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Does 2NE1 deserve the solo treatment?


Barely five months old and Korean hip-pop group, 2NE1 will have their first solo concert.  The girls are set to debut with their first full length album this November. YG Entertainment has announced that the girls will also do a solo concert after the release of this album.

While many female groups rarely get to do solo concerts, 2NE1 is joining the ranks of old school K-Pop idols like S.E.S., Fin.k.L, and Wonder Girls. But is this solo debut too premature?

While there are many who say yes, there are about the same amount who say no. What do I say? I say its a bit too premature. Why? While I love 2NE1 out of all the female groups out there to date, a solo concert when your barely going to be half a year old is like asking a baby to talk right after you hear the child say “mommy.”

The saying goes, “strike while the kettle’s hot,” but something like this can easily go over the boiling point. In resulting the girls to become uninteresting and undesirable. Other groups like SNSD who have been around a lot longer, have yet to do a solo concert, knowing full well that they could sell out an arena of some sort.

A group who stays indies for a while, will produce longer, lasting fans. If 2NE1 goes solo now, later down the line they could lose fans instead of gain them.

It’s a proven fact with indies artists. An indies artist who is indies for at least one to two years, then makes a ‘major’ debut  has a lesser chance of losing fans. They stand to gain fans as a trendy artist, but if something happens, those fans from those indies days prove to be loyal and stay. Most of the time they only stand to gain fans as opposed to lose them.

2NE1 in my opinion is an indies artist. They need to simmer and reach a fair temperature and stay there for as long as they can, so they don’t boil and lose that momentum.  Because we all know at the current rate of girl groups coming out of the wood works, 2NE1 can easily be replaced in a micro second.

As Heidi Klum says, “One day your in, the next day your out.

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Give this girl a Kiss, CL!

sandara 2NE1

2NE1 member Dara has released her new digital single called “Kiss ft. CL“. While everyone was expecting Bom or CL to do their solo debut’s first, I kind of expected Dara to. Only because she’s the only one who’s ever had her own solo music career outside of the group.

The song itself is ok, it could have been better, but lets face it, its 100 times better than her Filipino releases. For some reason, I don’t like the concept of her single. Trying to make her out to be someone she obviously isn’t, and her eye make-up makes me want to re-do it myself. I’m sorry by YG, I know you’re make-up artists are gay, but really, they should realize they’re not putting on make-up on drag queens.  I will say though, that Dara looks half pinay in this photo. Let’s hope that nobody in the Philippines kills someone over her song now, like they did with the Wonder Girls.

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2NE1 doesn’t like Pretty boys


2NE1 is back with a new performance and its for the bombest song off their album, Pretty Boy.  Did I mention how awesome this song is?

Although I’m not too keen on their choice of outfits and the dance. YG mentioned that Minzy was picked because of her dancing and a lot of people raved about her skills, but I just don’t see how great she really is. She’s an alright dancer when it comes to choreo, but her freestyling just doesn’t seem like freestyle. More like choreoed freestyling, if that makes sense. They also need to change the make-up artist for Bom, she’s so pretty yet they cover her face and her eyes with caked make-up. CL‘s hair needs to, well, her bangs look like they put engine grease on it.

Also, all those people were making an uproar about her carebear pants, yet its okay for her to be on all four and dance like that? People get your $h!t straight please. I remember having those boots, in both those colors, back in the days. Can we say hooker boots?

Never the less, I still like them and love this song.

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