Epik High is an alternative hip-hop trio from South Korea that's known for lyrically complex songs on serious issues like education, abuse, society and love. At the time of the group's debut, hip-hop wasn't popular in South Korea, but Epik High managed to find success with "Fly" topping the charts. During concerts, fans find themselves immersed in Epik High's music by jumping up and down.
Hitting Gold With What Was Supposed to Be the Last Album
Epik High was formed in 2001 in Seoul's underground hip-hop scene. The group released its first album, Map of the Human Soul, in 2003 with all of the tracks written by the members. Although Epik High started to see success with the group's second album, High Society, the third album was intended to be the final album. Swan Songs turned out to be a mainstream hit, so the group continued with its music career. FIFA '07 featured one of the title tracks, "Fly," in the video game. Due to high demand for remakes of "Fly" and "Paris," Epik High released a CD sampler in Japan. Epik High's Remapping the Human Soul was South Korea's third top-selling album in 2007. It won Album of the Year at MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards), Best Hip Hop Album at the Korean Music Awards and Best Album at the Seoul Music Awards. Epik High left Woollim Entertainment in 2009 and started an independent label called Map the Soul. After a few album releases, Mithra and DJ Tukutz served their mandatory military service in the South Korean army. Tablo didn't need to serve in the military because he's a Canadian citizen. Upon its return in 2012, the trio signed with YG Entertainment. Successful albums Epik High released under YG Entertainment include 99, Shoebox and We've Done Something Wonderful. Epik High left YG Entertainment in 2018 and signed with William Morris Endeavor in 2019. Sleepless in __________, released in March 2019, ranked No. 8 on the Gaon Music Chart and No. 6 on the US World Albums Chart. "Lovedrunk" topped the Gaon Music Chart and the Billboard K-pop Hot 100. Other Epik High songs that topped both of these charts are "Love Story" in 2017 and "It's Cold" in 2012.
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Where is Epik High performing?
Epik High went on two tours in 2019: one in Europe and the other in North America. Cities included in the group's North America tour were Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto. Other countries Epik High has performed in are Germany, the Netherlands, France, Poland, England, Australia and Japan.
What can I expect from an Epik High concert?
Epik High concerts are known for being a lot of fun. The members make jokes during breaks and keep up the energy when they perform. Fans often jump up and down to their songs. Tablo is fluent in English, so he often speaks the language when the group performs in English-speaking countries. Translators are usually present at the concerts as well to ensure fans can understand the members.
How long is an Epik High concert?
The group's concerts usually last an hour to 90 minutes.
What is Epik High's tour setlist like?
Epik High performs around 15 songs during its tours. Popular songs Epik High often perform include "Born Hater," "Fan," "Don't Hate Me" and "Home is Far Away." Other songs you may hear during the group's concerts are "Eternal Sunshine," "In Seoul," "Bleed," "No Thanxxx," "High Technology," "New Beautiful," "One" and "Love Love Love."
Who are similar artists?
If you Like Epik High, other artists you may like are Tiger JK, Dynamic Duo, MFBTY and Yoon Mirae.Back to Top