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Six-member South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P is as well known for the darkly innovative look of their music videos and album covers as they are for their powerful rap songs.
B.A.P offered a glimpse into the concepts behind those crazy visuals in a recent exclusive interview with KpopStarz Japan.
Six-member South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P. is as well known for the darkly innovative look of their music videos and album covers as they are for their powerful rap songs.
From the apocalyptic vision of an urban riot in the “Badman” video to the “Donnie Darko”-esque cartoon rabbit character named Matoki emblazoned across their album covers and other merchandise, B.A.P’s look is cutting edge, to say the least.
The dark visuals are the perfect match for the urban-infused sounds of a group that is currently one of the more interesting acts across the K-pop spectrum.
But where do the ideas for those wild images come from?
B.A.P band members Bang Yong Guk, Kim Him Chan, Jung Dae Hyun, Yoo Young Jae, Moon Jong Up and Choi “Zelo” Jun Hong offered a glimpse into the concepts behind those crazy visuals in a recent exclusive interview with Kiyori Matsumoto of KpopStarz Japan.
"We offer ideas in designing the album covers" Jong Up said.
"In the case of "Badman" which we recently released in Korea, we gathered ideas together from the cover design to its composition. Of course, leader Bang Yong Guk always writes the lyrics."
"Our music often emphasizes our intense and masculine side, but we hope to draw closer to fans through the adorable Matoki," Dae Hyun added.
"Through a character that has infinite ways of transformation, it also helps us reveal our various changes and growth."
Young Jae also sees advantages to the visual versatility of their cartoon mascot.
"Matoki plays different characters that highlight each band member’s specialty, so we have special affection for each character," said the B.A.P rapper.
"There are different penlights so no matter what kind of stage we stand on, we can easily find our own fans."
But penlights or not, frontman Yong Guk describes each B.A.P performance as a deeply emotional experience.
"Each time, I stand on the stage with the trembling heart to meet the new stage and new fans," he said.
"I am very thankful to the fans around the world, who constantly support B.A.P I hope we can do our best on each stage, and have the best kind of experience together with our fans. Please continue to support us B.A.P as we aspire to sing and perform while always remembering to do it from the heart."
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- [ENG SUB] 131102 Kpop World Festival: B.A.P cut
- [ENG SUB] Membership Call to B.A.P Official Fanclub 2nd Generation BABY
- [ENG SUB] RUN THE CITY for KAKAO: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 131019 M-ON!TV-Countdown E.T News: B.A.P cut
- [ENG SUB] 131018 NTV PON!: B.A.P Cut
- [ENG SUB] 131016 Happy Power Plant Korea: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 131015 MTV The Show - B.A.P Cut
- [ENG SUB] 131008 MTV The Show B.A.P Interview
- [ENG SUB] 131003 M ON! Korea On! Fighting!- B.A.P Interview
- [ENG SUB] 130926 Mnet Wide News: B.A.P Cut
- [ENG SUB] 130916 MCD Backstage - Close up B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130918 Show Champion: B.A.P Chuseok Greeting
- [ENG SUB] 130914 Music On TV Countdown: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130913 K-POP ZONE: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130912 Mnet Wide News: B.A.P Cut
- [ENG SUB] 130907 Show Champion Backstage - Himchan, Youngjae Cut
- [ENG SUB] 130904 Show Champion - Himchan, Youngjae MC Cut & ShowChamp TV
- [ENG SUB] 130904 Weekly Idol: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130902 Mnet Japan MCD Hot Stage - B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130831 Show Champion Backstage: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130828 Show Champion B.A.P TV Cut
- [ENG SUB] 130824 Show Champion Backstage B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130824 MPD’s MVP: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB]130822 Mnet Wide News MCD BTS: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 2014 SKOOLOOKS Making Film: B.A.P Cut
- [ENG SUB] 130822 Open Studio: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130817 Show Champion Backstage B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130816 THEStar B.A.P Self-Ranking, ‘THEStar did wrong? Prepare to screen capture!’
- [ENG SUB] 130816 THEStar B.A.P, chosen unanimously as ‘role model-dols’, the BADMAN within the team is ‘who’
- [ENG SUB] 130816 THEStar B.A.P. Partner Interview: JongUp-Zelo
- [ENG SUB] 130816 THEStar B.A.P Partner Interview: Daehyun-Youngjae
- [ENG SUB] 130816 THEStar B.A.P Partner Interview: Bang Yongguk-Himchan
- [ENG SUB] 130815 Mnet Wide Entertainment News: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB] 130814 Show Champion Interview: B.A.P
- [ENG SUB]130809 B.A.P & ZE:A Backstage Interview
- [ENG SUB] The STAR Interview: Zelo
- [ENG SUB] B.A.P Badman Greetings for Naver Music
- [ENG SUB]120904 BAP in Joo Young Hoon 2 O’Clock Date 1|| 2
- [ENG SUB] 20130717 Star Talk Interview: BAP
- [ENG SUB] 130703 Show Champion Backstage BAP
- [ENG SUB] 120628 MTV JKpop interview Part 2
- [ENG SUB] 120627 MTV JKpop interview Part 1
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131115 SSTV Korean Hits Ranking Message (1080p)
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131115 CunE! Message
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