Tablo, The Lyrical Assassin
Ever heard the songs “Fool” and “Breath” by Lee Hi, “Rise” and “Love You to Death” by Taeyang, or “Can’t Help Myself” by Eric Nam, “Hug Me” by iKON and many more? Those are all songs written or produced by Tablo.
The Lyrical Assassin is a perfect nickname for him as he can easily write and produce a song with very meaningful, ear-catching, and unforgettable lyrics. The beat of it also will make you want to hear the song more.
He is definitely a genius. Some of you may know that he graduated from Stanford University. He even got both title degree and master-degree in just 3,5 years. No wonder he is able to make such beautiful songs. Before fangirling hard over Tablo let’s find out more about him.
Full Profile and Facts of Tablo
Tablo has three names. Tablo is just his stage name. His Korean name is Lee Seon Woong and as he lived in Canada before, his English name is Daniel Armand Lee. He was born on July 22nd, 1980. He is 172 cm (5’8″) tall and his weight is 62 kg (137 lbs). His blood type is A.
He is a member of Epik High, an alternative hip-hop band consisting of three members. Epik High debuted in 2003 under Woolim Entertainment. But, starting from 2012 until 2018 they were under YG Entertainment. On October 2nd, 2018, Epik High announced that their contract with YG Entertainment has expired and they have decided not to continue their contract with YG Entertainment.
Tablo’s position in Epik High is Leader, Main Rapper, Main Vocalist, Face of the Group. While contributing to Epik High, Tablo often writes and produces songs for some popular artists, such as iKON, Taeyang, Eric Nam, and Lee Hi. In 2015, Tablo founded his independent music label, known as HIGHGRND which had some artists, such as CODE KUNST, HYUKOH, The Black Skirts, offonoff.
Tablo married Korean actress, Kang Hye-jung on October 26th, 2009. They have a daughter, Haru who was born on May 2nd, 2010. The details about his married life will be put after this headline, so make sure you read this article until the last word. If you want to learn more about his personal life and activities, you can follow him on Instagram or Twitter under the username @blobyblo.
Here are some facts about Tablo:
– Tablo was born in Seoul, South Korea, but after his birth, his parents moved with him to Jakarta, Indonesia (where he lived for three years).
– Tablo has also lived in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, and South Korea (when he was a kid, his family kept moving due to his father’s job).
– Tablo has an older sister and an older brother.
– Education: St. George’s Boarding School; Seoul International School; Stanford University (Bachelor’s Degree in English literature, Master’s Degree in Creative Writing).
– His nickname is Supreme T.
– He speaks English and Korean.
– He says his biggest inspiration is Drunken Tiger.
– His hobbies are listening to music, watching movies, and reading books.
– In late 2008, Tablo published a book titled “Pieces of You”, which became a bestseller.
– Between 2013 and 2015 Tablo and his daughter Haru were part of the cast of the popular reality-variety show The Return of Superman.
Married with Kang Hye-jung
Tablo married Korean actress, Kang Hye-jung on October 26th, 2009. In the show Happy Together 3 that aired in December 2013, Tablo shared the story of how he met his wife. He said that he met Kang Hye-jung when she came to watch his concert with her friends. He had seen Kang Hye-jung in her productions before and he liked her.
One of the friends who went with Kang Hye-jung to see the concert was Bong Tae Kyu, who is also close to him. The next day, Bong Tae Kyu called him out for coffee, but he didn’t know that Kang Hye-jung was there too. So, it was a stroke of luck for him.
After that, he got to know her quite a while after and found out that Kang Hye-jung had planned that initial meeting. Wow, what a coincidence and a blessing for Tablo hahaha. Tablo said that when they first met, Kang Hye-jung talked in an incredibly chic way. He greeted her, but she talked to the friend next to her. As she’s an actress, Tablo thinks that maybe he got fooled by her.
He said once he and she went bowling and after he got a strike, he turned around and she showed her support by giving him a slight hug. There was something different about that hug. “The feeling was different. Rather than a feeling of youthful love, it was a feeling that suggested she would snugly accept me,” he said.
Well, it was probably a sign from the universe that they will end up together. Congratulations, Tablo and Kang Hye-jung! From this marriage, they got a beautiful daughter name Lee Haru. Tablo and Haru appeared in on the KBS show Superman Returns. Let’s talk more about him and his daughter below!
Little Family with Daughter, Haru Lee
Haru Lee was born on May 2nd, 2010. Haru is a cute kid who is good at talking and very strict. When she is asked what is the thing she likes the most, her answer is fish. Not only fish, but Haru also loves all animals.
Haru and her dad, Tablo appeared in the reality show Superman Returns on KBS. Since that time, Haru has gained a lot of attention from the public as she and her dad always have good yet funny interactions.
Haru had short hair back then, which is why sometimes people thought that she was a boy. Look at the funny conversations with her dad, especially when her dad asks her to go home. She is very cute, isn’t she?
Haru is talkative and loves to sing. Just look at the video above. Look how cute she is when she is singing “Comeback Home” by 2NE1 solemnly.
Her parents first began sharing photos of her on Instagram in June of 2014 under the username @tabloisdad. She already gained 1.8 million followers and still counting. Until now, her Instagram is still active and it is like a good album that captures the growth of Haru.
She is 9 years old now and she has grown to be a very beautiful kid. I’m sure she will be a very beautiful woman with many fans and boys who will queue for her love.