[V.Friends, Vehind] BTS 꿀FM 06.13 : Comeback Special

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Dan dan dan! It’s the final countdown doo do doo doo!

Hello everyone! We’re back with another V-LIVE V.Friends mission and this time, it’ll be a review on BTS’s recent Comeback Special Vehind on BTS+  Fanship channel!

If you guys didn’t know already (pretty sure ya’ll do) BTS have recently come back with their sixth extended play “Map of the Soul: Persona”  on April 12th of this year! I will be reviewing the VEHIND video of their BTS Cool FM Comeback Special!

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I’ve always found it cool to see what happens behind the scenes at different filming or shoot location and I appreciate V.LIVES VEHIND videos showcasing the before of streams. In the video you can see the boys eating some fruit, goofing around and playing some ping pong, flexing their air pods *COUGHS JIMIN*, and overall just being themselves.

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The members also have small one-on-one talk segments where they talk about how they feel about the album and how they hope fans will listen carefully and enjoy the story. Taehyung mentions that he hopes fans will receive the album well and receive the happiness of the album and that the album is a present for them.

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The still photos at the end of the video with their music playing in the background made the whole video seem like a movie. It sort of gave me an emotional feeling of “wow, these boys have made it so far…” and you can see the genuine love for what they’re doing in their eyes. It also really reminded me of the ending of dramas where they have dramatic still-shot-scenes from the episode or the ending. LOL

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Now to review the video. For starters, as mentioned before, I do enjoy the behind the scenes looks at what happens pre-recording time. To see that the boys are eating well and healthily, as well as enjoying themselves without heavy restrictions is nice. I also enjoyed seeing a small peek at how the whole filming room is like in terms of how many cameras are set up and how much equipment it takes to film just one live-stream comeback special. I give many props to VLIVE staff for work they do to just film these sorts of videos for fans. If there’s one thing I didn’t like, it would be that sometimes lighting was a bit TOO bright in the background which made everything pale and somewhat overexposed. For example,  segments of them talking or sitting at the tables, the background felt really bright and a bit too harsh on the eyes, but I do understand that extra lighting and natural light from the outside is very important in order to capture the boys in their very best forms.

Other than the lighting, I believe the video was clear and audio was amazing. I did enjoy the fact that there were subtitles for every part the boys spoke, and as well subtitles for the onomatopoeia bubbles.

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Overall, if you have BTS+, I do recommend watching the Vehind videos! It’s a nice additive to see what happens behind the scenes, and also quality content in seeing how the boys interact beyond the live-streams.

To watch this particular video click here! Please kindly note, you will need to have BTS+ subscription!

 

-Lily

 

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K.A.R.D’S BM IS BIG MAN TIDDIE DUDE?!

Heyyy guysss it’s y’all GURRLL Jessi!!!

I am back with another video for the V. FRIENDS mission! In this video I am talking about KARD’s recent achievements and BM’a reaction on how fans call him man tiddie dude 😂😂

Stay tune to the end where he addresses fans to call him Big Man Tiddie Dude!! 😆

Thank you again ma lovesss and hope you guys enjoyed this video!!

BTS LEGENDARY CONCERT in WEMBLEY STADIUM

HELLLOOOOOO GUYS!!! ITS JESSI FROM KPD!!!

Okay, I finally came with a video haha… I know it took me this long to do it but hey, last one is a charm!! Hope you guys like it! It’s my first one so please let me know of any cool editing apps you guys may know off! Thank youuuuuu and enjoyyyy!!!

The only thumbnail that would show up was my dang face hahahaha hopes it doesn’t scare y’all LMAOO

 

 

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BTS Legendary Wembley Concert to be live-streamed via VLIVE+!

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Are you guys excited? BTS will be heading off to London, UK to perform at none other than Wembley Stadium, one of the most renowned stadiums for hosting the BIGGEST artists of all time! K-POP history will be made as the boys take the same stage that big legends like QUEEN, Michael Jackson, and Beyonce once did! Their concert is set to happen June 1st, 2019 and YOU can also join in on the fun through VLIVE+!!! VLIVE+ will be live-streaming the concert on the VLIVE app so fans like us who are overseas in Dallas can watch along and join in on the excitement. The live stream costs 1500 coins and you are even eligible to join in on the giveaway VLIVE is hosting for fans! You can win some polaroids that the BTS members took themselves! 😍

To join in on the fun, visit

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Mobile : https://m-campaign.naver.com/vliveplus/event.nhn?event=bts-loveyourself

We are SUPPPPER excited for the live stream and you bet your butts we will be tuning in LOL

 

Check out the small promo video I made on a whim for the occasion! I had tons of fun editing it and I’m super psyched to see the livestream!!!

From Dallas to Madrid: BANG YONGGUK’S Europe Tour 2019

Less than a month ago, fellow team member X.O and I decided to pack our bags on a whim and plan a trip to Spain, a country we both have never been to, marking our first time out of North America. For what you may ask? Originally, it was for vacation. We had all intentions of going to Spain for just vacation up until it was announced that Bang Yongguk would be touring Europe and decided we would visit a city that was part of his tour. Because we were originally heading to Barcelona, we decided that maybe we should go to Paris for the tour, but with our bad luck, the concert sold out the minute we tried to book tickets so in the end, Madrid it was! Without a doubt in mind, we purchased tickets to see the concert and closed the deal. I booked our flights, trains, and accommodations and finally, we were set off to visit the country of Spain where, according to one of our taxi drivers there, “the paella is the best and the metro is the most efficient”.

Before we even set off American soil, we were quick to notice how efficient and down to earth the tour organizers were by the way they interacted with fans of Bang Yongguk through all of their social media handles. They interacted with fans, answered their questions, had fun conversations with them, and overall were able to keep things intimate as well as professional with directing how the day of events would go on. I was both amazed and inspired by their friendliness and chill way of working, something that you rarely find here in America when it comes to concerts and tours.

The day of the actual concert was amazing. The venue was a club in Madrid with an intimate setting and beautifully decorated. Staff and fans were both very efficient when it came to figuring out how lining up would work and making sure everyone was in their right place before doors opened for Gold ticket holders. During the actual hi-touch and photo-op session, I noticed how different K-POP concerts were organized in Europe compared to here in America. Each fan was able to take a photo next to the artist, and the groups were only of four, rather than of 10 to 20. Even the fans were helping staff members switch out fans and make sure the photo-op process was as smooth as possible. It was quite cute to witness and I wish it were to work as well here as it did in Madrid.

The actual concert was my favorite part. Never ever have I witnessed such passion and love for performing as I did when Bang Yongguk began performing. You could see how deep and passionate he was towards his music, his lyrics, and his fans when he began his performance. I stood in the back and was able to take in the intimate atmosphere that arose from the relationship between the artist and his fans. It was so beautiful to witness fans tearing up and crying to both his lyrics and the passion he showcased when performing AM 4:44, a song that spoke deeply to many and whose lyrics showcased his personal struggles physically and emotionally during harsh times back in 2015. It left me speechless to see how a rollercoaster of emotions spread throughout the venue that night with each song performed.

The setlist for the whole concert was based on his first full album, BANG YONGGUK. He performed every song on the album and even performed YAMAZAKI, a song that many fans were very excited to see live for the first time outside of Asia. The atmosphere was never quiet and was always either heartfelt or hype, a perfect combination of emotions for an outstanding show. Even in the beginning, before show even began, there was a DJ, DJ EBONY, as the opening act, and fans were happily dancing and jamming out to his music. I found it hilarious when he played “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee which to my surprise, was actually a requested song by the fans. It brought tears of laughter to my eyes because it was a song that threw me back to my old elementary and middle school years.

As the show closed, the staff apologized for earlier misunderstandings and thanked everyone for their cooperation and patience. They even took photos with the fans which I found adorable and reminded me so much of KPD, who always takes photos at the end of every KWF or event we put on. K-EVENTS were honestly one of the best organizers I have ever had the pleasure to witness in work, and their personality and friendliness with fans reminded me so much of my team (KPD) when it came to our old times of working behind the scenes at concerts in Dallas and at our own organized events. It was heartwarming to see that there are people out there in the industry who want nothing but everything for the fans and only the fans. They had so much love and care and thought for the fans, that it truly made me smile and wish more organizers were like them when it came to concerts and tours. Along with them, I was amazed at how passionate and how much love the artist had for his craft and his fans. It was like a breath of fresh air to attend a concert where it didn’t even feel super strict or commercially made/produced like others I’ve been to. It felt free, real and intimate. I wish more concerts and shows were like this one was.

To conclude, I want to thank K-EVENTS for their amazing organization and friendliness throughout the tour, and of course to Bang Yongguk for an amazing show that will be engraved into my memories as one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended. I also want to thank his staff and to all the fans in Madrid who were welcoming to both of us despite us being from out of the country. If K-EVENTS were ever to venture overseas, or if you are ever able to attend any of their concerts or events in Europe, I highly recommend them, and if Bang Yongguk were ever to perform in the U.S, I highly recommend you to attend one of his shows. You will not be disappointed.

 

To see more of Bang Yongguk’s concert or to learn more about K-EVENTS, please visit their Facebook page 🙂 at https://www.facebook.com/officialkevents/

For more information about Bang Yongguk, please visit his official website at https://bangyongguk.co.kr/

 

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Cover photo by K-EVENTS, article by Lily – KPOP DALLAS. All opinions are my own and this article was not sponsored or paid for by anyone.

 

BTS Playing Card Games in Dallas!

Good Afternoon guys!!! This week I will be reviewing the VLIVE’s stickers. I bought BTS’s UNIVERSTAR BT21: Must Have Emoji characters. I am able to use these stickers in the BTS and BTS+ channel. Honestly they are the cutest stickers ever! I was able to use the stickers on BTS’s latest episode, episode 68.

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This episode is special to me because they were in Dallas when they filmed this episode!!! When they said Dallas I was like YUHHHHH THATS MY HOMETOWN!! Haha anyways it looked like they were in a meeting room of the hotel. At the same time I felt sad because the boys were not able to view or explore the great town of Dallas! I mean the first time they came for the RED BULLET TOUR thousands of fans waited for them at the airport to result the boys never came because they flew private. A lot of fans left the airport sad and disappointed.

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I remember when they went to Six Flags the first time they came around and they wanted to go this time again and the park was closed. One of the members mentioned it during the concert and I think it was Jin who mentioned it but I don’t remember exactly. How awesome would it be to bump into them at Six Flags! I would have tried to challenge them on who would ride the Texas Giant with me but in the very front !! 😂

Back to the episode! They were playing a really confusing game that I didn’t even understand after going back and reading the rules twice! Omg some of the fans in the comments even said they didn’t even understand it either and I was like SAME!! 😂 As much as I wanted to understand it I couldn’t! I just kept watching for their expressions and to spam them with the stickers I bought LOL.

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This was me during the whole game LMAO

They reminded so much of my friends and I when we play games! When we would spend hours at Gongcha playing UNO and slap. We were those loud people in the corner cursing and screaming at each other! 😂 It was honestly impossible for us to be quiet there… I’m always aggressive when I play games so I was Jin in this episode trying to beat everyone!

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This is my friends and I 😂

This game had a punishment too. So the loser would have to wear a t-shirt that Jimin personally designed a while back he didn’t even remember. To result Jimin ended up being the loser and had to wear his own t-shirt LMAO it would be him. He had to wear it returning back to Korea! I looked it up online and he did wear it!! J-Hope and V tagged along and wore it too, omg how cute. I bet they were like, we can’t leave our homeboy suffer alone 😂 Even though J-Hope was in the winning team with Suga.

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“BTS Park Jimin We Support You”

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I was going to watch the BTS+ episode which I think it was the same one but with different content, because they also started the video by screaming WORK HARD IN DALLAS, WORK HARD IN DALLAS, DALLASSSSS! LOL These kids 😂 But I couldn’t watch it because I had to pay. If you’re subscribed to their plus channel then definitely watch it and let me know what games they played haha!

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Hope you guys liked my blog post!! I swear I will return with a video soon!! Please wait for me!! Let me know what other content you guys want to see or would like me to review as well! Until next time, hope you guys are having a wonderful week! BYEE~~!!!

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[V.FRIENDS] VLIVE Lightsticks and Stickers!

Hello everyone! I’m back with another review for VLIVE! This time, rather than home in Dallas, I’m coming at you from Madrid, Spain!

 

This week, we are reviewing two features that were added to VLIVE to enhance your experience through the app with a cute and techy twist!

If you’re a frequent user of messaging apps, you may have noticed that almost all of them offer a sticker feature when sending messages. Well, it turns out that the VLIVE app also offers this feature! While watching your favorite idol’s VLIVE broadcast, you are able to send messages and stickers during their broadcast. For reviewing purposes, I purchased and downloaded some cute BT21 stickers off of BTS’s VLIVE Store. To my advantage, it turned out that Jin’s broadcast from earlier today was available to rewatch! Since I was bored and relaxing after a long flight, I decided to give the stickers a try and watch the broadcast.

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One major thing I love about the stickers compared to other services that offer stickers for messaging, is that you receive  a ton of them in a set! If you knew me, you would know that my KKT account is filled with stickers that I’ve bought throughout the years and to be honest, none of the sets come with as many stickers as the ones in the VLIVE store. Because of this, there’s definitely a variety to choose from so whatever emotion you’re feeling can easily be portrayed! 😄

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Moving on to the next and final feature I’ll be reviewing which is the lightsticks feature! This feature allows you to send 2x as many hearts during a broadcast. Although very helpful in getting more hearts for your favorite idols broadcasts, ,the lightsticks feature isn’t my favorite compared to the stickers feature mostly because I don’t see myself using this feature as much. The main reason is that although nifty and cute, I tend to watch VLIVE broadcasts on my breaks or on random whims so I don’t really send many hearts to begin with OTL I KNOW IM A HORRIBLE FAN

 

Although I don’t personally use this feature, I must admit it’s quite nifty to be able to go ham on hearts during a broadcast and show your support. I must also admit that I enjoy the cute 3D mode offered with lightsticks and I can see it being useful when you’re jamming out with friends to a concert DVD and don’t own a physical lightstick. You could definitely pull out your virtual one and jam out with it and have a mini concert in your room. LOL

 

VLIVE has been adding various features to their app for the longest and I’m excited to see what else they’ll offer.

 

If you would like to purchase a lightstick or sticker, visit your VLIVE app, click on the middle shopping bag icon the click either stickers or lightsticks and purchase from there! I HIGHLY recommendthe stickers because they’re super cute and add a little bit of love to messages you send your favorite idols~

[V.FRIENDS] ASMR X HIGHLIGHT, ASTRO, & LEE MINHYUK – by 눕방 LieV

V.FRIENDS Reviewing time! Have you guys noticed how huge ASMR has gotten as of late? It’s blown up and everyone nowadays is talking about it. It’s in commercials, entertainment media sites, and all over YouTube. Did you know it’s also on V.LIVE with your favorite idols? 😀

This month, I’ll be reviewing a couple of clips on VLIVE’s Laying Down Broadcast category, where your favorite idols host a broadcast of them in their comfy pajamas, lying down. It’s one of my favorite types of VLIVE videos because it’s so comfortable to watch and usually, the backgrounds and setups for these broadcasts are always well made and ~aesthetically~ pleasing. Along with my favoritism for 눕방’s, I also enjoy ASMR on the daily as it helps me fall asleep at night.

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First ASMR clip I watched was boy group ASTRO’s ASMR cooking clip of them making 호떡(hotteok) which is a sweet pancake filled with, usually, brown sugar and nuts. It’s quite delicious and I highly recommend giving it a try if you ever get the chance! What I liked about this video clip in particular, is how delicate they were when making the hotteok and how “ASMR-y” they were when whispering into the microphone. They whispered into the microphone and even made ‘sound effects’ while forming the hotteok! I found it cute how he demonstrated every step of the process. 🙂

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Second ASMR clip was Lee Minhyuk from BTOB! Like my previous review of VIXX’s LEO’s ASMR broadcast, he also did writing sounds ASMR broadcast. For his writing, Minhyuk decided to list down a bucket list. In his list, he mentioned his fans, MELODY’s which I found super cute. What I noticed was that instead of using a regular old desk, broadcast staff gave him a lap desk made out of wood which totally adds to the ASMR effect because of the crisp sounds you get when doing anything with wood. I enjoyed especially when he began tapping on the wood. ~Tingles galore~

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The last ASMR clip was of members from HIGHLIGHT! The members creating the ASMR sounds were Gikwang and Junhyung. Gikwang was in charge of making keyboard typing sounds, while Junhyung made mouse clicking sounds. I found that Gikwang’s keyboard typing sounds were softer and less intense than Junhyung’s mouse clicking LOL but that was mostly because Junhyung was definitely having a kick outta the whole ASMR thing. You could also see the other members in the back just chilling, especially one who was lying down, sleeping (SAME DUDE SAME).

Because I can’t really review each video on it’s own considering the style and format are all the same apart from the different types of ASMR triggers made, I will be reviewing it as a whole.

Firstly, I enjoy that VLIVE chooses to give each idol different triggers to re-enact during these broadcasts. Rather than every idol doing the same trigger, they have them do different ones i.e keyboard typing, mouse clicking, cooking, writing, etc. Another thing I thorougly enjoy, as mentioned earlier, is how nice and aesthetic all the setups for these broadcasts are. They’re always well decorated and very pleasing to the eyes and also relaxing. The BIGGEST thing I’m most thankful for and also enjoy the most is the fact that the sound quality is top notch. When it comes to ASMR, sound quality is the utmost important thing because the whole focus of the videos are on the sounds and triggers. If the sound quality is no good, then it’s not really much of an ASMR video, is it?

Per usual, video quality is very clear and HD when it comes to VLIVE videos. Usually, live non-pre recorded broadcasts tend to be not great in terms of video quality, but these broadcasts that are pre-recorded and scripted have HD quality that makes the experience fully enjoyable. 🙂

If you ever want to watch more ASMR style clips by your favorite idols, their lying down broadcasts usually showcase them, otherwise, you can find these clips separate under the VCOOKIE channel! If you would like to watch the clips I reviewed about, their links are down below as well, just make sure to sign in and change to ENGLISH~!

 

ASTRO ASMR X 아스트로 – by 눕방 LieV

LEE MINHYUK ASMR X 이민혁 – by 눕방 LieV

#WorkingOut with josh&bamui

Helloooooo guys! I hope everyone has been enjoying the new year so far. Lately I have been super busy changing my lifestyle as well like, working out 5 times a week instead of just 1-2 times, changing my eating habits and diet. So, today’s review will be about josh&bamui’s V.LIVE channel focusing in beauty and diet exercises! If you’re always looking for new ways to be healthy or simply looking for an exciting and fun workout then you’re in the right place!

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josh&bamui’s channel is all about working out to the latest kpop or pop songs! They create their own choreography but they also incorporate moves to keep your heart rate pumping. I definitely recommend checking out their channel if you’re bored of doing the same boring workouts. They have about 20+ videos on their channel their latest one is DALLA DALLA and I gotta tell you that workout LOOKS INTENSE!! I’m definitely doing this tonight after my run.

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Josh and Bamui made a workout dance video on 7 Rings by Ariana Grande and it’s a lot of fun to dance too! It doesn’t even feel like you’re working out at all because you’re dancing but with a little more intensity! They incorporate a lot of punches and jumping which is super good because that increases your heart rate that makes you burn a lot more calories!

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Because lets face its 2019 and its time I start working out and start looking good for myself #selflove. I believe it’s important we take care of bodies, mind and soul because not only does it makes us look good but it also makes us feel confident af! And I’m all about being confident and bold! Never be afraid of going after what you love!

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Lookin’ like big ballas #makingmoneymoves2019 😎

This concludes of my review on josh&bamui’s channel on V.LIVE! Whatever you set your mind to do it! Because now is the time to do it before it’s too late there’s always a time for everything! Until next time my loves!! I hope you all have a great week and don’t forget about #selflove you deserve the world! New year new me 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️💁🏾‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

*note if you want to check out their channel click on their name in the second paragraph to take you directly to their channel on V.LIVE.*

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!!!!