Hi, heaters!!!
In this article, I am going to give you a guide to my favorite K-pop group EVER!

(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Stray Kids ♥

I love them with my whole heart and need to educate ya'll if you don't know them. I'll tell you about the group, the members, 3RACHA, important moments, ships, some of my favorite songs, and the meaning of the Fandom name.

Let's start with them as a Group:

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Basic Facts

Company: JYP Entertainment
Members: 8 ( individual profiles later )
Debut: March 25th, 2018
Debut Song: District 9 ( a whole bop )
First Ep: I Am Not ( legendary )
Fandom: Stay ( it will make sense later )
Pre-Debut EP: Mixtape

Stray Kids is a group made by JYP Entertainment and was the product of the survival show with the same name. I will talk about the show and some important moments later.

Members

1. Bang Chan

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mom, I love him

Full Name: Christopher Bahng
Stage Name: Bang Chan (방찬)
Birthday: October 3rd, 1997
Position: Leader, Lead Vocal, Rapper, Producer
Height : 171cm / 5'7

Fun Facts

  • He lived in Sydney, Australia ( AUSSI AUSSI AUSSI OIOIOI )
  • He's a Libra
  • He has two younger Siblings called Hannah and Lucas
  • He joined JYP in 2010
  • He trained for 7 years
  • His Nicknames are Kangaroo, Koala, and Channie
  • He has dimples
  • HE IS MY ULT BIAS
  • Part of 3RACHA
  • Rapper name is CB97 ( 3RACHA )

2. Lee Know

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Full Name: Lee Min-ho
Stage Name: Lee Know (리노)
Birthday: October 25th, 1998
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Height : 172cm / 5'8

Fun Facts

  • He is a Scorpio
  • He was born in Gimpo, South Korea
  • An only Child
  • Trained for 1 year
  • He was a backup dancer for BTS
  • He has a fear of heights
  • He has 3 cats called Sooni, Doongi, and Dori
  • He is ambidextrous ( can use his left and right hands for writing )

3. Changbin

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a baby

Full Name: Seo Chang-bin
Stage Name: Changbin (창빈)
Birthday: August 11th, 1999
Position: Main Rapper, Producer
Height : 167cm / 5'6

Fun Facts

  • He is a Leo
  • He is the shortest in the group
  • He was born in Yongin, South Korea
  • He has an older Sister
  • His Nicknames are Mogi ( Mosquito ), Jingjingie ( whiny ), Teokjaengie ( chin ), and Binnie
  • He needs his plushie called Gyu to sleep
  • Trained for 2 years
  • Part of 3RACHA
  • Rapper Name is SpearB ( 3RACHA )
  • dark. ( a huge softie )

4. Hyunjin

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what a pretty boi

Full Name : Hwang Hyun-jin
Stage Name: Hyunjin (현진)
Birthday: March 20th, 2000
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Visual
Height : 179cm / 5'10

Fun Facts

  • He was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • He is a Pisces
  • an only child
  • was cast on the streets
  • He joined JYP in 2015
  • He lived in Las Vegas for a while as a child
  • His English name is Sam Hwang
  • His Nicknames are Jinnie and "The Prince"
  • He hates onions, carrots, and eggplant
  • His Dog is named Kkami
  • He trained for 2 years
  • He is an MC on 'Show Music Core'
  • He talks in his sleep

5. Han

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Full Name : Han Ji-sung
Stage Name: Han (한)
Birthday: September 14th, 2000
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocal, Producer
Height : 169cm / 5'7

Fun Facts

  • His English Name is Peter Han
  • He is a Virgo
  • He was born in Incheon, South Korea
  • He has one older brother
  • His Nicknames are Squirrel and Donkey
  • He used to live and study in Malaysia
  • His favorite food is cheesecake and chocolate cake
  • He helps to produce their songs
  • He trained for 3 Year
  • He is a member of 3RACHA
  • His rapper name is J.ONE ( 3RACHA )
  • He was on 'Masked Singer'

6. Felix

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This baaaby!!!!

Full Name: Lee Felix
Stage Name: Felix (필릭스)
Birthday: September 15th, 2000
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper
Height : 171cm / 5'7 ( not confirmed )

Fun Facts

  • His Korean Name is Lee Yong-bok
  • He is a Virgo
  • He was born in Sydney, Australia
  • He has one older sister called Rachel / Jisue Lee and one younger Sister called Olivia Lee
  • His Nicknames are Yongbokkie, Lixie, and Sunshine
  • He has freckles
  • He can play piano
  • He can't eat spicy food
  • He can do Taekwondo and won medals as a kid
  • He was a trainee for 1 year
  • He is catholic

7. Seungmin

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such a cutie!

Full Name : Kim Seung-min
Stage Name: Seungmin
Birthday: September 22nd, 2000
Position: Lead Vocal
Height : 175cm / 5'9

Fun Facts

  • He was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • He has an older Sister
  • He speaks English very well
  • His Nicknames are Snail ( according to members ) and Sunshine ( according to Fans )
  • He went to the same High school as Chan
  • He looks like Day6 Wonpil, Lee Jangwoo, and Park Bogum
  • He joined JYP in 2017
  • He was an MC in ASC ( After School Club )
  • He is a morning person

9. I.N

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ooooooo wittle baby

Full Name: Yang Jeong-in
Stage Name: I.N
Birthday: February 8th, 2001
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Height : 172cm / 5'8

Fun Facts

  • He was born in Busan, South Korea
  • He is an Aquarius
  • He has one older brother and one younger brother
  • He is studying applied music at SOPA
  • His Nickname is Innie
  • He H A T E S beans
  • He was a child model
  • He plays piano
  • He is catholic
  • He had braces until January 17th, 2019
  • He trained for 2 Years

- Ok so let's get to 3RACHA -

3RACHA (쓰리라차) was a trio under JYP Entertainment who debuted before Stray Kids but now it’s a sub-unit. It contains members: Bang Chan (CB97), Changbin (SPEARB), and Han (J.ONE). They debuted in early 2017.

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look at my babies

These 3 guys produce and write the songs for Stray Kids. So that means these men are filled to the brim with talent. They have a few solo mixtapes before they debut with Stray Kids. They are absolute fire. But they also produced some songs that the fandom turned into memes like :

3RACHA - WOW

Sorry miss, but do you have a boyfriend?
sorry, I'm really sorry that must have been too direct
behind me, those bros called you pretty
no, I'm just nervous so I'm rambling on
I'm still an 18 years old high school kid
( English translation of Jisungs part )

you can be my Fiona today, I'll be your Shrek, ugly immature
swag (swag)
( Changbin's part )

Let me take you to a restaurant
high-class restaurant hallelujah, man in the terrace
I'll show you a full course tonight
a la carte too tell me if you want it
Please let me open that door for ya
a lady needs to enter first to have a good look
having the correct basic posture
Iron man in the streets but I’m better than Tony
( Chris part...….. man he has a dirty ass mind )

Chris writes most of 3Racha's songs……
He kinda likes to write dirty ass lyrics. I mean "Iron man in the streets but I'm better than Tony" come oooon. That man in the streets beast in the sheets joke wasn't necessary. But for real also his music taste is sometimes a bit…… well.
Let's just say he sang the lyrics to "Best Part" by Daniel Caesar.
He legit sang :
"And when we're making love Your cries they can be heard from far and wide it's only the two of us
Everything I need's between those thighs"
Brooooooooooooo!!!!!!
As you can tell I have a little obsession with Chan.

If you listen to their songs you can tell all of them have such friggin talent!!!!

Important moments

The elimination

So, some of the most important moments happened in the survival show. Any Stay ( fan ) knows this painful moment in the show. When Felix and Lee Know got ELIMINATED! I still hold a grudge against JYP for it.

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god that hurt

The reunion

Then the plot twist of the century, they all got reunited on the reality show finale. Aaaaaand we all cried.

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we all cried. including them.

The first win

And here we go with their first big win. They cried so much it was so freaking cute. Especially 3acha. The boys worked so hard on the songs and they mean so much to them.

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the cuties

First show in Australia

When Chris and Felix had the first show in Sydney they both broke down crying on stage. Chan made a speech about how proud he was to stand on that stage. He had difficulty speaking and told the aussi stay how happy he was to be with them and have their support.

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Now for the ships

Changlix ( Changbin and Felix )

This is the moment that really set the ship off.

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They had chemistry from day one but that connection has deepened till then. They have a really deep bond and a tight friendship. Members often say that those two are the closest in the group. I'll put some pictures to explain it a bit further.

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Cute right? Man, I just love them together.

Minsung ( Minho and Jisung )

Minho and Jisung are just very obvious. Minho is what the K-pop fandom might call a confident gay. And now I'll show you why.

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They are really cuddly and often tease each other.
There are many compilations of those two on YouTube and trust me they are cute as heck.

Hyunjeong ( Hyunjin and Jeongin )

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Ok so yeah they are really cute!!! I personally do not ship these two. I think they see each other more like brothers. Hyunjin has that love for him. He sees him as a younger brother and is smothering the baby in love. But honestly, everyone does.

My favorite Songs

Stray Kids general sound is rebellious, energetic, loud, and sometimes really fun and cute ( for example 'get cool' ). They actually have really deep and meaningful lyrics that touch on topics like growing up, anxiety, depression, and the social construct that is being forced onto teens.

Some songs are actually really sad and talk about their personal issues. Chan said he often writes songs about problems that Stay's tell him about. I'll show you some lyrics of my favorite songs of 3RACHA and Stray Kids.

42 by 3RACHA

Why do we live? What’s the purpose?
Is it 42? Stop speaking nonsense
Time flows like water
In the blink of an eye, I'm dead
I don't want that
I don't want to die with regrets
I hate you who control my pockets
I don't want to erase my dreams for money

This is Chan's part. I love it because first of all the lyrics he says in English, he talks with the thickest aussi accent ever. I love it. Secondly, you can really hear the emotion in his voice while rapping. The meaning of the whole song is just incredible and stuck with me in a difficult time.

District 9

They say you’re different from us so please leave
Fine but know this
Being different isn’t being wrong
Soon, the time will come when people will get jealous
Our place is a district where a small light shines greatly on
Starting with 9 and in the end, it’ll be everyone’s refuge

Here we go with the powerful lyrics. They talked about being different and the new generation. They talk about kids that are different that should find and follow them to rise against the social construct. Also, it's a total bop and it was their first MV which is just legendary.

Glow

What will be the result of our practice?
Asking this to ourselves in the studio mirror every day
Like a test error, seems like there’s two answers
Top or the bottom, I don’t know where we’ll go

This song isn't that popular but it has a very special meaning for our boys which makes it special to us. It talks about their struggle while training.

Grow up

It’s alright, we just need to go through it and grow, don’t cry
If you fall back a little, just rest
You’re doing fine when things are hard
I’ll run with you, don’t worry
Get up and roll up your sleeves, don’t give up

This song is very inspiring and it just puts you in a great mood after reading the lyrics.

Insomnia

Forgetting like this even though it's trying hard to reappear
Now I don't wish for it to be swept away
Even after crumpling my blanket
After screaming it out, I'm still awake again

This song really hits hard. Chan wrote this about his troubles with sleep and anxiety. If you listen and look at the lyrics it's really sad, Just knowing that this stuff was or is going on in his head.

Placebo by 3RACHA

I'm doing well I'll keep pushing forward
but I worry sometimes
what if everything I've done so far isn't real?
how does it feel?
I won't believe it even if what I've done so far is just a placebo
placebo effect

This song is so good I can't explain it. It talks about doubting if their dreams and lives are even real. It really hits home but at the same time, it's such a banger!!!

The fandom name

Our Fandom name is Stay. At first, we were a bit like "uuummmm okay" but we adapted and accepted it pretty easily.

"You Make Stray Kids Stay"

This appears on the screen after the music videos. Just so you know, Stray Kids have complex concepts in their videos. I really have no idea what the meaning is but you could check out Twitter for some theories.

I think Stay is the perfect name. The boys always say that we are the ones keeping them going and without us, they wouldn't have been able to achieve their dreams. We make them stay. We make them stay together. It has a huge meaning actually. They refer to themselves as "stray kids" and in District9 one of the lines is "stray kids all around the world. Don’t wander, get yourself over here".
They told us outcasts to come with them and be unique and special without worrying.

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Oh and also they are just huge memes!

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Aaaand that's it. I really hope you enjoyed my article about my baby boys. Tell me if you'd like to check them out or if you are already a Stay, tell me who your bias and bias wrecker is. I would love to make new Stay friends.

I swear even tho there has been a lot of issues with the fandom and I think it's becoming more and more toxic, but if you are a kind and non-judgemental person we'll get along.

Stay is and has been my family for a while and I hope you'll join me in the safe part of the fandom.

Remember this is all in good fun and if you do not agree with my opinions or statements it's totally ok <3

I did not include Woojin on purpose because OT8 and if you don't agree with always believing the victims please leave my page. If you want to know about what happened and why he got thrown out of the company, either google it or go on twitter. This is not the page to talk about what happened because I want to keep it positive on here

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Have a great Day, Night, Afternoon or whatever. Love yaaaaaaa