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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.

Seventeen's 'Al1' becomes the idol album with 2nd highest first-week sales in 2017
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Seventeen's 'Al1' becomes the idol album with 2nd highest first-week sales in 2017

Seventeen keeps growing.

The boys' most recent 'Al1' is their most sold album yet, with 192,399 first-week sales compared to the 131,998 first-week sales of their last mini album 'Going Seventeen'. This puts them at 2nd highest idol first-week sales in 2017, and 10th highest idol first-week sales of all time.

SEE ALSO: [MVAlbum Review] Seventeen -- 'Al1

Congratulations to Seventeen.

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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.

'Produce 101' season 2's controversial method of standing trainees on the streets to test popularity comes to light
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'Produce 101' season 2's controversial method of standing trainees on the streets to test popularity comes to light

After the latest episode of Mnet's 'Produce 101' season 2, the controversial 'Popularity Test' carried out by the show last week has come to light. 

About a day before the concept evaluation stages took place last week, some of the trainees were instructed to stand out in the streets, mostly nearby subway station entrances and exits, to see if people would recognize them by name. If approaching passersby could not say the name of the trainee standing there, they had to advertise themselves by doing some sort of PR whether it was dance, singing, etc. 

Cosmic Girls top album sales with 'Happy Moment'
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Cosmic Girls top album sales with 'Happy Moment'

Cosmic Girlshave taken the #1 spot in album sales!

The girls' first full album 'Happy Moment' was just released, and it's #1 on Hanteo's daily and real-time charts. Starship Entertainmentsaid, "We are very happy to see that fans like the album that the girls worked hard on. We are sincerely thankful and promise to continue working hard."

SEE ALSO: Cosmic Girls are 'Happy' to cheer in new MV!

Cosmic Girls will have their first comeback on 'M! Countdown' this June 8, and then continue throughout the music shows over the weekend.