Just some really basic information about WINNER for new Incles.

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Strength 

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THEN AND NOW: still dumb and going strong

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VIA: mino-sonq ORIGINALLY FROM: winnerbutts

Namsong shamelessly promoting each other. 

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VIA: wildandyoon ORIGINALLY FROM: taehyong
Anonymous ASKED:
Don't you think that being in YG is the main reason WINNER is doing so well as rookies and charting so well?

taehyong:

I don’t usually bother with questions like these but since it’s a reoccurring topic, I’m going to answer this as simply as I can: being in YG is a part of the reason and not the whole reason why WINNER had a successful debut. There are other notable factors to take into consideration when defining WINNER’s success and most deviate from what you claim, dear anon. 

  • Before all this success, WINNER were YG rookies first and foremost. And if you know a thing or two, YG is one of the hardest companies to get into and even harder to make it through it’s grueling trainee process. Only the toughest and the best make it through as trainees in YG and WINNER made it through due to their own hard-work, talent, perseverance, and determination.
  • For their debuting process, WINNER wasn’t handed everything on a silver platter just because “they from YG." In fact, they had to please YG himself (that is challenge in itself) and they had to live up to the expectations of being the next boygroup since BIG BANG. They had to make everything perfect before they got the OK from YG. They had to spend 9+ months making sure that there were no loose ends because this was their one and only shot at debuting. WINNER had to earn everything the hard way without any shortcuts. 
  • WINNER is slaying the charts and winning because their debut album is well-liked among all ages and demographics in South Korea right now. If only fangirls or kpop fans were supporting WINNER, they would have fallen off the charts long ago and be swept under the rug. But they’re still going strong because the general public likes WINNER. Not just fangirls/boys. In fact, their success is backed up by amazing sales figures of their album doing well both digitally and physically.
  • If we use the logic that WINNER is winning because they’re in YG, then other new generation rookies like GOT7 and Red Velvet should be winning left and right since they’re from JYP and SM (the other two big companies). But they have not had nowhere near the success that WINNER has had because again, WINNER appeals to the general public. They’re their own trendsetters and a breath of fresh air. 

TL;DR: the quality of WINNER’s music, the small but loyal fandom, their mad talent in composing, their killer vocals, and the general public exposure is what made WINNER so successful with YG playing a part in the back burner; so please don’t discredit WINNER and their hard-earned success just because they’re from YG.

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#STOPSEUNGHOON2K14

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VIA: hitoritabi ORIGINALLY FROM: winnerbutts

"I don’t see how you can hate from outside of the circle, you can’t even get in."  - Inner Circle

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i love these powerpoint slide thingies    and this winner one takes the car (so far)    

[LYRICS/TRANS] WINNER (MINHO SOLO) – I’M HIM (걔 세) 

fy-winner:

Yeah, I’m him, yeah, I’m him, dude
Yeah, I’m him, yeah, I’m him, dude

Yeah, I’m tough, yeah I’m the trend
Yeah, I’m tough, yeah I’m the trend

What’s up, that’s me, I’ll throw up my hands as a guard
My life is stronger than a diamond
Beyond anyone’s imagination, whatever it is

Cooking my rap at the YG kitchen
Hungry MCs can just go stave off starvation 1*
If you like this song, then shove it down your throat
But I’m raw, I’ll flip everything over

If it’s no fun, I have no interest, nothing
Use the sun as my mirror, it’s a good morning
When everyone else is running, I scoff as I jog
If your spot goes missing, I’m the culprit

Yeah, I’m him, yeah, I’m him, dude
Yeah, I’m him, yeah, I’m him, dude

Yeah, I’m tough, yeah I’m the trend
Yeah, I’m tough, yeah I’m the trend
(He is I and I am him)

Uh oh, everyone shh (why)
Be careful in front of the house 2*
Uh oh, everyone shh (why)
Be careful in front of the house boom

I am freshly born again
This calculating rap is technology
When teletubbies take over the TV at your house
I’m the Pavarotti that makes the princesses sleepless

Say ho ho ho bow wow
I took off and threw away my leash
I’ll dig only at one spot, I’ll be a star in the sky now
You’ll uselessly dig, lay down and just count the stars in the sky

They say a mother’s hand is medicine but oh my, my hands are magic
A drenched t-shirt, a rising curve drawn out by sweat marks

If it’s no fun, I have no interest, nothing
Use the sun as my mirror, it’s a good morning
When everyone else is running, I scoff as I jog
If your spot goes missing, I’m the culprit

Yeah, I’m him (yes, I’m him), yeah, I’m him, dude (yes, I’m him)
Yeah, I’m him (yes, I’m him), yeah, I’m him, dude

Yeah, I’m tough (yes, I’m him), yeah I’m the trend (I’m him)
Yeah, I’m tough (haha), yeah I’m the trend (uh yeah)
(He is I and I am him)

Yo, class is in session!

I’ll do it at any price
You’re nothing
My grudges are no joke
Real? (Yeah I’m that real uh!)

I may buy hatred but I don’t sell others
Just like a non-smoker, I don’t act 3*
I’m all about being real, no fakeness allowed
Show time is now uh!

[NOTE *]

1 Word play — can also sound like “Hungry MCs can just go talk sh-t”
2 Can also sound like “beware of the dog in front of the house”
3 Word play — the word for “acting” and “smoke” are the same

Translated by pop!gasa

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VIA: king-mino ORIGINALLY FROM: fy-winner
i'm him    mino's lyrics are gold    i love this song    i really do    song minho    yg winner    winner    

"I didn’t get over it, but I got used to it."  -

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VIA: yanneboo ORIGINALLY FROM: frequenseas

"I go through phases. Somedays I feel like the person I’m supposed to be, and then somedays, I turn into no one at all. There is both me and my silhouette. I hope that on the days you find me and all I am are darkened lines, you still are willing to be near me."  - Mary Kate Teske (via poetrea)

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i would date this man in a heartbeat    
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"I’ll be ok. I just need time to be sad."  - 10 word story (via lettersstrungtogether7)

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