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Yang Hyun Suk explains his decision on transferring preemptive stock rights to YG Family members!
After the release of the news of YG transferring preemptive rights to the members of YG Family, DailySports had a hard-won interview with Yang over the phone. He began the interview by modestly saying that he just did what he has to do and went on, “YG’s growth was all possible because YG artists did their best, so I think it is only natural to give a good opportunity to our singers who have been creating good contents with their affection for the company”. Then, he added, “I’m dreaming of nurturing YG into a creative and healthy company and making it stand on the center of the world’s music industry one day”.
- You have transferred your preemptive rights to new stocks to YG singers.
“For a long time, I have used the word YG Family. It may sound too obvious, but YG could achieve the success because our artists gained fans’ love and trust for their good music. We had the good opportunity of recapitalization just in time, so I thought I should care more about our singers by taking that opportunity”.
- We hear lots of news that you own the largest amount of stocks among individual entertainers.
“I know. When I hear such a remark, I feel embarrassed and awkward. I’ve never thought of YG’s shares as my private property. You may think it is odd, but it is more appropriate to say that YG is a community that I make and develop with our artists.”
Someone said “In our lives, our money is something that we keep just temporarily”. It really hit home to me. In the end, nobody can bring his money to the next world after he dies.
I began my career as a member of Seo Taiji & Boys in 1992 and since the team retired in 1997, I have nurtured many junior artists and YG. Because of that, many people see me as a self-made businessman, rather than as a member of Seo Taiji & Boys. In fact, it would be a lie if I say that I’m not interested in money, but I’m not doing YG for money.
Sometimes, I see news that says I’m a ‘real estate money bag’. Before the listing of YG, I purchased some real estates out of necessity, but I’ve never resold them so far. In other words, I’ve never purchased those real estates for the purpose of speculation or marginal profits.
Now I’m so busy just creating good music with our singers and after the listing of YG, It’s harder because I feel more burden and heavy responsibility to protect shareholders’ interests, too. So, I don’t have time to have interest in real estate investment now.”
- You’re also greatly contributing to the globalization of K-Pop.
“I’m doing this job just because I love it. But with the recent spread of K-pop in the world, I naturally feel more patriotism.
I’m not saying that I’m a big patriot, but now I have a bigger duty and sense of responsibility that I should do a really good job, as long as I’m doing it. Needless to talk about PSY, BIGBANG and 2NE1 have grown into world-class singers who can now hold world tours. I want to make better contents continuously, to let more people in the world know the excellence of Korean singers and contents.”
- AKMU has recently released their debut album.
“When AKMU, the winner of last year’s “K-Pop Star”, selected YG as their label, I was really thankful and happy, but on the other hand, I was worried, too. They had the innocence and their style was wholly different from that of YG’s music. So, I left the music 100% to AKMU themselves and the company just supported them and did the PR behind them. I came up with that kind of perfect division of labor. You know, AKMU can’t do the promotion for themselves.
The album is so good as I expected it to be. Personally, I feel like reading a really good book of poetry when I listen to AKMU’s music. Whenever I read their lyrics, I’m just surprised and think ‘how come did they get this kind of idea’. In ‘Melted’, there’s lyrics ‘The blue see where the red Sun washed its face turns black’, which sounds like poem, and AKMU’s album is full of such beautiful words which I can’t believe to have been created by teenagers. But when I meet them in the office, they are just pure and innocent kids. As a producer, frankly, I want to keep their outstanding creativity and innocence as they are.”
- AKMU is successful on music charts in and out of the country.
“That was possible 100% by AKMU themselves. It did not come from YG’s abilities, but from the power of AKMU’s music. A hit song can be created by the power of its label, but such a hit is short-lived and I don’t think that is a good was of promotion. The essence of an artist is his music and only when the essence is good, a good promotion is possible.
When I appeared in “Healing Camp”, I was asked how many percent among Seo Taiji & Boys’ popularity was from me, and I answered that it was 1%. 
My choreography can shine on the stage only after there is good music. People are now tired of cookie-cutter music of all those similar idol groups and in this situation, AKMU’s music can heal those tired people. I believe that AKMU’s music is a healthy and healing music like simple ‘organic music’.”
- “K-Pop Star” you’re appearing recently has the final competition this week.
“I really can’t predict who will win.
Bernard Park and Sam Kim will compete in the final. In season 1, Lee Hi and Park Ji Min were the finalists and in season 2, AKMU and Bang Ye Dam competed in the final. The finalists for this season have totally different qualities from past finalists, and looking at them, I often think that the future of Korea’s contents industry is so bright.”
- The distinctive commentary of the three judges is also drawing much attention.
Park Jin Young and Yoo Hee Yeol are artists who have learned music professionally much more than I did. So, I try to judge from the perspective of the public. We see different aspects in contestants, so we produce different commentaries. As a producer, I think that the most important thing is the ‘feel’.
Since music is not like an exam paper that we can answer logically or as learned in class, the ‘feel’ to win the heart of the public is one of the most important elements.
- You are at the center of K-POP. What do you think the future of K-POP will be like? 
“Looking at new contestants of “K-Pop Star” every year, I think the future of K-POP is very bright. 
The Korean people really have amazing talents. Throughout the history of Korea’s pop music, Korean music has never enjoyed a bigger popularity in other countries than it does now. Since I think now is the beginning, a bigger and bigger market will be open to K-POP. Then, K-POP may command the music business of the world five years or ten years later. Like, for example, PSY’s Gangnam Style that nobody expected to create such a big hit.
That is why we should make more efforts now, and as one of the producers of Korea’s music contents, I want to do my best until the day K-POP takes the lead in the music market of the world. Maybe, that is my end goal.”
- This is the news that fans are waiting for most eagerly, how is BIGBANG’s comeback progressing now?
BIGBANG said in their concert that they will release a new album in this summer.
Just like fans, I’m also waiting for BIGBANG to make good music. YG does not set a certain term and force artists to create an album within the term. I left my office at 4am today, and then I saw G-DRAGON writing songs in a studio. I will support them and wait for them until they finally produce good songs.”
Source: Daily Sports
Translated by: YG LIFE

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Yang Hyun Suk explains his decision on transferring preemptive stock rights to YG Family members!

After the release of the news of YG transferring preemptive rights to the members of YG Family, DailySports had a hard-won interview with Yang over the phone. He began the interview by modestly saying that he just did what he has to do and went on, “YG’s growth was all possible because YG artists did their best, so I think it is only natural to give a good opportunity to our singers who have been creating good contents with their affection for the company. Then, he added, “I’m dreaming of nurturing YG into a creative and healthy company and making it stand on the center of the world’s music industry one day”.

- You have transferred your preemptive rights to new stocks to YG singers.

For a long time, I have used the word YG Family. It may sound too obvious, but YG could achieve the success because our artists gained fans’ love and trust for their good music. We had the good opportunity of recapitalization just in time, so I thought I should care more about our singers by taking that opportunity”.

- We hear lots of news that you own the largest amount of stocks among individual entertainers.

I know. When I hear such a remark, I feel embarrassed and awkward. I’ve never thought of YG’s shares as my private property. You may think it is odd, but it is more appropriate to say that YG is a community that I make and develop with our artists.”

Someone said “In our lives, our money is something that we keep just temporarily”. It really hit home to me. In the end, nobody can bring his money to the next world after he dies.

I began my career as a member of Seo Taiji & Boys in 1992 and since the team retired in 1997, I have nurtured many junior artists and YG. Because of that, many people see me as a self-made businessman, rather than as a member of Seo Taiji & Boys. In fact, it would be a lie if I say that I’m not interested in money, but I’m not doing YG for money.

Sometimes, I see news that says I’m a ‘real estate money bag’. Before the listing of YG, I purchased some real estates out of necessity, but I’ve never resold them so far. In other words, I’ve never purchased those real estates for the purpose of speculation or marginal profits.

Now I’m so busy just creating good music with our singers and after the listing of YG, It’s harder because I feel more burden and heavy responsibility to protect shareholders’ interests, too. So, I don’t have time to have interest in real estate investment now.”

- You’re also greatly contributing to the globalization of K-Pop.

I’m doing this job just because I love it. But with the recent spread of K-pop in the world, I naturally feel more patriotism.

I’m not saying that I’m a big patriot, but now I have a bigger duty and sense of responsibility that I should do a really good job, as long as I’m doing it. Needless to talk about PSY, BIGBANG and 2NE1 have grown into world-class singers who can now hold world tours. I want to make better contents continuously, to let more people in the world know the excellence of Korean singers and contents.

- AKMU has recently released their debut album.

When AKMU, the winner of last year’s “K-Pop Star”, selected YG as their label, I was really thankful and happy, but on the other hand, I was worried, too. They had the innocence and their style was wholly different from that of YG’s music. So, I left the music 100% to AKMU themselves and the company just supported them and did the PR behind them. I came up with that kind of perfect division of labor. You know, AKMU can’t do the promotion for themselves.

The album is so good as I expected it to be. Personally, I feel like reading a really good book of poetry when I listen to AKMU’s music. Whenever I read their lyrics, I’m just surprised and think ‘how come did they get this kind of idea’. In ‘Melted’, there’s lyrics ‘The blue see where the red Sun washed its face turns black’, which sounds like poem, and AKMU’s album is full of such beautiful words which I can’t believe to have been created by teenagers. But when I meet them in the office, they are just pure and innocent kids. As a producer, frankly, I want to keep their outstanding creativity and innocence as they are.”

- AKMU is successful on music charts in and out of the country.

That was possible 100% by AKMU themselves. It did not come from YG’s abilities, but from the power of AKMU’s music. A hit song can be created by the power of its label, but such a hit is short-lived and I don’t think that is a good was of promotion. The essence of an artist is his music and only when the essence is good, a good promotion is possible.

When I appeared in “Healing Camp”, I was asked how many percent among Seo Taiji & Boys’ popularity was from me, and I answered that it was 1%. 

My choreography can shine on the stage only after there is good music. People are now tired of cookie-cutter music of all those similar idol groups and in this situation, AKMU’s music can heal those tired people. I believe that AKMU’s music is a healthy and healing music like simple ‘organic music’.”

- “K-Pop Star” you’re appearing recently has the final competition this week.

I really can’t predict who will win.

Bernard Park and Sam Kim will compete in the final. In season 1, Lee Hi and Park Ji Min were the finalists and in season 2, AKMU and Bang Ye Dam competed in the final. The finalists for this season have totally different qualities from past finalists, and looking at them, I often think that the future of Korea’s contents industry is so bright.”

- The distinctive commentary of the three judges is also drawing much attention.

Park Jin Young and Yoo Hee Yeol are artists who have learned music professionally much more than I did. So, I try to judge from the perspective of the public. We see different aspects in contestants, so we produce different commentaries. As a producer, I think that the most important thing is the ‘feel’.

Since music is not like an exam paper that we can answer logically or as learned in class, the ‘feel’ to win the heart of the public is one of the most important elements.

- You are at the center of K-POP. What do you think the future of K-POP will be like? 

Looking at new contestants of “K-Pop Star” every year, I think the future of K-POP is very bright. 

The Korean people really have amazing talents. Throughout the history of Korea’s pop music, Korean music has never enjoyed a bigger popularity in other countries than it does now. Since I think now is the beginning, a bigger and bigger market will be open to K-POP. Then, K-POP may command the music business of the world five years or ten years later. Like, for example, PSY’s Gangnam Style that nobody expected to create such a big hit.

That is why we should make more efforts now, and as one of the producers of Korea’s music contents, I want to do my best until the day K-POP takes the lead in the music market of the world. Maybe, that is my end goal.”

- This is the news that fans are waiting for most eagerly, how is BIGBANG’s comeback progressing now?

BIGBANG said in their concert that they will release a new album in this summer.

Just like fans, I’m also waiting for BIGBANG to make good music. YG does not set a certain term and force artists to create an album within the term. I left my office at 4am today, and then I saw G-DRAGON writing songs in a studio. I will support them and wait for them until they finally produce good songs.

Source: Daily Sports

Translated by: YG LIFE

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2NE1 - 140317 10Asia Interview!

2NE1 is different. There are many words to describe other girl groups, such as sexy, cute and pure. But 2NE1 made their own kind of adverb, such as “~is like 2NE1.” Some people say that their music is kind of rough, but actually, their music has a wide spectrum, ranging from “CRUSH,” “COME BACK HOME” in the second album, which show their “rough” trait, to “IF I WERE YOU,” “GOOD TO YOU,” “MISSING YOU,” to “HAPPY” and “BABY, I MISS YOU.” The latter two describes sad feelings after breakup, and strong melodies, respectively.

In the new album, there are five songs which were either written or composed by the leader CL, and they show 2NE1’s upgraded skill in music. They are also breaking their own records. In the U.S. “Billboard 200” Album Chart, one of their songs ranked 61, the highest ranking ever received by a Korean group. Their title song “COME BACK HOME” topped all music sites. On Mar. 16 in SBS “Inkigayo,” their song “COME BACK HOME” was placed first for the first time in major Korean public TVs. Let’s hear what 2NE1 has to say.

Q. How do you feel about releasing your second album?

CL : It has taken us more than 4 years to release this album. It’s the first time that our album is filled with only new songs, so it kind of feels like it’s our first album. I feel very satisfied that we are meeting fans with good songs.

DARA : I felt like a rich person with many songs in our hands in the album, which is not a single album. Fans also love it that we have many songs to show. I feel very positive these days, which makes me think that I should be able to show better performances. 

Q. Your solo songs you composed were included in the album, such as “CRUSH,” “IF I WERE YOU,” and “BABY I MISS YOU.” You seem to have gained more confidence.

CL : Many people love my songs, and I received positive response, so it gave me strength to compose new songs. I want to continue composing for fun from now on. Well, actually, composing songs is not something I have to do as a living, for example, so I can work with pleasure. I feel happy writing songs for my members, and for our performances. 

Q. Did you get a lot of help from TEDDY, the producer?

CL : Yes. TEDDY, along with CHOICE 37 and DEE.P and all composers in YG helped me. They did a lot of monitoring, gave me opinions and cheered for me. It was fun for me. 

Q. What was your main reason for composing songs?

CL : Last year, we only released single albums. Then one day, I wanted to say something. At that time, I didn’t know I would write songs for our album or for our group. I started writing songs as I would write a diary, and wrote lyrics to the beats that we already know. I began as a hobby, and my lyrics were in English at first. YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk listened to my songs and recommended I write in Korean. “IF I WERE YOU” was the first Korean song I wrote. 

Q. Big Bang members write their own songs, especially G-DRAGON. Was that an inspiration to you?

CL : No, it was not.

Q. 2NE1 ranked #61 in the U.S. “Billboard 200.” It is a new record from a Korean group. How do you feel?

CL : Well, actually, I never felt I had to look at the Billboard Chart or its rankings. It was like a surprise gift to me. It was an album we prepared for a long time, and it was an unexpected present for us.

Q. The ranking #61 means that 2NE1 has an appeal in the U.S. What do you think that is?

CL : I think people regard us to be unique because we are different., thinking that “2NE1 has something that other girl group doesn’t have.” I heard our fans are more attracted to us when we sing in Korean rather than in English. It was really surprising that though our overseas fans don’t understand Korean language, they understand the feelings.

DARA : Music seems to be the appealing trait. Although languages differ, it can unite people as they enjoy the same music.

CL : I often heard people say that we look like cartoon characters, what with our clothes and unique style (laughter). Will.i.am says that, too. I think our small heights also are advantages to us. 

Q. The song “DIRTY VIBE” of the worldwide DJ Skrillex was featured by both you (CL) and G-DRAGON. You wrote some of the lyrics in Korean.

CL : I tend to tell my music partners that I would write in Korean. I love Korean. 

Q. Girls’ Generation and your group released albums in the same period.

CL : We started promoting our album with our concert on Mar. 1 to 2. Last year, we did our world tour without an album, so it was hard to do the second tour without an album, too. Concert date was already set, which made us to release our album by late Feb. And it was possible. Frankly, chart rankings and being in the first place were really important to me. We have been singing for 6 years, and I believe it’s important to think outside the box. Doing fun music with my members and repaying our fans with our good music became more meaningful to me than rankings. 

Q. Then did you think outside the box this time?

CL : Yeah, I think we did. I composed the songs myself and we recorded our songs by ourselves, which was a huge step forward. It was a huge improvement for us. Until now, someone would be there directing us, but this time, we did it all by ourselves. It took longer time, but it was meaningful, and we became closer.

MINZY : As for me, I used to focus on my dancing in my part. But this time, I tried to look at my singing, expression and movements. Now I can sing with my emotions. 

Q. What about other members?

BOM :  The song “CRUSH” was a little different type than we usually sang, so it was difficult for me. I sang it because CL made it (laughter), and I think I was able to break from my routine in singing.

DARA : It was a new thing that one of our members composed songs and sang it ourselves. There was a new sentiment added to our song. I am very satisfied that the song fit me very well. 

Q. (To BOM) where did you put emphasis in singing this time?

BOM : I tried to add my emotion, concentrating on the lyrics. I wanted people to feel the way I feel when they listen to the song. When I am on the stage, I can see there are some people who feel the same as I do about the song. I think about how I can make more people sympathize with my song. 

Q. Your singing seem to have matured. How did you practice?

MINZY : I listened to many songs from old divas when I practiced. There was a part where I couldn’t raise my voice to the melody, but finally I did it. Whitney Huston and Mariah Carey’s songs abled me to have a wider range. And the part I sang this time really fit me well (laughter). I especially liked my part in the song “IF I WERE YOU,” which CL gave me. 

Q. How about other members? What songs do you think were more comfortable for you?

BOM : I really like “GOTTA BE YOU.” Melody was really fitting for me. I think our fans would love it, too.

DARA : I like “BABY I MISS YOU.” We used to sing songs with strong melody, but it is the first time for me to sing such sweet songs. It was hard to record, but I realized I had a new voice. (To CL) Please look after me (laughter).

CL : All songs are very dear to me. Do I really have to choose? (laughter) Among the songs I didn’t compose, I like “MTBD.” I like that I sang my type of rap in a long time. 

Q. (To DARA) I hear fans praised you a lot.

DARA : Some people said, “DARA is also good at singing.” (laughter) It was quite different from the songs I sang. In the intros to “BABY I MISS YOU,” “IF I WERE YOU,” I sang the lyrics in a new way. 

Q. Members of the Girls’ Generation like to reveal who they are dating. How about you?

CL : We also want to give our fans good news. I would like to reveal my boyfriend, too, but there is just none.

DARA : Someone even said that I don’t have any “love-cells.” (laughter)

Q. In this concert, you did a sexy performance with a male fan on the stage.

CL : Many people asked us why we didn’t do sexy stuff, so we wanted to try something new. So we picked up 4 male fans and did a new performance in the back of our song “I LOVE YOU.” We got them right before the show, so they were very surprised (laughter). 

Q. (To DARA) Your muscles in the stomach were eye-catching.

DARA : I have been regularly working out since I came to YG. It’s been about, what, 8 years? Two months before the concert I had an exercise project set up for me, and I even controlled my diet since mid Feb. I was hungry during the concert (laughter).

CL : As you can see, DARA is the most skinny, so it’s harder on us. We weigh normal, you know.

DARA : I did it for a new try. I’ll never do it again (laughter).

CL : DARA really likes Ramyeon (Korean noodle), but she quit it. That’s when I knew she was really determined.

 Q. The music video of “HAPPY” was filmed 2 years ago. Why the long wait?

DARA : We wanted to include “HAPPY” in the album, and the album was just released now (laughter).

CL : Our CEO Yang Hyun Suk saw it again and said we looked too young (laughter). 

Q. We heard you also appeared in PSY’s new music video. Tell us about it.

CL : I did a performance with SNOOP DOGG and he contacted me even before he came to Korea. When he came to Korea, and when I heard he was with PSY, I ran to the site where PSY was filming his music video. And while I was watching…um… (laughter). Well, frankly, it’s one of the videos that I want to erase. It was a good memory for me, but I wasn’t dressed up for it. It’s a little shame that I didn’t have proper makeup on (laughter). 

Q. CL is also keenly interested in fashion and beauty.

CL : I really like clothes, and I think I will do some collaboration in the future. I became a model for cosmetics, and then met with our CEO Yang. And he said, “You are such a good model. The “before and after” of you without and with makeup is shockingly different, you know.” After looking at the advertisement photos, he said I looked good. I try not to look so pretty, but cool.” 

Q. (To MINZY) You are now a college student. How do you like it?

MINZY : I didn’t go to high school, and took a qualification exam. College is so fun. Eating out with friends is also fun. I think I’m doing well.

CL : We’ve known each other for almost 10 years. All three of us went to school, but since middle school, MINZY came to practice at 12 p.m. I felt sorry that she became an adult too soon. MINZY nowadays goes to college, and sleeps less. I feel good to see her looking like a student. I want her to try out ordinary things like other people.

Q. When was the hardest time for you after you made your debut?

CL : For the last 2 years? It was not the hardest time, but… After the mini-album that included “I AM THE BEST,” we only released singles. I wanted to share good music with my fans. I am very grateful that our members didn’t give up. I thank them for not giving up, and trying their best to improve their skills in singing and such. 

Q. How is the second world tour different from the first one? What do you think?

CL : New songs give me strength. Meeting my fans is the greatest joy for me. Concert seats are filled with our fans, so it’s a very endearing place. We made happy memories in the first world tour, so it will be a good opportunity this time, too.

DARA : People said that the Seoul performance showed how hard we worked. Our music has rock-spirit, as we have to show upgraded music. The environment has been established so that people can have more fun. This time, we will be visiting new places, so I am thrilled.

BOM : I want to show them how we can play.

MINZY : Our fans give us energy, which makes us work with joy. I want to create a new environment where all people can play together. 

Q. Any hopes for you? Personally as musicians?

MINZY : I want to be an inspiring singer. I hope to be a musician who can help people.

BOM : I hope people can listen to our songs, my voice and be encouraged. I want to be an artist who can give power to people.

DARA : I want to take myself to another level. I think I can show more of myself to others. I recently started learning instrument, and I want to keep practicing guitar so I can sing any song.

CL : I studied music as a young girl, and I made my debut early on. I think people make me grow. Before, I thought what I wanted to do was important, and that I should do what I want. But now, I want our fans to give us power, and want to spend time with them. I want to grow with my fans together.

Source: 10 Asia

Translated by: YG LIFE

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offendedfunyarinpa:

dduane:

laurelai:

angelalchemy:

standbyfortitanfall:

girlwithalessonplan:

heliosapollo:

losed:

A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN

yes hello i am here to learn geometries

That crow is more prepared than some of my students.

You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL. 

THEY ARE SO SMART I LOVE THEM

Crows are thought to be self aware by some scientists. Its perfectly possible the crow wants to return the pen to humans. Knowing it belongs to humans.

Corvids. Who KNOWS. :)

Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.

offendedfunyarinpa:

dduane:

laurelai:

angelalchemy:

standbyfortitanfall:

girlwithalessonplan:

heliosapollo:

losed:

A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN

yes hello i am here to learn geometries

That crow is more prepared than some of my students.

You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL. 

THEY ARE SO SMART I LOVE THEM

Crows are thought to be self aware by some scientists. Its perfectly possible the crow wants to return the pen to humans. Knowing it belongs to humans.

Corvids. Who KNOWS. :)

Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.

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We made this album, I wrote songs, and all four of us recorded together, bringing us even closer to each other. They are people who are in the same boat as me, not enemies. Right now, my role might be the biggest, but on other aspects, it changes. I know that without each other, it wouldn’t be as good, so I’m very thankful to them. It was also our first time recording with just us, with no direction. It was a new experience.
CL (140314 Osen Interview)
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[On not dating] There’s a lot of oppas (older brothers/guys) in YG, and I don’t think it’s good being very close to them. They tell us, ‘you shouldn’t do this,’ and they sometimes treat us conservatively like younger sisters. The members rarely go outside, so I think that’s the reason why.
CL (140314 Osen Interview)