That was Kim Bum Soo’s opinion in a recent interview with dcnews. He didn’t really have to but he talked a lot about Yoo Bin’s untapped potential.
Q: On air (radio), you once applauded Yoo Bin’s rap.
Compared to other female hip-hop rappers, you can’t really say that Yoo Bin’s rapping skills are superior. The reason being that she’s still very young and since she’s a rapper inside an idol group, she is unable to make or direct her own rap, because she is not in the position to so, so she has a lot to learn.
I thought she was pretty and hardworking when I worked with her in this album. Yoo Bin could have just read the rap that was given to her but she insisted on making and directing her own rap, she said, “I’ve always wanted to do this” and “I want to learn more.” When I heard that, I thought, “she’s really a hardworking artist” and “has the potential to grow as an artist.”
Most think that idol singers have a large following, they do not have to work as hard because they are idols and are always going to be popular without even trying but she (Yoo Bin) gave me the impression that she is really a hard worker. If she continues working hard, I think she has a lot of potential.”
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