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
raiha_kasep 9th-Sep-2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
“…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.”

gosh,,,i feel so pissed right now,,,he never even showed up once after the injunction issued and he sounds like playing victim..
im just pissed..

and how he degrading other group while pointing at topp dogg..please...dont make others resent topp dogg before their debut..dont ruin my babies
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in_noctem 10th-Sep-2013 01:51 am (UTC)
He's Block B's father essentially. He obviously favoured them a lot, especially Zico no doubt, and called them his children (well he did spend $1m producing the group) etc. but when the lawsuit was filed he didn't want to meet with lawyers. That obviously pissed the fans off, a lot of BBCs were wondering where he was, why he wasn't saying anything to help the guys and it turns out he was basically avoiding them.

As you said, I don't think he knew how to handle the controversies. He's basically showing his incompetence in this interview.
footballfina 9th-Sep-2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
Apparently he shaded EXO hard in this interview too, something along the lines of "You can see that SM's EXO has a lot of members but not one of them has any outstanding talents" which...... lol nice try dude, you sound like an asshole and you screwed Block B big time, like you are in ANY position to talk
hearttaek 10th-Sep-2013 12:56 am (UTC)
Can't waitfor exo fans to eat him alive tbh.
Douche deserves to get his ass handed to him
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jaerotic 9th-Sep-2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
don't appreciate him shading exo in the original interview just to promote his new 13-member boy group.

i'm still really pissed he never did anything to help block b out publicly when they were going through hard times.

Edited at 2013-09-10 12:03 am (UTC)
honeebs 10th-Sep-2013 12:22 am (UTC)
Needs this bitch tag, do we even one?? hahaha
Anyway he found his tongue and finally crawled out from under the fucking rock he was hiding under to speak.

"Nothing has changed" and "it was a good year", oh wait in his new album yeahhhh so he got paid and even had free time to work on his own shit while the boys were in limbo.
Suck a dick Cho PD, they WILL succeed. As for the your revamped business who now has and administration dept and the new group you are mentoring, they are fools.
turdferguson 10th-Sep-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
but we do have a "douche" tag, which i have added
asnindie 10th-Sep-2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Why were people claiming he had nothing to do with Stardom or BLock B anymore, because it sure as hell doesn't sound like it. I really don't like this guy. His handling of Block B and his constant calling out of idols groups for no reason.
in_noctem 10th-Sep-2013 01:44 am (UTC)
Lol he had the nerve to bring up Exo. You best sleep with one eye open.

So he's basically admitting he didn't know how to manage an idol group? Good luck to the 13 members in Topp Dogg. I feel bad for the trainees that we do know, especially Hyosang.
illustratedd 10th-Sep-2013 02:07 am (UTC)
There are 13?! I thought it was just like 4-5.
jjang_intae 10th-Sep-2013 02:02 am (UTC)
He's digging his own grave with that comment about Exo. And excuse me but who are you to be commenting on other groups when you have your own problems? I feel sorry for Hyosang's (and the other members) future already.

I don't understand how he can live with himself knowing that he called Block B his children and completely backed out of the whole thing when they started having problems. Obviously he wouldn't have regrets because knetz apparently still worship him from what I see on netizen buzz

Edited at 2013-09-10 02:08 am (UTC)
missaoki 10th-Sep-2013 02:35 am (UTC)
Just shut up already since you decided to not say anything in the first place. Sheesh. And stop producing groups if you still have this kinda attitude.
turtles_tszx 10th-Sep-2013 06:12 am (UTC)
Lol. This guy cant even manage block b and now trying to produce a bigger group? So far only SM that manages to have successful large group. At the same time shading EXO? I still remember you dissing BigBang/Gd and nothing good comes out of it.
kingalexarnold 10th-Sep-2013 10:35 am (UTC)
lol this guy is an idiot who has not learn a single thing. the worst thing you can do is throw shades to another group with a strong fan base when you are about to debut a group. why alienate a fandom when they could have been potential customers?

if he couldn't manage block b why in the hell is he trying to debut a bigger group? like how does this make sense to him? i feel bad for the new group and i hope for their sake things go better for them.
aaalove 10th-Sep-2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
I feel that hes purposefully confusing with his words dancing around the fact that hes admitting he did what block b sued him for but by blaming them making them sound young and dumb. what an asshole.
sikania 10th-Sep-2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
Cho PD disappointed me so much when the kids went to talk to him but he just ignored them, that was son unfair for block b, since they were so close with him.
It pisses me off that he is trying to be de "victim" here, but it's obvious that he doesn't know how to manage a company.... I'm not hating on Evol 'cause i like them a lot too, but using all Block B's money on them was wrong... he shouldn't debut a group if can't pay the one he has already. Plus I read that ToppDogg is going to debut on october or nearly soon, and he says this comparing them to EXO... WRONG! I saw some exo stans saying mean words on twitter about Block B and ToppDogg when they should go after ChoPd.
SO! I just think that he should stop managing Stardom, leave that for a person who knows how to do it and stop being a dick.
I'm glad that Block B survived and could leave, but I feel sad for Evol because their management is so poor and they barely promote their songs. Let's see if ToppDogg can survive too, I hope they do well because they are very talented.
ayumikoshiro 11th-Sep-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
I remember when he was talking all that shit about GD and Big Bang. Idol Groups and management are nothing like making your own music in the underground market. There is so much more to think about. And it looks like he learned his lesson here the hard way. I remember just waiting for him to fall on his face when he started talking about making his own idol group because it was obvious that he had no idea about anything.

They should cut this toxic ass who knows nothing away and move on. He was silent when they needed him the most but he has so much to say now.
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