Details About San-E’s Top 10 Songs
San E, born on January 23rd, 1985, as Jung San, is a popular South Korean rapper. He made his debut in 2010 under JYP Entertainment, where he became the label’s first solo rapper. However, in 2013, three years after joining JYP Entertainment, he left the company and signed up with hip-hop label Brand New Music. In late 2018, Brand New Music terminated San E’s contract after the rapper made a series of controversial remarks about feminism.
Despite his controversies, San E is one of the best and most promising rap prospects from South Korea. He has released so many songs that have dominated the music charts and ranked number #1. San E has released several albums in his career as a rapper, such as one full-length album The Boy Who Cried Wolf (2015), and three extended plays Everybody Ready? (2010), ‘Not’ Based on the True Story (2013), and Season of Suffering (2017). The rapper also has received several major awards, including Best Hip-Hop Song at the 2010 Korean Music Awards, Best Rap Performance at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards, and the Hip-Hop Award at the 2016 Golden Disc Awards and at the 2016 Seoul Music Awards.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with San-E’s Top 10 songs that should be added to your playlist. Are you a fan of his? Let’s find out more about his top 10 songs. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down this article.
Tasty San (feat. Min)
In 2010, San E became the first solo rapper to sign with JYP Entertainment, one of the “big three” entertainment companies in South Korea. Before joining the company, San E worked as an underground rapper. However, his underground fans wanted to understand his decision to join JYP Entertainment, where the agency was known for its popular idol stars such as 2PM, 2AM, and the Wonder Girls and did not have a solo rapper. In his interview with Star-News, San E explained that JYP Entertainment is loved for its public friendly songs. He just wanted to get his name out to the public as opposed to doing real hip-hop music.
In September 2010, San E debuted with his first mini-album, Everybody Ready?, which featured his fellow JYP Entertainment artists Min (of Miss A), solo artists Joo and Yeeun (of Wonder Girls). The Music Video of the title track “Tasty San” was released on September 13th, 2010.
He officially debuted on television performing on a music show, M! Countdown, with his single “Tasty San,” featuring Min. The title track “Tasty San,” marked San E’s official debut in the Korean music market after working as an underground artist. He won the grand award for best rap and hip-hop songs and was dubbed as a ‘rap prodigy’ in March 2010, at the 7th Public Korean Music Awards.
“Tasty San” was produced by himself and Park Jin Young (JYP). However, the production style of the album was done in his own taste, making it the first debut album put out by JYP Entertainment that the artist created himself. Although at that time he was a part of a major idol agency, his production style was still reminiscent of his underground days.
Body Language (feat. Bumkey)
The rapper San E’s long-awaited single, “Body Language” featuring his labelmate Bumkey was finally released on August 4th, 2014. “Body Language” is a sophisticated uptempo R&B hip-hop track that he prepared for all couples around the world who are willing to have deeper, more private conversations with each other.
“Body Language” was written by the rapper, San E himself and co-composed by Brand New Music’s in-house producer, Master Key, and Lish. In the steamy music video, San E gets caught up watching different sexual innuendos and fantasies via video games. However, he did that only to wake up and realize it was all a dream.
He made the song more fun with his witty lyrics and delicate expressions. On top of that, the song also sounded more sophisticated with Bumkey’s soft voice so that no one can ever let go of the tension while listening to this unique love song. The 29-year-old rapper is one of K-Pop’s most promising rap prospects, bringing enormous interest to his subsequent releases. After shaking up the charts with his last release and breezy love jam “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness,” featuring After School’s lead vocalist Raina, he came back with a totally different song with the raunchy sex anthem, aptly-titled, “Body Language” under Brand New Music agency.
In this song, San E featured his labelmate Bumkey, talked about making love and roleplaying in the bedroom. The 29-year-old sings sexy lyrics such as “I’m a stallion / Get on top and ride me / Bouncing up and down / You want me to run? / I’ll take it out / Whip me, baby, If you wanna go (faster)” with a slick R&B / hip-hop production reminiscent of Ginuwine’s “Pony.” San E flaunts his rhyming, pronouncing every single lyric precisely, while Bumkey smooths out the chorus with his soft and soothing voice, “I’ll give it to you, girl / I’ll show you my sincerity.” “Body Language” was also a #1 hit, topping both the Gaon Digital Chart and seven Korean real-time music charts shortly after its release, despite its 19+ rating.