If you make depressing music, you get even more depressed. Now I don’t want to make music like that. From that time, the album’s direction became very different.
— Tablo - ELLE Interview [translated by emily @icarus-walks.net] read the full interview here
I requested it. It was my first joint work. These days if I make music it unconditionally becomes depressing. I played piano and if you only heard the chords it was clearly bright, but at the completion it became depressing. That was incredibly annoying. I made it brightly but because it became depressing I was stressed out. Even the members felt heavy, and because they said it would be better if it came out brightly than gloomily, I sought reinforcements. They gave the energy that we needed to be bright and enthusiastic.
— Tablo - on the involvement on YG producers in 99 - ELLE Interview [translated by emily @icarus-walks.net] read the full interview here