A hoobae is a person who is a junior in the industry. It can refer to boys and girls. For example, SHINee’s Minho is TVXQ’s Changmin’s hoobae, because Changmin has been in the music industry longer.
We Do Hallyu!
KPK: Kpop Kollective is an academic research initiative that makes information and analysis of Hallyu (Korean Wave) popular culture accessible to everyone.
Crystal S. Anderson, PhD