The two of you became interested on subculture through hip hop. What did you like about it during your teenage years?
Choi: I was introduced to the rather dark-sided east coast hip hop from Hyeokin. With no internet back then we were drawn to the sound we never heard on TV.
Gwon: The first time I met hip hop was through MTV my big brother enjoyed watching. It was a great experience because it was very different from the Korean pop music we could easily hear on TV. The weight on the songs, the sarcastic lyrics, the bad-ass attitude in the music videos amazed me.
It feels like the subculture has risen as the major culture in the fields of fashion and broadcast. We assume the public and the people inside the scene view the culture differently.
Choi: We hope it doesn’t get consumed as a one-time trend.
Gwon: It’s a very natural phenomenon. The subculture always had this unique tension against the dominant culture by repeating its resistance and merging process. But it seems as though the boundary between the two have blurred due to the developing online culture. Rather than to emphasize on something in a certain position, I pursue to be someone that enjoys the flow as long as I can as the member of our crew.