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Posted by danisurst AKP STAFF Thursday, November 22, 2018

Zico officially departs from Block B; group to continue with six members

Block B, Zico

Zico has decided to part ways with Block B and their agency Seven Seasons.



The rapper will instead be focusing on his solo career, which includes a solo comeback aimed for sometime next year.


While Zico has yet to decide on a future course of action, he is most likely to be setting up a one-man agency. However, nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Meanwhile, the remaining Block B members -Taeil,B-Bomb,Jaehyo,U-Kwon,Park Kyung, andP.O- will be renewing their contracts and continuing activities as a six-member group.
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SowonderfulBlue Thursday, November 22, 2018 1
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Not that surprising, and I feel like Block B is balanced out well enough where they'll do fine without him. I just think that Zico should've stayed though and just kept doing solo work. It's not like Block B is that active where he wouldn't be able to, but regardless, I think they'll all be fine.

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jigsawpuzzle48 Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

I agree, though it could be possible that his solo activities and possible group activities couldn't be combined which ultimately lead to this? At least they don't seem to have parted ways on bad terms, or I hope not.


Both will end up just fine either way.

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Ohboy69 Thursday, November 22, 2018 4
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Not surprising, but sad all the same. Whatever some may say, Zico was the driving force behind Block B, so I'm curious to see what happens to them now. Anyway, I will continue to support all of them.

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LuhanHobiarelife Thursday, November 22, 2018 3
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Nah they still have Park Kyung

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Ohboy69 Thursday, November 22, 2018 2
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Yes, but let's be real - Zico composed way more songs and had a major impact on Block B, bigger than Kyung (don't get me wrong, I love all of them to pieces, but Block B was Zico's baby),

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ratmonster Thursday, November 22, 2018 2
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Been a long time coming tbh. Block B was basically Zico and friends. Zico is probably more famous then the group tbh.

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crowboy Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Zico is A LOT more famous than Block B as a whole for sure

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alii127 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

agreed

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firebymadclown Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

no..... i knew it was coming but...nooo

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emmamadison24 Thursday, November 22, 2018 5
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Did my article get deleted and replaced with this article? I just wrote this very same article a few minutes ago and even received upvotes and replies but when i click on my notifications it doesn't link to any article except the news timeline?? Because if so, that's messed up. You could've at least notified me?

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crowboy Thursday, November 22, 2018 3
Thursday, November 22, 2018

happens to me all the time. they never notify and they never write in the article that they got the idea from you. the new allkpop layout is good but what is the point in letting normal users write articles if the staff just delete them and repost it themselves? annoying lmao

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emmamadison24 Thursday, November 22, 2018 2
Thursday, November 22, 2018

OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS!! I'M QUITTING THIS SITE! They're basically rIpping off their users! I'll let my mutuals know too. WOW!!

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MunchieMinx Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

OMG!!! I wondered! I commented on that and then it disappeared! That is SO shady for them doing that!

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thedark (Banned) Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

That sucks...

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nnani Thursday, November 22, 2018 2
Thursday, November 22, 2018

This is actually surprising. I always thought, since debut, Jiho was the type of person to say "fuck you" and stay with his group while being a rapper (and an idol rapper to be exact since people shit have this weird mindset idol rappers are fake lmao) and working on his solo. :C I'll always support my babies <3 though I'm afraid for Block-B. They aren't underrated, but they aren't top knotch popular either, and once one member leaves, it slowly goes downhill from there :c. I just wish the best of luck <3

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MillyMil Thursday, November 22, 2018 1
Thursday, November 22, 2018

That's exactly xhat I thought when I read the headline. I'm a bit worried too... But it might have been a hard decision for him take. WISH THEM THE BEST!

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nnani Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Exactly!! Wish them the best for sure!!

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Mkm Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

this is sad.. thats what basically happens if they start to just focus on one member to make the group "more known", the focus will be on that one member forever and they will forget the others.

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RationalK Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

I know everybody knew this was coming, but I'm still sad about it. They had a history together, both personally (like Zico and Kyung being friends for a long time) but also as a group, changing labels together instead of disbanding. And the group never seemed to interfere with Zico's solo schedule before and he definitely had creative freedom. I hope this will turn out well for all of them...

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aylmao Friday, November 23, 2018 2
Friday, November 23, 2018

Shows you fame does change people, really makes me respect the successful artists who don't leave their groups behind

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Nina14red Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

Some people are destined to be solo acts. Staying with a group stifles that for a lot of artists. Imagine a world without solo work from Beyonce, Camilla Cabello, Hyuna and others. Block B will be fine.

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Donna_Dash Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

He stayed with them way longer than anyone else would've. The other members all agreed that Zico does most of the work when it comes to production. They've been living very comfortably of his individual success. I think it's more than fair for him to go solo and focus on his own career now. He has done his part for Block B, shared his wins with the members and made them a lot of money. Let's not make it seem like he is leaving them high and dry, Block B wouldn't be where they were right now if it wasn't for Zico.

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u_chia4 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

If you say you didn't see this coming then you must be blind

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Breadbyun Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

I honestly always felt like he was more solo material; this isn't suprising at all.

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braddahbraddah Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

What a Thanksgiving gift to his fans and group. Lol.

Anyway... it seemed like Zico feat. Block B. I don't even know who the rest of the members are or their names. And it's not because I don't listen to them. I don't listen to other groups like BTS but still know the members names. I will suspect block b to disband soon enough since none of the other members really have what it takes to keep fans interested. Too many people in their music genre is focused on bts.

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Toiletpaper23 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

I thought they would still have atleast one more promotion together before the members start going off to military and separate for good to focus on their solo activity but i guess he’s starting early. Im so sad .

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Hyungshi Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

without Zico not sure Block-B will be the same anymore... all the best for both of them!

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whatever101 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

WELP they might as well should disband considering Zico was the CORE of the group not to mention the freakin LEADER


im kinda surprised they didn't make this decision before releasing a new album since now it feels like weird without a proper goodbye (then again thats basically the NORM in K-pop)

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Bule_Ciel Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

Noo thats so sad although i understand that nothing lasts for every block b is not block without zico didnt zico write most of their songs

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pink_oracle Friday, November 23, 2018 3
Friday, November 23, 2018

Good luck Block B...you're gonna need it tbh.

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 2
Saturday, November 24, 2018

on point pink I mean i was a group of normies with the best rapper in the industry that made the group shine now the stars gone how will the moons shine?

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pink_oracle Saturday, November 24, 2018 1
Saturday, November 24, 2018

The biggest problem is the public perception. Zico was the best known name in the group, people will just assume the group will now fail without him before they've even had a chance.

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 0
Saturday, November 24, 2018

though the doubts are kind legit since no one else in the grooup has shown half as much promise as Zico did.

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sheldon_egg Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

noooo :( He helped bring more attention to Block B, and I loved the usic he made for the group

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melon Friday, November 23, 2018 1
Friday, November 23, 2018

Wonder why he need to leave. Block B is not crazy active and he'll definitely have the time to solo while still participating in the group. Can't understand why he want to drop block B entirely. It's so sad I love block B

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hiroonakamura Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

he prolly wanted more cash from his solos

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dahyessi Friday, November 23, 2018 2
Friday, November 23, 2018

Disappointed but not surprised. We all saw it coming, Zico promoted more as a solo than with block b and the rest always had to wait until zico was done doing his thing to be back with the group and prepare for a comeback and i'm not implying that zico doesn't care about block b but it felt like that's how they worked. Tbh I thought block b was going to disband but it's good tha they won't and w/o zico they may do comebacks more often.

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Donna_Dash Friday, November 23, 2018 1
Friday, November 23, 2018

I mean his music is what is most in demand and the group just isn't as successful on their own no matter how much he promotes with them. It's not fair to expect him to put everything into a group when he is the one that does most of the work and brings in the most commercial appeal. What's the point of dimming your light so others can feel more comfortable?

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dahyessi Tuesday, November 27, 2018 0
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Yeah, but it's obvious that group won't success if they barely do any comebacks and promote for a short period of time. Maybe with zico leaving the other members will shine more and block b will get all the success they deserve

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crowboy Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

it's the same as Jinyoung leaving B1A4 i feel... the sound might be really different because Zico and Jinyoung were the main composers/producers/lyricists... hopefully they do well~

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EricMoen Wednesday, November 28, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Did my article get deleted and replaced with this article? I just wrote this very same article a few minutes ago and even received upvotes and replies but when i click on my notifications it doesn't link to any article except the news timeline?? Because if so, that's messed up. You could've at least notified me?

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elly2k Monday, November 26, 2018 0
Monday, November 26, 2018

Not surprised at all. Never thought he was boy group material. Zico is meant to stand solo. But hats off to him for holding up for Block B all through these years.

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 0
Saturday, November 24, 2018

It was expected as the group was depending too much on Zico. He had to work the most and even in productions.Now imagine somebody doing most of the work for the group and running a solo career.its exhausting. Moreover Zico is the most known member of the group and it isnt by luck. He works the hardest and became the best rapper of the industry

Block B was like 6 moons with a sun. The suns gone lets see what happens now.

Good Luck

At least Block B will need it. Zico will be fine anyways.

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HaveSomeKookies (Banned) Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

It somehow feels that there was more stuff going on behind the scenes. I wonder what the true reasons were for him to leave both label and group. Members like P.O and Park Kyung also have solo activites, yet they're still under the label and in the group.


Either way, his departure is sad... but I'm not surprised.

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Red_Queen Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

Not surprising, but I'm still sad.

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KpopDani Friday, November 23, 2018 2
Friday, November 23, 2018

I'm not surpriseed though. I'm curious to see how Block B will do without Zico

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 1
Saturday, November 24, 2018

And im curious to see what Zico will do without Block B

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KpopDani Wednesday, November 28, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

I mean he has had lots of solo songs so we've already seen what he can do without Block B

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bubbajee Friday, November 23, 2018 1
Friday, November 23, 2018

sad but the remaining members have more than enough talent to do well on their own. also, am pretty sure they can always ask Zico for songs if they want or need to. they're all friends after all.

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 0
Saturday, November 24, 2018

they could have but have you seen their recent posts its like they are making fun of the situation

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ckgnz48 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

LMAOO

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myma Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

noooooooooooooooooo!

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robin1 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

I don't know how the group is going to fair without it's most popular member.....but good luck I guess.....

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kevanimeweird Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

oh wowow like again we havent seen this coming the guy always want to do his own thing anyways we both wish block b and zico in their future endeavors

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Shawol6Ever Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wow. I literally was just watching one of Block B's performances of Shall We Dance. I'm not surprised though.

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NineMusesMinha Thursday, November 22, 2018 1
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving

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GramStan Tuesday, November 27, 2018 0
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Thanksgiving is an American holiday. It means nothing to the rest of the world.

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Crashingshores Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

I mean honestly it just feels right. Like a natural step. All the best.

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hiroonakamura Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

as the leader and the song-writer...how can you leave your group and brothers just because you want more solos for yourself? As if he didnt already make loads of solo releases....

What a way to throw your bros under the bus. I expected more of zico

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edurance Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

His absence won't be much noticed on stage, but definitely in the studio as a writer and composer.

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yeongunnie Thursday, November 22, 2018 2
Thursday, November 22, 2018

I'm not surprised, in fact, I'm grateful that he left. Now the other members will have more room to shine. Zico was obviously hogging the majority of it.

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 1
Saturday, November 24, 2018

you mean Zico was the greatest artist by far among the members had the best talent and is the best rapper in the k industry atm he wasnt hogging the spotlight he deserved it...

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yeongunnie Saturday, November 24, 2018 0
Saturday, November 24, 2018

HOW FUCKING HILARIOUS I'M SCREAMING ZICO IS FAR FROM THE BEST RAPPER IN THE K INDUSTRY WHAT THE FUCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK LMFAOOOOOOOOOO


and the other members are equally as talented, and as i said, they deserve this break.
btw, try to refrain from confusing new talent with original talent because they're not the same, PERIOD.

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Anpanman Friday, November 23, 2018 5
Friday, November 23, 2018

Never liked him to begin with, neither as human being nor as an astist so yay

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 2
Saturday, November 24, 2018

and you are???? do you think your opinion matters when you dont even know him. If you did not like the best rapper in the industry than either you are damn stupid or just a huge fan of some other idol. and that Does not change the fact that he is the best atm.

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Anpanman Saturday, November 24, 2018 1
Saturday, November 24, 2018

and you are???? do you think your opinion matters when you dont even know him. If you love your fave and think everyone should love him for that reason then either you are damn stupid or just a huge delusional fan. and that Does not change the fact that he is far from the best atm.

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ZiMoBb_goatraprs Saturday, November 24, 2018 0
Saturday, November 24, 2018

yeah right and who the best is pray tell?

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kizaru_hijin Friday, November 23, 2018 1
Friday, November 23, 2018

no surprise, coming from a sexist scum, who hates all male celebrities and wishes them to die...just for being male.

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Anpanman Friday, November 23, 2018 0
Friday, November 23, 2018

This..needs...more...ellipses...

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