.5 mini-album.  Surprisingly I like the three new songs, but not enough to outweigh how much I disliked the original mini-album.

We plead that Kpop artists embarking on a “World Tour” remember that the world exists outside of Asia.

Do you believe that the new United Asian Management will be a force for good or a force for evil in terms of the advancement of Kpop?

We discuss reactions of Kpop fandom (international especially) to Rania and how inherently hypocritical the backlash has been. Slut Shaming is completely uncalled for and if you’re a child you need to back away from the Internet, if you’re a grown up you should be completely ashamed of yourself.
Learn Yourself some Teddy Riley, and to keep this Kpop related, here’s a video of pre-debut TOP covering Blackstreet’s No Diggity.

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Opening Song: Rainbow – To Me
Insert Song: 4minute – Heart to Heart
Ending Song: Daesung – Baby Don’t Cry

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Episode 4 – Happy Face

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Unfortunately since this episode is a little less planned, it’s definitely a short one this week. Sorry if that cuts your workout routine/work commute routine off a little. We’ll try and make up for it next week and make it long as hell.

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HappyFace (PilKang-Left & BigTone-Right)

News:

I feel like we’ve discussed this before: but Big Bang’s 4.5 repackage album has a tracklist and some teaser photos and audio teaser for Stupid Liar. Album release date for April 8th.

Big Bang – Stupid Liar Teaser

Yunho & IU rumoured to be in ice-skating variety show.

Shinee’s Jonghyun & Shin Se Kyung apparently still bumping uglies. You’re welcome. Also, look out for her upcoming movie “Blue Salt”

WGM has two upcoming new couples:

Kim Won Jun & Park So Hyun

Ham Eunjung (T-Ara) and Lee Jang Woo

I’m definitely looking forward to the Won Jun/So Hyun couple

5Dolls to cameo in MBC’s Best Love drama as kpop group “Candice”. I then make fun of Noelle’s lack of knowledge of Chanmi and there’s a poor slip of the tongue.

4minute releases Heart to Heart mini album and music video. This is not a countdown. Sohyun has the bicycle and those goggle things are sorta boss.

What a Girl Wants <–in case you’ve forgotten that 4minute has done cutesy MVs before.

JYJ kicked off their “World Tour” while we were recording. Indonesia & Singapore’s legs were cancelled.

Idol music producers not happy about MBC’s “I am A Singer”.

Kara sells over 1 million copies of their currently released Japanese albums and singles, joining the likes of BoA and DBSK.

Things that Make Us Happy

4minute’s MV makes us happy.

People are still angry/jealous of Jihyun’s tits.

U-KiSS’ transformation to a band everyone can love.

DBSK releases “Before You Go” Dance Version. Changmin rubs his dick, Yunho rubs his belt, Noelle becomes a pervert mid-sentence.

Drunken TOP’s UFO replies.

Crown J – I’m Good ft. Young Dro (Over 12.5 million views at posting)

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/e/16711680/wshhyE57vtbm71nc160n

Poor attempts at subtle racism do not make us happy.

Aziatix releases Go and it does well on iTunes. As always, please support them by buying their single on iTunes.

Noelle looks forward to Block B because they might be cute, of course, it’s never about talent with her.

Opening Song: Crown J – I’m Good ft. Young Dro

Ending Song: Seo In Guk – BROKEN