Up-Close with Korean Rapper Verbal Jint: Profile, Discography, and More

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Verbal Jint, an Underground Rapper of the 2000s

Verbal Jint (버벌진트), with the real name Kim Jin-tae (김진태), is a South Korean musician, rapper, and record producer who’s known for his groundbreaking innovations in the K-hip-hop rhyme schemes. He is one of South Korea’s most popular underground rappers of the 2000s before achieving mainstream success. He established his own independent label, Otherside, under his record label Brand New Music. In this article, Channel-Korea will give you a run-through of everything about Korean Rapper, Verbal Jint. Stay tuned!

Full Profile of Verbal Jint

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Full Profile

  • Birth Name: Kim Jin-tae (김진태)
  • Stage Name: Verbal Jint (버벌진트)
  • Date of Birth: December 19th, 1980
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Occupation(s): Musician, rapper, record producer
  • Instruments: Vocals, keyboards
  • Genres: Hip-Hop
  • Years active: 1999 – present
  • Labels: Brand New Music, Otherside
  • Education: Hanyang University School of Law, Hanyoung Foreign Language High School, and Seoul National University

Facts

  • From 1999 – 2001, he was known as one of the most popular underground rappers.
  • Known for his groundbreaking innovations in the K-hip-hop rhyme schemes.
  • Verbal Jint debut mini-album is titled Modern Rhymes.
  • Verbal Jint held his first solo concert, You Look Happier, in December 2011. The same month, he made his first appearance in the music show M! Countdown.
  • In June 2012, Verbal Jint appeared in the first season of Mnet’s hip-hop reality show program Show Me the Money. 
  • He has collaborated with many artists, such as Ailee, Shin Seung Hun, Girl’s Day, Bumkey, Hyolyn (SISTAR), and many more.
  • In 2014, Verbal Jint went on a world tour with Bumkey, Beenzino, Kanto, and Hwayoung.
  • In 2015, he made his first appearance on Running Man in a hip-hop star special along with Jay Park, Jessi, and other rappers.
  • Verbal Jint has also provided a voice-over and narration for many TV shows and advertisements. His voice appeared in South Korean TV commercials for various brands, such as Vitamin Water, LG, and Hyundai.
  • In November 2015, his label, Brand New Music, announced that Verbal Jint plans to start an independent label while continuing to promote under Brand New Music.
  • Verbal Jint began his rap career as a member of the Korean hip-hop crew Show N Prove (SNP).

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Verbal Jint’s Discography

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Studio Albums

Title Album details
Mumeong (무명)
  • Release Date: November 27th, 2007
  • Label: KT Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Framed (누명)
  • Release Date: July 17th, 2008
  • Label: KT Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Good Die Young
  • Release Date: October 26th, 2009
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Go Easy
  • Release Date: August 31st, 2011
  • Label: Brand New Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10 Years of Misinterpretation 1 (10년 동안의 오독 I)
  • Release Date: June 21st, 2012
  • Label: Brand New Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Go Hard Part 1: Yanggachi (Go Hard Part 1: 양가치)
  • Release Date: December 19th, 2015
  • Label: Brand New Music, Otherside
  • Formats: CD, digital download

 

Special Albums

Title Album details
Framed Afterplay (누명 Afterplay)
  • Release Date: November 6th, 2008
  • Label: KT Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Yanggachi Instrumentals (양가치 Instrumentals)
  • Release Date: December 29th, 2015
  • Label: Brand New Music, Otherside
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended Plays

Title Album details
Favorite
  • Release Date: May 11th, 2007
  • Label: De Passion
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 The Hard Way
with Cho PD
  • Release Date: April 15th, 2010
  • Label: Brand New Stardom
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Go Easy 0.5
  • Release Date: December 6th, 2010
  • Label: Brand New Stardom
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Yeoja (여자)
with Sanchez
  • Release Date: August 31st, 2015
  • Label: Brand New Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
17 Acapellas
  • Release Date: August 20th, 2017
  • Label: Otherside
  • Formats: CD, digital download
No Excuses (변명없이)
  • Release Date: October 27th, 2017
  • Label: Otherside
  • Formats: CD, digital download

 

Singles

As Lead Artist

Year Title Album
2011 Available (어베일러블)
feat. Lady Jane
Go Easy
2011 You Insulted Me (넌 내게 모욕감을 줬어)
feat. Koonta
Go Easy
2011 You Look Good (좋아보여)
feat. The Black Skirts
Go Easy
2011 Gloomy Letters (우울한 편지) Non-album singles
Thank You Thank You (감사감사)
feat. Yeonjin
2012 Classic
2012 Good Morning (굿모닝)
feat. 10cm
10 Years of Misinterpretation 1
2012 You Deserve Better (충분히 예뻐)
feat. Sanchez
2012 I Get Weak (약한 사람)
feat. Heo In-chang
Golden Time OST
2012 Closer Closer (가까이 가까이) The Thousandth Man OST
2013 Good Start (시작이 좋아)
feat. Kang Min-hee
Non-album singles
2013 If It Ain’t Love (이게 사랑이 아니면)
feat. Ailee
2013 Walking in The Rain (비범벅)
feat. Bumkey
2013 Take Care Of Christmas (크리스마스를 부탁해)
feat. Shin Seung-hun
2014 Just Another Rapper (반도의흔한랩퍼)
feat. San E, Swings
2014 Rare Breed (희귀종)
feat. YDG
2014 I Smell Autumn (가을냄새)
feat. Eddy Kim
2015 My Type 2
feat. Kang Min-kyung, Sanchez
2015 If The World Is Perfect (세상이 완벽했다면)
feat. Taeyeon
Go Hard Part 1: Yanggachi
2016 True or False (진실게임) Non-album singles
2017 I Wanna Know (그것이알고싶다)
feat. Car, the Garden
2017 Self-Suggestion (자기암시)
feat. Superbee
No Excuses
2017 Break
feat. Babylon
2017 Let It Snow (눈도 오고 그래서)
feat. Bumkey
Non-album singles
2018 Trainee Girl (연습생girl)
feat. MXM
2018 Girlfriend (여자친구)
feat. Sik-K
2019 Gab Boon Sa (갑분사)
feat. Han Yo Han, Chang Suk-hoon
2019 Hey VJ
2019 The Chase revisited The Chase Revisited

 

Collaborations

Year Title Album
2010 Man Up
with Cho PD feat. Park Mi-kyung
2 The Hard Way
2013 Only For You (너에게만)
with Bumkey
Non-album single
2015 Doin’ It” (싫대)
with Sanchez feat. Bumkey
Yeoja
2015 Favorite
with Sanchez
2015 Body 2 Body (귀아래)
with Sanchez feat. LE
2015 M.I.L.E. (Make It Look Easy)
with Blacknut, San E
Show Me the Money 4
2015 I’m The Man
with Basick, San E
2016 Read My Mind (오늘 쓱)
with Yang Da-il
Non-album singles
2016 Sunshine
with Chancellor

 

Music Videos

Featured in Taeyeon’s

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Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, made a solo debut with the album’s title track “I,” featuring popular rapper, Verbal Jint, and including lyrics written by Taeyeon herself. The album was released via digital music websites at midnight on October 7th, the physical copies sold in the stores on the same day.

“I” is a song with autobiographical lyrics written by Taeyeon. The lyrics of “I” are said to be about the feelings she kept hidden about being in the spotlight and her hopes for the future. “I” is a medium tempo pop track that includes electronic guitar sounds and an aggressive drum beat.

“I” has swept music charts immediately upon its release. “I” ranked number one on seven real-time music charts, including MelOn, Genie, Bugs, Naver Music, Olleh Music, Mnet Music, and Soribad.

Let’s check out the music video!