Get To Know Lyrical Assassin, Tablo: Profile, Family, Meaningful Lyrics, and More

Tablo’s Discography

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Tablo has a long list of discography and here are the details.

Extended Plays

Title Album details Peak
positions
Sales
KOR
TW US
Heat
US
World
Fever’s End: Part 1
  • Release Date: October 21st, 2011
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Language: Korean
  • Tracklist:
  1. Home (feat. Lee So-ra) (집)
  2. Bad (feat. Jin-shil) (나쁘다)
  3. Airbag (feat. Naul)
  4. The Tide (scratch by DJ Fritz) (밀물)
  5. From the Bottom (feat. Bumkey) (밑바닥에서)
12 7 4
  • KOR: 11,099+
Fever’s End: Part 2 
  • Release Date: November 1st, 2011
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
  • Language: Korean/English
  • Tracklist:
  1. Tomorrow (feat. Taeyang)
  2. The Source (scratch by DJ Tukutz) (출처)
  3. Dear TV / 해열
  4. Thankful Breath (feat. Yankee + Bong Tae-kyu) (고마운 숨)
  5. Expiration Date (유통기한)
13 21 2

 

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak positions Sales Albums
KOR
KOR
Hot
“Rhapsody of Rain” 2005 * * N/A Non-album release
“Airbag” (feat. Naul of Brown Eyed Soul) 2011 4 5
  • KOR: 1,558,339+
Fever’s End: Part 1
“Bad” (나쁘다) (featuring Jinsil) 3 4
  • KOR: 1,609,372+
“Tomorrow” (featuring Taeyang) 2 3
  • KOR: 1,477,349+
Fever’s End: Part 2

 

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak positions Albums
KOR
“Talk Play Love” (Tablo, BoA, Xiah Jun-su, and Jin Bo-ra) 2007 1 AnyBand
“Promise U” (Tablo, BoA, Xiah Jun-su, and Jin Bo-ra) 3
“Daydream” (Tablo, BoA, Xiah Jun-su, and Jin Bo-ra) 10

 

As featured artist

Title Year Peak positions Albums
KOR
“I’m Coming” (Rain feat. Tablo) 2006 1 Rain’s World
“Rainbow” (Infinite Flow feat. Tablo and JW) 4 More Than Music
“I Love You” (Navi feat. Tablo) 2008 1 I Love You
“Up All Night” (밤샘) (Lee Hi feat. Tablo) 2016 42 Seoulite
“Auto Reverse” (Psy feat. Tablo) 2017 30 4×2=8

 

Guest Appearances

Title Year Other performer(s) Album
“New Joint (Remix)” 2002 DJ Honda, PMD Underground Connection
“Sky High” 2004 N/A Nonstop: Season 4 Soundtrack
Dynamic Duo, DJ Wrecks Taxi Driver
“Let Me Love You” 2005 Lee Min-woo IInd Winds
“The City” Lena Park
“Love Mode” 2006 Clazziquai Pinch Your Soul
“Cha Ryut!” TBNY, Dynamic Duo Masquerade
“School of Hip-hop” Gaknaguene, Garion Green Tour
“Never Know” Lim Jeong-hee Thanks
“Somnolency” Bobby Kim Follow Your Soul
“The ‘M’ Style” 2007 Lee Min-woo Explore M
“It’s All Over Anyway” Kang Kyun-sung A Path of Love
“Downhill” Verbal Jint, Mithra Jin Favorite
“Alive” 2008 Pe2ny, Yankie Alive Soul Cuts Vol. 1
“Memory (Rap Mix)” Younha Someday
“Keep Pushin'” 2009 Kero One E.B. Korean Sessions
“When the Sunshine Comes” Kero One, Mithra Jin E.B. Korean Sessions
“Smiles & Crys” 2010 Dok2 Non-album singles
“Asian Kids” Kero One
“I.N.D.O” 2013 yankie
“LOVESTRONG” myk
“꽃 (Flower)” 2015 XIA Flower

 

Produced Songs

  • 2004: “이력서” (Dynamic Duo)
  • 2004: “Sky High” (Nonstop 4 soundtrack)
  • 2005: “Campus Love Story” (Cho PD)
  • 2006: “내일은 오니까” (Paloalto & The Quiett)
  • 2006: “남자라서 웃어요” (Kim Jang Hoon featuring Mithra Jin)
  • 2006: “Never Know” (by Lim Jeong Hee)
  • 2006: “Rain Bow” (Infinity Flow)
  • 2007: “여자라서 웃어요” (Sim Soo-bong featuring Mithra Jin)
  • 2007: “Talk Play Love” (Anyband)
  • 2012: “Style” (Rania)
  • 2013: “Turn it up” (Lee Hi)
  • 2013: “Special” (Lee Hi)
  • 2013: “Fool” (Lee Hi)
  • 2014: “Rise” (Taeyang)
  • 2014: “Let go” (Taeyang)
  • 2014: “Love you to death” (Taeyang)
  • 2015: “Daydream” (INFINITE ‘s Sunggyu featuring Borderline: Tablo & Nell’s Kim Jong-wan)
  • 2016: “Hashtag” (Younha)
  • 2016: “Three words” (Sechskies)
  • 2016: “Couple” (Sechskies) (uncredited)
  • 2016: “Up All Night” (Lee Hi featuring Tablo)
  • 2016: “Blues” (Lee Hi)
  • 2016: “Missing You” (Lee Hi)
  • 2016: “You” (Winner’s Seungyoon)
  • 2017: “Sad Song” (Sechskies)
  • 2017: “Be Well” (Sechskies)
  • 2017: “Drinking Problem” (Sechskies)
  • 2018: “Hug Me” (iKON)
  • 2019: “Song Request” Lee So-ra featuring Suga

Tablo’s Filmography

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Here is a list of his filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Fantastic Parasuicides Min-ho Main role
August Rush Clarinet player Cameo appearance; uncredited

 

Television

Year Title Role Network Notes
2004 Epik High’s Love and Delusion Himself Mnet Series regular
2005 Nonstop Tablo MBC Main role; season 5
2007 High Kick! Teacher MBC Cameo appearance (Episode 150)
2008 Woman of Matchless Beauty Himself MBC Cameo appearance (Episodes 7 & 8)
Music Bank Co-host KBS2 Alongside Kim Sung-eun and Min Seo-hyun
2009 Mnet Director’s Cut Himself Mnet Television movie
Come To Play Himself MBC Ep 262 – Movement Special
2010 Happy Birthday Himself KBS2 Series regular
2013 The Return of Superman Himself KBS Series Regular
2014 Show Me the Money 3 Himself Mnet Producer/Judge
2015 Show Me the Money 4 Himself Mnet Producer/Judge

 

Music Videos

Year Music video Length Album
2011 Bad (나쁘다) 4:07 Fever’s End: Part 1 (열꽃)
Tomorrow (Feat. Taeyang) 4:14 Fever’s End: Part 2 (열꽃)

 

Meaningful Lyrics Made By Tablo

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After seeing all of his discography and filmography, let’s now talk about some meaningful lyrics made by Tablo. Let’s start with “Amor Fati.” Have you heard it?

The title “Amor Fati” comes from a Latin phrase that means “Love your fate.” But, if you hear or read the lyrics at just a glance, it will sound like someone hates his fate. The phrase is essentially the belief that everything you suffer is for a good purpose, and Epik High aptly used the phrase for the title of a song about suffering and losing your way, albeit the song never actually says suffering is all that great.

When I personally hear and analyze the song, I realize that the lyrics come from “someone’s” perspective. And that “someone” seems to hate his fate because he feels like God doesn’t love him/her. I even think the lyrics of the song express the feelings of desperate people who don’t even believe in God’s existence anymore so she/he thinks that she/he has to save her/his life by herself/himself. It is actually a very deep song.

The other song is “Eyes, Nose, Lips.” The original version is sung by Taeyang and there are some other versions, other covers by other singers. Tablo turned the song into a hip-hop ballad song with deep lyrics. It’s a song for the brokenhearted and the lyrics will make us feel even more broken and even hate the person who caused “this’ pain. The part of the lyrics, “You wish me well, I wish you hell,” is a very big hit for those who hear it.

Latest News

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The latest news from him is related to his personal reason for leaving YG Entertainment. In the interview, he said that YG is a great label. YG let Epik High produce their own songs without YG intervening in it.

“To be honest, I didn’t think that this was a big decision for us (Epik High). Our contract ended naturally. We were at YG for seven years, isn’t that a long time from our career? Actually, in our 15 years, that’s the longest time we’ve ever spent with a single label.”

He then continued, “We also need encouragement and a sense of hunger which can force us to go out to do something ourselves. Usually, we will find things that are creative when in the most difficult conditions.”

That is why they decided, at least for the next few years, to say, “Let’s try doing things in our own way.” In a completely new way, and dare to take risks. Well, under YG or not, I’m sure that Tablo himself and the rest of the members of Epik High will always create and produce great songs. It’s just that now, they want to try it from a different perspective.