[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ CREA-STAR Magazine (Part 3)
JongupDate of birth: 06.02.1995Height: 176cm / Weigh: 66cmAnnyeonghaseyo. I am in charge of vocal and dance, as well as the group’s sunshine, 「Moon Angel」, Jongup. Q: What made you want to become a singer?I danced with my close friends from the time during middle school. I became to like dancing and also got along with my friend, during high school I entered Hanlim Performing Arts High School’s dancing department. Then, during my first year, I got a contact from TS Entertainment asking me to go for an audition, I accepted and passed. Q: Who is the artist that you respect?I think Chris Brown is very cool. I would like to dance with him.Q: What type of girl/women do you like?People who feels good at first glance? (laughs)ZeloDate of birth: 15.10.1996Height: 182cm / Weight: 63kgAnnyeonghaseyo. I am in charge of rap and dance, as well as charm/attractiveness in B.A.P, magnae Zelo.Q: What made you want to become a singer?Originally, I wanted to become a soccer player. But, suddenly I was no longer really interested in soccer, when I notice I was beatboxing and rapping in front of my mother’s dressing table. From that time onwards I took 4 hours round trip from Makpo, where I lived, to Gwangju, I did preparation of becoming a singer while going to a music academy taking the bus alone.Q: What type of girl/women do you like?I like smart/intelligent girl/women. I’ll end up paying attention to girl/women who is good in English. —- Everyone is tall and has a good style, during that time when Himchan san was a middle school student, I heard that your weight was more than 100kg. Can you tell us the secret of diet?Himchan: (laughs). In fact, I was also on diet during the activities of our debut song 「WARRIOR」, it is also the same during 「POWER」 this time, I think the secret of my diet is dancing. During 「WARRIOR」, the dance was tough and I lose weight considerably. This time in 「POWER」, the dance is more intense… (laughs). BABY (fans) who really wants to diet by just dancing! Please try to mimic our「POWER」dance! (laughs). —- Everyone in B.A.P have been living together, is there any division of roles?Jongup: Yes. Each of us has responsibility. Yongguk hyung is in charge of general supervision. HImchan hyung is in charge of garbage separation. Daehyun hyung in charge of cleaning, Youngjae hyung is in charge of putting things in order. I am in charge of dishwashing, and then Zelo does the laundry. —- It is properly divided. Magnae seems to work hard… Zelo: I am the youngest in the group and I have 6 years difference with Yongguk hung. On the contrary, because there is quite a difference in age, the hyungs treat me well and I feel very comfortable. Sometimes, they also make fun of/tease me (laughs). And then, my sleep-talking is bad… One day, I even answered to the hyungs when I was sleep-talking. There are really a lot of interesting things that happened in our dorm. I think our good relationship is our group’s strong point. —- In addition, what were the interesting incidents?Zelo: When we film our teaser video, we have to get in the green paint water. And, because its paint water, the shoes need to be throw away. So, it was decided to use only one pair of shoes and everyone would take turn in wearing that. Strangely, our foot size is the same (laughs). Before going in the water, since the filming took all day, I was in the situation of trance, and when I wore the shoes that Daehyun hyung took off, the shoes was so cold. Therefore, I was quite surprised and I woke up (laughs).—- Please tell us your goal and activity plan for this year.Bang Yongguk: This year we plan to concentrate fully on our music activities. Therefore, it’s the same for domestic and also releasing CD in foreign countries, we plan to meet our fans directly such as through public performance. —- What is the final county that B.A.P is aiming?Jongup: We would like to advance into America. A lot of music and artist that we like are from America. Starting from Asia, we will conquer the Earth gradually (laughs). First, the top priority is to capture/win the hearts of Korea’s listeners. I think to always do our best and work hard. —- Lastly, please give a message to your fans in Japan.Himchan: Ohayou gozaimasu (Japanese). Japanese BABY! Although we have not been able to meet you all in Japan yet, we always feel thankful for supporting us from far. Arigatou gozaimasu (Japanese). We will work harder, so please watch over us all the way! De wa, sugu aimashou~ (Japanese) (Well then, see you soon~)!! 
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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ CREA-STAR Magazine (Part 3)

Jongup
Date of birth: 06.02.1995
Height: 176cm / Weigh: 66cm

Annyeonghaseyo. I am in charge of vocal and dance, as well as the group’s sunshine, 「Moon Angel」, Jongup. 

Q: What made you want to become a singer?
I danced with my close friends from the time during middle school. I became to like dancing and also got along with my friend, during high school I entered Hanlim Performing Arts High School’s dancing department. Then, during my first year, I got a contact from TS Entertainment asking me to go for an audition, I accepted and passed. 

Q: Who is the artist that you respect?
I think Chris Brown is very cool. I would like to dance with him.

Q: What type of girl/women do you like?
People who feels good at first glance? (laughs)


Zelo
Date of birth: 15.10.1996
Height: 182cm / Weight: 63kg

Annyeonghaseyo. I am in charge of rap and dance, as well as charm/attractiveness in B.A.P, magnae Zelo.

Q: What made you want to become a singer?
Originally, I wanted to become a soccer player. But, suddenly I was no longer really interested in soccer, when I notice I was beatboxing and rapping in front of my mother’s dressing table. From that time onwards I took 4 hours round trip from Makpo, where I lived, to Gwangju, I did preparation of becoming a singer while going to a music academy taking the bus alone.

Q: What type of girl/women do you like?
I like smart/intelligent girl/women. I’ll end up paying attention to girl/women who is good in English. 



—- Everyone is tall and has a good style, during that time when Himchan san was a middle school student, I heard that your weight was more than 100kg. Can you tell us the secret of diet?
Himchan: (laughs). In fact, I was also on diet during the activities of our debut song 「WARRIOR」, it is also the same during 「POWER」 this time, I think the secret of my diet is dancing. During 「WARRIOR」, the dance was tough and I lose weight considerably. This time in 「POWER」, the dance is more intense… (laughs). BABY (fans) who really wants to diet by just dancing! Please try to mimic our「POWER」dance! (laughs). 


—- Everyone in B.A.P have been living together, is there any division of roles?
Jongup: Yes. Each of us has responsibility. Yongguk hyung is in charge of general supervision. HImchan hyung is in charge of garbage separation. Daehyun hyung in charge of cleaning, Youngjae hyung is in charge of putting things in order. I am in charge of dishwashing, and then Zelo does the laundry. 


—- It is properly divided. Magnae seems to work hard… 
Zelo: I am the youngest in the group and I have 6 years difference with Yongguk hung. On the contrary, because there is quite a difference in age, the hyungs treat me well and I feel very comfortable. Sometimes, they also make fun of/tease me (laughs). And then, my sleep-talking is bad… One day, I even answered to the hyungs when I was sleep-talking. There are really a lot of interesting things that happened in our dorm. I think our good relationship is our group’s strong point. 


—- In addition, what were the interesting incidents?
Zelo: When we film our teaser video, we have to get in the green paint water. And, because its paint water, the shoes need to be throw away. So, it was decided to use only one pair of shoes and everyone would take turn in wearing that. Strangely, our foot size is the same (laughs). Before going in the water, since the filming took all day, I was in the situation of trance, and when I wore the shoes that Daehyun hyung took off, the shoes was so cold. Therefore, I was quite surprised and I woke up (laughs).


—- Please tell us your goal and activity plan for this year.
Bang Yongguk: This year we plan to concentrate fully on our music activities. Therefore, it’s the same for domestic and also releasing CD in foreign countries, we plan to meet our fans directly such as through public performance. 


—- What is the final county that B.A.P is aiming?
Jongup: We would like to advance into America. A lot of music and artist that we like are from America. Starting from Asia, we will conquer the Earth gradually (laughs). First, the top priority is to capture/win the hearts of Korea’s listeners. I think to always do our best and work hard. 


—- Lastly, please give a message to your fans in Japan.
Himchan: Ohayou gozaimasu (Japanese). Japanese BABY! Although we have not been able to meet you all in Japan yet, we always feel thankful for supporting us from far. Arigatou gozaimasu (Japanese). We will work harder, so please watch over us all the way! De wa, sugu aimashou~ (Japanese) (Well then, see you soon~)!! 

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ CREA-STAR Magazine (Part 2)
DaehyunDate of birth: 28.06.1993Height: 177cm / Weight: 63kgAnnyeonghaseyo. I am the lead vocal in B.A.P, Daehyun. Q: What made you want to become a singer?Since I was small, I liked to sing. During elementary school, I went to coin karaoke/coin norebang in the arcade, during middle school, I went to karaoke box and sang. For high school, although I enter a school that has a department of pop (popular) music based on my sense of interest, I did not think of becoming a profession. But, while going to vocal academy, I felt that people around me have expectation for me, I thought to have a little more confidence in myself in attempting to sing in full-fledged. Q: Who is the artist that you respect?I respect 4men’s Shin Yong Jae senior very much. Q: What type of girl/women do you like?I like someone who is like Shim Saimdang. A good wife and wise mother style I think?YoungjaeDate of birth: 24.01.1994Height: 178cm / Weight: 65kgAnnyeonghaseyo. I am the lead vocal in B.A.P, 「Plain」Youngjae.Q: What made you want to become a singer?During middle school, when going to school trip, there will be something like talent showcase right, during that time I appeared together with my friends and I sang, the response around me was great. At that time, I started to become interested in song for the first time, I attended a academy specialize in music, and I have a dream to become a singer in profession. Q: Who is the artist that you respect?I like Musiq Soul Child very much. I would like to work together someday.Q: What type of girl/women do you like?I like girl/women who have a clear personal opinion and majestic. —- During your debut, all members were blond, but this time you all have changed completely.Youngjae: During 「WARRIOR」, to let people know the team/group called B.A.P, the 6 of us had blond hair. Because it is clear that the 6 of us have our own individuality/personality, when standing on stage, in order to prevent each person’s charm from standing out, we unified by having blond hair. But this time in 「POWER」, each member has a different hairstyle. This concept is to make the best of us of our own individuality/personality. For Yongguk hyung, it was decided with a casual hairstyle with purple in two-tone grey. For Himchan hyung, he had short dark hair which utilized his jaw line. Daehyun in ash grey and Jongup in brown. For magnae Zelo, he had a pink hair which suits him a lot. My blond hair stays as the same and did an image change with a block cut. Besides that, the company that we belong to reflects a lot on our opinion as well. Yongguk hyung wrote the lyrics of all the tracks as well as the debut song and our intention is very strong. —- Yongguk san, when you are writing lyrics, in what way do you compose it? Does other member write lyrics or will be composing too?Bang Yongguk: I make a separate time for composition, when I am working on something, I am the style that will concentrate working on that only. Once I have someone around me, it is hard for me to concentrate on work. From a certain moment when I am suddenly concentrated, I will continue to work by drawing out a lot of things in my memory. Besides that, all members write lyrics or compose accordingly, especially Zelo, perhaps it’s because we rap together, he is the most ambitious in writing lyrics among the members. —- You all are also very confident of your stage performance, although it is magnificent, aren’t you all nervous?Himchan: I think there isn’t a member that is particularly nervous. But, if to say among the members, I think Daehyun is the most nervous, because Daehyun has parts where he need to hit the high notes. In order to ease the nervousness, before going up stage, Daehyun will let out his voice. —- There are already B.A.P fans in Japan, do you all have any activity plans in Japan? After you come to Japan, where do you want to go and what would you like to do?Zelo: We really want to go to Japan! There are a lot of fans from Japan that came all the way to our company, we are full with gratitude towards them. Therefore, the feeling of going to Japan grows even more. The place that I want to go is…, Harajuku I wonder? After that, I would want to walk the streets of Shibuya. —- What are the things that you all heard from your company’s senior, Secret, when they did their activities in Japan?Zelo: Although I have not heard from Secret senior about their stories in Japan, I feel envious/jealous of them when seeing them going and coming back from Japan from time to time, and having the feeling of wanting to go to Japan soon. 
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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ CREA-STAR Magazine (Part 2)

Daehyun
Date of birth: 28.06.1993
Height: 177cm / Weight: 63kg

Annyeonghaseyo. I am the lead vocal in B.A.P, Daehyun. 

Q: What made you want to become a singer?
Since I was small, I liked to sing. During elementary school, I went to coin karaoke/coin norebang in the arcade, during middle school, I went to karaoke box and sang. For high school, although I enter a school that has a department of pop (popular) music based on my sense of interest, I did not think of becoming a profession. But, while going to vocal academy, I felt that people around me have expectation for me, I thought to have a little more confidence in myself in attempting to sing in full-fledged. 

Q: Who is the artist that you respect?
I respect 4men’s Shin Yong Jae senior very much. 

Q: What type of girl/women do you like?
I like someone who is like Shim Saimdang. A good wife and wise mother style I think?


Youngjae
Date of birth: 24.01.1994
Height: 178cm / Weight: 65kg

Annyeonghaseyo. I am the lead vocal in B.A.P, 「Plain」Youngjae.

Q: What made you want to become a singer?
During middle school, when going to school trip, there will be something like talent showcase right, during that time I appeared together with my friends and I sang, the response around me was great. At that time, I started to become interested in song for the first time, I attended a academy specialize in music, and I have a dream to become a singer in profession. 

Q: Who is the artist that you respect?
I like Musiq Soul Child very much. I would like to work together someday.

Q: What type of girl/women do you like?
I like girl/women who have a clear personal opinion and majestic. 



—- During your debut, all members were blond, but this time you all have changed completely.
Youngjae: During 「WARRIOR」, to let people know the team/group called B.A.P, the 6 of us had blond hair. Because it is clear that the 6 of us have our own individuality/personality, when standing on stage, in order to prevent each person’s charm from standing out, we unified by having blond hair. But this time in 「POWER」, each member has a different hairstyle. This concept is to make the best of us of our own individuality/personality. For Yongguk hyung, it was decided with a casual hairstyle with purple in two-tone grey. For Himchan hyung, he had short dark hair which utilized his jaw line. Daehyun in ash grey and Jongup in brown. For magnae Zelo, he had a pink hair which suits him a lot. My blond hair stays as the same and did an image change with a block cut. Besides that, the company that we belong to reflects a lot on our opinion as well. Yongguk hyung wrote the lyrics of all the tracks as well as the debut song and our intention is very strong. 


—- Yongguk san, when you are writing lyrics, in what way do you compose it? Does other member write lyrics or will be composing too?
Bang Yongguk: I make a separate time for composition, when I am working on something, I am the style that will concentrate working on that only. Once I have someone around me, it is hard for me to concentrate on work. From a certain moment when I am suddenly concentrated, I will continue to work by drawing out a lot of things in my memory. Besides that, all members write lyrics or compose accordingly, especially Zelo, perhaps it’s because we rap together, he is the most ambitious in writing lyrics among the members. 


—- You all are also very confident of your stage performance, although it is magnificent, aren’t you all nervous?
Himchan: I think there isn’t a member that is particularly nervous. But, if to say among the members, I think Daehyun is the most nervous, because Daehyun has parts where he need to hit the high notes. In order to ease the nervousness, before going up stage, Daehyun will let out his voice. 


—- There are already B.A.P fans in Japan, do you all have any activity plans in Japan? After you come to Japan, where do you want to go and what would you like to do?
Zelo: We really want to go to Japan! There are a lot of fans from Japan that came all the way to our company, we are full with gratitude towards them. Therefore, the feeling of going to Japan grows even more. The place that I want to go is…, Harajuku I wonder? After that, I would want to walk the streets of Shibuya. 


—- What are the things that you all heard from your company’s senior, Secret, when they did their activities in Japan?
Zelo: Although I have not heard from Secret senior about their stories in Japan, I feel envious/jealous of them when seeing them going and coming back from Japan from time to time, and having the feeling of wanting to go to Japan soon. 

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ CREA-STAR Magazine (Part 1)
Bang YonggukDate of birth: 31.03.1990Height: 180cm / Weight: 65kg
Annyeonghaseyo. Im B.A.P’s leader, Bang Yongguk!
Q: What made you want to become a singer?During middle school, I listen to black music under the influence of my sister. After that, from my 2nd year of middle school, I wrote lyrics based on foreign music performance and I uploaded it on sites such as community bulletin board. From those who heard it, I received response such as my voice is similar to black rapper. It seems unusual for a middle school student to rap in such a way. From that time onwards, I dream of becoming a rapper. Q: What type of girl/women do you like?I like girl/women who is pure, honest and kind. Girl/women such as who picks up trash from the floor, helping people when seeing them in trouble. HimchanDate of birth: 19.04.1990Height: 180cm / Weight: 69kgAnnyeonghaseyo. I am in charge of vocal in B.A.P and 「Mother」 of the group, Himchan!Q: What made you want to become a singer?Even when I became a university student, I did not think that I would become a singer. By chance, I was scouted on the street… I met TS Entertainment, the atmosphere which seems like a family is really good and I entered the company. Since that time, I began walking the road of a singer in earnest. Q: What type of girl/women do you like?I like girl/women who is motherly/who has motherly characteristic and someone who cares about style as well.—- In Korea, you have made your debut at January 2012 and being told as the large scale rookie.Daehyun: Being told as the large scale rookie and our singer life has just only began, it’s a fact that we do feel a bit of pressure. Because we must response to the expectations. But, we are still not able to actually feel the popularity. We can only confirm it by the number of members in our fan café increasing day by day. Thank you very much. Currently, the number of members in our fan café is more than 2000 (laughs).—- What do you think is the secret of popularity?Himchan: For me I think whether it’s my familiarity/intimacy point. Besides that, I am equipped with a soft feel to it… (laughs). It’s a little embarrassing saying this out from my mouth… Jongup is the master of dance and he has a good figure, besides that, he is the 「organic man(?)」. He is really pure. I think such gap is attractive. Daehyun is as if there is no appearance complaint attached, and when Yongguk is on stage, he has a 180 degree charisma transformation that when I am a man I do think it’s cool. Youngjae’s name means gifted, he has a strong sense of responsibility, that’s why he does his job perfectly. Zelo, the magnae, has a cute appearance and tall, with the high-level rap, he is loved by noonas. —- I would like you to introduce about B.A.P’s music.Bang Yongguk: A common belief of B.A.P is 「Man must be manly/masculinity」. Our debut song 「WARRIOR」 is also like that, as well as this time’s second single 「POWER」, I think it will give out a feeling like 「Oh, that’s strong/intense」 when listening for the first time. Among the songs that were released recently, I think that isn’t our song is the most masculinity. Especially this time 「POWER」 which became deeper and further evolve the masculinity beauty. Among all four songs, the last song 「It’s All Lies」 is the only ballad song, while the other songs are all powerful hardcore hip-hop. If you are looking for an intense song, I think it will stick into your heart deeply.—- I can feel the manly strength of both 「WARRIOR」 and 「POWER」.Himchan: The lead song 「POWER」 and 「WARRIOR」 is a hardcore hip-hop with the mix of powerful hardcore rock and hip-hop sound that composed by composer Mr. Kang Jiwon and Mr. Kim Kibum. The beginning of the song with intense sound and rap, I think the song gives out a difference feeling from what we have heard so far. From the side of the sound, it’s also more powerful than 「WARRIOR」 and has been evolved. In addition, the lyrics is about to fight against the strong who try to get tyranny from power and money, represents the strong anger and antipathy, and the contents that will give the power to speak for the weak. —- What was the preparation/resolution to complete the second single?Youngjae: For the concept of this album, I think you certainly felt it by watching our music video, we appeared as an alien from outer space. In 「WARRIOR」, it was the image of a warrior that confronts the absurdity of society. Such a concept that is, we as warriors, as the matter of fact our hometown was not the Earth but outside world. But, the target of the anger we face is unchanged from the previous which is posing the society that exists in the Earth. Bang Yongguk: Speaking of resolution, the goal of B.A.P from the time we debut is 「To conquer the Earth with our music」. If we start from 「WARRIOR」, this time in 「POWER」, I think that we desire to get even closer to our dream and the resolution that can be felt. 
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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ CREA-STAR Magazine (Part 1)

Bang Yongguk
Date of birth: 31.03.1990
Height: 180cm / Weight: 65kg

Annyeonghaseyo. Im B.A.P’s leader, Bang Yongguk!

Q: What made you want to become a singer?
During middle school, I listen to black music under the influence of my sister. After that, from my 2nd year of middle school, I wrote lyrics based on foreign music performance and I uploaded it on sites such as community bulletin board. From those who heard it, I received response such as my voice is similar to black rapper. It seems unusual for a middle school student to rap in such a way. From that time onwards, I dream of becoming a rapper. 

Q: What type of girl/women do you like?
I like girl/women who is pure, honest and kind. Girl/women such as who picks up trash from the floor, helping people when seeing them in trouble. 


Himchan
Date of birth: 19.04.1990
Height: 180cm / Weight: 69kg

Annyeonghaseyo. I am in charge of vocal in B.A.P and 「Mother」 of the group, Himchan!

Q: What made you want to become a singer?
Even when I became a university student, I did not think that I would become a singer. By chance, I was scouted on the street… I met TS Entertainment, the atmosphere which seems like a family is really good and I entered the company. Since that time, I began walking the road of a singer in earnest. 

Q: What type of girl/women do you like?
I like girl/women who is motherly/who has motherly characteristic and someone who cares about style as well.



—- In Korea, you have made your debut at January 2012 and being told as the large scale rookie.
Daehyun: Being told as the large scale rookie and our singer life has just only began, it’s a fact that we do feel a bit of pressure. Because we must response to the expectations. But, we are still not able to actually feel the popularity. We can only confirm it by the number of members in our fan café increasing day by day. Thank you very much. Currently, the number of members in our fan café is more than 2000 (laughs).


—- What do you think is the secret of popularity?
Himchan: For me I think whether it’s my familiarity/intimacy point. Besides that, I am equipped with a soft feel to it… (laughs). It’s a little embarrassing saying this out from my mouth… Jongup is the master of dance and he has a good figure, besides that, he is the 「organic man(?)」. He is really pure. I think such gap is attractive. Daehyun is as if there is no appearance complaint attached, and when Yongguk is on stage, he has a 180 degree charisma transformation that when I am a man I do think it’s cool. Youngjae’s name means gifted, he has a strong sense of responsibility, that’s why he does his job perfectly. Zelo, the magnae, has a cute appearance and tall, with the high-level rap, he is loved by noonas. 


—- I would like you to introduce about B.A.P’s music.
Bang Yongguk: A common belief of B.A.P is 「Man must be manly/masculinity」. Our debut song 「WARRIOR」 is also like that, as well as this time’s second single 「POWER」, I think it will give out a feeling like 「Oh, that’s strong/intense」 when listening for the first time. Among the songs that were released recently, I think that isn’t our song is the most masculinity. Especially this time 「POWER」 which became deeper and further evolve the masculinity beauty. Among all four songs, the last song 「It’s All Lies」 is the only ballad song, while the other songs are all powerful hardcore hip-hop. If you are looking for an intense song, I think it will stick into your heart deeply.


—- I can feel the manly strength of both 「WARRIOR」 and 「POWER」.
Himchan: The lead song 「POWER」 and 「WARRIOR」 is a hardcore hip-hop with the mix of powerful hardcore rock and hip-hop sound that composed by composer Mr. Kang Jiwon and Mr. Kim Kibum. The beginning of the song with intense sound and rap, I think the song gives out a difference feeling from what we have heard so far. From the side of the sound, it’s also more powerful than 「WARRIOR」 and has been evolved. In addition, the lyrics is about to fight against the strong who try to get tyranny from power and money, represents the strong anger and antipathy, and the contents that will give the power to speak for the weak. 


—- What was the preparation/resolution to complete the second single?
Youngjae: For the concept of this album, I think you certainly felt it by watching our music video, we appeared as an alien from outer space. In 「WARRIOR」, it was the image of a warrior that confronts the absurdity of society. Such a concept that is, we as warriors, as the matter of fact our hometown was not the Earth but outside world. But, the target of the anger we face is unchanged from the previous which is posing the society that exists in the Earth. 
Bang Yongguk: Speaking of resolution, the goal of B.A.P from the time we debut is 「To conquer the Earth with our music」. If we start from 「WARRIOR」, this time in 「POWER」, I think that we desire to get even closer to our dream and the resolution that can be felt. 

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ K BOOM Magazine (Part 2)
The priority role given now is to work well rather than loveThe image of B.A.P that the fans think is very strong/powerful. We will surely lost if we fight with them, that is what the imagine would be. We can feel the strength and charisma from the oldest in the group, Bang Yongguk and Himchan, and also the youngest 15 years old Zelo as a rapper standing on stage, giving an impression of a strong aura which do not meet his age. However, their appearance when they got off stage were very cute and boys with nice smile. —— Although the blank period was about 2 months, it feels like a long time, how have you been?Yongguk: Yes! We were fine! We wanted to show our appearance to our fans fast/soon, we have been preparing with our utmost effort. —— The music video is really cool! If there is any episode during the shooting please tell us about it. Although I think that there were a lot of hardships/ troubles filming that… Zelo: Please do not pursue too much. Because it was really hard… During shooting, the green paint was painted on our body and after that our skin tone became a lot worse… The shooting was done until midnight and we continue wearing the wet shoes… There were bruises to the extent.Himchan: Because my order of shooting was the latest, I do not have much trouble/difficulties… (laughs).—— The music video’s scale was really large. I think it took a lot of production costs too…Yongguk: That right. The size of spaceship with the weight of 700kg and height of 18m is very overwhelming. It took approximately 3 months for the staff to complete the spaceship. Everyone look at us can call us “spinal cord breaker (?)”. Eat up the spinal cord (?) of the society… (laughs). Although it’s a joke, it seems like spreading what we saw in a block buster Hollywood movie, I’m very happy.—— Was there any injury? The performance was also intense, I thought there would be many accident…Yongguk: Of course there was! Perhaps because of the thick makeup the face was swollen here and there… In addition, there was an accident during the scene of kicking choreography. I have been kicked in the face by Zelo. The problem is, the blood came out from my face…Zelo: I’m really sorry. But that wasn’t on purpose. Yongguk: I know this (laughs). Besides that, our whole body was painted and even now it has not disappear… Also I could not found the way (make it disappear)… Also for part in the performance where we spread/open our leg, perhaps because we did not stretch enough, when we get up after shooting, everyone cried in pain (laughs).—— There is a lot of painful episode… Is there any interesting/funny episode (laughs)?Daehyun: The music video filming location was at more of the coastline in Incheon and I was really troubled because there was no toilet. I wanted to use the bottom of the huge bridge as a toilet but somehow I did not go. I endured for a long time, in the end when I ran/rush to that toilet to get it done, I saw the light of a car from a distance. The soldiers who were riding in the car, they saluted/greeted me when they saw me. Do not look at it in much detail… (laughs).—— Because of the busy schedule, I thought that you all will not be able to meet your family often too…Jongup: Yes… During this time, I suddenly had time, I secretly went home without telling my parents, everyone was really surprised. Especially my brother who thought that there was a thief entered our house (laugh). I hided secretly and made everyone surprised (laugh).Himchan: Same goes to me. My mother was surprised and let out a huge voice “Kya!”, I think that my father was surprised that he almost fall down, I almost got scold (laughs).—— If this album is successful, you all will also show great gratitude toward your family.Youngjae: Yes. Because of that we practice hard every day. To be honest, in the beginning, I was concerned whether I were be able to achieve, but I have noticed that if you try hard there is nothing that cannot be done. Love? I am not really interested in that now. We do your best with the role given to us and we do your best not to disappoint your fans, that’s our top goal/objective. Please look forward to our activity this time. 
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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ K BOOM Magazine (Part 2)

The priority role given now is to work well rather than love

The image of B.A.P that the fans think is very strong/powerful. We will surely lost if we fight with them, that is what the imagine would be. We can feel the strength and charisma from the oldest in the group, Bang Yongguk and Himchan, and also the youngest 15 years old Zelo as a rapper standing on stage, giving an impression of a strong aura which do not meet his age. However, their appearance when they got off stage were very cute and boys with nice smile. 

—— Although the blank period was about 2 months, it feels like a long time, how have you been?
Yongguk: Yes! We were fine! We wanted to show our appearance to our fans fast/soon, we have been preparing with our utmost effort. 

—— The music video is really cool! If there is any episode during the shooting please tell us about it. Although I think that there were a lot of hardships/ troubles filming that… 
Zelo: Please do not pursue too much. Because it was really hard… During shooting, the green paint was painted on our body and after that our skin tone became a lot worse… The shooting was done until midnight and we continue wearing the wet shoes… There were bruises to the extent.
Himchan: Because my order of shooting was the latest, I do not have much trouble/difficulties… (laughs).

—— The music video’s scale was really large. I think it took a lot of production costs too…
Yongguk: That right. The size of spaceship with the weight of 700kg and height of 18m is very overwhelming. It took approximately 3 months for the staff to complete the spaceship. Everyone look at us can call us “spinal cord breaker (?)”. Eat up the spinal cord (?) of the society… (laughs). Although it’s a joke, it seems like spreading what we saw in a block buster Hollywood movie, I’m very happy.

—— Was there any injury? The performance was also intense, I thought there would be many accident…
Yongguk: Of course there was! Perhaps because of the thick makeup the face was swollen here and there… In addition, there was an accident during the scene of kicking choreography. I have been kicked in the face by Zelo. The problem is, the blood came out from my face…
Zelo: I’m really sorry. But that wasn’t on purpose. 
Yongguk: I know this (laughs). Besides that, our whole body was painted and even now it has not disappear… Also I could not found the way (make it disappear)… Also for part in the performance where we spread/open our leg, perhaps because we did not stretch enough, when we get up after shooting, everyone cried in pain (laughs).

—— There is a lot of painful episode… Is there any interesting/funny episode (laughs)?
Daehyun: The music video filming location was at more of the coastline in Incheon and I was really troubled because there was no toilet. I wanted to use the bottom of the huge bridge as a toilet but somehow I did not go. I endured for a long time, in the end when I ran/rush to that toilet to get it done, I saw the light of a car from a distance. The soldiers who were riding in the car, they saluted/greeted me when they saw me. Do not look at it in much detail… (laughs).

—— Because of the busy schedule, I thought that you all will not be able to meet your family often too…
Jongup: Yes… During this time, I suddenly had time, I secretly went home without telling my parents, everyone was really surprised. Especially my brother who thought that there was a thief entered our house (laugh). I hided secretly and made everyone surprised (laugh).
Himchan: Same goes to me. My mother was surprised and let out a huge voice “Kya!”, I think that my father was surprised that he almost fall down, I almost got scold (laughs).

—— If this album is successful, you all will also show great gratitude toward your family.
Youngjae: Yes. Because of that we practice hard every day. To be honest, in the beginning, I was concerned whether I were be able to achieve, but I have noticed that if you try hard there is nothing that cannot be done. Love? I am not really interested in that now. We do your best with the role given to us and we do your best not to disappoint your fans, that’s our top goal/objective. Please look forward to our activity this time. 

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ K BOOM Magazine (Part 1)
B.A.P did/carried out their comeback. Although it was a blank period as short as approximately 2 months, strangely enough, it felt that their seats are very large. Maybe because of that, their comeback this time, gathered a great/much attention than before. Along with B.A.P, there are many comeback of star group, but because their debut achievement, they were particularly shining among those star group. They are not just shining from the surface/appearance, it’s because they shines from the inside. 
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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ K BOOM Magazine (Part 1)

B.A.P did/carried out their comeback. Although it was a blank period as short as approximately 2 months, strangely enough, it felt that their seats are very large. Maybe because of that, their comeback this time, gathered a great/much attention than before. Along with B.A.P, there are many comeback of star group, but because their debut achievement, they were particularly shining among those star group. They are not just shining from the surface/appearance, it’s because they shines from the inside. 

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 4)
Quickly “give me now” this magazine which introduces artist, a new series will start following after INFINITE ♥ A connect relay with asking question among member. An interview, along with B.A.P’s comeback! A relay in order starting from the maknaes to the leader. Part 1, maknae, Zelo will interview Jongup. Zelo is the maknae in B.A.P and also the tallest. He still has small children cheeks and he’s 15 year old! However, his rap is aggressive to ultra-high-speed. In contrast with the dramatic performance on stage, during the interview, he smiles and talks gently. The on and off gap, the presence of someone who came out from a two-dimensional which is his charm.  If it’s the young Zelo, will you able to have an innocent love?Zelo: “Finally our series has started! Part 1, me, Zelo, will interview B.A.P’s dancing machine, Jongup hyung, I will explore the presence of my own! Well, let’s begin the question immediately. What is my first impression?”Jongup: “The first time I saw Zelo was during June last year. We were still trainee at that time. When I came back from school and drop by the practice room, Zelo was there. Because I heard the people in the company said that “a child who is in charge of rap has came”, “is this the child who in charge of rap…, he is tall” that was what I thought of (laughs). When we got along, at that time we talked about various things right?”Zelo: "Yes. We talked about dancing right. Then Jongup hyung told me “Show me your dance”.”Jongup: “Yeah. Zelo danced very well while he was a little shy. With surprising ability, although he was still a junior high school student”Zelo: “A year has passed since then, Jongup hyung, from what you saw, did I change?”Jongup: “When we first met, because having such technique during that age, on the other hand the thought being an important person, because you are so skilful, I thought you were someone who brag about yourself. I thought that will you will also show your pride to the senior. But, in fact when we live together, you are very pure. I can know your progress with your effort and passion, I also saw you growing daily. Recently, your muscle is also growing (laughs). If I were to become Zelo, for Zelo’s body, I will exercise firmly and will create a body/ body shape for him (laughs)”Zelo: “Huhuhu, I am glad/happy. Because I admire Jongup hyung’s muscle. During 『Power』, Jongup hyung’s performance is really cool!”Jongup: “Difficult techniques/moves are also introduced. One of the technique/move is called “Wa Wa (?)”. Then, at the high point of the song, there is a technique/move called “Hook”. The choreography which look like chopping the wood, become the point of this song”Zelo: “The feature is also the dance which used the spray. What should I do if I drop the spray when I am dancing?”Jongup: “Without picking it up and pretend holding the spray (laughs)”Zelo: “Yes, Sir! Well then, the next question. Compare/illustrate me with “I am OO person”.”Jongup: “Zelo is “a young person”. Young boy! Still a child (laughs)”Zelo: “Although I’m still a child, is there a part/point like that which can be respected? Please praise me~”Jongup: “First of all, height (laughs). I am a bit weak standing in front of public, but when Zelo stand and show in front of public, he likes to draw people’s attention. It is also necessary for B.A.P, I’m envious/jealous of that part of Zelo. Besides, when practice dancing while playing over the music, I feel like it matches Zelo. When we dance together, it’s very interesting”Zelo: “We match/fits right!”Jongup: “Our taste(?) of laughter are the same right! In the future, I feel that we will likely to have a long-term relationship (laughs)”Zelo: “If you were to introduce a member to your sister, who will you introduce?”Jongup: “Zelo! The reason is because he is the youngest (laughs). If I have a sister, will she be same age as Zelo or younger than Zelo, because of that, would be able to have the most pure love/purest love. Although the other hyungs are not bad, but it’s a little…. (sweat)”Zelo: “Huhu, Thank you. Next I will talk a lot about Jongup hyung. Please look forward to it!”In the next issue, Jongup will interview Zelo♥♥♥!
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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 4)

Quickly “give me now” this magazine which introduces artist, a new series will start following after INFINITE ♥ A connect relay with asking question among member. An interview, along with B.A.P’s comeback! A relay in order starting from the maknaes to the leader. Part 1, maknae, Zelo will interview Jongup. Zelo is the maknae in B.A.P and also the tallest. He still has small children cheeks and he’s 15 year old! However, his rap is aggressive to ultra-high-speed. In contrast with the dramatic performance on stage, during the interview, he smiles and talks gently. The on and off gap, the presence of someone who came out from a two-dimensional which is his charm.


If it’s the young Zelo, will you able to have an innocent love?

Zelo: “Finally our series has started! Part 1, me, Zelo, will interview B.A.P’s dancing machine, Jongup hyung, I will explore the presence of my own! Well, let’s begin the question immediately. What is my first impression?”
Jongup: “The first time I saw Zelo was during June last year. We were still trainee at that time. When I came back from school and drop by the practice room, Zelo was there. Because I heard the people in the company said that “a child who is in charge of rap has came”, “is this the child who in charge of rap…, he is tall” that was what I thought of (laughs). When we got along, at that time we talked about various things right?”
Zelo: "Yes. We talked about dancing right. Then Jongup hyung told me “Show me your dance”.”
Jongup: “Yeah. Zelo danced very well while he was a little shy. With surprising ability, although he was still a junior high school student”
Zelo: “A year has passed since then, Jongup hyung, from what you saw, did I change?”
Jongup: “When we first met, because having such technique during that age, on the other hand the thought being an important person, because you are so skilful, I thought you were someone who brag about yourself. I thought that will you will also show your pride to the senior. But, in fact when we live together, you are very pure. I can know your progress with your effort and passion, I also saw you growing daily. Recently, your muscle is also growing (laughs). If I were to become Zelo, for Zelo’s body, I will exercise firmly and will create a body/ body shape for him (laughs)”
Zelo: “Huhuhu, I am glad/happy. Because I admire Jongup hyung’s muscle. During 『Power』, Jongup hyung’s performance is really cool!”
Jongup: “Difficult techniques/moves are also introduced. One of the technique/move is called “Wa Wa (?)”. Then, at the high point of the song, there is a technique/move called “Hook”. The choreography which look like chopping the wood, become the point of this song”
Zelo: “The feature is also the dance which used the spray. What should I do if I drop the spray when I am dancing?”
Jongup: “Without picking it up and pretend holding the spray (laughs)”
Zelo: “Yes, Sir! Well then, the next question. Compare/illustrate me with “I am OO person”.”
Jongup: “Zelo is “a young person”. Young boy! Still a child (laughs)”
Zelo: “Although I’m still a child, is there a part/point like that which can be respected? Please praise me~”
Jongup: “First of all, height (laughs). I am a bit weak standing in front of public, but when Zelo stand and show in front of public, he likes to draw people’s attention. It is also necessary for B.A.P, I’m envious/jealous of that part of Zelo. Besides, when practice dancing while playing over the music, I feel like it matches Zelo. When we dance together, it’s very interesting”
Zelo: “We match/fits right!”
Jongup: “Our taste(?) of laughter are the same right! In the future, I feel that we will likely to have a long-term relationship (laughs)”
Zelo: “If you were to introduce a member to your sister, who will you introduce?”
Jongup: “Zelo! The reason is because he is the youngest (laughs). If I have a sister, will she be same age as Zelo or younger than Zelo, because of that, would be able to have the most pure love/purest love. Although the other hyungs are not bad, but it’s a little…. (sweat)”
Zelo: “Huhu, Thank you. Next I will talk a lot about Jongup hyung. Please look forward to it!”

In the next issue, Jongup will interview Zelo♥♥♥!

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 3)
Yongguk: “To other groups who people seeks for cute or pretty element, our fans, I feel that they seek for the “cool” element within B.A.P. We can show our cute appearance anytime (laughs), however, our manly figure is only been shown during our music activity”
—— So far, you have been active with 3 songs which are 『Warrior』, 『Secret Love』 and 『Power』, what do you think you have growth in performance vise?Jongup: “During 『Warrior』’s activity, I have increased strength and also expressive power with strong masculine also been trained. The quality of performance has been increased. Besides, we are able to become more fashionable…”Himchan: “(while watching in suspense on Jongup’s remark) Well, until here!”All members: ”Hahaha (laughs)”What is B.A.P fighting with?! And what is the presence of “Mato”?—— By the way, everyone, as a warrior, now, what are you fighting against?Deahyun: “Recently, fighting against the desire to sleep in the early morning”Youngjae: “I fight everyday! I have to diet, I have to practice as well, I also have to digest the schedule, a lot of things. I want to eat, I want to rest, I want to play, fighting as every desire (laughs)”
—— But, Youngjae, you have won the fight right, you look very thin.Youngjae: “I have to become thinner/lose more weight…”Yongguk: “From the time of debut, you have lose 5-6 kilo right”Himchan: “I am also similar to Youngjae, I feel that I am fighting for 24 hours. All the things may become a problem. That’s why I have the feeling of continue fighting”Yongguk: “Everyday, I would like to write a dairy, but when it turns to middle of the night, I do not feel like doing anything else (laughs). It’s not about writing the events that happen in the dairy, but wanting to write about the words that remain most in my memory on that day itself”Zelo: “I also want to write in my dairy about the events that remain in my memory and memorable things but I forgot because I was tired. Even though later I would be absolute to do it myself, but I did not quite continue it…. This is what I am fighting against now”Jongup: “I have a lot of things that I want to do, but it seems rather hard to start. I am fighting against myself. Since I like painting, I want to draw a painting~ “
—— The Matoki which has been drawn on the CD jacket is impressive, what is its existence.Zelo: “A mascot that watches over our growth. As we grow, it grows together with us! (Yongguk did a thumb up here 「Good job!])”Himchan: “Our own self!”Daehyun: “In 『Warrior』 it was only the head, but in [Power] it is the whole body”Himchan: “By the time when the fifth album come out, maybe it will have wings!”All members: “Oh~! (Clap hands)”
—— From this month onward, we will begin a series of B.A.P in this magazine (P074). First of all, you have to conquer 「Hanryu Pia」 (laughs). In a magazine, do you have the feeling of doing it?Yongguk: “I would want to do a Japan travel journal. Please invite me to Japan. B.A.P’s first Japan trip, along /together with 「Hanryu Pia]!”Himchan: “Meeting with fans. I want to be connected with the fans! Immediately tomorrow, if you invite us!”All members: “Please~”(Editors: “Yes, Sir! (laughs)”)

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 3)

Yongguk: “To other groups who people seeks for cute or pretty element, our fans, I feel that they seek for the “cool” element within B.A.P. We can show our cute appearance anytime (laughs), however, our manly figure is only been shown during our music activity

—— So far, you have been active with 3 songs which are 『Warrior』『Secret Love』 and 『Power』, what do you think you have growth in performance vise?
Jongup: “During 『Warrior』’s activity, I have increased strength and also expressive power with strong masculine also been trained. The quality of performance has been increased. Besides, we are able to become more fashionable…
Himchan: “(while watching in suspense on Jongup’s remark) Well, until here!
All members: Hahaha (laughs)


What is B.A.P fighting with?! And what is the presence of “Mato”?

—— By the way, everyone, as a warrior, now, what are you fighting against?
Deahyun: “Recently, fighting against the desire to sleep in the early morning”
Youngjae: “I fight everyday! I have to diet, I have to practice as well, I also have to digest the schedule, a lot of things. I want to eat, I want to rest, I want to play, fighting as every desire (laughs)”

—— But, Youngjae, you have won the fight right, you look very thin.
Youngjae: “I have to become thinner/lose more weight…”
Yongguk: “From the time of debut, you have lose 5-6 kilo right”
Himchan: “I am also similar to Youngjae, I feel that I am fighting for 24 hours. All the things may become a problem. That’s why I have the feeling of continue fighting”
Yongguk: “Everyday, I would like to write a dairy, but when it turns to middle of the night, I do not feel like doing anything else (laughs). It’s not about writing the events that happen in the dairy, but wanting to write about the words that remain most in my memory on that day itself”
Zelo: “I also want to write in my dairy about the events that remain in my memory and memorable things but I forgot because I was tired. Even though later I would be absolute to do it myself, but I did not quite continue it…. This is what I am fighting against now”
Jongup: “I have a lot of things that I want to do, but it seems rather hard to start. I am fighting against myself. Since I like painting, I want to draw a painting~ “

—— The Matoki which has been drawn on the CD jacket is impressive, what is its existence.
Zelo: “A mascot that watches over our growth. As we grow, it grows together with us! (Yongguk did a thumb up here 「Good job!])”
Himchan: “Our own self!”
Daehyun: “In 『Warrior』 it was only the head, but in [Power] it is the whole body”
Himchan: “By the time when the fifth album come out, maybe it will have wings!”
All members: “Oh~! (Clap hands)”

—— From this month onward, we will begin a series of B.A.P in this magazine (P074). First of all, you have to conquer 「Hanryu Pia」 (laughs). In a magazine, do you have the feeling of doing it?
Yongguk: “I would want to do a Japan travel journal. Please invite me to Japan. B.A.P’s first Japan trip, along /together with 「Hanryu Pia]!”
Himchan: “Meeting with fans. I want to be connected with the fans! Immediately tomorrow, if you invite us!”
All members: “Please~”
(Editors: “Yes, Sir! (laughs)”)


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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 2)
Himchan: “I was the leading actor, I was troubled because there were many strange director from the director (laughs)”Youngjae: “Himchan hyung’s acting was really great. The carriage was really well”Himchan: “We have to change director next time. Because director Youngjae’s direction is lacking (laughs)”The evolution of absurdity and combat warrior with the comeback of 『Power』—— At the end of April, was the comeback of 『Power』!Yongguk: “We have already been preparing since early February, during the second half of 『Warrior』 activity. I think the theme was clearer, and the sound can be upgraded intensely. With debut work 『Warrior』, we have shown B.A.P’s policy, I think that with 『Power』, the message from B.A.P was able to emit”
—— Yongguk, as a lyricist, what is the thing that you care about?Yongguk: “I think that to convey a story is the most important. The music of B.A.P is that message is put into it, which is different from other idol. To convey message to all the people who listen to our music, but I think that this is the basic as an as an artist”
—— Last time, Yongguk said 「I want to emit a social message」, what is the social interest that you have now?Yongguk: “There is a region in West Africa called Sahel. There are famine and water shortages, as well as holding varies issues such as civil war, things like how I would be able to help the children there”
—— In 『Warrior』, the warrior that fight against the absurdity of society. In 『Power』 they become warriors who came from outer space to conquer the absurdity of Earth. What does “Warrior” mean to everyone?Zelo: “Masculine. Masculinity/Manliness!”Himchan: “To me, warrior is someone who speak the truth”
—— 「Absurdity and fight」, the theme music/song as an idol.Daehyun: “Personally, I thought it is different from other idol’s song, people who support and seem to think that a group called B.A.P is something different”

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 2)

Himchan: “I was the leading actor, I was troubled because there were many strange director from the director (laughs)
Youngjae: “Himchan hyung’s acting was really great. The carriage was really well
Himchan: “We have to change director next time. Because director Youngjae’s direction is lacking (laughs)


The evolution of absurdity and combat warrior with the comeback of 『Power』

—— At the end of April, was the comeback of 『Power』!
Yongguk: “We have already been preparing since early February, during the second half of 『Warrior』 activity. I think the theme was clearer, and the sound can be upgraded intensely. With debut work 『Warrior』, we have shown B.A.P’s policy, I think that with 『Power』, the message from B.A.P was able to emit

—— Yongguk, as a lyricist, what is the thing that you care about?
Yongguk: “I think that to convey a story is the most important. The music of B.A.P is that message is put into it, which is different from other idol. To convey message to all the people who listen to our music, but I think that this is the basic as an as an artist

—— Last time, Yongguk said 「I want to emit a social message」, what is the social interest that you have now?
Yongguk: “There is a region in West Africa called Sahel. There are famine and water shortages, as well as holding varies issues such as civil war, things like how I would be able to help the children there

—— In 『Warrior』, the warrior that fight against the absurdity of society. In 『Power』 they become warriors who came from outer space to conquer the absurdity of Earth. What does “Warrior” mean to everyone?
Zelo: “Masculine. Masculinity/Manliness!
Himchan: “To me, warrior is someone who speak the truth

—— 「Absurdity and fight」, the theme music/song as an idol.
Daehyun: “Personally, I thought it is different from other idol’s song, people who support and seem to think that a group called B.A.P is something different


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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 1)
Before debut, there is a program called 『Ta-Dah It’s B.A.P』 on MTV Korea, leader, Yongguk did a collaboration with BEAST’s Yosoeb and Secret’s Ji Eun. Just before debut, Yongguk and 15 years old talent rapper K-Pop industry’s maknae, Zelo, started activity as BANG & ZELO. During the increasing expectation, at the end of January this year, B.A.P made their debut by holding a large-scale showcase which attracted 3 thousand people. The debut song [Warrior] with the theme of absurdity in the world and struggle of society, ranked 10th on the Billboard’s World Album Chart. In February, they made their first appearance to the Japanese media through this magazine and also obtain a great response. They started their 2nd Single 『Power』 activities, we also catch up with them in Seoul as they reached their 100day since debut. In addition to this interview, B.A.P’s series has also started from this month onwards. 「Hanryu Pia」 supports B.A.P! The truth of secret love, if it’s you, what would you do? —— In previous story, after the manly『 Warrior』, they started their activity with a 180 degree image differ with a delicate ballad song 『Secret Love』. Although it’s a song depicting the hidden romance between entertainers, is this the real experience of the lyricist, Yongguk?Yongguk: ”Ah~, it’s not that although I have been told often (laughs). I wrote this when I was inspired by the movie 『Notting Hill』. I did not want to write about a common love song. Since the output was good, it also became the memorable piece among my songs. As for myself, I have not experience secret love before (laughs)”
—— If now, you are in love, will you keep it a secret from your member?All members “…. (Silence). (In a low voice) Behind, behind!”(Manager “Everyone, this means they will not be in love”)All members “(In a low voice) Scary! (laughs)”
—— In the CD featuring, which is the same company’s senior, Secret, Ji Eun, during recording, what did you all talk about with her?Daehyun: “As Ji Eun senpai is also a very busy person, we did not have any time that match which we can have a special talk”Youngjae: “Indeed, it feels like a secret love (laughs). Although the expression of feeling was difficult, Ji Eun senpai who has recorded earlier, because of that by listening to the song as reference, it was very helpful to us”Himchan: “In music program, we had a collaboration with Ailee, the interpretation of the song is very good”Yongguk: “That’s right. Before going on stage, we practiced together, the power of expression was great. She seemed to interpret after listening the song herself. That’s why, did we do it better?”
—— In Korea’s reality program 『Ta-Dah It’s B.A.P』, you all self-produced 『Secret Love』’s MV and each one has a role right. Please tell us about the episode during the production.Deahyun: “My position was the writer, Youngjae, the director, and Yongguk hyung was in charge of the camera, because of they were too eager, the shooting was done over a long period of time. The staff and production team did not complain because the two were too engrossed… (laughs)”

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[TRANS] B.A.P Interview @ HANRYU PIA Magazine June Issue (Part 1)

Before debut, there is a program called 『Ta-Dah It’s B.A.P』 on MTV Korea, leader, Yongguk did a collaboration with BEAST’s Yosoeb and Secret’s Ji Eun. Just before debut, Yongguk and 15 years old talent rapper K-Pop industry’s maknae, Zelo, started activity as BANG & ZELO. During the increasing expectation, at the end of January this year, B.A.P made their debut by holding a large-scale showcase which attracted 3 thousand people. The debut song [Warrior] with the theme of absurdity in the world and struggle of society, ranked 10th on the Billboard’s World Album Chart. In February, they made their first appearance to the Japanese media through this magazine and also obtain a great response. They started their 2nd Single 『Power』 activities, we also catch up with them in Seoul as they reached their 100day since debut. In addition to this interview, B.A.P’s series has also started from this month onwards. 「Hanryu Pia」 supports B.A.P! 


The truth of secret love, if it’s you, what would you do? 

—— In previous story, after the manly Warrior』, they started their activity with a 180 degree image differ with a delicate ballad song 『Secret Love』. Although it’s a song depicting the hidden romance between entertainers, is this the real experience of the lyricist, Yongguk?
Yongguk: Ah~, it’s not that although I have been told often (laughs). I wrote this when I was inspired by the movie 『Notting Hill』. I did not want to write about a common love song. Since the output was good, it also became the memorable piece among my songs. As for myself, I have not experience secret love before (laughs)

—— If now, you are in love, will you keep it a secret from your member?
All members “…. (Silence). (In a low voice) Behind, behind!
(Manager “Everyone, this means they will not be in love”)
All members “(In a low voice) Scary! (laughs)

—— In the CD featuring, which is the same company’s senior, Secret, Ji Eun, during recording, what did you all talk about with her?
Daehyun: “As Ji Eun senpai is also a very busy person, we did not have any time that match which we can have a special talk
Youngjae: “Indeed, it feels like a secret love (laughs). Although the expression of feeling was difficult, Ji Eun senpai who has recorded earlier, because of that by listening to the song as reference, it was very helpful to us
Himchan: “In music program, we had a collaboration with Ailee, the interpretation of the song is very good
Yongguk: “That’s right. Before going on stage, we practiced together, the power of expression was great. She seemed to interpret after listening the song herself. That’s why, did we do it better?

—— In Korea’s reality program 『Ta-Dah It’s B.A.P』, you all self-produced 『Secret Love』’s MV and each one has a role right. Please tell us about the episode during the production.
Deahyun: “My position was the writer, Youngjae, the director, and Yongguk hyung was in charge of the camera, because of they were too eager, the shooting was done over a long period of time. The staff and production team did not complain because the two were too engrossed… (laughs)


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