Known as ‘The Other Kim Tae-hyung’, Let’s Get to Know KARD’s J.Seph!

Latest News Of J.Seph with KARD

On September 22nd, 2019, KARD has released the Music Video for their second single titled “Dumb Litty.”

Written, composed, and produced by BM, “Dumb Litty” is a dance track with a powerful trap beat. Like the title suggests, the song shares the message that we should forget all of our worries and have fun, according to SOOMPI.

And another piece of information. According to E! News online, on October 29th, 2019, KARD has been making waves since their debut in 2016.

Fast forward to 2019 and KARD just wrapped their North American tour in Atlanta, Georgia after released their brand new single, “Dumb Litty.” The banger of a track was not only co-written by B.M but also featured all the elements we love about KARD; hard-hitting beat drops, beautiful vocals and rap verses dripping with swag.

They got interviewed by E! News while the group was in Bangkok, Thailand for the launch of new Asics-BND sneakers as they are the sports brand’s first global ambassador.

At this moment, Iwoo, Somin, B.M, and J.Seph spilled the tea on the most sentimental member, the origin of their group and what it’s like being one of the very few successful co-ed groups in K-Pop.

Here are the interviews of KARD according to E! News online:

E!: Tell us, what’s the story behind the name ‘KARD’?

B.M: Each letter represents a character of the group. So, ‘K’ would be the King card, which I represent. There’s the Ace card which J.Seph represents. As for joker, there are two Joker cards; the colored Joker represented by Jiwoo and the black Joker represented by Somin. That leaves us with ‘D’ which is the most important card. The ‘D’ in our name is a hidden card that represents the fans. So, we are all one!

Beyond the name, KARD is also special in terms of the members within it. What do you think are the advantages you have as one of the only mixed-gender groups in K-Pop today?

B.M: I used to think that it was the ability to have both a girl voice and a guy voice on one song. But nowadays, when I look at my fellow members, I see them differently from when we first debuted. Now, I feel like we are just a group of four really dope artists that just always feature on each other’s songs. That’s just what it feels like.

It has been two years since KARD made their debut. You guys have grown so much since then. What was the most important lesson you have learned in your music career so far?

J.seph: First of all, as a singer, I learned to show the facets of myself that I wish to show the world, no matter what. I didn’t want to just rap. I wanted to be able to showcase my vocals in parts of the verses and I was able to do that during “Bomb Bomb.” I was also able to do that for “Ride on the Wind” and “Rumor.” When I think back, I was really happy during the production of the album.

That’s wonderful! That means you guys are constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and broadening your skillsets. Speaking of music and skills, who are your personal music idols that you look up to? 

B.M: For me, I’d have to say J.Cole and Jay Park. J.Cole because lyrically he’s really intellectual and writes songs that make you think. It wakes you up a little bit. Jay Park is also someone that inspires me because the man works like crazy. His work ethic is something I respect and what to follow.

Congratulations on being Asics’ first global ambassador! It’s an epic achievement. You guys have nailed that athleisure styling when it comes to fashion. How would you style your Asics-BND for every day?

J.Seph: I’d pair them with dark colors. This time around, my go-to airport style is all-black. When you wear an all-black outfit and then have these sneakers on, I feel like it pops and your eyes will be naturally drawn to the shoes.

Somin: I think that denim or joggers would go well with these shoes.

Jiwoo: For me, I like to match sporty sneakers with dresses or skirts. For instance, at the airport, I wore these shoes with a dress and a jacket. It’s simple but they go really well together.

And now, here are some latest updates from KARD’s official Instagram account:


That was all about J.Seph and his career with KARD. Don’t forget to leave your comments below and keep supporting KARD now and in the future. We will see you guys in the next article. Bye!