Outsider(bornShin Ok-cheolon March 21, 1983)is a South Korean rapper. He is known for his speed-rapping and is reputed to be able to rap at 24 syllables per second.Outsider considers fellow Korean rapper MC Sniper as his mentor,and he is currently signed to MC Sniper's label, Sniper Sound.
Outsider is the world's fastest rapper at 24 syllables per second. He was supposed to be in the world record but the judges only accepted English, and so Outsider could not win it. Outsider achieved some success as an underground rapper, leading to an appearance on a TV show hosted by the famous Yoo Jae-Seok . His fast rapping skills impressed Korean hip-hop legend, MC Sniper , who signed Outsider to his label "Sniper Sound". Soon after, Outsider released his first studio album,Soliloquist.
Outsider's second album, Maestro, had more mainstream success. The title track "Loner" held the #1 spot on M.Net and Melon music charts for more than 5 weeks, making Outsider one of the fastest rappers to ever reach #1 on a Korean music chart as well as the W- music chart. He was also the first to ever maintain #1 on both charts. Outsider has also performed on MBC, SBS, KBS, Mnet, and had appeared on SBS's Star King as a special guest for a contestant. After the promotion for "Loner" ended, he started to promote another track from the same album titled "My Youth Confession", with the help of Joy and Vassco. This track gained relative success.
Outsider has also worked with underground and overground rappers such as MC Sniper , L.E.O, Illnit, DJ R2, Bae Chi Gi, Dok2 , and more. He also did a special performance with the rising ballad singer, K.Will , where K.Will showed his rapping skill by rapping alongside Outsider without a problem.
After a short hiatus, he returned on March 2010 to release an EP titled "Vol. 2.5 The Outsider 주변인" along with a music video for the album's single, "Acquaintance (주변인)", in which Outsider revisits the sound of "Loner", which mixes hip-hop with a classical edge. During this period, Outsider also gained publicity for his remake of Big Bang 's "Lies".
On October 2010, Outsider released his 3rd album titled "Hero" along with two singles; "주인공 (Hero)" featuring fellow label-mate, LMNOP, and "Attitude Needed When Breaking Up (이별할 때 필요한 자세)" featuring fellow hip-hop artist, Kuan of All That. The album gained relative success, despite being released without a music video or many live performances to promote the album. The song "Hero" rose to #7 on the Mnet Single Charts, #5 on Melon, and #4 on the prestigious Gaon Chart before it was knocked off the top 10 by idols such as 2AM and fellow rapper, Psy .
Outsider has been enlisted for mandatory military service as of 21 December 2010; however, Outsider's contract with Sniper Sound will resume before his service ends.
Outsider married March 31st, 2012 at Seoul Gangnam Imperial Palace Hotel. His new wife is 3 years older than him and is a director of a dance troupe as well as a the CEO of a cultural contents enterprise. They met through her mother and are going on a honeymoon in Bali on April 1st.
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