EXID’s LE – The Charismatic Rapper Who Become a Temporary Leader of EXID


Details About LE, Rapper of the Girl Group EXID

Ahn Hyo-jin, born on December 10th, 1991, professionally known as LE, is a South Korean rapper, producer, and songwriter. She has been a member of the K-Pop girl group EXID since 2012. She was previously a member of the underground hip-hop group, Jiggy Fellaz, performing under the stage name, Elly.

In this article, we are going to talk more about the details of her life and career, so, stay tuned keep scrolling!

Full Profile and Facts


Full Profile

Stage Name: LE (엘이)
Birth Name: Ahn Hyo Jin (안효진)
Date of Birth: December 10th, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheonan, South Korea
Blood Type: AB
Instagram: @x_xellybabyx


– LE has a younger brother
– She loves playing with Legos
– LE and Zinger (Secret) are really close
– She collaborated with Huh Gak for the song “Whenever You Play That Song”
– Under the stage name Elly she was part of an underground group called Jiggy Fellaz
– The girl who sings in MBLAQ’s “Oh yeah” is LE
– She collaborated with BIGSTAR’s FeelDog & B2ST’s Junhyung for “You Got Some Nerve”
– LE trained under Cube Entertainment
– She participated in Show Me the Money 2
– LE has 6 tattoos: 1. a heart and there’s a music note inside to express her love for music (info from shaRtube) 2. one that says “inner peace” 3. a peace sign, heart, and smiley face 4. “Deny me and be doomed,” from a musical about a trans rock band members and their journey 5. Love 6. Frida (Frida being Frida Kahlo the artist, who she likes a lot)
– LE has composed 51 songs, as of 2017 (shaRtube)
– LE has a scooter named Pinz
– She also has a dog named Wooyoo
– LE auditioned for JYP entertainment but failed
– LE sang the chorus line (sugar-free) on T-ara’s song “Sugar Free”
– Despite LE’s personality, especially when she performs, she’s the most feminine member of EXID according to her fellow members
– Hani and LE check stores’ supplies of vitamins whenever they get off airplanes
– LE’s nickname is Ahn Dirty because she never cleaned up when they lived together
– LE doesn’t like rides on amusement parks. She always talked about this when they were on Showtime.
– LE is really close with the model Park Hwan Hee
– EXID was expected to make their debut in January, but they postponed it because LE injured her leg during their choreography practice
–LE Ideal Type: Cha Seung Won

Debut as a Member of EXID


In May 2011, producer Shinsadong Tiger and AB Entertainment scouted several trainees from JYP Entertainment to form a new girl group. Trainee Yuji was the first to join when a JYP girl group failed to debut. Yuji contacted the trainees Hani, Haeryeong, and Junghwa to audition for AB, and all three were subsequently accepted into the agency.

The group added a fifth member when Shinsadong Tiger discovered LE, an underground rapper and songwriter who performed under the name Elly. Dami, who was already an AB trainee, was the sixth and last member added to the group.

Originally named WT, an acronym for “Who’s That,” the group changed their name to EXID a few months before their debut. In December 2011, LE was featured in Huh Gak’s single “Whenever You Play That Song,” which appeared on Korean music charts.

EXID was scheduled to debut in January 2012, but their debut was delayed to February when LE sustained a leg injury during rehearsals. On February 3rd, AB Entertainment announced that EXID would debut with the single “Whoz That Girl.”

Solji, the main member of the girl group EXID had to go on a temporary hiatus due to her health. She was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism which forced her to leave the music industry and take a break. And during Solji’s hiatus, LE served as the temporary leader of the group.

Appearance on JTBC’s Tribe of Hip-Hop


LE swept the audience of JTBC’s Hip-Hop Nation 2 off their feet as she took the stage. The rapper performed “GOOD” in the second semi-final round.

As quoted by allkpop, leading with “Hot Chicks” (producer Cheetah, LE, Yezi) glory, rapper LE performed with Fiestar’s Yezi and crew Jang Ki Yong. They decided to name their song “GOOD” wanting to evoke a good sound while illustrating powerful visuals. LE’s charismatic performance grabbed the viewers’ attention with her intense rapping, allowing her to pass onto the final round.

Debuting last October on the first episode of Hip-Hop Nation 2 with “Hot Chicks,” LE is currently a producer on the show. Appearing cold yet giving heartfelt advice, LE is known as the “unpredictable producer.”

Becoming a Lyricist


LE also tried her hand in writing lyrics, appearing on the November 4th edition of MBC Music’s Idol School and revealed she made a lot from writing lyrics and collaborating with other artists, such as HyunA, Junhyung, and Huh Gak.

She had written lyrics for 20 songs in total, including hits such as Trouble Maker’s “Trouble Maker” and “Now” along with Jewelry’s “Look At Me.”

Songwriting Credit List

Year Song Artist Album Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited
2011 “Trouble Maker” Trouble Maker Trouble Maker Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Rado No
“Whenever You Play That Song” Huh Gak and LE Non-album single Yes Rado No
2012 “Whoz That Girl” EXID Holla Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung No
“I Do” Yes EXID No
“Better Together” Hippity Hop Yes Ji-in, Won-taek No
“I Feel Good” Yes Rado No
“Call” Yes N/A Yes
“Think About” Yes Junhyung, Kim Tae-joo No
“Whoz That Girl Part. 2” Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung No
“Every Night” Non-album single Yes N/A Yes
“Look At Me” Jewelry Look At Me Yes N/A No
“Talk That” Secret Non-album single Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung No
2013 “You Got Some Nerve” Feeldog, Junhyung, LE Non-album single Yes Junhyung, Brave Brothers, Cha Kun No
“Now” Trouble Maker Chemistry Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Rado No
2014 “Hurt” Zia feat. LE After 11 Days Yes Jang Won-gyu, Jerry L, Meng2 No
“Sweet Girl” K.Will feat. LE One Fine Day Yes Rado No
“French Kiss” Hyuna A Talk Yes Big Sancho, Brian Lee No
“Black List” Hyuna feat. LE Yes Hyuna No
“Up & Down” EXID Ah Yeah Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes
“Round” Boys Republic Real Talk Yes Shinsadong Tiger Yes
“The Song of Love” The SeeYa feat. LE Crazy Love Yes Rado, Youngjoo, Conan No
2015 “Goodbye Mr. Kim” ALi Feat. LE Non-album single Yes 4th Batter No
“You’re Pitiful” Fiestar Black Label Yes Shinsadong Tiger, 4th Batter, Yezi No
“Ah Yeah” EXID Ah Yeah Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes
“Thrilling” Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Polar Bear Yes
“Pat Pat” Yes N/A Yes
“With Out U” Yes N/A Yes
“1M” Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Monster Factory No
“Every Night (Ver. 2)” Yes N/A Yes
“Body 2 Body” Verbal Jint and Sanchez feat. LE Yeoja Yes Verbal Jint No
“Hot Pink” EXID Non-album single Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Monster Factory, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes
“My Friend’s Boyfriend” DIA Do It Amazing Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Monster Factory, Polar Bear No
2016 “Only One” SoljiHani Non-album single Yes N/A No
“Don’t Want a Drive/Will You Take Me” EXID Street Yes N/A Yes
“LIE” Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes
“I Know” Yes Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes
“Cream” Yes N/A Yes
“Only One” Yes N/A No
“Of Course” Yes N/A Yes
“Like The Seasons” Yes Monster Factory, Samuel Ku No
“Good” Yes IL Yes
“Hold Over” Wheesung feat. LE Transformation Yes XEPY No
“What You Want” Cheetah, LE, Yezi, Choi Sung-joon, Cri De Joie Tribe of Hip Hop 2 Episode 2 Yes Cheetah, Yezi, Choi Sung-joon, Cri De Joie No
2017 “Good” LE, Yezi, Jang Ki-yong Tribe of Hip Hop 2 Semi Final 2 Yes Yezi, Jang Ki Yong No
“Game of Thrones” Sse Sse Sse, Hot Chicks, Brand New, HI-LITE Tribe of Hip Hop 2 FINAL I Yes Lee Joo-heon, DinDin, MC Sniper, Cheetah, Yezi, P-Type, Hanhae, Minos, G2, Reddy, Paloalto No
“It’s My Mind” LE, Yezi, NC.A Tribe of Hip Hop 2 FINAL II Yes Yezi, NC.A Yes
“Boy” EXID Eclipse Yes Shinsadong Tiger Yes
“Night Rather Than Day” Yes Kee Bomb, Shinsadong Tiger, Kim Seong-geun Yes
“How Why” Yes Shinsadong Tiger Yes
“Velvet” LE Yes N/A Yes
“DDD” EXID Full Moon Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger Yes
“Too Good To Me” Yes An Dae-hun Yes
“Weeknd” LE and Hani Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger Yes
2018 “Lady” EXID Non-album single Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger Yes
“Cover Girl” LEO feat. LE Canvas Yes LEO No
“Xie Xie REMIX” BANG YONGGUK BANGYONGGUK Yes Bang Yongguk, Sway D & Liquor N/A


Title Year Peak chart
Sales Album
“Whenever You Play That Song” (그 노래를 틀때마다)
with Huh Gak
2011 3
  • KOR: 1,977,782+
Non-album singles
“You Got Some Nerve” (어이없네)
with Junhyung, Feeldog
2013 13
  • KOR: 177,693+
“Our Night is More Beautiful Than Your Day”
(우리의 밤은 당신의 낮보다 아름답다)
with Bomi, Namjoo, Seo In-young, Lee Seok-hoon,
₩uNo, Yang Da-il, Brother Su, Chancellor, Kang Min-hee
2017 89
  • KOR: 28,346+
Merry Summer
As featured artist
“Don’t Call Me” (연락하지마)
Gavy NJ feat. LE
2012 17
  • KOR: 289,206+
Non-album single
“The Song of Love” (사랑의 노래)
The SeeYa feat. LE
2014 66
  • KOR: 24,724+
Crazy Love
“잘가요 Mr.Kim” (Goodbye Mr. Kim)
ALi feat. LE
2015 N/A Non-album single
“Body 2 Body” (귀아래)
Verbal Jint and Sanchez feat. LE
  • KOR: 31,276+
“Hold Over” (제껴)
Wheesung feat. LE
2016 38
  • KOR: 46,206+