Vietnamese rapper faces criticism for alleged plagiarism of BE I

A  Vietnamese rapper Lil Shady released an MV on 04 January for a song that bears uncanny resemblance (instrumental and beat) to Hanbin’s SMTM3 song “BE I”, the first song ever from the show to reach number one on the music charts in Korea.

Since then the rapper has faced criticism for plagiarism as reported by Vietnamese media and the controversial song and MV have been removed and uploaded many times from various accounts seemingly belonging to said rapper both on YouTube and Facebook. Annoyed by being constantly called out and reported for plagiarism the rapper stooped to fighting with the fans. However he has not issued an official statement yet.  It appears that Lil Shady is more than little shady.

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This is not the first time iKON’s music had been plagiarized or used without giving credit and YGE is notorious for seemingly not taking any steps in such cases. Previously a Chinese singer used Rhythm Ta instrumental without crediting the source. A group on Chinese reality TV music competition basically copied Climax (a legendary iKON/Team B pre debut song) without crediting the original in any way. It was not only instrumentals that were not credited but arrangements of known songs done by iKON members during Mix and Match TV show; arrangement of Disney song Let it go done by Hanbin’s team was used by Chinese group for TV performance without crediting Hanbin, same thing happened to Bobby’s team arrangement of Black Eyed Peas song Let’s get it started  that was used without arrangement credits on Korean TV show Kpop Star.

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Bobby’s Nico Nico Live Performance Wows Viewers

iKON’s Kim Bobby thrilled fans with the first live performances of tracks from his hotly anticipated debut album, Love and Fall as part of promotions for the album’s Japan release.

Though the album was originally released in South Korea on September 14th 2017 it took till November 29th for fans to be able to see more than a single promotional stage for the album’s title tracks due to YGE choosing to skip a promotional cycle for the album which was released while iKON was still actually on an extended Dome Tour in Japan.

Bobby’s live performance of tracks from Love and Fall were broadcasted on the popular Japanese video site/web channel Nico Nico.

The live included interactions with an MC during which Bobby answered questions about the album, played games, thanked fans for coming and mysteriously asked them to anticipate iKON’s next activity.

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Bobby’s stage itself was very simple featuring just the artist and a mic yet the atmosphere was full of Bobby’s excitement for a live performance and the intensity of his passion for music.

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His set list included:

I love you,

Runaway,

Firework,

Swim,

Holup

Love and Fall was a surprising album for even the oldest and staunchest Bobby fans/iKONICs not just because after 3 years of waiting people had given up hope it would ever be released – but because the idol who was most famous as the young power rapper who won SMTM3 took a risk and did what no one expected by releasing a personal and heartfelt and mostly vocalist album!

Bobby sang his heart out and touched fans with the beauty and sincerity of his lyrics and the heart they revealed.

This made getting to see him perform tracks from this album even more special for fans and Bobby did not disappoint with his electric performance.

See below for the entire Nico Nico Live stage.

https://youtu.be/Rsiir2HtRgg

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Bobby also performed tracks from his album today at the Nike Force Battle Event marking the first time some of these tracks have been performed live in South Korea!

It’s truly good time to be a Love and Fall fan.

[KiST] iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017 DVD Eng Sub

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We are so very sorry for the delay but it is finally here! We wanted to release everything together so we present to you the iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017 DVD with English subtitles!

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iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017 Movie

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iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017 Encore

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iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017: Love Me MV & Behind the Scenes

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iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017 Documentary 

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iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017 Met Life Collection

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iKON Japan Dome Tour 2017 Concert

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NOTE: For copyright reasons we can’t upload some videos on Google Drive.

Thank you for your patience and enjoy!

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[KiST] Holiday’s in Japan part 2 from New Kids: Begin JP DVD

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Our first project is officially complete! we do apologize for the delays but it’s finally here!

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We proudly present to you these english subbed videos:

4 Holiday’s in Japan Part 2!

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Past updates:

1 BLING BLING -BEHIND THE SCENES-
2 B-DAY -BEHIND THE SCENES-

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[KiST] Bobby SohuTV Interview – Eng Sub

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SohuTV sat down with Bobby for an exclusive interview where he talks about his first solo album ‘LOVE & FALL” and answers questions that we are all curious about such as album process and his inspirations!

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So without further ado enjoy Bobby’s interview with SohuTV!

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Stay tuned as there is more to come!!!

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2nd Anniversary Chill and Vlive with iKON

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On Sept 15th, iKON celebrated their 2nd Anniversary by warmly meeting with fans via V Live.

Despite having flown into Japan that day followed by a long bus ride to Nagano, the venue for the Concert scheduled for the next day, the boys made a concerted and much appreciated effort to appear before fans on their special day.

The boys couldn’t quite disguise their travel fatigue and Bobby who just released his solo debut album the day before was still en route to Japan and so wasn’t present. Despite it all the boys showed a cheerful spirit and teased each other a lot.

If you are a long time fan of iKON you know that wether their broadcast is a hyper one or a chill one there are certain staples you can expect:

– A Flow of Consciousness discussion style

– Dragging each other

– Teasing one member or the other

– Digressing

– TMI

– A LOT of helpless giggling/laughing

– Unconscious affectionate moments

– Candidness

– General silliness

– The feeling of being part of a group of childhood friends

This is iKON’s style and their great charm.

The highlights of iKON’s 2nd Anniversary Greeting included:

– Congratulating Bobby on his album, and Donghyuk singing an excerpt from ‘Secret’.

– Yunhyeong’s skin condition since returning from the Jungle (not great😂)

– Chanwoo’s low participation rate in group activities and shyness at bath houses (to get them to stop teasing him he had to threaten to expose them all😆)

– Hanbin’s favorite song in Bobby’s album is “Swim” but when iKON sang it it turned into a song about Yunhyeong’s beard?

– Donghyuk shows his 7 piercings which represent iKON 

– Jinhwan brings up taking things slow and lasting long and Hanbin let’s us know that this is also his principle for pooping

– The boys talk about their iKON rings: only Junhoe and Dong are wearing theirs and the rest give their excuses😅

– Junhoe’s knowledge of members birthdays is tested: he only remembers Dong’s but members praise him because his margin of error has greatly reduced

– The boys express wishes to be with iKONICs for thousands or even millions of years and hold concerts in heaven😂
They rounded up their VApp so they could have an even more intimate one with fans on their Plus Channel.

You can watch this 2nd Anniversary broadcast on their regular channel with Eng subs now.

http://www.vlive.tv/video/41862

iKON held two Concerts in Nagano yesterday and are scheduled to hold 3 fan meetings in Osaka tomorrow.

Bobby participated in both Concerts then flew back to South Korea for pre recordings for his Inkigayo stage. When done he will rejoin the rest of iKON for the Osaka fan meets tomorrow (please take care, Bobby!)

We wish the boys love, good health, success and prosperity going forward in all their various activities.

Happy Konn2versary❤️


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iKON’s success in Japan important for YGE

In a recent article published by www.khan.co.kr  looking into financial prospects of the big three entertainment companies in South Korea, namely JYP, YG and SM, financial analysts pinpoint iKON as one of YGE’s key artists for the future of the company due to the importance of iKON’s activities in Japan.

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Source article: Naver

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After preforming in Kyorcera and Seibu Prince dome in May and June,  iKON is continuing their tour with 22 planned concerts in September, October and November 2017.

The beginning of KiST: Kony’s island Subbing Team

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This is finally happening! We have been trying to get together an iKONIC subbing team for the last couple of weeks and we can finally reveal them and their official name!

KiST stands for Kony’s island Subbing Team. It is a team dedicated solely to subbing iKON videos from Japanese or Korean to English.

We are currently recruiting more JP/KR to En subbers/timers/encoders. Also, if you are interested but are not familiar with timing or encoding, we will have a training period where one of our KiST members will be training all the members!

The first order of events as KiST is subbing..

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iKON’s JP New Kids: Begin DVD! the team is already working hard trying to sub it (green means it’s complete) and bring it to you guys as quickly as possible so please be a little more patient!

The videos being subbed include:
1 BLING BLING -BEHIND THE SCENES-
2 B-DAY -BEHIND THE SCENES-
3 A-nation 2016 stadium fes. (30分)
4 HOLIDAYS IN JAPAN (40分) (収録予定)

If you are interested in joining the KiST team, please send a DM to @ourkonysisland, we are trying to expand and become big enough to always have subbers active and ready to sub iKON videos!syh0jf2– from the KiST members 

iKON dazzlingly beautiful in DAZED Korea

 

 

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Dazed Korea has released iKON’s pictorial on its Instagram for its September issue. The pictorial spread like a wildfire among iKONICS and we were stunned. Now you have to understand iKONICS, we are not used to boys being styled to look this slick, smooth and all around gorgeous. Their pictorials in Dazed so far were on the weird, unique and edgy side so it is understandable that this left us breathless.

iKON X Calvin Klein Jeans pictorial has the boys featuring Calvin Klein’s new executive director Raf Simons’s first jeans and underwear line. The photo shoot has a definite “Rebel Without a Cause ” feel, exuding a youthful and wild but still classic vibe.

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It seems not only iKONICS were left breathless as many news articles cropped up on the pictorial.

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Noona fans seem to really appreciate this pictorial looking at chosun.com article demographics.

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September issue will also have Jinhwan’s individual pictorial making it a real treat for the iKONICS.

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Now, I did save the best for last.

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iKON tops Oricon Weekly for the Third Time in a Row!

iKON have topped Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album’s Chart for the third consecutive time!


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After proving their overwhelming international popularity by ranking #1 in Oricon charts first with their debut album “Welcome Back,” then with their consecutive Japanese release, the single album “DUMB&DUMBER,” – iKON hit no 1 again with their new mini album “New Kids: Begin” managing to officially establish a chart topping streak in the 2nd biggest music market in the world! 
No wonder they were Japan’s 2016 Rookies of the Year!
The new mini album achieved first place in the weekly chart on August 22nd. Ever since its release on the 16th, the album has received plenty of love topping various charts and selling out of stores quickly.
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After wrapping up their Korean promotions with double title-track “B-Day” and “Bling Bling”, iKON is set to continue touring in Japan with 22 concerts. Their Dome Tour is scheduled to begin in September.

Congratulations to iKON’s on their continuing amazing achievements!

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