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Ludacris names Teddy as the Korean musician he wants to meet the most

American hip hop artist Ludacris will be meeting up with YG Entertainment on September 20th to sign a collaboration agreement.

He’s already caused some considerable excitement in the Korean music industry, and that got amplified even further after he named the label’s in-house producer, Teddy, as the Korean musician he’d like to meet the most.

Ludacris chose Teddy once he was told that the majority of YG Entertainment’s hip hop music was produced by him. The rapper had previously stated that YG had the best songs that had more than enough competitive edge for the worldwide market.”

Ludacris then elaborated on why he chose Teddy, saying, “Teddy is a talented producer that knows how to bring in the club tunes and electronic hip hop elements that are so popular all over the world right now to fit Korean culture. I highly praise his composing skills because he’s able to bring in different elements like electronic and rock into traditional hip hop.”

Stay tuned for their press conference on September 20th.


Source + Photos: Segye Journal via Naver

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G-Dragon on OnStyle’s “Style Magazine” (110917) [SUBBED]

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YG and JYP Interview on SBS Han Bam (110907)


Source: YGLadies.com / YGSRASubs

Related article: JYP wants to work Taeyang

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T.O.P #4 in Monkey3’s “Top Men of Fall” survey

From September 8th until the 14th, online portal website Monkey3 held a poll asking for the “Top male celebrity for the Fall season”. The results from a total of 8,180 participants voted Kim Hyun Joong in first place with a total of 46% (3,781) of the votes, revealing the public’s overwhelming support for the idol.

Following closely in second is well known MC, Lee Seung Gi, garnering 44% (3,599) of the votes. Following the top two were Won Bin, Big Bang‘s T.O.P, So Ji Sub, and Jang Geun Suk ranking from 3rd-6th place respectively.

Source: Morning News, allkpop

Note:T.O.P’s 215 votes is a almost nothing compared to the votes #1 and #2 got but it’s still cool to see him listed with the likes of Won Bin and So Ji Sub 🙂


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G-Dragon #2 “Korean Male Star with Beautiful Legs” on MTV Taiwan (110914)


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Big Bang working on new songs with Japanese R&B singer Shikata?

Shikata, a Japanese R&B singer who worked with Big Bang before, updated his blog yesterday (16th) that he’s going to South Korea (on the 17th) to work on “something interesting” with BIGBANG. He didn’t provide any other info.

For reference, he worked with Big Bang on the Japanese lyrics of the following songs:
– Beautiful Hangover
– Top of the World
– Tonight (JP Version)
– Ms. Liar (JP Version of Stupid Liar)

Taeyang’s “manners hand” grabs attention

Taeyang’s photo, taken with a fan in Jeju Island, was uploaded on a Korean portal site with the caption, “Taeyang with a Chinese fan in Jejudo”.

In the photo, Taeyang, who was wearing a scuba diving outfit, posed with a Chinese fan smiling shyly with his left hand covering an embarrassing part.

Netizens who saw the photo commented:
“I can now feel the heat of the sun (Taeyang in Korean means sun).”
“His left hand is called the manners hand
“Skin scuba outfit is now full of Taeyang’s force.”

Source: Arts News
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Dream Team 2 (Jaehyo Cut)

[CLIP] 110918 Dream Team 2 (Jaehyo Cut) – He took second with 39.31 seconds.



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Kyung and Jaehyo chatting in fancafe

[FAN] Question for Park Kyung.  Speaking honestly, I bet you only look at cafe posts related to you, right? And Jaehyo oppa, I honestly think you’re the hottest in Block B (Park Kyung, close your eyes), but if you had to choose another idol hotter than you, who would you pick? ㅋㅋㅋ

[JAEHYO] Nichkhun!

[JAEHYO] Senior.

[CUCUMBER KYUNG] And Kyung wasn’t able to close his eyes so he gets his feelings hurt again.

[CUCUMBER KYUNG] And of course I look at posts related to me ㅋㅋ Isn’t that definite?

[CUCUMBER KYUNG] When will I have time to look at the posts about other members?

[CUCUMBER KYUNG] And what am I going to do by reading them anyway.. ㅎㅎ

[FAN] Would you rather be a cucumber or have an average/middle sized face?


[CUCUMBER KYUNG] I like cucumber better because

[CUCUMBER KYUNG] I’d rather be totally long than just something in the middle, you know?



[FAN] Question for Park Kyung/Jaehyo oppa.  If you two didn’t become singers, what do you think you would have pursued as a career?  I think Kyung oppa would’ve sold cucumbers.  I would’ve gone to his store every day to buy cucumbers.  Just joking.  I love Kyung oppa.  Don’t ignore me, ok?  Anyway, what would you have pursued?

[JAEHYO] I think either an elementary school teacher or open a restaurant.  

[JAEHYO] Probably.

[CUCUMBER KYUNG] A mathematician.

[CUCUMBER KYUNG] Hey, I’m good at studying, okay?


[CUCUMBER KYUNG] I used to go to a school for the gifteddd



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Hallyu rookie idol stars on the rise 110918

Rookie idol groups have been doing their part in advancing the Hallyu wave.  Aside from B1A4 and Block B, who both showed off their charms through MTV’s Match Up, there are also groups like Boyfriend and HITT that have been actively promoting since their debut.

Block B received the attention of many industry officials for being the idol stars trained by Cho PD.  Their mini-album release in June ranked in at second in album sales and is still doing strong on the charts several months into its release, topping Hanteo sales.  They’ve also kicked off their Japanese advancement to a successful start, performing in four cities through a showcase tour in Japan.

The feat itself had some industry officials doubting their success, but Block B stunned all by selling out all of their pre-order tickets in just three minutes of them going on sale.

With other idols like B1A4 and F.CUZ promoting in other locations in South East Asia and the like, the influence of rookie idol groups on the Hallyu wave is receiving much spotlight.