All About Rapper Microdot
Microdot is a South Korean rapper from Culture Think Entertainment. Even though he is Korean, his nationality is New Zealander, and he currently stays in New Zealand. Crowned as the master of rap on KBS’s Happy Together, Microdot is known as a skillful rapper as he showed his rap skill on TV shows. Let’s get to know more about rapper Microdot.
Profile and Facts of Microdot
Real Name = Shin Jae-ho
Birthday = November 21, 1993
Origin = Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
Nationality = New Zealand
Height = 174 cm
Zodiac = Scorpio
Genre = Hip-hop
Occupation = Rapper – singer
Agency = Culture Think Entertainment
Years active = 2006 – Present
- He is a member from duo hip-hop group, All Black, with rapper Dok2.
- He is rapper Sanchez younger brother.
- He launched his own clothing line, DOWNBAD limited, on 2013.
- He shared on an interview that his hidden talent is dissing.
- He has a ‘hook’ tattoo on his hand.
- On KBS “Happy Together – Kings of the Genre episode”, he crowned as king of rap.
- Guckkasten Hyunwoo do a fortune read to him and said he has an ears to bring a fortune.
- He got to meet Son Heung-min through KBS 2018 “Celeb PD”.
- His favorite activity is fishing.
2006 – Chapter 1 with Dok2 as All Black
Chapter 1 is All Black album which released on May 9, 2006 through Gap Entertainment and CJ E&M. All Black is a hip-hop duo group with Dok2 and Microdot as member. The album released as digital consists of 5 songs.
|1||Music (feat Sanchez)|
|2||Dream (feat TBNY)|
|4||Holiday feat Dynamic Duo|
|5||Bonus (feat Bumkey)|
2015 – Microtape
Microtape is Microdot mini album which released July 2, 2015 through Luminant Entertainment. Microtape contains Microdot mixtape with total 8 songs including the title track Homage.
|2||You and I (feat Sanchez)|
|3||For The Road To Riches|
|6||Hold You Down (feat Bumkey)|
|7||Celebaration (feat Kiggen)|
2016 – +64
+64 is Microdot second mixtape album which released on July 28, 2016 through LOEN Entertainment. The album consists of 8 songs including title track Wave, a collaboration song with Ravi and Lil Boi.
|2||Wave (feat Ravi & Lil Boi)|
|3||Forest Gump (feat Dok2)|
|4||Talkin Bout (feat Jessi)|
|5||I’m Yours (feat Times X Two)|
|6||Live Fast (feat Wise)|
|8||Still The Same|
As Featured Artist
2015 – We Young with DickPunks
2015 – New Days with ZZAPA
2015 – Chaos with KittiB and YDG
2016 – Backindadayz with Bumkey, Dok2, Sanchez, DH-Style
2016 – Fire with Han Yo-han and Isle
2016 – Sun Block with Superbee
2016 – Arirang with K-Tigers and Eun Ga-eun
2016 – This Means Good Bye with A-Train
2016 – Knock with Ash-B
2016 – I Like with Koh Na-young
2016 – Dead Great Names Society with Bizniz and Basick
2017 – I See U with Dash
2017 – Nuna with Owol
2018 – Fiancee with Jung Joon-young
Like other rappers, Microdot rarely comes to the music show. He often active in other tv programs such as reality show, variety show, and survival program. Microdot also more active in releasing songs and become featuring artist in many shows with many popular artist and rapper. However, Microdot appearance is one of the most unexpected appearances in any program. Let’s check out Microdot TV appearance until now,
|2015||Mnet||Show Me The Money 4|
|Unpretty Rapstar 2|
|2016 – 2017||JTBC||Tribe of Hip Hop S2||Producer for Swish House|
|2017||SBS||The Law of The Jungle in Wild New Zealand||Appeared from ep. 268-273|
|2017 – Present||Channel A||The Fishermen and the City||Cast Member|
|2017 – 2018||tvN||modulove|
Show Me the Money 4
“Show Me the Money” is a South Korean rap competition TV show from Mnet channel which already airing since 2012. The success of the program makes the show still airing until now. On season 4 of the show, Microdot appeared as one of the contestants. His unexpected appearance made the current judge such as Jinusean, Tablo, San E and Verbal Jint at the time shock. His close relationship with Dok2 revealed as they like a brother in the past.
Microdot strong appearance made his existence in the show rocketed. Although he only survived until top 10 among other rapper with a mix from idol, as member of Brand New Team, his popularity rise and he could be recognized on the entertainment industry as both rapper and entertainer
Unpretty Rapstar 2
Microdot appeared as a featured artist in Mnet “Unpretty Rapstar” contestant. “Unpretty Rapstar” is a show for female rapper who claimed they are unpretty but they proved that they can still rap well.
Tribe of Hip Hop S2
“Tribe of Hip Hop S2” is 2016 South Korean music show by JTBC. The show is presented by Shin Dong-yup and San E and still on going until now. The show is about 50 contestants must not be professional or underground rappers or act as a main rapper from group to show off their rap skill and group by houses after chosen. On the show, the contestants identity will be revealed after the first part of the performance. If more than one ‘house’ want to accept the contestants, each house will use diamonds to bid on the contestants, but if the house run out of diamonds each episode, they can only pick members that were unopposed. In the 1-on-1 challenge, two rappers go head-to-head to a track with adjusted lyrics by their mentor, but contestants can perform with their own lyrics. Contestants can intimidate each other without performing any a diss battle. The winner will win a ring with a full 1-carat diamond.
Microdot has an older brother who also a rapper, Sanchez. Pursuing the same career path in the same industry do not make them fight to reach the top, but they share the same path. Microdot and Sanchez often do collaboration and support each other activity.
Microdot confirmed to dating actress Hong Soo-hyun on July 1, 2018 publicly. The couple started as good friend after they appeared together on Channel A show “The Fisherman and the City” on October 2017. But right after Microdot parent scandal, the couple grew apart and slowly ended up parting ways. When Hong Soo-hyun got question regarding Microdot scandal on her new variety show “Seoulmate 2”, she stated that she doesn’t have any comment regarding it and will only talk related to her new program.
Controversies on His Parents
Microdot parents caught to having fraudulent activity and also scamming to several townspeople in Jecheon and also some of their acquaintances approximately 20 years ago with total of 2 billion KRW (1.7 million USD). Although his agency, Culture Think, denied the rumor at first. However, they made another clarification stated that the rumor was true and Microdot family are nowhere to be found afterward. People who claimed as victim shared some statement surface online.
“They sold their house, all of their electronics, and even their milking cow to flee. Many people lent them money, and I am only guilty of trusting in my fellow people. But now, I can no longer trust anyone, and even if I were to be paid back, it would mean nothing.”
Because of this, Microdot steps down from all programs he used to appeared and gone along with his brother, Sanchez. They already got Interpol Red Notice from South Korean police. Currently, Microdot and his family are in Auckland and shared they will back to Korea for joined investigation process after they got passport and visa.
Microdot used to be an active user of Instagram before he is gone with his family now. Microdot last update was on November 18, 2018. Before went missing, actually there are several things he would do in the future if there is no scandal like that which already shared on his Instagram.
Microdot became a guest member for MBC “I Live Alone”.
Microdot seems will have a collaboration with APINK Eun-ji on November 25, 2018.
Currently, there is no update news about Microdot activity in Korean Entertainment industry since his family scandal until now. There is no further plan whether he will back as a rapper or entertainer.