Who is DT?

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Drunken Tiger is a Korean hip hop artist which debuted in 1999 and has since released eight albums. In an era of packaged pop and repetitious ballads, Drunken Tiger debuted and reformed the Korean music industry with their unique hip-hop sound and realistic lyrics. Although the music and resistance to conform to mainstream music’s conventions initially made them one of the more controversial figures in Korea’s conservative media, Drunken Tiger is now seen as one of the most influential and central pioneers of Korea’s mainstream hip-hop scene.

After 2004, Drunken Tiger’s central figure was Korean American Tiger JK. Other members affiliated with Drunken Tiger are DJ Shine (left in 2005), Micki Eyes (Mike Amiri), DJ Jhig, and Roscoe Umali. In 2013, Drunken Tiger reformed to include Yoon MiRae (T) and Bizzy, the rebirth of their project group, MFBTY.

Discography

  • Call Me Tiger(1992)
    • Notable Songs: “Hide and Seek”
  • Year of the Tiger (1999)
    • Notable Songs: “I Want You” (난 널 원해) “Do You Know Hiphop?”
  • The Great Rebirth (2000)
    • Notable Songs: “Great Rebirth”,
  • The Legend Of… (2001)
    • Notable Songs: “Good Life”, “Is Ack Hizay?”
  • Foundation (2003)
    • Notable Songs: “Because I’m A Man (남자기 때문에)”, “Thumb (엄지 손가락)”
  • One is not a Lonely Word (2004)
    • Notable Songs: “Convenient Store (편의점),” “Liquor Shots (술병에 숟가락)”
  • 1945 Liberation (2005)
    • Notable Songs: Isolated Ones, Left Foot Forward! (소외된 모두, 왼발을 한 보 앞으로!)”, Love Song That Won’t Get Banned (심의에 안 걸리는 사랑노래)
  • Sky Is The Limit (2007)
    • Notable Songs: “8:45 Heaven”, “I Hate Myself (내가 싫다) Feat. T”
  • Feel gHood Muzik : the 8th wonder (2009)
    • Notable Song: “Monster, “True Romance (Feat. T)
  • “Sweet Dream” credited as MFBTY, with Bizzy and Yoon MiRae (2013)
  • “The Cure” credited as Drunken Tiger with Yoon MiRae and Bizzy (2013)

Awards

  • 2012 Commended by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare for their campaigns against child abuse
  • 2011 Men’s Health Magazine (Best Cover Model)
  • 2010 Style Icon Awards (Most Envied Couple – With Yoon MiRae)
  • 2009 MNET Asian Music Awards (Best Male Artist of the Year)
  • 2009 Golden Disk Award (Album Of The Year)
  • 2008 한국대중음악상 Korean Music Awards (Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year – Artist)
  • 2008 한국대중음악상 Korean Music Awards (Best R&B/Soul Record of the Year – Producer)
  • 2008 한국대중음악상 Korean Music Awards (Best R&B/Soul Song of the Year – Producer)
  • 2007 MNET/KM Music Video Festival (Best Lyrics Award)
  • 2007 MNET/KM Music Video Festival (Song of the Year – Nominee)
  • 2007 MNET/KM Music Video Festival (Hip-Hop Artist of the Year – Nominee)
  • 2007 MTV Kountdown (#1 Korean Hip-Hop Artist of All-Time)
  • 2005 Golden Disc Awards (Best Music Video)
  • 2005 MNET Music Video Festival (Music Video Of The Year)
  • 2003 Golden Disc Awards (Best Hip-Hop Song)
  • 2003 서울가요대상 Seoul Music Awards (Best Hip-Hop Artist)
  • 2001 서울가요대상 Seoul Music Awards (Best Hip-Hop Artist)
  • 2001 MNET Music Video Festival (Best Hip-Hop Video)

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23 responses to “Who is DT?”

  1. Big Ant Dog says :

    YO! Im feelin that 8:45 JK,Im puerto rican and don’t speak korean but i feel every word of that song.Monsters a beast song in english or korean and tasha song black happiness is my daughter favorite song of all time.Hope your in better health and bless the fam. Mad love from the BK!! NEW YORK,NEW YORK WE GOT LOVE FOR ALL!!!!!!

  2. Chosun says :

    Congrats on the album, DT. I’m the guy from NYC that worked w/ Rakim, and was really happy to hear how great everything turned out. That track is fire!

  3. africa says :

    today was my first time listen to your music and I like your music.

  4. Louisa says :

    Hi
    First I would like to apologyze but because my english writer is not so good I will write in french (I hope so you can find somebody to translate for you).

    Je vous ai decouvert il y a peu de temps et je pense que vous êtes l’un des meilleurs groupes de hip hop au monde. Les seuls concerts que j’ai pu voir sont ceux découvert sur le net, j’espère donc qu’un jour (bientôt) je pourrais vous voir sur scène à Paris (France).

    J’ai une véritable passion pour votre pays. J’ai donc été etonnée d’apprendre que votre femme Tasha et votre fils étaient sujet à des discriminations raciales. La meilleurs façons de répondre à de tels actes est d’apprendre à votre fils que le racisme est issue en gande partie de l’ignorance.
    Même si votre enfant subira d’autres affronts de ce type, il aura toujours autour de lui des parents aimants qui le soutiendront.
    Alors Fighting
    Take care

  5. Arnika A. says :

    DT is the bomb, I love everything Korean as a African American I can feel that this group has the soul of hip hop starting back from an old school style.. JK and Lady T.. mad props to you and your young one.. and by the way there is nothing wrong with being black T.. be black and korean and proud girl sing it loud… Monster is the first song I heard after I heard and read the lyrics to lady T, song about her life growing up being mixed.. My husband and I saw her a long time ago on a Korean pop music interview and he said back then watch that girl she is going to be large.. I bet if any one is hating they just don’t understand. being from a race that seems to be hated for no other reason than the color of the skin.. look music is universal spread the word..

  6. Budds says :

    I remember when I first saw DT on some music vid program and I was like Huh??? But when I heard the song I was like WHOA. The song was Do You Know Hip Hop.

  7. Guenther says :

    Hello!
    I am the flute player who composed, played and improvised all that is to be heard on flutes on this fantastic song “True Romance”.
    Happy to be a part of it!
    Guenther Johannes Schmitz
    Germany

    http://www.myspace.com/guentherjohannesschmitz

  8. JP says :

    I first heard you were like the Korean Nas, after hearing your music, I think you might be better. There’s alot of soul and emotion in your music, the talent is there, and you have a far greater reach in bringing not only the hiphop community together, but music in general. This makes you very rare, a true artist indeed.

    – JP
    BK,NY,US

  9. Samuel L says :

    hey DT!!!

    lotsa love from your fans here in Singapore! i got to hear your songs from my Korean friend here in Singapore. i also read your remarks about your son, but hey, he’s really adorable!!! for me, it doesnt matter what your race is. music is for all, and your race does NOT tell you what you can or cannot do, right? those kids gotta get a whoopin from their pops!!! anyway, come down to Singapore if you can okay?

    hope you and your family stay healthy and keep the music pumpin!!

  10. sammo82 says :

    Moin DT,

    your music is the best. Make more songs with Roscoe or Epik High. And more rapparts from T (like Convenience Store).

    Maybe little more english songs for people who dont understand korean ? :-)

    Thanks for the great music. I am a big fan of DT.

    Greetings and best wishes from germany.

    sammo

  11. 關鍵字排名 says :

    woot, thank you! I’ve finally came across a website where the owner knows what they’re talking about. You know how many results are in Google when I check.. too many! It’s so annoying having to go from page after page after page, wasting my day away with tons of owners just copying eachother’s articles… ugh. Anyway, thankyou for the information anyway, much appreciated.

  12. SouthCentral says :

    Tiger JK!
    Much Love from SouthCentral LA Big Homie.
    Don’t Worry bot us fans. We here and love Your Music, Your Passion, Your Walk.
    Keep doing what you do best! 30 Years from now I will still Bump Do you know HipHop.
    If you be in LA, Holla at me, Come thru! I will buy bob. hahaha.
    Much love and respect!

  13. karolinaPoland says :

    All I want to say is: Thank You!
    Peace.

  14. 신동호 says :

    안녕하세요 JK.
    저는 한국에서 JK와 미래, 그리고 SUNZOO의 노래와 무대를 즐겨 듣고 보는 한국인입니다. Welcome to the Jungle을 정말 재미있게 보았습니다.
    언제나 힘내시구 SUNZOO도 대박나시길 바랄게요.

    SUNZOO~~

  15. liloms says :

    Heyah! love drunken tiger, lady t and the whole movement.
    Was wondering where I could buy the Sunzoo album.
    Tried itunes and couldn’t find anything!
    Drunken Tiger fighting!

  16. sammo82 says :

    There isn’t any Sunzoo album, yet.

  17. Liuka says :

    DT is the bomb, I love everything Korean as a African American I can feel that this group has the soul of hip hop starting back from an old school style.. JK and Lady T.. mad props to you and your young one.. and by the way there is nothing wrong with being black T.. be black and korean and proud girl sing it loud… Monster is the first song I heard after I heard and read the lyrics to lady T, song about her life growing up being mixed.. My husband and I saw her a long time ago on a Korean pop music interview and he said back then watch that girl she is going to be large.. I bet if any one is hating they just don’t understand. being from a race that seems to be hated for no other reason than the color of the skin.. look music is universal spread the word..
    +1

  18. hosting says :

    very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

  19. Jamie says :

    Hey y’all,

    A New Zealander who started listening to Korean HIP HOP when I was living in Anyang, Korea in 2002, 03, 04… Drunken Tiger is probably the best :) Also really into CB Mass before their demise, then Dynamic Duo, Leessang, Joosuc amongst others.

    Keep kicking ass guys!!!

    And keep that HIP HOP HEAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jamie

  20. leslie quek says :

    Hi All,

    I would like to invite DT for an event in Singapore, OneAsia Jam, of which we will only invite Asian Artistes and DJs. May I know who I should contact to coordinate.

    Cheers

  21. Luu Márquez says :

    Hey DT.. I´m your fan…. greets from Colombia!!!..

  22. brandoon says :

    Hey all. ive been a DT fan since i was a lil kid and i love it when its JK, Shine, Micki Eyez and Roscoe.
    i heard micki eyez is a ceo of some fashion company, roscoe still has his contacts with JK but what happend to shine? why did he leave?

    i really liked shine. He and JK brough hip hop to korea and now people think of JK when they hear DT. what happened to his name?

  23. Icarus Fly says :

    Anybody know the production infos? Their beats on the early tracks are raw as hell!
    I would love to write on any of them, anyone know where I might possibly find some of these gems?

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