Taeyang's Interview with 10Asia [NEWS]

Shared by on May 14, 2012  

"See you in two years," Taeyang said after he wrapped up his interview with 10Asia. The magazine has been interviewing the artist in two-year basis: in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. What this coincidental meeting with Taeyang left was a recorded process of his growth as a grown up and changes he had in his life. The idol who first made his public appearance through a reality program in 2006, which revealed all his debuting process to the viewers, became a rising star in black music in the country with his first solo album released in 2008. In 2010, he showed off his talent that gave him the title of a composer, producer and performer in his first full-track album "Solar." Finally in 2012, Big Bang began sweeping local and international music charts with "ALIVE," even gaining the 'Worldwide act' award at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Now, they are waiting to kick off 'the' world tour. During the past six years, the 18-year-old boy has grown to become a 24-year-old man and his group, Big Bang is only a few steps away from meeting a new world. Having experienced the success and the worst scenarios as artists in the past few years, Taeyang is now standing at the half point of his 20s. The group's popularity has reached its peak and they're ready to make a new start. Even if it is possible that Big Bang could become bigger stars than they are now, restoring the same vibe and beauty they have right at this moment of their lives would be impossible. 10Asia will be recording that moment of each member for the next five days. First to come is, of course, Taeyang. We hope to meet him again in 2 years.

"I realized that I just wanted to be free."

Q: You guys wrapped up promoting yourselves in Korea. It seemed like everything you guys would do in one year was all done within just three months. How does it feel?
Taeyang: It was busy but personally, it felt good to think that this was a new start. If we were doing our music activities like this in the past, it would have been hard. But this time, the results were pretty successful and rolling out an album during one of our most difficult times rather helped us. And we were pretty confident about the latest release too.

Q: It literally seemed like a new beginning for Big Bang. You guys are receiving positive responses not just in Asia but also in the United States and Europe. You even garnered an award from the MTV EMA and entered the Billboard chart without any special promotion.
Taeyang: I highly appreciate all the love we have been receiving with "ALIVE," but it feels rewarding and natural at the same time. I've been dreaming about this day in the past.

Q: You imagined that this would happen?
Taeyang: It doesn't mean that I expected how successful I'll get. I'm talking about my attitude. While going through so many things and preparing the album, I felt so many things. I began appreciating the other members more and thought that we could do anything with this mindset and confidence. During Big Bang's promotional period, I always drew the things that I'll achieve in my mind.

Q: Was meeting global musicians and collaborating with them a part of that picture you had? Now, Big Bang can work with international artists like Under Dogs and Diplo.
Taeyang: I'm so happy that we're now working with producers that we've been looking up to all these years. But this is what we had in our minds the whole time. We wanted this to happen but we sort of knew that it was going to happen. It was just a matter of time. But meeting Queen's guitarist Brian May was truly inspiring. I was not a passionate fan of Queen when I met him but after that day, I started listening to Queen's music. I was highly influenced by Queen's Freddy Mercury. Don't we look good together? (laugh)

Q: To be honest, no. (laugh)
Taeyang: I wasn't talking about vocal techniques but being free. In the past, I had a lot of things in my mind that was not related to music. I also had things in my life that I'm not so proud of. But I think I've changed a lot.

Q: I think your fans and other people saw that change as well. Randomly dancing in a variety program and putting your arm around IU were so unlike you.
Taeyang: People might feel a bit unfamiliar with new me. But this is just who I am. If I had this idea that celebrities need to be perfect, I won't be acting like this. But I realized that I just wanted to be free.

Q: Well that explains why you're so vibrant on stage these days. You were showing more limited moves in the past but when performing "FANTASTIC BABY," you look like you're really enjoying yourself.
Taeyang: Before, I calculated my moves not to influence my breathing to sing better. I had to do that to feel satisfied. But all I think about now is giving off a good energy on stage. I used to take ten minutes to meditate in a restroom to organize my thoughts. But nowadays, I always bring my speaker everywhere I go and listen to the songs I like. It's keeping what's real and getting rid of other thoughts I have in mind.

"After all, regardless of genres, what inspires my music is just a good energy."

Q: When you were promoting yourself with a solo album two years ago, you focused on every detail in recording songs. It was the same on stage performances as well. But this time, everything seems more implusive.
Taeyang: That's actually the talent I had. At some point, I was fitting myself into the frame that I thought I had to be like. I controlled myself and became a perfectionist in preparing my performances. But think about how broad and extensive 'music' is. Stupid enough, I was trying to find an answer in it. I realized that I'm still too young to find answers to such questions. Of course, that provided me a chance to know more about what music is. I think I found what I want naturally as time passed.

Q: Was there a special incident in that it made you think that way?
Taeyang: Well, I didn't have a special incident for it but last year's trip gave me a really good influence. I flew to Los Angeles last year, without planning things, and I visited Chris Brown's studio with Teddy. Seeing how he makes music inspired me so much. I mean, Korean artists produce amazing music too but they inevitably have to concern about their songs' popularity. But I felt that he doesn't care about those things and make music that he likes. I found that they record about 100 songs to make an album. Here, we don't start at all if we don't like the song when listening to it, but he tries everything. Whether you like it or not, you just record the song first. I learned a new way of approaching music. I've always liked music but I realized that I had more worries than joy when making music.

Q: Was that shown in your last solo album? I heard that you made music after watching snow falling out the window. When listening to the tracks, I felt that you had a lot on your mind when making those songs.
Taeyang: I don't know what the reason is, but something was shadowing my eyes. I had so many things that I wanted to achieve but I had no energy to pull that off. They say that it's a ritual for idol groups to go through major internal fights at their fifth year mark of their debut and we had that with other problems and accidents. There were no problems within our group and that sort of made me feel a bit tired in the process. While working non-stop, I just stopped seeing and learning things and just kept being loved by my fans. Usually, I draw a big picture of what I'll do and will achieve at the beginning of every album promotion, but I had no picture at all before releasing "ALIVE."

Q: It sounds to me like being conscious of other people pressured you even more.
Taeyang: Yes, I think it was a transition period. It's difficult to explain in words, but I think I made myself that way eventually. Now I'm free from being conscious of how other people see me. Actually, I was about to drop another solo album last year but I couldn't. It didn't feel okay about doing a solo activity while other members are going through a hard time. Instead, I traveled and got inspired. I began being honest about my feelings and dancing in variety programs. (laugh)

Q: At the beginning of your singing career, you showed natural moves when dancing. Did you regain that energy?
Taeyang: Yes, I now know that being natural and free is my talent. After all, regardless of genres, what inspires my music is just good energy. The energy I had as a rookie artist can be felt through the music I made that time. Whether it's R&B or whatever, the energy that an artist has is everything about his or her song's everything. That probably explains why, the first recordings are the best when recording tracks. You could come out with better versions in terms of techniques, but the final decision is always the first file you recorded. Almost all tracks in "ALIVE" are the first ones we recorded in our studio.

Q: Your vocal in "FANTASTIC BABY" is quite surprising to think that it's the first file of recording. The song's based on a fast electronica sound, but you don't lose that distinctive voice tone you show in black music. That all harmonize in a dynamic sound.
Taeyang: How you sing a song is not that important. Whether it's black music or a different genre, I now have my own energy that could cover songs with my own color.

Q: Then you must have so many styles of music that you'd like to sing in the future.
Taeyang: For example, now I have a wider picture for my future solo album. I was obsessed in pushing black music for my solo albums because people have a bias of me in doing the genre. I wasn't able to find the music I really like doing. That could have stopped me from absorbing different styles of music I could have in the past. I used to only listen to black music in the past, but now it's more diverse.

"I want to make this team the best in the world."

Q: So now you don't have a distinction between Teayang as a member of Big Bang and Taeyang as a solo musician?
Taeyang: You got that right. I used to deny to those questions in the past but I guess I was in a dilemma. There was a time when I thought I had my share of work in Big Bang and it was my album if I put my 100 percent effort. But after all, what's important was that wherever I am at, the songs I sing have to be the best in anywhere. While producing "ALIVE," I felt that I wanted to make this team the best in the world. The dilemma I had in the past is now meaningless.

Q: The world's best? I'm guessing it's not like topping the Billboard.
Taeyang: Of course not. By saying 'the best,' I mean 'becoming a more free person than anyone else when doing music.'

Q: Your world tour that's about to start soon could provide you a chance to reach that goal, huh?
Taeyang: I'm expecting a lot. I noticed that more-than-expected number of people's eyes are on us. Technically, we're at a starting point and we have so many things that we want to experience. We want to show the world that what Korean musicians can do.

Q: You'd really have to pump out all your energy. (laugh)
Taeyang: My plan this year is not to rest. (laugh) No joke, I've never cared how old I am till now, but it's inevitable to be concerned about my age. Being 24, this could really be the best year of my life in terms of success. I'd love to go out and play but I don't. There's this energy and talent that I can't control inside me. If I waste that energy on playing outside and hanging out with friends, there will be nothing left to show on stage. So I always save that energy. That's one of the reasons why hiatus is difficult period for me to bear. I have nothing to do. (laugh)

Q: You look really excited about all the things you're about to do in the future. (laugh)
Taeyang: I love it. Working on this album was the happiest period of my life since my debut. I did things I wanted to do and we were heading to the right direction. The band at the concert for example, it was perfect. The session players in the band, who came from abroad, practiced all our songs in advance and made us listen to it. They perfectly practiced all our songs. It was like walking into a whole new world. Their play even made me love the songs that I was getting tired of listening.

Q: So would it be different to play "Look Only at Me" with the band session?
Taeyang: It's embarrassing to say this, but "Look Only at Me" is an amazing track. I can't believe that it's my song. (laugh) I feel that I was too young when I recorded this track a few years ago. It was a bit difficult to digest too so I couldn't immerse when singing it. I think I could do better if I have a chance now.

Q: So how is it to look back on yourself six years ago?
Taeyang: Whenever I think about my past, I think that I was stupid. (laugh) I don't know if I should say this myself (laugh) but I was really pure and naive back then.

Q: Last question. What does Big Bang mean to Taeyang?
Taeyang: Whenever I get a question about Big Bang, I tell reporters that 'Big Bang is just Big Bang.' I think that's the right answer to the question. No matter what metaphors I use, it doesn't suit our group. How people perceive us doesn't affect who we are and it's possible that our popularity may die in the future. But I'm not scared of that. It's okay if we go through an accident and can't go up on stage. The reason why we can continue doing our music is because us five are enjoying our time together as a team. We all like music and wherever we go and whatever we do, I'm thankful that we're together. I have no fear and this is how it's gonna be.

Editor in Chief : Kang Myeong-Seok.
Reporter : Yoon Hee-Seong.
Photographer : Chae ki-won.
Editor : Lee Ji-Hye.
Editor : Monica Suk.
Source : http://goo.gl/g381P

Under: , News/Info, Taeyang

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001561627701 Seti Tesefay

    in "black music" really

    • SpamEgg

      Yeah, unfortunately that's the term they use for R&B music in South Korea. I don't know if they're aware that it's racist though.

      • SpamEgg

        Just to add, I don't think it's offensive though since they think highly of this so-called "black music" and seeing how a lot of Korean artists cite it as one of their influences.

        • BigBangBaby

          No, they don't used the term in an racist or offensive manner.  It's done more out of ignorance and not knowing musical history rather than anything else.

        • Kneesshi

          Yeah I agree. Btw the right word we're looking for here is not racist but politically correct. For e.g the better term for maids would be housekeepers, same for "black" music, should be r n b

    • dodo18

      get over it lol !!! for asian it means rn'b and hip hop , but that awkward momen that not only black peoples sing that kind of style . but in a way it is kinda true rn'b & hip hop is a style of music that was created by black peoples

      • BigBangBaby

        No, you don't tell someone to get over a misappropriated label rather you educate Korea/Koreans so they can understand.  Also, I'll mention again for a third time. Black people also created Jazz, Blues, Rock N Roll (before Elvis) and modern day Pop, so basically all modern Western music except Heavy Metal should be categorized as Black music.  You probably didn't know that, but now you do.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/HirooNakamura Hiroo Nakamura

           THIS!

          Well said

      • Guest

        I agree with Bigbangbaby.

        I am sick and tired of the attitude some fans have when they tell people to just "get over it lol" like it's some joke and it doesn't mean anything to protect your bias.

    • Carol

       Taeyang fans of korea asked 10asia to replace the term "Black Music" with "R&B/HIP HOP" and to correct some other mistranslations.
      And 10asia updated this article with revisions.
      here >>>>
      http://10.asiae.co.kr/Articles/new_view.htm?sec=ent0&a_id=2012051415492014046

      Thanks for your feedbacks and opinions.
      BTW...
      The term of BLACK MUSIC is truely used in an honorable way in korea, it's not from the racism at all ...
      I hope you not to misunderstand korean ppl :)
      But we also think it can cause many misunderstandings
      outside korea, thank you so much for opinion again.
      Thank you :))

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001561627701 Seti Tesefay

    what the hell is the with the "black music." It is called R&B/ hip-hop. Yes, it did start in African American communities, but a lot of people from different countries and races use this genera. We don't call classical music "white music." 

    • http://www.bigbangupdates.com/ VIP4Daesung

      In Korea and in Korean it is the term they use for hip hop/ R&B... You have to just understand that. It's literally the exact translation to English, versus what it means... Korean culture and ways just use that term. You have to understand that and accept that they have different ways to say and expres things, like every world culture does. To be honest, it's only in recent years/ the new generation that racism in Korea has reduced and acceptance has come into the make way of being... So they also are still working with words and sayings that are left over from an older way of being. We just have to accept that as fans and welcome the new changes and what is presented to us.

      • dodo18

        as much i agree with you , korea just seem like living in the past siecle , like seriously what kind of journalism use those kind of words in a interview . and no as much i like bigbang i don't like most of the things going in korea , loving bigbang don't mean i have to like korea as a country

        • http://www.bigbangupdates.com/ VIP4Daesung

          Understand, Korea is also in a great amount of change... Just in general. Korean culture is ever changing and expanding, so they are not really in the past anymore.

      • BigBangBaby

        I agree with some of the things you say but not all. As fans, we should also educate and encourage our artists, so when they misspeak, we should show them their errors and how it can be misunderstood by others. I'm not talking about attacking them, berating them or calling them names, but fans should clarify the situation so artists don't continue with the same errors.  We should not "just accept" or "deal with it".  Fans should find a way to a polite way to educate them. For example when I lived in Korea (I lived in korea for 4 years & Japan 3 years), if I did something that was against Korean customs a friend would explain, "maybe you shouldn't do this/that b/c it could be misunderstood due to .... and that helped me learn about Korean culture. They didn't yell at me but explained it politely.  I appreciated it b/c it helped me understand a culture that I wasn't familiar with.  This is the same thing that fans should do for the artists they support.  Explain to them the cultural differences in a polite way and then they can become more knowledgeable and appreciated. As Fans, we have to foster change as well.

        • Boogieman

          this term is being used in an interview in korea so that's why the translation is the way it is....if an interview was made in the US they would be aware of this and not use it....it's just a term that is used in korea for them

        • BigBangBaby

          @Boogieman, the term is not only used in interviews but actually in music stores.  I have lived in Korea and Japan and frequented music stores.  They have a "black music" section.  As I stated before, the label isn't racist, it's just too narrow and shows the lack of music knowledge 

        • Bluemaid

           Oh, Just dropping by to say I really enjoy your comments :)

        • Guest

          @462a4d658a6d60b10d15f5eba43d1a5c:disqus 

          I am SO glad there are people like you in these kinds of forums. That was a very mature and thought out comment.

      • BBfanfan

        In Korea, the word black music is not used as a racial word. Rather then, there is a tendency to long for some singers who do black music, especially R&B. There are not so many R&B singers in korea. And people likes to feel the soul of black people from Korean, i mean, from Asians through that kind of music. And they seem to think that singers who is doing black music are possible to get popularity in USA rather than doing dacne genre etc. I think the editor(interviewer) also likes black music very much. Anyway there is no racial discrimination intention in saying the word.

  • dodo18

    gotta love taeyang passion for music , nice interview

  • http://twitter.com/iVIPkpopper 알렉스♕

    “I want to make this team the best in the world.” AMAZING! ♥ he's an inspiration!

  • http://twitter.com/neecalovesSOL Danica ( 대니카 )

    This article best explains why I can't get my bias off TAEYANG. Always smart, honest, and natural when expressing his thoughts. "PURE AND NAIVE" made me laugh though.haha

  • http://twitter.com/sev_tr Sev&GD

    we can see that taeyang and Bigbang really matured and grows. I love everything in this interview. That's right, TAE just be who u are, your fans love u for that<3
     can't wait to read other members' interview especialy GD's ^^

  • https://twitter.com/#!/elanieyzww blackvip

    "I want to make this team the best in the world". im so touched :*)

    whenever i read YB's interview i can see his passion on music like a true musician. how he give his everything on it made me lil' inspired and motivated to go after what i chasing all this while. not to mention i love his voice the most. he sings with his soul and passion together. enjoys his moment on stage with the other member. no wonder i love all his solos and keep played them over and over again. frankly he not my bias, but from time to time, he is. and all Big Bang members are my bias.

    wishing for YB and BB will stay together till the end and keep produce great musics. hwaiting!~

  • BBisVip12

    oh man, so long! @@~

  • crunchy_sushi

    I know you are a hard worker taeyang. And really passionate about music but please please go and date. Or get a girlfriend! Chaebal!

    "It's okay if we go through an accident and can't go up on stage. The reason why we can continue doing our music is because us five are enjoying our time together as a team. We all like music and wherever we go and whatever we do, I'm thankful that we're together. I have no fear and this is how it's gonna be."

    I'm usually not an emotional person but I have tears in my eyes when I read this part T.T such an honest interview. We are thankful too taeyang! Vip for life! *cheesy*

  • Guest

    Av learnt 2 cut them some slack with this 'black music' reference even though they r like the most advanced technologically hence the most exposed imo but  in most of Afrika for example everyone with u know cute lil eyes is Chinese to us, doesnt matter if they r japanese/korean etc to us we just say Chinese. Now thats of cuz very inappropriate and offensive even but we were first exposed to Chinese stuff, Bruce Lee and all that so we mean no harm and yeahs it is the way it is i guess, plus its not like they r using the 'n' word or anything ; ) 

  • http://twitter.com/Mellisa_87 ♔ VIPLover

    Wow! Sweet vocalist Taeyang, grew up to be a beautifully nice person (musician).

  • BIGGIEBANG

    " 'Big Bang is just Big Bang.'.......
    No matter what metaphors I use, it doesn't suit our group." no metaphors can describe how great bigbang is.

  • embigbang

    This is a very thoughtful interview and I HELLA LOVE IT!

  • http://twitter.com/Sing_4ever_BB Ynes Luu

    yeah!!! like you now more

  • Chielicious_04

    I love you Dong Young Bae!!

  • Ann

    Hmmm Taeyang always have long mysteriously deep answers... Somehow I get it but this time, I'm kinda left worried lol Him being all prudent and naive is part of who he is anyway, don't really understand why he thinks that something him or anybody in general have to work on. That's just personality... I'm surprised by how he understand the music he has to make too now... Hope he won't completly change his orentation. Well, I shouldn't be that surprised because Taeyang is never satisfied whatsover... He was disappointed by Hot, and now he found obvious flaws on Solar... I think he is still finding his own style. But to me, he really is where he belongs in terms of music : rnb music. He loves it and his voice seems to be born to sing that kind of music. Him trying to experience other style is good I guess but I hope he won't lost his way too much.
    Franckly, I'm saying all that because I am afraid of what he will come up with his upcoming solo album lol I can't wait to hear it
    I'm hoping he won't go in the direction of chris brown, usher are taking in terms of rnb music, trying to incorporate too much pop and bad soo bad electronic. I hope he will still provide us with good old rnb songs or maybe take the orientation of artists like Franck Ocean or The Weeknd, rnb but incoporating experimental music of the 20's if that makes sense.
    I love what he said about bigbang and how he wants to be free when making music. What I am really glad is that he finally found the answer to the dilemma between himself as a solo artist and himself as a Bigbang member.
    Anyway, I believe in my husband, I can't deny I'm a little worried sometimes lol, can't wait for the next album <3

    • dodo18

      never stop dreaming (sorry i had to say this ) miss you talk to you friday!

      • Ann

        lmao miss u too !!

    • mysun

      you wrote the things I thought and felt..^^

    • maybelle

      "By saying 'the best,' I mean 'becoming a more free person than anyone else when doing music'."
      now im stating it again ^___^ 
      he always mentions 'freedom' when it's about creating his music, and somehow when RnB is still not so popular in South Korea i think he's done it well. 
      With BB, like GD said, they take the different path that not other kpop idols do, & they have proven then they succeed.
      I dont think i have anything to worried abt my babae because reading one more interview like this, i cant help smiling cuz i know that's how he is, that the way he share his feelings where his serious & thoughtful side always shows.
      the more i know about him, the more i feel in love with this man :)
      cant wait to his next album 
      & my dear, let me repeat to u: NEVER (EVER) STOP DREAMING! kkk

    • fantasticelastic

      Yeah I totally agree. I'm kinda nervous about his upcoming solo album because I think HOT and Solar were perfect and timeless. And he has expressed that he is liking dubstep music which is just.... worrisome imo. lol I'm sure the majority of his stuff will still be R&B but maybe there will be more experimental tracks which is not necessarily a bad thing.... It'll be interesting to see Taeyang trying something totally new but no matter what it is I'm sure he'll still bring his own colour and "feel" to it. 

  • Meow

    legit tears reading this article. i felt like he have an epiphany or something and its beautiful. He's beautiful. Taeyang you're such an inspiration and i hope big bang will go on until whenever<3

  • http://twitter.com/T_Deena TeyD

    Oh yes, I really like this interview, I know, Taeyang more hyper now. Showing the true side of himself, enjoy every movement on stage, and not forget in variety show, yeah you know Sushi Dance is the best. Hell yeah Swag Sushi dance. and I spotted TaeU, damn my TaeU shipping become high. sorry VIPs.

    "Look Only at Me" is an amazing track. I can't believe that it's my song"
    yeah agree, look only at me is the best track, so manly, I like it too

    "My plan this year is not to rest" --------> yes, please make it true, give me music more, sorry VIPs if iam selfish, I want BigBang dominate the KPop world again, Iam tired last year BB got so many hatred, this year BB must proof to all haters and losers, who's The Real King.

  • LuvTABI4ever

    seriously, before ALIVE i always thought that he's more enjoying when he debut his solo album than bigbang's activities...and a bit worry about him... cause he always gave me the thoughts that he will leave bigbang but I'm happy enuff to see he said all these words that he appreciated bigbang as a group and wanted to make them the best... ^_^ proud of yaaa!!!!

    • BBVIP

      sometimes, i think it's important to show their love and belief towards Bigbang and members to fans. not even Taeyang, what if GD&TOP left Bigbang when they debut as a unit or what of Daesung or GD left Bigbang last year? there is no more Bigbang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742905400 K Dol Kan

    Sounds like a Freeeee man to me!! Taeyang.. wish you all the best in all your future endeavors!!

  • Pennyhofs

    cool!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003383066645 Kittyvip Top

    TAEYANG is truely inspiration of people all around the World to sing and dance! to be hard worker and better person! 
    look at his song "Wedding Dress" there're more over 10 countries all over the world covered TAEYANG's singing! dancing! piano playing! <33 and that song Taeyang co-composed it <3 I'm so proud of him.

    TAEYANG is truly amazing mad multi-talented artists! he has the whole complete package! even thought he's the most prankster & naughty boy but when it comes to music and working he's the most serious one! that's why sometime we see him quiet because in his head it's about his work and music.
    Taeyang is one of the artists who have the most passion for the music that I've ever seen! so that's why sometimes Taeyang's fan said Taeyang wanna marry    his music <333 LOL

    this's one of many reasons that make me love and respect TAEYANG so much!!!

  • silenceaj

    "See you in two years," 
    I dont like this words......Hopefully it just words...no meaning behind it.....

    • mysun

      The magazine has been interviewing the artist in two-year basis: in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012

  • Kakalaka

    wtf? black music is not a racist term, and it's used for both r&b and rap music.  in europe we all used the word black music, even on tv they use this word.

    • BigBangBaby

      I don't think Black music is a racist term. It's just not accurate, As I mention in my post below. Black people have molded and formed most musical genre that have come from the modern West such as Jazz, Soul, Blues, R&B, Rock n Roll, Pop, etc.  So when people only refer to R&B and Hip Hop as Black music, they are misinformed. That is all.

      • AgentGrey

         Amen to this and your previous comments!

      • Dev

         He didn't say "black music" literally, the translation is just funny.  It makes it easy for oversensitive readers to make an issue over a literal non issue.  The interview was in Korean, the term "black music" was definitely not used.

        Black musicians were heavily influenced by 4 sources: European classical music + african beats which fused into dixieland and jazz in New Orleans.  Gospel music as an outgrowth of Anglican hymns in the South.  and scottish folk music which amalgamated into blues music in the Border States.

        These 4 basic types morphed into the range of "black music" you have today starting with rhythym and blues, Motown, soul etc

        I think you might be a bit ignorant about the history of the music.  Even in the US there definitely was a cultural divide between "black music" and "white music."  The music that whites and blacks listened to were segregated, by both races.  For example "black music" was not played on mainstream radio.  Even in the 80s when MTV started they refused to play black artists until Michael Jackson broke the barrier.  Today black music is the mainstream music, which whites and blacks listen to while traditional "white" music like rock, country, alternative are shunned by blacks and many younger listeners.

        • BigBangBaby

          Dev, there is just too much to address, but I just don't even have the time. I think you are feeling defensive against, term more than others. The term, "Black Music" isn't a miss-translation, it's as literal as it gets and it is used in magazine and tv interviews. They use the same term when speaking in English. it is what it is. They don't use the term in a racist or derogatory manner, so I'm not mad. I just think it is too restrictive.

          Also, Michael Jackson didn't break the color barrier on tv.hahahah, so wrong!!!! Black artists were on "mainstream" tv and radio programs waaaaaaaay before then. Michael Jackson was the first black artist on MTV, so he broke the MTV’s barrier. That is all. I mean Michael Jackson was performing on tv as a kid with the Jackson 5 on the Dick Clark Show (in the 70s). Even when the US was segregated, black artists were still on tv and the radio. Whites would go to their shows even when races couldn't mix. MTV was not the first music program. lol.

        • BigBangBaby

          The term, "Black Music" isn't a miss-translation, it's as literal as it gets and it is used in magazine and tv interviews. They use the same term when speaking in English. it is what it is.  They don't use the term in a racist or derogatory manner, so I'm not mad. I just think it is too restrictive.

  • Judyi

    I love interviews they give fans their honest opinions, I feel like he is really talking to me. I laughed about some things he said but most of all it makes me appreciate him more. How cute he even remembers the years he has interviews with 10Asia.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TBYEVN6OGFA3E5EVSRHVOSNPB4 A

    'I'd love to go out and play but I don't. There's this energy and talent that I can't control inside me. If I waste that energy on playing outside and hanging out with friends, there will be nothing left to show on stage. So I always save that energy.'
    i wish before that he'll go hang out and play with his members and friends outside.but knowing the reason that he didn't made me realize the sacrifice he made just to show us a good performance on stage.

  • Fangfing

    what an amazing interview session. i can see he's growing up and enjoying life. thats good. keep it up tae. fighting!

  • Maharani09

    Beautiful interview, Taeyang, seriously :) I respect you more and more as a musician. This is why I like you, why I like Big Bang. Because they sing, dance, rap because they love it, not just because they want the fame. I like him being free and I like YG for giving him (and all artists) the freedom and still watching them with love. I'm looking forward to your next solo album, Taeyang!

    And thank you for your love for Big Bang. Big Bang is Big Bang, yes :) "We all like music and wherever we go and whatever we do, I'm thankful
    that we're together. I have no fear and this is how it's gonna be" Stay together, Big Bang! <3

    And thank you for the reporter! This is such a good interview, the reporter really knew what to ask and kept the good atmosphere during this 'serious' interview. Otherwise the story might not be this interesting! I'm expecting the next interviews, eh? Since it's stated that "10Asia will be recording that moment of each member for the next five days." And thank you for the translators!! It must be very tiring right! Thank you ^^

  • Gumygun

    "At some point, I was fitting myself into the frame that I thought I had to be like."

    I think this explains Youngbae's change the best. He used to think about how public thinks about him and he tried to do what was expected from him and the other members. It really got to the point where, like he said, he was more worried about his music than enjoying it.

    But now, I am sure all of you have noticed, he really acts more loosely :) You can really see that he has matured and is not aftaid to put his whole heart into music without fearing what's coming next. It is like he has totally changed his way of thinking.

    I can only say that it has a positive effect on what he is doing :) I love to see his smile during performances or variety shows, I love how funny he can be and how well he gets along with the members :) Youngbae has changed, but he'll always be bb's caring mum, a hard worker, passionate person.& adorable ^-^

    I think FREEDOM is really important for artists all over the world. Whether you like someones art or not, thats your decision, but please, let's not make artists to robots, lets let them free. Let them express theirselves, judge if you want to, but dont bash them for not satisfying you. Artists dont force anyone to like their work.

    Fighting, Big Bang..♥ :))

     

    • maybelle

      another long comment from a sol-mate :)
      seriously i cant agree more with what you've said  
      love how every interiew article gives us so much emotions like this 
      to other people, bb may be just some professional performers, but to vips, they are artists who express their passion & deliver it with all their hearts :))

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farah-Farhana-Hanif/100000486157024 Farah Farhana Hanif

    ahh.. i love how taeyang answer the last questions.. he is so amazing! 

  • maybelle

    i need to say thanks again to Kristine :) keep up your great job ^^ 
    From: 1 of your followers

  • SOLvip

    from the way hes been acting and doing interviews lately...he got some girl laying around lol

  • equinox411

    10asia always have the best interviews.... but nonetheless...
    i think this is the most honest and most heartfelt interview i've ever read from yb, better yet, any bigbang members.
    i enjoyed this interview very much and finished reading with glistened eyes :')
    yb, bigbang, hwaiting!

  • http://twitter.com/cutebubblyVIP Maria (마리야)

    amazing interview from Taeyang~ :)

  • MPV2012

    Taeyang is really an inspiring artist/person. I do love his positiveness and his passion for music. If I was an artist, I would want to work with Taeyang. In fact, I would want to be like Taeyang... but a girl version. :) Just imagine how great he would treat his wife and kids when he treats music with so much passion, love, and puts his all in it to make it the best!

    I seriously love him. Taeyang, I seriously love you!!! I envy your future wifey so much.

  • BigBangBaby

    I really wish that Taeyang (and Korean) would understand that Black music is all music.  Black people have shaped genres from Jazz, to Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Rap, Blues, Country, & Rock N Roll, and pop. 

    • Dev

       you realize he didn't say "black music" right?  it's just translated funny from korean

      • BigBangBaby

        It's not a translation, though. It is literal. lol.  I see that you keep passing on this incorrect information.  The interviewers do say "Black Music".  I am not angry or upset.  I just think the term is too restrictive.

  • spanishmalevip

    Why is black music racist? Seriously, people are a bit skeptical.

  • GDYB

    and after i read this... my love for Taeyang and BIGBANG... unstoppable!! some answer from YB give me goose bump, really, he's smart. oppa, you take my breath away~

  • yb

    Taeyang you are really the best!! love youuu!

  • http://twitter.com/twistedtine Kristine Tan

    "The reason why we can continue doing our music is because us five are enjoying our time together as a team. We all like music and wherever we go and whatever we do, I'm thankful that we're together. I have no fear and this is how it's gonna be." 

    I was really touched with this. This probably the best explanation anyone could give. It's like saying. "I'm just enjoying making music with my friends. I don't care whether it's going to be popular or not as long as we made it together." And that's how I understood that part.

  • xanneTOP

    i love Bae's words.. sooo meaningful.. and i'm glad he feels more free now.. <3

  • http://me2day.net/saenggi0416/ mischievousVI

    1st: "18-year-old boy has grown to become a 24-year-old man" >> ah Tae Yang will always be forever youth *look at his little eyes ^^
    2nd: Taeyang: How you sing a song is not that important. Whether it's black music or a different genre, I now have my own energy that could cover songs with my own color. >> love this answer! 
    last: Tae Yang: it's possible that our popularity may die in the future >> oh~ let me say that BIG BANG will be impossible die or gone in VIP's heart~ 

  • black_pearl94

    "I don't know if I should say this myself (laugh) but I was really pure and naive back then."
    You're still pure YB but I think I'll miss the perfectionist. <3

    Beautiful words come from a beautiful heart. ^^

  • rinfour

    You can really sense his passion for music and I love how he refuses to 'live in a box' when it comes to music. This is the reason why i got drawn to him first than any other BB member.

  • http://twitter.com/glyn_n muggledore

    Wise words Yongbae.
    His passion and love for music is soo real its almost palpable!
    I respect and love that about him.

    He really is an artist who TRULY,SINCERELY LOVES his craft.
    Much respect Bae! <3

  • http://twitter.com/Malak_Dragon Malak

    I love the last answer. :) 
    thank you for your hard work in translating this. 

  • http://missluckybreaks.onsugar.com/ Linda

    Aw, love this article! Thanks for sharing! 

  • http://tamaraaa.tumblr.com/ Tamara Tran

    Oh Taeyang, everyone was stupid and naive in their younger years! ^.^
    I'm glad he's loosening up though, he was always so serious with his music that it made me worry if he would have high blood pressure >.<;
    And yes, he shouldn't be afraid, because VIPs are always there for Big Bang <3

  • http://twitter.com/Mury_G Mury Gizova

    Thank you for the translators.

  • gdalyng

    The last part ;')

  • linunrata

    "The reason why we can continue doing our music is because us five are enjoying our time together as a team. We all like music and wherever we go and whatever we do, I'm thankful that we're together. I have no fear and this is how it's gonna be."

    The best comment I've read on Big Bang so far...

    I love you Taeyang- you are a wonderful person with a wonderful heart...so much down to earth and self conscious...

    Enjoy reading every word of this interview and thanks for the translation!

    • VIPSMILE

      I agree with you! 
      ..the more i learn about TAEYANG the more i realize how deep I love TAEYANG and that makes me even sure he's the most adorable guy on Earth.

  • fantasticelastic

    I love 10asia Taeyang interviews! I feel like I always get a good idea of who he is at the moment, his vision, and in some ways Big Bang's vision. It seems like he has changed/grown immensely from 2 years ago. In the past, I feel like he put way too much burden on himself; trying to please everyone and trying to be "perfect". Now, he seems much more comfortable with himself and he is becoming the big goof we always knew he was. I love how confident he is about what he and Big Bang will achieve and are achieving as a group/individual. Confidence and passion are everything for an artist!

  • http://twitter.com/mrsfishie15 Niniveh빅뱅♕

    I JUST REALIZED TAEYANGS BDAY IS COMING UP SOON <3

  • Bluemaid

    Wow. I kind of have to read this a couple more times to digest everything. I missed these long interviews. And as usual, YB gives so much food for thought. Off the top of my head:
    ”Good energy”, “Being Free” “Joy”– he’s obviously got his head in a good place and I’m happy about that. But whereas I liked the attention to detail he paid before, it seems like he wants to abandon control in favor of “going with the flow”. After all the Black Swan discussions in the past, I can see why he’s trying to change things around. And we can even see the evolution of performances beginning with Seoul Soul Festival in 2010. How will this affect future performances? Only time will tell. But I do hope he finds a good balance (of intensity and control vs. openness.)
    “For example, now I have a wider picture for my future solo album. I was obsessed in pushing black music for my solo albums because people have a bias of me in doing the genre. I wasn’t able to find the music I really like doing.” This kind of confuses me. What? Did he not want to go in that direction before?
    Being the best = “More free person than anyone else doing music” — what does this even mean? I mean, I used to joke about his new idgaf attitude but it seems like that’s really what he’s about nowadays.
    “I love it. Working on this album was the happiest period of my life since my debut.” – And it certainly shows. I wonder what the aha! moment was that changed his perspective on things.
    His resolution of Taeyang the solo artist and Taeyang of Big Bang –It was so palpable this time around – like he felt total ownership of this whole promo of BB (not just his part of it.) His level of personal investment was so much higher. I’d like to believe that doesn’t mean less drive for solo work and just means he’s putting more into Big Bang. Whatever it is is paying off though – I’ve loved this whole Alive promo.

    • Babyan

      Now he’s got spunk and yea like bluemaid said, the idaf attitude. Like others, the new him (fun, random dancing, dougie X100000000, high energy on stage during BB promos) felt weird at first but it does show that he doesn’t really care what others think anymore… Think this attitude will spur him further in the biz and will keep him going for long. Celebs need this for longevity, especially to bounce back… But again, like what bluemaid, he’s gotta find a good balance between control and totally free. He is still in the (Korean) entertainment biz after all where perfect image is idolized and is part of what helps sell your music/products….
      The part where he said bout R&B songs…well, I still do hope there’s some in his new album! lol! I really think he should keep doing what he’s good at and keep going at it.
      Well, the main gist I got from the article : He doesn’t give a f anymore and he loves big bang.

    • Bluemaid

       What the heck! I DID NOT WRITE THIS HERE!  WHY IS MY COMMENT HERE?

      For the information of anyone who is interested, this comment of mine was written on alwaystaeyang and I am rather shocked that someone has posted it here (along with others from the site) because I certainly didn't.  Not that I mind sharing it with the BBU readers, but I'd certainly like to know what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. It makes me doubt now whether any other comments here were "hijacked."

      • linunrata

        No one can hijack or copy your original comment since you have the same user name( disqus automatically rejects if someone wants to use your name by saying "this is used by another person" etc..). Either you might not have switched the community board on the dashboard or the website that you wrote has the same thread automatically linked to BBU....

        • Bluemaid

           We don't use disqus on our site. And if that were true, it would apply to all comments, not just selective ones.  This one was copy and pasted. 

  • Dilaniw

    I think it took me a good 20 minutes to read this interview. I can really sense how much he’s changed..or evolved as a musician, and as a person.
    “the first recordings are the best when recording tracks. You could come out with better versions in terms of techniques, but the final decision is always the first file you recorded.” <– I remember him mentioning in a previous interview that for his Solar album, he recorded and re-recorded his tracks to make sure it was 'perfect'. I'm so glad he has this new mindset when recording, b/c I've always believed that emotion in a song overrides technique.
    "I was obsessed in pushing black music for my solo albums because people have a bias of me in doing the genre. I wasn't able to find the music I really like doing" <— Like many of you, I was confused by this statement. All this time, I thought he pursued R&B and Hip Hop b/c he enjoyed it, and felt passionate about the genre (isn't that what he has been saying in his prev interviews??). Don't really know what to make of this…it kinda felt like he was complaining about it. To think that he felt restricted b/c of his image…hmm.
    "Before, I calculated my moves not to influence my breathing to sing better. I had to do that to feel satisfied. But all I think about now is giving off a good energy on stage." <— Although it's good that he feels more free when performing & is enjoying the stage (when he's perf w/ high energy, the audience will also feel the same), I hope he doesn't forget that he's a singer first and foremost. I hope he finds the balance btwn having a strong vocal and performing on stage. (I rmr watching an interview w/ Beyonce, & someone asked her how she finds that balance between singing and dancing. She replied that she is a singer, and would never compromise her vocal to follow choreography). Obv it's easier to do when performing in a group b/c he has limited lines, but it's important to note during his solo promos.
    This post kinda sounds like a mother giving advice to her son…. But overall, I really am glad that YB is letting go (the man wants to be free. lol). The interviewer mentioned YB's stage presence during his debut days, & how energetic it was. I am happy to hear that he is going back to that feeling in the future. I am anticipating his album even more now. Although there's all this change he's going through, I still think he will stick to his roots.

    • Bluemaid

       Dilaniw, I have no idea how your comment ended up here. Will check with the BBU admin about this.

  • michael_13

    A TRUE ARTIST INDEED!!!!!!!!!

  • Juliegumipig

    Yeah! Very well said TaeYang! BIGBANG IS BIGBANG!!!

  • BBISVIP

    The reason why we can continue doing our music is because us five are enjoying our time together as a team. We all like music and wherever we go and whatever we do, I'm thankful that we're together. I have no fear and this is how it's gonna be.

    :') tears of a proud mom, you have growns up bae

  • AzVip21

    He met Chris brown teddy have the hookups lol :)

  • BBFantastic

    omg...taeyang that was beautifully said...yes be free and live life to the fullest...stick with your friends and don't care how others perceive you guys...Bigbang is Bigbang..nothing changes other than you boys are stronger and more handsome then before...this album must really be important and meaningful to all of them since it seems like they are doing what they always wanted to do...world tour I cant wait ^_^

  • myeolraVIP

    I love Taeyang's interview a lot.  It always show his passon and love for  music and Big Bang. :)

  • https://twitter.com/#!/HirooNakamura Hiroo Nakamura

    perhaps we should all tweet to Taeyang and say "please help educate the reporters and let them know that saying Black Music is slightly racist. Let's call it RnB instead! :) "

  • http://twitter.com/jepah89 J.E.P.A.H

    "
    It's okay if we go through an accident and can't go up on stage..." don't say that..it still not ok for me~ ><

  • http://twitter.com/adri_adrienne ♛Adriana 아드리아나♛

    really good interview, We can know more about YB though this interview :)
    YB has grown, I like the way he expressed and really admired his passion for music ^^ Truly talented artist, inspiration for everyone :)
    I got teary-eyed with the last paragraph T_T

  • http://www.facebook.com/StacieDuPree Stacie DuPree

    ok guys... this isn't the first time SK has used the term "black music", so calm down. They use it to the extremes over in SK, yes, but I've heard ignorant people here in the States say the same shit, sooo life goes on.
    Now for Tae: I'm so proud that he has matured and no longer worries about genres and "black music" and just listens to good music period!! I listen to everything from The Black Keys to Method Man, to (of course) Big Bang. He knows now that it isn't about what race you are or sticking to one genre of music. He sounds like he's finally enjoying his life instead of worrying so much.
    Good for him!

  • JasmineAnastasia

    Taeyang really has grown during his hiatus I love that he's become more confident and sure of himself and that he is able to show that both on stage and on other programs!! I can't wait to see what he will show us in the future!! I am sure it will be more amazing than ever!

  • Nic

    I think its taeyang's best interview yet! Please keep doing music!

  • http://www.twitter.com/enalefay EnaLeFay

    "Whenever I get a question about Big Bang, I tell reporters that
    'Big Bang is just Big Bang.' I think that's the right answer to the
    question. No matter what metaphors I use, it doesn't suit our group. How
    people perceive us doesn't affect who we are and it's possible that our
    popularity may die in the future. But I'm not scared of that. It's okay
    if we go through an accident and can't go up on stage. The reason why
    we can continue doing our music is because us five are enjoying our time
    together as a team. We all like music and wherever we go and whatever
    we do, I'm thankful that we're together. I have no fear and this is how
    it's gonna be."Man...I just love this.. although, the accident part...Yes, just do what u love, guys!
     

  • Rycelobber

    i'm kind of unsure. I kind of skimmed this article but what i am getting is that everything about what I loved about him was all his insecurities, shy pureness that he got over and now he is confident and has changed all that? All the stuff I loved about him in the past he sees as stupid and naive and he is changing all that. I don't know if this kind of thinking is right but it worries me. thoughts?

    • JessicaSnow

      his shyness was cute and all but don't you also love the new taeyang? I think we as VIPs should embrace his change because it makes him happy

  • JANY

    OMG TAEYANG MEDITATES IN A RESTROOM

    WAIT ISN'T THAT WHAT THE FANTASTIC BABY PARODY WINNING GROUP did in their video? how, did they know???

    and secondly, taeyang meditates? isn't he a christian???????????????

  • VIPUSA

    LOVE the interview, one of the best I have read so far. Tae is growing up and is showing in everything he is doing. I'm happy that he has realized that he cannot please everyone, unless you please yourself first and that in life they are somethings you cannot control and the only thing left to do is go with the flow. I'm happy he is going with the flow, instead of dwelling in the in future or the past, he is enjoying the now/present.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1783392344 Meo Beo

    " I want to make this team the best in the world" <3 <3 <3

  • little_mai

    I really love his answer in the Last Question <3

  • JessicaSnow

    the last part almost made me cry. i never want BIGBANG to go away or their popularity to fade :( but i know its going to happen, i'm just hoping that it lasts for a while untill i fall a little out of love with them. and i'm so glad that taeyang feels more free and happy now<3
    p.s. by "black music" do they mean R&B?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TBYEVN6OGFA3E5EVSRHVOSNPB4 A

      my thoughts exactly.i don't want them to fade away but realistically speaking,nothing lasts forever.i just hope when that time comes,i'm over them.
      from what i read so far,it shouldnt be called 'black music' but R&B.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003505858970 Boya Nanee

    after reading his interviews! this guy have brilliant attitude. whenever I read TAEYANG's interview...I feel that TAEYANG is even more amazing person!
    I think even thought Bigbang popularity may fade or gone someday in the future but BIGBANG will be the legend of the world in many people heart! ....and I feel even if it happen I personally think TAEYANG can be amazingly big and super successful all over the world by his own solo works.

    I remember when Palm Reader read palms for Bigbang members, TAEYANG's palm line is kind of phenomenal! he has very special line!

    palm raeder said:
    Even though Big Bang’s leader is GD, Big Bang should also get advice about important things from TAEYANG [Ed note: That kind of line either means “genius”

    TAEYANG's right hand has a “Masukake” line! This (line) means the person was born with big talent. The person can reach (master) the world by his own (power).
    It is called the ”Masukake” line. Only one in twenty five (people) have it. It is a good omen and the person who has it demonstrates superior leadership too.

    and this is the video when palm raeder read Bigbang's palm
    when TAEYANG knows he has special palm line, his reaction is freaking cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥
    >>>
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1PYJMxv3clw

    credit : ALWAYSTAEYANG
    http://alwaystaeyang.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/taeyangs-future-in-his-hand/

    thanks BIGBANGUPDATES for TAEYANG's article <3333

  • http://www.facebook.com/fondyloveYB Fondy Mimi

    TAEYANG you inspire people all over the world!!!!

  • Vipnewyork

    TAEYANG is very handsome and scream talented!  He's a perfect man.

  • Mimikatty

    TAEYANG you will be top of the World!

  • btkwon

    I really love BIGBANG's interviews. :) They answer with so much meaning. And Taeyang!! <3 You've become more mature

  • GDmyHAPPYpill

    Last question get me teary eye. 'Big Bang is just Big Bang". you so right man... No matter how high you'll fly or no matter how deep you'll fall, just enjoy the process. You sure going to experience such priceless things. Don't be scared!! I will always love Big Bang no matter what!! Lots of people love Big Bang!!

  • http://twitter.com/SunflowerForYB *HUG*cactus

    young bae, u r such a amazing guy. 

    pure and cute. hehe
    but do remember to rest more!!!
    i dont wan to hear u get sick >< 
    u gonna tour the world, i will be thr in malaysia.
    waiting for u. waiting the day we meet. 
    just be who u are, we will like the natural side of u.

    always love and support U <3

  • lovesBB

    I'am so looking forward to the rest of the interviews with the other guys! I love it when the boys get to answer real questions. 
    And i can totally see how Bae gas opened up more =)

  • AYtinaaachris

    10asia interviews are ALWAYS my favorite =D <3
    great questions & very informative 

  • jen651

    love you Bae .. love him so much 
    love all his answer especially that last answer 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BDSHKV4X3567SRDGNTPQEXUF7I Jess

    Big Bang is Big Bang, no metaphors suits Big Bang more than Big Bang :D

  • http://twitter.com/YinPestano Cindy Pestaño

    I do think that Bigbang can last a lifetime. :)

  • gjapples

    When will the full magazine be released?

    • http://www.bigbangupdates.com/ bigbangupdates.com

       They're releasing the interviews one by one each day :)

  • http://twitter.com/myckle Myckle

    I like Taeyang more now because of this interview. He's a grown up now - he speaks with wisdom and depth :)
    If R&B is "black music" then K-Pop can be considered "Asian Music".

  • http://twitter.com/georgy21 Georgette

    "We all like music and wherever we go and whatever we do, I'm thankful that we're together. I have no fear and this is how it's gonna be."

    love this...Taeyang you are amazing <3

  • mizskullzzz

    i like the new YB...tho im a lil bit shocked when he put his arms around IU, but im happy dat he is more open to girl now...kekeke

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XKKDUOQIM7DVRNXEBFF3Q6TSDU interestedstudent

    Taeyang...go right on ahead being free :D 

  • Carol

    @KRISTINEKWAK:disqus
    Taeyang fans of korea asked 10asia to replace the term "Black Music" with "R&B/HIP HOP" and to correct some other mistranslations too.
    Because the term(black music) is used in an honorable way in korea,
    but it can cause many misunderstandings for the ppl outside korea.

    And 10asia updated that article with revisions.

    >>>> here

    http://10.asiae.co.kr/Articles/new_view.htm?sec=ent0&a_id=2012051415492014046

    Can you PLZ replace the article with the updated one?
    Thanks :)

  • Kim Lee

    Stop Using The Damn Term Black Music ..I'm Korean and I don't use that word Its Insensitive.