“To me, it’s just I’m writing on a piece of paper these lyrics. It’s just natural to me. When the government censors me or when they put a comment on it, it only makes me more special. So I am very grateful.”
The creative force behind the band is Tablo, a graduate of Stanford University. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter recalls how he overcame two years of hardship, struggling to make ends meet, before he found chart success.
“I got screwed over by somebody that I trusted. He ran off with our studio recording money after we recorded it. So the debt fell on me…I struggled for about two years to get my album out so that I could have some company pay for the cost of that album…those two years were like hell.”
Tablo also discusses his high-profile marriage to one of South Korea’s most famous actress Kang Hye-jung: “For some reasons when I first met her, she didn’t appeal to me like a celebrity, I didn’t look at her and think she’s the actress. She just came into my heart as a very good person.”
As to whether he wants his soon-to-be-born baby to follow his footsteps in the world of hip hop: “I would definitely want him or her to love hip hop. This is what I do and I want my kid to love what I do. I think that’s a part of him or her loving me. Of course I’m gonna make sure that he or she listens to hip hop but at the same time I just want all the arts to be loved by my child.”
The show will be able for viewing online at CNN Talk Asia once it airs later this week.
To me, Epik High is one of the most inspirational bands that I have ever listened to. All of their songs have their own flavor, and it really breaks away from what the contemporary music scene trends. What do you guys think about Epik High?
Source: CNN Talk Asia
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