Swings joined the military on November 25, 2014. He received his basic training with the 306th battalion in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggido. Before he officially enlisted for his military service, he appeared in front of the media who waited for him at the location, and thanked the people who keep supporting him over times, especially his parents.
He expressed his feelings that he was sorry for mistakes he made and ashamed for his failure.
Before he joined the military as an active duty soldier, Swings initially went for an exam in KATUSA (Korean Augmentation To the United States Army), but he didn’t pass.
For his basic training, he was located at the 306th battalion in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggido, but after 10 months of military service, he was discharged due to medical issues and left early, on September 4, 2015.
He wrote on his Facebook page and revealed that he ended his military service with 11 months left.
“I have been receiving treatment since I was young for obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, and depression. I’m under stress since these disorders flares up.” – Rapper Swings.
Swings is actually very fluent in English, since he lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and studied English at Sungkyunkwan University.
You can hear how fluent he is in the videos below.
Swings (Just Music) – BBC News Korea Interview
VolumeTV/ROKHiphop.com Exclusive Interview of South Korean Super Rapper MOON SWINGS
Swings talks about his passion for music
Swings was known for having a bigger body, and some people looked at him harshly, saying he was a pig. The criticism didn’t affect his self-confidence, instead, he used it as motivation and he started exercising hard to get his body fit.
His hard work paid off, and made quite a body transformation. He even wrote on a caption below his picture by saying, “There is two people who inspired me and wake up in the morning to move. I love you so much.”
On July 3, 2018, Rapper Swings announced that he opened a fitness center near Hongik University in Seoul, named Gym Tipi. During the announcement, he revealed the weight loss he achieved over the previous six months through intense exercise and diet control, which amounted to 40 kilograms.
People were shocked by his first appearance in March 2018, when he uploaded his 5th full album, Upgrade III, on his personal Instagram account.
In May, 2018, after shocking fans with his weight loss, other people starting making funny memes about his weight loss efforts. One person even made a comparison of Swings’ before-after transformation using the cartoon characters “Pit & Mat”.
The difference in Swings’ appearance is evident in how much slimmer and more defined his facial features now seem.
As reported from KoreaBoo, Swings earned about 1.25 billion won (~$1,040,087 USD) in 2015. The amount of Swings revenue was revealed from a television program, Documentary Special, aired on MBC said that Rapper Swings earned hundreds of millions of won for his appearance on the television show.
The rapper and producer, himself, even showed off the payment receipt with his earnings, but it makes viewers happy. It was clearly seen that Rapper Swings earned 10 thousand dollars for teaching rap lessons and giving lectures.
Swings didn’t receive any positive comments from the show as he revealed the real amount of his earnings, especially since he once lied about it by saying that he was low on cash.
Here are the comments reacting to Swings’ disclosed net worth, as taken from Koreaboo :
[+61, -1] Mentally ill freaking pig rapper yo~~♪
[+1133, -10] This is the same guy who said he wouldn’t make money until the date his release was supposed to be and then claimed he gave rap lessons because he was running low on money? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
[+896, -13] He’s going to have a tough time being active in Korea.
These are the latest updates from Rapper Swings on his personal Instagram account :
On December, 2018, there was a rumor about Rapper Swings. Some news headlines were saying that he was bisexual.
Swings even added a screen-capture from a fan comment on his Instagram saying that “I heard that Swings was bi (bisexual). I never such an information like that before, but I ended up knew that. I think everyone need to know about this.”
He also responded to the comments by saying, “Well, I feel like I’m a Freddie Mercury when he mentioned like that. I wonder if I take legal action and what would s/he reacted to this. I really want to do that.”
The rumor about Swings sexuality was circulated on the Internet, but he responded quickly by posting a screenshot of the comment on his Instagram, although the actual person who originally wrote it had since deleted it.
On October 11, 2018, Swings finally opened up his 3rd music label with Giriboy. The rapper and producer posted on his Instagram about his brand new label, named WEDAPLUGG. The artists who joined under the label are younger, but they definitely have the hip hop vibe.
The acts associated with the new label are Lil Cherry, Jhnovr, Yunhway, Jito Mo, and producer sAewoo. Swings had previously started two other labels, Just Music Entertainment and Indigo Music.
That’s all the information and latest news about Rapper Swings! Let’s hope for the best to his career in the future and don’t forget to always support this talented rapper!