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Article: “Rebel: 5 K-pop Acts that Won’t Conform” ~List of some K-pop’s biggest rebels, including 2NE1 and others

Words by Tamar Herman

It’s not every day that a guy dancing around on a fake horse makes headlines, but that’s precisely whatPsy did with the video for his über-viral 2012 hit “Gangnam Style.” Most of the 2 billion people that watched the music video didn’t pick up on the deeper social commentary and critique of Korea’s middle class, but it’s plain to pretty much anyone who knows where Gangnam is and how to pronounce it. What’s more, it was not an isolated incident. Hiding amid the sequins and leather tap pants, some other popular K-pop groups are coming out with incisive messages of their own.

Sure, synchronized dancing, over the top costumes, and twenty-something men wearing eyeliner aren’t typically associated with social revolutions. It might be time to rethink that. South Korea’s seen a lot of public protests in the past, but these days younger people are more interested in sharing their opinions on social media, in socially acceptable ways rather than taking to the streets. In similar fashion, singing songs with social commentary while still fitting into the often-sugary genre most Korean young people listen to, some of K-pop’s up-and-coming acts are rebelling in a socially accepted way.

From the rebellious nature of B.A.P to the in-your-face awesomeness of 2NE1, there are some Korean groups throwing off the typical bubblegum pop attitude usually associated with K-pop in favor of much harsher sounds and messages. It could be seen cynically, as a way for these groups to try to make an impact on a music industry overloaded with K-pop acts. Still, the defiant stances taken by some of these idols are powerfully attractive to Korea’s youth, most of whom don’t have a lot of free time between studying and trying to get into one of Korea’s top universities. Music is a form of expression, and Korean entertainment labels toe the line between what people are really feeling and what is politically correct. Songs that are too riotous will get banned from the airwaves in South Korea, but these groups have figured out the way to sing dissenting messages and still make extremely catchy music. 

 

2NE1

The four members of 2NE1 are gaining popularity globally for their edgy style and sound. But it’s the group’s message that really makes 2NE1 stand apart from the average K-pop act. “I Am the Best” is about female empowerment and individuality, while the rock-ballad “Ugly” deals with Korea’s obsession with becoming beautiful, and “Come Back Home” is about the addiction to technology. These are 2NE1’s most subversive songs. The music video for “Come Back Home” is essentially 2NE1’s attempt to pull people away from their video games and smart phones, with a reggae-inspired electropop sound.

 

 

(A/N: Omitted non-2NE1 related parts)

 

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Source: @mtviggy

http://www.mtviggy.com/lists/rebel-k-pop-bts-bangtan-boys-2ne1-nuest-sunny-hill-bap/

Video: YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour: Power in Shanghai Concert Recap

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Just like this Video, it captures  a moment that Gone forever but never be forgotten and impossible to reproduce

Video:141024 YG Family arriving at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan

There are 2 press Videos and 1 good Fan Cam of YG family arriving in Taiwan

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Press Videos

credits: chueishu chien,樱桃娱乐,東森新聞 CH51

Video: 141022 FanCam of 3 Gorgeous Ladies” Dara,Minzy and CL” at “Mix & Match” Finale

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Twitter: 141024 Dara (@krungy21) ~ Ni hao!!! Wassup Taiwan!!! :)

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Hello!!! Wassup Taiwan!!! :)

Twitter/Instagram: 141025 Dara (@krungy21) ~ “YG family concert last stop…Everyone thank you for your effort”

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During at the beginning of this year’s YG family concert meeting…Today is already the last concert of the tour. Everyone, thank you for your effort . (_) YG family concert last stop Taiwan #ygfamilypowertour2014 #Taiwan #xiexie

Credit:

Source: @krungy21;@daraxxi

Trans by: @KIMJ1WON

Photos: 141024 Fantaken Pics of 4D fashionista Sandara Park at Taiwan airport

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Photos: 141024 Fantaken Pics of Lovely Sandara Park at the Airport Going to Taiwan

Why hello there! Thanks always to the Blackjack-tographers for all the lovely, lovely photos! <3

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Photos: 141024 Press Photos of Charming, “8-D, Forever Young” Dara at the Airport Headed to Taiwan

Ooohhhh, her smile just lights up my world and I always want to smile whenever I see her flash her megawatt one.. <3 <3 <3 I love her airport fashion! I think it’s unique, fun, and yet fashionably put together.. <3 I love the splash of red over the neutral colors.. Gah, Sandara Park, my perfect bb.. <3

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More and more of our glowing, beautiful goddess after the cut! <3
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Photos: 141024 Press Pictures of Stylish Dara, Minzy, Daesung, and Epik High at the Airport Headed for Taiwan

Dara and Minzy went to the airport at the same time as Daesung and Epik High.. ^_^ 

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Dara’s cute, cute smile for her sunbaes! <3

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타블로-대성-투컷, 즐거운 수다 삼매경~

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Daesung fixing something on Dara’s veil, kekeke! ^^

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Sources: As Tagged via Naver

Re-uploaded by: OhDara

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