JYP Finally Provides Korea’s Answer to “Baby Got Back”

Where to start this article. I considered avoiding the slightly trashy title, but I couldn’t help that. Even though the song is now a few weeks old, I think it warrants a review simply because it was the best song released in April.

It’s no secret that K-Pop has been underwhelming this year. Barely anyone had comebacks in 1st Q, and now 2nd Q is at least in full swing, despite none of my faves releasing anything. I’ve been spending a lot of time on OneHallyu lately since I don’t have much to write about here and tumblr’s SJW agenda still manages to leak on my dash so I tend to avoid that site like the plague.

Luckily, some SJW decided to post the JYP (Park Jinyoung, of JYP Entertainment) “Who’s Your Mama” video to complain about how ‘sexist’ it is, and I decided to give the song a listen. Now, JYP looks like a troll doll, and is honestly horrible at managing his artists, so watching it was against my better judgement.

However, I’m glad I made the call because “Booty” (the alternative, better, more fitting title of “Who’s Your Mama” that will be used in this article) was one of only two songs to even capture my attention in April (the other being “Cupid” from my cuties OMG), and it’s easily one of the best,K-Pop songs to come out this year, if not THE best.

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CUBE aims to become public, fans whine over changes

Originally I had planned to write a post about why CUBE should probably be the third of the “Big 3” rather than JYP. Obviously SM Ent and YG are the two most profitable companies in K-Pop and have the most popular groups, but I’ve felt that JYP has been lacking over the last few years. Wonder Girls are basically gone, 2PM doesn’t do much – maybe one comeback per year, and the haven’t been as successful since Jay Park left, Miss A do all right for themselves but only have one comeback per year, and 15& is not promoted properly. Sad to say, the best thing JYP has going for them right now are Got7 who I think are super overrated, and I don’t like them. Obviously that’s my personal opinion, but let’s be real – the fact that their ridiculous debut song had more votes on music programs than B1A4’s masterpiece “Lonely” shows how dumb teenaged girls are, and that if you’re a rookie from the Big 3, nobody cares how lame your songs are.

Back to my point – CUBE has been consistently delivering since 2009. B2ST’s songs seem to do better and better, and they have a very loyal fanbase. 4Minute hit superstardom in 2013 with “What’s Your Name” and Hyuna is basically the Queen of the World. btob are a relatively successful group who had the misfortune of debuting the same year as EXO. Plus Rain just joined CUBE, and he’s basically the biggest male soloist in K-Pop, despite that his comeback in January was a huge flop. Then let’s talk about ACube, a division of CUBE. Now, I have no idea why CUBE did this, because they have two huge acts on ACube – Huh Gak, and APink. APink are probably bigger than 4Minute at this point, and Huh Gak’s songs always do pretty well on the charts. In the last five years, CUBE and it’s sub-company have been delivering more consistently, and have been more active than JYP. Continue reading