[Pann] A Letter To iKON, from an iKONIC

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First of all, this is to all the members, especially Kim Hanbin (B.I) that I’m going to talk about.

Fyi except one of two songs that iKON received as gift, for lyrics, composition, producing, recording, album producing, sometimes until choreography are all being taken care of by Hanbin (sometimes making choreo with other members).

Beside that he also participated alot in PSY’s songs, Blackpink’s Whistle, Winner’s Empty, Epik High’s Born Hater, etc.

Hanbin at the age of 12 did his music broadcast with the name of Indian Boy together with MC Mong. And finally at 18 years he got the chance to debut under YG.

I dont know how hard it might have been for Hanbin when joining survival show. How much the pressure when his 18 year self was being told to do song producing, choreography, until recording as the leader of the group. But the debut was failed (After losing from WIN).

After that B.I was afraid of being thrown away from YG. He wrote songs all day long in the basement. He thought that he couldnt let his hard working members down. But a year later, he was shooting Mix&Match. With a new pressure of losing a member who has been training for 4-5 years, a hell like survival started.

And finally, he debuted with iKON.

Hanbin really loves and enjoys music. I can see that. His grades (as in achievements) were good right after debut but got lower after it. People see it positively now but he must have gotten a lot of pressure in front of YG. On his solo song he said ‘I wouldn’t do music if it was only for the charts’. Even though he said that, I know that he has many burdens on him. “I don’t need good achievements and I don’t have music apps on my phone” he said. Especially after the success of Love Scenario, there’ll be more burden.

I can’t even imagine the feelings of Hanbin whose hard work got recognition through song writer award and SOTY.

Rough and free but let’s go slowly and last long. 

I won’t forget that I met you guys [iKON] in my life. I’m jealous of the you who has dreams. I respect the you who tries so hard. It was difficult for me to see you struggling but it is my pleasure to see the bright you now.

Me as a human won’t stop trying. iKON, and then Hanbin, your youth is my youth, I want you to know that you have to have fun with it. We [iKONICs] will stay behind you so don’t worry about falling behind, and freely do your music. I will always support you, and congrats for today.

– From, an iKONIC

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iKON releases the second lyric narration teaser featuring Hanbin and June

iKON released  their second lyric narration video for their title song Goodbye Road. Video features Hanbin and June reciting lyrics at what looks an abandoned industrial dock or a shipyard. Video can be viewed on iKON’s YouTube account (English subtitles are not yet available).

However you can enjoy  lyrics translation provided by iKONICS.

 

iKON releases Hanbin’s individual teaser for upcoming comeback

YGE released the first of individual teasers for upcoming iKON comeback and it is of Hanbin looking stunning in red.

Individual teasers are high quality, recent photos in color, so miracles do happen.

We are so looking forward to teasers of other members.

B.I and younger sister Hanbyul to appear on new show “The Game With No Name”

On the 8th of February, Naver announced that the pilot episode of MBC’s new show, ‘The Game With No Name’ (‘문제는 없다’) will feature iKON’s B.I and his sister Kim Hanbyul.

The show is said to involve a room escape puzzle where B.I and Hanbyul work together as contestants.

The article goes on to state that Hanbyul, although shy at first, showed off her skills through dance and worked well with B.I throughout the show.

iKONICS have met Hanbyul before, through her appearance briefly in ‘WIN’ and ‘Mix&Match’, as well as stories B.I has told over the years. Although, this is the first time in a long time that fans will be able to see Hanbyul and B.I together firsthand.

The show is a New Years special and is set to air on the 18th of this month.

 

Feature image source: Naver Entertainment.

iKON’s “Double B” Debut as Variety Show MCs

It was announced today that iKON’s rappers Kim Hanbin and Kim Bobby will be special MCs  on February 3, Music Core together with RED VELVET’s Yeri.

This is the first time since debut that any member of iKON will be a music show MC.

It seems that iKON’s first  venture into world of emcees had garnered a lot of interest.

Both iKON and RED VELVET have had successful comebacks this past weeks and are competing for no.1 place on various music charts. However, many of their fans have interpreted this competition as cute interaction and were hoping for groups to interact in real life as well and not only on charts. Music Core is making their wish a reality.

For the promotion of their new album, Return, iKON has promised to have many activities in Korea as compared to their usual promotion cycles. From recent announcements like these it seems they have every intention of keeping their promise.

Director B.I strikes again with new video of iKON

iKONICs are no strangers to leader B.I’s editing skills, from his oversaturated selfie filters, to the short videos of him and the members messing about. It seems since the opening of iKON’s personal Instagram accounts, B.I now has ample opportunity for his hobby: embarrassing his members.

In his most recent post, B.I is seen filming as Yunhyeong loses a round of rock, paper, scissors, which leads to him having to bare his butt and get smacked.

The video is censored while chaos ensues, and returns for some quality editing skills from Director B.I as Yunhyeong accepts his punishment.

The video can be seen here.

 

iKON members were also enjoying the post, with member Jinhwan commenting soon after.

 

This is one of many of B.I’s works, Some videos of the same style have popped up on their shared Instagram account in the past. We hope to see many in the future!

 

Feature image credit: shxxbi131

iKON takes over Instagram

Today, after the Music Core performance iKONICS were treated to a surprise to beat all surprises.

All iKON members opened public Instagram accounts at the same time and proceeded to bomb the Instagram with photos, videos and comments trying very hard to make up for the last two years of radio silence.

iKONICS used to scarce and slow updates were completely shocked and overwhelmed with the sudden influx of content.

Not even a day after opening their accounts all the members have over 200 000 followers.

Here are all of their accounts so you can follow them if you haven’t already but be warned June will blow up your notifications.

Donghyuk  – _dong_ii

Bobby – bobbyindaeyo

Hanbin – shxxbi131

Jinhwan – gnani_____

June – juneeeeeeya
Yunhyeong –sssong_yh
Chanwoo – chan_w000

 

Hanbin surprises with a feature in Yawa’s ‘Her’

Although iKON has been on a musical hiatus for a while, it seems like our leader has been working on a couple of side projects.  Earlier in the day, rapper Yawa posted a picture of himself in a place resembling Hanbin’s veranda.

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Later on, speculations were made that Hanbin featured in his song called ‘Her.’ Although the song has been posted little over a month ago, the rumors only started surfacing after the news of the two being friends. The confirmation itself comes from the fact that you can hear his unmistakable voice here below, starting from 2:27.

https://soundcloud.com/yawa12/2-her

What is even more awesome is that Yawa provides a direct download to the song. iKONICs, let’s show a bit of support, shall we?

 

Excitement Rises For iKON’s Imminent Comeback

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iKON’s comeback was tentatively announced for January, but taught by previous experiences (the mysterious  fall comeback that never happened)  iKONICS were cautiously enthusiastic. However, it seems the comeback is real.

Yang Hyun Suk posted on his Instagram account a screenshot from the current shooting of iKON’S new title track featuring soft and unbelievably handsome looking Hanbin. With caption: “iKON‘s best ever new song. B.I’s lyrics and composition”.

It seems we have new music to look forward to in January. Get ready iKONICS it’s showtime.

 

iKON Team Show Great Support for Tired Leader

Today, iKONICs were grateful towards iKON’s team of security and staff who showed attentive support to iKON’s leader Kim Hanbin at Gimpo Airport when he appeared exceptionally drowsy.

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The young leader, who along with iKON Members and staff is en route to Japan today, caused a small stir when he literally seemed to sleep-walk through the airport assisted at different points by Security, a manager and fellow iKON member, Kim Donghyuk.

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Fans didn’t know wether to be charmed or concerned for the sleepy leader as Hanbin is known for his intense, nocturnal work habits. No doubt he must have been very tired indeed.

Fans were later reassured when pictures surfaced showing he was able to wake up a little more after a while.

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On arriving in Japan he was even able to make a cute selfie at immigration further reassuring fans about his current wellbeing.

Despite the leader’s clear fatigue fans also noted something particularly special about his appearance. Apparently Kim Hanbin was dressed from head to toes in fan gifts!

iKON members have always been very fond of wearing fan gifts and for a while have used it to turn their Airport appearances into one more way of communicating with their fans!

iKON are currently on their way to Japan for three Concerts in Chiba scheduled as part of their Encore Dome Tour, two to occur on Saturday.

iKON’s Bobby traveled ahead some days ago for unconfirmed schedules and is not with the group today.

In other words; as usual the boys are hectically busy!

We are thankful once again to the fan sites who also woke up early to bring us these pictures and Kony’s Island wishes iKON good health and good shows and of course hope that Kim Hanbin will find some time in their intense schedule for a good night or day’s rest!

*EDIT: actually these events occurred at about 7pm not 7am so we have adjusted our remarks. As we have no confirmation as to why Hanbin was so sleepy we continue to hope he gets adequate rest and wish him and his members and staff good health for their tough schedules.