girl group – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 20:44:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kenthe390.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png girl group – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ 32 32 Filipino-Argentinean Reportedly Preparing For His Debut As A K-pop Idol https://kenthe390.com/filipino-argentinean-reportedly-preparing-for-his-debut-as-a-k-pop-idol/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 12:56:32 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/filipino-argentinean-reportedly-preparing-for-his-debut-as-a-k-pop-idol/

It looks like another Filipino will soon step into the bright world of K-pop. Chantal Videla, 19, could be the next Pinay to join the list of Filipinos conquering the world.

The young singer, born to a Filipina mother and an Argentinian father, is currently a trainee at the South Korean entertainment company MLD Entertainment. She has also been an actress in the Philippines and landed supporting roles in various TV shows like Hiwaga ng Kambat (2019) and starla (2019-2020).

After Momoland, the K-pop agency is teasing the debut of a new girl group, which Chantal could be part of. Although no official announcement has yet been made, Chantal’s visuals have been taking over MLD Entertainment Audition’s Instagram since her intro profile was revealed in November 2021.

Additionally, Chantal has been featured in MLD Entertainment’s YouTube videos, showcasing her talents. She recently did a cover of Jodi Benson’s ‘Part of Your World’ and performed on JT & Marcus’ digital single ‘Dear You’ in October last year.

The K-pop trainee, who was given the screen name “Chanty,” is frequently seen with “Girls Planet 999” contestant Nonaka Shana, who is already a confirmed member of the soon-to-be-seen girl group. beginnings. Last December, the two singers killed their voices for a cover of “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande.

For now, Pinoy fans are still awaiting the official announcement of Chantal’s debut and have shown their support for the artist on social media.

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Sick Trolls, K-pop Idol Jiwoo, NMIXX Fans Fire Back: “She’s Only 16” https://kenthe390.com/sick-trolls-k-pop-idol-jiwoo-nmixx-fans-fire-back-shes-only-16/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 07:59:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/sick-trolls-k-pop-idol-jiwoo-nmixx-fans-fire-back-shes-only-16/

The members of NMIXX have great potential and are on their way to becoming JYPE’s next biggest girl group. Each member went viral in their pre-debut days for song or dance covers while their blind pre-order crossed 61,000 in 10 days. But it hasn’t been easy navigating for the new girl group after their February week two debut. They have been embroiled in several plagiarism scandals as their song was called “the worst debut ever” by US media that barely covers K-pop. And now 16-year-old Jiwoo is being shamed.

Since the early days of K-pop, agencies have ensured that their female idols have an almost zero-waist or skinny figure that has now become the norm. Unfortunately, this means that young girls have to diet while exhausting themselves practicing day and night without proper health care. This has led trolls and anti-fans to cyberbully those who don’t fit that standard in the slightest.

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NMIXX’s Jiwoo is ashamed of fat

Previously, TWICE’s Jeongyeon was fat-shamed as she visibly gained weight due to her anxiety medication and alleged steroids she took for surgery. Kep1er’s Chaehyun, who is only 19, is often mocked as trolls claim his belly is big. And now, NMIXX’s Jiwoo is ashamed that he looked “thicker” than the other members when they appeared on “Weekly Idol.” In her individual fancam, there were several comments ranging from users curious about her body, giving unsolicited advice on how to lose weight, to nasty comments shaming her.



“She’s underage”

Angry fans blame these trolls for bullying and mocking a 16-year-old. One NSWER (NMIXX fandom) tweeted: “JIWOO IS NOT FAT she af**king 16 and you call her fat wtf is wrong with y’all me and jiwoo are basically the same body shape SHE A UNDER sorry but the korean beauty standard is beyond me, how can you find her fat, that would be considered a normal body shape in America. Another fan posted, “Jiwoo is funny Jiwoo is handsome Jiwoo is cute Jiwoo is talented Jiwoo is versatile Jiwoo is precious Jiwoo is beautiful Jiwoo is stylish Jiwoo is smart Jiwoo is adorable Jiwoo is perfect and doesn’t need to change for anyone.

One shared, “Me when someone had the audacity to talk about jiwoo beautiful b0dy.” Another NSWER added, “Jiwoo’s weekly idol fancam is full of bodyshaming and calling her names?? she was literally born in 2005 and yet you bully a minor because of her weight? totally normal and there’s nothing wrong gtfo 😭 the NMIXX hate train for likes crosses lines. One angry fan remarked, “I’m actually so crazy that people are really shaming a 16 year old girl. she’s talented, how angelic her voice, how she raps, how well she dances.” Another NSWER commented, “Jiwoo is perfect the way she is!! She doesn’t need to lose weight, you stupid need to change your mind.”











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The Translating Fans Behind K-Pop’s Global Success https://kenthe390.com/the-translating-fans-behind-k-pops-global-success/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 10:50:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/the-translating-fans-behind-k-pops-global-success/

VICE K-Pop: music, fandom, celebrities and all things K-pop.

This month, VICE is going all out on all things K-pop and Korean music, with articles and videos about music, fans and celebrities.

Anyone planning to get into K-pop knows all about the huge amount of content they have to consume to become familiar with their band of choice. Music videos and the weird press tour usually do the trick for their Western counterparts, but with K-pop acts there are seasons of reality and variety shows, behind-the-scenes footage, dramatic episodes – the list goes on.

The conversion from curious spectator to committed fan would be impossible if international fans are unable to understand what they all mean, which makes fan translators indispensable today, when K-pop has become a phenomenon. global. This loyal legion of supporters have made it their mission to provide correct and consistent translations to non-Korean speakers, all for the affordable price of zero dollars and zero cents, and the promise of unwavering support for their idols. .

Fan translators often take up the challenge due to the lack of Korean media coverage available in other languages. Although company transcripts in other languages ​​such as English, Spanish, and Indonesian, among others, are provided from time to time, they are often riddled with inaccuracies.

“It’s always the ones that seem to blow up and cause a lot of misunderstandings,” Young said (@17_HAMZZI on Twitter), a 29-year-old translator from K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN, told VICE. “I would have liked someone who was fluent in both [English and Korean] would go out and fix [the mess], so I guess that’s one reason I started doing it. She and the other translators VICE spoke to asked to be identified only by their first names to protect their privacy.

This line of work is not new, having served as a bridge between supporter and idol since the days of LiveJournal and Dailymotion. But what sets the current generation apart is how they’ve managed to turn this simple hobby into a successful business, with a level of organization and online savvy that was just beginning in the mid-2000s. While most of these translators hang out on Twitter, they are also on other corners of the internet such as YouTube and V Live, a streaming platform for Korean celebrities.

Since K-pop content usually spans multiple categories, most translators adopt a certain niche that allows them to focus on a specialty and manage the workload. Some support shorter but more frequent social media updates, such as Misa (@misayeon), administrator of a Twitter fan account dedicated to the girl group TWICE, with nearly half a million followers.

“Usually what I would do is around morning time in Korea, I would open the Naver page,” she told VICE, referring to the South Korean search engine and news portal. Korean. “I know what time important articles usually come out, so I just check a few times to see if they have anything important. If they don’t, I go about my day and mostly rely on notifications to the novelties that could possibly be translated.

Meanwhile, others are overseeing larger-scale projects such as hour-long radio episodes and entire seasons of pre-debut survival shows. Raw footage is usually viewed in sections, then put through several rounds of reviews before being released to the public. Since this is no small feat, fans often band together to spread the load. Suvi, 28, project manager for K-pop translation YouTube channel @Like17Subs, told VICE that their 50-person team is made up of Korean language learners from different locations and skill levels.

“There are typists and timekeepers who can only speak [Korean] good enough to understand where sentences start and end, and quality checkers – traditional speakers who can read lips, when we have trouble hearing what [SEVENTEEN] say,” Suvi said. As she only has time for administrative work these days, her role is to continue to “look for volunteers and keep everyone updated on which parts have already been completed and which still need to be filled”.

It’s a lot of hard work to balance on top of real-life responsibilities, especially since fan translators cater to a market that wants everything on-demand.

“A lot of people on Twitter and YouTube message me, asking me when this radio show is coming out or if I can focus on this one instead because they want to see this member,” Young lamented.

The heaviness of this whole process can make fandom less fun.

“I watch [what I translate] so many times that I sometimes get fed up. I love the band, I love the members, but by the time I’m done, I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I’m sick of their voices!’ Even though I want to help, I don’t want it to be something that causes me more stress and makes me want to leave. [fan translation work].”

“I watch [what I translate] so many times that I sometimes get fed up. I love the band, I love the members, but by the time I’m done, I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I’m sick of their voices!’

Posting updates at lightning speeds also doesn’t give them much time to provide context, which could hurt the image of the idols they want to represent. This risk is particularly apparent in the realm of live translation. Cel, 21, administrator of a Twitter account @_KingdomUpdates, knows this all too well, as his posts for the Mnet survival show have already sparked a war of words among fans of the participating groups. What was actually a casual observation by a contestant was mistaken for shading directed at his contestant, resulting in hurtful online exchanges.

“It was in no way controversial from a Korean speaker’s perspective, but it was taken out of context. I remember watching afterwards and seeing the number of retweets and likes on the tweets I created increase dramatically,” she recalled. “It was definitely a challenge because you try to go fast but also try to be precise and present everyone in an unbiased light, while keeping the American speaker’s point of view in mind when translating as well. from Korean.”

Little leeway is given to those who make mistakes in the process, as fan translators are usually held to a higher standard by their idols’ fellow fans. There is a constant pressure to portray their idols perfectly and even take on leadership positions, which is a responsibility that none of them have underwritten or prepared for.

“I don’t like it, to be honest,” Misa admitted. “I would like to be seen as just a regular fan who can fangirl my favorite artists, but I feel like a lot of people take what I say as an official statement. I can’t even say I like them. this member’s hair today without anyone saying to me, ‘Oh, what about the other members’ hair?’ I can’t be a personal account anymore, and that’s kind of sad. But that’s the way it is.”

“I would like to be seen as just a regular fan who can fangirl my favorite artists, but I feel like a lot of people take what I say as an official statement. I can’t even say I like them. this member’s hair today without anyone saying to me, ‘Oh, what about the other members’ hair?’ I can’t be a personal account anymore, and that’s kind of sad. But that’s the way it is.”

Despite the challenges they face collectively, the fulfillment they get in return and the impact they have on the lives of fans is immense. For example, VICE spoke to Zhali Lucina, a fan who relies on translations to dissect the quirky AI world of girl group aespa. “A part of [aespa’s] the content comes with auto-generated English subtitles, but it’s always different when the translations are done by the fans themselves,” she said.

“Due to [fan translations]I appreciate the details [of the members’ comebacks] more and feel connected to the group. Sometimes I feel like I’m in KWANGYA too, even though I don’t know where it actually is,” she explained, referring to the alternate dimension of Aespa mythology.

When Lou del Rosario fell down a rabbit hole on DAY6 in early 2021, she discovered another dimension to the industry she’s loved for a decade.

“I now keep a notebook with the Korean lyrics and their English versions of the songs that really struck me. Even when I’m alone, I’m able to comfort myself and find the solace I would normally get from my friends and loved ones. my family,” she reflected, leafing through her notebook.

“I now keep a notebook with the Korean lyrics and their English versions of the songs that really struck me. Even when I’m alone, I’m able to comfort myself and find the solace I would normally get from my friends and loved ones. my family.

None of this would be possible without fan translators, she said. “We’re really counting on fans who know Korean well to spread the word.”

In many ways, these translators are the invisible promoters partly responsible for K-pop’s global success, which is precisely why they choose to fight every day.

“My main reason [for running my account] It’s just because I love TWICE: I want to translate their words correctly, convey them to the international community and give them a good image,” Misa explained.

“I’d rather be part of the team that helps make the translations as accurate as possible than waiting for someone to do it themselves,” Suvi said.

But this high-risk, high-reward environment isn’t for everyone. A budding translator must not only have a solid command of both languages, but also an awareness of what is really at stake.

“There is a concept of communication as a way of constructing reality – the things we say influence the way we perceive things, and the way we perceive things is [what makes up] our reality,” Cel said. “When I communicate something, I take a lot of responsibility, knowing that what I say has an impact.”

“People don’t necessarily take translations with a grain of salt – they usually only take a translation that others trust without thinking about [it]”, Suvi said. “These fans may have a twisted view of how an idol is because the only way they consume their idols’ work is through your translations. Keep in mind that you influence how others interact with a group.

Follow Angel Martinez on Twitter and Instagram.

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[Today’s K-pop] T-ara’s Jiyeon to marry baseball player Hwang Jaegyun https://kenthe390.com/todays-k-pop-t-aras-jiyeon-to-marry-baseball-player-hwang-jaegyun/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 08:51:42 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/todays-k-pop-t-aras-jiyeon-to-marry-baseball-player-hwang-jaegyun/

(Credit: MBK Entertainment)

Jiyeon of girl group T-ara announced on Thursday that she will marry baseball player Hwang Jaegyun.

With a handwritten letter posted to her Instagram, she said she met someone last year through an acquaintance and he became a boyfriend who taught her what happiness is. She added that he is like a gift in her life and they promised to get married in the winter.

“I will have a good and happy life with my boyfriend who supported me and gave me a shoulder to lean on,” she wrote.

The two are said to have dated for six months, as the athlete mentioned on a variety show last month that he had a girlfriend and had been seeing her for four months.

Jiyeon debuted in 2009 as a member of T-ara, which had a number of hit songs. She has also appeared in television series and films.

Meanwhile, teammate Soyeon announced last month that she would marry footballer Cho Yumin in November.

NCT launches an original show

(Credit: SM Entertainment)

(Credit: SM Entertainment)

NCT launched an original series on Thursday, and new episodes will follow on the group’s YouTube channel.

In the first segment of the series titled “The NCT Show in the NCT Universe,” the group members updated fans by sharing news and treats. They also chatted over cups of tea, turning into students.

On Friday, a segment titled Music Space will be released, in which they will candidly discuss music and introduce new performances. Mark’s first solo song, “Child”, will be the first music they delve into and he will perform it live as well. The song was released last week as part of SM Entertainment’s archive project. It topped the iTunes Top Songs chart in 15 regions.

Last month, the NCT Dream sub-unit announced that they would be returning with a new album in March.

Billlie will release her 2nd EP

(Credit: Mystical Story)

(Credit: Mystical Story)

Rookie girl group Billlie will be making their comeback with their second EP on February 23.

It’s only been about two months since her single “Snowy Night,” but the second EP, titled “The Collective Soul and Unconscious: Chapter One,” will be the true beginning of her unique narrative, according to the management company. of the group.

The group debuted with six members in November last year with debut EP “The Billing of Perception: Chapter One” and Sheon, a finalist in the survival audition program through which girl group Kep1er has debuted, joined before releasing single “Snowy Night”.

2AM cancels concert after Jo Kwon tests positive for COVID-19

(Credit: 2am)

(Credit: 2am)

A two-day concert starting at 2 a.m. was postponed after Jo Kwon tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

It was a breakthrough infection as the musician received his second booster shot. He suspended all activities after receiving the results. Members Im Seulong and Lee Changmin tested negative, according to the following local media.

The concert, named “2AM concert 22 S/S,” was to be the group’s first live concert in nine years with all four members in attendance and was to be held on February 12 and 13 in Seoul.

The quartet returned with a new album “Ballad 21 F/W” in November 2021 after a seven-year hiatus.

By Hwang You-mee
(glamazon@heraldcorp.com)

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Death Note Musical Casts Former K-pop Idol As Misa https://kenthe390.com/death-note-musical-casts-former-k-pop-idol-as-misa/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 15:43:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/death-note-musical-casts-former-k-pop-idol-as-misa/

Death threat has kept a low profile for the past few years, but the franchise still has things to do behind the scenes. As its creators pivoted to a new series, Death threat still has a grip on fans with his musical. In fact, the stage production plans to make a big comeback in 2022, and the reprisal will feature a familiar K-pop idol.

The announcement came recently when OD Company announced their latest casting call for Death Note: The Musical. Retaliation is expected to take over South Korea in just a few months. This is where fans can see Kei, formerly of idol group Lovelyz, take the stage as Misa Amane.

Now, if you’re not familiar with the idol, Kei was born Kim Ji-yeon in March 1995. The singer debuted with girl group Lovelyz in November 2014 and even pursued solo work before the dissolution of the group. Kei then left his talent agency Woollim Entertainment last fall. She is now represented by Palm Tree Island and works as a full-time musical actress in South Korea.

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His portrayal of Misa has fans intrigued, to say the least, but it’s far from the first time Light’s obsessor has taken the stage. Death Note: The Musical started in April 2015 and became a huge success. In fact, its first Korean production went live in the summer of 2015 and 2017. Now, a new version of the hit show is heading to Korea, and it will bring Kei back to fans after a long hiatus.

What do you think of this special Death threat announcement? Do you think Kei has what it takes to handle Misa? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.

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Who is Lesserafim? HYBE’s new girl group has 2 members IZ*ONE https://kenthe390.com/who-is-lesserafim-hybes-new-girl-group-has-2-members-izone/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:45:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/who-is-lesserafim-hybes-new-girl-group-has-2-members-izone/

IZ*ONE was one of the biggest fourth-generation girl groups that consistently broke records. In fact, their massive fan base showed their loyalty by raising over $2.6 million to help the girls reunite when their agency shared that the girl group had disbanded. Since the twelve-member project group was formed through the survival show “Produce 48,” they only had a 3-year contract. Even though fans were discouraged, they are now supporting each member’s new career either solo or by joining HYBE’s new girl group, Lesserafim.

Known as the label of BTS, BigHit branched out and became HYBE Labels, a parent company of several K-pop subsidiary agencies like BigHit, Belift, Pledis and Source Music. They are home to many popular K-pop boy groups like BTS, Seventeen, TXT and Enhypen. It was later reported that they were trying to acquire new girl groups by signing to the already launched girl group fromis_9. They are now launching their own girl group Lesserafim under Source Music agency.

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Chaewon And Sakura Debut In New Girl Group HYBE

Previously, there were rumors that IZ*ONE members Kim Chaewon and Miyawaki Sakura would be joining HYBE’s new girl group. The group that would be called Lesserafim will also add more contestants to “Produce 48,” the show that formed IZ*ONE. Reports suggest that HYBE and Chaewon’s agency Woollim had signed an exclusive deal that would see her debut with Lesserafim. They also claimed that HYBE was in talks with Sakura’s Japanese label, Vernalossom.

It was then announced that HYBE would be teaming up with Mnet for K-pop girl group survival show “I-Land 2,” the sequel to “I-Land” which formed their boy group Enhypen. Fans were hoping that Chaewon and Sakura wouldn’t have to go through another survival show just to debut a 3-year-old project group. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to Esquire Korea, HYBE’s Source Music would launch a girl group called Lesserafim with members who had participated in “Produce 48”. It currently includes Sakura, Chaewon, Heo Yun-jin, and Yoon Chae-bin.

Where is the rest of IZ*ONE

As for the rest of IZ*ONE, leader Eunbi was the first member to go solo with his debut EP “Open” in 2021. Hyewon released “W,” a special solo album for fans in December 2021. Choi Yena made her solo debut with “Smiley” on January 17. Chaeyeon turned heads when she joined the girl’s dance team survival show ‘Street Woman Fighter’. Minju is currently hosting the music show ‘Music Core’. Nako returned to her J-pop group HKT48 but was recently embroiled in rumors that she was being bullied by her Japanese members for her stint with IZ*ONE.

Hitomi also returned to her J-pop group AKB48. Yuri made his solo debut in October 2021 with “Glassy”. Ahn Yujin is the MC of the music show “Inkigayo” and also the leader of the popular rookie group IVE. Maknae (the youngest) Wonyoung is also part of IVE along with Yujin.

If you have an entertainment scoop or story for us, please contact us at (323) 421-7515 ]]> Indonesian rapper up for ‘Boy Of The Year’ title https://kenthe390.com/indonesian-rapper-up-for-boy-of-the-year-title/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 02:07:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/indonesian-rapper-up-for-boy-of-the-year-title/

2022 has barely begun, but there’s already a candidate for ‘Boy Of The Year’: Warren Hue. A household name in Indonesian rap circles, Hue burst onto the global scene last year when he signed with 88rising, making his solo debut with the effervescent single “Omomo Punk.” He completed an Indonesian power trio by joining Rich Brian and NIKI on the single ‘California’ – then hopscotched through the 88rising soundtrack for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Hue is reserved and busy – not to mention hard at work on his new album “Boy Of The Year”. “There are personal moments on this album and sounds that I had never touched before this album,” the 20-year-old NME 100 member said when we finally nailed him for a Zoom call. “I’m in a whole new space, and I feel like it’s going to get visually crazier than my old projects. I’m really fine-tuning my sound… It should be unexpected.

We speak a few days after the release of the song ‘Internet Boy’, produced by frequent collaborator Chasu, which Hue has lovingly describe like the “Monte Booker to my Smino”. On the house beat from the South Korean producer, the rapper provides a short and sweet explanation of how Warren Hui became Warren Hue:Hello hello I’m an internet boy / GarageBand star I’m an internet boy / I made all this money from the internet boy / Now I do it all the time I’m an internet boy.”

Like thousands of people around the world, Hue started making music in his bedroom. When he was 16, he rapped to the beat of Valee’s “Womp Womp,” mixing in WWE references, Phineas and Ferb, the luxury sons, the NBA and Iron Man and drop it on SoundCloud (it was tagged “ASIAN SWAG”). He started releasing music under his gamertag, warrenisyellow, including “Sugartown” in 2019, a joint project with Chasu that could share playlist space with Brockhampton and Aminé.

Hue, originally from Jakarta, is now based in the United States. He didn’t experience much culture shock, he says, having fallen in love with American culture and hip-hop through the internet. An only child connected to the computer and video games, he grew up idolizing Odd Future, who not only made music but also created his own visual universe with sketches and video clips. “I was grabbing bits from the internet and studying and analyzing what these artists are doing at the highest level of creativity,” he says. “That’s what I always wanted to do: create my own world, almost, with my music.”

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warrenisyellow has collaborated with several Indonesian artists, but as an online-incubated artist, Hue was not primarily inspired by the Indonesian hip-hop scene. He does, however, praise Kareem Soenharjo, who beats as Yosugi, raps as BAP. and leads the BAPAK group. When Hue found Yosugi’s 2016 song “Messages” on YouTube, it blew his teen away.

“The first time I heard that, I was just like, ‘Whoa, that’s like crazy. That sounds like American rap.’ At that time, I was just super amazed that Indonesians can actually pull off something like that. So it really inspired me – and I’m still inspired by him now. The BAP 2021. ‘MOMO’S MYSTERIOUS SKIN’ album is “incredible”, says Hue (NME accepted).

“That’s what I always wanted to do: create my world, almost, with my music”

Another Indonesian rapper that a young Hue looked up to is Rich Brian, whom he proclaims “an idol of Asian rap.” They first met in a mall in Jakarta when Hue was 14 or 15 years old with a round face, their meeting was commemorated as the very first post on Hue’s Instagram account. Brian, leaving a comment years later: “WAS THAT YOUUUUU????? WHAT THE FUCKING”.

Now they are label mates, with Hue picking 88 out of all the labels vying for his attention in his emails and DMs. He saw in 2021 by changing his artist name to Warren Hue, guest on a song by 88-cover Japanese girl group Atarashii Gakko! and made his solo debut on the label with “Omomo Punk”.

Supercharged with a glitchy beat produced by Klahr and LIOHN (who both worked with Lady Gaga on ‘Chromatica’), the single is Hue taking the listener on a ride through this hectic new phase of her life. Drip and dominance beckon, while in quieter moments Hue wonders if he can work things out with the girl he likes:”Maybe you will play my songs?he dares. A turbulent and vulnerable self-portrait, earlier this month, “Omomo Punk” won Best Song by an Asian Artist at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards.

Hue got more leeway on ‘California’, released two months later as one of the first previews for ‘Head In The Clouds 3’, the upcoming third edition of 88rising’s flagship compilation. Hue, Brian, and NIKI ponder being transplanted to the sunny state; the anti-Asian violence at the start of the pandemic darkens Hue’s otherwise amazed words: “LA, Westside, mom scared most of the time.”

Does Hue feel like he has changed since arriving in America? “I’m always going to be Indonesian at heart. I’m always going to put that on the table. I show my [own] different perspective when it comes to my music and I talk about how I grew up in Indonesia so that factor will always stay with me… Maybe I’ll write more around [being in America] and how my life is going here. But I’m definitely not trying to give up my Indonesian culture.

Hue beats the drum for Asian representation even louder on the Shang Chi soundtrack, which 88rising co-founder Sean Miyashiro told him about a month after signing with the label. “I was just like, whoa, this is too crazy to be true. I didn’t really process it. Because it’s Marvel, man. Everybody’s into Marvel. And especially [in] Indonesia, Marvel culture is huge. Hue appears on four of the soundtrack’s 18 songs, including “Warriors” closer to K-pop singer-songwriter Seori, where he ostensibly raps: “​​Comics don’t feature Asians with hellish dreams / I’m pissed, I’m pissed.”

“It was just me saying, why isn’t there anyone who looks like me doing this artist thing on this level?” he says of these lyrics. “I didn’t have a role model that I could look up to growing up, as far as Asians go.”

Hue could very well become that Asian role model for some kids today, but that’s not something he’s concerned about. “I just try to be myself,” he says. “Making great music, like following my vision from day one. Inspiring Asian kids is definitely a goal, but it’s not a bigger picture. I don’t do this musical stuff just to inspire others. I want them to look at me and be like, ‘Yo, this kid just does what he wants regardless of limits.’ »

“The first time I heard Yosugi I was like, ‘Whoa, that’s like crazy’… At that point, I was just super amazed that Indonesians could actually pull off something like that”

Now making music full-time, with access to studios and different producers, Hue embraces his new found freedom from the limitations he faced as a rookie who only owned Apple headphones, a MacBook Pro and GarageBand. “In Indonesia, I did everything on my own. But now, [in the studio with a producer], they can see all your bullshit, basically,” he laughs. “All the test melodies, I have some weird methods of creating this stuff, and they see it all. But I grew up to be comfortable with it.

Alone in a vocal booth, there is only Warren Hue, the microphone, and what he is about to rap in it. What motivates him? Its enemies – and its heroes. “I’m in competition with everyone,” he says. “I don’t care: I idolize someone so great, I’m still competing with you at the end of the day.”

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Who is he talking about, exactly? He’s laughing. “Damn! Everybody man, everybody I look up to: Tyler, Kanye, Brian. I just wanna prove to people that anybody can do it, and I’m just super passionate about this kind of music Passion always wins. If you do it for any other reason, I feel like it won’t go far.

“I feel like I’m very passionate. I’m just ready to do this, man. I’m really ready to do it. Living the dream.”

Warren Hue’s ‘Internet Boy’ is out and ‘Boy Of The Year’ is on the way

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Omega X releases new “LOVE ME LIKE” EP https://kenthe390.com/omega-x-releases-new-love-me-like-ep/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 07:46:20 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/omega-x-releases-new-love-me-like-ep/

Hangyeom, Jaehan, Hwichan, Sebin, Taedong, Xen, Jehyun, Kevin, Junghoon, Hyuk and Yechan debuted in Omega X in June 2021. On January 5, Omega X released an EP titled LOVE ME LIKE. The mini album features five songs and is the K-pop group’s second EP.

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Omega X released a new EP titled “LOVE ME LIKE”

On January 5, Omega X returned with a mini album titled LOVE ME LIKE. In total, the EP features five tracks, including a lead single of the same name.