We’re bringing a tone down from the usual serious writing style to a more personal and fun one – just for Block B, just like these boys, who do not bother about their image pretty much.
So recently we’ve been working on this interview, thus the site might have seemed to be a bit less active recently… Truthfully, this was the most troublesome interview video I’ve ever done, it being the longest video done for (x)clusive, from editing to subbing – but also the most rewarding one.
Yesterday, we heard Block B announced plans for overseas promotions, and Singapore is included, among other countries Japan, Thailand and China. What a better time to know more about them then now?
Back in July, we visited Korea and had the chance to meet with this new rookie group “Block B“. We’ve been hearing a lot of this group due to the unfair treatment Block B had been facing in terms of broadcast, and it seemed that due to this unjust, Block B‘s name was pretty much spread worldwide. They had picked up the hip-hop bad boy images for debut with Freeze! (그대로 멈춰라!) that was banned (twice!) and even produced 100 songs before debut (which I believe it’s mainly Zico’s old works). Interesting facts aside, we were really looking forward to meet these 7 different-from-usual-idol boys.
We reached Block B‘s company’s office, Brand New Stardom, just as half the group arrived – Jaehyo, Taeil, P.O and U-Kwon. The boys greeted us enthusiastically, and went on to their favourite corners of the office as we all waited for the other 3 to arrive after finishing their hair-dos.
While the well-known “IT geek” Taeil assumed his seat in front of the computer, Jaehyo went straight to the practice room to practice singing, while U-Kwon picked up his guitar to strum some chords, and P.O went to the kitchen for some food.
The interview finally started after the remaining members arrived with much apologies – Zico, Park Kyung and B-Bomb. Park Kyung was immediately assigned as our translator, and did a pretty good job!
To our surprise, the other boys could understand basic English too – especially Jaehyo and Zico; Zico was always the first to answer our questions, getting the meanings right immediately.
So without further ado… watch our exclusive interview with Block B below!:
Some side comments; there were parts cut out as we caught some footage that would be too bad for their image (let’s try to protect their image, still! ^^;;) and… Jaehyo tends to speak slowly, with too much elaboration… Other than that, we did not censor any words (in their raps) – which isn’t glaringly obvious.
I really have to thank all the Brand New Stardom staff for their reception, Cho PD, Block B’s managers and Block B themselves. We also attended their live performance the following week for their MTV Match Up showcase (as mentioned in the video) that we have written about over here.
Lastly, the moment you’ve been waiting for… Block B‘s autographed poster giveaway! We have 3 posters for the best BBCs (Fans of Block B) – these posters are out-of-print, plus all 7 members personally autographed on it! So how do you win it?
BLOCK B GIVEAWAY CONTEST
(Follow all the steps!)
Like the Interview Video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyHSLxR6cYw
Comment here on this article with your Email (in the box provided) and Facebook Name:
1) What I want to tell BLOCK B / 블락비에게 하고싶은 말
It can be to one member, it can be to the whole group – we suggest the whole group though!
2) BBC Fan Creation: Be as CREATIVE as possible – you can post pictures you drew of Block B, videos of you dancing or singing to Block B’s songs, write a poem, etc! The boys may see get to see it themselves!
Go to our Facebook page, LIKE it, and post the same content you posted here under this article’s post, and get your friends to LIKE it!
1) The MOST creative answer for “What I want to tell BLOCK B”
2) The BEST “BBC Fan Creation”
3) The MOST ‘Like’d post on (x)clusive’s Facebook article post
Contest ends on 18 September, 11:59PM Singapore time (GMT+8). That’s about 2 weeks to post us your submission – we welcome submissions from everywhere, not restricted to Singapore (but it has to be in English/Korean only). If you have any questions, do tweet us on Twitter or ask on Formspring.
We may have another surprise for you guys at the end of this contest, so stay tuned to (x)clusive! 🙂