Meet the Korean Hip Hip Composer Code Kunst!
In addition to being well-known for K-pop groups, South Korea’s hip hop and R&B are also popular. In fact, the composers and music producers are mostly rappers, for example, Code Kunst. Those people who like hip hop or rap music definitely know who Code Kunst is. He is a composer as well as a rapper who has worked with various well-known musicians.
For those of you who are curious about this composer, Channel-Korea has already provided all information about Code Kunst from his profile, debut story, until his dating rumor with Lee Hi. So, let’s check it out!
Code Kunst’s Profile
Name: Jo Sung Woo (조성우)
Stage name: Code Kunst (코드쿤스트)
Birthday: December 18, 1989
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 62 kg
Debut year: 2013
Occupation(s): Rapper, Composer, music producer, songwriter, singer
Music genre: Soul R&B, Hip Hop
Chinese zodiac: Snake
Blood type: –
Code Kunst’s Facts
- Since 2013, Code Kunst is a member of the Korean hip hop group Legit Goons.
- Code Kunst speaks English fluently.
- He studied at Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.
- Code Kunst’s name origin is from German where “Kunst” means “Art.” Meanwhile, Code Kunst means “The song that he produced will become an art.”
- Lee Hyori and Amy Winehouse are his favorite musicians.
- He and Lee Hi are best friends and are often rumored to be in a relationship.
- Code Kunst collaborated with many reputable musicians in 2018 such as Loopy, Kid Milli, Nafla, Colde, etc.
- In 2019, Code Kunst was nominated for Best Producer at Korean Hip-Hop Awards.
- One of his unique music styles is he adds a lot of vocal chopping in his music.
- In 2020, Code Kunst appeared on King of Mask Singer as a contestant.
Code Kunst Debuted Independently
When he was 24, Code Kunst started to realize his career interest in music after he finished his military service in 2013. He debuted independently as a rapper by releasing his first EP Hear Things on June 28, 2013, alongside the singles “Lemonade” and “1-2.” Then, in 2014, he released his first studio album under Luminant Entertainment. The album is entitled Novel with a single named “Betting.”
After approximately 2 years under Luminant Entertainment, in September 2015, he joined the YG Entertainment subsidiary label named HIGHGRND. He released his 3rd album Muggle’s Mansion in 2017 and featured some singers and rappers such as Suran, BewhY, YDG, Tablo, and G.Soul.
Code Kunst Moves to AOMG
This Korean hip hop composer is quite often moved to other music labels. After 3 years of contributing to HIGHGRND, suddenly, he move to Jay Park’s music label named AOMG and signed a contract in June 2018. After officially joining and becoming part of AOMG, Code Kunst released the single “Rain Bird” which features Tablo and Colde.
After 2 years with AOMG, finally, on April 2, 2020, Code Kunst released his fourth studio album titled People, and his album managed to occupy 10th place on the Korean music chart.
Code Kunst’s Appearance on Show Me the Money
This multi-talented rapper often appears on various survival show programs on South Korean television. Some of the survival shows or other television programs that he has starred in include Signhere and High School Rapper 3 in 2019, King of Mask Singer (2020), Change Days (2021), and Show Me the Money.
It started in 2018 after he made a collaboration with several hip hop artists. Then, he was offered to appear on Show Me the Money 777 as a judge in September 2018. After that, he has appeared on the same program several times on Show Me the Money 9 (2020) and Show Me the Money 10 (2021).
Collaboration With Lee Hi and Dating Rumor
Code Kunst and Lee Hi were in the same agency, namely HIGHGRDN. In 2017, Code Kunst made his first collaboration with Lee Hi for one of the tracks of his album Muggles’ Mansion, entitled “X.”
On January 8, 2019, Code Kunst used Lee Hi again in his single “Xl.” Code Kunst and Lee Hi also did a collaboration at this time under the same agency, namely AOMG. One of Lee Hi’s reasons that made her move to AOMG’s label was because of Code Kunst. She admitted that she had heard lots of good things from Code Kunst about AOMG. Their closeness also led to public speculations about their relationship and thinking that they’re dating. But, in fact, Code Kunst and Lee Hi are just good friends.
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