5:07 pm - 09/09/2013
Cho PD "I have no regrets about Block B, I just hope they succeed"
Cho PD confessed his thoughts about Block B.
He addresses the separation due to financial issues with the group he had found, Block B, in his new album. In the extraordinarily thoughtful lyrics of the 2nd and 3rd tracks, “Nothing has changed” and “It was a very good year”, Cho PD did not hide his feelings about what happened with Block B.
“When you’re a bit young, you have ideals. Without actually experiencing it yourself, you can only know superficial things through books or movies, right? There are many things that are completely different in the nature of real life. Looking in from the outside as a producer or company staff, I thought I could just work hard with the kids and do PR, but the reality was that I had to deal with publicity, networking, financial affairs, operations, and rubbing shoulders with people. After experiencing those things, rather than thinking, “I can’t do this”, I thought, “After this all passed, I think I offered the cause a lot”. The lyrics express that kind of frankness. Especially in “It was a very good year”, it means that this year was the best year, right? There were bad things that happened but they’ve been resolved, and there’s 5 months left so let’s make it the best year, it has that kind of meaning. It was one of the most severe years of my life, but after it passed I was happy, some kind of feeling like that?”
Block B is a hip hop idol group that was ambitiously made by Cho PD who runs Stardom Entertainment. But this past January, Block B filed an injunction against Stardom for the termination of their contract due to non-payment, and they have transferred to another agency.
“I have no regrets. Rather than regrets, I feel sorry. There were too many happenings at such a young age in such a short amount of time. I hope that they do well now.”
He showed his side of self-reflection saying, “At the end of last year before the issue exploded, there were many business offers. At that time I was easily swayed and blinded, and I didn’t make the right decisions. I looked back at a lot of things the last 6 months. If this situation did not happen, then I would still not have been able to see what was wrong.
Afterwards, Cho PD changed the office operations system.
“All the office staff except two people has been changed. Right now the administration team has the most members. Before, we did not have an administration team at all. Now the administration and planning teams come before the management team. We’ve completely reset.”
At the question about if he felt any regret about Block B because the response to them had been good, Cho PD was at a loss for words for a moment.
“…I haven’t even felt if this is better or what. Because money was continuously going out until that time. If I had taken care of them more, they would have at least made money… so at that time it was hard.”
(T/N: Information that do not relate to Block B have been omitted in this translation.)
source: XSPORTSNEWS via NATE and translated by Youngha@ BLOCKBINTL