although it may be true that blackpink was built (in yg’s words) to be the next 2ne1, i don’t think they are in any way copies of each other. blackpink has their own color and style. even if they wanted to be the same group, they couldn’t be. jennie isn’t CL, rose isn’t bom, jisoo isn’t dara, lisa isn’t minzy.
blackpink has big shoes to fill, as yg’s only girl group now. they have song from the same people who wrote 2ne1′s songs (which isn’t surprising because yg normally uses the same producers) so of course there are going to be similarities. does “as if it’s my last” remind me of a 2ne1 song? yes, but in a good way. and if 2ne1 had sung it, i think it would be a very different song.
idk, if blackpink strongly reminds you of 2ne1, then they do and there’s nothing wrong with that. but i don’t think they’re trying to copy 2ne1, and i don’t think they have the same concept or style at all. no matter how much yg as a company may be trying to push them as the next 2ne1, they aren’t. they are blackpink.