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This week we have a short episode due to the righteous fear of SNSD. Luckily there were very few comebacks to speak of this week and we were able to discuss other, more serious matters.

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United Cube Concert in London on for two shows starting December 6th at the O2 Brixton Academy Tickets will be available at the end of the month through Live Nation.
Aziatix to embark on a 9 city US tour after wrapping up their Japanese tour.

YG News

Daesung will return to the stage after 6 months through the YG Family Concert in December.
Only three members of Big Bang to perform at K-Pop Super Concert in Busan.
Big Bang’s TOP named as a contender for the lead in Absolute Boyfriend alongside Kim Ha Neul.

JYJ still will not be allowed to perform on KBS’ Music Bank.

MC Mong doesn’t want to return as an entertainer, but wants “to live as a human being”.

Younha’s trial date vs. Lion Media confirmed for the 28th of October.

Debuts/Comebacks/New Releases:

AB Entertainment reveals that Shinsadong Tiger intends to debut his own girl group “WT” in 2012.
Tablo releases part one of his album, “Fever’s End”. The second half is to be released on November 1st.
U-KISS releases new version of Someday.
Shinhwa to make their comeback on March 24th, 2012, the group’s 14th anniversary.

Secret releases their first full length album “Moving in Secret”

SNSD releases “The Boys”

Bekah shares a little honesty with us.

Free Talk:

Idol Rappers, who really needs them?

Since Noelle isn’t really interested in Hiphop, I do my best to carry on the discussion singlehandedly.  ”Rapper” has been an ubiquitous in Kpop dating as far back as H.O.T if not even further, but the question remains “Is it really necessary”?  We’ve discussed before how disrespectful we believe it is to assign a trainee that possesses merely adequate singing ability the position of rapper, and it’s quite obvious the difference between someone who was trained to rap and someone who raps out of love for the genre.  Keep in mind as you hear this that I’m no expert, but I do love hiphop.

Big Bang – Goodbye Baby

Block B – Tell them

Wonder Girls – So Hot

Miss A – Goodbye Baby

SISTAR – Push Push

2PM – Heartbeat

Shinee – Lucifer

Teen Top – Don’t Spray the Perfume

B1A4 – Beautiful Target

F(x) – Lachata

VNT – Sound, Ye, Ye, Ye

T-ARA – Like the First Time

5Dolls – Like This or That

Opening Song: Girls’ Generation – The Boys (English Ver.)
Insert Song: Tablo – Airbag (feat. Naul of Brown Eyed Soul)
Closing Song: Hyorin – Who You Are to Me (Glory Jane OST)

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