I look forward to the success of KOZ artists in the global market through Big Hit’s global network and organized music production system...I look forward to the synergy that Big Hit and KOZ will create together.” Big Hit added in their release that “the deal is expected to pave way for Big Hit to expand on artist IP and production capacity.”. KOZ Entertainment, 케이오지엔터테인먼트 공식 홈페이지. With this, KOZ adds to the line-up of agencies that are under Big Hit Entertainment as the parent company, following several other agencies such as Source Music and Pledis Entertainment. [46] He also participated on a special stage with Dynamic Duo for the M! "블락비 지코-빅스 홍빈, 동아방송대서 나란히 학사모 썼다 ‘공로상도 수여’. KOZ Entertainment was founded by ZICO in November 2018, and also manages Dvwn who was recruited in November 2019. On February 13, 2015, Zico released "Well Done", his second single, featuring Ja Mezz. After filing to go public and confirming millionaires and a new billionaire at its company, Big Hit Entertainment has shared it’s in the process of acquiring another influential label in the Korean-music scene. [40][41], In July, Zico appeared as an MC on MBC's Show! [17] The Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and public broadcast channel KBS banned the songs "LOL" and "Did You or Did You Not" from minors. [106][107] In addition, the song gained popularity on the video sharing app TikTok with the hashtag "Any Song Challenge". Big Hit Entertainment and Zico joined hands.. On November 18, Big Hit announced that they had acquired the agency founded by Block B’s Zico, KOZ Entertainment. Woo Ji-ho (Korean: 우지호; born September 14, 1992), better known by his stage name Zico (Korean: 지코), is a South Korean rapper, record producer and singer-songwriter. The mixtape was well received by the Korean hip hop scene. Earlier this year, Zico appeared as a mentor and judge alongside Big Hit’s Bang Si-Hyuk on the boy-band singing competition show I-Land that created ENHYPEN in the first joint project between Big Hit and Korean-entertainment conglomerate CJENM. [116] KOZ Entertainment, 케이오지엔터테인먼트 공식 홈페이지. Under cooperation with Big Hit, we will continue to find talented artists and advance our global business.”, Meanwhile Big Hit’s Bang added, “I am happy to stand together with Korea’s top producer and artist Zico. [113], On November 18, 2020, it was announced that Big Hit Entertainment would acquire Zico's production company KOZ Entertainment, that launched in January 2019. [48] Zico headlined The Hiphop Festa with Dok2, The Quiett, and Simon D on October 4. [27] That year, he also entered Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts as a Drama major. [24] At the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards he participated in a hip hop collaboration called "Beats Rocks The World" with artists including Loco, Double K, Davichi, and Dynamic Duo. [1], Zico is notable for his crossover skills within the Korean hip hop scene, maintaining an underground reputation along with mainstream appeal as a Korean idol. [21] Zico made an appearance at Swings' It's My Year II concert, performing "I'm Still Fly" and "Cocks". Saat ini, KOZ Entertainment adalah rumah bagi dua solois yakni Zico … ", Amoeba Culture § 2013: "The Control Diss Phenomenon", the conscription required of South Korean men, List of awards and nominations received by Zico (rapper), "Block B's Zico Set for Solo Debut with "Tough Cookie" Release", "Mnet "Dirty Talk" Compares Idol Rappers Zico and G-Dragon", ": Idol star producers, GD + Junhyung... and the next is Zico! The Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and public broadcast channel KBS banned the songs "LOL" and "Did You or Did You Not" from minors. In mid-November 2016, Jellyfish Entertainment announced that Gugudan's Kim Se-jeong would release a song produced by Zico. "Filosofi KOZ, yang sangat mementingkan nilai artis dan konten serta mencari inovasi dalam industri musik, serupa dengan Big Hit, yang menginovasi model bisnis industri musik," kata CEO KOZ Entertainment, Yoo Seung Hyun. [94] On August 28 it was announced that Zico would also tour Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City in the United States in late October. In January 2019, Zico announced that he will establish his label called KOZ Entertainment. [citation needed], Later that month, it was announced that Zico, Crush, and Dean would collaborate on a single called "Bermuda Triangle", released November 28. [54], He performed a collaborative stage with Seo Taiji for the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards, performing the Seo Taiji and Boys' song "Come Back Home".[55]. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NPR, Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed and beyond with my expertise called up by CNN, The Washington Post, Good Morning America, USA Today, ABC News, MTV and more. I write about music from around the world; covering everything from Latin to K-pop, Afrobeat to Arab pop, and the artists buzzing throughout Africa, Asia, the Americas and anywhere else. Following his departure from KQ Entertainment, Zico established his own company KOZ Entertainment and even wrote the funky tune "Move" for Produce X 101.The rapper-producer now drops his first full-length solo album Thinking, which contains ten hip-hop plugs including the title singles "Daredevil" and "Human" and side tracks featuring Sik-K and Penomeco. [14] He featured in IU's song "Marshmallow" as well as Cho PD's "Expectations for K-Hip Hop" and Jung Seul-gi's "Outsiders". Youn, Sohee. "[104], On September 30, 2019, the digital EP Thinking Part.1 was released as the first half of the two-part studio album, titled Thinking. [95][96], In September 2018, it was announced that Zico would attend the September 2018 inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, North Korea, as a cultural representative of South Korea. When asked about the banning, he said: The song also hit number one on various Korean real-time digital charts upon its release. SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 17: South Korean rapper Zico Woo Ji-ho attends A.W.BVLGARI'S show on ... [+] October 17, 2019 in Shanghai, China. [80] The song hit a certified all-kill, coming No.1 on all Korean real-time and daily charts. [114][115], Zico is a devout Roman Catholic with his baptismal name "John the Apostle" tattooed on his chest, along with a portrait of his mother and below it the phrase "God save Paulus". Zico is planning to use his label to develop other artists as well as his own career. KOZ Entertainment se caracteriza por su estilo hip hop y R&B, que son dos de los géneros favoritos de su fundador, Zico es conocido por su participación en el grupo BLOCK B, boy group que despegó … The CEOs of both companies shared their excitement and anticipation of the merger in a press release to the media. [100][101], On March 2, 2019, it was announced that the mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, would appoint Zico as a goodwill representative for the city. Only created in November 2018, KOZ Entertainment is a relatively young label to join the Big Hit label system that includes Source Music (home to chart-topping girl group GFriend) and Pledis Entertainment (that houses fellow mega-selling boy bands Seventeen and NU’EST). Zico debuted as the leader of Block B on April 15, 2011 with their first promotional single "Freeze". [89], It was announced on July 3, 2018, that Zico would be releasing a single album at the end of the month that would contain a song featuring the singer IU. KOZ merupakan rumah bagi Zico dan Dvwn. Cuối cùng Zico cũng chính thức 'về cùng nhà' với nhóm nhạc BTS sau thông báo mới nhất của Big Hit. 팝업레이어 알림 팝업레이어 알림이 없습니다. “Kami berupaya menemukan telanta yang terampil dan secara resmi mendorong bisnis di pasar global,” kata Hyung, dilansir laman Kpoppost , … However, she did not credit him as a songwriter on the release. Sources have previously hinted that Zico had established his own agency and as it turns out, it was true! [22] He also performed at the All Force One hip hop festival on July 21, alongside Dok2 and Beenzino. January, 2019. 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[47] On September 9, he produced the music for Go Tae Yong's S/S15 show at New York Fashion Week and further collaborated with him for Seoul Fashion Week. I write about music from around the world—Latin to K-pop and beyond. [83] The show began airing on June 30;[84] songs produced by Zico and Dean include "Yozm Gang", "Where U At", and "Red Sun". [91] The Seoul shows sold out almost immediately after tickets went on sale to the public July 16. KOZ is an entertainment company founded by producer and artist ZICO in November 2018 and has ZICO and Dvwn, a new musician who was recruited last November. She denied the allegations, saying that the lyrics in question were in homage and that she had permission from Zico to use them. With KOZ Entertainment’s acquisition, Big Hit Entertainment looks to further improve their infrastructure, with both expanding their artist IP and strengthening their music production capabilities with ZICO’s producing. According to reports on September 3, Big Hit has been looking to acquire KOZ Entertainment… [51] He also performed a collaborative stage at that festival with Beast's Hyunseung. [28], Zico performed at Phantom's concert on May 17 and at the ONE Hiphop Festival on September 7. If reports are to be believed Big Hit Entertainment, which takes care of seven-member boy band BTS, is eyeing an acquisition of KOZ Entertainment which is headed by singer Zico. According to a report by All Kpop, industry insiders are hinting that Big Hit's expansion plans include the acquisition of the rapper's label.. KOZ Entertainment was founded back in November of 2018, at the time as a one-man agency by Block B's Zico. He is expected to serve for two years as a public service worker. Les rumeurs se sont confirmées!KOZ Entertainment devient la dernière acquisition de Big Hit Labels. The second half of the studio album Thinking Part.2 was released on November 8, 2019. – He was born in Mapo, Seoul, South Korea. Big Hit Entertainment has continued to diversify by acquiring other companies, the latest being KOZ Entertainment, founded by Zico.. CEO Yoo Seung Hyun of KOZ Entertainment shared, “The philosophy of KOZ, which attaches great importance to the value of artists and content and seeks innovation in the music industry, is similar to that of Big Hit, which is innovating the business model of … Music Core. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images), GFriend Talk New Album That Spotlights 'Career Women Who Value Work & Friendship', Meet ENHYPEN: Belift Lab's New K-Pop Boy Band Shares Goals & What You Didn't See On TV, EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Michigan Economic Development Corporation With Forbes Insights, filing to go public and confirming millionaires and a new billionaire. Zico had produced their debut mini-album Welcome to the Block. KOZ stands for King of the Zungle, which was also the name of one of Zico's world tours, Soompi reported. “KOZ values artists and content, and strives for innovation in the music industry,” said KOZ CEO Yoo Seung Hyun. Former Block B member and rapper Zico has announced the establishment of his own entertainment company, KOZ Entertainment, and is starting afresh. Zico Block B mendirikan KOZ Entertainment pada 2019, setelah keluar dari agensi Seven Season. KOZ Entertainment is an agency founded by Zico as a singer and producer in 2018. This comes as a big surprise to many, in view of the fact that the singer has gone through thick and thin to get the agency this far, in the k-hip hop industry. He also has an older brother, Woo Tae-woon, who was a former member of idol group Speed. Still, I do acknowledge that as a producer that creates songs meant for the public, it was a shortcoming of mine to not have paid more attention to the regulations.". [50] Zico presented the 2014 Asia Song Festival along with Super Junior's Leeteuk and Girl's Day's Minah. That year he featured in Hyuna's debut mini-album Bubble Pop! [62] After a car Zico was riding in crashed July 8 because the manager driving it was drunk,[63] Show Me the Money said it was considering removing him as producer. 's Bang Yongguk, and Eun Jiwon. [64] Zico was cleared of responsibility for the accident by police, however,[65] and the show kept him on. [90] Two days later Zico's first solo concert was announced, with two shows, August 11 and 12, at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in Seoul, and an international tour planned for September and October. ZICO Facts: – Zico established the entertainment company KOZ (King Of the Zungle). I'm a freelance writer based in New York City, with my work bringing me to South Korea, Japan, England and around the world. [12] He auditioned for SM Entertainment as a teenager. [79], On May 10, Psy released one of two title tracks, "I Luv It", which Zico co-wrote, from his album 4X2=8. KOZ Entertainment fue fundada en noviembre de 2018, en su momento como una agencia de un solo hombre por Block B’s Zico . [15] He promoted with her on Korean music shows from July to August. Big Hit Entertainment y Zico se unen para expandir su negocio. [2][3][4] He is also part of the crew Fanxy Child, which he formed in 2016. In a statement, Seven Seasons said that it was discussing future group activities with all seven Block B members. [9] He was a Vocal Performance major at Seoul Music High School. [72] The song topped numerous Korean real-time digital charts when it was released on November 23, 2016,[73] and it was nominated for a 2017 Melon Music Awards Hot Trend Award. KOZ Entertainment is characterized by its hip hop and R&B style, which are two of its founder’s favorite genres, Zico is known for his participation in the group BLOCK B, a boy group that took off its career thanks to its rude and different concept. KOZ Entertainment merupakan agensi yang didirikan Zico pada November 2018. "Zico's Fashion & Songs Are EUREKA". Big Hit Entertainment may be in talks to acquire Zico's KOZ Entertainment label. The song achieved an "all-kill", topping all Korean real-time digital charts. Zico studied at the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts University (a technical college specializing in media design, production, and communications) between 2013 – February 13, 2015. [31] Later, rapper Aphelia created a diss track called "Zicontrol", specifically speaking of his frustration with Zico's guaranteed popularity as an idol compared to the difficulty of being a hip hop artist alone. [102][103], In August, the hip-hop crew Fanxy Child, consisting of Zico, Dean, Crush, Penomeco, Millic and Staytuned, held two sold-out concerts in Seoul, coinciding with the release of the crew's single, "Y. [77][78], Zico released the digital single "She's a Baby" on April 13; the song topped seven of Korea's real-time music charts on the day of its release. [7][8], Zico was born in Dohwa, Seoul on September 14, 1992. – He is a member of Block B and used to be under Seven Seasons. Zico merupakan pemilik satu hit terbesar Korea 2020 dengan single viral Any Song . [12] He joined Stardom Entertainment in 2009. He is a record producer of both K-pop and Korean hip hop music. Zico is not the only artist who ventured out to establish his record label. [13], In 2009, he officially debuted in a duo with Park Kyung named 'Harmonics' in Korea with the digital single "The Letter". He debuted as the leader of the boy band Block B in 2011 and made his first solo release in 2014. October 17, 2019 in Shanghai, China. [49] He also performed at the Hiphopplaya Show Weekend, a Korean hip hop festival at the Itaewon Blue Square on October 31. [98][99], In January 2019, it was announced that Zico had established his own label, KOZ Entertainment. The news of the acquisition comes in a busy month for Big Hit as BTS readies their upcoming album Be dropping this Friday, November 20, led by the sentimental new single “Life Goes On.” Then ten days later, on November 30, ENHYPEN will release their debut album Border: Day One. Saat ini, Zico tengah menjalani wajib militer sejak 30 Juli. [33] [10] In the lyrics of his song "Release", he mentions that he spent a year studying abroad in both Canada and China, as well as three years in Japan. The album contains two title tracks, "Artist" and "Anti"; "Artist" topped several of the real-time charts on its release, and "Anti" charted as well. [23] On October 24, he began co-hosting SBS-MTV's The Show with Block B member P.O. [117], South Korean rapper, record producer and singer-songwriter, 2014: Debut as a solo artist and producing career. [112], It was announced on July 21 that Zico would begin the conscription required of South Korean men from July 30. [53] Zico's label officially addressed the issue saying the homophobic implication of the term had been unintended and that Zico held no prejudice towards sexual minorities. [1] He was criticized for wearing a jacket emblazoned with an American Confederate flag in the single's accompanying music video and the use of a homophobic slur in the song's lyrics. [15], In 2010, he released his first mixtape, Zico on the Block. Big Hit Entertainment has announced it’s in the process of acquiring another influential label in the Korean-music scene in KOZ Entertainment founded by Zico … [88], In the spring of 2018, Zico served as a music producer for the MNET show Wanna One Go Season 3: X-CON, creating the song "Kangaroo" for the Wanna One subunit Triple Position. [66] He produced the song "Turtle Ship" for the show, and it was followed by "Moneyflow", which was released on August 7,[67] and "Fear", which was released on August 21. Since then, Zico has recruited … [11], He began his musical career as an underground rapper, going by the name "Nacseo" (Hangul: 낙서), meaning 'doodle' or 'scribble' in Korean. Label musik dan manajamen yang menaungi boyband BTS ini mengumumkan rencana untuk mengakuisisi KOZ Entertainment, label yang didirikan superstar hip-hop dan produser musik Korea Selatan, Zico. [69] His single "Boys and Girls" was released on November 3, and was the number one song on the Gaon Digital Chart for all of November. I write about music from around the world; covering everything from Latin to K-pop, Afrobeat to Arab pop, and the artists buzzing throughout Africa, Asia, the Americas. Dvwn Penomeco Zico [108] On July 9, the Gaon Music Chart certified "Any Song" as platinum in streaming and listed the song as the most-streamed in Korea for the first half of 2020. Both KOZ Entertainment CEO Yoo Seung Hyun and Big Hit Entertainment Chairman Bang Si Hyuk commented on the acquisition. [44][45] He was a headliner at the 2014 Freestyle Day concert held on August 2 at Uniqlo Ax. It can be recalled that Zico established the label last year after he quit being a member of BLOCK B and ventured out as a solo artist. [30] In it, Deepflow accused Zico and Jay Park of only being in hip hop for the money. In October, Zico released his own version of "Up All Night" titled "Say Yes or No", featuring the rappers Penomeco and The Quiett. According to a report by New1, Big Hit is in the process of acquiring another agency, KOZ Entertainment which was established by Block B’s Zico. [105], On January 13, 2020, Zico released the single "Any Song". SEOUL — Setelah melakukan go public, Big Hit Entertainment berencana melakukan aksi korporasi lainnya.Label musik dan manajamen yang menaungi boyband BTS ini mengumumkan rencana untuk mengakuisisi KOZ Entertainment, label yang didirikan superstar hip-hop dan produser musik Korea Selatan, Zico. [37], In late May 2014, following the Sewol Ferry Disaster, Zico attended the funeral of a fan who had died in the incident and dedicated a rap to her at Block B's 2014 Blockbuster Concert. Earlier this year, Zico appeared on Mnet’s I-LAND as a mentor alongside Rain and Bang Si Hyuk. [74] In addition, Zico, Crush, and Dean performed at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards on December 2,[75] where Zico won Best Male Artist. [42][43] He also appeared in the second season of the television show Fashion King Korea, along with fellow Block B member P.O. Il s’agit de la troisième acquisition d’agence réalisée par Big Hit Entertainment cette année, à la suite de l’acquisition de Source Music et de Pledis Entertainment. [19] He attended the 2011 MTV EMAs in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of Block B[20] and on November 27 began hosting the SBS-MTV interactive radio show "Studio C!" KOZ Entertainment merupakan label yang didirikan superstar hip-hop Korsel Zico. [5][6] In 2019, he released his first full-length solo album, Thinking. 우지호 CEO/Producer 1992.09.14 Pan, Peter. on the track "Just Follow". Big Hit Entertainment is already raking-in the praises after BTS scored their very first No 1 … All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. On November 18, Big Hit Entertainment officially announced that they acquired Zico’s agency KOZ Entertainment! On January 25, 2016, Zico released two songs, "It Was Love", featuring Luna from f(x), and "I Am You, You Are Me". KOZ Entertainment is an company that was based by Zico in November 2018 and homes Zico himself and Dvwn. ZICO . [68] He also featured on "Traveler", the seventh track of f(x)'s fourth album 4 Walls. Countdown 10th Anniversary Special, performing the song "Friday Night". [52], On November 7, Zico released his official solo debut single entitled "Tough Cookie" featuring the rapper Don Mills. [26] In December, he co-produced D-Unit's third mini-album. He promoted as Nacseo in the Japanese underground hip hop scene alongside the crews "Dope Squad" and "Undisputed". [76], In January 2017, Zico performed in London as part of a collaboration with the fashion label MISBHV for London's Fashion Week. [32] Dead'P(데드피), in the track "Rap Game Control", also expressed frustration over idols portraying themselves as "hip hop" and the integration of mainstream K-pop culture into the underground hiphop scene.