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Tablo Signs with YG + related article
by ｖｅｒｍｅｉｌ． (
at September 27th, 2011 (09:08 am)
member: dj tukutz
member: mithra jin
Epik High’s Tablo Signs Exclusive Contract with YG
Epik High’s rapper extraordinaire Tablo has grasped hands with YG’s Yang Hyun Suk.
YG Entertainment has announced on September 27, “Tablo has signed an exclusive 4-year contract with YG Entertainment and will be dropping his first official solo album on November 1.”
Through this event, Tablo will break out from his 2-year hiatus that occurred when an academic controversy sparked around him. This contract has been known to be a solo contract that doesn’t involve Epik High.
According to YG, the person who had the biggest hand in Tablo’s decision was none other than YG’s actress and Tablo’s wife, Kang Hye Jung. Having stuck with her husband through thick and thin, Kang Hye Jung was the one to introduce Tablo to CEO Yang Hyun Suk.
Tablo has confessed his feelings for the comeback with, “It’s true that I’m still very afraid of standing in front of the public after deserting the stage for almost 2 years. It was hard during that time period, but I don’t have any feelings of resentment directed at anyone whatsoever. This is because I think that everything that has occurred was my fault.”
He then added, “There were a lot of fans who have supported me from unknown places during that time, but instead of saying thank you a thousand times, I want to return the favor by trying a lot harder and producing good music.”
Also reported in
Korea JoongAng Daily
Epik High Will Not Be Breaking Up
Ever since it was reported earlier today that rapping trio Epik High’s English brain, Tablo, had signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment, eyes have been garnered to how Epik High will carry on henceforth.
Epik High fans will be glad to know that according to a close associate of the group, the other members of the trio, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz already knew of Tablo’s decision beforehand and fully supported him signing on with YG Entertainment.
This close associate had previously stated in a phone call with EDaily STARin, “All Epik High members continue to hold a cordial relationship and it has been known that they have supported Tablo’s decision.”
Even other hip-hop musicians close to Epik High, such as Dynamic Duo’s Choi Ja had posted supporting messages to Tablo through various SNS sites such as Twitter.
A staff member of YG Entertainment has also said, “Since Mithra Jin is still carrying out military service, and Tablo has only signed a solo contract, we can’t say anything about Epik High at this point. This is a matter to be discussed when all members reunite. As of now, we’re keeping many possibilities open.”
Meanwhile, DJ Tukutz has recently completed his mandatory service the previous August. Mithra Jin, having left for service in last year’s August, will return from his military duties around May or June of 2012.
Posted by: Athena (
September 27th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Party on November 1!
Posted by: Icys (
September 27th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
So happy he could make it. :)
Posted by: have a good night, my hetero heroine. (
September 27th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
that said: SO GLAD TO HAVE HIM BACK.
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Epik High is a three-man hip hop group from South Korea. They've got incredible tracks with old school flavor, socially aware lyrics, and versatile sound. Their performances are high energy and their antics are hysterical.