I have never been to any other concert than those featuring Korean artists. And I haven’t listened to Western music in such a long while, too. But 2017 and 2018 were really nice to me that I was introduced to some indie musicians from the US and UK that I liked. Wanderland is an annual arts and music festival in Manila and they usually invite … Continue reading The Experience : Wanderland MUsic Festival 2019
With tons of songs released in 2018, it is really hard to choose the top ones. If TKL Sha shared her list made up of RnB tracks, check out TKL Cessa’s best picks for 2018 that are mostly hiphop. “I’m Sick” – Balming Tiger Balming Tiger has blown 2018 away for sure, bothering us with their music videos, but showing us what their music is … Continue reading TheLoyalist : 2018 Picks by TKL Cessa
The year 2018 was full of amazing releases. We’re counting down the best based on our team’s choices. Here we go with TKL Sha’s favorite songs released this year and definitely stuck with her until now. “Lay Your Head On Me” – Crush This song was released as part of Crush’s introduction to the US market. I appreciate it so much for being a song … Continue reading TheLoyalist : 2018 Picks by TKL Sha
Through the years, The KHOP Loyalist has always worked alone. TKL Cessa has always managed the blog and social media accounts all on her own. We don’t complain, but there are tasks where we need help. During the DEAN x SAAY concert in Manila, our first ever media gig representing the blog, we needed help in taking photos. And here comes the part where we … Continue reading TheLoyalist: Meet Our New Teammate, Sha!
Recently, in a very shocking way, news came out that rapper CJamm was reported to have been booked for drug use. It was said that he was arrested for the suspicion of usage and said that he tried it out of curiosity. Humorously, the rapper took to his Instagram 3 hours before the news came out that his last post would be “a recording before … Continue reading TheLoyalist: Drug Raps List? Who’s Next?
In the latest episode of Olltii’s 7INDAYS, Justhis was the guest rapper. And as usual, they freestyle rap about anything under the sun. Exciting. But not until Justhis’ third verse where he dissed Vismajor, dropping names such as Nucksal, TK, Don Mills and Deepflow. Heat. And of course, VMC wouldn’t leave a diss unanswered. They barely do. In Justhis’ diss, he started that he “is … Continue reading VMC x Justhis Beef? Here’s Our Take On It
It’s no secret that we love K-Indie. And it is definitely no secret that one of our favorite bands in South Korea is NELL. So when NELL announced a new single, we were really expecting nothing but the best. But when the teaser for “Today (오늘은) dropped revealing that it was a collaboration with Groovyroom, we flipped! I consider it a sin when people who … Continue reading TheLoyalist: Why We Love NELL and Groovyroom’s Collaboration “Today”
October was a pretty good month for us. We’ve had more visitors and connections than ever. And added to that are some questions left by some on the search box. So here we are answering them, all for your pressure. “Is G2 from Texas?” Yes. He is. He’s Korean but was raised in Texas, USA. As far as we know, he started rapping there before … Continue reading TKL Questions!
“How well do you remember Korean Hiphop artists?” This was a question that was raised as I was talking to a mutual on SNS. It started with the comment of how “wack” the scene has become this year. I commented that I don’t know if that was a good or bad thing. I just really didn’t know. But the conversation then shifted to how there … Continue reading TheLoyalist: Do I Remember Them Well?
It’s no secret towards Tiger JK fans that he spends a great amount of time on Twitter, speaking his mind and interacting with his fans, including all the memes he shares and laughs at, too. So when Tiger JK was online on October 11th, fans were just happy to see him. Not until he started ranting about a lot of things, including SMTM6. Tiger JK started … Continue reading Want A Good Amount of Tea? Tiger JK Gave Us That
Have you recently just watched your favorite artist live in concert? Or maybe you happened to drop by a club in Korea and enjoyed a showcase? If you have and you’re dying to tell everyone about it, then let The KHOP Loyalist become your platform! Here’s how to do it!. • Send in your experience in words (in English as much as possible) through email … Continue reading TKL Notice: It’s Time For Fans To Share Their Concert Experiences!
This post is to open up the topic after my tweet last week picked up a lot of reactions. I wasn’t able to explain further because I’v been occupied with a lot of things. It’s not really the whole of Cohort that’s come into YG. And it’s not even the label itself. It’s just Bryan Chase and The Black Label, a subsidiary of YG. Around … Continue reading TheLoyalist: Cohort in YG?
It’s been a while since my last notice post. It makes me miss you guys so much. HAHA! I just wanted to keep you guys updated with what we’ve been up to. First, it was sad when I wasn’t able to see Monsta X last year. Oh well. You guys know I work so not much of my time is really in my hands. But … Continue reading TKL Notice Being Back!
Just recently, Zion.T has dropped his album “OO”. Other than his title track “The Song” receiving quite the attention, his collaborative track with GDragon “Complex” has also caught everyone’s attention, first because of GD, second because of the message of the song. It has become an issue that people view this song as a “diss” towards idols (source). Fans, of course, were just as quick … Continue reading TheLoyalist: “Complex” Zion.T ft. GDragon
Early 2016, I’ve already heard of rumors that some promoters were planning to bring AOMG to the Philippines. But with the schedules of each of their artists, it became impossible to have them do a show here. However, near the middle of November, great news got my my way. It isn’t a secret that I handle the AOMG fanbase here in the Philippines. Around that … Continue reading TheLoyalist : #JayParkinMNL & K-Beauty Party Got Lit!