Is YG finally keeping his promise?
VIPs have been promised Seungri’s solo album since last year, with the maknae himself dropping several updates on Instagram. However, it’s been more than a year, and no album is in-sight. With Seungri’s impending military enlistment, fans are growing more and more worried.
To address those worries, Yang Hyunsuk took to YG Entertainment’s official site, YG Life, to release a statement.
He confirms that the BIGBANG member will be dropping his first full-length album in early July. Following this, his first solo concert will be held in Seoul in August. He also joked that the singer’s album is being released earlier than expected due to Seungri’s “reckless energy”.
The BIGBANG maknae will also star in “YG Electronics”, a Netflix special that will “dramatise events that happen within YG”.
Another major decision touched upon is the formation of a YG hip-hop crew. The group will comprise of the “elite next generation artistes” from YG, for example, members from iKON and WINNER.
The rest of the statement reads, “We are planning to produce a program that illustrates the founding and detailed daily lives of the group, who will perform minor themed music. While it is our goal to release a new song within this year, the plan is only a rough sketch in my head at the moment.”
The crew will be focusing on hip-hop tracks that couldn’t be released as part of their group’s music. Solo tracks are to be expected too.
Other issues address in the statement include the formation of a new subsidiary named YGX. This subsidiary will be handling HIGHGRND activities, will open a new dance academy called YGX Academy, and will be merging with Seungri’s DJ label NHR. He also briefly touched on SECHSKIES, Lee Hi, and AKMU’s Suhyun, apologising for their lack of updates.
Just yesterday, Yang Hyunsuk revealed that BLACKPINK will be dropping their first mini-album on 15th June.