Mad Clown is a name that is actually pretty big, but nevertheless, you cannot find much information about this interesting artist. Dominating the charts with great collaboration hits like “Stupid In Love” and “Without You”, Mad Clown clearly has something unique to present to his listeners and I’m sure he’s going to make it big in the future.
Mad Clown was born March 25 1985 in the US and moved to South Korea soon after. His music career started in 2008 with “Luv Sickness” under an agency called Soul Company.
After the disbandment of his agency, he moved to work with Starship Entertainment, to be part of Starship X together with Junggigo.
As he writes all his lyrics by himself, he pays a lot attention to express strong emotions that everyone feels at some point in their life. The theme of his lyrics are the most important thing for him and that is very noticable. He likes to include his own experiences in his songs and he does it through everyday expressions rather than by using complicated, abstract words. His raps can be seen as cynical, cold and vicious, but the most characteristic thing is his higher tone while rapping mixed up with the anger that he’s expressing with every single line. His intention is not only to focus on hip-hop, but he wants to expand his music knowledge and he wants to try different things. He’s working hard on creating his own identity and with his recent work “Fierce”, he has definitely grown. For him, the most important thing is to be an artist whose rap lines can help people find answers to unsolved problems, in moments of anger, frustration or to emotions that no words can match.
After numerous underground collaborations , he had his breakthrough thanks to “Stupid In Love”. The original juxtaposing of Soyou‘s soft voice with Mad Clown‘s striking rap lines, were definitely a successful match and the song made it big, transforming him into an well appreciated artist.
He was also part of Mnet’s hip-hop survival program “Show Me The Money 2”, where he impressed everyone with his unique rapping skills and a strong choice of words for his rap lines. His exhibitions together with Outcast and Yi is definitely worth of your attention.
This is surely an appealing artist and you should keep an eye on him, because he has an original way of presenting himself. His music is deep thanks to his brilliant and original lyrics and the remarkable voice.
Moed88 – May 2014