Signifiers of Korean Pop and 4Minute’s “Crazy”


On Episode 9 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by New York-based Korean artist and Columbia MFA student Bora Kim and Seoul-based American writer Jakob Dorof to talk about K-pop. We discuss what makes K-pop unique from Western pop and the potential CL of 2ne1 has in crossing over to an American audience. Then we shift our focus to the latest 4Minute single “Crazy.”

People in this episode:

Jakob Dorof

Jakob Dorof is a writer based in Seoul, South Korea and creator of the K-pendium blog.

Bora Kim

Bora Kim is Columbia MFA student and creator of the New York-based K-pop boy band EXP.

Scott Interrante

Scott Interrante holds a Master’s degree in Musicology from CUNY Hunter College focusing on contemporary pop music and masculinity. He hosts Pop Unmuted and K-Pop Unmuted

Kurt Trowbridge

Kurt Trowbridge is a web developer and freelance contributor to Billboard.com. He is the founder of Crownnote.com and the host of the Crowncast.

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