Jakob Dorof

Features

The Top 20 K-pop Songs of 2015

Although it was a stellar year for the album, K-pop's greatest strength still lies in the individual song. And boy were there bangers.
Jakob Dorof
12.9.15
Premieres

Watch CL's Insane Video for New Solo Song "Hello Bitches"

CL is a symbol of the global pop golden age to come. We talk to the Seoul-born superstar about her upcoming solo LP. Hello bitches indeed.
Jakob Dorof
11.21.15
Interviews

Primary and Suran Just Became South Korea's Catchiest Social Critics

Credit debt, plastic surgery, and the Gangnam lifestyle come under fresh R&B fire. We sat down with Primary and Suran to discuss their hit song and Primary's new album.
Jakob Dorof
8.12.15
Interviews

K-pop Phenoms 4Minute Return with a New Agenda

"Our secret is we're angry all the time." Oh. And they're swearing off boys. Sounds like a good plan.
Jakob Dorof
3.4.15
2014 in Review

The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2014

2014 was undoubtedly K-pop’s bloodiest, drug-hungriest, all-around most combustible year.
Jakob Dorof
12.29.14
2014 in Review

The Year In K-pop

Meth busts, accusations of abuse, death, litigation, and tragedy, 2014 was the year K-pop got seriously dark.
Jakob Dorof
12.19.14
Food

A North Korean Feast in Manhattan with Recent Defector Joo Yang

Joo Yang, a 23-year-old defector, has brought along some smuggled ingredients from her home country’s black market.
Jakob Dorof
7.7.14
Features

An Interview with K-Pop Favorites 2NE1 and Their New Videos for "Happy" and "Come Back Home"

Their new videos, available here for the first time
Jakob Dorof
3.3.14
Features

This Month in K-Pop: Tragedy, Marriage, and Controversial Dances

The best, worst, and weirdest news from the Land of the Morning Calm.
Jakob Dorof
1.29.14
Features

The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013

Highlights of the year from The Land of the Morning Calm.
Jakob Dorof
12.11.13