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Kingdom: Legendary War

Guess who’s back? Back again, unnie’s back, tell some men. Yep, we’re back with another ranking of another rigged MNET show. Since we did Road to Kingdom together, we’re here to give our biased ranking of the Legendary War! Y’all can 100% blame Sugar Baby for why this is late, btw.

Since The Boyz won their ticket to the big show, they were joined by some of their sunbaes and even some monster rookies. Gladly no one went home this time. Well, except TVXQ’s Uknow…

The six groups were:

  • BTOB – Originally a seven member group that is now six, debuted in 2012. A group that is known for their vocals and harmonies above all. Currently 2 of their members are finishing up their mandatory military enlistments.
  • iKON –  Currently a six member group under YG Entertainment, debuted August 2015 after two reality shows to form the group. Their biggest hit was the 2018, Love Scenario which topped the Ganon Charts for 6 straight weeks.
  • SF9– A nine member group also debuting through a survival show, under FNC entertainment in 2016. The group is known for it’s visuals, complex dance routines and its members who also double as actors.
  • The Boyz– An eleven member group after their twelfth member departed in 2019, debuted under Cre.Ker Entertainment in December 2017. Has members that were in Produce 101 Season 2 and High School Rapper. They previously won the prequel show, Road to Kingdom, for their spot on Kingdom: Legendary War.
  • STRAY KIDS – Currently with a lineup of 8 members, Stray Kids debuted in 2018 through the 2017 reality show of the same name, under JYP Entertainment. The group has gone through a couple line-up changes but they are known for their self-composed songs and are one of the lead groups of the 4th generation of KPop.
  • ATEEZ – Formed through KQ Entertainment, this 8 member group debuted in 2018. Known for their powerful performances and dance routines, ATEEZ was quickly dubbed one of the “4th Generation Leaders”.

Unlike Sugar Baby, Lazy Unnie actually watched the show in its entirety. Since most of our rankings differ, we are just going to post our top two and link the rest. Let’s get into the rankings! xx


Introduction Stage – 100 Seconds Performances

Lazy Unnie’s Rank

  • Rank 6 – ATEEZ
  • Rank 5 – BtoB
  • Rank 4 – iKon
  • Rank 3 – SF9
  • Rank 2 – The Boyz
  • Rank 1 – Stray Kids
Lazy Unnie’s Top Pick
Sugar Baby’s Top Pick

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Rank

  • Rank 6 – ATEEZ
  • Rank 5 – iKon
  • Rank 4 – BtoB
  • Rank 3 – SF9
  • Rank 2 – Stray Kids
  • Rank 1 – The Boyz

Round 1: To The World

Lazy Unnie’s Rank

  • Rank 6 – BtoB
  • Rank 5 – iKon
  • Rank 4 – The Boyz
  • Rank 3 – SF9
  • Rank 2 – Stray Kids
  • Rank 1 – ATEEZ
Lazy Unnie’s Top Pick
Sugar Baby’s Top Pick

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Rank

  • Rank 6 – iKon
  • Rank 5 – SF9
  • Rank 4 – ATEEZ
  • Rank 3 – BtoB
  • Rank 2 – The Boyz
  • Rank 1 – Stray Kids

Round 2: RE-BORN

Lazy Unnie’s Rank

Lazy & Sugar Baby’s Top Pick

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Rank

Round 3: No Limit

Lazy Unnie & Sugar Baby’s Top Picks

Rap Units

Mayfly’s Colours

Dance Units

It’s One’s King and Queen

Vocal Units

Mayfly’s Love Poem

Lazy Unnie’s Rank

Lazy & Sugar Baby’s Top Pick

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Rank

Finale Round: Who Is The King

Lazy Unnie’s Rank

Lazy Unnie’s Top Pick
Sugar Baby’s Top Pick

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Rank


Spoiler alert, Stray Kids won the whole thing. It wasn’t really that much of a surprise. The whole season them and ATEEZ kind of went back to back with being on top, with the rare underdog story with SF9. Either way, it was a well deserved win and as you can see, us unnie’s liked them the best majority of the time. Either way, these groups worked their asses off and pulled off some really great performances. Don’t know if there will be more of either Kingdom or Queendom but at least these biased rankings will live on in our memories and hard drives.

Until Next Time! 😉

Spins On The Turntable: Purple Kiss – Hide & Seek

Purple Kiss – Hide & Seek

Title: Hide & Seek 
Artist: Purple Kiss
Label:  RBW Entertainment
Release: September 8, 2021

Yes this is weeks late, but like I have a life so idk what y’all want me to say. Make no mistake, this album similar to their debut has been on repeat regardless. We love it. Mamamoo who?


Title Track – Zombie

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I didn’t know what to expect for their follow up to their debut and needless to say I was not disappointed in the least. First of all, let’s discuss how fun and bright and lovely this MV was! The girls were serving looks and actress! If that wasn’t enough, they were also serving vocals and production. I enjoyed this as a follow up to Ponzona because it showed their versatility. It reflected current KPOP trends with the funky guitar and bass, alongside the catchiness of the hook. I immediately liked it upon first listen even if it wasn’t doing anything new because of how harmonious it all sounded together and Yuki is really getting better with her rap style every release. We shall see how this fares in the race against time.

B-Sides

2am

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If there is one thing you know about me, it’s that I eat up a nice r&b song with strong vocals and a pepper of soul. I love everything about this song. Yuki’s rap on this fits so perfectly. It is simply decadent.

Cast pearls before swine

Rating: 4 out of 5.

When you’re a seasoned KPOP listener, it’s pretty easy to identify the song that most listeners would latch onto and this is that track. It’s a trap inspired upbeat song that has a lot of bells and whistles to it. Personally, I find the most memorable parts to be the pre chorus and yuki’s raps.

So WhY

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is another song that I would say is pretty on trend for what girl groups are offering currently which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, I find that Chaerin did a really good with the production and similar to previous track my favorite parts are the pre chorus and rap. The funky elements give it a really good vibe to chill to.

Twinkle

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This one has probably been the one that has grown on me the most over the past weeks. I don’t typically enjoy the type of synth electropop music but tell me you can’t just picture this playing on the Top 40 radio back in like 2015? The nostalgia factor on this really upped it for me.

ZzZz

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am such a simple bitch its bad. Like give me vocals and a subdued beat and I will eat that shit like groceries. I love the way they did a small switch up for the rap but over all the simplicity of this is what I enjoy the most. A perfect way to end the album.

Final Thoughts

I love this as a follow up EP so much because it made me so excited for what else this group as to offer! The reason why I didn’t give them much for concept and cohesiveness is just because I don’t think they were going for a set theme with this one as opposed to their debut and it was more so something fun for them to squeeze in right before summer ends. I won’t lie yall, when SWAN releases that solo, I will be seated in the first row. I can’t get enough of her voice.

Concept: 3.75/5
Vocals: 5/5
Raps: 5/5
Cohesiveness: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5


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Whatcha Watchin’ – Sept 20th – Fall Solstice

We’re two days away from the official start of Fall and it’s oddly hotter now that it was all summer? Isn’t that suspicous??? But Climate change isn’t real I guess… Also can y’all stop playing and please get vaccinated if you can.

Sugar Baby Unnie

Y’all I have dramas finished, but writing reviews for them is another thing. Hahahhaah. Send help.

Dramas

My Bargain Queen: I am obsessed with Wu Jinyan’s styling in this, but I will admit, I need Imperial Cuisine out already before I go rewatch Yanxi palace because like I need to see here with people she has chemistry with ffs.

You Raise Me Up: This show is weird but like oddly funny af!!

Coffee Prince: We’ve been doing a rewatch of this lovely classic as we do every year! Join us on discord! We think we have the uncut version because there are some scenes that we’re like umm this existed? Hahaha.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo: My annual rewatch! This drama is just *chef’s kiss*

The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim: I think I am gonna have to agree with the masses and say the episodes are just too short jfc. I demand another drama with these two or else.

Lovers of the Red Sky: I am still very much eating this shit up! I won’t lie, I am not interested in the palace politics, but I am obsessed with the way Yoo Jung is devouring this role. When Cheon Gi cries, my heart breaks. I need more of the fantasy moments back.

Lazy Unnie

I’m in the same boat as Sugar Baby but I’m boating without a paddle because I’m in that weird place of wanting to only watch one show and it’s weekly airing. All I know is I need to get rid of these watchings cause come October, it’s spooky season and only creepy shit is being watched. HALP ME!

Dramas

Hometown Cha Cha ChaWe are halfway through the series and I’m obsessed. There are so many questions coming up, like what is Dushik’s past? When will they keep kissing? When will there be another kiss? That sorta thing.

D.P Again, I haven’t gone back to this but I keep holding off cause I’m not in the mood to cry.

Coffee Prince – Like SB said, we’re doing a rewatch. I forgot how amazing and cringy some scenes were. But our love or Gong Yoo is stronger than ever.

On Deck

Imitation – Still my number one to start but I’ve been lazy upon lazy.

Police University – I’m not a big fan of Krystal but Jinyoung is looking mighty fine in this.

Yumi Cells – The hairstyles are keeping me away as of now, but the idea of a grown up Inside Out is appealing.

Squid Game – This is one I’ve been anticipating for a while. Again, it’s short enough to finish in a day but I might save this for creepy October.


Hit It or Skip It – September 2021 Week 3

There were a lot of people that released this week, but like no one of importance to me personally. So if I missed someone that you wanna know my thoughts on, tell me in the comments. I went with the more known artists.

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ATEEZ ‘Deja Vu’

Remember when I was slowly becoming an Atiny, but then Kingdom happened? Well they’re forgiven now… I still don’t know any of the members though.

LeeHi, Wonstein ‘H.S.K.T’

Caught a vibe~

Mamamoo ‘mumumuch’

Honestly idk their last release but I just know I like the vibe of this one better. At least they’re not calling me the n word like that other one.

Yang Da II, Bumkey ‘Home’

Bumkey’s voice is just so unf

Monday Kiz ‘Us during that moment’

I am many things and hypocrite is one. Yes I said Young K was boring but like umm there’s emotion here whereas he had none. K? bye..

Young K ‘come as you are’

I needed a cure for my insomnia anyways..

Wonho ‘Blue’

It’s not bad or anything, I’ll probably end up liking it a lot later. I just don’t like that he looks like a super white man in this video.

NCT 127 ‘Sticker’

Someone give me a gun to unalive myself, pls. Funny enough the album does have bangers though but ofc this was chosen as the title track. I wanna die.

Favorite SOTW:

Least Favorite SOTW:

Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Crush

Crush


Genre: Romance, Life, Youth
Origin: China
Episodes: 24
Air-date: Aug 3, 2021 – Aug 12, 2021
Starring: Wan Peng as Sang Wu Yan, Evan Lin as Su Nian Qin / “Yi Jin”

Sang Wu Yan, a college senior, dreams of becoming a broadcaster. She works as an assistant at a radio station and likes a mysterious songwriter with the name “Yi Jin”. She fell in love at first sight after a chance meeting with Su Nian Qin and later discovers that he is visually impaired. Layer by layer, Sang Wu Yan peels off Su Nian Qin’s elusive, arrogant and indifferent shell due to his broken family. She then learns that he was in fact the talented ‘Yi Jin’. Their interactions lead to a sweeping romance but the couple finds themselves in a tug of war between their hard-earned happiness and a fear of loss. Mounting pressure eventually leads to a breakup. Three years later, the two people who have gone down different paths meet again

mydramalist

To be honest, I had completed this drama a while ago and it’s just been sitting here in my drafts as I try to decide how I wanted to rate it and how to approach this. I think that if I had noticed this was a second chance romance which I am recognizing is very much a common theme amongst contemporary cdramas , I probably wouldn’t have picked it up even as much as I love Wan Peng. That being said, I am still happy I did pick it up because I really think that Wan Peng and Evan Lin have really good chemistry. Also Evan Lin, was just looking so scrumptious in this and I would like to see more of him, thanks.

When I first started this drama, I devoured the first half of the episodes because it was giving. I loved that they had such a good chemistry with each other. I understood Wu Yan and Nian Qin as characters very well. I thought that their motivations were very clear and understandable. However, I knew that the breakup would sour it because I knew it would be nonsensical and I was correct. I just thought the entire sequence of activities could literally only happen in a drama. After that point we are able to see a bit of growth in Nian Qin as a character, but Wu Yan was more or less the same which in turn negated the breakup for me. We had so many frivolous side storylines that really made no sense either. Also, Wu Yan was not believable as a talented psychology student who could use psychology tactics to infiltrate her love. As much as I enjoyed the cute moments like the classic sharing music in the back of the bus with the earbuds and the way they still kept that kind of banter within their relationship even after man became lowkey a stalker, I found that I was just finishing this drama to finish it. I also have reservations about him regaining his sight. I would’ve loved to see one drama where the blind character is blind the entire time.

However, we all that being said, I still think we had a good acting performance. I do have requests to see Wan Peng in a slightly less sunshine girl role though even though she is clearly good at it. I would still recommend this drama because it is cute and does give the ‘crush’ vibes, but if you’re like me and aren’t really a fan of contrived breakups then perhaps skip this one.


Story: 7/10
Acting: 8/10
Music: 8/10
Rewatch Value: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

Hit It or Skip It – September 2021 Week 2

Sorry this is a day late but I was hella exhausted after spending the weekend working a Sci-Fi convention and who has time to listen to k-pop when surrounded by a bunch of fun and interesting people? Anyway, some bops were dropped, some were not. But it seemed like the ladies ruled. See what caught my attention this week.

STAYC “STEROTYPE”

I don’t know why they remind me of GFRIEND but with a personality. But this actually is a good release.

Sungmin “Goodnight, Summer”

I didn’t know what to expect from him but this wasn’t it. It’s a nice bluesy jazzy track that is perfect for an end of summer evening.

Baek A Yeon “‘0%(아무것도 하기 싫으면 어떡해)”

Something about this song just feels so good. Gives me IU vibes but better.

PURPLE KISS “Zombie”

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG!!!!

ICHILLIN “GOT’YA”

This was gonna be a skip but after a couple listens, it grew on me. potential for sure.

HyunA & DAWN “Ping Pong”

I love when they come together musically but visually they make me question everything. Love the song, not the MV.

LeeHi “Red Lipstick (feat. Yoon Mirae)”

When I tell you I love everything about this song and MV, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! The princess of AOMG is killing it.

LUMINOUS “RUN”

They bait and switched me in the best way. I was about to put in skip and then the ballad switched and became a bop! I like this as a debut.

BIBI “PADO”

A very chill song and cute MV.

DAY6’s Young K “Guard You”

I love Young K’s voice but the song just feels flat from beginning to end.

Blackpink’s Lisa “LALISA”

I actually don’t hate this song. I actually like it. However, this isn’t a solo debut. This is a Blackpink song without the rest of the members.

OMEGA X “WHAT’S GOIN ON”

The title actually explains my feeling on this song.

MGX “Painted÷LOVE:)”

I know everyone is trying to be different but this didn’t hit in the chorus like I was hoping it would.

MONSTA X “ONE DAY”

Just too corny for me. Glad this is a one off single and not an album.

Favorite SOTW:

Second Favorite SOTW:

Lazy Unnie’s Playlist: JAY B – SOMO:FUME

TITLE: SOMO:FUME

ARTIST: Jay B

LABEL: JYP ENTERTAINMENT

RELEASED: August 26, 2021

It’s been 8 months since GOT7 broke their shackles from JYP and went to find new homes. Our faithful leader, changed the spelling of his name, had a brief little “oops” with some artistic photos in his room, and really said his music is for the grown and sexy crowd. But here we are getting our first big bite of the kind of soloist that Mr. Lim is.

B.T.W (feat. Jay Park) – Title Track

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Of course when Jay B went to H1GHR, we knew to expect a Jaebeom squared track. Lucky enough, he made it his title track. There are just some expectations when you hear a Cha Cha Malone song and this ticks all the boxes. Both Jay’s have falsettos that compliment each other and the song is super smooth. I really like it but part of me feels like this is so expected that I was a little bored? Either way, a bop.

AM PM (feat. Wheein)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I didn’t know I needed a collab between these two until this song came through the airpods. This is the kind of song that is perfect for just a rainy day or chillin in the house. I love how smooth this track is!

FAME (feat. JUNNY)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is definitely a different vibe from BTW and I think it’s needed as the second lead single. I love the chill rapping from Junny and Groovyroom really gave a funky twist on this one.

In To You (feat. g1nger)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This might be the only track where I feel like the feature outshines Jay B. Not to say that he’s bad, but g1nger’s voice adds a soulfulness to this mellow song that compliments and elevates it. This song feels like really good sexual chemistry.

Switch It Up (feat. sokodomo)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

When this was pre-released, I was playing this on repeat because it was that bitch. And now that it’s been some weeks, it still is. It’s sexy and with sokodomo’s rapping added, it gives it that hint of trendy that makes it a bop.

Count On Me

Rating: 3 out of 5.

For some reason, this song feels more like a throwback to those early 2000’s R&B songs and I’m here for it. The slight tropical beat undertones is nice and works with the sexiness in Jay B’s tone.

Paranoia

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I hate, hate, HATE that this song is CD only because it’s amazing! It’s that afro-trance vibe that I didn’t expect to come from Groovyroom and Jay B. This song has so many layers that to unpack it will take forever.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Vocally, this isn’t anything I didn’t already expect from Jay B. Having already listened to many of his soundcloud tracks, nothing was too surprising on this debut EP. It felt more as if Jay B was solidifying his brand. It is truly a style of his own that he is laying the ground work down for. I think the highlight of the EP was really the producing team that H1GHR provided for our fearless leader. The Groovyroom songs were definitely a highlight. And all the features he had really brought his songs to a level that makes me anticipate what more he has in store for this post-idol career.

PRODUCTION : 3.5 / 5
VOCALS / RAPPING : 3 / 5
VISUALS / CONCEPT : 3 / 5
OVERALL: 3 / 5


Favorite Track(s): AM PM, FAME

Hit It or Skip It – September 2021 Week 1

Not much going on this week tbh. My favorite song was LeeHi’s but I couldn’t find it on Apple Music or Spotify.

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BTOB ‘Outsider’

Doing the damn thing! Giving us funk!

Key (ft. Taeyeon) ‘Hate that…’

Caught a vibe~

KittiB (ft. U Sung Eun) ‘We-You’

This MV is so cute!

fromis_9 ‘Talk & Talk’

They look so pretty and the hook is catchy!!

A.C.E ‘Changer’

Not their best work but I am feeling generous since they are enlisting…

Lee Hi (ft. B.I.) ‘Make Love’

Caught a vibe (x2) ~

MCND ‘Movin’

Not bad, just basic and offering me nothing…

Lee Eun Sang ‘Lemonade’

I might be a hypocrite but that’s okay.

LOONA Heejin, Yves, Kim Lip, Jinsoul ‘Not Friends’

There is actually nothing wrong with this song, I’m just bitter that my bias isn’t in the song. I never said I wasn’t petty!!

2ND Favorite SOTW:

Least Favorite SOTW: N/A

Whatcha Watchin’ – Sept 6th – Fire or Water?

Would you rather die by being on fire or drowning underwater? The rate at which this earth is depleting itself, one of these two ways seems inevitable. Happy Labor Day, I guess!

Sugar Baby Unnie

Work was a lot these last few weeks so I couldn’t get to tap into my dramas the way I wanted to plus we had a holiday weekend! Still, this is what I am looking like currently!

Dramas

Remembrance Things of Past: Not much update on this one, but I plan to finish it soon.

The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim: I’m still watching and enjoying this and I think we need more content with these two.

Lovers of the Red Sky: OBSESSED. I AM OBSESSED. THOROUGHLY OBSESSED. First Impressions post: here.

On Deck

My Bargain Queen: I must watch at least one episode of anything Wu Jinyan is in.

One and Only: Still pending…. Need to hurry before part two comes out!

You Raise Me Up: It looks like the type of ridiculous shit that I can rock with.

Lazy Unnie

Not gonna lie, the end of last month really put me in a drama hangover. Besides my main two shows, I can’t really find anything that sticks.

Dramas

Hometown Cha Cha ChaWho would have thought I would be obsessed with a Shin Min Ah drama? NOT I! See my first impressions here

D.P I could have finished this in like a day but I’m slowly making my way through cause it’s so good.

Variety

The Unit – Made it to the finale! But since it’s like 3 hours… haven’t finished it yet.

On Deck

Imitation – Now that this is over, it might be a good time to binge it and fall even more in love with Lee Jun Young.


Lazy Unnie’s Playlist: GRAY – GRAYGROUND

TITLE: Grayground

ARTIST: GRAY

LABEL: AOMG

RELEASED: August 17, 2021

To write that this is Gray’s first full album feels odd. Gray is one of the most sought after producers in South Korea and everyone knows they are in for a treat when you hear that whispered Gray at the beginning of a track. He has been on countless of features and has shows his talents as not only a producer but a vocalist and lyricist. Now we are graced with a full album of Gray and a whole lot of features.

Make Love (feat. Zion.T) – Title Track

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am obsessed with this track. It is a R&B funk/Latin Jazz mash up and it just makes me want to dance. The closest thing I can compare it to is Justin Timberlake’s Let the Groove Get In and I love that. I wish it was longer.

Party For The Night (feat. Loco & LeeHi) – Title Track

Rating: 4 out of 5.

LOVE! When Gray and Loco come together it’s always magical. Then you add the amazing vocals by LeeHi… chef’s kiss. This def has the party vibe and that simple hook reminds me of 90’s hip-hop R&B songs.

Show Window (feta. pH-1)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

When you have pH-1 on a track you can kind of bank on it being a bop. This has a nice smooth jazz slash neo soul vibe that I’m feeling. The funk sax breakdown is sinful and I love it.

Selfish (feat. Woo)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

It’s really fun to see a song take on the personality of the feature. The song feels as lazy as Woo’s rap style and it works.

Rise (feat. DeVita)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I love the EDM feel this one has. It’s very music festival. And DeVita’s voice is perfect for it. Immediately I am reminded of the collabs that Zedd usually does, just in that groovy Gray way.

I Don’t Love You (feat. Coogie)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A more moody hip-hop/rock vibe with this one. It’s more autotuned than I would usually like but I’m so obsessed with Coogie that I can forgive it.

Close 2 U (feat. punchnello)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Another track that has that smooth R&B feel but just like Show Window, the song is really influenced by the rap style of the feature. punchnello has a rougher feel and the song reflects that. Song feels like a good glass of wine. Smooth with a little bite.

Ready To Love (feat. Hoody)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Now you know when you get the Queen of AOMG on a track that it was going to be amazing. Gray and Hoody have already proved when they collab that it’s some good shit. This is no exception. The instrumental is insane and Hoody’s vocals on the chorus are just beautiful. Just give me a full album of these two, please. It’s all I ask.

Eternal Sunshine (없던 일로 해) (feat. meenoi)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I never knew that I needed a collaboration between Gray and Sam Kim, but here I am, in love. This R&B ballad just feels like a blanket on a cool fall day. Add in meenoi’s ethereal vocals and that sexy saxophone solo… and you have Eternal Sunshine.

Baby Don’t Cry (feat. YUMDDA)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Another party track that is upbeat and giving tropical vibes. I mean, you can’t not have fun on a track when you have SK’s hype man YUMDDA in the back. It feels very DJ Khaled/Drake.

U

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The only solo track on the album and I kind of wish there were more of it. It’s a nice mellow track that just lets Gray’s vocals shine through. He’s not the world’s best vocalist but his tone is just comforting. It’s just a comforting love song.

FINAL THOUGHTS

It’s not surprising that Gray’s first full album is one littered with features but at the same time, it is because you would think that he would let his own distinct colors shine through. Even with that, the album seems to share one vision and doesn’t feel disjointed. You can see that Gray print all throughout. The way he experimented with the instrumentals didn’t feel dated and just showed his vast knowledge of just music. Definitely a no skip album if you are into the whole K-Hip-Hop/R&B scene. And even if you’re not, it’s a good listen.

PRODUCTION : 4.5 / 5
VOCALS / RAPPING : 3.5 / 5
VISUALS / CONCEPT : 4 / 5
OVERALL: 4 / 5


Favorite Track(s): Party For The Night, Ready To Love

First Impressions: Lovers of the Red Sky

I have been waiting on my baby to get back to her roots! She is a Historical drama Goddess! Read my first impression thoughts below…


Lovers of the Red Sky


Genre: Historical, Romance, Fantasy
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Air-date: August 30, 2021 to present
Starring: Ahn Hyo Seop as Ha Ram, Kim Yoo Jung as Hong Chun Gi, Gong Myung as Grand Prince Yangmyeong, Kwak Si Yang as Grand Prince Yangmyeong

It tells of a mysterious and beautiful story which Hong Chun-gi, a female painter, who entered Dohwawon for the first time with extraordinary aesthetic insight and skills, unravels her terrible fate and fateful love with Ha Ram who reads the stars.

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Thoughts: You know how sometimes there’s a drama that you think was handpicked and made for you? Like here we have my girl, Kim Yoo Jung, and my one time obsession, Ahn Hyo Seop as the leads of a drama and it was like if that wasn’t enough they made it a historical romance BUT WAIT THEY ALSO MADE IT A FANTASY HISTORICAL ROMANCE? Truly someone in Kdramaland was looking out for me?? The first two episodes of this exceeded my expectations because I didn’t even really know what to expect. I didn’t know what story we were getting but I was seated for it anyways. I’m so intrigued by everything that this is offering right now. We have the right balance of comedy, romance, political intrigue and fantasy. It’s giving the feel of a xianxia and we know how much I eat that shit up. Kim Yoo Jung in historical garb really hits the spot and while I don’t find Ahn Hyo Seop awfully attractive here like I did in Dr. Romantic 2, if he keeps taking his shirt off like he did in episode 2, I can be persuaded to change my mind. So, because I did watch the first 2 episodes completely blind, pun intended, I was disappointed that Gong Myung wasn’t the evil plotting wannabe prince.. in any event his interest in our female lead is welcomed cause idk I feel like I like a little chaos. Anyways I will be watching more and I cannot wait to see how this story unfolds. When I start calling this show trash cause they both die in the end then what.

Recommendations: If you’re into fantasy, historicals and wanna see the cutest child actors have the sweetest chemistry.

Where To Watch: Viki

First Impression Score: 9/10


Until Next Time! xx