ROOFTOP LIVE with Ravi

Helllooooo everyone!! This weeks episode of V.Friends I will be reviewing Ravi’s Rooftop live song Frypan and other content! (P.S I always like to give a little story time relating to what I am reviewing. Hope you guys like my stories!)

Out of all the other talented artists I chose Ravi, because he was my old bias… haha I have moved onto another bias (or maybe bias(es) LOL). I’m sorry I just can’t have ONE ultimate bias because two of my favorite groups are BIGBANG and EXO. Both groups have such a different dynamic vibe that both deliver something totally beyond of what expected and I love it.

Don’t get me wrong, VIXX is a talented group with their unique feel and once upon a time KPD was in love with VIXX. Our love for VIXX grew when KPD was fortunate enough to be a part of two of their tours. And… let me tell you, for both tours we have SUPER CRAZY STORIES to tell! Ya’ll let us know if you guys ever want us to make a video of our experiences with these idols! Of course we will only say what is appropriate to the viewers but, what we can definitely say is working with kpop artists consists time, passion, commitment, LITERALLY  blood, sweat & tears and adrenaline! It may have been stressful times but, at the end it was all worth it.

 

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KPD’s favorite VIXX era! 💖😭

 

Right of the bat the video quality is A1!! It gives of a really cool and trendy vibe feel with Ravi coming out a spitting FIREEEE!! The first song he performs is Frypan ft. Double K & Microdot. The lyrics of the song is pretty much cooking food on the frypan but the meaning of the song goes deeper than that. The interpretation I got is pretty much describing the success of the group. The gang made it, we here, we’re the best and no one can touch us sorta vibe! The rappers chose really cool and clever context to express their feelings and get the message across.

 

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Of course he’s wearing his GUCCI belt! XD

 

He also performed his song Sparring+Payback which was another fast paced song! These two songs come from his 3rd mixtape K1TCHEN. And honestly after watching these two songs I’m going to listen to the rest of the mixtape. In the past I have not been much of a fan of Ravi’s mixtapes but this one I might have to give in and give it a chance! (please don’t come after me! This is just my opinion and I am not throwing hate at all. I believe very artist is amazing by just being able to make it in the industry so cheers for all the kpop artists!!)

 

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Ravi’s rapping style is super different from any other rapper in the Korean hip-hop community. You know it’s Ravi for his low husky voice and fast rapping technique. Also when he raps it looks like he’s looking into your soul like eyes of a tiger like ready to jump onto his enemy. But in reality Ravi can be a HUGE dork when he’s with Ken and Hyuk…. OMG KPD used to call those three the 3 amigos or the 3 dorks! XD Just because them together it meant trouble or they would just pick on poor Leo and Leo would just be in his own little world.

 

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This day was unforgettable and will forever be in our memories as our first kpop to work with! 

This consists of my review of Ravi’s Rooftop Series on the V APP for the 3rd episode of V.Friends!!

Thank you all and see you all next time!!!!

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[V.FRIENDS] 자장가 & ASMR X VIXX LEO – by 눕방 LieV

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Hello everyone! For this weeks’ V.Friends review, I’ll be reviewing one of my old bias’s ASMR 눕방 and his lullaby 눕방~!

Now, I’ve been a huge fan of VIXX since around the time they came to Dallas because KPD was lucky enough to help out for their concert! Not only were they sweet and very talented, but they were also kind enough to tell us to thank you for our hard work after the concert ended. Since then, they hold a special place in my heart for their kindness that day. Although I don’t stan them like I used to, their music are still bops to me!

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For Leo’s lullaby V-COOKIE video which is actually part of his longer “LieV” video, he’s sitting on a couch in his PJ’s singing a lullaby for everyone to sleep. I absolutely adore these kinds of videos because they’re more intimate for individual members and also, it’s sorta semi-natural considering the idols are dressed in their pajamas and they’re able to talk as they wish freely. Not as free as a regular random broadcast, but also not as structured as a heavily scripted broadcast. It has a nice in-between feel due to the nice aura, portrait shot, and chosen attire.

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Now, for the second V-COOKIE in his LieV video, he’s giving me the tingles with his ASMR! Now, guilty as charged, ASMR is a guilty pleasure of mine and it’s been growing rapidly as of late so it’s really nice to see some of our favorite idols try out ASMR! Now, his version of ASMR, is, of course, him writing! A long going meme around the Starlight fandom is that Leo has been dubbed Leocasso LOL because of his…interesting drawings. I was hoping that we would see some of his drawings, but this clip just showed him trying out ASMR by writing something out (which I wish I could read OTL).

I’m actually a bit shocked at how lovely quality the sound is. It almost reminds me of the ASMR sound quality of videos on YouTube that I watch every now and then to fall asleep! What a nice surprise. I wonder if I should do ASMR….HMMM.

Well, anyhow, let’s start on the actual review for each part of these two clip videos. As you know, my reviews are usually split into three categories: quality of the video, video content, and of course editing/audio. For these two clips, I’m really really surprised at the rating.

For video content, I give it a ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars (WOW) mostly because the content of the video matches perfectly with the title. IT was sweet and to the point. For the lullaby, he sang a lullaby (which I swooned over of course). For the ASMR video, he did ASMR, and although I wish it would’ve been longer, it still was what was expected.

For the quality of the video, I give it a ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely love how they shot it in portrait for the actual LieV, and kept it portrait for the clips. It certainly does give it that “I’m lying down and on my phone recording” sort of feel which I appreciate, and although it’s obviously scripted, it still has that nice casual effect. The quality of the video is HD wonderful, which means it definitely did not look like it was filmed at random. It was well in quality.

Now, as for the audio and editing, there is some editing and the audio is something to my surprise that was really good! For the ASMR video, I was pleasantly surprised that the quality of the ASMR was like the quality I watch of regular ASMR videos on YouTube. The directors and production staff must’ve done their research for ASMR and really took into consideration how ASMR is made and what exact microphones and settings to put that microphone on to use. I really appreciate that aspect! As for the editing, although I wish I could’ve understood what the captions were saying as they weren’t English subbed as the RM Mono captions were, I still like how they matched the overall theme of the video in terms of color use (they didn’t use black font, but rather a yellow font that would pop against the dark imagery in the video). Because of all these points, I give audio and editing a ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 (the ASMR sound quality really saved the editing here!)
Overall, these two videos were perfect in my opinion and met my expectations, receiving a perfect 5 out of 5. I enjoyed them and watched the full LieV not too long after!

 

If you would like to watch these two clips, the following links are clickable!

자장가 X VIXX LEO – by 눕방 LieV (lullaby) 

ASMR X VIXX LEO – by 눕방 LieV

 

MY PICK ON V PICK! THIS WEEK ON V. FRIENDS!

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HEYYYOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!

IT’S CHRISTMASSSS!!! WOOOOO HAHA OKAY OKAY (DON’T KILL ME)

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Whoa who remembers this?! XD

This weeks episode of V.Frirends is my favorite pick on the V PICK! channel series. If the cover didn’t give it away you’re right, it’s GOT7!!!

In this short episode of V PICK! GOT7 gave a thankful message to all the IGOT7’s around the world for helping them obtain two titles, Artist of the year and Best Popular award at the Asia Artist Awards!

As usual they couldn’t move forward without having to roast Youngjae and his embarrassing airport fashion sense and bad choice of shoes! LOL

In the video GOT7 showed their gratitude towards IGOT7s for their uttermost support they have shown GOT7 throughout the years. Not to mention also announcing their latest title song that will be coming out soon called, Miracle!

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OMG I can’t wait! Look at these 7 handsome men XD

The boys briefly talked about the title song and what it meant to them. JB expressed how the song Miracle would reveal the feelings and experiences they had to face throughout the years as a group. In the short description JB gave I was able to interpret that the meaning of the song would be about looking back in life the hardships you had to face. The good vibes you experienced along the way and how it was all worth it in the end. What matters the most is that you’re standing stronger than ever and glad you were able to stuck through it all. Also, always giving thanks to the people who help you along the way. (emo and wise Jessi came out LOL)

Honestly, I have to say that those boys have progressively improved so much throughout the years. Not only as musicians and artists but has individuals as well. The most growth I’ve seen from the group would have to be BamBam because, he debuted at such a young age and to see him grow into the person he is today is truly remarkable. To me he’s still the same young, dorky, smiley and playful looking kid! XD

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OMG who still remembers BamBam’s streak of dabbing 😂

I still remember seeing them in the survival show of WINNER in the episode where YG trainees and JYP trainees would battle each other out showing their suave moves and vocals, to which I thought the JYP kids killed them in the dancing category. Sorry WINNER and iKON but GOT7 took the title home.

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Not to mention, their very first fanmeet in the states!! KPOP Dallas had the honor to participate and contribute in the event when they first came to Dallas!! Our KPD team has so many stories of our back-stage times with GOT7! I think I will leave that for another time because it is long and funny af. Or maybe in the future I can do a video in regards of all the artists and shows we have had the pleasure to collaborate with. The year 2015 was an incredible year for us as in growth and in experiences to which I am eternally grateful for.

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With that I leave with my favorite video of V PICK!

Hope to see you all in my next blob post of V.Firends! I swear I’m working on getting some videos up. I’ve just been so busy at work and stressed that I have had no time to get everything going up, but I swear it will be soon!

Byeeee my loves!!

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