The famous Korean rap competition airing on Mnet is going to have a special special tour in North America! The line-up for this show is the most stacked one ever! Fans can look forward to see the staple rappers of the Korean scene: DOK2, The Quiett, GILL, Mad Clown, Simon Dominic, Gray, Zion.T and Kush.
Dok2 signed with Future Flow Ent. at the age of 13 and later on wrote and produced songs for hip hop groups such as Drunken Tiger, Epik High and Dynamic Duo. His first mini album ‘Thunderground’ was released in 2009. He joined SMTM in 2014 where he was one of the producers behind the winning contestant, Bobby (of IKON).
The Quiett released his first solo album titled ‘Music’ in 2005 and ever since has featured in many songs of other artists (ie. BoA´s ‘Lookin´’ and Jay Park´s ‘Enjoy the show’). He co-founded an indie hip hop record label and talent agency ‘Soul Company’ and in 2011 established ‘Illionaire Records’ together with Dok2.
GILL is the main singer of the hip hop duo Leessang. He joined ‘Infinity Challenge’ in 2009 as a guest and later on became a regular co-host. He released a single titled ‘Refrigerator’ in 2016 with Verbal Jint and Lee Hi.
Mad Clown is recognized for his sharp and high tone rapping skills. His first album ‘Luv Sickness’ was released in 2008 and he won Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards´ ‘Artist of the Year’ for ‘Stupid in Love’ featuring SISTAR´s Soyou. In more recent news, it was announced that Mad Clown will become a dad!
Simon Dominic first appeared in the underground hip hop scene as K-Outa. In 2009 he and rapper E-Sens formed a hip duo ‘Supreme Team‘. They won several awards including ‘Best New Male group’ in 2009 at MAMA. Simon made a comeback in 2015 with his first solo album, ‘Won & Only’. He achieved a certified all-kill on the charts three days after the pre-release of his song ‘Simon Dominic’.
Gray is a singer and producer under the record label AOMG. He featured and produced many songs of other artists and also appeared on TV. American fans had the chance to meet him in the AOMG tour in 2014 and this year.
Zion.T´s first studio album titled ‘Red Light’, released in 2013, was critically very well-received. He was featured on tracks by Infinite H, Dynamic Duo, Swings and G-Dragon. In 2014 he released ‘Yanghwa BRDG’ which brought him more recognition in Korea as a mainstream hip hop and R&B singer.
Kush is a songwriter and producer who wrote several songs for BIGBANG. He started his career as a member of ‘Stony Skunk‘, the first reggae duo in Korea, under YG Entertainment.
Do not miss this epic line-up and mark both dates for this show:
The tickets go on sale today, Friday 15th July at 12PM (local time). The prices start at $60 and the VIP package can be purchased at $200. This package includes early entry, high touch and a free T-shirt. Buy the tickets for Chicago stop at Ticketmaster and for LA through AXS.
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Written by: Terry Alsiong
Edited by: Katarina Ho