온앤오프 ONF Busking Diary Part 1

ONF Busking Diary has been released. It was a sweet serenade under the night sky.🌙⭐💕 The boys seemed to have enjoyed it a lot too.😊 ありがとう。💕

The first episode focused on the vocal line. There was a short preview that the next episode will be time to highlight the dance line. I’m looking forward to it! What has been revealed so far is that Laun, J-US and U will do a girl group cover. I was squealing inside whenever I got a glimpse of U on screen. I really think I’ll get a heart attack if I go see him live. めっちゃ好きやねん!💕

It’s nice to see them perform their cover of Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror again. It’s great to hear them sing in English once in a while because it makes them feel nearer to international fans. It’s hard to articulate it in English but in Japanese they have this expression “気持ちを届け” kimochi wo todoke, which means ‘to convey one’s feelings’ or ‘to have one’s feelings reach another person’. I think it’s like that. Well, music is a language. Dance is a language too. This is why we can like foreign artists who don’t even speak our local language. However, when they do sing in a language you understand, their feelings reach you more easily, more directly.

It must be frustrating for them too to not be able to communicate with all of their fans more naturally especially their international fans because of the language barrier but I know they are working hard. They learned Japanese to debut in Japan. I’m sure they’ll try to learn some English too to be able to promote to a wider global audience in the future. We’ll just have to continue supporting them and cheering them on until they can eventually draw nearer to us.

2018 World Hip Hop Championship Finals

The 2018 World Hip Hop Championship Finals is up! Thanks again to Hip Hop International for the livestream.

Flavorful is the term I would use to describe this year’s World Hip Hop Championship.  There were more pop & lock crews that made it to the finals. I felt the diversity more than ever.  There were more crews who utilized Latin beats, classical, jazz, and disco music and infused it with hip hop. It was cool.

I like that Paul Mitchell video wherein the contestants read out their thoughts — how they leave all the blood, sweat, tears, financial struggles, and excuses behind and let that two minute routine speak for itself. I hope they post it online because I was inspired by it.

Here are my favorite routines per division. To me, the Adult Division was the most exciting one this year.

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U [유] Immortal Songs 2

ONF released photos from their participation in Immortal Songs 2. See what did I say? This cool side of U is way better than aegyo. Keep this up! Good work! U looks very handsome in this. ❤

I’m also happy that they posted a dance video of U practicing for the said TV program.  That whole segment from 00:03 – 00:22 was really intricate. His lines were so beautiful.

U’s practice videos are the best!