Gary (rapper)

Kang Hee-gun(born February 24, 1978),better known by his stage nameGary( Korean :개리, often spelled asGarie), is a South Korean rapper . Besides a solo artist, he is also the rapper and lyricist of the hip-hop duo Leessang . Since their formation in 2002, the group has produced a total of eight albums and had several hits under their belt. In 2014, Gary made his debut as a solo artist with the mini-albumMr.Gae. Despite the album being banned by all major TV broadcast stations for its 19+ content, his songs still managed to top several charts.He and long time collaborator Jung In later went on to form the duo, Jung In & Gary. The two released the singles "Your Scent" and "Bicycle."Aside from his own work, Gary has been featured in works by many famous artists such as Psy , Baek Ji Young , Lee Hyori , Dynamic Duo , and MC Mong . He is also currently a cast member of the variety showRunning Man.

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  • by TaekYon.Kim  -  November 26, 2018 07:21 AM

    Loco will release a new song with Gray.

    Rapper Loco announces a new single with Gray before heenrolls. On August 26, AOMG, a subsidiary company of AOMG, said, "LoCo, who has decided to enlist as a police officer, will join the Nonsan Training Center on February 7, 2019." He said.  This new release, which was announced befo…

  • by TaekYon.Kim  -  October 27, 2018 07:23 AM

    Rapper Gary shared a photo of a sweet moment with his son, which shows how much …

    Rapper Gary has released a happy moment with his son.  Gary posted a picture on his Wei Boo on the 25th with an article "Son! You are really fashionable! In the photo, Gary and Gary have a son.  Gary stands on the table and stands with a window in both hands. In one hand…

  • by TaekYon.Kim  -  August 3, 2018 05:26 AM

    Gary is finally making a comeback!

    On August 3, his agency Yangbans Nation confirmed, “On August 7 at 6 p.m., Gary will release his new digital single “Sun” [literal translation] through major online music sites. Gary will be more active in the second half of this year with the release of his new…

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 Gary (rapper)'s Biography

[citation needed]He was an amateur boxer for 10 years.

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 Gary (rapper)'s Musical career

X-Teen & Honey Family[edit]

In an interview, Gary said they had neither the look or the talent which made them quit the group.

2000 Korea, in the year 2000. When Diggity left the group, Gary and Gil changed the name to LeeSsang .


Main article: Leessang

The title song from Asura Balbalta , "Turn Off the TV" managed to stay at the top of the Melon chart for 25 days in a row.

Solo Debut[edit]

Three major TV broadcast stations, MBC, KBS, and SBS, all deemed the album unfitting for broadcast, stating reasons such as explicit lyrics and being too sexually provocative. Despite the ban, Gary‘s title track “Shower Later” clenched the number 1 spot on 8 real-time music charts.

Gary later commented on the ban saying that he felt confined by his image and wanted to break the mold.

Collaboration With Jung-In[edit]

The two later released their second collaboration "Bicycle" in September 2014.

Second Solo Album[edit]

In September 2015, Gary released his second solo album, 2002. The title track of the album is "Get Some Air" featuring Mi-woo of Leessang Company. Several other tracks in this album also featured Koonta, Deepflow, Skull, Jay Park, DJ Pumpkin, Park Myung-ho Double K, Don Mills, Jung-in, John Park and Young-jun of Brown Eyed Souls.

Collaboration with Gaeko[edit]

In January 2016, Gary released a single, "Lonely Night" featuring Gaeko of Dynamic Duo. A music video was released on the same day, featuring actress and fellow cast mate of Running Man, Song Ji-hyo. Gary was nominated as a no.1 candidate on SBS Inkigayo on January 10, 2016 and subsequently won the award.

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 Gary (rapper)'s Filmography

as co-host, an urban variety show, along with 6 other cast members, includingYoo Jae-suk,Haha,Ji Suk-jin,Kim Jong-kook,Lee Kwang-sooandSong Ji-hyo. He also had a cameo on the movieWonderful Radio, and in February 2014 onEmergency Couple.

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 Gary (rapper)'s Discography


  • Mr.Gae(2014)



  • "Your Scent" (사람냄새) withJung-in(May 27, 2014)
  • "Bicycle" (자전거) withJung-in(September 1, 2014)
  • "Lonely Night" (또 하루) withGaeko(December 31, 2015)
  • "Mei Guan Xi (It's Okay)" ( 沒關係) (May 14, 2016)


2002 Brown Eyes I Wanna Fall in Love With You
2004 Kim Bum Soo About Eternity
2005 BMK Rainbow
Dynamic Duo It's Alright
Eun Ji Won Gotta Go
2006 Jang Hye Jin Firework
2009 Fly to the Sky Hide and Seek
2010 Lee Hyori Swing
Kim Jong Kook Come Back to Me
Dynamic Duo Keep The Change
2011 Primary Happy Ending
2012 Miryo Party Rock
Baek Ji Young Voice
C-Luv,Crush Where Do You Wanna Go?
Kim Jong Kook Words I Want to Say to You
Haha, Taw Love
2013 Jung In Let's Walk a Little
2014 MC Mong Broken Fan
2015 Young Jun Thinking of You
2016 Park Myung Ho Bed Room
San E Like An Airplane

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 Gary (rapper)'s Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2002Mnet Music Video Festival Hip-Hop Artist of the YearLeessangWon
2003 Hip-Hop Artist of the YearNominated
2005 Korean Music Awards Hip-Hop Song of the YearNominated
2007Mnet/KM Music Awards Hip-Hop Song of the YearNominated
Music Video of the YearNominated
Song of the YearNominated
2007Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song of the MonthWon
2009 Best Collaboration of the YearWon
MIAK Golden Disc Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the YearNominated
Album of the YearNominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards Music Video of the YearNominated
Hip-Hop Artist of the YearWon
2010 4th SBS Entertainment Award Variety New Star Award Running ManWon
Cyworld Digital Music Awards BonsangLeessangWon
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Best Collaboration of the YearWon
2011 MelOn Music Awards Top 10 ArtistsWon
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap PerformanceWon
2012 5th SBS Entertainment Award Excellence Award in VarietyRunning ManWon
2013 NATE Awards Best Couple with Song Ji-hyoWon
7th SBS Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award with Song Ji-hyoNominated
Melon Music Awards Rap/Hip-Hop AwardLeessang– "Tears"
( Korean :눈물)
MelOn Music Awards Song of the YearNominated
2014Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap Performance "Shower Later"Nominated
Best Collaboration with Jung-in "Your Scent"Nominated
Singapore Entertainment Awards Nominated
2nd Annual DramaFever Awards Best Kiss with Song Ji-hyoRunning ManWon
Best Couple Not Meant To Be with Song Ji-hyoNominated
2015 2014 Youku Night Awards Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards "Get Some Air"
( Korean :바람이나 좀 쐐)
9th SBS Entertainment Awards Running ManWon

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 Gary (rapper)'s Music Programs

Show! Music Core[edit]

2014 June 7 Your Scent


2016 January 10 Lonely Night

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 Gary (rapper)'s References

  2. 리쌍 개리 "뒤풀이! 독수리 오남매" (in Korean). 이투데이. November 8, 2011. 
  3. "Gary's "Shower Later" Ranks 1st on Music Charts Even Without TV Promotion". KpopStarz. January 21, 2014. 
  4. "Gary and Jung In achieve an all-kill with the release of collaborative digital single 'Your Scent'". AllKpop. May 27, 2014. 
  5. "Leessang's Gary and Jung In collaborate again with 'Bicycle'". AllKpop. August 31, 2014. 
  6. "Running Man Official SBS website" (in Korean). July 11, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  7. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. "LeeSsang’s Gary Was Supposed to Be a H.O.T. member?". mwave. May 23, 2012. 
  9. '리쌍' 개리 예능감 뽐내...'입담마다 웃음 터져' : 네이버 뉴스 (in Korean). September 29, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  10. 힙합 듀오 리쌍 6집 음반 ‘헥새거늘’ 발표... 신곡 가요프로 1위 돌풍-국민일보 쿠키뉴스 (in Korean). October 21, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  11. "[INTERVIEW] LeeSSang member Gary". editorial). September 9, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  12. [스타백과사전2.0] 리쌍, 사람 마음을 쥐락펴락 ‘진정한 광대 (in Korean). May 25, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  13. "Leessang's 7th album, 'AsuRA BalBalTa', achieves a perfect all-kill". August 24, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  14. "Latest K-pop news, Korean drama & movie ? enewsworld". May 25, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  15. "Gary Reveals Jacket Photo and Album Name for His First Solo Project". January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  16. '19금 티저' 내건 개리 '조금이따샤워해', 8개 차트 1위 '대박' (in Korean). January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  17. "Gary and Jung In achieve an all-kill with the release of collaborative digital single 'Your Scent'". May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  18. "Gaon Chart releases Yearly Album, Digital Ranking, Download, and Streaming Charts for 2014". AllKpop. January 13, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  19. "Leessang's Gary and Jung In to return with new duet 'Bicycle'". AllKpop. August 27, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  20. "Gary to make a cameo appearance in Song Ji Hyo's drama 'Emergency Couple'". allkpop. February 3, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  21. Singapore E-Awards 2014 / 《新加坡e?大?》. (April 9, 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-14.
  22. Singapore Entertainment Awards 2014 Winners.
  23. EXO, GOT7, and Kang Gary win awards at "2014 Youku Night" ? Koreaboo. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.
  24. "Nominees for Best Rap Performance Category". CJ E&M Mwave. Archived from the original on October 31, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  25. "Voting page for all categories (see category #17 in page 5 for relevant information)". CJ E&M Mwave. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  26. 정유진 (December 31, 2015). [포토엔]런닝맨 팀 등장에 코엑스가 들썩~(SBS연예대상2015). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

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