9:54 pm - 06/19/2012

Remember that Indie Group Y'all Kinda Liked? Here's More on Them.

Having just released their mini album a mere few days ago, the four members of rookie group 4K, consisting of Cory, Seokjun, SungOh and Kisu, are the first group to make their debut under Cho Eun Entertainment.

The boys of 4K were dressed down in their training clothes having just attended a dance lesson an hour before the scheduled interview. The interview was conducted simply in the practice room, starting with the filming of the intro video. Their live rendition of their title track, ‘Rocking Girl’ was sang with passion and oozed of youthfulness. Their vocals were a blend of sweet and husky, with the members harmonizing perfectly together. This group was no doubt ready to conquer the Korean entertainment industry. [omitted the re-cap of the video below]

To get a closer look at what goes on inside the 4K members minds, let’s take a look at their brain maps which were drawn personally by the boys. Quirks include Cory with “Pizza” occupying more than half his mind, and SungOh who included a sweet “Fans (I Love U~)” as a part of his brain map. Check out their brain maps below! 

4K’s profiles on their official website formally states facts like the boys heights range from 177cm and up, that they attended arts schools, and certain members play the guitar. But right now, let’s take a closer look at the fun FAQ profiles the boys have personally scribbled down just for soKoreal!

Name: Hong Seok Jun
Blood Type: O
Training Period: 11 months
Skills: Singing, winning
Hobbies: Dance, Observing Fashion/Clothes, Watching Movies
Fashion Style: Neat and comfortable style
Role Model: Rain, JYP, Wheesung, Usher, Justin
Ideal Type: A woman with charms
Idols Whom you are Close to: Boyfriend- Jeongmin, NoBrain, Wheesung
Animal Look-alike: Dog
Favourite food: Dwaeji-galbi (t/n: pork ribs)
Favourite Music: Ballad and R&B
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Number: 3,7

Name: Choi Kisu
Blood Type: B
Training Period: 2 Years
Skills:Singing, Piano
Hobbies: Bowling, Watching Movies
Fashion Style: Street Urban Style, Hip-hop
Role Model: Insooni
Ideal Type: A woman with pretty eyes
Idols Whom you are Close to: Rainbow-Jisook, Superstar K- Park Pilgyu
Animal Look-alike: Dog, Calf, Monkey
Favourite food: Ramyun, Spicy Rice Cakes, Meat
Favourite Music: Acoustic R&B
Favourite Colour: Black, White, Green
Favourite Number: 7

Name: Cory
Blood Type: A? O?
Training Period: about a year and a half
Skills/hobbies: Cooking, basketball
Fashion Style: Hip-hop, Street Urban Style
Role Model: Teddy, Dr Dre
Ideal Type: A woman with pretty eyes ^^
Idols Whom you are Close to: David Oh, Kim Minseok, Megan Lee
Animal Look-alike: Beagle, Meerkat
Favourite food: Pizza, Pasta
Favourite Music: Hiphop, R&B
Favourite Colour: Green, White
Favourite Number: 2, 24, 28

Name: Yoo Sung Oh
Blood Type: AB
Training Period: 1 year
Skills: Guitar, Piano
Hobbies: Singing, Basketball
Fashion Style: Street, Casual
Role Model: Kim Hyunjoong, Lee Seunggi
Ideal Type: Energetic and out-going personality (IU)
Idols Whom you are Close to: Rania- Jooyi
Animal Look-alike: Parrot, Cute monkey
Favourite food: Chicken
Favourite Music: R&B, Ballad
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Number: 13

Having just made their debut, the interview’s theme was centered around their debut and trainings to let fans gain a little more insight into the lives of these hardworking boys.

Q: Was there any points of times during your trainee days, in which you went through a tough time?
Cory: We had a vocal trainer who trained us since we started training, she was like a mother figure to us as all of us come from different places (n: Cory hails from America and the others come from different parts of Korea). However, she had Cho Eun ent. had to part ways. We all took it hard, and it was the hardest time for us. However, we got over it through our friendship with each other.

Q: How does it feel to have debuted finally?
Kisu: It feels so surreal; like it happened so fast within a short period of time. And many fans gave us interest, so we felt that we had to work harder to repay that.

Q: Which song do you like the most in the Mini Album?
SungOh: Rocking Girl
Cory: Bye Bye Bye
Kisu: Moonlight Sonata
Seokjun: Rocking Girl

Q: Why did you pick the name “4K”? What meaning is there to it?
Cory: “4K” means “For KPOP”, because there are many mainstream pop songs within this genre, and we wanted to change because KPOP is stuck in a mortuary of similar songs. Originally, these 3 (Sungoh, Kisu and Seokjun) were supposed to debut as a typical Kpop ballad group with typical ballad songs, but we decided to take a different road, of Acousitc style, which is not widely commercialized. We’re very happy with the results.

Last but not least, the boys have always been returning the love they have received from fans and are grateful for all the support. Enjoy the video message they have recorded for the fans, and readers of soKoreal.com.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this exclusive interview with rookie group 4K, conducted in a collaboration by soKoreal and 4Kintl. Many thanks to Cho Eun Entertainment, as well as the staff and boys themselves. We wish you all the best in the future and hope you continue to shine brightly.

Sources: sokoreal  4Kdaum  choeunent-boys@tumblr sokorealofficial@yt

Stanning Seokjun hard. His skills include winning and he's close to Wheesung, and if he's close to Wheesung he's close to...

lysblack 20th-Jun-2012 03:46 am (UTC)
i feel obligated to comment just because of the gif :/

and i see you OP misusing the F4 tag!

Edited at 2012-06-20 03:47 am (UTC)
uledy 20th-Jun-2012 03:51 am (UTC)
bloodyhanie 20th-Jun-2012 04:08 am (UTC)
I feel obligated to reply to you because we both feel obligated to comment because of the gif hehehehe

'nway, about 4K, knows nothing about them. too nugu for me (or maybe I just too ignorant)but thanks OP, I'll check them later on.
inati 20th-Jun-2012 03:47 am (UTC)
but wtf are their ages?
uledy why would they exclude that info??20th-Jun-2012 03:50 am (UTC)
heh, good point.

kisu- '90
seokjun- '89
sungoh- '90
cory- '89
inati lol mte20th-Jun-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
thank you very much ( ˘ ³˘)♥
cettefemme90 Re: why would they exclude that info??20th-Jun-2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh, ooh, older than me! Get in, I don't have to feel awkward about wanting to cuddle all of them. At once.

(/dongsang pervert > noona pervert)
___varying 20th-Jun-2012 07:27 am (UTC)
Lol ikr. And meanwhile we already know their favourite numbers and the animals they look like. xD
tiggie0307 20th-Jun-2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Who? Close to who, I mean?
uledy 20th-Jun-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
Why, K-pop's biggest Wheesung fanboy, Mr. Kim Jonghyun, of course.
tha_x 20th-Jun-2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Foreign fans?
Well it sure looks like they are good with fanservice
elizajet 20th-Jun-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Cory is ad-orable. I have a sad weakness for blondes. ;__;

And lol@ that gif. She's so hilarious so far.
palebluedot09 20th-Jun-2012 04:53 am (UTC)
Have they performed live yet?
xxmannequin 20th-Jun-2012 05:33 am (UTC)
No, and most probably they wont be until their official debut as 24k.

4K is 24k's subgroup. 24k has additional 2 members and will be a dance group.

src: http://choeunent-boys.tumblr.com/post/25203313752/impt-trans-4k-is-part-of-24k

Edited at 2012-06-20 05:33 am (UTC)
palebluedot09 20th-Jun-2012 05:42 am (UTC)
damn that sucks
would love to hear them sing live

interesting.. i will keep my eye on them
in_noctem 20th-Jun-2012 05:01 am (UTC)
Lol just what in the world is a woman with charms? A charming woman? I get irrationally irritated every time I see or hear that word.

I wonder why Sungoh takes up such a huge part of Seokjun's mind. Who is this Kim Minseok Cory is close to? I hope it's the qt from SUFBB. And he'd better keep to his word about putting out more music ^_^
xxmannequin 20th-Jun-2012 05:31 am (UTC)
According to choeunent-boys@tumblr they are actually a sub group of 24k. They translated an article from daum stating that. And 24k has 6 members and they will be a dance group. They'll officially debut around July.

I am actually extremely disappointed, because I love their current sound. Rocking Girl and Bye Bye have been on the repeat since the mini came out.
snow_princess21 20th-Jun-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
It doesn't surprise me that (almost) all of them wrote something about diet, but honestly where do they want to get skinnier??

Dear Kpop industry sometimes I just don't understand you...
hisjulliet 20th-Jun-2012 07:11 am (UTC)
stanning the American tbh
obeytheempress 20th-Jun-2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
m2 he's pretty cute
engraved_16 20th-Jun-2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
yes, yes, just everything about this group.

LOL seok jin's 'winning' :DD
and i loove the profile photos, so calm and serene...except cory's which is a selca haha.

honeebs 20th-Jun-2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
I let their stuff play, it didn't grab me.
GAIN MUSCLE should be in one of those bubbles, the army is going to eat this new gen alive.
swhyeon1991 20th-Jun-2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
omg shipping Seokjun x Sungoh so hard rn
kanbinayume 20th-Jun-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
ugh stanning them all, fuck
cettefemme90 20th-Jun-2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Aww, they're all so adorable!

I bet they're hideously younger than me :/

Yes, 'hideously younger' is a perfectly acceptable phrase :p

EDIT: 1989-1990? Awesome, I thought they were going to be about 17 or 18. But slightly older than me? Bring on the thoughts. *insert creepy grin here*

I'm in a weird mood...it's the end of my uni academic year and I'm so happy that I can finally rest, but also terrified of finding out my exam results, which culminates in me thinking about snuggling sexy indie Koreans. Ayup.

Edited at 2012-06-20 10:56 pm (UTC)
itisleezone 26th-Jun-2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
FIGHTING, 4K..in this genre of K-pop!!! p^^q
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