Monday, 8 May 2017

B.A.P - Badman

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Annyeong
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It's time to check out another release from B.A.P and for this one we're going back to 2013 before B.A.P stood their ground and started a lawsuit against TS Entertainment.

Badman is B.A.P's 3rd mini album and on the 28th of July 2013, TS Entertainment announced that B.A.P would be releasing their 3rd mini album that would be titled Badman. TS Entertainment hinted that the Badman was a mini album only B.A.P could do and also announced that there would be 3 promotional tracks being released from the album, 2 pre-release tracks and the title track.
On the 19th of June an M/V teaser was released for their first promotional single titled Coffee Shop, showing a different and more mellow side to B.A.P
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On June 27th the M/V for Coffee Shop was released, B.A.P travelled to America to film their 3 promotional tracks with Coffee Shop being filmed in parts of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Washington DC and New York.
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On the 17th of July their next promotional M/V was released for Hurricane, the M/V was shot solely in Las Vegas and got a bit of a humorous response with Himchan's mispronunciation of roof, the track was then re-recorded with Himchan re-doing that section of the song.
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On the 1st of August the M/V teaser for title track Badman was released.
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The 5th of August saw the M/V for Badman being released, with the M/V being shot solely in Detroit and using over 100 extras. Leader Yongguk said he was proud seeing his idea for the M/V come to life before his eyes. On the same day their 3rd mini album Badman was released digitally to download globally.
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Badman was released physically the next day on the 6th of August.
Leader Bang Yongguk co-wrote all 6 tracks of the Badman mini album, with him also co-composing Whut's Poppin' and Bow Wow.

Badman peaked at No.3 on the Gaon Albums Chart and No.1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
Gaon Sales:
89,004+
Oricon Sales:
3,786+
Totalling 92,790+ copies sold.
Coffee Shop has 7,370,129 million views through their official YouTube channel and 72,174 through 1theK's official channel, giving the M/V a total of 7,442,303 million views.
Hurricane has 9,198,420 million views through their official channel and 108,923 views through 1theK's official channel, giving the M/V a total of 9,307,344 million views.
Badman has 9,242,787 million views through their official YouTube channel and 148,164 views through 1theK's channel, giving the M/V a total of 9,390,951 million views making it the most popular of the 3 M/V's they released for the Badman comeback. The views for all 3 M/V's increase on a daily basis.

Badman is set out in a hardback book style case that follows a black and red colour scheme, with B.A.P's mascot Matoki featured heavily on the cover and on the inside of the album. The album comes with a Matoki stencil as well as all copies of the album coming with a photo card selected at random. The photo's within the booklet are take from the 3 promotional singles M/V sets, starting with Badman, leading onto Coffee Shop and then onto Hurricane, with the lyrics mixed in between the photo's

Track List:
Whut's Poppin'
Badman
Excuse Me
Coffee Shop
Bow Wow
Hurricane






















So far as a whole Badman is in joint place for my favourite B.A.P mini album with Carnival, I've made it no secret that VIXX are my favourite male K-pop group when it comes to the concepts of their released but B.A.P go that extra step and release music that has meaning and gives out a message to the listener whether it's a positive message or a negative message, their latest release Wake Me Up, sheds light on mental illness something that the group has witnessed first hand in their own personal ways with Yongguk suffering from a panic disorder, Himchan with his weight issues as well as Daehyun admitting he drank till it became a problem for him. Badman is no different with Yongguk saying "I thought it was unfortunate that you always hear about criminals every time you turn on the news, making society feel scary and unsafe. I wanted to bring awareness. I feel that there are so many big issues that we should not forget about yet we forget them so easily. I felt that no one else would convey these messages about society if we didn't do it". Badman as a whole is such an amazing mini album, each track is different and I think TS were right, I think this is a release only B.A.P could pull off, I can't see anyone being able to do the tracks the way B.A.P does. The lyrics for Bow Wow made me laugh so much the first time I saw the translated lyrics, the song is basically a guy telling his girlfriend that it doesn't matter that he's checking out other girls because once he turns back round his attention is back on her and he's forgotten about the other woman. To be honest when I first heard the Badman single I wasn't really a fan but it quickly grew on me and I LOVE Daehyun's vocals on this song especially at the start, when I first heard the start of the song it reminded me of a song by Nine Inch Nails that I like. I love the styling changes in the booklet showing them all with a darker side for Badman and a softer side for Coffee Shop, showing that B.A.P are a versatile group that can do hard and powerful as well as colourful and fun. If you haven't then check out the tracks from the album below.

Whut's Poppin'

Coffee Shop
By simhy8

Hurricane

Excuse Me

Bow Wow

Badman

Each B.A.P album is amazing and each is always different, it's sad that because of their hiatus from their lawsuit they lost a lot of their fans as with their music they could really help a lot of people no matter their worries or troubles.

Which is your favourite M/V from the Badman era?
Which is your favourite track from Badman?
Let me know in the comments below.


Annyeong
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