I knew this day would come sooner or later. We didn’t talk about Vixx’s “Hyde” back when it came out, and we dodged the bullet then, but now that Voodoo Doll has been in first place for so long, we can’t ignore the elephant in the room any longer. Ravi’s rapping at the beginning of Vixx’s songs is terrible. Here’s the video, if you haven’t heard it yet:


It’s not a bad song! It’s a really interesting video! But the mumblecrusting at the beginning of the song, and other Vixx songs as well, make us either cringe or howl. Guise: it’s so bad. So bad! The rest of the song would be totally fine without it. COMPLETELY. I don’t feel like it adds any value to the song at all. Quite the opposite: it makes the song worse. WHAT THE HELL IS HE SAYING? I can’t even find subtitles to it online. I googled the lyrics to Voodoo Doll and couldn’t find anyone who translated it in, like, the first seven posts that showed up. It’s like they all shook their heads and pretended it didn’t exist.

And his normal speaking voice is totally comprehensible. It’s just this rap persona he takes on that make him sound like someone reading a tongue-twister with a sock stuffed in their mouth. All I could think of is Eddie Murphy talking about James Brown:


Ok! Phew! Finally got that off my chest. We were scared to talk about it, but everyone in the studio agreed. We just hope we didn’t piss off too many people in the process. Though, let’s be honest: this is the internet so we definitely pissed off a bunch of people.

But the rest of the song and video is totally fine! We are a bit torn about the song, though. Martina’s really digging it. I’m just kinda digging it. I agree that it’s a good song, but it doesn’t really blow me away. It’s just like, yep, an ok song. But it’s not something that’s really groundbreaking or all too unique sounding or anything that gives Vixx a clearly distinct sound over other Kpop groups (apart from Ravi’s intros). Sorry guise. I was more impressed by the video than by the song itself. We were going to do a 30 seconds to disagree panel, but we were worried that if we made fun of Vixx’s name, and Ravi’s English, if I added my lukewarm feelings towards the song we’d have pitchforks outside of our studio. So I saved it for the blog post, where I know people are more level-headed. Right guise? *awkward silence* Right? *crickets chirping* Riiiight? *sound of blades being sharpened on grindstones*

Hay! Something that’ll make you laugh and not hate us: voting on this week’s poll!

Or, if that doesn’t make you less grumpy, how about some Bloopers?


On that note, if you’re new to our Music Mondays and found this not too offensive, you should subscribe for more! Hopefully this video and our other videos in the future will give you a chuckle.

  1. STARLIGHT forever~
    I love Ravi and his rap, and the mv though.

  2. Maybe I’m a little late but I did my own research for lyrics and I found something~~ So, apparently Ravi is saying”Shot right though my heart. I will fall for you.”

  3. Wow :) If you go onto the Kpop charts tab, this is still 5th.

    Starlights are some powerful fans!

  4. I prefer the version of S & M now: ‘You fucked through my heart.’It sounds very romantic…

  5. The words at the beginning remind me of a Power Rangers monster

  6. At first I thought Ravi was speaking in Mordor idiom rather than engrish XDD

  7. You talk about Ravi’s English not being “comprehensible,” and are saying that the song would be better without his raps basically, and even criticize the hell out of his English. Can you honestly say that you are in a place to do that when you, yourselves, aren’t fluent in Korean? Pointing out that his pronunciation is not that great is okay, but to out right criticize his English is wrong, and rude. You wouldn’t like people criticizing the hell out of your Korean when or if you are trying to learn it, don’t do it to him when he is trying to learn English.

  8. “You shat right through my heart” How romantic <3 XD

  9. Dear Simon & Martina,
    VIXX’s Voodoo Doll won on Music Bank today! It’s their 1st win. Hehe. :D

  10. My answer to the first question is:

    MBLAQ (5 members)
    BIG BANG (5 members)
    SHINee (5 members)
    Se7en (lol)
    and INFINITE (7 members?? I think?)

    That should be 23.

  11. I frankly find the very first scene in the video mighty unbelievable. JUST WHICH K-POP IDOL WOULD HAVE SKIN TEXTURE???

  12. Let’s be honest, not all Starlights took it well that Simon and Martina called out Ravi on his mumbling rapping, some were pretty angry but the cool thing about our fandom is that instead of encouraging the ragers we stare them down and tell them to respect other people’s opinions. I love Starlights because of this, we are honestly trying to keep it chill…. that is one of the main reason VIXX honestly love their fans.

  13. you shot right to my heart, i will fall for you. that’s what ravi said at the beginning. i think because the music and video is a bout voodoo, he said it in “curse” accent.

  14. finally a good great KMM! :D I missed that thing so much <3 and OMG Martina your so gorgeous as a math teacher XD I laughed so hard *LOL But I really really really love the new VOODOO concept <3 This comeback is awesome! I cant stop listening to voodoo ♥♥ proud to be a starlight ^____^ Fighting~!

    http://www.gurupop.com/event/102/67757275706f7038343130 Win one of 5 signed Cd of Vixx Voodoo Doll!!

  15. haha glad to see I’m not the only one who tried to solve at least some of these equations! What’s also funny is how Scooby is brought up when talking about Ravi, because one of my friend’s refers to Ravi as Scooby XD

  16. what I hear….(unsure) with a shot right through my heart, I will fall for you…..

  17. “Who is in the room?” Fangurilla!
    It’s not who -are- in the room, right?…

  18. I love the Eddie Murphy as James Brown reference. I was just talking with my dad and his girlfriend about that not too long ago! Huh! Hah! In da haht tuhb!

  19. Soo Zee looks like she’s gonna kill you guys in the bloopers, lol.

  20. oh- you went there…
    VIXX against TVXQ…The Rising Gods Of the East?

    I can’t even.

    /well VIXX…may you take this defeat honorably and with your heads held high.

  21. I had to vote for TVXQ, cause no one may defeat them!!!

  22. I still think it’s an incredibly unfair showdown. Nothing is ever going to win against Mirotic because that was the best thing that happened to K-pop. (And, incidentally, my introduction to DBSK.)

  23. Welcome to the beautiful world of VIXX S&M :D I’m sure you’ll be STARLIGHTs soon enough >:P here’s a sample of what’s waiting for you in the VIXX world hehehe xD I kinda wished u guys showed N to mystery guitar man and others in that video about gender bender X”D

    • LOL They were all GORGEOUS~!!!!!
      Especially N (Damn you boy! You make me feel like a fail as a female~!!!)
      Even Hongbin and Ravi have gorgeous bodies~~
      Hyuk was pretty adorable~~
      Ken….. OTL *sigh*~ I think who ever choose his clothes hate him…

      • Hate him or love fans >:D I mean he was wearing leggins & I JUST COULDN’T LOOK T.T or could I ? >:D

        N is just perfect as male and female it doesn’t even make sense =/
        Hongbin looked gorgeous in VIXX TV episode my DP in tumbler is him in drag X”DD
        Him & Ravi are buff yet so skinny I’m starting to get worried =/

    • *chokes again*


    I kennot with Ravi’s English too. He needs to VIXX it.

  25. i’ve got question ? where is mordney present? ;D

  26. Question 1: 23 Guys, 3 Groups are K-pop, 1 is Se7en and One Group has 7 Members .. What I came up with! ~
    It’s either Se7en (1) makes 22 left, One 7 Member Group: Block B, BTOB or Infinite .. makes ist 15 members left… so then I was confused if it is 3 Groups WITH Se7en or without so I kinda got two possibilitys like:
    – Topp Dog (13) and TVXQ (2) makes 15 and then everyone is there <— way without seven!
    – Super Junior + SuJu M (15) <— Way without Seven …

    One of my frinds also confused me by telling me you ment Se7en, seven Member Group AND three other groups .. then I have:
    Se7en (1), BTOB/BlockB/Infinite (7), DBSK (5), Big Bang (5) and SHINee (5) _> ‘cough cough’* … But well I’ll try to explaine ~

    Soooo….. Teen Top already has 272 swipes and get’s 34 more by any minute that passes while Nu’est is just starting so 0 and get’s 41 by any minute …
    That makes 272+34*x for Teen Top and 41*x for Nu’est ~
    Then I tried using different numbers for X and it happens that 39 was correct so .. it takes 39 minutes to overswipe Teen Top.
    Teen Top then is set with 1598 while Nu’est has 1599 x’D .. Took me ages to figure that out because I HATE Math! x’DD

    Question 3: I’m pretty sure that Jay was the first one ’cause he drove faster. And when they are actually driving the same road .. Jay would be the first. But it could also be that Jay was wearing a shirt while driving and Taeyang not then basically Taeyang would be the first to have a shirtless photo …
    But seriously .. it’s Jay Park … do you really expect him to WEAR a shirt while driving?? x’DDD

    Did I Pass?? :DDD

    And then to the English part .. I actually had a conversation with a good friend of mine just now and she said that she hears nothing like an you at the end but rather a Shhhiiiii ~ .. But seriously .. I had times were I heared uge and I’m also thinking it actually IS
    You shot right through my heart
    I will fight for you.

    And for the Showdown … As much as I love both of them … my Vote goes to Mirotic!! >_<'' No offense but it's one of the best MV's ever and DBSK is Legendary *Q* ~ … I absolutely love this MV!
    But Voodoo Doll is also great … ~ I brought the Album straight away *Q* ~ But I have to Vote for DBSK .. my heart beats for them <'33

  27. Also, I would’ve loved it if you talked more about the actual songs in Kpop music monday, I miss a review of the actual song… :/

  28. I noticed in hearing Ravi talk and sing under other circumstances that he seems to have a lisp/speech impediment. Not a strong one, but one that he seems to have to pay attention to avoid. I always assumed part of the problem understanding him was due to that. If you listen to him, particularly in “Girls Why” or “Only You” you can really hear it clearly.

  29. I really like mirotic, it’s a clasic., I’m not startlight but voodoo doll video is amazing.. *for me*, so my vote goes to VIXX. the concept and everything…
    I looove this review.. hahaha raviolli xDD… and it’s true, I didn’t get any of the first lines of Ravi.. lol…

  30. I think ,we-Starlights- are that cool when it comes to criticizing Ravi’s rap or whatever else, ‘cuz VIXX has a lot of foreign fans. And thanks to VIXX TV, MTV Diary, Plan V, we got to know more about them and we often laugh at thing they have done ;) We are okey when somebody is constructively criticising Vixx, because we know they aren’t perfect and more chill about it. I’ve never heard about Starlight doing something that could’ve embarrass VIXX. :)I’m not a native speaker ,so I’m sorry for my confusing writting and you didn’t really got me xD I’m not getting sometimes myself either :P

    BTW. Loved this KMM <3 Greetings from Polish nasties !!!!

  31. oh my god…Fangurilla…I’m dying xD

  32. … are u serious xddddd I’m a Starlight, really devoted one, but hell, Mirotic is the best thing that happened to k-pop. Amen.

  33. Wow, you guys finally reviewed VIXX, yeah! I actually really really like the song. I like a lot of VIXX’s songs. Maybe their style isn’t new, but it’s still good, and I like it. The video and dance were awesome too, obviously!

    I really like your KMM, I thought it was funny. I’m a math teacher, but I still thought your math segment was funny. I noticed the math on the glass too in the music video the first time around.

    I agree that Ravi’s mumbling is hard to understand. I don’t usually talk about it because I know Ravi tries his best, and I always imagine his sad face. I think, however, that he is kind of mumbling on purpose (maybe?), that it’s kind of a stylistic choice. Anyway, I’m not insulted by you guys mentioning it at all, because it is true. :) However, am I the only one who thinks his raps and the other lines in the song (Should I go, should I stay, nobody knows?) is very understandable? It really always seems to be the intro line that is hard to understand. He usually does better in the rest of the song.

    Anyway, love the song! And welcome to the Starlight community guise!

  34. I like that this review is longer then what has become the norm! Please keep making longer KMMs!
    I’m glad VIXX finally got a review. It’s always nice to see new artists for KMM :)

  35. Whoo finally VIXX gets a KMM! This came as a complete (and super awesome) surprise since I didn’t even know that they were still hanging in the top three (I don’t check the charts that often anymore). If Hyde won’t win the EYK awards for the best potential KMM, I won’t be so disappointed anymore hehe.

    I had no idea that Ravi was even speaking English in the beginning until I saw people wondering what the heck he is saying. I tried to look it up as well but couldn’t find anything either. It doesn’t really ruin the song for me, so I don’t even care if it’s there or not.

    I agree with you about the dance! It’s so good and interesting, in the same way as the dance for Hyde and On and On. I really liked that part after Ravi’s rap too where first Ken and the other members slowly come to check up on him. I like it for the choreo and for the part in the song. Ken’s voice is so nice!

    My answer for the first question is: Seven (1), Infinite (7), ZE:A (9) and VIXX (6). As for the other two questions, I was too lazy to do them. :P I guess I’m not getting out of the class room.

  36. Vixx always reminds me of Vicks VapoRub…

    • …and when you put Vicks VaoRub and Nasty together, it always reminds me of that Friends episode with the sexy vaporub …..ridiculously funny but considering eyebleach afterwards…… LOL!

  37. “Mumblecrusting” = my new favorite word.

  38. The music video scared the shit out of me xD I’m sorry, I like the song but I could not handle the video :(

  39. The last week, several friend and I haven’t been able to stop listening to VIXX’s Voodoo. It’s a break from our usual feelz inducing biased obsessed kpop listening. It’s been a nice change for us. I don’t particularly care what Ravi’s saying. I described his voice as sliding into home base on bare knees on gravel. And we like it. You know what I’m saying.

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