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Special : YG FAMILY’s Second Cover Project, ‘TABLO X TAEYANG’

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Original Interview Here

Q: Tablo, where did you get your inspiration for this cover project?
A: As you can see with the verse “with your pretty red lips, hurry kill me and go,” I felt that this song had a dark and violent feel, rather than a light/superficial one. I was attracted to that aspect of the song, so I expressed it in my own way through my reinterpretation.

Q: What would you say is the main ”point” of your cover?
A: It’s like the ugly, younger twin of the original song?

Q: It has such a new feel it’s like an original piece. We can feel so much of your hard work/effort.
A: I worked as though I was writing an original song. I wrote new lyrics and made a new hook, DJ Tukutz created a track that was darker and different from the original, and Taeyang sang the original bridge and climax, but with a new feel. I wanted to give the fans a gift that would feel like a welcoming surprise. Plus, it’s not like we’re the type of people to do a typical cover song anyway.

Q: Favorite verse from the lyrics?
A: “They say time flies, but you keep breakin’ its wings.”

Q: What thoughts did you have about Taeyang as an artist while working with him for his album RISE?
A: I think the most fitting word is ‘real/genuine.’

Q: What song do you recommend from Taeyang’s album RISE, and why?
A: “Rise,” “Let Go,” and “Love You To Death.” You know the reason why…

Q: When can we see Epik High’s next album, or your solo album?
A: Epik High’s 8th album is under completion. We will meet again when the time is right.

trans: yvonne@icaruswalks.com

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Tablo @ instagram : I’m always somewhere between peace and strife. And I love it. icaruswalksnet:

Tablo @ instagram : I’m always somewhere between peace and strife. And I love it.

icaruswalksnet:

Tablo @ instagram : I’m always somewhere between peace and strife. And I love it.

korean - english translators needed

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We’re still in much need of willing,active korean-english translators , especially with the rise of Tablo’s activities and the nearing of a comeback.
If you wish to help please email icaruswalksnet@gmail.com !!! 
please don’t have a ” someone else will do it”  mindframe because that doesn’t happen in majority of cases. 

(via icaruswalksnet)

"When I went through the TaJinYo incident, I experienced extreme loneliness. There weren’t many people by my side. There were definitely people supporting me in silence, but those who spoke up were few. The people who had so loudly showcased our friendship rejected my hand for help while taking notice of the public. The first company who ignored such opinions and first reached out their hand to me was YG."

Tablo about signing with YG | HipHopLe interview [trans: akdong@icaruswalks.com]

"Yes. There’s music with a BPM of over 128, right? When we released songs like Fly, 평화의날 (Day of Peace), and Fan, there were almost no teams who rapped to that kind of tempo. Those kinds of songs increased when Big Bang released 거짓말 (Lies), but for people who don’t dance to that kind of BPM, it’s very unsettling. It’s also hard to ride the groove. Big Bang are able to bring those songs to life because they dance well, but for us, because we have such stiff bodies, those types of songs make us uncomfortable. (laughter) We fumble around, not knowing what to do, if we don’t have a prepared choreography."

Tablo on Epik High’s choreography like in “Fan”| HipHopLe interview [trans: akdong@icaruswalks.com] 

"I’m not interested."

Tablo, when asked whether how he would feel if there was a meeting with Woollim HipHopLe interview [trans: akdong@icaruswalks.com] 

"I met Mithra during that winter break I previously mentioned. I met Tukutz in the summer of 2002 after I returned from my studies. Before that, I already had Tukutz’s mixsets that Jaeyu hyung sent me. At that time I also liked Dilated Peoples, so I thought ‘Yeah! You need a DJ to be hip-hop,’ and met up with him as soon as I returned. He wasn’t originally a member. Before our contract, he was just going to be a guest DJ in our 1st album. And because the CB Mass DJ was also doing it… Tukutz said he wanted to be a member just before our contract was made… (explosive laughter) smart rascal."

Tablo about Tukutz joining Epik High | HipHopLe interview [trans: akdong@icaruswalks.com]