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).

a proud MELODY, 7/2012


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 
Kim Heosong:
여전히with Kyung & Zico (BLOCK B) 

Here are the other DL links:
Beautiful Love Song 
Friend’s Confession:
Only You (2PM)

You can check most of the SPORTY DOGS songs on this link: 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.

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.)

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.

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.

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*

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.

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.

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* 
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)

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

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.

these are accounts/sites I follow

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

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

Eunkwang ( @witheunkwang ) / ( @sek_com )

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

 Sungjae Int'l fanbase / SIXTAR ( @sixtar_6 )

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

website / twitter

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.

WOW. It's Eunkwang's turn. I didn't know he's got some eye problem here. Anyway, got some laughtrip 'coz of Hyunsik's outfit~ he could carry it but still. :)

And Ilhoon's pits are just ENVY of the MANY.

Another FUN FUN PERFORMANCE from our dear boys. Ofcourse, my eyes were on Changsub when I played it again.

Hope they perform live one more track from the Press Play Album. All track were superb.

This kid.
A rapper with a good singing voice. Can freestyle rap. Can dance. Can do aegyo... Full of confidence. Such a talented kid. He was the first member (BToB) I knew, thanks to @urB2TYfulMELODY. 

Press Play (Ft. G.NA) was always on loop on my music player. The whole song calms me down, the beat's so fine, and the mash of their voices (including G.Na) were so great. But when it comes to Minhyuk's part ~ I'm really listening to Heota.

I'm biased when it comes to great rappers. I'm glad Minhyuk likes TOP...and I'm not sure why he wants to meet him badly. I know they would meet soon. I bet he'd asked for TOP's signature... I wish they could do a collab....and Minhyuk gives me some Epik High feels I so miss. I wish I could hear more of his own composition, or more adlibs, on-the-spot rapping. WITS and LOOKS. WOW.

Supporting this kid for a a lifetime and a day! SUPPORTING THEM ALL, HWAITING BTOB!


BOYS IN WHITE~ please, my weakness.
I can't find any HD link yet...if you got one, kindly share please? :)

SO, this perf. I LOVE IT! Cause i get to see a lot of Changsub here. AND HIM ON SKATEBOARDS! i know it's no bigdeal, but it adds to the list of his WOWness.

Our Ilhoon still got the same SWAG feel that I so love. Great JOB that they made him do the opening. He certainly catches attention. This kid gave me the same vibes as Minhyuk does to me ~confusion for being CUTE and RAPPING. It so fitted them.
AND EUNKWANG was just having so much Energy and FUN in here. Right from the very start till the end he's got his 'HYPER MODE ON'. 

AND Peniel's more SWAGGISH here. I guess he's more comfortable now? Proud of him. Hyunsik and Sungjae were still as fresh as ever. While Minhyuk was all being sexy up there. :) I enjoyed this one. Especially when Minhyuk ruffled Sungjae's hair then Changsub pushed him. Like nothing happened. My playful boys. :))) LOVE YOU BTOB!
*love it more for the fact that CHANGSUB got a lot of shots here. His screetime dancing, that's what I need and WANT! 
I mean how the boys performed and not really how MuBank shot it.  And the FanChant was much more louder TOO! GO MELODIES!

Ilhoon's opening was much stronger and I was quite surprise with my Changsub doing some moves at the start~ I haven't noticed his straight bob hair yet. But it was really nice on him. Eunkwang was so much confident in here and his facial expressions were just flirty. Sungjae, our maknae looks so fresh here. AND OH Hyunsik, biting those lips and in a really tight shirt~lovin it. Peniel and Minhyuk were just lookin hot equally.  Them wearing the jacketshoot clothes were also nice, gives them their indi-personality.  

Eunkwang's laugh was  also heartwarming when Ilhoon lost his balance and he caught him :) So natural. I'M JUST LOVING THEM MORE AND MORE.
changsub at the start
oh dear sungjae~
They were just a BLISS to look at...:) They were having so much FUN. That's how it should be. Yes, they're still a rookie but one of the best out there!

Vocals-wise, getting better. Getting-there. Here's an HD LINK: 
I enjoyed reading/spazzing/tweeting with my co-MELODIES about this. LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE GREAT PERFS FROM OUR DEAR BOYS!

*I wish they would perform PRESS PLAY with G.NA too~ it's a really cool song.
I'm so happy for them, BTOB. They look so young and comfy on stage-especially cute and sexy.
And changsub's expressions were just so priceless. I love them all here...

I just have to say that I'm glad they didn't go with the 90s fashion LOL. Oh you know, baggy jeans and so loose shirts and boring hairstyles. SO GLAD FOR TIGHT JEANS, jackets and colorful outfits. 

CHANGSUB's WEARING PENIEL'S PANTS RIGHT? :) just looks hot on both of them.

will always be updating this entry for new WOW teasers only


When I first saw this:

I instantly had these in mind:

Dara Park (Cass)

Then this:

Then CUBE ENT. released this:

So, again, I had these in mind:

but i don't really care where they got the idea...because with just this:

c: btobgifs

I'm already this:

Dara Park (Cass)

dancing to this:

thinking about this:

c: btobgifs
**WHAT BTOB DID TO US! :) This is just a "for fun" post, not meaning to harm or scrutinize. LOL**

sheotako, Born to Beat, B to B, btob, minhyuk, peniel, ilhoon, hyunsik, changsub, eunkwang, sungjae, rappers