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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. yt: XanimedollX

    BWHA

    Blondies With Hot Abs

    fan chant can go like: BWHA HA HA HA!

    seems legit doesn’t it?

    8 years ago
  2. N.I.N.J.A.S.

    New International Nyancats Just Acting Suave!

    NYANYANYANYANYANYANAYAAAANNNN XD     i hope i win i LOVE BAP! 

    and lol simon BIBIMBAP XD

    8 years ago
  3. Youtube users name : freakyshooterz

    F.D.E = Freakiest Dance Ever

    Why? Because we will show our freakiest dance to make our performance look awesome and BOOM! Maybe mine was not so attractive, but with meaning of the name we will make peoples crazy with us! WARRIOR! HUH! ^_^

    8 years ago
  4. ACOBE – Acronym Consisting Of Bad English. Oh korea, your english makes us lol. 

    8 years ago
  5. YT: EtzeLHP

    S.U.C.K  (Super United Crocodiles Kicking)

    Also, MBLAQ!

    FAP should be the official fan group for BAP, they could win a Guinness award for the largest database of fans in the history.

    8 years ago
  6. CYAN : Change Your Awkward Name 
    Youtube Username : Tipanishi

    8 years ago
  7. BEYOND. Be Every Young One’s Narcotic Drug. Their fanclub will be called Druggies.
    username: phaaaaaam
    LOL I’m not creative enough for things like these. Goodbye B.A.P goodies… ;__;

    8 years ago
  8. I want a boy band named B.F.I–Brute Force & Ignorance. With the mechanized robot-like trained-ness of kpop groups, I think a group that bulls forward with the kind of guts and confidence found in the life philosophy of BFI would be a big plus. Our friends could call us Biffy. (my YT name is erisinia btw) 비에프아이 Fighting! !1

    This song isn’t to my taste, but the execution of it was aces. But I think everyone being blonde was kinda silly, and the hair+acronym was a mistake ’cause all I could think it stood for was “Blond Asian People”. 

    8 years ago
  9. youtube: yoyocava
    2K2M: Kitty Kitty Meow Meow

    8 years ago
  10. youtube: raintenshica
    R eally
    A weomse
    N erd
    C anadian
    H iphop

    8 years ago
  11. I would name my band ENGLISH (English Not Good Listen It Super Hard). Because even, as a native speaker I too, struggle with the english language sometimes. 

    and I vote for BAP… I tried really hard to figure out it’s meaning and failed. From now on I will think of them as Bunnies Are Puffy because that makes perfect sense. 

    youtube:getoutofdabubble

    8 years ago
  12. I commented on youtube, but I’m sure I won’t win. But you’ve gotta let me know…. Is there someway I can buy the iPhone case myself?!

    8 years ago
  13. YT: katmustache 

    PUSSY – Perfect Unicorns So Sweet and Young

    8 years ago
  14. Hmmmm.. my band name would be called B.A.N.G. = beyond absolute never-ending perfection or PWNED = powerful with non-stop exciting danger

    BTW thanks for the awesome giveaways guys!! And I put place my votes with mblaq!!

    8 years ago
  15. youtube: PyroBunny
    Precious Ensemble of Emotional Noise aka P.E.E.N
    or
    Pleasurable Erotic Eroticism NOW…..still P.E.E.N

    8 years ago
  16. Youtube name: AzumiAkai
    Eeeerhmmm…

    P.I.Z.Z.A : Perfect Irresistible Zealous Zexy Asians (Couldn’t think of another word with Z… So sexy turned into zexy xD)

    Aaaaand:

    R2DU: Ready to Delight You (But they really mean, Ready To Do You=P)
    And I vote for MBLAQ. Because they’re so … chic? xD

    8 years ago
  17. lol
    i have few names now i have to make a choice give me more time.

    i actually call them BAP too, not B.A.P. Because i thought they all had blond hair on purpose to all look like little small rice grains… So that they can all have rice head… No ?And then i thought B.A.P = Blond And Proud ?oh Kpop and their bands names…

    8 years ago
  18. YT name : OPrincessMelisO (Just dont read the first Bandname that i posted earlier xD)
    Oppa! , Only Perfect Performances allowed !

    PS : I think calling a band Oppa would sound really cute <3

    8 years ago
  19. Simon, you look really tired or really sick. Hope you’re feeling better.

    8 years ago
  20. PEDO NOONA
    Perverted
    Elderly
    Disturbing
    Old

    Noona’s
    Of
    One-sided
    Never-ending
    Affection

    8 years ago
  21. I will make my boy band name acronym is G.O.T.S.B. LOLThe meaning is GENERATION OF TREMENDOUS SEXY BOYS. 
    or maybe T.O.P.S.B.B meaning THE ORIGINAL PERFECT STUPENDOUS BANANA BOY.
    The sexy boys who got swag of course x)

    YT NAME; miezasungmin
    My vote is for B.A.P! <333

    Himchan *O* :*************

    8 years ago
  22. BONK= Birth Of New Kings

    kinda lame but hey 8D

    yt: rosenjake

    8 years ago
  23. LLAMA- Ladies Like Awesome Manly Acronyms

    youtube name= Verris54321

    This video was soo funny lol keep up the great work Simon and Martina, loved the rap you guys did :)

    8 years ago
  24. Oh my oh this is so hard. I actually want all of that stuff. I will return once I have racked my brain for the perfect boyband name.

    8 years ago
  25. Oh, and for the show-down:

    MaBlacky’s acronym !

    I didn’t know it before but now that you guys let us know it really blew my mind…

    8 years ago
  26. First – I’m so jealous of youuu~~  I wanna see them in person too >.> oh, maybe this day will come once…. hah~ xD
    Second – my vote goes for… B.A.P xD yay~
    Third – the boy band’s name – N.E.O.B – Ninjas Eating Only Bananas XDDD and why? coz I think every ninja would have awesome dance skills…. after all ninjas are great xDD and bananas… I like them xD and it’s sounds fun :P and they wouldn’t have problems with official color xD LOL.

    and I kinda feel sorry for you… you have maaaanyyyy messages to read :D and Martina – I love Secret Garden too… xD

    8 years ago
  27. C.R.A.Y  
    (And when they do their chant, it’ll be like ‘BECAUSE WE CRAY CRAY! (because we crazy!) xD
    Meaning: Contagious Real Asian Youth

    My YouTube username is: LittlePopsicleSticks

    8 years ago
  28. I’m so anticipating the debut of BBABBO (Boys Bragging About Best Brightest Outfits) and AEGYO (Adorable Elegant Girls Yet Overmade-up).

    But I’m not taking part of the contest, I received a package from you a week ago, I can wait a little before the next one! ^^

    8 years ago
  29. As a kpop boys band manager, I would surely call my band “SPY” for “Shiny and Popular Youth”! haha~
    My youtube channel is “audreyleynaud”…
    …and I’m enjoying so much your videos from France! ;D

    8 years ago
  30. youtube username is tangledupemotion

    If I could create a boy band I’d call them BEAT [email protected]
    meaning: best ever awesome teens trying hard at taking over.

    The “a” in that would be @ because it looks fancy, and K-POP’s a sucker for fancy looking names. And all capitals because that’s the current fashion in K-POP names. Also, no O for over because lets just say “taking over” is one word and otherwise it wouldn’t look good. The name would have two meanings. The first obviously “beat that” as in “we’re the best and you can try beating us but haha, it’s never going to work”. This would also be the concept for their debut song, considering all rookies generally like to say they’re the best in their debut songs. It feels like tradition to debut with a song that has absolutely no meaning except for stating how good and dope the band is. The second meaning would of course be the full name of the name. Best ever awesome teens of course standing for how good they are and teens of course showing how they’re perfect new idol material for noona’s to devour. Trying hard at taking over… the fans? The  K-POP business? The world? The galaxy? This dimension? I don’t know man, the sky’s the limit. BEAT [email protected] GOING HARD YO! THEY GONNA TAKE OVER THE WORLD YO!

    I stopped making sense ages ago. Hope you enjoyed though. Also, do you know how hard it is in here to type @ without tagging anyone? DO YOU?

    8 years ago
  31. The one thats more practical
    B.A.T.W
    Boys Against the World

    And then theres
    D.N.A
    Dorthraki Ninja Agents  LOOOOOL

    youtube : bonbon5555
    :) Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway
    Ps. Y U NO LIKE DAEHYUN
    ahaha jk jk :)

    8 years ago
  32. Awesome review guys!!
    I love B.A.P. Their dancing style is so powerful.I vote for B.A.P’s name as the one that blows my mind.

    Youtube username is daemaikar.
    My boyband name ?  FARTS : Four Awesome Ripping T-Shirts

    They’d be four awesome good looking men and would rip their t-shirts at the end of each appearances. That is all!

    8 years ago
  33. S.F.W. = Simon (Pegg) and (Nick) Frost Wannabe
    they’re so going to be awesome.

    I just watched Spaced and their finger gun fight is just epic.

    I vote for MBLAQ, only god knows how many times I rechecked their acronym.

    8 years ago
  34. SPUDGY- Sweet Perfect Unpredictable Doggies Grace Youtube

    Username: Fink1066

    My vote is for B.A.P!

    8 years ago
  35. YT. Mian Walton

    QXYZ= Quite Xenocentic Young Zeal. 
    I figure the harder the words is to understand the meaning the more focus you will be on trying to figure out “What the H~~l”. And as you know any publicity is good publicity. lol

    8 years ago
  36. YT name: LittleMissAnesthetic
    -using the mastermind of a kpop namer! MWAHAHAHA!-
    WEENIE!
    (Wonderful Every Earful Needs Intense Ecstacy)
    “Thanks so much for this award~! We
    couldn’t of done it without our wonderful McWeenies out there! =’D THANK
    YOU!” That’s right. The fanbase are the McWeenies. WE’RE GONNA OWN THE
    CHARTS, YO!
    ^-^ Hehe, in other news, I WANT THAT B.A.P STUFF! <33 SOO
    BAD! O____O -stares down- -whispers- so bad…
    WEENIE OUT! ^-^

    8 years ago
  37. New boy group: GINSENG

    Guys In New Sexy Energized Next Generation
    my youtube: lpgranger

    8 years ago
  38. I love BAP…I’m a full up Noona fan. I’ve been posting their live debuts on Twitter and FB all weekend. I watched the showcase.  I follow all of them on Twitter.  I watch Ta Dah It’s BAP and BYG on Rulla Rulla. I’ve supported BYG since You’re Crazy and Zelo was all kinds of adorable in Never Give Up. 

    I only have one TINY concern come up once I saw the showcase. Triple S…knowing how that fandom is very…protective of SS501 these days the BAP color choice for the lightstick might be sticky.  Is that their official color?

    8 years ago
  39. love the song u made!!!

    8 years ago
  40. YouTube Username: elly0891

    I would name my Boy Band: A.I.D.S. (Always Incredibly Dancing and Singing)

    8 years ago