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Block B – NanlinA: Kpop Music Mondays

February 7, 2012

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NOSTRIL NOSTRIL NOSTRIL HA!

Quick lesson in Portuguese: “Narina” means “nostril.” So, supposedly this song is about Portuguese nostrils. Side note: we don’t speak Portuguese. Someone told us in an email, and we found it quite funny.

Anyhow, now that we got that out of the way, if you haven’t checked out Block B’s “NalinA” you must check it out now. It’s a pretty good song, and we’re really digging it.

Woo! Great song. We’re really surprised that the view count is so low, though, yet the vote count on the Kpopcharts is so high. As you might know if you watched the new K Crunch Playlists, Simon’s a huuuuuge fan of EXO’s new song. That video has over 1.7 million views, but – oddly – probably half of the votes Block B got. Good job BBCs! Totally disappointed at you EXO fans, though. (Do you have a name for yourselves, yet, by the way? Maybe the Exo-tics?) I begged for you to vote and ppffffft nothing.

Block B

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

We’re not fully disappointed though, because Block B’s “NanlinA” did not suck. And the video had a lot to talk about in it. And we finally got to express our thoughts about Freeze, although in a very short manner (by the way, appropriate picture here to the right). Sure, we made fun of the awkward lighter scene and Forever Alone chair fighting guy, but the video was otherwise a solid amount of fun, and we quite enjoyed it.

If you’re a fan of the song as much as we are, make sure you pick up the album by clicking the link here:

Block B Mini Album

As for the B.A.P. “Warrior” Giveaway Contest, congratulations to TheRinDesign for suggesting the name “Strong Willed Artistic Gangsters” aka SWAG, for her her boyband. We were quite impressed. And so, if that’s you, send us an email via YouTube and we’ll mail out your package ASAP. Woot!

Lastly, Simon’s terrible at being British, and messed up a bagillion times. Check it out in the bloopers below!

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  1. I loved this song the first time I saw the MV.  The video is really good but I agree with the non-singing opening…anti-climatic!!   The controversy going on with these guys is getting out of control.  The only acceptable thing here is if it turns out that this was all planned to get people even more interested in Block B.  That’s the way we do it in the States.  Controversy = Popularity/Ratings.  So, IF that’s the outcome…well executed.  IF, however; this is all really due to A FEW ANTIES…LAME!  Let’s move on.  They have shown their remorse, humility, apologized and even did an apology video for EVERYONE to see.  NEXT…

    5 years ago
  2. Love the F. Art caption, bahahahahaha. Awww, and cute Spudgy avatar <– I was sick of that anonymous man profile picture -_-

    5 years ago
  3. also, i’m just glad there are awesome bad-ass songs with so much swag! but i gotta hand it to B.A.P, coz their song actually has meaning to it. Block B’s song is mainly “i got SWAG, HOLLA!”
    and their gorilla dance is trying to assert their dominance int he rap battle? :s me thinks so ;P

    5 years ago
  4. I’m totally confused about the whole touching your face thing making you hotter?!? I’ve found that touching my face just makes me break out… Not so hot…
    BUT I’m gonna vote for BAP!

    5 years ago
  5. Oh my!
    I HAVE to vote for B.A.P.: Zelo’s rap is awesome! I really try to reproduce the sound (well, I don’t really know Korean, only a little bit) all the time and my mum thinks I’m going crazy, which is probably true…

    And, as you say in the previous kpop music mondays, this is one of the best rap ever in kpop story!

    Thanks you!!!

    Kisses from Italy! ^^

    5 years ago
  6. Of course BLOCK B would win the “Rap battle”

    xD
    (yay! you made a BLOCK B music Monday!! ~~~ thanks!!)

    for Martina: I was so bussy fangirling about Taeil and how cute I think he looks (with that haicut and his hipster glasses) that I just realized, you’re totally right: he doesn’t fit in that video. But lol I just find him so lovely I don’t care. xD
    —-

    See you guys, next music monday.
    ;D

    Lots of greetings from Mexico.

    – Kay

    5 years ago
  7. OMG simons little british skit was TERRIBLE!!!!!

    5 years ago
  8. I have to vote Block B on this one.

    5 years ago
  9. True rap enthusiasts listen to this. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brOrGEc2RC8 Block B all the way!

    5 years ago
  10. Voting for B.A.P!

    5 years ago
  11. I think there’s a pretty good chance that the crotch-fanning dance kid is saying “but i’m hot, hot” but it definitely did make me go “mrrrrr??!!?” when I heard it.  I like to play kpop in the library at school (don’t have to worry about cuss words slipping through).  I like this song, but I’m gonna have to leave this one off the library playlist (just like I had to skip freeze) b/c I’m certain my students will think it says “hard” & I’ll never hear the end of it.  Ooh my garsh, B Block;  ya killin’ me.

    5 years ago
  12. B.A.P.! They rock! And that whole:” I dunno, I dunno, but I’m hard, hard.” Thing really made me lose my taste for Block B’s rapping. Sorry!

    5 years ago
    • You just have to clean your ear and your mind coz’ the first time I listened to this I know he is saying HOT. Perverted minds are perverted. 

      5 years ago
    • He says “but I’m hot, hot”…

      5 years ago
  13. Block B! XD this song is so catchy @.@almost as if they are hypnotizing me….. O.O
    Nanri~Nanri~ Nanrina! :p
    `

    5 years ago
  14. BAP !!!!!

    5 years ago
  15. BAP!!

    5 years ago
  16. block b! and damn if this song isnt catchy as hell!

    5 years ago
  17. I see reese everywhere..ㅇ_ㅇ

    5 years ago
  18. hey! im a big fan of you guys all the way from Korea! I am so glad that you guys really enjoy K-pop just like I do haha I totally agree with you guys about the gorilla dancing and I guess really, its their new album concept apparently! and you mentioned about one weird guy who doesn’t really fit into the group and yes, when I watched the video, i thought about the exact same thing as you guys found out haha. thank you so much for posting so many good stuff about Korea.

    5 years ago
  19. Srsly, it would be Block B. Who doesn’t know of Block B’s Zico who is an underground rapper in his pre-debut days. Of course everyone knows him in the underground! He had worked with so many legendary rappers in the underground scene. He can make an ordinary script line into a rap in just seconds. His speedreading is so awesome far way better than Zelo. He had collaborated with HyunA with ‘Just Follow’. You watch that.
     P.O. and Kyung are good rappers too. So, Block B vs. BAP? Block B definitely. It’s just that they are the true rappers. With the shitty lines that true rappers do. So yeah, need some more?

    5 years ago
    • You do know BAP has a underground rapper gone mainstream too.  You know the one that collabed with Song JiEun.

      5 years ago
      • Zico promoted under the stage name ‘Scribble (낙서)’ in the Japanese underground hip hop scene with crews Dope Squad and Undisputed for three years before crossing over to Korea in 2009 with his debut single, “The Letter”. The single was a collaboration with Park Kyung (박경, Holke (홀케) at the time) under the name ‘하모닉스 (Harmonics)’. Cho PD later discovered ‘Scribble’ and ‘홀케’ through their debut single and scouted them under his own entertainment label, BrandNew Stardom Entertainment. ‘Scribble’ re-named himself to ZICO and released a 19-track mixtape in 2010 under the title, “ZICO on the BLOCK”.

        5 years ago
  20. Martina, you are so beautiful, Open the Happy on your make up, please ^^

    5 years ago
  21. nice eyelashes, Martina!! ^_- 

    5 years ago
  22. Block B definitely. I have watched BAP’s Warrior already. Yeah, they’re good and I’m impressed with Zelo’s rap but I’ll go with Block B’s skills. If it’s about rap, Zico have it all. Btw, this is Zico  ->>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Kw2g4I4Yc&list=UU4Cy7OvOj9SpRkDjJLLJIAA&index=99&feature=plcp<<<- You watch this BAP fans then tell me what do you think about Zico. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyoM_eYk5s&list=UU4Cy7OvOj9SpRkDjJLLJIAA&index=57&feature=plcp Zico with i11even. Errr. I'll forever love Block B and Zico. fangirling aside, I'm serious with Zico's skills. He's better than your Zelo and BYG for me. *I'm not bashing*I think Zico at the top, next is Baro, Zelo and BYG. I don't know GD and TOP. Sorry. ^^

    5 years ago
  23. BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP BAP
    My himchan!^A^

    5 years ago
  24. ah! this one is a hard question to answer! I actually really like the way both groups rapped, but if i HAD to pick one, I think I might go with B.A.P. I’m still not familiar with their names, and they’re all blonde BUT the one CURLY haired blonde guy raps really well. He completely impressed me!

    5 years ago
  25. BLOCK B! :D

    5 years ago
  26. I do like B.A.P but i’ll go for BLOCK B — i grew to love rap a lot because of Zico

    5 years ago
  27. BAP! 

    5 years ago
  28. If it’s a RAP BATTLE then I think Block B would definitely win… at the moment, neither maknaes (zelo & P.O) are experienced enough as the other rappers, so this leaves BAP relying on byg and block b with Kyung and Zico… as much as I love Kyung, I think yong guk is a bit better rapper. But zico a lot better than yong guk, and both Kyung and zico have experience in freestyle and battles, whilst I’m not sure about yong guk. I like both groups, but if it’s a rap battle, block b for sure. (and you guys are so right about taeil- everyone else is acting swag and he’s just throwing cute wittle hearts at the camera <3 askf love him)

    5 years ago
  29. I adoreeeee this song! I’m so glad you guys reviewed it!! :)

    5 years ago
  30. B.A.P would win the rap battle fo~ sho~

    5 years ago
  31. I TOTALLY LOVE THIS SONG!! honestly i never notice Block B but this song converted me on loving them.. totally spazzing over them!! THANKS SIMON and MARTINA!! XD

    5 years ago
  32. Please do Jay Park’s “know your name” it’s so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  33. i really luved nalina but i hav 2 remain 2 my boy Bang Yong Guk so B.A.P for me :) 

    5 years ago
  34. Is it weird that my crush on him grew from watching that? 0-0

    5 years ago
  35. B.A.P, definitely. they began with all the swag. and just keep in mind how young zelo is. for him to be able to rap that well, as a 15 year old (i’m pertty sure he’s 15..right?) is freaking amazing.

    5 years ago
    • you definitely didn’t know (and maybe didn’t want to try to figure out) zico, he started in young age too, probably 14/15 as an underground rapper, he even wrote and composed his own song.. try to listen his pre debut mixtape, and don’t blame me if your opinion will be changed after that.. don’t get me wrong i love zelo too, but saying /only/ zelo who started in young age is so invalid and totally biased.. or imo too ignorant to get the facts right..

      5 years ago
  36. I think Block B should win this. As much as BAP is good, they’re still new, and they still have a lot more to grow when it comes to being up against three rappers (especially when one produced like 5 songs off the album). Mind you the groups are pretty even in concern with deep voices (Bang and P.O) and fast rappers (Zelo and Zico). But I feel that Block B, right now, could easily blow BAP out of the water just on experience alone. Zico put out a mixtape before they even debuted, which was amazing kthnx. Bowl cut and glasses boy? That’s Taeil, who’s amazing at vocals and a major cutie pie, but baddass? He is not. Anyawys, Block B for sure. 

    5 years ago
    • Bang aka Jepp Blackman was in a underground hip hop crew called Soul Connection. He performed in front of an actual crowd prior to his solo mainstream debut when he featured in Song Ji Eun’s I’m Going Crazy. That’s more experience then Zico ever had. 

      5 years ago
      • Please don’t insult one to build up another! That’s the point is that they’re both very talented, both young, both worked underground, both featured in the songs of well-known artists, both composing/writing/producing their own songs. To me, both groups show great talent and promise! Please don’t start any fanwars.

        I think perhaps the OP meant there are less works by B.A.P to judge the rapping skill by. It’s still a little early to tell.

        But thanks, I’ll check out Soul Connection’s songs now!

        5 years ago
      • Allright! but that doesnt mean you need to be rude toward Zico they both have their own experiences. And if im not wrong Zico was also an underground artist prior to debut and he has also produced most of the songs. Their both really good thats why their the Leaders of their respective group. :)

        5 years ago
  37. JSB

    B.A.P.!!!! It’s rare to see a rookie group come out with such a great song and skill. Block B is good, but didn’t they debut last year? It’s like they are finally getting good while B.A.P. started awesome.

    5 years ago
  38. I vote for Block B! 

    And dude with the bowl cut is Taeil, who was severely underused in this song (along with the rest of the group) which is a waste because his voice is amazing. But it’s ok since the rest of their album has him singing plenty.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akmurStDDa8

    5 years ago
  39. Um…I’m assuming you guys are actually aware that Nanrina means Going Crazy in Korean, yes? Just, y’know, making sure…
    Anywhayz, as for a rap battle…well I’ve heard Tell Them by Block B, and that was actually the first time I was ever really impressed with a Korean rapper. Well, aside from TOP, but him and Zico have completely different styles, obviously.

    5 years ago
    • Oh, and just for clarification, that means my vote is for Block B. Pretty sure you guys knew that, but you never know, what with the Portuguese nostrils…

      5 years ago
  40. both groups are good at rapping, but i think that BAP might win cuz Bang and Zelo are crazy, insanely good. especially Bang’s deep voice ^_^

    5 years ago
  41. I agree with this review so much.
    I also thought Taeil was a little awkward looking with his hairstyle and all but he’s still cute. XD
    As for my vote, I’m voting for Block B!

    5 years ago
  42. The fact Zico uses that word ten billion times in his mixtapes makes me think that he knows what it means. :P

    5 years ago
  43. oh and Block B for my vote. 

    i like BAP’s rapping too but the fact that Zico produced 5 out of the 6 songs on the album pushes their rapping ability over for me. 

    5 years ago
    • Bang Yong Guk, the leader-sshi of BAP, produced BAP’s 1st album and helped with the choreography of Warrior…..

      5 years ago
  44. i agree that the main dance looks like a gorilla dance but i still really like it :) 

    5 years ago
  45. simon! complete win using big words and ending on butt hurt^^~

    5 years ago
  46. BLOCK B for me:D

    5 years ago
  47. Block B vs B.A.P? Think I’ll sit out this vote because I can’t pick. It’d be close, I think.

    5 years ago
  48. B.A.P.

    5 years ago
  49. BLOCK FREAKIN B.
    also this video is perrffectttt they talked about everything I wanted them to ;o; .. except head shoulders knees and toes. teehee.

    5 years ago
  50. B.A.P

    5 years ago
  51. Jepp Blackman has more underground expierence then Zico. Zico once claimed he was a SME trainee. That just makes me think if he started rapping when he joined Brand New Stardom and got “trained to rap”

    5 years ago
    • Pretty sure Zico’s been rapping since before SME…I think Zico’s been rapping since he was studying overseas in Japan actually :P He’s got enough underground rapping experience, and he’s even released mixtapes and I recommend you check’em out OuO they’re awesome~ ^^

      5 years ago
  52. I vote for Block B. Zico’s rapping skill is one of the best in this industry. PO and Kyung have their own flow and each three mixed up is just perfection.

    5 years ago
  53. oh gosh…b.a.p. vs block b?
    dats epic XD i pick block b  cuz they matured a lot o_o
    b.a.p. they had more experienced members like bang yong guk and zelo
    so i think block needs the title   more
    plus XD simon he says i don’t know but i’m hot
    martina i thought of the same thing! who was dat guy? he made me laugh cuz
    in the song the guys where trying 2 b smexy and here comes this guy
    dat looks like he should b in skool

    5 years ago
    • Members of Block B have pretty good experience as well~ Zico and Kyung were both underground rappers and have released mixtapes ^^ They’re awesome~! you should look them up OuO

      and the one with the glasses is the eldest member, Taeil ^^
      he’s also known as “baby taeil” and “sharky” hahaa XDD <3

      5 years ago
  54. haha this was an amazing Music Monday!! Love it!

    5 years ago
  55. Block B and B.A.P are both part of what I like to call The Mighty Bs (along with Big Bang and B2St)

    Both groups have members who used to rap underground, so I think it’d be a very even battle
    Zico and Zelo can speed rap, so…I vote BOTH. hehe

    More than a rap battle, I’d like to see a collab between both groups. 

    5 years ago
  56. Gonna have to go with Block B for this showdown.  The review was awesome!  Thanks you guys!

    5 years ago
  57. I think that Block B will win but I was more interested in B.A.P than anything Block B has released so far. Including Nanrina…which is the first song that I could listen through to the end without cringing too badly. So my vote goes to B.A.P. On a side note, I want EXO to debut. I want to hear more of their people sing…even though I LOVE the guys who are singing What Is Love from both sides. Awesome voices.

    5 years ago
  58. I vote block B~~~ <3

    5 years ago
  59. “Bananas in pajamas broke into a man’s garage and stole his vitamins”

    Ha! 
    Also, yay for Sir Pennington Wigglebottom (even if it is the second and not the third)

    5 years ago
  60. Block B!

    5 years ago
  61. Can’t believe I actually created an account for this, I just couldn’t let Nanlina beat worior.
    Worior was a much better song and video.

    VOTE: B.A.P
    Worior huh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  62. I see Resse’s pieces in the background! Srry, my eyes tend to wander.

    Anyways, I dont know who to pick. Their both good…..I like Bong young guk….such a sexy voice… Okay concentrate! In a rap battle….can I vote for both?

    5 years ago
  63. I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who thought they were saying “I’m so hard…you know what I mean”.
    ….. had to look up the lyrics…”I’m so HOT” is what it’s supposed to be…o.O

    Anyway — opinion is: B.A.P. owns it. Their performance has ALL the elements of WIN — song, dance, believable-SWAGGER….it will be diffucult for any other Rookie band this year to top B.A.P.’s debut. They killed it.

    5 years ago
  64. I really like Block B’s rap style but B.A.P would totally win a rap battle. Bang Yong Guk was an underground rapper before he became a TS trainee so he has the experience and Zelo can RAP!! I mean his rap in ‘Warrior’ was friggin AMAZING!!

    5 years ago
    • Zico and Kyung were both underground rappers as well ^^ just saying~ keke

      you should hear their mixtapes ;w; <3

      I like both groups too~ js~ I mean, I love both groups' rappers. They're AMAZING.
      but I think on a rap battle, I might have to disagree and say Block B would win :P

      5 years ago
  65. lol i didnt know that narina was nostril in portuguese, i guess cause its not a common word, like who says nostril anyways
    voting for B.A.P…i’m a big fan of Block B but B.A.P is better at rapping

    5 years ago
  66. I vote for Block B

    5 years ago
  67. i vote b.a.p cuz even though they’re new, they have 2 great rappers, Bang and Zelo :)

    5 years ago
  68. Did I just hear a censor fart? xD

    I am also kinda… disliking the name of the fangroup:P BBC… Well, I suppose I am a BBC. But I don’t want to have that name on me, even though I like BBC, especially for producing Top Gear:P

    I AM VOTING FOR BLOCK B! WOoh! And I’ve already bought their album:P L.E.:D

    5 years ago
  69. BAP!!!! FOR THE WIN! I usually don’t take part in these, but I felt that I had to because BAP is way too epic for me to not support.

    5 years ago
  70. I think that B.A.P will crush “the block”, indeed! Waaarrior! huh! 
    Amazing vid guys, but I really dislike that song… okay, nevermind. Kisses!  

    5 years ago
  71. Block B for sure!  think BAP are good rappers too, but listening to zico’s mix tape, i feel like he has more experience(?), swag(?) idk, it’s just something that I can’t get the right word to. and i haven’t listen to enough materials from BAP to know if they’re really that good yet.

    And it’s funny how you called the dance the gorilla dance since u-kwon, one of the member of block b, also called it that! :D  

    5 years ago
  72. Block B would win a rap battle any day.

    5 years ago
  73. here comes a link to show you some speedrapping :D please check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq5LxGTK2BU

    5 years ago
  74. block b their rapping was great

    5 years ago
  75. block b

    5 years ago
  76. Block B 8D

    5 years ago
  77. 날리나 “nanlina” does have a meaning in korean…
    it can mean “be wild” or “go crazy”…
    something along the lines…
    I don’t think that they are referring to the portuguese meaning…
    >.>

    5 years ago
  78. B.A.P must win!! ZELO IS the best!!!

    5 years ago
  79. First of all, thanks for the review! It was priceless as always. I especially love the BBC skit, I have a friend who studied in England for a semester so we spent many weeks after her return going over all the different British words and pronunciations. xD I almost died when you said “garage”.

    About Taeil (bowl cut guy), I do pretty much agree. He’s their main vocal and really good, but he’s also really self-conscious and gets all nervous and freaked out about everything. It’s pretty funny in their show MTV Match Up, but I hope over time his confidence improves.

    As for the showdown, this is really hard! I spent the last few hours thinking about it… On the one hand, I’ve liked Block B ever since their debut and I especially love the rappers of the group. On the other hand, I also really like B.A.P’s debut and may end up a big fan of them too!

    In the end, I have to go with Block B. Zico is AMAZING and Kyung and P.O. are great too! Don’t get me wrong, I love Zelo and Bang Yong Guk, but they just don’t have enough material out for me to say exactly how good they are. Warrior was great (I especially love Zelo’s rap and replayed it like 50 bajillion times), but my favorite song from their mini is Unbreakable. But then when I listen to Block B’s LOL I am just so blown away. Not to mention the mixtapes by Zico and Kyung (my favorites include Turn Around, It’s Not Over, cover of Billionaire, I’m Still Fly, etc etc etc). In addition to that, rap battles mean you have to be good at freestyling, and Zico and Kyung both did that pretty well at Mic Swagger. I have a feeling Zelo and BYG would be great too, but there’s no evidence yet.

    So basically, Block B’s rappers have done a LOT of extra songs, covers, features, etc and proven themselves to be really good. B.A.P has amazing potential and may end up better, but it’s hard to tell from about 7 songs total.

    My vote goes to Block B, hands down.

    5 years ago
  80. Bananas in pajamas!!!! Thank you! So I’m not the only one who knows about that show!!!! Also, yes I immediately thought of Donkey Kong when they began dancing!

    5 years ago
  81. Martina, your makeup looks SO PRETTY today!

    5 years ago
  82. BLOCK B!

    “Really? People are voting for B.A.P because they like the video or their dance or just because they like more B.A.P… And i understand that, but the question is “Who would win in an Epic Rap Battle…” then Block B rap skills are better. Zico crushes B.A.P rappers seriously.”
    I read this in the facebook poll and i think that is true :D… Block B win!

    5 years ago
  83. shut up.. is BLOCK B TIME !  

    5 years ago
  84. My vote is for Block B but I like BAP too~
    Block B writing their own songs together and Zico is really talented.
    Fighting Block B !!

    5 years ago
  85. I vote BAP I love these rookies, Block B have done great with this song (love NalinA) but they had a weaker debut.

    5 years ago
  86. block b!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  87. I think B.A.P. would win.
    Oh, and Simon mixed up the sides that the end with BlockB and B.A.P. xD

    5 years ago
  88. buuu.. I don’t like this song at all… I was so after EXO-k this week :(
    and I like BAP a lot more than Block Bananas :)

    my vote goes for BAP then!

    5 years ago
  89. My vote is: Block B

    why?: first off all their experience. They worked underground in different hiphop scences before forming Block B. And also their boss Cho PD gives them free hands for their music, this makes all music their own, so in that case Block B abilitys is much farther developed then the others.
    And also when it comes to speedraping Zico has it hands down. Block B members have written together over 100 songs to improfe theirs skills. That is why my vote goes to Block B. Cuz of all the handon underground work they have done :3

    5 years ago
  90.  block b is for sure the winner, they have the BEST ABSOLUTE SWAG EVER, yup, hep hap

    5 years ago
  91. BLOCK B

    5 years ago
  92. I have to vote for B.A.P. on this one…

    Not that I dislike Block B, per se… more that this is the first of their songs I have managed to sit through, and while it is not bad, it isn’t exactly something that gets my attention very much.  Yes, if I were going to a club to party, I would likely play this one, but I would then play all of B.A.P.’s mini like, twenty times.  So, yeah.

    5 years ago
  93. Hmm although I’m impressed how nice Block b song is knowing that zico produced it himself  but I liked B.A.P more so lets go warriors :D

    5 years ago
  94. B.A.P. of course, actually I think Yongguk can actually take on all of them, lol, kidding.  I like Block B as well but siding more with B.A.P. YES SIR!!!!!

    5 years ago
  95. Apart from the fact that i noticed the awesome giant Reeses thing and kept looking at it throughout most of the video, i also thought when Block B’s fandoms were talking about themselves that they were actually talking about the actual BBC. i was like…. “WFT! im lost.”

    5 years ago
  96. i love the reference to The Princess Bride that you guys put under the gif of Zico from Freeze lol it made my day

    5 years ago
  97. I vote BAP!!
    Sidenote: Martina, are you wearing falsies!?!? If so, what kind I’ve been trying to find good ones that look that way! So cute! I would ask Simon where he got his mustache, but some how I don”t think I could pull it off as well as he does. :P
    Thanks for another great Music Monday!~

    5 years ago
  98. I vote for BAP, sorry but blonde and curly beats bowl cut.

    5 years ago
  99. I’m going to go for BAP.

    5 years ago
  100. B.A.P

    5 years ago
  101. My obsession with BBC and Doctor Who has just crossed over to KPop. YES.

    5 years ago
  102. B.A.P

    5 years ago
  103. I just get it! The thing with the lighter. The girl at 3:01 had one too… so the hole fight was about her! And thats why he diden’t set anything on fire. 

    5 years ago
  104. I think both groups would K.O. each other due to the Sheer amount of swag that each group has between them. *nods*

    5 years ago
    • It would rip a hole in the time-space continuum and reset all the clocks in the world, as both would explode into the ethereal realm.

      Or something like that :D

      5 years ago
      • *laughs* The end of the world in 2012 was caused by two khipop (hip hop/pop) groups duking it out. Who knew right?

          Thank you for the reply, it was very enjoyable. ^__^

        5 years ago
  105. B.A.P hands down

    5 years ago
  106. I vote for B.A.P.

    5 years ago
  107. i vote for Blond Asian People XD

    5 years ago
  108. B.A.P is better Bang Yong Guk (loving the voice BUT… TOP is still number 1)  and Zelo kill it in Warrior

    5 years ago
  109. Block B wins…hands down…Zico alone could take them but the fact that Kyung is there….case closed….not say B.A.P isnt good..Block B is just better….

    5 years ago
  110. Omg yaaa… I was waiting for an explotion too… nothing happened -.- I like both songs and they are both great!!! BUT I think that I like Block B’s Nanrina a bit more than Warrior~ ^^ It’s so addicting xD I really hope that B.A.P will show us some great things this year!! My vote goes to Block B~

    5 years ago
  111. daaaaaah i wanted so bad that B.A.P giveaway daaaaaah !

    anyways.
    leave the sweet lil’ Taeil alone with his bowl cut, he’s awkward and shy, that’s why we love him 8) tehehe <3 (oh fangirls).
    as for myself i like the song but i'm kinda disappointed with the mv, yeah, meh. and i still can't say if i love this mini album better than the 1st one or not. you might have not liked Freeze but i loved it (no comment on the mv though) and the rest of the album too. it was ZE rookie group of 2011 for me. (too early to say but for 2012 it might be B.A.P for me)

    and i might have a strange hearing 'cuz i always heard well the lyrics… 'focus' and 'hot'… that's it, i'm getting too used to their pronunciation.

    voting for Block b. i love B.A.P but they haven't proved enough yet and they're still too young in the business to make me vote for them. Block B, here we go.

    5 years ago
  112. Everyone keep talking about Zico and Block B members writing the songs in their album and such, then should I also mention that Yongguk wrote Going Crazy, I Remember (?), and all the other songs in B.A.P debut album too? Seriously guys, I understand you people worship them but every single article I see, I keep on seeing people mention that the boys wrote all the songs etc etc..

    Other than that I want to say that B.A.P has Bang Yong Guk he is a good rapper and he is well known even during his underground days as Jepp Blackman in Soul Connection. As I mentioned above he has participated in writing many hit songs starting from Going Crazy.

    Zelo is only 15. But watching his predebut rap videos, he was so good even way back and I believe he was only 10 or something then. He participated in Seungri´s academy. Even as a kid he was so good, so imagine him growing even better in the future :)

    In Block B I like Zico, P.O and Kyung´s rapping, but still I think Yongguk and Zelo is REALLY GREAT and I honestly mean REALLY REALLY GREAT! :) 

    5 years ago
    • People always mention that the boys wrote the songs in the album is because.. how often do you really see an idol group that has that type of freedom. Both groups should be acknowledged for having songs produced by their own members. I think BBCs are just making a bigger deal about because Block B is finally getting some recognition after getting many of their songs banned and performances cut.. and the fact that they trained really hard in song writing.. having to write 100+ songs before debuting. But idk. 

      5 years ago
      • Yeah perhaps that´s why, but I just wanted to point out that there is many others out there who write and produce their own musics too. In fact for example Donghae, Ryeowook and other Super Junior members write and produce their own songs for their albums too. Beast Junhyung, GD, and Yongguk also does the same.

        Just wanted to point that out, cause it seems like everyone keeps going banana about how amazing Zico is and all the songs are written and produced by him. Comments like that I keep on seeing everywhere as YT, ALLKPOP, 6theory, and even here.. So that´s just my own opinion.

        5 years ago
        • And I’m pretty sure Zelo is about 13-14 years old on his predebut vids. Seungri opened his academy not a long time ago

          5 years ago
        • Nobody forgets about GD, he is always praised for his songwriting-producing skills. As for the others – there is quite a lot idols who wrote lyrics or composed something, but these tracks are usually not title tracks (more like album fillers), if not they are often produced by famous producers not by idols themselves. Zico (with Kyung actually, everybody keeps forgetting about him) does the whole work for the group, he composes and writes lyrics and produces almost every track. I think only GD does the same amount of work. I’m not sure about Yong Guk though, I can’t find the information if he produces B.A.P.’s tracks too

          5 years ago
  113. B.A.P is better at rapping^^

    5 years ago
  114. actually, the dance is supposed to look like baboons dancing, and it’s the reason they are wearing those ridicules coats <: cause the song is about going crazy and monkeys are crazy… i guess.

    5 years ago
  115. i read that it says “i dont know i dont know but i m HOT” first i thought its hard too.. n was like…**cough** ookkkaaay … but then i read hot… n was …slightly relieved ^.^

    5 years ago
  116. I really give props to them for the James Brown screan :D I feel like Block B is really trying to americanize their pronouncing and that’s why we get things like hard instead of hot and spesshul :] Did you notice the gu gu ga ga in between Nallina? It’s so hilarious! Oh and about the Portuguese nostrils, in Finnish narina means a squeaking sound :P

    5 years ago
  117. My vote goes to Block B. They show so much varity and quality in their songs^^ and Nalina is just great!. 

    5 years ago
  118. Wow, I’m shocked! I never imagined I would win this! I’m so happy, thank you for picking my acronym. I’ve sent a message to both of your channels since I wasn’t sure which one to use.

    Even though I’m a BBC, B.A.P’s debut blew me away so I’d like to vote for them this time!

    5 years ago
  119. In a rap battle?:
    Out of these two groups, definitely Block B; Zico has produced and written most of their songs since their debut, and this time along, for this album, Kyung also helped. 4 out of 5 songs on their album was produced by those two guys.

    Not to mention that Zico and Kyung has released songs before their debut; Zico has a couple of mixtapes out already, and has been an underground rapper for some time. Not to mention, he was the first idol ever to be nominated for “Hip Hop Playa Awards”, for “Featuring of the Year”, for featuring in Verbal Jint‘s song “원숭이띠 미혼남”, and his work with i11evn and Cho PD. His speed-rapping in Hyuna‘s “Just Follow” was amazing, and he did great in his featuring of Sunny Hill‘s “The Grasshopper Song”, not to mention that he personally wrote the raps for those specific performances. 
    Also, lol, does anyone remember Zico’s speedreading in Shim Shim Tapa? xD Amazing.

    Even though I love B.A.P (especially the talented Bang Yong Guk :’D ), I think that Block B, hands down, would win in a rap battle.

    5 years ago
  120. I am so addicted to this song, and despite the “gorilla-ness” of it, I love doing the dance too. :3

    It’s a tough call between BAP and Block B. On one end, you have a more “serious” gang, which screams, “Don’t f*** with us,” while the other is definitely more crazy and wild which… also screams the same thing. I’m… going to have to go with the crazy gang. They would be funnier to watch. xD

    5 years ago
  121. VOTE FOR BLOCK B, gogo dragons and tigers !

    5 years ago
  122. “Gorilla Dance” My thoughts exactly!!  Honestly, that’s what I immediately thought of too.  We’re usually on the same page ;D

    5 years ago
  123. I vote for Block B….B.A.P is fantastic but Block B write and produce most of their own stuff and i dunno if Bap does…..also you guys should listen to Halo and Wanna B…those songs should have been their promotion songs….too good….

    5 years ago
  124. Hahahaha this was so hilarious!
    I’m voting for Block B! They could take on B.A.P any day, any time.

    5 years ago
  125. TAEIL~~~~ <333

    Bowl cut guy = Taeil keke

    5 years ago
  126. As a British viewer of Eat Your Kimchi I’d say Simon needs to work a little harder on the accent :P

    Thank you for the brand new K crunch segments.  I’m not usually a fan of the songs that get reviewed on music monday so it’ll be nice to see some of the underdogs.

    BigBang could blow their noses and they’d win! 

    ps I love BigBang – don’t attack me ;)

     

    5 years ago
  127. block b has it hands down. though its tuff because zico and zelo are fast and sick rappers but zico has my heart! BLOCK B! bby

    5 years ago
  128. Block B!! I love their sound so much ^^!

    5 years ago
  129. block B! just for the awesome self produced music and the super catchy gorilla dance :)

    5 years ago
  130. my vote goes to B.A.P. 

    5 years ago
  131. BLOCK B ! ZIKYUNG WOULD SMASH BAP’s rappers :)

    5 years ago
  132. B.A.P for the win!

    5 years ago
  133. B.A.P.!

    5 years ago
  134. B.A.P wins! :D

    5 years ago
  135. B.A.P.!

    5 years ago
  136. xD love for the monkey-dance! <3

    5 years ago
  137. Click an empty link, eh? :3

    “pick up the album by clicking the link here:…..”

    5 years ago
  138. i loved the song ///

    5 years ago
  139. BLOCK B OFCOURSE ! 

    5 years ago
  140. I’m not that knowledgeable about Block B, but BAP will MURDER them. c: So I vote BAP! :D

    5 years ago
  141. Yong Guk in Hangul is 용국 whereas England is 영국 (Yeong Guk).

    5 years ago
  142. Hehe i’m portuguese and is true: Nanrina means nostril … ahah xD

    5 years ago
  143. Who would win a rap battle? Definitely Block B. Zico & Kyung were involved in the underground hip hop scene and you should definitely check out their mixtapes! Zico was also the first idol to be nominated for the 2011 Hip Hop Playa Awards. 

    Fun fact I just recently found out. Zico’s older brother is Taewoon of Coed School.

    And LOL Zico is not my favorite out of the group.. I don’t know why I know so much about him ahahah.

    5 years ago
    • Totally forgot he was. Don’t know too much about BAP, but I do remember hearing about that.

      5 years ago
  144. Aaaye’m going for B.A.P! ♥ (:

    5 years ago
  145. re: the showdown, if it were only based on the two mvs (warrior vs nanrina) I might say BAP, despite being a huge bbc… nanrina is an amazing song and I’m immensely proud of zico for producing it (plus of course props to delly boi aha) but the song doesn’t bring it the way Halo and LOL do

    5 years ago
  146. Penington was my grandmother’s maiden name-and it’s my father’s middle name. and now that I know that narina means nostril, i too shall forever hear this song and think nostril, nostril, nostril-AH!

    5 years ago
  147. My vote goes to B.A.P ♥♥

    & omg Martina, you look so freaking cute with lashes!!!  ヾ(*⌒0⌒)♥

    5 years ago
    • Thanks! I bought them for a costume and then I didn’t use them, so I was like, WHY NOT! They are SOOOO CHEAP! $1.00!!!!

      5 years ago
  148. Oh, and about gorilla – Block B called it gorilla dance themselves in an interview)
    I think that their jackets were made to match with gorilla concept)

    5 years ago
  149. yes it’s a gorilla dance. even block b’s members call it so. 
    Vote for block b!!!

    5 years ago
  150. I think out of all fanclubs BBCs are the ones who will laugh with you the most and not go all butthurt (and I’m not a BBC actually^^)
    My thoughts were kinda same as yours when I saw Taeil in this vid, he looks like one school nerd with a group of deliquents. It’s strange how he is a tiny cute guy and the oldest and P.O is a giant maknae with husky voice)
    And I think Zico might now what his “focus” sounds like (maybe he did it on purpose?) as he is one of the few kpop idols who swears a lot (and mostly in english^^).
    Nice review guys. But between Block B and B.A.P I can’t choose one, both songs are too awesome

    5 years ago
  151. its obvious BAP!!!

    5 years ago
  152. I’m so sorry for Block B but I want to vote BAP! Kisses and love from spain!

    5 years ago
  153. B.A.P. Hands down!

    5 years ago
  154. my friends call this song Narnia :)
    anyway I didn’t like previous block b song, but this one is totally awesome. But, I vote for B.A.P. cuz bunnies>>>>gorillas :)

    5 years ago
  155. Lol you made me laugh so much! I think it’s your best Kpop Music Monday in quite a while!

    Mmmmm….. also, between B.A.P and Block B it’s a pretty hard choice…
    I think B.A.P is more hardcore dancer. But Block B is here longer so they have the right to win!

    5 years ago
  156. I’m with you Simon! I voted so many times for EXO! Gah. (you should do a mini-review for fun! I’ll watch it and like it and favorite it etc!) But still, Nanrina was great and you guys did an awesome review as always :) hehe…gorillas. 

    5 years ago
  157. as a fellow British citizen i would be honoured to give Mr Simon some lessons on how to have the perfect British accent
    maybe we could discuss over some tea and scones….and then spaz over EXO 

    5 years ago
    • You would regret your decision once I started screaming to the song on top of my lungs and R&B thrust dancing around the room. Picture swimming the breast stroke, but not in a pool. Yeah, that’s what I do.

      5 years ago
  158. …oh yeah, and the Gorilla dance is intentional. It was meant to look like a Gorilla. ^^

    5 years ago
  159. Also P.O is pronounced “Pyo”. :)

    5 years ago
  160. B.A.P!!! *-*

    5 years ago
  161. the guy with the bowl cut’s name is Taeil XD im a BBC but i do agree he’s too cute for the gangster image XD and i was surprised you guys didnt mention BBomb’s english part XD and the BAP vs Block B battle is a hard pick @_@

    5 years ago
  162. Excellent lighter assertion, Simon. I couldn’t agree more. I wanted him to set the wall on fire. 
    Hahahaha! The BBC bit was hilarious!! 
    Also, I vote for B.A.P. They have hip hop down, and their dancing just feels so much grungier and more professional. I mean, the part when Zelo is rapping about at the speed of light, Bang Yong Gook has that insanely awesome pop and lock going on. Their dance was just so much cooler in general, I mean, it takes a really amazing dancer to make what looked like a contemporary ballet twirl look manly and graceful at the same time (thank you, Jong Up). 
    So, yes. B.A.P for me!! (IMMA ZOONA!!!) 

    5 years ago
  163. I had the same reaction with the that lighter too :)) I love your jokes!! yay
    Oh and the BBC joke really cracked me up ;))!!!

    5 years ago
  164. Definitely the Gorilla Dance, my son is a fan of Block B, and when he was watching the MV I told him: “Hey! The look like Gorillas!” I knew you would agree! ;D

    5 years ago
  165. Choosing between B.A.P. and Block B is a toughie! I’ll go for B.A.P. for the manry hahaha

    Simon! You’re mentioning the wrong bands to the wrong videos at the end! Hurry fix it before the fans get at you XD

    5 years ago
  166. lol at the end you had BAP and Block B the wrong way round.
    Also Block B would win.

    I must admit I sobbed with laughter at EVERY SINGLE THING SIMON SAID whyamisuchafangirl.

    In Freeze, he didn’t say the f-word, he said “focus”, but I can hear it too. Remember F.Cuz?

    Taeil! Taeil is the cute one with the bowlcut (he actually suits it I think) and the primary school glasses. He’s also the oldest member. Well whaddaya know. He’s not really very “hard”. We think he’s totally adorable in this MV too. /BBC

    U-Kwon isn’t saying “hard” but “hot”….but yeah, I think none of us can unhear that or the thoughts we’re getting. ;)

    5 years ago
  167. lol, I thought he was swearing in Freeze too and was shocked. Then I found out he said, “Focus.” It doesn’t sound like that (I don’t think it ever will), but apparently that’s what is written in the lyrics.
     
    I’m confused how you heard, “I don’t know I don’t know but I’m hard.” He says hot, but now I can’t watch that video without thinking of hard now. Makes that dance even more awkward.

    5 years ago
  168. Awesome it was really funny! lol

    5 years ago
  169. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means….Princess Bride again! ^^

    5 years ago
  170. I VOTED FOR EXO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m so upset!!! i REALLY BADLY wanted to see EXO be reviewed!!!!! so badly!!!! 

    5 years ago