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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. Your next kpop music monday should be wonder girls – the DJ is mine ;)

    7 years ago
  2. Okay so i have a few, if that’s okay?

    I.C.EIncredibly
    Cool
    Entertainers …

    hehehe see what i did there?;)

    S.O.U.N.D
    Some 
    Outstanding
    Unique
    Nice-looking
    Dudes

    4Vage
    4 in korean is ‘Sa’ so it could be pronounced as SAVAGE.

    btw guys i love this weeks music monday! totally love B.A.P>.< but i also love MBLAQ so i will vote for them 

    youtube username: ReneAndChel

    7 years ago
  3. Youtube name: MsEbiChan

    Boy Band acronym: OOPS! 
    We suppose that my band will be famous forever and ever so, at first, the acronym stands for “Oily Oppas Play Sex!” (they’re all at their 20s because I don’t wanna have legal problems because of sexy underage men doing obscene things), and when they get older and have lose their strength to do the same things they did when they were young, the acronym will stand for “Old Oppas Play Sudoku!” and they will hold a bunch of Sudoku championships or something like that xD

    The explanation sucks, but I see future xD

    7 years ago
  4. BUTTER

    Bringing
    U (as a you)
    Top
    Teens
    Endless
    Rising

    7 years ago
  5. UUDDLRLRBA = Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A

    The password to your heart.

    YT=2pmshow

    7 years ago
  6. B.U.R.P. – Best Unconventional Rebellious Pioneers.
    YouTube: MsNakri

    My humour is so mature… xD

    7 years ago
  7. H.A.M

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN YOU ASK?
    Hot, Asian, Men! 
    hurh, yes, my group will be called HAM, and the fandom will be BJOH. (Bu-Joh) or Be Jealous of Our Ham. ^^

    Youtube User: Animelovr07

    7 years ago
  8. Asia’s Zombie Intellgience Army

    Or Azia. 
    Wae zombies you ask? Hell if I know. Zombies are scary, in your face, never die (or come back to life) so I’m guessing that relates to my group always coming back stronger than before. 
    lol, then fan name would be W.A.D. (lol)
    W:We
    A:Are
    D: Dead
    Not really creative, but love B.A.P, so I’m trying! 

    Youtube username: Animelovr07

    7 years ago
  9. hahahha here are my suggestions for an awesome boy band names :)
    C.O.W. – Coolest Awesome Warriors
    Bubles – Best ultra blowing loving extrodinarry singers
    Boot- best ordinarry oasis treasures
    Milk – meanly imagenarry laughing koreans
    ….that’s it……:)

    7 years ago
    • ops……i forgot to say why hahahhah kekekekekke they just sound cool and fun……so yea i decided to just write them down …… and they are easy to remember….:)

      7 years ago
    • and my user name in utube is neadrawesomenessable

      7 years ago
  10. omg Martina i have the same ringtone for my messages!

    7 years ago
  11. 4.G.E.D  For Getting Everyday Laid
    If u dont get it. It means they do their job ( witch is dancing and singing) Is for getting laid.. Everyday… 

    7 years ago
  12. My boy group would be called B.O.O.B.It stands for,”Best Original Outstanding Boys”
    Our fandom would be called B.R.A.”Best Real Angels”.

    Username:cobaininsane

    7 years ago
  13. YT:ruru9048

    A.B.P(Asia Best Power)
    korean are so proud of their country
    and they think their coutry is the best of asia
    so I think it can be work~~~~

    BTW I LOVE B.A.P !!!!!!!!!!!
    I WAIT THEM FOR A LONG TIME!!!!!!!

    7 years ago
  14. BoYBAND
    Bevy
    of
    Youths
    Bravely
    Attempting
    New
    Designs

    Does the acronym make some sense?  Check
    Does the backronym make absolutely no sense?  Check
    Does it make the group seem like intellectuals with their use of complicated Engrish?  Check
    How can we make it more individual?  Find 6 members with names starting with Bo, Y, B, A, N, and D

    My Youtube user name is fantasykingdom1227

    7 years ago
  15. hey my vote is for B.A.P and i was also wondering if oyu can make another video on a new group that just came out 2 or 3 days ago and they are called EXO-K and their song what is lovve. It is a very good song and it has a new tune to it

    7 years ago
  16. my vote goes to mblaq because I heard Rain came up with this aaand…well you just do not want to make him angry ….khm
    off topic: Martina did you know that here in Hungary people also celebrate their name’s day? And today is your name’s day…so Happy name’s day Martina :)

    7 years ago
  17. So, first of all great job on MM *thumbs up* 
    I think this one is one of my favourites now!I’ll give it a try to with the name lets seeTRU5 = Tone Rhythm Unleashed 5(five) can be read as TRUE5 (the one and only BoyBand XD)Why TRU5:- not that hard to pronounce – imagine fanchants in concerts (tru, tru, tru, tru….) kind of easy XD and has a WARRIOR sound to it, like an army or a football team :P- explanation of the acronym has direct connection to their job as singers/musicians, plus the   ‘unleashed’ leaves place for crazy MVs at least at the debut faze no? ‘5’ just because it’s my lucky number and the number of members in the group haha – imagine a show with TRU5 and SECRET =)) or a hit reality show ‘Secrets Of TRU5’ (the classic 5 guys from a k-boy band at the dorm etc.)- of course the members will possess the usual qualities (good looking, charming personalities, goofy or 4D, vocal abilities, rap skills and so on) and this will explain why the name for sure!

    I’ll leave it to this since I still need to study for tomorrow’s exam, but thank you for making my short break so amusing!

    YT username: 5andraangel5

    7 years ago
  18. my boy band names:

    M.B.A = Mind Blowing Army
    R.U.F.F = Real Ultra Fierce Five
    F.I.T = Fresh In Town
    F.A.P= Fierce And Powerful
    H.U.S.B.A.N.Dz= Hot Unique Sound By Nine Diamondz

    YT: hermionewheezey

    7 years ago
  19. mblaq because they came up with that name even having one fluent english speaker in the group.

    7 years ago
  20. – the BARBY = the Boys Are Right Behind You : (In a creepy stalker way muahaha yes maybe. the concept would be the contrast between the sweet first impression and appearance (like a barbie doll) but behind their name and appearance they would actually be real badass men… oh yeah. The fanclub could be Ken. I’m a proud Ken.)

    – BADASSS = Boys Are Dancing And Singing So Sweet : (kinda same idea as the Barby but in the other way ? They have a badass name (duh) but they dance and sing oh so sweeeeet.*flowers and rainbows on you all badasss girls*)

    – ABSAB = Awesome But Super Average Boys (Yeah. it will be a boysband made of super very very common and average boys but it will be awesome because average/common will be the new super hype and cool (again))

    … i’m reading everybody’s name and we should/could definitely create some kpop boysband. it’d be awesome.

    7 years ago
    • oh oops sorry totally forgot !
      YouTube Username : yumett
      :)

      7 years ago
  21. I’d name the group “1EAGLE”
    pronounced illegal (the 1 is like the korean word il)
    anyways, I really hope you guys pick me!! *^^* thanks for doing the giveaway~

    My youtube is azuzuification! :D

    7 years ago
  22. i actually found simon’s joke funny ( in a very weird awkward way) but yeah therefore i shall make a tribute to his bibimBAP

    boyz ( cause you know how kpop likes using z instead of s)
    inside
    bubbles
    invertebrate
    martians
    Born
    Above
    Poké balls ( my homage to Pokemon :3)

    yup yup thats my acronym :) 

    yt:erikka101293
    twitter: rikkacho 

    P.S. cant wait for your interview xDDDD
    P.P.S did any of them know English or did you get a translator for the interview?

    7 years ago
  23. VODKA = Voices Of Dudes Killing Acta  :3 

    7 years ago
  24. MBLAQ definitely

    7 years ago
  25. oh, and I vote for B.A.P. by the way… sorry forgot that -.-

    7 years ago
  26. ok… so I actually got 3…. :/
    M.U.S.I.K.
    Most Unique Singers In Korea
    B.E.A.T.
    Best Eastern Artist Team 
    Y.O.U.R.S.
    Young Outstanding Unique Rare Stars 
    Personallz I like the last one best, cause they can then do their greeting like: Annyeonghaseyo! We are… YOURS!! keke, you get it?
    anzways, YouTube name is oOoBrrtieoOo (I know it’s weird…) 
    Love from Germany!!

    7 years ago
  27. first thing first, boyband name —> SHUT UP! : Singing Happily Until Times UP!

    second, i vote for BAP coz i never remember what MBLAQ stands for~ haha

    and third, UKnow can rap. kthanxbai~ ^^

    yt: chechoki

    7 years ago
  28. Youtube username: cutegamer8

    BPRE2 (2 can mean a pair so it’s pronounced “be prepared”)standing for “backwards pacing recreate enter two”

    The group would have at least 4 members, but they’d perform in some sort of paired way that complemented each other, focusing on that aspect of the 2. They would have a debut song/video that made clear the meaning of “backwards pacing recreate enter two” like coming out first as a pair of two, creating music, lyrics, rhythm so intense that soon two more (members) were created. This was the beginning of the world, like a twist on Adam and Eve/creation. As in “backwards pacing”~~> go back in time, “recreate”~~> change the way the world was created, “enter two”~~> the two figures that began humanity. The world represented (in this imaginary video) would be an awesome place where their music reigned, and new humans were created from their incredible beats. Be prepared for the coming of this new world.

    7 years ago
  29. MDs(Milion Dragons)-members of group has power of milion dragons.And also members are strong like dragons and they will fight for what they want.Memebers has flaming charisma-we all know dragons fits out fire from their mouths.And they can “fly”, they are flying to their dreams-we all know dragons can fly.Dragons are just a legends, right?Memebers of this group are legends too, but not in way like dragons, they are legends/they will be legends like people who left they trace in hystory of music-they never be forgoten.Even this name -MDs- sounds weird  or maybe stupid, it has a big meaning-people who fight until their end.

    P.S. sorry for my bad english.

    YT name: MilaELF

    7 years ago
  30. TheLuciamaol -> yt

    PSYKH —-> Perfect Souls (for) Young Korean Hotties

    LAME —–> Love Army Male Extreme

    7 years ago
  31. You said the most creative one wins right? I hope this is creative enough :D

    D – dudes
    O – of
    T – “the
    H – highest
    R – rank” ,
    A – at
    K – Koreas
    I – important
    ~
    M – musical
    A – and
    N –  non-musical
    ~
    W – wars
    A – appear
    R – readily
    R – rolling
    I – in
    O – on
    R – real
    S – style

    PHEW! this took me 1 hour to think of. :D
    I don’t know if this made any sense to you guys but still :D
    Short explanation: The actual group name is within this super long DOTHRAKI MAN WARRIOR  name :D and it’s “the highest rank” . 

    Created a new boyband name system B-) like a boss.

     
    My youtube user name is SigaPol

    7 years ago
  32. +1 for B.A.P

    7 years ago
  33. Youtube name: ThreeGeeksStudio
    Well, this question is pretty easy for me to answer, seeing as I actually already have characters I created who are members of a K-pop boy group, and their group name happens to be an acronym. The name I chose for them is A2O (meant to be read out simply like “ay-two-oh”), which stands for Alpha to Omega. It’s a bit of a twist on “Alpha and Omega”, but instead of meaning “beginning and end” it’s meant to stand for “beginning to end”. What I intended this to signify is that the members of A2O vow to stand by each other and their fans forever, from the very beginning to the end, and to always support one another no matter what. The reason I had decided to choose this name for them was not only because I really liked the meaning it could have, but also because, since “Alpha to Omega” isn’t quite an actual saying, but is derived from one, it seems like it’s got just the slightest twinge of Engrish to it, which is exactly what I was going for when coming up with a name. 

    7 years ago
  34. DaBOMB = Daily Boost Of Music Beats

    usually an expression used when something is da bomb! like B.A.P.

    7 years ago
  35. Sorry guise, but I keep thinking that if I leave my answer for the giveaways both here and in the comments to your YouTube video, I will have more chances to win. That’s silly, right?

    The name of my Boy Band would be OboKow!, which stands for Occidental Boys Korean Wannabes. And our mascot would be a badass cow DJ.
    Username: pcrastello

    7 years ago
  36. I have a few versions:D :
    S.T.F.U. – Sparkling Teens Falling for U,G.U.I.S.E. – Gorgeous Ullzang Idyllic Singing for EntertainmentT.W.A.T. – Triumph of Whispering Angels of Nation 
    P.S I wasn’t very serious because I will never make a boy band :D
    my youtube username : misrage

    7 years ago
  37. As a Kpop boy-band manager, I would name the band NEO.N.!! They would wear shiny neon outfits with many lights installed inside like 2PM in Hands up. But much cooler. Ok back to the topic. Hem…the Name stands for the “Next Energetic Oppas” and the N stands for Natural. They will be cute and shiny and than they will be the #1 and than they will make a cupcake CF, because they are so cute….. I´m getting of topic again -.-“ but that would be a DAMN good name :) J ~~<3 <3
     p.s i posted this on youtube as well with my yt-name “yellowtour”

    7 years ago
  38. Just have to say that this lame/strange name trend isn’t just in Korea. We have it in Sweden as well, and it’s not only for the last decade (which has produced names such as My piano, Horseboy, the Swedish bear tribe, the park, blinded by snow, ugly culture aso -these names are roughly translated to english, and here are some real band names in english; Little Marbles, Those Dancing Days, A Camp, This is head, First Aid Kit aso these are all swedish groups). But if we go back like 30-40 years, during the progg era (which was a left-wing and anti-commercial movement, not to be confused with proggresive rock) in Sweden there were band names like the helicopter pukes, trees grass and stones, the pork is on fire, the spotnicks (they were dressed like astronauts ^^) aso, so this crazy name trend is not really something new. Probably just a way to revolt against the strict society… Just a thought:P

    7 years ago
  39. Thank you for reviewing B.A.P! It makes me happy seeing that you two actually enjoyed their debut single and MV, even though there is some minor things that you didn´t quite like. The merchandise looks so cool, and I became a F.A.P ever since their MV was out, so yeah I really want to win it! If I do, I probably would put it into a glassbox and cherish it for life, lol.

    Well, enough off my old boring post. I will try my lucky chances in this competition. My ideas:

    FBRTSN = Boys Ready To Seduce Noonas
    _________________

    BI.TSA.P = Boys in tight-skinny-ass pants

    Youtube account is: Babypham1 :)

    7 years ago
  40. CLAAP

    Closeted Lotharios Aimed At Pedonoonas

    Why I’d choose it: This is more for the comedy value obviously but honestly…..some people would probably agree that some boybands fulfill this acronym XD (not what the acronym itself spells though LOL)
    Oh and, the fanchant would be something like “I love CLAAP”. Awkward.

    Youtube username: Omgitzchazz

    7 years ago