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Kpop Music Monday: Vixx “Voodoo Doll”

December 3, 2013

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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?

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  1. This week there was actually suspens, I really didn’t know if you were going to do Doom Dada or Voodoo Doll! But I don’t mind, I voted for both! Now I’m back to vote for Top again…

    I also think Voodoo Doll is a very well done video! But Martina, is this really the most gore KPop video you’ve seen? I think I’ve seen old Brown Eyed Girls, SeeYa and FT Island videos that were pretty horrific… But I don’t really remember, I watched each only once. Ugh.

    The math part was hilarious, but sorry teacher, I’m too lazy to solve your problems! Too bad for me, I’ll never leave this room. Well, at least I got all the time in the world to vote for the EYKAs now!

    3 years ago
  2. i LOVE thsi song!! and i really like VIXX!!
    but my god i did not watch the MV!! i couldn’t get through a minute of it!!!
    too gross to handle!!

    okay…i just think Fangurilla beat this mv in creeping me out!!

    why.,….why would you give me maths questions????? i left maths for a reason!!! *throws laptop away*

    3 years ago
    • hahaha!!
      yeah i saw that one!! was so glad when they released that!! i wanted to be able to watch at least SOMETHING with for their new song!!

      random but…i absolutely LOVE that white shabby kinda fancy room (ahaha what a way to explain it) that they’re set in!!! it’s SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!

      3 years ago
    • SSSSSHT IT’S THE PORN VERSION.

      3 years ago
      • ABS EVERYWHERE
        All I need is N shirtless >_> And Ken but I can live with the Mydol shirtless pictures of him. But N keeps hiding.

        3 years ago
        • asdfghjkl;djkdjkfjg;l I ALMOST CHOCKED ON AIR T.T I can’t handle this N’s shirtless tummy would kill me so I don’t want it yet T.T

          3 years ago
        • But Cha Butt is the worst like literally he shows his back/butt instead of his abs

          http://25.media.tumblr.com/c76bdce3cde2dff6c12e0e2e57e15019/tumblr_ms4tc7SQ4W1s6yj8to1_500.jpg

          (I had a picture somewhere with CLEARLY Ken time to watch Mydol again to find that part)

          3 years ago
        • omFG I NEVER NOTICED THAT BEFORE HAKYEON YOU IDIOT WHO EVEN DOES THAT
          i am hakyeoning at hakyeon

          3 years ago
        • And in the “Hyde” cover… omg I have like a thing for finding parts of N’s body exposed. But he’s shy about his body (I think it has to do that the rest has like abs and he doesn’t have them that clear and I think his skintone problem still… but I like my caramel/chocolate leader)

          3 years ago
        • I know~!!!!! I love that darker skin tone and i likes my men with a little bit of chubsy~
          Too much muscle and too defined abs actually scare me….. I’m not entirely sure why……
          “”””>.>

          3 years ago
        • ooooooooh there is that but omg his skin tone is beautiful and his body is so friggin graceful who needs super defined abs when you can dance like that uhuhuhu

          3 years ago
        • AND THAT ASS. DON’T FORGET THE ASS.

          3 years ago
        • omfg ofc but tbh i’ve nicknamed vixx as da cutiebums cuz ALL OF THEM HAVE THE CUTEST LITTLE BUMS ISTG especially kenjummah idk what to do with that boy

          3 years ago
        • AND OH OH OH I FOUND IT. KEN ABS. (and since he worked out they will be even more defined now)

          3 years ago
        • BLESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

          3 years ago
        • I see Leo, Bean, Ravi and is that N at the right side… o_o
          (Forehead a bit exposed o_o)

          3 years ago
        • OMG YES IT IS
          the cha remains hidden

          3 years ago
        • BUT HIIISS FOREHEAAAAAD. With his abs the biggest Mystery of vIXX.

          Oh and well… I went to screencap more mydol
          From how I remember someone discovered it the order is: Leo – N – Hongbin – Ravi.

          3 years ago
        • Indeed holy shit. VIXX, the God-dols.

          Yeah definitely a 3rd eye for being a great leader. (well the real reason was something that people say he has a big forehead…)

          3 years ago
        • /That Nicki Minaj butt of Jaehwan is nice to look at.

          3 years ago
  3. I really can’t stand Ravi’s intros or his self-introductions before he raps.

    Very few of the songs does his rap even fit in or flow with the song; it’s like good song, ok now we gotta jack it up with a weird transition to somehow fit in this sucky rap, weird transition back into good song.

    3 years ago
    • I really must be blocking his rap out of my memory. My ears must shut off during his rap because I just can’t recall it at all. Lol now I’m afraid to listen to it again at this moment and having it sear itself into my brain since it’s being discussed so much right now. Maybe tomorrow. :-P

      3 years ago
  4. Hey Simon and Martina. :) I’m also a starlight and I agree with her (Kelsey Mae) all the way. Though I remember their Ceo Hwang Se Jun kept talking to Ravi about his pronunciation in his raps and stuff during the Mydol days. Anyone else remember? He kept saying that the way he raps was too fast and it might be a little hard to pronounce. He only said that about his Korean rapping, and though it has gotten great and improved so much it could be the reason his english pronunciation is hard to understand. Hope I helped lol

    3 years ago
  5. OK – I DO know the answer to question 3 at least, Taeyang :) Why you ask!? Because his just that great!
    The other ones is ok – I dont have to leave the room – but I do hope that you go to work instead of me tomorrow ;D

    3 years ago
    • I hear this: You will ”’ something”” through my heart, You know I will fight for sure !?!?

      3 years ago
  6. You shot right through my heart
    I will fight for you.

    Most fans have figured it out that this is the thing Ravi says. (First I thought he said “I will fap with you.”)
    Ravi is just my cute idiot. /If you guys ever watch Plan V or MTV Diary you will get why + my DP says also enough.

    But well a song about a Cursed Doll, breaks a bit the curse of VIXX. /cough not to mention VIXX was for 3 weeks straight in the top 3 with GR8U.

    Well… Ravi I am still free now you escaped fangurilla.

    3 years ago
    • I’m sticking with S&M’s version now: “You shat right through my heart”. Sounds so romantic.

      3 years ago
      • Rofl. I was the first time like
        “FAP? OR FAB?”
        And then came Secret Night.

        3 years ago
        • hahahaha OMG YES! Am I the only one who thinks the beginning of the song is…a little weird? Ravi is like coughing and right after that he says “Let’s get higher”. Did you just… take a puff of a ‘special’ cigarette? 0_0 (Snoop Dogg’s “Let’s get Blown” starts playing in the background)

          3 years ago
    • Yup, Ravi’s pronunciation of it is hilarious, but I guessed that was what it says too. Sometimes I really love the Engrish though. It gives it flavor. LOL

      3 years ago
    • Hurry~!!!
      You grab Ravi and I’ll grab Leo. GO~!!!

      XD LOL~

      3 years ago
  7. My answers to be free:
    1) 23 guys in room
    1 guy is “seven” -> 22 guys left
    1 group is made up of 7 -> “Infinite” or “Block B” -> 15 guys in room.
    “bigbang” -> 10 -> “CNBlue” -> 6 -> “Teen Top” – > 0
    There is room for interpretation by my answer will be
    “Seven, Infinite, BigBang, CN Blue, and Teen Top” are in the room

    2) Teen Top -> 34 swipes/min for 8 mins
    Nu’est -> 41 swipes/min
    TeenTop=34 swipes/min x 8 mins = 272 swipes in 8 mins
    Nu’est must surpass TeenTop in swipes therefore they must get 273 swipes.
    273swipes=41 swipes/min x N
    N=6.66 mins for nu’est to surpass Teen Top.

    3)Taeyang 50km/hr
    Jay Park 55km/hr
    assuming both idols are traveling the same distance x to the traffic light and both idols started at the same time t(initial). Jay Park was shirtless first.

    So Professor Martina? How’d I do?

    3 years ago
  8. Hahaha laughed so hard at “I will fart for sure”!! LOL I didn’t even notice the weird english!

    3 years ago
    • Same. I just went with the excuse, ‘nah, he’s probably speaking korean’ until I saw all the reaction videos and went ‘holy fu- that was english??’. Poor Ravi.

      3 years ago
  9. omg i am SO SO happy you guys finally reviewed VIXX!! i agree about Ravi, his intros always make me cringe xD; but now i’m sort of used to them; plus i really love his actual rapping parts, he writes all of them on his own and his composing is even better! if you haven’t listened to Secret Night from the album, PLS DOOOO. Ravi wrote and composed it (but dang the lyrics are nayusty). i just don’t want people to think Ravi is untalented or anything because he’s one of the most talented people out there. with some seriously derpy english issues. xD
    THE MATH SEGMENT THO I’M CRYING I MIGHT JUST ACTUALLY FIGURE THOSE OUT ONE DAY (is there an answer key???? :D)

    3 years ago
  10. I like this 7 minute KMM video length! The past few videos were a bit on the short side and I felt like the music, mv, dance, etc weren’t discussed enough. But today’s video was awesome!!!

    3 years ago
  11. No matter how much I love VIXX and his rapping, I’d be an IDIOT not to agree that he’s unintelligible. (side note, I seem to have caught it, I had to type that sentence 7 times to get it right. 7 gourd-damned times. Ugh.) Anyway, since I’ve got kids and worked in a bar, I’m pretty good at deciphering mumblegarbleslur. Wow. That doesn’t make it any better does it?? Anyway, I think he should just rap in his normal voice, deeper if that’s what floats his boat, but the odd accent-y thing isn’t needed.
    YAY VIXX!!! WOOOO!!

    3 years ago
  12. Answer to the last question: TRICK QUESTION! NONE OF THEM HAD IT ON IN THE FIRST PLACE OBVIOUSLY!

    3 years ago
  13. I love that they incorporate lyrics and dance moves from their past singles. Even GR8U used Hyde!! Gahhh love them!!

    3 years ago
  14. Someone tell me the solution of the shirtless Jay Park/ Taeyang task! It’s driving me nuts!

    3 years ago
    • The solution is that neither one had a shirt on when they first left the house in the first place because the absolute value of having clothing on either sexy, rock hard body is 0.

      3 years ago
      • Thanks for clearing this up! The assumption of them having clothes on totally confused me.

        3 years ago
      • Can’t deny that this is also the solution I got. Alas, I did not show my working sooooo….

        3 years ago
  15. Another topic aside: I AM SO HYPED FOR SECRET’S COMEBACK! *cries* I hope they won’t get backlash for Hyosung’s scandal, I admit she made a mistake but we all do, right? I actually send her a letter in hope to cheer her up, with a necklace I made by myself, with three stars on them. It was supposed to mean “Whatever happens, you’ll always be my star (I’d rather not have you kill anyone though)” I just hope she doesn’t blame herself anymore and that this album will be as awesome as their previous.

    Okey, I think I got a little far ahead of myself my Secrettime side of me is going berserk.

    3 years ago
  16. Ok…. you kinda sound like a crazy person ! No offense xD

    3 years ago
  17. AHAHAH BDSM~ but going for VIXX over merotic… I do like that song but VIXX i much prefer over dbsk (sorry) Plus VOODOO DOLL has to be one of my fave songs right now (being that i am going to move to new Orleans in a few days which is like huge on voodoo i found this so fitting)

    3 years ago
    • I love Simon for that acronym. I feel like it went over a lot of (young) heads. HAHA

      3 years ago
  18. I’ll have to watch the KMM later but thanks guise for reviewing VIXX :D

    3 years ago
  19. Isn’t VIXX roman number?

    3 years ago
  20. This was a pretty epic video. Also- I just pre-ordered a pink beanie w/ patches!

    3 years ago
  21. Hi! :D
    Yeah I agreed with Simon , the MV blows my mind, the song not so much.. I loved the review as always!

    But the highlight was definitely Eddie Murphy! ROFL totally love his stand up xD

    3 years ago
  22. I disagree. Hyde is completely incomprehensible to me. “New generation is bow. Showy chowy Joey dowee?”

    3 years ago
    • I think that happens because you’re a native speaker, I’m not. Maybe my ear is more… trained? Haha, I don’t know.

      3 years ago
    • Go easy on the poor kid. The man started from the bottom, but he just do it now. Haeh?

      3 years ago
      • This is my favorite comment on all of EYK.

        3 years ago
      • This comment made me laugh so much. XDI read it with his voice too. His intros are bad, but I think his very talented rapper, composer and singer.

        3 years ago
      • Bwuahahahahahhahahahaahahah! *chokes on nuts *

        Um…. That sentence can be misconstrued easily…. Oh well. :-p

        3 years ago
      • OMG! Thank god I wasn’t eating or it would’ve been all over my friend. That line is so bad and so famous in my house we quote it at each other at least 2x a day

        3 years ago
  23. You guys killed me. I died. Seriously. I honestly don’t like fangurilla but when she had Leo… oh God. And ravis rap… just. Dead. I’m dead. And I literally screamed when I saw you had reviewed voodoo doll.

    3 years ago
  24. Really nice, but I really hope that you will review Only U, it’s so great and it’s filmed in my home country after all so… xD

    3 years ago
  25. You’re English segment has officially killed me, caused me to laugh my lungs right out of my chest. There is no way to survive it!

    P.S. The math segment is pure GOLD!

    3 years ago
  26. I CAN’T with Fangurilla. Guaranteed laughs. Love it.

    3 years ago
  27. So, I’m really, reeeeally glad you guise finally reviewed a VIXX MV. It wouldn’t be my first choice (I haaate goooore, I get nightmares and cry on my bed alone at night and my mom is miiiles awaaaay and, and… ahem), I like Hyde a lot better, but I’m just glad you guys did it.

    I don’t get why Ravi does those intros. They’re bad. They make no sense. However, I like him so much, he has so much attitude! And N dance moves are reaaaaally good. Really good. He’s awesome.

    Which is what first draw my attention to them. They are rookies, and just trying to get their space as idols, but something about them is different. The coreographies, the music… I don’t know. To see them gathering more fans and being noticed makes me happy, heh.

    3 years ago
    • I think that helps. And c’mon, the darker concept suits VIXX perfectly. They can play cute, but it does’t mean it doesn’t look creepy.

      3 years ago
      • I couldn’t agree more! Watching NUES’T being cute made me really uncomfortable. Really. Damn. Uncomfortable. And I’m only using uncomfortable because I can’t think of the words I would use in my native language translated to English, ha

        3 years ago
  28. I’m pretty sure Ravi is saying “Though you shot right through my heart, I will fight for you” at least that is what I hear anyway :’)

    3 years ago
    • I always hear “You shot right through my heart. I will fall for you.”

      To be honest for the first week the song was out I thought he was speaking in latin again like in Super Hero then later I was walking listening to the song and realized those were English words that I actually understood. I had to stop walking and just take in the revelation that had taken place in my mind.

      3 years ago
  29. Kim

    BARGAIN DISCOUNT SIMON MARTINA! Hahahaha, I see what you did there guys ;)

    3 years ago
  30. Ely

    I’m so happy, you reviewed VIXX! Woohoo! :D Btw, the bloopers video is the K-Indie playlist? :P

    3 years ago
  31. Does anyone else shout “Hey Girrrrl!” When fangurrilla comes on? Or is it just me…? Haha
    The bloopers this week are gold!

    3 years ago
  32. I consider myself a veteran fan of kpop, and none of the rookie groups from the last 2 years caught my attention until now….I agree with you on the awful nonsense mumbling in english at the beginning :/ it just kinda ruins it. I happened to see this video by accident and I was instantly hooked by the song (the lyrics are really nice IMO) and choreography, and became a VIXX fan C: I just hope their next songs are this catchy

    3 years ago
  33. I spend the entire weekend with the song “Mirotic” of TVXQ in my head and then comes up EYK with a vote including this damm song. It was telepathy hahhhahha For now I can not be impartial and choose whether VIXX or TVXQ has the Best Crazy Trapping Magic Lady video hahha Thanks!!! =_=

    3 years ago
  34. The maths stuff scared me too! I was terrified! Great music mondays as always! Thanks for reviewing Vixx! It’s my favourite song from them so far! ^_^

    3 years ago
  35. I agree about Ravi’s rapping, I kind of don’t like his tone in their songs but otherwise the songs are good. I’m not a fan of his rapping (don’t kill me ;^;).

    3 years ago
    • I won’t kill you. I’m hoping we can form a support group, kind of a friendship circle, and arm ourselves with knives and weapons to protect ourselves from hoards of angry people. Deal?

      3 years ago
      • PLEASE LET ME IN!!! I couldn’t deal with their song Hyde because his rapping completely ruined it for me (On and On and Superhero are still my jams, though)

        3 years ago
      • Deal accepted, better go and prepare myself. I loved their song Only U, maybe I’m just biased because it’s Sweden and I recognise every place in the video but his rapping put the song off (in my opinon). Some songs don’t really fit with having random rap sequenses in them.

        3 years ago
        • Ssht It’s Skyrim talk. /nerds can follow/

          3 years ago
        • Ohh~ I don’t actually play Skyrim……
          “”””>.>

          LOL~ I just have some crazy LARP friends that have been teaching me how to use tonfas and my katana uses is from TKD~

          3 years ago
        • ahahah okay x’D
          I played Skyrim but I kind of quit since I couldn’t play like I want to (7hours non stop)

          3 years ago
        • Daedric Armor for both of us, then. I’ll get to enchanting it!

          3 years ago
        • We can surely outcome the hords of fangirls now, I shall walk through Skyrim to find the best weapons what kind of weapon is for your liking?

          Also, can my brave warrior Raggis, join too? I’m sure he would look mighty fabolous in Daedric Armor.

          3 years ago
        • Also I have no idea why and how that picture got there.

          3 years ago
  36. Vixx made!!! OMG!!!!!

    3 years ago
  37. I’m super torn about VIXX. I /LOVE/ that they do some really good dark concepts. But then they do cute songs and I just can’t that kinda of stuff.

    EDIT: MY CAT’S NAME IS RAVIOLI AND NOW I CANT LOOK AT HER THE SAME AFTER FANGIRLILA!

    3 years ago
  38. Tia

    I just ordered the hat+patch and I’m not ugly I’m exotic shirt, how nice :p

    3 years ago
  39. Aaah, you guys did a KMM on VIXX! That makes me happy, heh [D

    3 years ago
  40. ooh o:

    3 years ago