Perseveringly working for masterpieces, Giriboy raised aloft his career and reached a howling success in a decade of pursuing the music industry. Giriboy is a multipotential artist in Korean music scene who is known for his eccentric fresh performance. Not only a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer, Giriboy is also one of the founders of a hip-hop label Wedaplugg Records alongside rapper Swings. Let’s delve deeper into this “zero language” nicknamed artist!
Name : Hong Siyoung
Birthdate : January 24, 1991
Agency : Just Music
Debut : 2011
Instagram : @giriboy91
Survival Show : Show Me The Money 3 Contestant, SMTM 777, 8, and 9 producer, School Rapper 1 & 3 mentor
Giriboy Profile Early Life
Giriboy was influenced by kpop ballads and indie bands at the springtime of his life. When he was a middle schooler, Giriboy is a really big fan of boy group Shinhwa and he once had a thought to be an idol but he didn’t think he could bear the training period so he just gave it up. He used to go to indie band concerts when he was younger. In his freshman year of high school, he found videos of people rapping and he started to learn about rap and hip-hop.
At first he tried his verses on other producers’ beats and later on he made his own. Perceiving his future, Giriboy started to communicate with people through the internet who share the same interest and eventually founded a crew named Do’main. The crew was made of Giriboy himself, Zico, Geeks, Ugly Duck, Hanhae, TakeOne, Gganmo, and Andup.
Do’main Crew Cypher
Ugly Duck then introduced Giriboy to Swings, Just Music CEO, and Swings was outwardly to have interest in scouting Giriboy so he asked Giriboy to sign a contract with Just Music. Needing time to think about the choice he should make, Giriboy immediately turned down the offer from Just Music CEO. But a little while later, Giriboy came to Swings’ concert and told him that he wanted to join the label.
Alongside each other, lIlBOI asked Giriboy to join Grandline, a label lIlBOI signed to. But Giriboy has made up his mind that time so he failed to bring his best friend to Grandline.
Giriboy Profile: What Is A Music To Giriboy
As an artist Giriboy prefers to make music when he can lose himself in his emotion that is just his style rather than focusing on making a hit song, but he wished that he could at least have one hit song. For songwriting, Giriboy doesn’t like to put a lot of curses on his lyrics because he feels like the public would not like it. His criteria to be a good musician is when you can get drunk on your own music and avail themselves on the result.
Giriboy profile. Contrary to his image as a rapper, he’s very confident in making ballad songs, the quiet yet soothing to listen to. As he likes to make up stories for his songs, Giriboy used to make some songs that are typically discomposing for some people. Most of his songs are even filled with stories he made up or got inspired by movies he watched.
You Look So Good To Me M/V, The Debut Single Of Giriboy
Giriboy profile started when he officially debuted in 2011 with the single You Look So Good To Me feat. Swings under Just Music, his current agency. The beat was made by Giriboy himself when he was a high schooler. But actually Giriboy had started his career in the music industry even before his official debut by doing something he didn’t want to talk about.
In 2012, Giriboy dropped 2 albums which are Fatal Album and Fatal Album II. Bringing well-named artists like Beenzino, Swings, Zico, Ugly Duck, and Crucial Star as the featuring for some tracks. And 2 years later Giriboy appeared as one of the contestants on Show Me The Money 3 (rap survival made by Mnet) but woefully he had to be eliminated on the round 7 to his labelmate, C Jamm.
Giriboy Profile: WYBH Crew
Years by years Giriboy kept on showing an exponential growth of his fame and his music spread wider with more new fans who just discovered his music. Giriboy brought to completion releasing more albums and singles, he also produced some tracks for K-Pop idol groups which he found more interesting to work. He buckled down passionately as a most-in-demand painstaking artist and eventually he won an award at Korean Hip-Hop Awards as a Producer Of The Year for 2 years straight, in 2019 and 2020.
Giriboy profile as producer: Produced Pentagon Digital Single Humph!
Giriboy Profile: Show Me The Money 777-8-9 Producer
In 4 seasons of interlude after coming up as a contestant on SMTM3, Giriboy announced to be the producer of Show Me The Money 777 paired with Swings for Just Music Team. They successfully brought Nafla to victory by winning the season.
In 2019 Mnet revealed the producers lineup which also included Giriboy who had to team up with BeWhy, Millic, and Verbal Jint or BGM-V Crew. Again, Giriboy crew victoriously make way for Punchnello to be the winner of SMTM8. Still in the same season, a bond between Giriboy and a young contestant with his comet-like appearance, BIG Naughty, really engrosses the public.
Giriboy And BIG Naughty Performing Together On The Semi Final Round Of Show Me The Money 8
Mnet once again trusted Giriboy to be the producer of Show Me The Money on season 9. This time he got the chance to make a team with Zion. T and named themselves as Jagi team. As if he had the hands of luck, Giriboy helped his best friend, lIlBOI, and triumphantly came out as the winner of the season. Giriboy profile is not ended, its just keep continue as he stay active in the industry.
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