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Block B talk about their album + relationship with Cho PD and Stardom Entertainment

By alim17   Thursday, October 3, 2013   47,438   606   115
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Having just released their third new mini-album 'Very Good' on the 2nd, Block B attended a press conference on the 3rd at Korea University's Hwa Jung Gymnasium.


SEE ALSO: Block B make their awaited return with 'Very Good' MV + mini album


During the conference, they told the reporters, "We have a good relationship with Stardom Entertainment and Cho PD.  Just yesterday, we received a supportive message."


They also revealed, "As we did not know when the album would be coming out, we worked diligently," and "The songs we worked on during that time are all in this album."


'Very Good' is their first album in a year and has a light and cheerful rhythm as well as merry lyrics.


Member Zico said, "It is a song that shows our confidence in being the best.  The cheerful vibe symbolizes that we are the best.  Compared to previous albums, this is more perfectly complete, so we hope you will listen to it well."


Zico had personally composed, wrote, and produced for this album.  He said, "As we spent a lot of time together, it was easy to grasp each member's personality and discover a genre that matched each individual.  However, if I were to pick a part that is still difficult it would be the thought that our personal spectrum might not be good enough."


Lastly, they revealed, "We started working on the sketch for 'Very Good' since April; there were many complications.  Seeing as how we were trying to mix many different genres, there were also many problematic areas.  We completed it difficultly."


In the past, Block B had endured a lot of problems with Cho PD and their past agency Stardom Entertainment, causing them to sue the latter and ultimately lose.  However, it appears both parties have resolved their issues as the boys are now pursuing activities with new agency Seven Seasons.


Source: OSEN via Nate

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annep1987 Saturday, October 12, 2013

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junsukiyoo Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hahaha. If only Block B joined YG. GD Zico would be da bomb! lol. #randomimagination

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nopeyourewrong Saturday, October 5, 2013

A concert promoter was asked how much it cost to get GD (only GD, not the whole group) to perform at an event. He replied combine EXO and Shinee's asking price and it still wouldn't be enough. YG likes to handpick verrry young trainees and trains them for a verrry long time. YG, as a man, is brilliant and his priority is quality control and gobs of PROFIT. I personally paid $1,000 for my VIP ticket to see GD. While Block B had gone unpaid since 2011, Zico said, "If I could, I'd make everything free for BBCs." Did you know how much they charged for the Very Good Showcase? $1. One frikkin' dollar per fan. Scalper tickets were cancelled. They kept their word. At this rate, Block B may never own a Lamborghini like GD. Block B may never get paid $50K-$100K just to sit in the front row during Paris Fashion Week like GD. But, that's okay because Block B's happier now than they've ever been. Block B and YG have totally different priorities.

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blockblicious Monday, October 7, 2013

@nopeyourewrong I didn't think it was possible, but now I love them even more

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bokbunja Friday, October 4, 2013

I thought they won their lawsuit.. if they didn't win how were they able to sign with another agency? :/

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nopeyourewrong Friday, October 4, 2013

As the suit filed by Block B was thrown out for insufficient evidence (the verdict's actual semantics were odd), Block B refused to work/promote under Stardom as they would've approached years of non-payment for all their hard work. That would be slavery. Stardom had more than one lawsuit against them concurrently. Since Stardom lost against ShowNote, they were now obligated to pay ShowNote the 600Million Won. Stardom's non-payment of Block B gives you a hint that Stardom's not exactly wise/prudent/responsible with financial matters. If you were Stardom and you already pissed through the money the court just ordered you to pay back and Block B can't trust you, what would you do? Release Block B from their contract for an undisclosed settlement.

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bokbunja Saturday, October 5, 2013

@nopeyourewrong Ah I see.. so Block B were paid then? Thanks for letting me know ^^

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nopeyourewrong Saturday, October 5, 2013

@bokbunja No, they were not paid. They were released to another agency for an undisclosed settlement in order to avoid having to pay Block B and lawyers. Ongoing lawsuits are expensive. The one thing of value Stardom owned was the name Block B. However, without the members working for Stardom, the name hurt their business more than it was worth.

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nopeyourewrong Saturday, October 5, 2013

@bokbunja Block B wanted to be released from their contract because they were pretty much being exploited. Even their family was swindled by the CEO. Not only were they not paid, but their parents were stolen from also. If you work and employer doesn't pay you, you would want to quit, right? Imagine your employer saying you can't quit because they own you, but they'll consider it for $60,000. Then your parents pay the money, but your boss still refuses to let you go. Do you really think that employer will ever pay you and your parents back? Do you think your boss just withheld the money for safekeeping under a mattress? ShowNote was able to prove funds were misappropriated. So, remember, the best predictor of future behavior is the past behavior. If someone's inclined to mishandle money, don't expect them to pay back debts.

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