While we can all agree that hip-hop has had an impact on K-pop, we don’t all agree on what that impact is. Some writers tend to define hip-hop solely in terms of oppression and discrimination experienced by African Americans. This reduces the complexity of the experiences of African Americans, distorts the genre of hip-hop, and potentially simplifies any analysis of K-pop and hip-hop.
I know you have heard about the “4D personality”, but what about the “3G idol”?
That’s what I call certain idols who manage to be gentlemen, gangsters and the guys next door without making you scratch your head. Some people say that all idols are the same, but the ability of certain male idols to present a variety of images makes them stand out and shows the many different ways one can be a man…….click on the link below to read more:
Published on hellokpop.com on July 2, 2011.
The co-ed group in pop music is as rare as a four-leaf clover, so I’m not surprised that there are few mixed Kpop groups. However, some brave souls always attempt to stake their claim as a co-ed Kpop group. Sometimes it works well, and sometimes it doesn’t work at all…..click on the link below to read more.
Originally published on hellokpop.com on June 12, 2011.