Soul in Seoul Playlist: g.o.d (Groove Overdose)

Veteran “idol” group g.o.d (Groove Overdose) is the first K-pop artist explored in-depth in Soul in Seoul: African American Popular Music and K-pop. When writing the book, I always knew that g.o.d formed the foundation of understanding the use of R&B rhythm and vocals for later “idol” groups. Their consistent use of funk rhythms and…

Black Popular Music and K-pop

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Associate Professor of English, Longwood University One of the major forces driving the appeal of K-pop around the globe is the music, but it seems to receive the least attention. ¬†When commentators do turn their attention to K-pop, they recognize that it draws from a variety of musical genres and styles….