26. Kpop 101

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Anisa and Paroma get "greenfields" (Rimi) and "Sicarius" to come tell us why Kpop is invading the world, and how things work behind the scenes in the Korean music industry. (Links under the timestamps) TIME STAMPS: 00:02:43 - Woes of Being a Kpop fan outside US 00:04:13 - Is Kpop a genre? 00:07:01 - Are Drama OSTs Kpop? 00:11:17 - How did you two come to this fandom? 00:16:59 - What is a Bias? 00:18:21 - Why Seventeen has 13 members 00:21:46 - Are Band dynamics scripted? 00:25:04 - Korean language lends itself well to rapping 00:27:39 - why Kpop rap is different from american/indian rap 00:32:07 - Conflict between an idol and a rapper 00:37:50 - Why are boybands more popular than girl groups internationally 00:40:46 - why do rimi and sica like boy bands more 00:44:24 - bromancey gimmicks on stage 00:46:15 - girl groups subjected to the male gaze 00:48:36 - how fangirls are maligned 00:50:54 - Toxic fandom and sasaengs 00:51:57 - When fans dictate what artists do 00:54:18 - HyunA and E'Dawn leaving Cube 00:55:52 - why companies promote fan obsession? 00:57:52 - slave contracts and lawsuits 01:01:19 - The East Light controversy 01:04:37 - why speaking the truth is hard under Korean Law 01:07:39 - Self produced artists 01:13:53 - opportunities for marginalised artists like Holland 01:17:27 - Do Kdramas portray idols well? 01:19:14 - Drama: SHUT UP FLOWER BOY BAND 01:20:58 - Drama: BEST HIT 01:22:52 - Suga's mixtapes about the idol trainee life 01:25:20 - Favourite Groups LINKS: Sicarius' post - http://www.dramabeans.com/members/sicarius/activity/634903/ Rimi's Kpop covers - https://soundcloud.com/user-496240984/tracks https://soundcloud.com/realgreenfields/tokyo Drama Over Flowers: Twitter - @dramasoverflow Email - starsinourpocket@gmail.com Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers

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