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Korean Hip Hop / K-Pop: T.O.P – Turn It Up

Posted on | November 27, 2010 | 16 Comments

Gorgeous young man. Makes me think of a young Vulcan, in a Spock-like kinda way. Sexy.

Everyone seems to move like Michael Jackson (R.I.P.) to me.

I wonder when the fusion of Korean and black American music occurred? That’s rather fascinating to me.

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16 Responses to “Korean Hip Hop / K-Pop: T.O.P – Turn It Up”

  1. Addy
    November 27th, 2010 @ 4:46 PM

    I love T.O.P. He is very sexy. I also love the group he is in (Big Bang). There are tons of sexy/hot Korean men out there….my favorite K-celeb being Kang Dong Won (actor). Oh for Korean hip-hop check out Epik High <– my favorite.

    GoldenAh: Today is the first day – for me – seeing or hearing of these guys. Me likes! I’ll check out the others.

    TOP’s got a nice voice and big feet. 😉

    Thanks for stopping by, Addy. 😀

  2. formavitae
    November 28th, 2010 @ 4:24 PM

    That was GOOD. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. I love learning about new music and artists.

    GoldenAh: You’re welcome. 😀

    I like that it’s naughty, but in a clean way.

  3. kail
    November 28th, 2010 @ 7:40 PM

    T.O.P. is really cute .^__^ And so are his other band mates TAEYANG ,G-DRAGON and Seungri

    TAEYANG (SOL of BIGBANG) – I need a girl (featuring G-DRAGON
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWq4evFjYrU

    Seungri -Strong Baby
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oZEX3iEkfY

    2NE1 is Female version of Big Bang
    2NE1 – Clap Your Hands
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuNbqWQt0l0

    GoldenAh: Thank you for the links, Kail.

    I used to watch some of the breakdance performances and contests over in Asia, but the music is rather intriguing now. 😀

  4. simpletime
    November 28th, 2010 @ 9:56 PM

    it always amazes me how ppl found out later about kpop mixture with Afro American hiphop. at first it is beautiful and then it gets nasty and aggravating.
    I learned about it first in my senior year in high school, my friend back then was Korean she showed me Big Bang I thought they were pretty interesting but she didn’t want to admit that they copied Afro American music just because… and then the incident came where one of the Band member said something pretty racist toward African Americans… it is just sad that they do Afro Americans music but yet they don’t respect AAmericans. its a damn shame, you are more than welcome to do more research on that… Koreans can be pretty racist especially towards blacks.

    GoldenAh: They see what they see. Asians can be brutally honest. I’ve been friends with enough not to take it on.

    I mean, why am I gonna be mad at Koreans (or others around the world) who notice that black American males enjoy making music that denigrates black women, and defames their own people? We can have all the excuses in the world for this blatant hypocritical stupid dysfunction, but do not expect others to turn a blind eye towards it.

    We keep writing that the world notices how ignorant, conquered, and effed up black men are. They broadcast their dysfunctions world-wide. The funny part is how black males believe that people are going to respect their stupidity.

    I can guarantee that if black American hip hop, and their entire entertainment slant, wasn’t so hurtful and hateful towards black women, they would be respected by MEN around the WORLD. I’d thrown in a few other qualifiers, but I’m not going to walk off on that tangent today.

    It’s not the “racist” opinion of Asians, Europeans, or others, that’s the problem. It is that people have concluded that black American males do not respect their mothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives, and the average ordinary black woman. They disrespect black women to the point where they grant INTERNATIONAL interviews talking about how they wouldn’t include them in their music videos, because they don’t find them attractive or beautiful, they are “too dark”, and other such messages to the world about how little these negroes think of themselves.

    Why would you expect people to respect that?

    Have a good day, and thanks for the feedback. 😀

  5. Oshun/Aphrodite
    November 28th, 2010 @ 10:52 PM

    Ok I am on the floor! LOL

    And while I am down there I must secretly admit that I visit Popseoul from time to time.

    I am really attracted to certain Korean aesthetics..

    GoldenAh: I like this video. I dig the music. It’s clean, sharp, and I bet it didn’t cost much to make. That monkey is hilarious.

    I keep looking, and maybe there will be a rude video or two, but I notice that they are very respectful towards the women. It’d be a nice habit for the negroes in American hip hop to appropriate.

    This guy is really good looking. I wonder how tall he is? 😀

  6. BWMM
    November 29th, 2010 @ 11:54 AM

    Check out B. O. A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tElx3M4qYcM love her. I also love J-pop star Namie Amuro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk-jtBA4qzsand Crystal Kay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvChgeIJag0

    GoldenAh: I was thinking they make such good dances, in the same way they are excellent at Olympic gymnastics: small, lithe, limber, and supple.

    Thanks for the links, Amanda. 😀

  7. BWMM
    November 29th, 2010 @ 12:14 PM

    “… it is just sad that they do Afro Americans music but yet they don’t respect AAmericans. its a damn shame, you are more than welcome to do more research on that… Koreans can be pretty racist especially towards blacks.”

    What culture doesn’t do this? Many take on other styles just because they like it etc. Many AAs take African culture and others event though many never went to any country in Africa or even met Africans. Why wouldn’t they do it just because? It’s popular music. They are seeing our music on their televisions, radios, web etc.

    Like I have said before we need to be careful what we are putting and letting be put out there about us. Why wouldn’t a group of people who mostly see bp through the media not believe what they see? Then we let fools be our reps. Some of these artists meet some of our moron artists, sports athletes etc.

    GoldenAh: I don’t know if it was true, but I remember that Shaq was reportedly saying racist things about Yao Ming. Like you said, it’s somewhat of a two way street.

    I went to a middle school with a mix of black, hispanic and asian as the majority with some whites. Believe me when I say some black people were just as racist to Asians and hispanics and vice versa. Same case at High School, but not as much. Actually it was more white, black and hispanic. The Asians had a completely different style than everyone else, which was more of the hip hop of the mid 2000 than the black and hispanics were doning. They got dissed for that too. I’ve heard black kids at school talking about how they were going to still a C****s bag and then what would they do without their calculators. Or saying how Asians get their names by just throwing up a bunch of silverware”

    GoldenAh: I wont say I was extremely tight with them, but throughout college I hung around Asians. {Shrug} They always stayed on top of the school work. I ain’t mad at them. I remember the guys, whatever you needed – they could get it. Man, I loved that about ’em. 😀

    If they like popular music and put their particular spin on it, there’s nothing wrong with that. Music evolves and goes in many different directions.

  8. BWMM
    November 29th, 2010 @ 12:20 PM

    “It’s not the “racist” opinion of Asians, Europeans, or others, that’s the problem. It is that people have concluded that black American males do not respect their mothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives, and the average ordinary black woman. They disrespect black women to the point where they grant INTERNATIONAL interviews talking about how they wouldn’t include them in their music videos, because they don’t find them attractive or beautiful, they are “too dark”, and other such messages to the world about how little these negroes think of themselves.
    Why would you expect people to respect that?”

    And we also have to remember that this applies to bw as well who defend these men. Why wouldn’t Asians or other groups think we must like this? This must be normal if we keep defending these fools. Allying ourselves with them. That’s why bw need to just separate or at least from the bm who do this. Support bm, wm, am or whomever that shows us respect.

    Another thing is bw need to start owning some radio stations, tv stations etc. even if that means owning or being part owner in other countries.

    Too bad some of these countries aren’t filtering that crap out. I would learn the style of the music/copy, make our own (better version), while not letting the crap through.

    GoldenAh: Yes, if we express disapproval socially, economically, and via total NIGNORE. They don’t need money from me if they think they can thrive by blatantly attacking black women. It’s disgusting.

    I look at women who defend these negroes the same as domestic violence victims who don’t know any better. It’s good to keep an eye out for them, but I don’t take them seriously. They’ll always be women out there ready to “ride and die” for knuckleheads.

    China filters out a lot of garbage coming in from the West. I don’t blame them. I was surprised by what I saw and heard on TV in Europe though. I sometimes think there’s this plan to make sure we have nowhere to run without the negative BS getting there first and contaminating our images. I’m not joking when I say thank God (for now) we have a black First Lady to counteract it. I wish I was exaggerating.

  9. foreverloyal
    November 29th, 2010 @ 3:38 PM

    **We interrupt this blog posting for an important announcement**
    The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and NOW is the time for all the supporters of BWE work to put their money where their mouths are.
    Now is the time to support blog hosts by buying their books as gifts for friends (or yourself!) Now is the time to head over to Etsy.com and find a sista who’s whipping up homemade products. Buy them as gifts.
    Now’s the time to buy a Rissi Palmer or Angel Taylor CD.
    Now’s the time to hit up Loose ID for Roslyn’s latest release.
    Now’s the time to order homemade cookies from that sista you know who bakes up batches to sell every holiday season.
    Now is the time.

    http://foreverloyal.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/lets-make-it-a-bwe-christmas-and-eid-and-hanukkah-etc/

    GoldenAh: Excellent points, Foreverloyal.

    When I stop being lazy, I’ll put these into my little Amazon store. 😀

  10. BWMM
    November 29th, 2010 @ 7:25 PM

    @foreverloyal Thanks for the heads up.

    “China filters out a lot of garbage coming in from the West. I don’t blame them. I was surprised by what I saw and heard on TV in Europe though. I sometimes think there’s this plan to make sure we have nowhere to run without the negative BS getting there first and contaminating our images. I’m not joking when I say thank God (for now) we have a black First Lady to counteract it. I wish I was exaggerating.”

    Yeah I love that about China. I even learned they filter google from racist talk etc. I think we need to take a lesson from them. We could adapt this if we wanted. Have our freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean any old trash should be out there. Plus that crap is junking up the net. There’s already to much crap in search engines anyway. LOL

    Too bad about Europe. Too bad there aren’t bw that own or co own some networks down there. Believe me when I say many black films, music etc. would not grace those screens.

    I remember learning from someone that the gangsta/hood movies and other jacked up black movies do make it to Korean channels. If that’s true; then that sucks majorly. I don’t want crap images like 2 G’s and a K as images of bp.

    I’d like to own some stations etc. movie theaters, create a movie studio, distribution etc. but I’m still focused on my filmmaking. I sure want to create a film industry. That’s my main goal. The thing is getting a network of bw to create distribution networks first in the U. S. and then around the world. That way we definitely control whats going on out there about us.

    GoldenAh: Your efforts will have to be done with stealth, sneak, and secrecy. Don’t broadcast too much of your idea(s), how you’ll do it, or what you want from it. As you know for yourself, people are quite happy to steal ideas from us.

    I bet hood flicks is all that they see of us around the world. I mean think of it, has there been anything good made about us that’s been made? It’s like once every 5 years maybe a decent mainstream film that’s pro-black women seems to come out.

    Maybe when I get time I’ll do some posts about movies that included us as main characters, etc.



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