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  • ♪ (reverberating EDM) ♪

  • - ♪ She got me gone crazy ♪ - K-pop.

  • - More K-pop. I'm always down for my K-pop.

  • - (Dan) ♪ K-pop time! ♪

  • - It wouldn't be the Fine Bros without some K-pop, would it?

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - Nine? Is there nine people here?

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • Don't be afraid

  • Love is the way

  • Shawty, I got it

  • You can call me monster

  • ♪ I'm creeping in your heart, babe ♪ - I love this chorus.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - "Swallow it"?

  • - Whoa. "I steal you."

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ (laughter)

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - Hey. His piercings are, like, really weird.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - These lyrics are scary.

  • - ♪ You call me monster

  • - I kinda love it.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - These sets are really impressive; I'm not gonna lie.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - Shit's about to get real, isn't it? - ♪ I'm sorry

  • You make me so crazy

  • - Chivalry is dead, kids. - ♪ You know you do

  • Yeah (rapping in Korean) ♪

  • - Uhh, yeah.

  • - Breaking it down now.

  • - So now it's gone into rap?

  • - ♪ (rapping in Korean) ♪

  • - Token rapper. - ♪ (rapping in Korean) ♪

  • - ♪ You can call me monster

  • - Oh my god, I just want to download this song. It's epic.

  • - This is, like, well made. This is good.

  • - ♪ You call me monster

  • - They're all arrested bad boys.

  • - ♪ Creeping, creeping ♪ - Goodness gracious.

  • They got some dancing skills, that's for sure.

  • - "Creeping." What is he doing? Is he stalking someone?

  • - ♪ Oh-ho, creeping ♪ - (gasps)

  • So it was a fake. It was a fake piercing,

  • 'cause he ripped it off. (laughter)

  • (applause)

  • - That was intense. Okay, I like that.

  • - The music is great.

  • That's some good production going on there. That was a cool beat.

  • - You guys have shown me so many K-pop groups,

  • it's like, I'm kinda like used to it now, you know?

  • Nothing's really surprising me.

  • - Yes, rock climbing.

  • ♪ (exuberant synthpop) ♪ - The colors, man. They're so good.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - Yes, pastel on point.

  • - Much more poppier.

  • - ♪ We here to rock the show

  • Get ready, we'll let you know

  • - This is much better.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • ♪ I got you, boy ♪ - I like this one.

  • - ♪ We are the dream girls, dream girls

  • - I love it.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - What is happening?

  • - ♪ (rapping in Korean) ♪

  • - Token rapper; good to know. Okay. - More rapping.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - Just be yourself.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - If stocking it at the grocery store is not you,

  • don't do you, boo-boo. - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • We are the dream girls ♪ - It's so colorful. It makes me happy.

  • - ♪ ...dream girls ♪ - I'd want to be a dreamy girl.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - I won't give up. I keep on believing.

  • - ♪ Trust yourself and don't give up

  • - It's kind of weird, 'cause they're struggling with everything.

  • Then all of a sudden, they're just like, "We're the dream"--

  • - (laughing) - They're, like, perfect.

  • - Hang in there.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - (affectionately) Aw.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - Bake that cake. Jump those steps.

  • - She just ran probably two miles.

  • ♪ (song wraps up) ♪ And they still look flawless.

  • - Ah, the other one was better. The first song was better.

  • - You know what? That had a nice message,

  • it teaches kids to be themselves, and it's catchy.

  • - (Finebros) So now we're mixing it up,

  • and this is actually gonna be K-hip hop. - Oh wow.

  • - K-hip hop. Now, this sounds interesting. I like some hip hop.

  • - Oh, okay.

  • ♪ (Keith Ape, "It G Ma") ♪ Oooh yeah!

  • - ♪ Squad shit ♪ - Oh...

  • - ♪ It G Ma! ♪ - It's getting serious.

  • - ♪ Squad shit

  • - Oh! - Squad shit!

  • - ♪ It G Ma! ♪ (eerie shriek)

  • Woo! ♪ - (shocked chuckle)

  • - ♪ Underwater squad! ♪

  • - Oh my god, no. It's like Korean Yung Lean.

  • - ♪ It G Ma, It G Ma, (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - Interesting.

  • - I know this song. It G Ma, man!

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - ♪ Motha[bleep] y'all can't feel my pain

  • - This song reminds me of Tyler, The Creator, for some reason.

  • - ♪ (rapping in Korean) ♪

  • - Is that supposed to be frightening or like cool?

  • - Mm-hmm.

  • (singing along) ♪ Underwater squad

  • - ♪ Underwater squad ♪ - Underwater squad?

  • - (shrill) ♪ Squad! ♪ - (shrill) Squad!

  • - I don't like the, "Bah!"

  • - Think I'd rather go back to K-pop.

  • - ♪ Orca ninjas go rambo ♪ - ♪ Rambo

  • - "Orca ninjas go rambo"?

  • - (laughs giddily)

  • - This is, like, absurd.

  • - ♪ No, no, no (rapping) ♪

  • - It's like Japanese and Korean in this song.

  • - ♪ Tashiro janai

  • - I love his tat.

  • - Is that Mona Lisa or something?

  • - ♪ (rapping) ♪ - Is this popular in Korea?

  • ♪ (song ends, eerie dolphin-like squeaking) ♪

  • - Ugh, I feel a bit sick from this camera.

  • - Nice grills, dude.

  • - Whoa. That was epic.

  • - (imitates buzzer) That was the worst one.

  • - (imitates buzzer)

  • - I did not like that one as much. (laughs suddenly)

  • Mainly 'cause of the, "Ah!"

  • - (shrill) ♪ Squad! ♪ ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪

  • - (Finebros) So prior to today, how familiar were you with K-pop?

  • - Um, I knew of it. I know it's, like, massive.

  • - Maybe I've looked at a video for 10 or 15 seconds

  • and then been like, "Ah, just can't do it."

  • - I don't think I've ever seen a music video,

  • like a K-pop music video. So that was really cool.

  • - I just kinda wait until you guys call me in,

  • and then that is the extent of my K-pop experience right there.

  • - I haven't been keeping up with it,

  • just because now K-pop fandom is just so huge, it's a life.

  • And I'm just in so deep with so many other fandoms,

  • I'm like, I have to dabble in K-pop.

  • I can't fall down the K-hole.

  • - Bro, oh my-- can we talk about that last time?

  • If you guys have some good K-pop, please send it to me.

  • Tweet it to me right now.

  • My feed is still going crazy to this day.

  • A lot of BTS. I have checked out some BTS.

  • - (Finebros) So first band we showed you this time,

  • the song was called "Monster," and it's by Exo.

  • - Exo. - Exo, I'm a fan.

  • - I've heard of Exo, because Teens React reacted to Exo.

  • And somebody on Teens React

  • said that I looked like one of the members.

  • And ever since that happened,

  • I have gotten millions of tweets and tumbles and everything.

  • I wasn't even involved in this.

  • - (Finebros) And that single is the group's first

  • to be number one on the Billboard world digital charts.

  • - Damn! - Damn.

  • - (Finebros) What'd you think about that song and video?

  • - I thought it was all right.

  • I thought the dancing was quite cool.

  • - I didn't necessarily get so hooked on the song.

  • But I'd be definitely willing to listen to more.

  • - What's not to like, you know?

  • A bunch of pretty Korean boys with colored hair?

  • - I liked it. I mean, the video itself engrossed me wanting more.

  • - I really liked it. The boys were cute... and talented.

  • - (Finebros) The next song was the girl group I.O.I...

  • - I.O.I. Lots of letters.

  • - What is up with these abbreviations, man?

  • - (Finebros) ...which stands for "Ideal of Idol."

  • - All right.

  • - (Finebros) And their song is called "Dream Girls."

  • What'd you think about that? - Super poppy.

  • A little too poppy for my taste.

  • - It was very dreamy. I liked the color saturation.

  • - That song and the message,

  • I would be very happy for my eight-year-old sister to hear that.

  • - They were a little bit rubbish at what they were trying to do.

  • And then they kept at it, and they followed their dreams.

  • And then they got better. So I actually quite liked that.

  • - (Finebros) I.O.I was put together on a reality show.

  • where the 11 members were chosen out of a pool

  • of 101 singers from different entertainment companies

  • and then put together into this band. - Really?

  • - Oh, that's awesome. - Wow, cool.

  • - That sounds really confusing,

  • business-wise. - Sounds like a lot of contractual drama.

  • - It's a unique thing. - They represent teamwork.

  • - Okay. Oh, and that's what their song was about. Teamwork.

  • - They're just like, ♪ All our labels get along

  • - (Finebros) So the last video was some Korean hip hop.

  • - That was weird.

  • - That was awesome.

  • - (Finebros) The song was "It G Ma" by Keith Ape,

  • featuring several K-hip hop artists.

  • What did you think about that one?

  • - I just couldn't take it seriously.

  • Is it bad to say it just seemed like they were trying too hard?

  • - They focused on a lot of weird noises.

  • - It had elements that you would definitely hear in jams

  • here in this country, you know, hip hop.

  • But it definitely had some of its own flavor

  • that was really cool to hear infused.

  • - Someone showed me "It G Ma."

  • And at first, I was like, "What is this?"

  • But you can't help but get into it.

  • - (Finebros) Every year, we talk about

  • how big Korean music is getting.

  • And once again, this was a huge year.

  • What do you think about the fact that Korean music

  • is gaining more worldwide appeal not just on the pop side

  • but also in the rap and hip hop side?

  • - It just shows that they're talented.

  • - I love the fact that it can expand on other genres.

  • What I'm looking forward now is Korean country.

  • - I want to see Gucci Mane and a few of those guys

  • go over there and try to start collabing with these guys.

  • - K-pop has gotten a lot more edgy and urban.

  • - I don't think it's a bad thing. - No.

  • - They're branching out, and they're trying new things.

  • And they're expanding to different genres of music.

  • So I think that's cool.

  • - K-pop is so cookie-cutter,

  • and controversial things are kind of touchy.

  • I think it's interesting that

  • the more aggressive stuff is kind of making a move.

  • - K-pop paved the way into those other genres.

  • People are now looking more into it

  • and paying more attention to that.

  • - YouTube is definitely the one thing that is helping new artists

  • and new genres find an audience, because without it,

  • I wouldn't know of half the things

  • I like to watch or listen to today.

  • - (Finebros) So we put subtitles on the videos.

  • Did you like having them there? - I liked having subtitles.

  • It's a full package when you listen to music.

  • It's the lyrics, it's the visuals.

  • And I liked having all of that.

  • - I'm a songwriter. I like to listen to lyrics

  • and think, "What did you mean by that?"