Welcome to K-Stop, Fuse's K-pop podcast and the No. 1 destination for fun, insightful commentary on the biggest K-pop news, music, issues, and beyond.
Every Wednesday, we'll deliver you a fresh episode, in which hosts Jeff Benjamin and Tina Xu will not only dish on the latest in the scene, but also respond to the topics that are important to you and the K-pop community at large.
Check out all the music and artists we talk about in our Episode 19 YouTube playlist and read on for more on this week's topics:
This week we discuss...
-This disbandment of longtime favorites 4Minute and have a mourning period to reflect on the group and their music
-Younha's girl-power anthem "Get It?," featuring Wonder Girls' Yenny (a.k.a. Ha:tfelt) and Cheetah
-EXO's pop-powerhouse comeback with their Ex'act album, featuring "Monster" and "Lucky One"
-Wheesung's unexpectedly slick comeback track "Hold Over" featuring EXID's LE
Plus in our Deep Cuts section, we take a look at a curious trend we noticed at Fuse where several K-pop stars began deleting their social media posts when sharing grievances about the victims in the Orlando hate crimes. G-Dragon, Wonder Girls' Yubin and 2AM's Jo Kwon all removed posts with gay iconography in it and we're asking question about what's going on. As always, we'll count down the K-pop songs shaking up the U.S. iTunes charts, respond to listener comments and give you insider tea you can't find anywhere else.
Vote on your favorite new release from the week until next week's episode when we'll reveal the winner!
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Listen to last week's episode featuring discussion on EXID, U-Kiss, Heize and more: