13 members of YG Entertainment will be on SBS‘s variety show “Strong Heart“, including Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Tablo, Psy, and Gummy.
On the 5th, SBS confirmed to OSEN through a phone call saying “All of Big Bang and 2NE1’s members, along with Se7en, Tablo, Psy, and Gummy have been confirmed to feature on ‘Strong Heart‘.”
They also said “As a YG Special, there will be many new and truthful stories and episodes that have happened within the company.“
Furthermore “‘Strong Heart-YG Special‘ will be filmed on the 15th, and released on the 27th and 3rd of April, broken into two episodes.”
Rapper Tablo has opened up about the change in his mentality during his time away from the industry.
On November 25th, Tablo made his first radio appearance since his comeback through MBC FM4U‘s ‘Bae Chul Soo’s Music Camp‘, and updated listeners about his life.
During his forced hiatus, Tablo revealed that he couldn’t leave the house. “At first, I had many thoughts that I shouldn’t have. Bad thoughts, thoughts that did not help anyone,” he said.
He continued, “However, by listening to my album, you can hear that the tone of the songs change. They are a little more on the positive side. While reflecting, I realized that I had so many people and things around me to be thankful for; this made me start thinking more positively.”
After scoring big with his first solo album, ‘Fever’s End‘, Tablo‘s triumphant success story has been the talk of the town. The rapper sat down for an interview with fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, where he opened up about his current mindset.
Tablo began, “I’m happy right now. The past two years felt like 20 years to me. For me, this is the time where I have to have a fresh start. It’s fun to think that I get the opportunity to remake myself in a new company and a new environment while making new music.”
During the interview, Tablo also revealed the motivation and process behind his preparations for the album. He also explained the meanings behind each song, and the feelings he went through during his period of hardship.
For the past two years, Tablo became the victim of a malicious rumor created by netizens, who claimed that Tablo’s degree from Stanford University was falsified. These claims were found to be empty, but nevertheless, Tablo was swept into a whirlwind of negative criticisms and he was forced to endure much difficulties. Since then, Tablo has switched agencies to YG Entertainment and has been successfully promoting his solo album.
Source: Star Today via Nate
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On November 15th, rapper Tablo expressed his thoughts on the welcoming atmosphere of his new agency, YG Entertainment.
Tablo guested on a special episode of KBS Joy’s “Lee Sora’s Second Project” this week, where he revealed, “My wife Kang Hye Jung is signed under YG. In a sense, they’re like my real family. There is a huge difference between the surface image of YG and what it’s really like on the inside.”
He continued, “From the outside, there was a sense of coldness because all the artists have so much charisma. I thought it’d be hard to approach them, but they’re all actually very warm and fun. I’m the maknae right now, but YG has been so good to me that I’m adjusting well.”
During the show, Tablo also performed numerous tracks including “Tomorrow” alongside Big Bang‘s Taeyang.
Were you able to have great musicians feature in your album because you already knew them or did you also receive help from your new agency YG Entertainment?
Tablo: Other than Taeyang, I worked with everyone else in no relation to YG. In the case of Naul, I asked him because I knew him from rapping for one of his songs to his Brown Eyed Soul albums and I asked everyone else as well strictly in a professional way. That they should make a judgement based on the guide song and lyrics. And that they shouldn’t feel any pressure because they don’t need to if they don’t think it’s right for them. Even with Taeyang, I’d asked him through Hye-jung before because I’d wanted to work with him since a long time ago. Although before it was for a different song and after deciding to work with him this time around, I made “Tomorrow” with the thought that I’d like him to do something that he’d have more fun singing.
On Lee Sora’s 2nd Proposal where Taeyang and Tablo were guests, Taeyang revealed, “Tablo hyung, I really envy you.”
On the show, Taeyang revealed that he was jealous of Tablo because of a text Tablo got from Yang Hun Suk. When Tablo’s new album got the 1st spot on iTunes’ Hip-Hop chart, Yang sent him a cute emoticon. Taeyang continued, “I still haven’t received any emoticons from Yang Hyun Suk. I envy him.”
This episode of Lee Sora’s 2nd Proposal will be on broadcast on the 15th at 12:10 AM.
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Tablo expressed his gratitude towards his wife Kang Hye Jung in his song, “From the Bottom“.
The singer wrote via his Twitter page on the 9th, “Tablo, from the bottom” and shared a photo.
The shared photo is a snapshot of the lyrics to the song “From the Bottom” in which he expresses his apologetic heart towards his family. The lyrics,”I didn’t become your better half because I wanted you to share half my misfortune“, seems to be directed to his wife.
He expresses his guilt for hurting his family with the words, “It hurts my heart every time you laugh, you who happened to meet me when I had already hit rock bottom. I feel guilty and responsible. Every day I wake up and I see how much you’re changing, it makes me think about how I’m still in the same exact place you found me. I’m sorry. I’ve told you a few thousand times and I’ll say it again. I’m sorry.”