B.A.P, Bang Yong-guk, Zelo, ONE SHOT
K-Pop Mixtape: B.A.P SidesA rookie group with a whole lot of clout, B.A.Pthrust onto the K-Pop scene last year and have seen unmeasurable success.
From their breakout single "Warrior" to the massive hit second EP, One Shot, their fame and recognition does not seem to be slowing any time soon.
The versatile six-member hip-hop group from South Korea is about to wrap-up their sold out US leg of the Live on Earthtour as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and have already played west coast shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as a concert in Washington DC.The guys are now ready for their final performance this weekend in New York City at the Best Buy Theater.
With their 'tough guy' looks, strong dancing skills, and hit songs, B.A.P (Best Absolute Perfect) entertain and excite their audiences and truly up to their namesake.
To celebrate their performances in the US, and to give a run-down for fans who were not lucky enough to score tickets for the American tour (or even those who did), this K-Pop Mixtape will run through the B.A.P songs every fan should know.
The first single was released to the world in January 2012, and instantly everyone knew B.A.P was a force to be reckoned with.
"Power" was the group's April 2012 comeback song and was released as a single album.Shortly after going on sale, the initial batch of 30,000 copies sold out.
B.A.P released their second EP in February of this year and it turned out to be just as powerful, if not more so, than their first."One Shot" shot to the top of the charts and earned the group international recognition.
"Never Give Up"
Before B.A.P debuted, leader Bang Yong-guk and Zelo already had a sub-unit formed."Never Give Up" was released in November 2011 as a sort of prequel to the full group's first official release.
The second single from the latest EP release, "Rain Sound," breaks things down a bit and allows the individual members to show off their charisma.
"Dancing in the Rain"
This track from the No Mercy EP sounds a bit different from other songs from B.A.P.It is a catchy tune that channels their "boy band" side and proves that they really are a versatile group able to change tones and the drop of a hat.
"What the Hell"
From the Power single album, "What the Hell" draws on some heavy rock riffs and powerful vocals - a song that energizes and entices one to hit the 'replay' button.
"Secret Love" was written by B.A.P leader Bang Yong-guk (who actually writes lyrics for a majority of the group's tracks) and features vocals from Song Jieun of SECRET.
One of the additional tracks added to the No Mercy repackaged EP, Crash, "I Remember" is performed by Bang Yong-guk featuring fellow group member Daehyun.
And to end this mixtape on a strong note, "No Mercy" is over-flowing with swag.Enough said.