I know it sounds really harsh but I think the “rappers” in SM are an insult to actually talented rappers. I don’t think it’s the fault of the idol, but of the company. SM seems to think that rapping is just a replacement for singing, which it is not. Looking at underground rappers and idol rappers who actually do it for their love of rap, not because they can’t sing, you can hear the difference. GD and TOP, Bang Young Gook, Zelo, E.via, Drunken Tiger, Jay Park, Zico (though from different parts of Korean music, pop and hip hop) these people rap because of their love for it, not because they can’t dance or sing.
An example of an SM rapper I cringe at is Minho from SHINee. I am a huge SHINee fan, they were my first kpop group. But, Minho has no talent for rapping at all, and honestly neither does Key. They have no flow and really don’t have the voice for it. Nothing about Minho is outstanding musically or in dance so they make him a rapper. Why do kpop groups feel the need to stick a rap in their songs anyway? Any of the artists I mentioned before could definitely in my opinion be recognized in a hip hop/rap genre, I think Minho would get eaten alive. SM really needs the rethink their “rappers” and what rapping actually is. It really kills me when I see these poor excuses for rappers they have.
s!b people will think I am calling Minho useless
s!b fans like SM rapping and are crazy and defensive
no judgement on my behalf but this incident - even as an accident - is one of the most easily preventable ones.
if the eating/drinking spot was on the same block as the dorm, it would’ve been far more logical to have walked there and back. take initiative and do something for the environment too yo.
i get the “we’re all humans, we make mistakes” argument, but pretty sure alcohol and NOT getting behind the wheel was kinda embedded into our psyche growing up. especially since khun had a ~western~ education as well.
CRYING GUYS. I PASSED ROUND 3 ON AUDIENCE VOTES. Thank you everyone who voted, I kinda posted about the polls last minute but I’m happy that you guys voted ;w;
I felt pretty meh going into this round because I knew that my singing didn’t stand a chance with the rest of the contestants…because I am sadly not a very good singer LOL. Well I guess it depends on the song, but honestly, my singing is so subpar it’s not funny :|
Emily - O - I’ve always been happy to find another great female rapper in this competition. Just one thing though, you shouldn’t go too much with the emotions from the beginning of the song, because you won’t be able to display something further as you go on with the song. In other words, you shouldn’t show too much from the start because there won’t be much left for the middle/end parts. I also advise you to change your rap tone at various times, since it has a very high tendency to get too repetitive and boring.
Kevin - X - Yeah to be blunt, the singing could use some work. Some of the singing felt a little uncomfortable and it could be smoother. The rap parts were really good, but I also felt that some parts needed to be more refined.
Jaeho - X - I think we set the bar way too high for you because we were really impressed by your Tasha cover. Although your rapping was pretty nice, some parts felt a bit rushed and unnatural. The singing was average, but overall, your entry is still good. But at this point in the competition, I’m not sure if it’s enough. You definitely have talent though. You just need to polish your skills a bit more to go from good to amazing.
All the judges were spot on. I didn’t really spend enough time on making this entry good because I didn’t think that I would get in anyway lol ;w;
Also……..CRIES I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS BAR BEING SET SO HIGH BECAUSE OF MY TASHSA COVER. Maybe I should’ve tried more upbeat songs? Honestly I was a bit scared that I kinda peaked with my cover of Get It In, because it’s such an attention grabbing song that anything that comes after that isn’t a powerhouse song will fall pretty flat. But honestly, if I hadn’t cover Get It In, I probably would’ve been out of Soompi Idol 2 rounds ago ;w;
But yeah I definitely need work on my singing and polishing up my rapping :D
This round coming up, the theme is “Collabs” - so we’re going into teams. I’ll be singing with Kyung-Jae and Icy_ (check our their entries by clicking their names) - and both of them can sing AND rap, so I’m definitely looking forward to working with them!
Once again, originally I had planned on doing another song. LBA (Love Breaking Apart) by Dynamic Duo ft E-Sens, but swapped to a Brian Joo song because I love Brian (and honestly I’m glad I swapped to Brian because then I was contacted by Naureen of AuS2one about promoting their charity event and possibly earning a Meet & Greet ticket to the concert)
But as I said, I made the swap, and well, it’s a song I know fairly well but then I thought to myself….I can’t sing this song, I’m a freakin’ rapper :| So I remembered that Seo In Guk and Brian made a video of a rap remix of the song, where they were basically just fooling around and rapping. So I went to the video and transcribed lyrics by ear LOL. Now, being a non-Korean person, things became pretty hard for me, especially since it’s not a studio released track, I had to strain at some parts to hear the lyrics. But I’ve heard the song so many times that I figured it would be faster to learn the rap remix of “Loved, It’s now over” than learn “LBA”, and I love Brian.