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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. Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Stars, Nu Established Style and Tempo, just Wikipedia any oddly spelled Kpop boy band name, and lols wills be had!

    7 years ago
  2. Gods
    Of
    The
    Underworld
    Mmmuhahaha

    7 years ago
  3. A.C.E
    Aliens Conquering Earth
    (B.A.P should have used this!)

    G.E.E
    Getting Effing Epic

    A.M.U.R
    Acronyms Make Us Rock

    ps. i think G.O.D took the cake way back. ha.

    YT nick: riskgrrl

    7 years ago
  4. I’ll go with W.G.T which means.. White Gorillas Time :Dwhy? ‘cuz white gorillas are special ^^ and Time ‘cuz it’s their time to rock on stage like King Kong xD This is it :DYoutube username: TadahELF

    7 years ago
  5. Bananas!!! lol.

    7 years ago
  6. Distinguished
    Entertainers
    Reproducing
    Perfection

    youtube username: L4CH4T4

    7 years ago
  7. Youtube username: lazybug659
    Acronym: DOTHRAKI MAN WARRIORS

    D- D***-
    O- outstanding
    T- teens=
    H-hottiness.
    R- (really
    A- assassins
    K- killing
    I- inferiors.)

    M- Martina’s
    A- addiction
    N- now. 

    W- Winning
    A- all
    R- regal
    R- rewards
    I- infinitely.
    O- Our
    R- ruler:
    S- Simon.

    Do I really need to explain? Well… I would have to say that the D.O.T.R.H.R.A.K.I part of the acronym basically sums up what I want for my boy band while they are CRUSHING all their opponents. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Plus, you two helped make the acronym, so why not have you two in the acronym itself (Martina will get addicted while Simon is their ruler. Simon will make the perfect DOTRHRAKI MAN WARRIOR LEADER). If my band was real, I would really hope that they can achieve rewards for all their hard work and effort.

    7 years ago
  8. U- unbelievable
    N- notes
    T- terrific
    A- appearance
    M- Mesmerising
    E- Enchanting
    D- Dances

    This would be the name because this is everything you look for in a kpop group duhhh

    Youtube- zacefronissohot20

    7 years ago
  9. Youtube username :mrsotakugirl98
    Acronym: STA
    Super Toxic Addiction 

    Why?
    The boy band would a toxic addiction to audience ^_^. Their music would be relatable to people and real life experiences obviously. The band would be filled with guys with ranges of the age of 18 to 23. They would be mischievous,interesting and lovable >w.< Fingers crossed!)

    7 years ago
  10. Let’s try this again:

    B4ST – You gonna B4ST to listen, fool!  WHAT’S! YOUR! P!  Seriously, what’s your P?

    (YT user = mrbeeg, like there’s any chance…)

    7 years ago
  11. :D

    YT username: TorktumlareN

    I would name my boyband HERO.ES which would stand for ‘HERO of Epic Sound’.

    Reason:
    Because it sounds pretty badass and they would of course be viewed as heroes in the KPOP industry for their amazing vocals and epic sound!
    And the members would have names/stage names with initals that match H.E.R.O.
    (For example, H. from Hwangmin, E from Eric, R from ROFL & O from Oolong.)

    (P.S Simon can call them Heroose when you guise review them for Music Mondays! 8D)

    7 years ago
  12. Youtube user name – LitcheTheArsm

    Boy band acronym- SLOTH. Sexy Lady-like Original True Hommes.

    Lady-like is a typical kpop english fail, what it actually means is that they like girls.

    They’re a very macho group and the members are in their twenties. :)

    _____

    KOREAN INTERNATIONAL MUSICALLY CHARISMATIC HOT IDOLS

    KIMCHI

    The international is in it because the group members are asians from different parts of the world.

    7 years ago
  13. Youtube user name – PeaceBuggyX3

    My boy group acronym –
    STLEE (Shining their lighting eyes, everyday)

    Why would I name it STLEE?
    I
    would name it STLEE because their eyes make up their profile image.
    Everyday, they use their sight to see everything such as their fans,
    family, friends, food, etc. Their sight also helps them use their
    talent abilities such as when they learn dances, learn lyrics, and many
    more.

    7 years ago
  14. My group will be called..

    Fighting A.S.S. = Fighting Asian Superstar System
    because they kick the ass of the other groups !!!

    And I think their fanbase should be called… FASSter 
    because the faster you love this group, the better !!

    Youtube user name : 11Choctaw11

    7 years ago
  15. Youtube name lollypop43
    My boy band would be
    N.B.T
    Naughty
    Beautiful
    Troublemakers

    7 years ago
  16. I had the same reaction as you did : “Wow, that’s an awesome debut !”. Seriously, these boys already have the swag, I’ll keep an eye on them… However, I decided to pretend your version is canon : Bunnies Are Puffy is a much better name, I’m so in love with it I can’t say the real name any more !As a Cassie, of course I would defend Yunho. ^^ But honestly, I recongnised Yunho’s rap at once, without need for your “subtle” hints… And well, that’s true in a way, and I won’t deny it : I found it funny ! I won’t complain, just voice my opinion. Iagree Yunho is not that kind of rapper, with fierce, violent flow and so… But I like that, because I think rap is sooo narrowly represented. I like that there are people like Yunho who do a totally different, and less “serious” kind of rap. Well, I like it, that’s it. But I understand that he’s a really weird rapper as compared to the standards…

    Thank you for letting us downland the Bibimpap song ! Haha, yet another pun that made me laugh so mad…

    7 years ago
  17. Youtube name : GTBANAELFJROCK
     
    The boy band would be called ViViD!
    Reason : vivid personality, lively, fresh, strong. Shining like a vivid colour, very bright, mind striking realism, making powerful impact on everyone.
    Fan name shall be a vivid colour like.. bright colours! :D

    7 years ago
  18. Love their HAIR :Omgeezy! THEIR KRUMPING IS LEGIT, THEIR BBOYING/BREAKDANCING IS SICK, & THEIR STEPPING IS AWESOME! WHAT CAN’T THEY DO? I wonder if they can shuffle dougie or jerk….oh! AND THEIR RAPPING SUPER DOPE :D so obsessed with their dancing (for all of u who don’t know what i was talking ’bout, all that was about different dance styles)

    7 years ago
  19. Youtube Username:  Allumionparra

    I would call my boy band “P.O.O.P.”, which would stand for Playful Optimistic Overall Power XD And they would be singing, “We got da POOP, we got da POOP!”  And then their fan club would be named “T.O.I.L.E.T.”, which would stand for Take On Influence, Link Everyone Together, and they would always chant, “TOILET, TOILET, we love POOP, we love POOP!” Uhhhh….. XD I had fun with this >:D The meanings are really strong and are meant to unite everyone and keep everyone optimistic and supportive of each other, but yeah…. the acronyms say otherwise XD

    7 years ago
  20. Youtube: 23Swampash

    Idea 1: There
    could be a play on musical terms. For instance, a boy band named ‘Rhapsody’. Rhapsody
    is generally a piece of music free in form and inspiration, so this would be a
    great name for, say, a hip hop group where they are free style rappers, maybe. Their
    fans could be called Brios. Brio means fire, or energy, and their certainly is
    a lot of energy that goes into rap performances.

     

    Idea 2: ZBAM:
    Zany Boys Addicted to Music. Their fans could be called Mezzos. Mezzo is a musical
    term that means half, and what artist can function well without their other
    half, the fans?

    7 years ago
  21. youtube: brittanybitesyou
    DNS; it stands for Dreams N’ Sacrifices
    Dreams because in order to achieve the goal of becoming a singer, you need to have a dream to become one.
    Sacrifices because you need to sacrifice in order to get. You maybe sacrificing your time, your freedom, your family or your friends but if it is something you really want to achieve then it’s a sacrifice you have to take.
    That’s why I want to name my boyband ‘DNS’
    Dreams N’ Sacrifice to symbolize all of the dreams they dreamed and all of the sacrifices they went through, and also for other people who have the same dreams. For them to represent others like them no matter if they went into business, acting, or waitressing.

    7 years ago