Friday, May 8, 2015

K-Trap List (w/ Honorable Mentions)

Hey Guys,

Nothing new just with busy w/ school but my whole transferring thing is going on so, hopefully I get a chance to talk about it soon in a post. I went to KTMF 2015 I'm going to try to edit it tonight. Okay, so when I'm working on school projects I've also been building and cleaning up my YouTube playlists, which I wish they add back the "counted views-most to least" option. Since the second half of last year Trap music or what I like to call K-Trap has entered the scene with whole 80s look / throw back song beats, which give me life; I have playlist for K-1980s if your interested plus this girl group Rubber Soul are really amazing new rookie group. Anyways, if your not familiar with TRAP Music here is a short summary:

Trap music is a music genre that originated in the early 1990s in the Southern United States. It is typified by its aggressive lyrical content and sound, where the instrumentals are propelled by 808 kick drums or heavy extended sub-bass lines, double-time, triple-time and other faster time division hi-hats, layered synthesizers, and "cinematic" strings.

Basically, TRAP is apart of the EDM genre. Within EDM trap music, songs often have multiple build-ups to "drops" which are characterized by a pounding bass drum in a four on the floor pattern. However, EDM trap music generally deviates from this formula, incorporating drops that utilize heavier, rhythmic bass drum hits that may fall on the offbeats of the beat. This is occasionally used to throw-off the listener's expectations, or create more powerful drops than a typical EDM song might contain. With some recent events I will not include Keith Ape on this list because I feel like people who venture into Hip Hop need to know the origins and respect who made it possible for them to express themselves i.e. if your going contribute/represent the art form, but the song is on the playlist. But I will give him a little credit for collabing / connecting with some of the best underground rappers from Japan and Korea.

10) GI- Booshit feat. Dok 2
Artists: Global Icon: Hayeon, OneKet, Eunji, and AI.(two have left the group)
Debut: 2013
Label Concept: Masculine Attitude/Style (Boyish)

Booshit - An afro american slang for bullshit. 

9) Lip Serve - Too Fancy
Members: Cora, BiPa and now Anna.
Hip Hop

Artist: The group consists of three Chinese members - Zhou Yixuan, Li Wenhan, and Wang Yibo - and two South Korean members - Kim Sungjoo and Cho Seungyoun.
Debut: 2014 with a Chinese and Korean single Falling In Love. 

Chinese-South Korean boy group formed by Chinese company Yuehua Entertainment.  Prior to debut, Uniq trained with YG Entertainment in South Korea for over 4 years. 

7) LOCO - Thinking about you feat. JAY PARK
Artist: LOCO (Rapper)
Members: Jay Park, Simon D, LOCO, A newer label Member of AOMG Label along with Elo. 

 Grand prize Winner on Mnet’s hip hop survival show “Show Me the Money Season 1.

Artist:Woo Jin-won 
Label- YG Entertainment

Producer in Show Me the Money Season 3 and produced songs for his labelmates (2ne1, LeeHi)

5) BTS -  I Need You
Debut: 2013
Members: Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin,V (Kim Taehyung), and Jungkook (Jeon Jungkook)

They are doing a US tour this summer but of course all the tickets sold out and people reselling over priced tickets as usual ($800-1K...there should be price cap on Studhub i.e. $500). They are coming to LA on a Sunday so, as you know I've only have listen Rap Monster. But Trap music fits their style a lot better because I just skim through their songs other than their debut song and Danger; I've been listen to R&B/hip hop all my life on top world music, your song has to have lasting power to keep my attention especially these days.

4) 2ne1 - Gotta Be You / CL -MTBD
Debut: 2008
Members: Park Bom, Sandara, CL, and Minzy

On December 18, 2014, 2NE1 was crowned Song of the Year at MTV Iggy saying "The results of our 2014 Song of the Year poll are in and, naturally, it had to be 2NE1′s Gotta Be You It’s fitting since the trap/house song and its bold pop art meets fashion video combined all the things we loved in 2014 (like those Jeremy Scott sweaters) and reconfirmed that 2NE1 really is the best. The fans have spoken. Congrats to 2NE1 and all the loyal Blackjacks who voted."

3) F(x) - Redlight
Debut: 2009
Members: Crystal, Sulli, Luna, Victoria, and Amber

Red Light is of the electronic house genre with the meaningful message of if one stops for a bit, then one can enjoy the precious things in life. The album experiments with different sounds and has a total of eleven tracks.

2) 4Minute - Crazy / Hyuna - Red
Members: Hyuna, Jiyong, Gayoon, Sohyun, and Jihyun
Debut: 2009

Debuted at #1 on World Albums in Billboard, it was 4minute's first time to get that achievement.
Rolling Stone named "Red" number five on their list of the top ten music videos of 2014.

1) BigBang - BAE BAE / GDXTAEYANG - Good Boy
Members: G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang Daesang, and Seungri
Debut: 2006
Hip Hop 

2nd place with "Bae Bae" on Billboard's 'World Digital Songs

Honorable Mentions


(Winners of Show Me the Money Season 2 (2013))



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