2NE1 Releases Farewell Song “Goodbye” for Fans and Former Member Minzy

2NE1 has released their last song as a whole~

On the 21st of January 2017 KST, YG Entertainment‘s first girl group, 2NE1, posted on their official YouTube channel what’s probably going to be their last video altogether, the farewell song “Goodbye“. Earlier in 2016, the youngest of the four members, Minzy, left the group and had fans still hoping for a 2NE1 comeback. Unfortunately, YG’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk announced in November 2016 that the group would disband after 7 years of releasing amazing hit songs.

The song “Goodbye” is definitely not the comeback fans expected but it is surely a song that will stay in BLACKJACKs‘ hearts and will leave hope for a possible reunion of 2NE1 in the future. The black and white music video is quite nostalgic as we see the members walking through past memories back when they had just debuted and were still a four memeber group.

According to 2NE1′s former leader, CL, the song was originally written as a goodbye letter to Minzy. She readjusted the lyrics so that “Goodbye” be a farewell for both Minzy and the fans.

Make sure to check out the music video for “Goodbye” below:

This is a sad moment for BLAKCJACKs but hopefully we will get to see the girls again as solo singers or actresses. Keep supporting them and stay tuned for more updates about their future solo activities!

KCON Announces First KCON Mexico & First Artist to Join Concert Line-Up

To all our Mexican K-pop followers, I hope you’re ready for the biggest news of the year!

A few days ago, KCON, the widely known Hallyu festival, announced that this year they’ll be hosting for the first time a KCON MEXICO. Yes! A KCON MEXICO! It will take place at the Mexico City Arena from March 17th to 18th 2017. You’ll have the opportunity to encounter your favorite Kpop stars, participate in interactive workshops and countless booths of fun!

In addition to this big news, they also announced the first artist to join the concert line-up, and to the delight of fans, it’s none other than MONSTA X! For the first time MONSTA X will go to Mexico to perform at the first KCON MEXICO. Isn’t that exciting??

Make sure to stay tuned for more information on KCON MEXICO and also KCON USA and the lineups!

GOT7’s Dating Ban Has Been Lifted

Today has finally arrive for GOT7! On this day, January 16th, will be GOT7’s 3 year anniversary since their debut in 2014. Since the beginning of their debut, GOT7 made a promise to themselves that they wouldn’t date until at least 3 years after their debut. Although the 3-year dating ban is not an official rule within JYPE, it’s advised to not get involved in dating until a couple years have passed in order for the group to focus on their music. And throughout these 3 years, every member has maintained their single status!

When asked about dating, Jackson firmly declared, “I have no plans to date now. Because I can’t even take care of myself, how do I take care of someone else?” He emphasized the focus on his stability by reaffirming “when I am able to do that, I’ll date on my own.”

With the date already arrived, fans are relieved that the members will no longer be restricted and will be allowed a chance at finding happiness for themselves. With this in mind, many are rooting for them as they celebrate their 3 years together with a newfound freedom. Let’s hope they are able to find more happiness in the years to come!

SEVENTEEN Releases Special Choreography Videos

SEVENTEEN has dropped a special surprise for their beloved fans in the form of two choreography videos!

Both videos are refreshing covers of timeless K-pop classics, the first one being Shinhwa‘s “Wild Eyes” and the second being Super Junior‘s “Happiness.” (Songs that only get better as the years pass by!)

What do you think of the choreography videos? Do they bring back priceless memories of Shinhwa and Suju?

Sweet Sweet Kpop’s Top Korean Hip Hop Songs of 2016

2016 is over!

This past year was awesome with a lot of new Korean hip hop songs released. Artists, veterans as well as newbies, came back to release some of the best R&B and rap songs. I’m sure with such a wide range of genre you found at least one song you like~

Sweet Sweet Kpop has a lot of writers who love and listen to Korean hip hop. Since 2016 is coming to an end, we have decided to write an article about our favorite hip hop songs of this year. Make sure to check out our favorites and a special made Souncloud playlist with little bonuses below:

  • Okasian – “Underwater Bank”
  • Changmo – “Party”
  • Changmo – “Maestro”
  • Jay Park & Ugly Duck – “Put’Em Up”
  • C Jamm – “Ha”
  • BewhY – “Shalom”
  • Chancellor – “Murda”
  • Basick – “The Empty House”
  • Jay Park – “I Got This”
  • Crush – “Ooh Aah”
  • Dean – “Bonnie & Clyde”
  • Jessi – “Raise Your Heels”
  • Dok2 – “Future Flamme”
  • G. Soul – “Where Do We Go From Here”
  • Hoody – “Like You”
  • Zico, Dean & Crush – “Bermuda Triangle”
  • Dream Perfect Regime – “Eung Freestyle”
  • Sik-K – Alcohol

What are your favorite Korean hip hop songs of 2016? Let us know!

IKON Opens Instagram Account for the New Year

Happy new year IKONIC’s!

For the new year, YG Entertainment‘s rookie boy group, IKON, went all out for their fans by opening an Instagram account. In addition, their username means everything for fans as it is “@withikonic”… isn’t that sweet? 2017 is already starting great for IKONIC‘s.

So far, the boys have 131k followers and a total of 6 posts including groups pictures and individual pictures of our lovely maknae, Chanwoo. Make sure you become part of the “IG IKONIC family” by following IKON on Instagram here. You won’t miss anything from the boys~

Are you happy about IKON getting an Instagram account? Make sure to follow them and stay tuned for more information to come concerning their comeback~

BTS Rap Monster Releases New Song “Always” on Group’s Souncloud

Happy new year ARMY’s!!

On the 1st of January 2016, BTS‘ leader, Rap Monster, gifted fans with a sudden release on the group’s SoundCloud, a new song entitled “Always“! What a great way to start the new year and make all the ARMY‘s in the world happy!

Everyone loved the song so much, that after only a few hours the hashtag “#Always_love_you_남준(Namjoon)” was trending number 1 worldwide in Twitter.

The song is a self-produced track by RM and arranged by Pdogg. On the same day as the release, he posted on BTS‘ blog the lyrics,as well as information on the song and stated that he worked on it in early 2016. The song was written when Rap Monster was going through a hard time and instead of just waiting till it passed, he decided to write a song about it. Now that he is feeling better, he didn’t want to let the song go and wanted to share it with us~

Listen to “Always” below:

What do you think of “Always“? Do you like it?