When final we left YG Leisure, Yang Hyun-suk and his brother had stepped down as CEOs because of prison investigations. Ok-pop followers rejoiced his departure as a result of, frankly, he was a thug pretending to be a CEO. Nonetheless, we hoped issues would get higher on this new Yang-Free YG. We now not must combat this firm!
Oh, candy summer time baby …
Sure, pricey readers, we’re right here once more as a result of regardless of Yang’s absence, we again on this YG nonsense. Let’s take this blow by blow, we could?
After Yang left, we lastly obtained extra information about Treasure! Largely simply new footage of the younger males and information of a range present. However hey, child steps, proper? Sadly, information got here in January that one trainee, Ha Yoon-bin, determined to depart the group in hopes of turning into a soloist.
Together with the announcement of Ha’s leaving got here the information of not one of the members writing or producing any of the music, as beforehand informed. Additionally, the group could be extra like two brother teams who sometimes collaborate somewhat than the initially deliberate one group. When all 12 mix, they’ll be Treasure13, though I hope they’ll tweak the title. Additionally, we nonetheless haven’t any debut date and one of many teams is called (to date) Magnum! I’m each actually glad that Ha left when he may and saddened he may sneak the opposite ones out too.
Don’t get me improper, I want the very best for the group. They’ve labored onerous to get the place they’re. However I don’t belief this firm. YG Leisure has burned a whole lot of artists and followers. Talking of individuals they burned …
B.I DESERVED BETTER
In June 2019, allegations got here forth about iKON‘s chief, B.I. In keeping with reviews, he contacted somebody about shopping for some medication because of his then nervousness issues. B.I claimed he by no means truly bought the medication however determined to depart his group regardless. Nonetheless, what hurts essentially the most was YG Leisure’s poor dealing with of the state of affairs.
The entire thing occurred within the span of hours. I bear in mind waking as much as the information of the allegations, B.I’s removing and YG’s statements that morning. They dealt with with effectivity we’ve by no means seen from them earlier than. Yeah, I went there. I’m nonetheless mad. What makes this irritating is on Feb. 27, 2020, B.I examined detrimental for medication.
YG is hardly a stranger to drug scandals, even earlier than final 12 months’s drama. BigBang‘s T.O.P and G-Dragon on separate events have been caught utilizing medication, in addition to in-house producer Kush. Park Bom was signed with YG when her murky drug scandal hit the general public. So why did B.I depart? Why didn’t the corporate shield him by at the least placing him on hiatus whereas the investigations went on? Why is it that each T.O.P and G-Dragon are nonetheless with the corporate, regardless of admitting to drug use, however B.I isn’t?
It’s unhealthy sufficient that they’re nonetheless utilizing B.I’s songs and preparations on iKON’s newest album. Why couldn’t they’ve waited for him? They solely wanted to attend six months for this to clear up. Belief me, it’s hardly the longest time we’ve waited to listen to extra from a YG artist or group! Talking of the horrible YG ready recreation!
THEY’RE ABOUT TO DO ANOTHER ONE
On February 26, YG Leisure introduced they’re forming a new lady group and hoping for a late 2020 debut. Bear in mind how I discussed earlier how we nonetheless don’t know when Treasure13 will debut? The group that’s been ready for debut since January 2019? Yep!
That is particularly irritating as BLACKPINK, who’s at the moment YG’s solely lady group, nonetheless doesn’t have a full album. I actually seek for phrases, however all I can type is “Why is that this rubbish?!” I’m not a fan of theirs, however they deserve greater than this. Granted, YG has talked about an upcoming secret undertaking for the group. However goodness solely is aware of what it’ll occur or after we’ll see it.
In the event that they transfer ahead with this lady group whereas they proceed to neglect BLACKPINK, that is solely going to result in animosity between the teams and their followers. Sure, the corporate desperately must rebuild its picture and artists. However as we will see, they’re doing so on the expense of others.
Yang Hyun-suk could be gone, but it surely appears this combat is much from over.
(Soompi, Korea Occasions, Billboard.)