Yang Hyun Suk, the founding father of YG Entertainment, has shared extra particulars of the plans he has for YG artists in 2018!
On May 25, Yang Hyun Suk took to YG Life to answer questions fans have had about BIGBANG, WINNER, iKON, and BLACKPINK, in addition to to debate Katie Kim’s departure. He returned on May 26 to talk extra about Seungri’s upcoming solo comeback, Eun Ji Won’s solo album, and different tasks.
First, Yang Hyun Suk answered whether or not YG can be debuting any new teams this 12 months. He replied that as many issues have modified within the company, together with BIGBANG’s enlistment and Psy’s departure, they’ve determined to push again any rookie group debuts to subsequent 12 months and deal with the expansion of their present artists. With iKON and WINNER having already made comebacks and BLACKPINK getting ready for theirs in June, Yang Hyun Suk concluded by sharing that they plan for these teams to launch extra music and take part in quite a lot of actions within the second half of 2018 as properly.
He additionally spoke concerning the solo comeback of BIGBANG’s youngest member Seungri. He acknowledged that Seungri can be releasing his first solo studio album in early July, and in addition maintain his first solo live performance in Seoul in August. Sharing that Seungri’s solo album can be launched sooner than anticipated, he joked, “He [Seungri] despatched me affirmation request messages a number of occasions a day, so the toughest job whereas being hospitalized was responding to Seungri’s messages since I couldn’t use my arms.” Yang Hyun Suk added that Seungri may even star within the upcoming selection present “YG Electronics,” which can debut on Netflix in September.
Yang Hyun Suk additionally shared that he at present has two tasks he hopes to launch this 12 months. The first is the creation of a YG hip hop crew to proceed the legacy of YG Family, which showcased expertise reminiscent of Jinusean, 1TYM, and BIGBANG’s G-Dragon. The new era hip hop crew will embrace members of WINNER and iKON, and the objective is to launch a brand new track inside this 12 months. He acknowledged, “Members can deal with hip hop songs they couldn’t whereas they have been a part of their personal groups, and they’re going to have the ability to launch solo tracks fairly often.” The second challenge is the opening of a subsidiary firm referred to as YGX, which can be answerable for managing HIGHGRND, opening YG’s first dance academy, and merging with NHR, a DJ label operated by Seungri.
Finally, Yang Hyun Suk concluded by sharing that one factor he hopes to do within the close to future is produce a solo hip hop album for SECHSKIES’s Eun Ji Won, which is one thing he’s wished to do since he started working with the group. He additionally apologized for not bringing information about different YG artists as he stated, “I’m sorry I couldn’t point out SECHSKIES, Lee Hi, and Lee Soo Hyun from AKMU on this writing, however please know that I’ll all the time do my finest.”