Arising Talented Rapper: BewhY
Are you following the developments of the Korean hip-hop industry? If you are, then you must be familiar with the rapper BewhY! BewhY is a rapper who started to become famous during his appearance in the Mnet hip-hop survival program Show Me The Money. Undoubtedly, he is a skilled rapper and his rapping skills have been acknowledged by other mainstream rappers, such as Simon Dominic and Tablo of Epik High. Not only that, he also has been a source of inspiration to many people, especially young people, through his work. Do you want to know more about BewhY and his work? Let’s take a look at his profile first!
Profile and Facts of BewhY
Birth Name: Kim Byung-yoon (김병윤)
Stage Name: BewhY
Birthday: June 15, 1993
Birth Sign: Gemini
Height: 182 cm
Kim Byung-yoon, better known as BewhY, is a Korean hip-hop musician who was born on June 15, 1993, in Incheon. He is also a member of $exy $treet & Yello Music crew. He started out using BY as his stage name, but later changed it to BewhY because he wanted to give a meaning to the name. The name literally means “to be a reason.” He used to study at Inha University in his hometown. He’s also friends with another participant from Show Me The Money, C Jamm, who used to attend the same high school that he did.
People started to recognize him after his appearance on the Mnet hip-hop survival program, Show Me The Money 4, back in 2015, and, unfortunately, he didn’t win the show. Later, he came back again and participated on the fifth season of Show Me The Money. That time, he ended in first place, and started to become even more well known. His rap style is well-known as he has a unique rap style that sets him apart from others. He is known to rap tightly, and the lyrics usually revolve around his Christian faith.
If you want to listen to BewhY’s work, here’s his complete discography!
|2017||The Blind Star|
|2017||The Blind Star 0.5|
|2012||Be The Livest|
|As lead artist|
|Swimming Bananas (ft. Keebo)|
|2015||The Time Goes On||Time Travel|
|In Trinity||Non-album singles|
|Forever||Show Me The Money 5|
|Day Day (ft. Jay Park)|
|2017||Dejavu||The Blind Star|
|Red Carpet||The Blind Star 0.5|
|2015||Freezing (with Bill Stax, C Jamm, Konsoul & Scary’P)||Non-album single|
|2016||I’m Not the Person You Used to Know (with Simon Dominic, One, G2)||Show Me The Money 5|
|XamBaqJa (with Simon Dominic)|
|Puzzle (with C Jamm)||Non-album single|
|International Wave (with Talib Kweli)|
|Someday (with Asura)|
|2017||Uno (with Big K.R.I.T)|
|Like Me (with A$AP TyY & C Jamm)|
If you want to see BewhY’s appearances on television, here’s his filmography.
|2018||Suits (ep. 3)||KBS2|
|2015||Show Me The Money 4||Mnet|
|2016||Show Me The Money 5|
|2017||Radio Star (ep. 509 with DinDin, Zizo, Blackpink’s Jisoo & Rosé)||MBC|
Awards and Nominations
For his work, BewhY has been nominated and received various awards. Here is the complete list of awards and nominations he had received!
|2016||Melon Music Awards||BewhY||Top 10 Artists||Won|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Puzzle (with C Jamm)||Best Rap Performance|
|2017||Gaon Chart Music Awards||BewhY||Hip-Hop Discovery of the Year|
|Korean Music Awards||New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Forever||Best Rap & Hip-Hop Song||Won|
|Korean Hip-Hop Awards||Hip-Hop Song of the Year|
|BewhY||Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|₩ 1,000,000 (with G-Dragon, Okasian & CL)||Best Collaboration|
BewhY in Show Me The Money
BewhY first made his appearance on television on Show Me The Money 4, but didn’t go any further from the third round. In the third round, he had to have a rap battle with fellow rapper Microdot. Even though they were battling it out, they had perfect teamwork and their performance received a lot of praise from the producers. The judges also felt that rather than a competition, it seemed like they had watched a real performance. It was a shame, but BewhY couldn’t proceed to the next round because the producers chose Microdot to go to the next round, instead. Here is the video of his performance with Microdot:
The next year, he returned to the show and tried again. This time, he made it further than in the previous season, where he was eliminated in the third round. After passing the third round, he was able to join Team AOMG, with Simon Dominic and Gray as the producers, together with G2, One, and DayDay.
In the next round, the group members had to compete among themselves in order to eliminate one person from the team and advance to the next round. In this round, the one who was eliminated from Team AOMG is DayDay. In the sixth round, we could see that the participants were having a Team Diss Battle. In that round, BewhY faced his old friend, C Jamm, and won, but he was the only one on his team to win his battle, so Team AOMG ended up losing.
Since his team is losing, the producers had to choose one rapper to perform in the live show, while the remaining members had to go through mic-selection prior to the live show to perform on the live stage. For this round, BewhY was chosen as the one to perform in the live show and had to face Boi B from Team Gill & Madclown. He performed a song titled Forever, and won, making him able to proceed to the next round. Here is the video of his performance on the live stage:
At the semifinal, the participants had a solo performance with a special guest while facing another contestant. BewhY was faced with Reddy from Team YG. He performed the song Day Day, together with Jay Park as the featured artist, and won the round. Here is the video of his performance at the semifinals:
In the final round, the remaining three contestants were BewhY, Superbee, and C Jamm. The round itself was divided into two parts. In the first part, they had a live performance with their producer. The order for their performances was decided by a vote from the live audience and TV audience. The contestant with the least amount of money was unable to move to the second part of the round. In the second part of the round, the contestants would have either a solo performance or one with a special guest. Finally, the contestant who had the most amount of money at the end would win the program.
During the first part, BewhY performed a song titled XamBaqJa, together with Simon Dominic. In this round, he earned the most money, which was a total of ₩5,700,000. C Jamm came after him, with ₩2,400,000 for second place. Following the results, Superbee wasn’t able to advance to the second part and BewhY had to battle C Jamm again. Here is the video of his performance in the first part of the final round:
For the second part, BewhY performed a song called Fake pt.2, alone, while C Jamm performed a song called Let It Be, with Crush as the featuring artist. In the end, BewhY earned ₩10,750,000, while C Jamm earned ₩7,525,000. BewhY was the winner of Show Me The Money 5. Here is the video of his performance in the second part of the final round: