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Posted by AKP STAFF Saturday, April 23, 2011

Block B show off their charms on "Starry Night"


Over the past week, Block B guested on MBC's radio program,"Park Kyung Lim's Starry Night", in seven minute segments per day to let fans get to know each of the seven individual members on a more personal level. The boys also performed their entire debut EP - "Wanna B", "Freeze", and "Is It Only Me?" - as well as a track from leader Zico's self-produced mixtape, "Turn Around". Main vocalist Taeil also performed a cover of Kim Bum Soo's "Please". When asked about the meaning behind their group name, Zico explained, "It's actually derived from the term 'blockbuster', which is typically used to describe movies of larger, impressive scales. We hope to have the same blockbuster effect on the Korean music industry." [caption id="attachment_261717" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Zico, B-Bomb, Kyung, Taeil"][/caption] The series of profile talks kicked off with "Birth of A Great Star" contestant, Taeil. Fans were surprised to hear that he had a high-toned talking voice, when they were used to his deep and powerful singing voice. Taeil revealed a unique hobby of raising exotic fishes; he had 50 before he cut down to 10 just before beginning his promotions with Block B. Moving on to B-Bomb (Minhyuk), who's also from "Battle Shinhwa", he revealed that his unique name actually held two meanings. First, 'bibum' in Korean means to be unique and rare, which are qualities he hopes to embody. 'Bibum' was then stylized into B-Bomb to give his name a double meaning of 'explosive influence'. When asked which senior he'd like to meet, he chose Big Bang's Seungri. Member Jaehyo revealed that he was  and that he's close friends with IU and that one of his specialties were 'office work'. When pressed for more details, he revealed that it was actually listed by his parents because of his fast typing skills. Jaehyo can apparently type 600 keys per minute, which stunned the MC and listeners alike. [caption id="attachment_261715" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Jaehyo, U-Kwon, P.O."][/caption] Block B's self-proclaimed 'smile representative' U-Kwon showed off his interests in the arts by introducing his favorite movie, book, and song to the listeners. He recommended the song "I'm Scared of the Dark Tonight" by 10cm, the book "Shiny Shiny Shining" by Ekuni Kaori, and the movie "The Hangover." Park Kyung was teased by MC Park Kyung Lim for being only one character off from her own name and was asked to share any stories he had regarding their similarity in name. To the amusement of others, Kyung assured that his name was indeed only one character long. The leader and the group's producer, Zico, performed a short but sweet freestyle rap for the listeners of the show, and went on to reveal that his hobbies included watching American comedies and writing raps. Both hobbies went hand in hand, as he said that he picked up a lot of witty ideas for his raps from comedy scripts. Lastly, the group's youngest, P.O., was teased for his deep, husky voice, but turned around and stunned listeners by pulling off a voice imitation of Jo Kwon's high-toned thin voice. Check out the subbed segments below! == <  "Freeze" + (Profile Talk: Taeil, B-Bomb) > - < "Wanna B" + (Profile Talk: Jaehyo, U-Kwon, Kyung) > - < "Is It Only Me?" + (Profile Talk: Zico, P.O.) > - < "Turn Around" + Discussion > - < "Please (Cover)" + Discussion > - Source: MBC Starry Night

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