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 where 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 39 YouTube playlist and read on for more on this week's topics:
This week we discuss...
-Blackpink's double-title track comeback with "Play With Fire" and "Stay" off their Square Two EP
-The return of Block B's hip-hop unit Block B - Bastarz with "Make It Rain," produced by DEAN
-Taeyeon's new digital single "11:11"
Plus in our Deep Cuts section, we discuss the reveal that B.A.P leader Bang Yongguk will be sitting out of the group's upcoming Noir comeback due to dealing with panic attacks and how mental health is addressed in the K-pop scene. 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.
What Was Your Favorite K-Pop Release From Episode 39?
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Listen to last week's episode featuring discussion on Twice, Jay Park, Hyolyn, Far East Movement and more: