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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. BLOCK B ! ZIKYUNG WOULD SMASH BAP’s rappers :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 years ago
  9. BLOCK B OFCOURSE ! 

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

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

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

    5 years ago
  13. 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
  14. Aaaye’m going for B.A.P! ♥ (:

    5 years ago
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. yes it’s a gorilla dance. even block b’s members call it so. 
    Vote for block b!!!

    5 years ago
  20. 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
  21. its obvious BAP!!!

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

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

    5 years ago
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. …oh yeah, and the Gorilla dance is intentional. It was meant to look like a Gorilla. ^^

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

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

    5 years ago
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Awesome it was really funny! lol

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

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

    5 years ago