Artist of the week – Bobby Kim




Korean name : Kim Do-kyun
Date of birth : January 12th, 1973
Physique : 176cm, 66kg
Hobbies : Baseball, drinking

Bobby Kim debuted in 1994. After a short stint as rapper and singer of Dr. Reggae, the first Korean reggae group, Kim went behind the scenes to write and produce songs for artistes like Sechskies, Drunk Tiger and T in the late ‘90s. It was only in 2001 that Kim returned to the stage as part of hip-hop trio Bugga Kingz, with rappers GanD and Juvie. Though their first album was not a commercial success, it was recognized by fans and critics alike for its unique and stylish branding of hip-hop and soul. In 2004 Kim released the solo album, “Beats Within My Soul”, a critically-acclaimed effort that earned him a Korean Music Award that year. Today Kim continues to perform with Bugga Kingz, who released their second album “The Renaissance” last year, as well as a solo artiste. Bugga Kingz members as well as members of the Movement Crew, a group of hip hop artistes that include Tiger JK of Drunken Tiger, Dynamic Duo, T and others, are expected to make guest appearances.

After releasing his second album, he was involved in many drama OSTs such as KBS’ Devil and MBC serial When It’s At Night.

Now in 2009, Kim is making a comeback with a Special Album. He has invited many special guests such as Park Sun Joo, Kim Hyung Joon, Ha Kwang Seok and Ha Kwang Hoon to participate in the album. 


*Holy Bumz Presents Bobby (1st album, 1998) : Pain, Free Style, Lonely Night, Roots, I Wonder, Remember Last Christmas, Red Face, My Recipe

* Beats Within My Soul (1.5 album, 2004) : Alright It’s Allgood, Poor Boy Rhapsody, Falling in Love Again, Harmony, One More Glass

*Follow Your Soul (3rd album, 2006) : Follow My Soul, Don’t Say Goodbye, Blue Bird, Sing Sing Sing, Love Virus, You’re My Everything

* Love Chapter 1 (Special album, 2009) : Mama, White Memory, Love…That Fool, You Won’t Understand, Only You, Even If It’s 1000 Times More, Weakling, Love Letter, Pine


Watch : 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person) [Music Video] [Performance]

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