Crucial Star

박세윤 크루셜 스타

Park Se Yoon( Hangul :박 세 윤), or as most commonly known asCrucial Star( Hangul :크루셜 스타) is a South Korean rapper , composer , lyricist and a producer. At the young age of 17, he performed withLibra Twins,a band popular in the Korean hip hop industry, and he later moved on to try a open-audition and won, landing himself with a deal with a Korean hip hop label, Soul Company.Now that he does not have a record label, his career remains disorientated, if he's going to progress as his career as a musicican. At the beginning of 2012, he has been showing good signs of recovery, as he has released a free digital single, which highlights the aftermath of disbandment of Soul Company.

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 Crucial Star's Profile

  • Birth Name:Park Se Yoon
  • Date of Birth:16/10/1989
  • Record Label:Soul Company
  • Ethnicity:Korean
  • Height:182 cm
  • Weight:64 kg

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 Crucial Star's Style

Crucial has added a unique style to his stomping beats, which takes his skills, as a rapper, to a whole new level. His rapping delivery is similar to ofKid Cudi,Drakeand a lot of other American rappers. He even mentions that he is strongly influenced by their musicality and vocal arrangements, which defines his own character and personality as a musician in the Korean hip hop industry.
For example, the opening song, from the extended play (EP)A Star Goes Up, 'It's My Turn', has the same idea inspired by 'My Time'byFabolous.

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 Crucial Star's Mad Clown VS Crucial Star

At the beginning of 2011, Crucial Star released a collaborated mini-album with fellow member under the same record label, Soul Company. The member was namedMad Clown, born as Joh Yeon Jin. Crucial Star composed two of the four tracks from the album and were called 'I Just Want U'and 'iPod Girl', which features Pento. 'I Just Want U'carries a lot of bass with a whistle/flute sound, which takes the track to a whole new level and makes it catchy as the lyrics fuse well with the beat and absorbs the listener with the relaxing melody.
The second track,'iPod Girl', again composed and produced by Crucial Star, is a similar to the first one, but they both have their differences. The lyrics have a smooth flow and is more for the modern generation.The other two tracks, '먹었어?!'& '이별은'(Feat.DC), were composed byMad Clown, bringing himself to express his lyrical skills to the public.

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 Crucial Star's Disbandment of Soul Company

Being a sad news for Korean hip hop , Soul Company officially released a statement, regarding the company's disbandment, as well as announcing a final concert: 'Soul Company’s Last Concert: A Spring, Gushed', which happened to have taken a place atAX Korea, on November 27, as it was held to commemorate their teams' hard work over the 8 years of the company's history.
Soul Company, which started back in 2004, has produced 24 artists and has released 73 singles and opened 59 concerts in the last 8 years. Being hard to cover all the members’ individual music styles and capabilities, Soul Company has decided to disband, stated rappers Kebee Jerry. K, as representatives of Soul Company.

Having released two extended plays (EPs),A Star Goes UpandA Star From The Basement, at the start of 2012, Crucial Star has released a new and free digital single, dubbed as 'Nothing Lasts Forever', which reflects on the aftermath of the disbandment of Soul Company and suggests his ongoing hopes, dreams and determination, having to go through the obstacles and a hard reality of life.

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 Crucial Star's Discography

Crucial Star has released various amounts of singles, since his time with Soul Company and thereafter. Some of his singles include:

  1. Catch Me If You can [10/2010]
  2. Champagne [09/2011]
  3. Nothing Lasts Forever [01/2012]
Mad Clown VS Crucial Star
  1. I Just Want U
  2. iPod Girl (Feat. Pento)
  3. 죽 먹었어?!
  4. 이별은 (Feat. DC)
A Star Goes Up
  1. It's My Turn (Feat. Zion. T)
  2. Trendsetterz (feat. Basick)
  3. Tonight (feat. Satbyeol)
  4. Change Of My Life (Interlude)
  5. Change Of My Life (feat. Dok2, The Quiett)
  6. New Generation (feat. Pento)
  7. 비스듬히 걸쳐 (Rebirth) (feat. Donutman)
  8. 잘 찾아봐
  9. (Bonus Track) Phone Number (feat. The Quiett, Kebee)
A Star From The Basement
  1. Last Trip
  2. Real Me
  3. What’s This Art For
  4. SCR (Super Crucial Rap)
  5. What’s Your Name (feat. Swings)
  6. 그릇
  7. No More Romance (feat. 조현아)
  8. One Better Day
  9. I Just Wanna (feat. CZA)
  10. 쉽지않은 대답
  11. 시간이 없어
  12. 옷가게 (Can’t Go Out) (feat. Donutman)
  13. Chocoholic (Rebirth)
  14. 개꿈
  15. No Pay No Gain (feat. Jerry.K)
  16. Pain 09
  17. Stupid Love Song
  18. 약속
  19. Deep In A Dream (Outro)
  20. From The Basement (feat. B-Free, JJK, The Quiett) (Bonus Track)

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 Crucial Star's As A Featured Artist

  1. Bang Yong Guk/Jepp Blackman - Last One (Feat. Crucial Star)
  2. Dok2 & The Quiett - iPhone Girl (Feat. Crucial Star)
  3. Yankie - Love (Feat. Crucial Star & Paloalto)
  4. The Quiett - The Inspiration Remix (Feat. Crucial Star)
  5. Minos In Nuol - Oh, My God [Remix 2](Feat. Mad Clown, Crucial Star, Yoosoo)
  6. 포에틱 라이센스 - It's Done (Feat. 투지 & Crucial Star)
  7. 소리헤다 - Let It Go (Feat. Mad Clown & Crucial Star)
  8. Mad Clown - Stars (Feat. Crucial Star)
  9. Loquence - Girlfriend (Feat. Crucial Star)
  10. Donutman - Do Your Thang (Feat. Crucial Star)
  11. G-Slow - I Can't Live (Feat. Crucial Star)

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 Crucial Star's See also

  • Dok2
  • Soul Company
  • YDG
  • MYK
  • Crown J
  • Tasha Reid
  • Dynamic Duo
  • Drunken Tiger

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 Crucial Star's Additional information

  • From the nine nine track mini-album ,A Star From The Basement, the majority of Crucial Star's songs question his passion and contradiction from the current Korean hip hop scene. He tries to argue the fact that most other artists, in the same game, do not understand the fundamentals of Korean hip hop .
  • Really the tracklist forA Star From The Basementconsists of five chapters, where Crucial Star tries to establish himself as a rapper and a producer. The five chapters fromA Star From The Basementare:

Chapter 1 –The Question

  1. Last Trip
  2. Real Me
  3. What’s This Art For
  4. SCR (Super Crucial Rap)

Chapter 2 –Mind Travel

  1. What’s Your Name (feat. Swings)
  2. 그릇
  3. No More Romance (feat. 조현아)
  4. One Better Day
  5. I Just Wanna (feat. CZA)

Chapter 3 –Love, Dream & Happiness

  1. 쉽지않은 대답
  2. 시간이 없어
  3. 옷가게 (Can’t Go Out) (feat. Donutman)
  4. Chocoholic (Rebirth)

Chapter 4 –Hope Blooming In Despair

  1. 개꿈
  2. No Pay No Gain (feat. Jerry.k)
  3. Pain 09
  4. Stupid Love Song

Chapter 5 –The Cure

  1. 약속
  2. Deep In A Dream (Outro)


  1. From The Basement (feat. B-Free, JJK, The Quiett)

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 Crucial Star's References

  1. At the age of 17, performed in a group titled “Libra Twins“, and eventually tried out (and won, at
  2. land a deal with the Korean hip-hop label, Soul Company.
  3. This information was found on:
  4. This week Crucial Star’s latest digital release “Nothing Lasts Forever” was made available for free download!, from
  5. The song is more modern mainstream-ed
  6. whistle/flute sound
  7. relaxing melody with a beat that carries on a lot of bass
  8. the lyrics are extremely smooth
  9. This track really lets Mad Clown fully express himself with his lyrical skills.
  10. has recently released an official statement regarding the company’s disbandment, at
  11. They have played a central role in the Korean underground hip-hop world by turning out total 24 artists, releasing 73 singles, and opening 59 concerts for the last 8 years, at
  12. Crucial Star...has recently released his newest and free digital single titled 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
  13. Catch Me If U Can, October 11, 2010 (digital single), at
  14. Champagne, September 16, 2011, at
  15. Crucial Star, Free Single ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ Revealed, at
  16. 02-9 I Can't Live,

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