First appeared on IGGY: May 21, 2009
Epik High is a hip hop group from Seoul, South Korea, composed of three members – Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz. Their music has been known to be a “lyrical piece of literature” and “urban poetry”, lyric orientated, soulful and often witty while addressing serious social issues such as identity, discrimination, community, unity and change as a whole. This talented trio of members can sing, write lyrics, and compose and arrange music.
While attending Stanford University, Tablo was part of an underground hip hop group known as 4n Objects, which caught the attention of CB Mass and Drunken Tiger, leading to them eventually offer to support Tablo in releasing a solo album in Korea. Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz were pursuing careers of their own (Jin had already featured on several rap albums and Tukutz was honing his turntable skills in both US and South Korea), but with their artistic vision and style matching so well with Tablo’s, the three decided to join together.
In 2012, after Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz both completed their military service, the trio reunited under YG Entertainment and released their seventh studio album, 99.
[INTERVIEW] 99Feet High & Rising: Epik High’s Tablo Talks Success
[BLOG] Epik High Drops Two MVs from Latest Album 99
[VIDEO PLAYLIST] Coming Soon!
[BLOG]YG Entertainment Plans Releases for Rest of 2012