|Birth name Jung San|
Name San E
Origin South Korea
Education University of Georgia
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
|Born January 23, 1985 (age 36) Bupyeong District, Incheon, South Korea (1985-01-23) |
Genres K-hiphop, K-pop, hip-hop
Occupation(s) K-rapper, singer, model, rapper
TV shows Show Me the Money, Unpretty Rapstar, Off to School
Similar Verbal Jint, Mad Clown, Swings (rapper)
San e explains the difference between korean american hip hop
Jung San (Korean: 정산; born (1985-01-23)January 23, 1985), more commonly known by his stage name San E (Korean: 산이), is a South Korean rapper contracted under Brand New Music. He was formerly signed to JYP Entertainment, where he was the label's first solo rapper. He is one of the most successful rappers in mainstream Korean music.
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- Early life
- 2008 2009 Mixtapes and underground fame
- 2010 2012 JYP Entertainment and Everybody Ready
- 2013present Brand New Music and top ten success
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San E was born on January 23, 1985 in South Korea. He moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, when he was a middle school student because his parents had been struggling financially as a result of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in graphic design.
2008-2009: Mixtapes and underground fame
San E released his first mixtapes, Ready To Be Signed and Ready To Be Famous in 2008 and 2009, respectively. As a way to draw attention to his self-released music, San E jokingly dissed established underground rapper Verbal Jint in one of his songs. The diss brought him attention from the Korean Hip hop community and from Verbal Jint himself, who invited San E to join his hip hop crew, Overclass.
2010-2012: JYP Entertainment and Everybody Ready?
Still unsigned, San E won Best Hip Hop Song at the 2010 Korean Music Awards for the track "Rap Genius." Soon after, he became the first solo rapper to sign with JYP Entertainment, one of the "big three" records labels in the k-pop industry. That September, he released his first mini-album, Everybody Ready?, which featured fellow JYP Entertainment artists Min (of Miss A), and Joo and Yeeun (of Wonder Girls). He debuted several days later on the television music show M Countdown with his single "Tasty San," featuring Min. In November, San E started another round of promotions for the single, "LoveSick," the music video for which starred label mate Sohee of Wonder Girls.
In 2011, San E released several singles, including “Please Don’t Go," a collaboration with rapper Outsider and singer Lee Changmin (of 2AM). The song reached #14 on the Gaon Digital Chart, making it his highest charted song while contracted under JYP Entertainment. He also collaborated that year with Verbal Jint, Beenzino, Swings, and other artists on the single "Stand Up, Japan!" which benefited Japan’s relief efforts after the Tohoku tsunami.
2013–present: Brand New Music and top ten success
In April 2013, San E ended his contract with JYP Entertainment, saying that he was leaving on good terms. That June, he joined hip hop label Brand New Music, home to his Overclass crew mate Verbal Jint. San E experienced his first #1 hit on the Gaon Digital Chart with the song, "Story of Someone I Know," from the album 'Not' Based on the True Story. His next three singles, "Where Did You Sleep?" (feat. Verbal Jint and Swings), "Break-Up Dinner" (feat. Sanchez of Phantom), and "What's Wrong With Me" (feat. Kang Min Hee), all reached the top ten of the Gaon Digital Chart.
San E's success continued with the single "A Midsummer Night's Sweetness," a collaboration with Raina of the k-pop group After School. The song was an instant hit and achieved #1 on ten music charts shortly after its debut. The song went on to win awards that year at the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, the MelOn Music Awards, and the Seoul Music Awards. His next single, "Body Language" (featuring Bumkey), was also a #1 hit, topping both the Gaon Digital Chart and seven Korean real-time music charts shortly after its release, despite its 19+ rating.
In 2017 San E featured in Hyoyeon's single "Wannabe".