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B.A.P. – Warrior: Kpop Music Monday

January 31, 2012


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B.A.P. is a rookie group that has debuted with one hell of a single. If you haven’t checked it out yet, watch the video here:

We’re really impressed by this song. As you may know, the whole cutie-boy image makes us gag, and new bands seem to fall back on that concept for safety’s sake. It works for different audience, but – since we’re older – it just doesn’t do it for us. We were surprised, then, to see that this song had such an aggressive concept going for it. We were worried as well, because – well – if you’re aggressive and hard, but you suck, then the video becomes embarrassing.

B.A.P. were able to overcome most of the rookie group pitfalls. They were exceptionally strong and confident for a debut song. And, like we mentioned in our review, we really don’t like it when people suck at rapping. B.A.P. fortunately don’t suck at rapping. Bang Yong Gook and Zelo are both really good at rapping, and both have distinctly definitive styles: while Bang Yong Gook is very grimy, Zelo is skippy and playful.

Sure, we did have some complaints. We’re not especially fond of the name. We’re partial to words or phrases more than confusing acronyms. Also, not really sure about the whole electro bunny thing. Really reminds us too much of Deadmau5, especially since it’s acting like a DJ as well. But, these are just small complaints from an otherwise grab song and video. While we’re not gonna say that we’re totally biased towards everything B.A.P. do from now on, we can say that we’re quite happy with this song and video, and hope that they can keep it up!

P.S. Top did not text message us during our video, just in case you were wondering. How could he? We were in the middle of filming! He couldn’t know what we were saying as we were saying it! Now, though, that’s he’s seen the video, he’s surely gonna call. Top: I know you’re reading this. Don’t get too upset! It was just a joke!

Also, I know you’re dying to have our B.A.P. remix (aka BIBIMB.A.P.) on your iPod. We uploaded it! Check it out here:

Otherwise, on to the giveaway!

Bap Giveaway Package

We've got some cool stuff to giveaway

First off, if you’re not following us on Twitter, come on now! You totally gotta do it. We post up cool pictures of stuff. It’s like Open the Happy, but with pictures. Anyhow, over the weekend we got to check out B.A.P.’s debut showcase. We got to go as press (woot!). Afterwards, we got a special interview that you won’t see anywhere else. Pretty cool, eh? All exclusive and stuff. We’ll post that later on this week once it’s all edited and approved.

Point is, while we were at the debut we got some awesome stuff, like their CD, iPhone case, glowstick, whistle, official debut booklet, and such. We’d like to give it to you! You want it, right? If so, here’s what you gotta do:

1) Subscribe to us on YouTube. DO IT!

2) If you had a Boy Band, what acronym would you use for their name, and why?

Most creative answer wins! You can leave your comments here, or in the comments to our YouTube video. If you’re going to leave your answer here, then leave your YouTube username as well. We gotta make sure you’re subscribed, after all!

Yeah! Best of luck everyone! We’re going WANKing tomorrow, so we’re not sure if we’ll be able to post the interview then or not. We’ll try to get it up ASAP :D

And, lastly, we’ve got Bloopers for this week as well! Check me out in the studio as I lay down some hot vocals for BibimB.A.P. and bust a freestyle at the end. WHUT WHUT!



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  1. 문자 왔어! 문자 왔어! I have that message ring tone too :))
    Simon, your jokes are always the best, absolute and perfect ones *^^*

    F.E.A.R. = Fantastic Elastic Adorable Rookies

    my youtube account: glomuscarotidea

    8 years ago
  2. YT: Gamerqueen161086

    C.U.M- Cute Unicorns Mingle

    8 years ago
  3. I’d say NSFW, standing for “New Stars of the Fierce World”. And maybe girl group MILFS (“Music Is Life’s Flower and Soul”, of course) will feature on their first mini album, given that they’re from the same agency, Misleading Entertainment.

    youtube username: dbdcdhdj

    8 years ago
  4. “If you had a boy band, what acronym would you use for their name ,and why?”

    SWAG for Strong Willed Artistic Gangters.

    YouTube username: TheRinDesign

    8 years ago
  5. I think I’ll call my band K.A.T.M.R.M.B
    which means: Kiss And Touch Me Rub My Bananas..  xDD
    I hope you’ll like this xD
    YT Username : OfficialMLoretta

    8 years ago
  6. Youtube name : Kasa022
    JAILBAIT: Juniors Are ILlegal But Are Irresistible Temptation
    why? Because i’m a proud pedonoona 8D

    8 years ago
  7. I would name my K-Pop boyband A.O.A.C
    Area Of A Circle!
    Because AJ’s math skills are awesome!

    8 years ago
  8. I love this song its sooooo awesome!!! I hate it that zelo is super younger than me >.< hes so cute makes me feel old

    8 years ago
  9. Love this song!  Thanks for featuring it!
    And for the contest:RAWMEN stands for Ready And Willing, Mostly Entertaining Noonas!  and fans can just be RAWs.  And it would also help if this band was composed of way-too-young, curly-ramen haired prepubescent boys. :)

    8 years ago
  10. YT Username : OPrincessMelisO

    Simply The Best , S.T.B

    PS: B.A.P —-Best Absolute Perfect —- kinda like saying green greener the greenest … all 3 words habe the same meaning xD

    8 years ago
  11. your remix is my new ringtone :3

    8 years ago
  12. i would go for a girls group called SWAG (So We Are Girls)
    why? because all the girls would be fierce and really tomboys (like Amber) and they would have swag of course :D they would be able to do popping dance, rap like boys and stay classy and  sexy at the same time
    and it’s easy to keep in mind

    my youtube username is LapinDeLune7

    8 years ago
  13. But, Yunho can rap. /butthurt Yunho stan here. 

    8 years ago
    • really?
      Purple Line…KYHD…..

      I guess he could rap…if he joined as the 4th member of Alvin and the Chipmunks 

      8 years ago
    • I share your sentiments. ;_;

      8 years ago
  14. seriously when i first saw the word B.A.P i was like what does that stand for? and then i saw a picture of the dudes and instantly Blonde And Proud was my guess!…seriously!
    and that bunny reminded me of Deadmau5 too!

    8 years ago
  15. MBLAQ <3
    sorry B.A.P :/

    8 years ago
  16. Hmmm I’ll go with O-TP… Octo-Teen Pride.
    Octo- as in eight or having eight+ teen and pride is a feeling or a group of lions. So there are 8 guys in a group who are teens and are a unit (plus have pride XD )

    youtube name is: rosenjake

    8 years ago
  17. Hm..

    aka F.O.N.D.L.E
    youtube name: CatfromCali
    Yesh Im subscribed-^

    8 years ago
  18. I’m telling you, it’s Blonde Asian People.
    Also, MBLAQ is better.
    Because BAP makes sense!
    SO i vote for MBLAQ, because they are the best.

    8 years ago
  19. I’d call them “CHOCE”! Why? Because for one the word contains “choc” (which as u know is chocolate xD) that means that the group members are just so sweeeeet (/cute) as chocolate. Let’s say they’re eyecandy! And then there’s “choke”! I know right, why the heck choke??lol I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I usually either eat or drink something while watching teasers/ new MVs and I always, really ALWAYS choke on my drinks and/or food T_T (Fangirl thing I guess lol) FURTHERMORE I think the fusion of the words ‘choc’ and ‘choke’ really looks cool. So they’d be a boy group super cute, goodlooking members that have an unbelievably cool/ badass image *o* I’D SO CALL A GROUP LIKE THIS AND THEN DEBUT THEM. *Q*

    My youtube name is: harajukufx ! :D

    8 years ago
  20. xD HAHAHA   i love ur spudgy   ( Spudgy is soo famous if u go 2 google pictures you’ll c him)
    when i 1st introduced 2 kpop rap i thought da same thing
    but i’m becoming used 2 it ( B.E.G. raping rocks! )

    when i 1st saw dis mv i 4got i was looking at a rookie group o_o!
    and bang yong guk as i 1st knew him was a solo artist its nice 2 c him in a group

    wow simon and martina i never thought of the dancing dat way! ^o^
    love ur head band martina TwT

    I hope this group grows stronger ^.^  (bang yong guk vioce scares me xD)
    SNSD is gonna debute here in america soon!
    people think they wont mk it
    but if they do ( THEY WILL BICHES xD ) i hope they bump into this group

    8 years ago
  21. mine will be
    Sophisticated Raucous Eccentric Tremendous 
    youtube account : mushaizhi

    8 years ago
  22. AND Bunnies Are Puffy FTW!

    8 years ago
  23. OMO I love yall rapping, ahahaha!!!!! and Simon i did get you little joke about B.A.P= rice…XD 

    8 years ago
  24. Simon don’t worry I always get your jokes :D

    8 years ago
  25. I luv’ed the bibimbap joke! I thought they were calling themselves cooked rice as well! 

    8 years ago
  26. BAMFS- Boys Arise Musically Fired Souls

    @lolalandpics:disqus <—-   good luck to me
    and thank you guys for the awesome videos! you guys are BAMFS too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3  

    8 years ago
  27. OMG THANK UUUUUUU SO MUCH FOR UR VIDEO!!! THIS IS THE first time, I feel soooo in love with a rookie band, I feel like I’Ve been their fan for yeaaaaars already!!! I can’t believe u met them omg please upload ur video sooooooon. I love u guyyyyyyyyys <3 I love u spudgyyy <3

    8 years ago
  28. hmm, I’ll have to think about this.. 

    8 years ago
  29. Yay B.A.P o/  soo nice :D

    Youtube Account: vdx009
    Name: 1HTT = One Hour To Top
    (AWESOME :P)

    8 years ago
  30. WG2 – That is WG squared but I cant find a squared symbol on the keyboard.  I mean I probably could research it, but no.

    It stands for We Got Game  


    8 years ago
  31. I would name my K-Pop Boyband SCASHWAR!
    Super Cute And Super Hot With Awesome Rainbows!
    Because everyone likes cute boys, and hot boys, and everyone likes rainbows!
    Plus, a little bit of awesomeness is always good ^^

    …and Scashwar sounds cool ^^

    my Youtube username is Delvakun

    8 years ago
  32. And this is why I come here all week. You never know what Martina and Simon will do or say next. Great review. And Martina I love my T.O.P as well my favorite rapper. But I completely know how you feel when you say Bang Yong Gook is making you have second thoughts.

    8 years ago
  33. Gee

    i was praying you guys ould review this song and you did it..great song cool dance good-looking guys  

    8 years ago
  34. GIMME DAT SHIT YO ‘O IMMA CUT YO ASS! … Pretty Please :3!

    8 years ago
  35. YT: mandasai12

    SHIP=Sunny Handsome International People

    8 years ago
  36. Okay, so I have to adress the mean-mean-meeaan comment on Yunho’s rap >.<
    I never actually considered his parts to be "rap" .-. I guess that's why I really didn't know who you were talking about until the captions XD But since I am in love with him, and genuinely so, I'll go teentop-fanish on you : "Y U SO MEAN?!" XD

    Anyways, I agree with Martina, the singing was perfectly fine .-. Cmon Simon. Seriously. It was fine. Cmon. *wink wink*

    Aaaand apart from that, I was totally digging the bunny until you showed there was an original mouse =.=
    I still prefer the bunny. Cause I like bunnies better than mice. (^o^)

    8 years ago
  37. Um… Simon actually said “F.A.P.” … which has a third meaning… lol

    8 years ago
    • Yes, and Martina explained him that it’s a german word…i was responsing to the explanation martina gave him ^^

      8 years ago
      • Oh, i mean the F.A.P Simon was using xD i just saw i forgot the points between the letters xD

        8 years ago
  38. XD

    hahaahahah woooow loved the gun part! and the one that BLOW MY MIND IS MBLAQ… IN FACT knowing what it stand for destroy my mind not just BLOW it -_-  

    8 years ago
  39. My youtube: yamazakimiyu

    C.R.A.P – Coming Right After Publicity


    8 years ago
  40. I thought i was the only one who thought that about singing. I really liked their singing tho. And thank you for saying how the punk style isn’t earned by anyone.

    8 years ago