Get To Know Rapper, Basick
Lee Cheol Joo, or popularly known as Basick, is a South Korean Rapper. He won the fourth season of Mnet’s rap competition Show Me the Money. Basick first appeared in the Korean underground hip-hop scene in 2007 and was recruited as a member of South Korea’s largest hip-hop crew Jiggy Fellaz in 2008. In 2015, Basick participated in the fourth season of the rap competition series Show Me The Money, going on to win the series overall as part of the team “Brand New” with Verbal Jint and San E of Brand New Music. Basick is now signed under Rainbow Bridge World and has established an independent hip-hop label under his agency.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Basick. Stay tuned!
Full Profile and Facts of Basick
- Stage Name: Basick (베이식)
- Birth Name: Lee Cheol Joo (이철주)
- Date of Birth: August 12th, 1986
- Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
- Height: 172 cm
- Weight: 58 kg
- Occupation: Rapper
- Genres: Korean hip-hop
- Years active: 2007 – present
- Labels: RBW (2015 – 2018), Outlive
- Associated acts: Jiggy Fellaz, Vasco, Double Trouble, Innovator
- He won the fourth season of Mnet’s rap competition, Show Me the Money.
- He is fluent in English and has majored in marketing at Babson College, the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States.
- He is married to Yoo Seo-yeon and had their first child, Lee Chaeha, in 2015.
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Appearance on Mnet’s Show Me The Money Season 4
The fourth season of Show Me the Money (SMTM) premiered on June 26th, 2015, airing every Friday evening on Mnet, and ended with its last episode aired on August 28th, 2015. Mnet’s fourth season of SMTM features YG judges Jinusean and Tablo, San E and Verbal Jint from Brand New Music, AOMG judges Jay Park and Loco, and judges Paloalto of Hi-Lite Records and Zico.
There are 9 rounds and a final round of the show. Each round has various challenges, such as One Minute Rap, Rap Battle, Guerilla “Cypher” Mission, Official Song Mission, Team Diss Battle, Live Performances. Over 7,000 contestants auditioned this year with more idol rappers, veterans, and women participating in the competition. Snoop Dogg also appeared as a special guest judge during the guerrilla mission. The winner of the season was Basick, with Song Min-ho as a runner up.
Here are the compilation videos of Basick on Show Me The Money!
Joining RBW Entertainment
RBW (short for Rainbow Bridge World) is a South Korean Entertainment Agency. Artists such as Mamamoo, Vromance, Jin-Ju, ONEWE, and ONEUS are under this agency. Basick joined RBW Entertainment on 2015. RBW Entertainment’s representative stated, “Rapper Basick and (rapper/producer) Big Tray have signed exclusive contracts with RBW. As we’re a management system with the specialty of creating systematic music, we will support them so that they can have flourishing activities.”
Establishing All Right Music Entertainment
Under RBW Entertainment, Basick established an independent hip-hop label with RBW producer, Im Sang-hyuk called All Right Music. On March 16th, 2017, RBW released a statement saying, “We are launching the hip-hop label All Right Music to create an optimized system for hip-hop artists and their support staff. We aim to mature as a label so that artists can promote independently and try a variety of different genres.”
— RBW Global (@rbbridge) March 15, 2017
Their first artists were introduced: Big Tray, Marvel J, and B.O. Im Sang Hyuk also said, “Under the name All Right Music, we plan to make good music for the public in 2017 with Basick and his crew. This is a continuation of our launch of WTF (Way to Foundation) in January.”
On March 20th, the new All Right Music artists had scheduled to launch an agency-wide single, “All Right.”
Supposed To Be a BTS Member?
Founder and co-CEO of Big Hit Entertainment made an offer to Basick to join a new hip-hop idol group. In an interview, Basick said, “Bang Si Hyuk offered me to join a new hip-hop idol group. It was around the time they were preparing to debut BTS.” However, Basick denied it. “I never wanted to become an idol. At the time, I was taking time off from school and I was also thinking about marrying my girlfriend so it was hard for me to accept the contract.”
Basick wasn’t the only one who got an offer. One of his friends, Beenzino, was also given the offer. When asked about what it would’ve been like if he did join BTS, Basick answered, “I believe BTS went through a lot of preparation and member changes. I think the current members are ideal.”
Basick’s Love Story and Little Family
Basick is married to Yoo Seo-yeon and they welcomed their first child, Lee Chaeha, in 2015. There’s no further info regarding when they got married. However, it is known that in 2015 Basick’s wife gave birth to a handsome son. Let’s take a look at his appearances.
Doesn’t he look like his daddy?
Basick’s son appeared on Show Me The Money VCR.
|Foundation Vol. 3||
As Lead Artist
|2008||Better Than The Best||Non-album singles|
feat. Rocky L, Jtong
|2012||You Already Know||Foundation Vol. 3|
feat. Kim Sae Han Gil
feat. C Jamm, Innovator
|Show Me the Money 4|
|Better Days (좋은 날)
|2016||In Front of the House (그 집 앞)
feat. Kim Jin-ho
feat. G2, Hwasa
|Is That Why (그래서 그런가)
feat. Verbal Jint
|￦on It All
feat. Most Badass Asian
|A Woman I Know (아는 여자)
feat. San E
feat. The Quiett
with Kim Sae Han Gil
with Blacknut, Microdot feat. San E, Verbal Jint
|Show Me the Money 4|
|I’m The Man
with Verbal Jint, San E
|Call Me (연락해)
with Lil Boi feat. Hwasa
with Big Tray, Marvel J, B.O.
|See You In Heaven (별똥별)
|2016||In the Illusion (환상 속의 그대)||W OST|
with Jung Chae-yeon, Seunghee, Janey
|Eat Sleep Eat OST|
with Park Bo-ram
|Man to Man OST|
|2015||Mnet||Show Me the Money 4||Winner|
|2016||JTBC||Hip Hop Nation Season 2||Cast member|
Basick’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realbasick/
Let’s take a look at Basick’s recent posts!
Recently, Basick showed his NBA collection consisting of various items, such as shoes, and NBA cards. Basick is an NBA fan. He has even given celebratory performances.
Check the video here!
On July 13th, Basick had a performance on NBA Buzzerbit Festival 2019 at the KBS Arena and Second Gymnasium in Gangseo-gu, Seoul. NBA Buzzerbit Festival 2019 is the only Street Culture Music event in Korea where you can enjoy hip-hop performances, various Street culture, and fashion in one place, utilizing the identity of the NBA, a Street casual brand.
The concert featured a number of the nation’s top hip-hop artists, including NAFLA, LOPPY, and BLOO, and also Korean hip-hop scenes, Beenzino, The Quiett, Zion T, BeWhy, who are active as exclusive models of the NBA.