BToB's First Christmas. Melodies first Christmas. :) I love ya'll.
 
 
BEST ROOKIES for 2012~~

These kids are the best rookies for me and seeing BToB perform with BAP on one stage was just...awesome. I wish I know more about BAP, but i haven't heard anything bad about them.


The opening was a hook. Strong opening and the energy just lasted till the end (Why do I feel like I'm judging a dance battle...?LOL). And Ilhoon's rap...wow, got respect for you there kid. BAP's old school dance music was also daebak, I mean growing up during the 90s and loving RunDMC's osund, wow. THis is truly a must watch.

THIS IS JUST A PHASE.  Just a phase. Just a phase.
ENOUGH SAID.
disclaimer: I don't own the pictures!
..and this is a nice Christmas gift PENIEL! we will be waitin (impatiently!really!this is overdue!)!!! But you reppin the rappers is just good. finally, PENIEL RAPPING. on his own. in english. 
Just a wrap up to track back.
 
 
It's a happy birthday to me. I love when people close to my heart greets me. Yes, disappointments ~waiting for certain people to greet...but yeah, I'm blessed with the people I have now in my life. Super.

And I got some of the bestest gifts ever! Greetings and love. Smiling noona here.

now, if Changsub tweets about anything--this day would be more than perfect.

THANK YOU!

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CHANGSUB PIN/MIRROR keychain

And a vid: my own TWEETY CHANGSUB BIRD! <<< click here if the vid is not working 

 
 
I was planning to do a wrap-up about BToB but I'm just overwhelmed. So pardon me for being so random...


SEE ANY DIFFERENCE? LOL
Ilhoon's the Queen Bee. Sungjae's a sweetie. Peniel...his name was Penelope, right? 
Don't get defeated from your self. < there's a clearer version of this...i'm looking for it. but hey! so nice right!
 
 
I dig rappers and I love this interview cut of Minhyuk.

[Trans] Epop Magazine BtoB Minhyuk Cut

Here are the few Q&A  I love the most: 

Q: We heard you have participated in album productions since the first BtoB mini album! 
MH: Yes I have~ I participated in and 's rap production. I recorded the guide to 's rap for Peniel, however when the producer heard it, he just used the guide in the album, I really regret not doing a better job when recording the guide. 

Q: When did you begin learning to rap?
MH: I have been rapping since I was in high school~ after that I took up rapping as one of my hobby, and gradually learn more about rapping, and that was how it eventually became one of my strengths. 

Q: Everyone says that you are the 'visual' in the group!
MH: This would mean that my looks have been acknowledged by everyone~ haha! My aim would be for to think about me first whenever someone mentions about btob~  (I think, ILhoon aims for this too?)

Q: What would you like to practice more in the future?
MH: I hope to improve on my Korean skills. Although this may sound a little funny, but this is the reality. Before our first debut stage, I was learning English, and practicing for our hallyu stages, but I realized that I needed my Korean skills to be better, as it is crucial in expressing when writing lyrics and raps.  (Nationalism. Passion. Professionalism. I respect Minhyuk more because of this. He ain't my bias in the group but he's one of my fave rappers now. Leveling up towards my main one who's Tablo/EpikHigh.)


not much here. I just want to document this so I can trackback and remind me of his awesomeness. He's a smart kid and im really looking forward to what he'll do great in the future. as long as they stay humble, they'll be fine.
 
 
I knew it. You'd be a real distraction! I'm so not ready for you, kid! Can you let a year pass before you gettin the "hottie" status? So, I guess, you've outshine dear leader's rank. You now my number 2! Or First, when you make me forget Changsub exists.

Don't go manly yet. Please?
That jawline's gonna be the death of me.. you confusing me really. cutie, hottie~~~wae????

CHANGSUB! tell me that tattoo now! And i'll be back!
 
 
Finally, I found time to get this on the roll. I had this in mind for quite some time now and I knew I have to spend hours just to get this done, and I wanted it on one-sitting only. But sadly, it took me days to finish.

A short intro. People asking me to link them to some BtoB videos or songs, what would I recommend or what would be the best to get to know them. It should be as easy as 1, 2, 3 really ~ I could link them to all of their videos within the minute, spam their twitter accounts with links or spazz on their FB timelines with every video/song feels. But! But! But! That ain’t the right way. Even I would feel overwhelmed and decide not to bother checking them all out. And for someone not that familiar with Born to Beat and clicking on the wrong link (meaning not to their liking), it’ll definitely be a turn-off.

Don’t get me wrong, we are all different when it comes to music. Even in one idol group we have our own biases -for they are the ones that suites our tastes. Quick example: Beast – I personally, instantly like Doojoon and Junhyeung. Obvious answer, Rappers.

And so, this was how I got hook into BtoB (I know I’ve mentioned it a lot of times in my previous blogs): one of my closest friend linked me to Minhyuk’s pre-debut songs. The HEOTA ones, his Sporty Dog days. I can’t exactly remember which one but she linked me two to three SD* songs~ I guess she was confident I would love it all. She was right and good. I was spazzing after that and even DLed and included some on my eternal playlist (personal music playlist I never, ever erase). She knew I love rappers and breathes hip-hop music. I didn't even know Minhyuk (Heota for me that time) was a BtoB member and didn't really get a chance to get a good look on his face for I was on mobile phone when I listened to his songs. And, I wasn't even that familiar with BtoB (I’d read it as “bi-tob”).

I’ve seen my friends’ tweets to their account @OFFICIALBTOB and I remember watching their first vid when they debuted with Insane. I simply wasn’t a fan back then and I was actually trying to block all new artists since KPop is just, inconsistent? A lot of changes and new stuffs EVERYDAY. I’d rather stick to my old fandoms and have enough of their drama (not really a bad thing).

Andhie
a proud MELODY, 7/2012

READ THE NOTE and SCROLL DOWN TO THE TOPIC YOU'D BE MOST LIKELY INTERESTED and SHARE :)

Important NOTE: This is my OWN list and OPINION. This is how I’m going to suggest Born To Beat/BToB to people who wanted to learn more about our dear boys.  This may be, or yeah, bias-oriented. You are most welcome to share this and I’d really appreciate if you don’t take it out as your own. AGAIN, we have our own ways of introducing them to our peers~ since you know your friends best.

If you're into RAPPERS!

Heota, Heota, Heota

Minhyuk's the first one I got to know. And it'll be cool to listen to his pre-debut days- basically his high school days with his friends. He was a member of Sporty Dogs, a trio composed of MC강, Heota, and Esota. He’s usually the main vocals but when this kid RAPS ~ you know he knows what he’s up to. He does freestyling and writes his own lyrics...but sometimes his cuteness clashes his rapper-look.
I’m into rappers that’s how I can be easily lure into a group, "lemme hear the rapper".

My faves: 
Song For You http://www.4shared.com/video/rVlAoV6C/PREDEBUT_Song_for_You_-_Minhyu.html 
Kim Heosong: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5jdonbc3zz8ebj8
여전히with Kyung & Zico (BLOCK B)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGn1AMTnRpE 

Here are the other DL links:
Beautiful Love Song http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?61bsj1y303saf4o 
Friend’s Confession: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?j6jl9run8kiv5ks
Only You (2PM) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh2F81m3pHE

You can check most of the SPORTY DOGS songs on this link: http://soundcloud.com/joel-park/tracks and I’m highly suggesting you subscribe and support the account holder of this soundcloud. I guess, this meant to be share? So, you can DL here but it’ll be nice to drop a hi or appreciation to him as well.

3 rappers

Minhyuk's actually a part of the RAPPER-LINE, together with Peniel and Ilhoon. He's not the main rapper though, Ilhoon got that part. Peniel's more on the RAP/SING/TALK in English part. Minhyuk's pretty much on the vocal/rap category since he's so good on both.
Click here for full launching show.
Sources:  xlxchossychiccxlx / btominhyuk btob / officialbtobph / joel park-soundcloud / OfficalBtoBChannel

Quick Links for the VOCAL-LINE
Eunkwang, Changsub, Hyunsik, Sungjae (Pre-debut & Recent)

EUNKWANG : Cracks of a Broken Heart  / Babo / Love Virus (with Yoo SeongEun)
CHANGSUB : Performance at MMA / Be Alright (with Yoseob, G.Na, Gayoon) 
HYUNSIK : Performance at Uni / My Story (fancam LQ)
SUNGJAE : One (cut) / Strange

Disclaimer: I didn't upload the vids. Searched in YouTube.

If you're into technicalities.

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ALBUM
Album : [Mini Album] Press Play
Song Artist : BTOB (비투비)
Release Date : 2012.09.12

01. Press Play (Feat. G.NA)
02. WOW
03. 사랑밖에 난 몰라
04. U & I
05. Stand Up
06. My Girl


My fave ALBUM out of the 2 released Mini-Albums. I recommend this one if one's tired Not that they have much but it indeed gave the 90's vibe I've always wanted. My genre, I guess. Shows my real age, right? 

Press Play (featuring G.NA!~ so nice! Gives me my Heota feels, and 사랑밖에 난 몰라 too, not the ordinary KPop song. 
WORTH THE MONEY. Though I got mine as a gift, 'cause I got the best friends in the world, knowing what I love before I get 'em!


MUSIC VIDEO. The WOW song is something to be proud of. They’ve never failed performing it live on their promotions and each performance was just something to look forward to. They’re having so much fan and got crazy tactics in the end. 
It's got the 90's catchy beat, really mood-uplifting.
Click here for Dance version MV.
source: Bubblefeetmusicch5 / OfficialBtoBChannel
AND! The WOW choreo was recognized by Mr. Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson’s choreographer). He loved the New Jack Swing that the boys did. Here was the tweet Convo with Peniel and some fans as well:
SONGS. I'm no song-expert, so I'll be listing them on how they affect my mood. 

KPop-py feel: Insane / Irresistable lips 
90s vibe/Fresh: WOW 사랑밖에 난 몰라
Feel good/Uplifters: Monday to Sunday / My Girl  (Girl-Swayer songs)
                                       Press Play 
source: OfficialBtoBChannel

If you're into facade / characters:
(listed as...idk too.)

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Minhyuk’s an eye catcher. Self-proclaimed “face of the group” ~ can be certified. This kid got good packs: from his biceps to his abs. Though, height-wise ~ he’s the smallest. Kinda strict among his members, second eldest, and truly an umma who takes good care of them.

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Hyunsik. His eyes, smile, and eye-smile are literally melting.  He’s a tease, really – days and months of observance will tell one why. Can play a number of instruments, freestyle rap. SEXY, if he should be described in one word. I guess, he knows he’s got the looks and can surely use it to his advantage. 

Enough Said.

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Ilhoon, sexy baby. A sexy looking baby. This kid is a rapper who does “Kiyomi”-so cute., and just another confusing one. He gives the GD-vibe. Started as a soft-flabby-tofu but now a hot one. Changes hairstyle drastically, that he can only carry. He’s a bit on the naggy-side and uncomfortable with skinship. And his most prominent body part? The “pits”, soft as a baby’s own. *squishy squishy ilhoonie*

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Sungjae, cutest giant maknae. First look, Seo In Guk. The youngest and the tallest. He’s got a unique laugh that can be easily recognized as his. His height is his advantage, since he’s always last in line for being the maknae. He’s different when on stage and being his usual. Emotions wash his face with his every line of a song but a typical sweet-cruel maknae when they’re fooling around. He's, idk, super hot on stage but super cute when not.


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Peniel, the statue. Literally. From Chicago, baby. (…thinks…) Most would say he’s kinda boring- with his short answers and often bland ones. But he’s interesting when it’s the “PenJae” (Peniel-Sungjae) skinship. His voice is quite high for his physique. Food LOVER~ junkfood and sweets! And OH-EM-GEE for his candid-fan-shots, he’s damn almost perfect. The structure of his face and his low fave V-neck shirts are just to die for.  His innocent smile and warm eyes are prominent as well. **His family is most vocal when it comes to support. His father interacts with the fans through social media sites and shares young Peniel achievements as well.

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Eunkwang, the “leader”, I’m quoting it since often times I feel like he’s not.  He does comedic acts, some an epic fail. Donald Duck and a monkey impersonator, laughable. But he’s the sweetest appa, ever. Not really a head turner? But he’s got his moments (a lot of it) when one would see his HOTness. Probably it’s his sharp eyes? Vampiric smile? Cheeky-bone? Soft-smirks? I’m not spazzing yet, right?

*please check Important Note at the start: bias-centered* 
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Changsub, the bias-wrecker. Snow-white skin, scarred with a tattoo on his back – which he still not revealing what’s written on it. Got little red-friends on his face but he’s one confident man, drowsy eyes, cute round nose, pouty lips that does odd-pouts. I can’t get a word that would be a fit description of his voice, high pitched, maybe? Random , weird, crazy, bad boy~ he can be easily described in one word, really.  Cellphone-lover? plays the drum, freestyle rap. I guess, he’s also a charmer- he can sway the audience to follow him. 


If you're into variety shows first.

Getting to Know: 
SBS MTV DIARY: Channel List
Sik's Sense: Eng sub / Raw (List)

Guesting:
GURUPOP SHOW: Part 1 / Part 2
Weekly Idol: BToB 

Extra:
Ilhoon's Kiyomi Cuts: Helium Cut / Weekly Idol (BTOB) / Weekly Idol (Miss A) / GURUPOP

NOTE: They've done MCing and DJing as well. Search for Mihyuk and Sungjae's THE SHOW, Eunkwang's STUDIO C, and Peniel/Sungjae Fun Fun Radio. They have other guesting ~ but i don't want to list it down to avoid overwhelming.

Disclaimer: I didn't upload the vids. Searched on YouTube. Please acknowledge the uploaders.


RECOMMENDED FAN SITES/TWITTER
these are accounts/sites I follow

Changsub
Twenty7 ( @_twenty7 ) -source of great pics and vids

Peniel 
@PenielShin (hiatus) / PENIELISM :  weebly / twitter 
Peniel's Famiy: Dad / Sis / Brother-in-Law

Eunkwang 
witheunkwang.com ( @witheunkwang ) / 
seoeunkwang.com ( @sek_com )

Minhyuk
 @WithLeeMinHyuk / 허타 베이비  (@901129_net)/ HUTASIDE (@hutaside_tw)

Sungjae
 Sungjae Int'l fanbase / SIXTAR ( @sixtar_6 )

*I'll be updating this part, I'm honestly looking for good sites for the other members. 
MORE FANSITES
CUBICBEATZ
website / twitter

BTOBUPDATES
website / twitter

TheTripleNet
website twitter

**
Glitter Boy ( @glitter_boy_ ) 
source of great pics and vids

BTOB Int'l Fanpage

@verbena22  (Korean, English Subber)

@maomao_yingnuna / @urB2TYfulMELODY / @MartLeeTW

@BToVIXX (Always updated with BToB/VIXX)

Disclaimer: I am not officially affiliated with some of the links. I am just a fan, following sites with good updates and not just  RTing stuffs. 
Thank You for checkin' this out. Hopin' this page is a help. I'd love to update this page if you have something to share. Thanks again!

Disclaimer: General. I don't own the vids and pics. Googled everthing. Credits to those who owns the pictures/vids.
 

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