MINO - I’m Him

It’s been about a month and some change since Winner’s official debut and their staying power on the chartsdespite promoting at the same time as some heavyweights in the music industryis a surprising turn of events. A surprise that I very much welcome—you only have to take a cursory glance at my tumblrs to see that they tip toward YG artists and that I’ve fallen deep into the Inner Circle.

One of my favourite tracks off 2014 S/S is Mino’s solo song, which is very much akin to the songs he was making during his underground days. It’s a playful track rife with metaphors and a whole lot of wordplay that is reflected in the video (with the most obvious one being 걔/개—hence all the dog references). Speaking of which, Winner’s cameo in this video is precious.

I’m still kinda pressed that some of Mino’s songs were rejected by YG for being “too hiphop” for Winnerand yet he criticized Mino back in January on Winner TV for not writing songs in his own style? Like, make up your mind, YG. I realize Winner doesn’t really fit the swag-swag image (which is fine by me), and since the other members are also heavily involved in the song creation process, there’s gonna be some give and take. But I just hope he continues to have an outlet to do the hiphop stuff alongside Winner’s career.

For their next album, I hope YG loosens the reins on Winner, and allow them more creative freedomthis goes for all of his artists, really, and not just his favourites. (I still side-eye him for vetoing Taeyang’s album that was once heading in the direction of “Love You To Death” AKA MY FAVE SONG OFF “RISE” UGGGH.)

mino    song minho    i'm him    winner    music    jams    tw: flashing lights    

Winner sings Tonight live on the radio, I let out the strangest squeal that only animals can detect.

winner    tonight    이 밤    볼륨을 높여요    music    jams    


Omari Dixon, Emmanuel Lawal, April Alexander, Kae Kae -  ’The Origin’ 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jo’lene Henry

PRINT DESIGN: Katarina Voloder

DESIGNERS: Stephanie Ghoussain, Katrin Salem, Samuella Palmer

MAKE-UP: Gina Blondell

HAIR: Aaron Blondell

Omari Dixon    Emmanuel Lawal    April Alexander    Kae Kae    Stephanie Ghoussain    Katrin Salem    Samuella    Fashion    suit game is tight    



VIA: taehyunss
My bias you guys    Mino    Song Minho    Winner    heeeeey    
VIA: minotasan
mino    song minho    winner    hey bias hey    yg winner    your face i like it    queued    heeeeey    

The Ansaris and the Carters at Yeezus last weekend. When my mom asked for this photo, @Beyonce said “It would be an honor.” Amazing. Happy Bey Day. Also shout out to my parents who I love very much.


The Ansaris and the Carters at Yeezus last weekend. When my mom asked for this photo, @Beyonce said “It would be an honor.” Amazing. Happy Bey Day. Also shout out to my parents who I love very much.

happy beyday    best beyday post    


we will always be here for you. until whenever.
060819 - now.
VIA: usabigbang ORIGINALLY FROM: 89ner
8igbang    until whenever    bigbang    i feel so lucky to have seen them twice live    waving my crownstick around today and dancing to the discography    

Clazziquai Project - Madly

Their recent singles have turned up the funk levels a few notches. I play this often and pretend that summer is still a thing in Toronto 2014.

clazziquai project    madly    clazziquai    클래지콰이 프로젝트    k-indie    music    summer jams    not that I miss our humid summers it just feels very autumnal lately    


So much love and power to Black mothers in America and Palestinian mothers in the West Bank and Gaza.

You all are so brave, so resilient and so beautiful. Raising children and creating homes of love in perpetual warzones. Utterly indebted, this world owes you so much more.

VIA: angrywocunited ORIGINALLY FROM: maarnayeri

WINNER - Empty

I can’t believe they’ve finally debuted! I looooove this song. Mid-tempo rnb jam, I am here for you. (I’m still smiling at the fact that Bobby/Hanbin collaborated with Mino on it—I love both groups to bits, so all their interactions warm my cold cold heart.)

I didn’t know what to expect with the album, since all five members have such distinct musical tastes/influences and they’re very hands-on with the production/composition/writing etc. Up until this morning, I was pretty nervous about how their debut would sound like and if it would be cohesive (not really a big fan of patchwork kpop songs sooo). I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they’ve found a happy medium between them all. It’s a pretty solid kpop album as far as I’m concerned.

Of my other faves: I love the fuller electro version of Smile Again so much more than the one they made on WIN. Tonight is a chill slowjam with a very saxy solo. Gimme Mino’s solo MV right now. Love Is A Lie is an electropop track that reigns supreme and I don’t care what anyone else says.

winner    yg winner    empty    crrrrryyyyyiiinnnngggg    music    summer jams    

Kanye West - Bound 2 (feat. Charlie Wilson) live at Jools Holland

never furget this    kanye west    bound 2    charlie wilson    jools holland    can't wait til xmas when we bust bound 2 out for karaoke again    music    summer jams    
VIA: topkun
bound to faaaaaallllll in love    the video does not exist nope    kanye west    

MNEK - Every Little Word

mnek    every little word    summer jams    music    mnek forever    


Daehyun Kim

daehyun kim    moonassi    무나씨    김대현    visual art    illustration    

Janelle Monáe - Electric Lady

janelle monáe    janelle monae    electric lady    music    summer jams    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay