Ever since the announcement of the upcoming rookie group B.A.P was made, K-poppers all over the world have been keeping their eyes on the calendar, marking it for their official debut date. After a few months of waiting and one 27 second teaser later, we finally get to view the whole MV and I must say, it did set them apart from most of the rookie groups that have debuted recently. Being one of the first new rookie groups to make their debut in the new year, they surly put a spin on the traditional debut image of “Flower boys” and turned it into full on street mode. Let’s dive into the song shall we?
First things first, Yongguk the leader/main rapper has a really deep voice. I wasn’t really expecting the song to start off with a rap but it actually added to what I suppose is the meaning of the entire song. The only complaint that I have about the opening rap was the fact that there was a segment where he would say for example: “What’s your B?” and then he would move on to the following letters of A and P (or as he said it, Pay/Pey?) The only problem that I had with this was, what exactly is my B, or my A or P? I didn’t even know I had any! Of course giving them the benefit of the doubt, I searched up the possible meaning and I discovered that B.A.P stands for “Best. Absolute. Perfect.” This kind of helped the song make more sense but not much, however I will let it slide because, in short, we are all human and we are susceptible to making mistakes. It’s not even their fault, it’s just the song writer (Dont hate on me, I’m just being honest!)
Moving on, The song in general has this beat marching band and dubstep feel to it. Usually when you think of these two types as a combination, you would think that putting them together would cause a disaster on steroids but with the manner they used it, it was actually a smooth transition. Not that many songs can have that type of fluidity but I will admit that the first time I heard it was a bit unsure about my feelings towards the song. At first I thought it started out a bit messy but as it progressed into the chorus it all came together well. I am not saying that I don’t like this song, actually I just uploaded it onto my ipod and am currently blasting it on full force from my headphones. The chorus really sticks to you and Yongguk’s deep voice really shines when he says “Warrior.” I really found that to be my second favorite part of the song, my absolute favorite part of the song is Zelo’s rap. I swear I was mind-boggled when I heard him deliver his rap without taking a breath. Hands down the best part of the song in my opinion.
As for the lyrics, I really like them and I find them hardcore but when I read the lyrics it felt like someone preaching. I swear as I was reading them, I felt like I entered the holy chapel of B.A.P where you worship the all might bunny who knows how to work turntables (Who wouldnt want to praise or worship that? It’s not everyday that you see a bunny dj.) Other than that I thought it was awesome and I really want you all to form your own opinions on the song and MV so just type in what you think in the comment box below.
Welcome to the chapel of B.A.P-ism, where walls are covered in graffiti and instead of having pews you get to sit on the top of spray painted cars and for decoration, chains hanging from the ceiling! Haha I actually found the MV quite suiting for the song and represents the boys perfectly as they set their image as a group apart from the rest of the rookie groups.
I’m going to dive straight into the main thing about this video that I loved the most, the dance. Usually you’d think a group with the street image and this kind of song would having crumping and break dancing (and it did but not a lot) but B.A.P actually brought a style of dancing that I believe no other group has used, they used Stomp. Just in case you are wondering what Stomp dancing really is, well it’s stopping but with rhythm along with clapping. I really enjoyed that break at 2: 43 where they stopped the music and picked up the beat with their stomps and claps, you really wouldn’t expect that from a rookie group which really makes me think that they set the bar for future rookie groups who would like to debut with the same type of image.
The “We ride together, we dye together” hair. I know some of you will question why they all have blond hair and there is only one way that I could get you to understand. Have you heard of the dance crew called the Jabbawockeez? The guys who dance with masks on from America’s best Dance Crew? The reason why they danced with the masks is so that none of the members could really stand out when they were dancing, which means that instead of focusing in on one individual, you would focus on them all. The same goes for B.A.P which I believe is pretty cool.
The bunny…aren’t bunnies usually peaceful figures? I really dont know why but the bunny in this video was destructive x10 AND he could dj. Now that’s what I call talent! I joke, anyways, I have yet discovered the actual purpose of the bunny. I know it’s their group icon but I dont know why they give each individual their own bunny, for example: Himchan’s bunny is pink, while Youngjae’s is yellow. I dont quite understand what the different colored bunnies represent but if you know, PLEASE I BEG YOU TO TELL ME!
All in all, B.A.P is already a force to be reckoned with and by golly they got me worshiping their bunny! Keep an eye on them and watch them turn into the leading group of the next generation!
That’s all for my review! Here is the MV with English subtitles, let me know what you think of the video in the comment box below!
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