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[OP-ED] What's the Most Effective Method to Attaining Mainstream Fame as a Rapper?
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[OP-ED] What's the Most Effective Method to Attaining Mainstream Fame as a Rapper?

Zico sporting hip-hop markers of faux 'authenticity': chains, grillz and tattoos.

What is authentic hip-hop?

Between the underground hip hop scene, rap battle shows, record label trainee auditions, and mainstream idol rappers, it seems like there is no shortage of methods to attain widespread fame as a rapper in the South Korean Music Industry. However, challenges have begun to rear their faces as rappers are beginning to be carefully examined for any negligence to acknowledge their own instances of cultural appropriation by international and domestic fans alike. Xenophobia, or an irrational dislike of people from other countries, exists as a rampant issue in South Koreaand is often times projected onto the genre of Rap and Hip Hop. Frequently, it is thought of as a second-class music genre and subconsciously or purposefully, artists are prone to involving themselves into scandals involving instances of utilizing the "N" word or imitating a 'black voice'. It seems that the way to attain mainstream fame as a rapperis to remain vigilant in understanding those who have set the precedent for the genre before oneself.

CL Features on American Rapper Lil Yachtys Debut Studio Album
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CL Features on American Rapper Lil Yachtys Debut Studio Album

Eagle-eyed fans spotted CLs name in the tracklist for Lil Yachtys first studio album and fans are eating the new track up.

The young rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, has just released his debut studio album titled Teenage Emotions.

Lil Yachtys first album is packed with an unusually large number of tracks—23 to be exact—and features a whopping 10 artists.

The final track on the album caught many fans eyes as it appeared to feature the baddest female herself, CL.

After 9 years together SHINee still makes decisions using this method
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After 9 years together SHINee still makes decisions using this method

Since their debut, the members of SHINee have relied on this one method of making all of their executive decisions.

Back in 2013 during their Everybody promotions, the boys played the game in order to decide who would be wearing lipstick during the encore in order to fulfill their promise.

Even while at the 2014 Golden Disk Awards, the boys were caught playing in order to figure out who would ask the MCs for a sneak peak of the 2014 Daesang winner.

During the 2015 MBC Gayo, SHINee was caught playing in order to see who would have to go up front and dance with the dancers during the finale.

Gong Yoo Candidly Talks About His Fame In CNN Interview
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Gong Yoo Candidly Talks About His Fame In CNN Interview

During his special interview with CNN, Gong Yoo talked about the ups and downs of being a popular actor.

He described some of the downsides of popularity, saying, Actors are exposed to the public a lot. People judge actors based on the way they live, and those images can be reflected in the characters they play. Thats why I try not to reveal my private life.

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I sometimes dont think Im suited to be an actor. Im fine in front of the camera but once I go out in public, I get really shy, he explained.

BTS Begins 2017 Anniversary Festa By Sharing Hints At Whats To Come Through Opening Ceremony Skit
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BTS Begins 2017 Anniversary Festa By Sharing Hints At Whats To Come Through Opening Ceremony Skit

With their fourth anniversary coming up in two weeks, BTS has begun their annual celebration called the BTS Festa!

The group previously released a schedule for their festa that is jam-packed with promised gifts of new content for fans, including choreography videos, photos, and much more.

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On June 1 at midnight KST, they got the party started with an official Opening Ceremony skit, which is a clip featuring the guys talking about what theyve got planned for this year.