black6ix
Interview by #deerzone with amasing k-pop group
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Hello! We are BLACK6IX
Taeyoung (태영)
Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
–He is a former I-REX member
–He was a trainee for 5 years
–He choreographed BLACK6IX's dance
–He likes to play soccer
–He also likes to shop
His favorite artist is Chris Brown
Instagram: @taeyoung___2
Deerzone:
1)You are not the eldest member of the group. How did you become the leader?
Taeyoung:
Actually, when I just started preparing for a debut there were only Jongwoon and I in the group. The training process took quite a time so at the end our CEO suggested that I should become the leader.
Deerzone:
2) You once posted a photo with J-Hope from BTS on your Instagram account. Are you close with him?
Taeyoung:
He attended the same middle school as I did and we also studied at the same private school.
Deerzone:
3) Are there any K-POP groups you're looking up at?
Taeyoung:
For me personally it's BTS.
Deerzone:
4) Is there any other group you are close with?
Taeyoung:
We are good friends with EXID.
Deerzone:
5) Are you planning to collaborate with other K-POP groups in the future?
Taeyoung:
Yes, we'd like to try this if there's an opportunity.
Deerzone:
6) What concept do you prefer? Sexy or cute/lovely?
Taeyoung:
I prefer showing sexy, attractive and cool concept.
Deerzone:
7) So you'd like to maintain the group's current image, right?
Taeyoung:
That's right.
Yongseok (용석)
Main Vocalist
– He loved to sing ever since he was a child.
– He likes to listen to music.
– He enjoys watching movies.
– When he is feeling stressed, he cleans or arranges things.
– He has a good sense of humor and has a lot of fun with the other members even though he is the oldest in the group.
– He can play the saxophone and can also beatbox.
– He was also in the military symphony orchestra.
– His favorite artist is David Archuleta.
Instagram: @yongseok__2
Deerzone:
1) You are the eldest member of the group. Have you been in the army?
Yongseok:
Yes, I've already served my duty!
Deerzone:
2) Don't you find it difficult working with younger members?
Yongseok:
I used to think that way before. But everything turned out not that hard. All the members are very respectful and I feel comfortable working with them.
Deerzone:
3) Do you have your own lucky item?
Yongseok:
Yes. I always have a ring of friendship between BLACK6IX members with me.
Deerzone:
4) Have you ever done anything that made you feel ashamed afterwards?
Yongseok:
Never (laughs). I'm doing my best to live my life properly...
Well, now I'm kind of ashamed (laughs).

Jongwoon (종운)
Lead Vocalist
– He started being a trainee in high school.
– He was a trainee for 3 years.
– He has been in a few musicals before.
– He knows how to play multiple kinds of flutes.
– He likes to read.
– He is the mother of the group.
– He seems quiet at first, but once you get to know him, he is really funny.
– His favorite artist is Jessie J.
Instagram: @be11c10ud
Deerzone:
1) Why the members call you "mom"?
Jongwoon:
I often teach them about what they shouldn't do. For example, I won't tell you the names but if we see some clothes shop while walking along the street our leader (accidently revealed the person - если это надо было переводить) would probably want to buy something because he loves clothes. And I would tell him "hey, let's just go further... think better if you really need this or not..". This happens every time and I think this is the reason the members call me "mom".
Deerzone:
2) We've heard that you can play various instruments. What made you interested in music?
Jongwoon:
- As an elementary school student I had been learning Korean traditional music for 6 years. I played flute and participated in competitions from time to time. This probably made me interested in learning piano and singing. I think that it was Korean traditional music studies that affected my choice.
Deerzone:
3) What is your most memorable moment?
Jongwoon:
My first performance. Our debut is the most exiting moment of my life.
Deerzone:
4) What is your favourite fashion style?
Jongwoon:
It's what I'm wearing right now (laughs). This is a neat and so called "boyfriend look".
Ziki (지키)
Lead Rapper, Main Dancer
– He used to be on a dance crew.
– He started being a trainee when he was 19 years old.
– He can play the drums and the guitar.
– He knows taekwondo.
– He can do some magic tricks.
– He likes to watch movies and play games.
– He is the mood maker of the group.
– He appeared on Mamamoo's "Piano Man" MV.
Instagram: @ziki_zaka_zoko_zo
Deerzone:
1) You became trainee in the age of 19. A lot of trainees already get their debut around this age. Is there a particular reason why you've started your career so late?
Ziki:
I wanted to become an idol since my childhood but my parents were against this idea. And only after a long time I finally managed to get their approval. This is how everything started.
Deerzone:
2) We know that you possess some magical power. Can you show this to us?
Ziki:
Magic? (laughs) I know Doctor Strange's type of magic. It's so embarrassing (laughs).
Deerzone:
3) How would you describe your personality?
Ziki:
I'd call myself a thorough person. For example, when our group is working on choreography I usually watch and rewatch video a lot. And if I see that something is wrong I suggest to correct this.
Deerzone:
4) What part of your body do you consider the best looking one?
Ziki:
My face.
Deerzone:
5) What is your favourite season of the year?
Ziki:
I like spring because it's warm. And now it's still too cold.
Yey (예이)
Vocalist, Rapper
– He was a trainee for 3 years.
– He likes to listen to EDM (electronic dance music).
– He reads a lot of books.
– He thinks he is the best at cooking in the group.
– He is the brightness of the group.
– His favorite artist is Justin Bieber.
Instagram: @heyyey2
Deerzone:
1) You've mentioned that you like reading books. What is your favourite book? And can you recommend one to your fans?
Yey:
I was reading various books at school. But these days I'm into reading the Bible. Try reading it too, it's quite interesting.
Deerzone:
2) We've heard that you like cooking. Is it true?
Yey:
I'm the type of person who likes challenging himself. That is why my style of cooking isn't an ordinary one. I like experimenting
Deerzone:
3) Can we see any special dish made by you?
Yey:
Sure. You can watch the episode "Black Friday №2" on our YouTube channel. Try cooking this, it's really tasty!
Deerzone:
4) Is there a place you like the most in Seoul?
Yey:
I like the parking place in Everland amusement park.
Deerzone:
5) What restaurant would you recommend to your fans?
Yey:
I really like tteokbokki, so I'd recommend a tteokbokki restaurant. Sindang dong Tteokbokki in particular.
Deerzone:
Apart from Everland do you have any favourite places to go to?
Yey:
I like visiting Deokpyeong Eco-Service Area. It's a place located near the roadway where the drivers can have a rest, have a meal and enjoy the nature. I like to stay there for a while and eat my meal while looking into the sky deep in my thoughts.
Deerzone:
What did you want to become when you were a child?
Yey:
As a child I wanted to become inventor, pastor, teacher... But deep in my heart there was a dream to become an idol.
The King (더킹)
Main Rapper, Maknae
– He taught himself how to rap.
– He likes to play basketball, box, and listen to music.
– When he was younger, he used to live on an island.
– He thinks he is the best at cooking in the group, but none of the members has ever tasted his food.
– His favorite artist is Kendrick Lamar.
Instagram: @millennium_oo
Deerzone:
1) Why have you chosen "The King" as your stage name?
The King:
- My real name is Kim Hyun Jae. The family name "Kim" starts with a letter K. My name Hyun Jae (현재) can also be read as 현재 which means "present time". So I took "-ing" from the Present Continuous form of English verbs and added it to the letter K. This is how "The King" was created. My stage name means that I'm going to improve all the time.
Deerzone:
2) Do you like dramas? What drama would you recommend and why?
The King:
I like watching dramas. I'd recommend the one called "Descendants of the Sun". Even men can fall into some of its scenes, episodes. Don't know how to explain this but you will understand if you watch. It's very interesting.
Deerzone:
3) What song are you listening to a lot recently?
The King:
I listen to BLACK6IX's "Swamp of Despair" a lot.
Deerzone:
4) Would you like to recommend any song to your fans?
The King:
There is one singer, his name is Kwon Yeongchan (권영찬). I'd like to recommend his song "Dawn" (새벽).