Eun Ji-won(born June 8, 1978) is a South Korean rapper, host, dancer, composer and former leader of the first generation idol group Sechs Kies (젝스키스). After the group's disbandment in 2000, Eun pursued a solo career in 2001 with his first single ("A-Ha") and has mainly focused on hip-hop ever since. In addition to his music career, he has appeared on hit shows, both on TV and web, like1 Night 2 Days,Reply 1997andNew Journey to the West .
When he came back to South Korea , he continued his studies in Korea Kent Foreign School .
His mother used to be part of a girl group called, "Lily Sisters".
Eun Ji-won's nickname in Sechs Kies was "Soy Sauce" (깜시) because of his dark skin."Eun Choding"("Kid Eun") was a later nickname on the reality - variety showHappy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Daysbecause of his boyish behavior.
Eun Ji-won and Kang Sung-hoon were discovered by a Daesung Entertainment's president, Lee Ho Yeon, who was vacationing in Hawaii. Lee formed a six-member group in which Eun became the leader, main rapper and sub-vocalist.
He said the group's record label planned many of their media appearances without consulting the members. During this time, the group's popularity rivaled that of H.O.T.
Although Sechs Kies disbanded in 2000, in 2002 Eun performed with former member Kang Sung-hoon and J-Walk's Kim Jae-duc and Jang Su-won . In 2007, he performed with J-Walk on a number of music shows, including KBS'Yoon Do Hyun's Love Letter(where they performed the Sechs Kies song, "Couple") andMusic Bank(performing Eun's "Adios" and J-Walk's "Light Storm"). Eun and J-Walk performed "Couple" at Lee Soo-geun's wedding on March 2, 2008. Eun was featured on the third J-Walk album's title track, "My Love" and in its music video.
After Sechs Kies disbanded Eun began his solo career in 2000 with an EP including "A-Ha" on October 27, 2000. He wrote all the songs on his first solo album,G Pop, which was released on March 29, 2001. After his successful first album, Eun refined his style and experimented with his music on his second album,Heavy G.
(with the single "Drunk on Melody"), was released on September 5, 2005.He later reissued his third album, including a "winter version" of "Mikasaro" and "Never Ever" from his first solo album. "Drunk on Melody" won Eun the Hip Hop Award at the 2003 SBS Gayo Awards and the KMTV Korean Music Awards. He has performed the song twice on stage with Tiger JK of Drunken Tiger on KBS'Yoon Do Hyun's Love Letter.
Eun starred in the romantic comedyMarrying a High-School Girl (여고생 시집가기)with Lim Eun-kyung by first-time director Oh Deok-hwan, which was released on December 23, 2004. He played Park Ondal, a transfer student to the school attended by Pyung-gang (Lim). The film was about a high school girl who must marry a boy named "Ondal" before her sixteenth birthday, and have a baby within a year; otherwise, she would die.
Eun went on hiatus from the industry in mid-2006, but appeared once again when TheMovement(무브먼트) (a group of rappers and hip-hop artists throughout Korea) staged a concert on May 13, 2006. Many Movement artists have been featured on Eun's albums including Drunken Tiger , Tasha (Yoon Mi Rae) , Dynamic Duo and Bobby Kim .
Eun is part of 13 Creative Unit, a subsidiary of Eyagi Entertainment (which also produces singer Hwang Bo and actress Park Si Yeon).
In mid-2007, Eun appeared on the KBS reality - variety showHappy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days. He replaced Kim Jong Min (who left for military service) on MBC'sCome To Play (놀러와). Eun was a cast member of SBS'Burst! Mental Concentration(작렬! 정신통일) before the show's cancellation in September 2007.
In June 2008, Eun collaborated with J-Walk ( Kim Jae-duc and Jang Su-won , formerly of Sechskies ) on a song for J-Walk's album, "My Love". Later that year Eun releasedG Code; its single was "Dangerous", a sample of Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon 's version of " Dangerous ".
In early 2009 Eun left CH Entertainment and started his own company, GYM Entertainment. The first artist to be released in his company was singer-rapper Gilme; Eun appeared on Gilme's debut song, "Love Cuts", and has performed the song on stage with her.
After a year's hiatus from the music scene Eun released his fifth full-length studio album,Platonic. The lead track, "Siren", is an electronic dance song with hip-hop rhythms. Eun collaborated with Mr. Tyfoon, Gilme and2 Days & 1 Nightmember Lee Su-geun on the album. The album was jointly released by GYM Entertainment and Starship Entertainment .
, on a number of musical shows.
On April 9, 2013, Chun Myung Hoon , Tony An , Moon Hee Jun , Eun Ji Won, and Danny Ahn appeared at the new show on QTV, 'Handsome Boys of the 20th Century'.
'Handsome Boys of the 20th Century' was started when Moon Hee Jun invited five 1st generation idols to discuss things they couldn't in the past. He presented the idea that they would reflect on their idol days and where they are now. The show, starring H.O.T. 's Moon Hee Jun and Tony An, NRG 's Chun Myung Hoon, Sechs Kies 's Eun Ji Won, and g.o.d 's Danny Ahn, thus naming themselves HotSechGodRG — a combination of each member's previous idol group names.
These particular members have been appearing on many entertainment programs both mainstream and cable, such as “Immortal Songs 2”, “Happy Together” and “20th Century Pretty Boys” etc.
The group continued to garner much praise in the later half of 2013 and announced that they were preparing for a Christmas concert (Legend Back). Unfortunately, Tony encountered some legal trouble and had to withdraw from the group and the public eye. The concert was canceled as they felt they couldn’t go on without Tony.
In early 2014, things grew quiet for the team, but in May, it was announced that HOTSechgodRG would return for a new show in July.
1 Night 2 Dayson April 23 for his marriage; however, due to the ROKSCheonansinking episodes that were to be aired during April (when the cast traveled along Korea's coastline) were postponed or canceled. This allowed Eun to extend his honeymoon.
; he said it was like filming a commercial with his wife.The couple's new home was in Yeouido . On April 29 the first photo of the wedding ceremony was leaked to the public, in which the couple is walking down the aisle with family and friends congratulating them.
|1997||song of a School life(학원별곡)|
|1997||The way of Man(사나이 가는 갈/폼생폼사)|
|1998||Reckless Love(무모한 사랑)|
|1998||Leaving You(너를 보내며)|
|1999||Summer in love|
|2001||MurMur(내게 오는 길)|
|2003||Drunken in Melody(만취 In Melody)|
|2015||What U Are||Gilme|
|2011||La Vida Loca|
|2011||A Guy I know(아는 오빠)|
|2013||May i love you / i can do it(할수있어)|
|2008||Fox||Moon Ji Eun|
|2008||Blazing Sun(불타는 태양)||Mr. Typhoon|
|2008||Let's Go As Far As We Can( 갈때까지 가보자)||Lee Soo-geun|
|2009||Love Cuts(러브 컷츠)||Gilme|
|1998||Seventeen||Kim Joon Tae|
|2004||Marrying a High-School Girl||Park Ondal|
|2009||The Missing Lynx||Lynx (dubbing)|
|2001||MBC||Nonstop||Eun Ji Won||Special Guest|
|2002||MBC||Nonstop||Eun Ji Won||Special Guest|
|2003||MBC||Nonstop||Eun Ji Won||Special Guest|
|2007||MBC||New Heart||Eun Ji Won||Cameo|
|2012||tvN||Reply 1997||Do Hak Chan|
|2013||tvN||Reply 1994||Do Hak Chan||Cameo|
|2000||SBS||SBS Inkigayo||Huh E-jae|
|2009||MBC||Lord of the Rings (반지의 제왕)||Lee Soo-geun,Marco|
|2010||KBS||Idol League||Moon Hee-joon|
|2013||Qtv||Handsome Boy Radio - EunHee Clinic||Moon Hee-joon|
|2013||KBS||미녀와야수 beauty and the best'||Lee Soo-geun,Jo Kwon|
|2013–2014||KBS||Immortal Songs 2||Moon Hee-joon|
|2013–2015||KBS||Vitamin||Lee Hwi-jae, Park Eun Young|
|2014||JTBC||Same Age||Moon Hee-joon,Kim Gura,Brian Joo|
|2003||MBC||패러디극장 옥탑방 구렁이|
|2006||SBS||Truth & False (있다! 없다?)|
|2007||SBS||Jiwhaza (작렬! 정신통일)|
|2007||KBS||Are You Ready? (해피선데이: 준비됐어요)'|
|2009||SBS||Intimate Note Season 2 (절친노트 2)|
|2009||MBC||School Mobile World Card (스쿨 문자지존)|
|2010||KBS||Star Golden Bell season 2|
|2011||KBS||Oh!My School (100 out of 100 points)|
|2007 - 2012||KBS||1 Night 2 Days|
|2012||Mnet||Show Me The Money|
|2012||MBC||I Live Alone|
|2013||SBS||Running Man- ep.141|
|2013||Qtv||20th Century Handsome Boys|
|2013 - 2014||tvN||The Genius 2|
|2014||MBC||World Changing Quiz Show (hotsechgodrg), (best friend special)|
|2014||KBS||1 Night 2 DaysSeason 3 Ep. 24|
|2014||OnStyle||Where Is My Super Hero|
|2014||KBS||Family Dignity House - ep.48, ep.69|
|2014||SBS||Running Man- ep.209|
|2014||tvN||First Day of Work|
|2015||KBS||The Human Condition|
|2015||JTBC||Off to School|
|2015||SBS||Law of the Jungle|
|2016||MBC||Infinite Challenge- Episode 476, 477, 478.|
|Year||Company Name||Brand Name||Item||Co-star|
|1998||Mr Hammer||Snack||Food||Sechs Kies|
|2008||BHC||BHC Chiken||Food||MC Mong|
|2008||New Era||Snap Back Hat||Hat|
|2009||Home Plus||Mall||Mall||MC Mong , Kang Ho-dong , Lee Soo-geun , Lee Seung-gi , Kim C|
|2011–present||KRT||Travel Agency||Travel Agency|
Eun was the first DJ on MBC FM4U (친한 친구), from 2002 to 2003.
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