Rain and Park Jin Young share a special relationship, as Park Jin Young was the one person who believed in Rain’s potential as an artist.
Before going to JYP Entertainment, Rain had failed nearly 20 auditions, as companies didn’t see much in him. It wasn’t until Rain auditioned for JYP Entertainment that he was given a chance.
Rain reminded me of a starved young lion.
He had this look in his eyes, a combination of anger, loathing, and hunger.
I could tell he really wanted to succeed, but with the difficult circumstances, he was not able to make it come true.
He was angry and cynical, yet super talented.
I had never seen anything like that before, and I wanted to help him to make his dreams come true.
— Park Jin Young
While Rain ended up leaving JYP Entertainment to establish his own agency, the two remain close to this day.
While these two might have established different agencies, both of their company buildings have an interesting similarity. During an episode of Hangout with Yoo, Lee Hyori teased Rain for having lights in his practice room that spelled out “RAIN”.
It turns out that Rain’s company isn’t the only one to do this, as the JYP Entertainment building also has a special lighting setup. Yubin once shared what the dance studio at the company looked like, and revealed that one of the lighting setups spells “JYP”.
Here’s the full video of Lee Hyori teasing Rain!