Jang Yong-joon (No:el): Profile, ‘School Rapper’, Track Lists, Controversies, etc.


Meet The Young And Controversial South Korean Rapper No:el

No:el is known as a rapper involved in quite a number of controversial issues. His Twitter post once went viral and he has even faced a one and a half years of prison time due to committing a dangerous drunk-driving accident and violating a special law of prevention insurance fraud.

However, besides these controversies, he also has appeared in several programs related to rap music. Let’s get to know No:el better in this Channel-Korea article! Stay tuned and keep reading!

Jang Yong-joon (No:el)’s Profile


No:el who has the real name Jang Yong-joon is a South Korean rapper. He was born on May 30th, 2000. He made his debut on September 2nd, 2017, with the album Elleonoel under Prima Music Group.

In fact, No:el is also the son of the National Assembly Member Jang Jae Won, from the United Future Party.

He used to attend Saint Paul International High School before joining High School Rapper as a contestant.

Jang Yong-joon (No:el)’s Tracklist


Studio Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Release Date: September 2nd, 2017
  • Label: Prima Music Group, Kakao M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Release Date: July 17th, 2018
  • Label: Indigo Music, Kakao M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • KOR: 1,150


Extended Plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Release Date: April 10th, 2018
  • Label: Indigo Music, Kakao M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Release Date: November 10th, 2018
  • Label: Indigo Music, Kakao M
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Charted Singles

Title Year Peak chart
Gaon Digital Billboard Hot
with Justhis, Kid Milli, Young B
2018 17 20 IM
with Giriboy, Kid Milli, Swings
11 12 Non-album single


Jang Yong-joon (No:el) in High School Rapper

Jang Yong-joon first became known as a contestant in the reality show High School Rapper (Korean: 고등래퍼) aired on Mnet. This show is a South Korean survival hip-hop TV show from 2017. The mentors in this music reality show are YDG, Swings, Deepflow, Mad Clown, Jessi, Seo Chul-gu, and Giriboy.

In episode 1, No:el or Jang Yong-jun showed extraordinary ability in rapping. For instance, for his performance of the song titled “Swing,” he got nice compliments from all the mentors.

Unfortunately, in the second episode, Jang Yong-joon got in trouble after his social media status on Twitter went viral showing improper statements and behavior for a student like drinking and prostitution. Additionally, his relation to the politician Jang Jae-won made the situation even worse.

This is a video of his performances in High School Rapper, it really shows his talent and skills in rapping.

After this news spread, Jang Je Won’s father issued a personal statement and resigned from his role in politics. On February 12th, he gave apologizes to the public that showed his responsibility regarding these controversies that happened with his son.

He stated, “I apologize to the people of this nation, and I deeply apologize to those who have been hurt by the recent events. Everything is my fault.”

He also continued, “I bow my head as I apologize to the members of my political party as well as to all of you who have been watching over us with affection. It has not been that long since I started with the intent of doing proper politics, but I have caused great damage to the party. I will resign from my position as spokesperson and chairperson of the Busan city hall. I will be taking the time to look back and reflect on myself.”

“I will also be taking time to repent for not only my son’s problems but for the things I did that hurt others. I will deeply educate myself. I kneel down and ask for your forgiveness once more.”