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Balming Tiger Members Profile

Balming Tiger Members Profile:


Balming Tiger (바밍타이거) is a self-proclaimed “alternative K-pop band” that debuted on January 24, 2018 with the release of their first mixtape ‘Balming Tiger vol​.​1: 虎媄304′.
They are a crew/collective currently consisting of 11 creatives who collaborate on making unique music and content. Since the group’s first release as five members, Balming Tiger has also grown to be a production agency, management label and platform for young independent artists from South-Korea.
Their aim is to showcase Asian culture and show the wide spectrum of K-pop music to the world while making high quality music and art with their friends.

Official Accounts:
Instagram: @balmingtiger
Twitter: @balmingtiger 
Tiktok: @balmingtiger 
Facebook: Balming Tiger 
Youtube: Balming Tiger
Soundcloud: Balming Tiger
Website: balmingtiger.com
Spotify: Balming Tiger 

Balming Tiger Members:
San Yawn

Stage Name: San Yawn (산얀)
Birth Name: Kang San (강산)
Position: (Unofficial) Leader, Creative Director
Birthday: 1994
Zodiac Sign:
Chinese Sign: Dog
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Nationality: Korean
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Instagram: @kangghettodaewang 
Soundcloud: Sanyawn

San Yawn Facts:
– He was born and grew up in Busan.
– He studied music in university together with Big Hit Entertainment producer Supreme Boi.
– Before forming Balming Tiger he worked in A&R for a production company and as a DJ for Seoul Community Radio (like Abyss and No Identity).
– His stage name has no particular meaning, he chose it because it’s unique and not easily forgotten.
– He dreams of becoming an actor.
– He is Balming Tiger’s official hype man.
– He was the creative director and producer for RM‘s 2024 studio album Right Place, Wrong Person.
– During Balming Tiger’s appearance on Sunmi’s Showterview Sunmi said San Yawn resembles actor Park Hae-il.
– His favorite Balming Tiger song is ‘SEXY NUKIM’ because it’s the first song in which almost every current member has participated.

Abyss

Stage Name: Abyss (어비스)
Birth Name: Lee Mi-seon (이미선)
Position: A&R, DJ, Producer
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Instagram: @mesunnysideup 
Soundcloud: abyss_ 

Abyss Facts:
– She is one of the founding members.
– She’s the oldest member but she hasn’t revealed her age.
– She is kind of the pillar of Balming Tiger because she was able to reconcile the members despite different opinions and musical directions when the group was first formed.

bj wnjn

Stage Name: bj wnjn (비제이 원진)
Birth Name: Han Won-jin (한원진)
Position: Vocalist, Producer
Birthday: 1990
Zodiac Sign:
Chinese Sign: Horse
Height: 185 cm (6’1″)
Weight: 80 kg (176 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: A
MBTI: INFP
Instagram: @bjwnjn 
Soundcloud: bj원진 
Youtube: bj원진 

bj wnjn Facts:
– He was born in Seoul but lives in Paju.
– He joined Balming Tiger in 2020.
 – His stage name is short for ‘beat ju-neun (eng. beat giving) Wonjin’ and bj as in broadcasting jockey.
– During the promotions for Sexy Nukim he jokingly introduced himself as the lead singer, lead dancer and lead beatboxer of the group, he also thinks his position should be YouTuber because he posts videos with the members on his own channel.
– He would like to be a streamer for Nintendo Switch games.
– His favorite Balming Tiger song is ‘JUST FUN!’ because it reminds him of the good energy they had when working on the song.
– He has collaborated with sogumm frequently since they met in university and produced all of the tracks on her first album Sobrightttttttt‘.
– He learned to play the piano and violin since he was 5 years old, knows how to play guitar and bass and played the saxophone while enlisted in the military.
– He’s an introvert and likes to stay at home.
– He likes anime and cartoons.
– His favorite TV show is Breaking Bad and his favorite movie is Home Alone.
– His hobbies are walking, biking and hiking.
– His favorite food is kimchi stew.
– He is a superstitious person.
– He’s quiet and doesn’t talk much but others describe him as a funny person.

sogumm

Stage Name: sogumm (소금)
Birth Name: Kwon So-hee (권소희)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 8, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Sign: Dog
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Instagram: @sogumm 
Soundcloud: sogumm 
Youtube: SOGUMM 

sogumm Facts:
– She was born in Daejeon and lived in China during elementary school.
– She signed with AOMG after placing first on the label’s 2019 audition show ‘Signhere’
– She used to work under a label releasing OSTs but she left because she felt that there wasn’t much room for creativity.
– She has been releasing music on Soundcloud since 2015.
– She’s known for her unique voice and music style.
– Her stage name comes from the Korean word for salt.
– She won the Rookie of the Year award at the Korean Music Awards in 2020.
– She has collaborated with many artists in the Korean Hip Hop scene.
– She was a big fan of Bigbang’s Taeyang when she was young.
Show more fun sogumm facts…

Unsinkable

Stage Name: Unsinkable (언싱커블)
Birth Name: Kim Tae-hyun (김태현)
Position: DJ, Producer
Birthday: April 3, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Sign: Pig
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Nationality: Korean
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MBTI: INTJ
Instagram: @unsinkable062 
Soundcloud: UNSINKABLE 

Unsinkable Facts:
– He was born in Gwangju.
– He has one sibling.
– He has a cat called Kim Mangwon who used to be a stray cat living around his studio.
– Originally he wanted to become a rapper but when making beats he became more interested in becoming a producer.
– He was a producer and DJ for hip hop crews and joined Balming Tiger after being invited as a guest DJ for one of their parties in 2018.
– He is also a member of the OSIXTWO crew.
– His favorite Balming Tiger song is ‘Serenade for Mrs Jeon’ because of the distinctly Korean metaphors in the lyrics.

Leesuho

Stage Name: Leesuho (이수호)
Birth Name: Lee Su-ho (이수호)
Position: Producer, Video Director
Birthday: May 3, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Chinese Sign: Pig
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Nationality: Korean
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MBTI: INFP
Instagram: @leesuho.asia
Soundcloud: 이수호 

Leesuho Facts:
– He was born in Changwon and raised in Seoul and Monterrey, Mexico.
– After graduating high school in Mexico he moved back to Seoul and attended Kookmin University where he majored in video design.
– He started making music in high school.
– He released his first album ‘Entertain’ in 2018.
– He has directed music videos for Woo, CL, B.I, j-hope and others.
– He was the latest member to join the team in 2021 after getting close to the members while working on Omega Sapien’s song ‘POP THE TAG’ and directing the music video for sogumm’s song ‘My Taste’.
– He appeared in IKEA korea’s 2023 ad campaign.

Omega Sapien

Stage Name: Omega Sapien (오메가사피엔)
Birth Name: Jung Eui-seok (정의석)
Position: Center, (English) Rapper
Birthday: February 12, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Chinese Sign: Tiger
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Nationality: Korean
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MBTI: ENTP
Instagram: @omegasapien
Soundcloud: OMEGA SAPIEN
Youtube: OMEGA SAPIEN

Omega Sapien Facts:
– He was born in Seoul.
– He has a sister.
– He wanted to become a rapper since he was in 3rd grade when his sister gave him a MP3-Player with hip hop music.
– As a rapper he used to be known as ‘Camo Skills’ and ‘Ape’, but he changed it after Keith Ape gained recognition outside of Korea.
– His stage name Omega Sapien stands for a transcendent being, a more evolved form of Homo sapiens.
– He lived in China during elementary school and the United States (New Jersey) during middle school  and high school, he moved to Japan to study Economics in University because his father lived there.

– He joined Balming Tiger in 2018 and debuted with the single album ‘Rich & Clear’.
– He signed up for the New York audition for Show Me The Money 4 but didn’t go because he overslept.
– He doesn’t usually drink alcohol.
– He claims to be in charge of cuteness, sexiness, dance and brains in Balming Tiger.
– He takes his shirt off almost every time he performs on stage.
– He is said to resemble actor Lee Jung-hyun.
– He is an extrovert.
– He is friends with Vernon from Seventeen.
– His favorite Balming Tiger song is ‘Kolo Kolo’ because of the muscial influences and the visuals.

Mudd the student

Stage Name: Mudd the student (머드 더 스튜던트)
Birth Name: Yoon Seung-min (윤승민)
Position: Singer-songwriter, Vocalist, Rapper, Producer
Birthday: January 23, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Chinese Sign: Dragon
Height: 179 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: B
MBTI: INFP
Instagram: @muddthestudent
Twitter: @muddthestudent
Soundcloud: Mudd the student

Mudd the student Facts:
– Born in Anyang and grew up in Gijang, Busan.
– He has a twin sister and 2 older sisters.
– He started making music inspired by electronica, rock, hip-hop and pop music and released his first mixtape in high school.
– In 2019 he placed in the TOP5 of VANS “Musician Wanted” contest where Balming Tiger was a judge and joined the crew later that year after the release of his third mixtape.
– Balming Tiger is like family to him because they were the first friends he met when he moved to Seoul after graduating high school.
– He chose ‘Mudd’ as his stage name because he liked the sound of it and added ‘the student’ because he thinks there’s something to learn from every moment.
– He worked as a part-timer at a supermarket and at noodle restaurants but he got scolded a lot because he was bad at those jobs, after that he got a job as a cleaner at a practice studio where he could work on his music.
– He debuted solo on December 3rd 2019 with his first mixtape ‘Mudd’.
– He’s a singer-songwriter who doesn’t want to be defined by a genre.
– He thinks he provides fresh energy for the team as one of the youngest members.
– He claims to be in charge of popularity and saying anything in Balming Tiger.
– He was a contestant on Show Me The Money 10 and was eliminated in the semi-finals.
– He doesn’t feel like a rap or hip-hop artist, but rapping is just something he can do.
– He doesn’t like to drink.
– He’s a bit childish.
– He likes to do nail art.
– He has naturally curly hair.
– He’s an introvert.
– Making music is his only hobby, so his daily life is his work.
– He likes to work by himself at home.
– His favorite Balming Tiger song is ‘Armadillo’ because it’s the first of their songs he heard.
Show more fun Mudd the Student facts…

Seoulthesoloist/Hong Chanhee

Stage Name: Seoulthesoloist (서울더솔리스트)/ Hong Chanhee (홍찬희)
Birth Name: Hong Chan-hee (홍찬희)
Position: Photographer, Designer, Stylist, Art Director, Video Director, DJ for performances
Birthday: July 6, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Chinese Sign: Snake
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Nationality: Korean
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MBTI: ENTP
Instagram: @seoulthesoloist

Seoulthesoloist/Hong Chanhee Facts:
– He was born in Goyang.
– He’s currently enrolled in the Painting Department of Kookmin University.
– He joined Balming Tiger after getting close to Omega Sapien and frequently working together on projects.
– He frequently appears in Balming Tiger music videos.
– He has the logo of the United Nations tattooed on his chest.
– His favorite Balming Tiger song is Mudd the student’s ‘Reborn’ because he participated.

Henson

Stage Name: Henson (헨슨)
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Position: A&R, Promoter, Editor
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Nationality: Korean
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Instagram: @henseung (private)

 Henson Facts:
– He is a staff member at DIVE Studios.
– He is a member of Mensa.

Jan ‘Qui

Stage Name: Jan’ Qui (잔퀴)
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Position: Music Video Director, Producer
Birthday: January 6
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Nationality: Korean
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Instagram: @maquijanqui
Twitter: @maquijanqui
Soundcloud: Jan’ Qui
Youtube: jan qui

 Jan ‘Qui Facts:
– He was one of the earliest members to join.
– He started out making music and got into directing videos because none of his friends had experience in that field at the time.
– He directed the music video for Keith Ape’s ‘It G Ma’.

Former Members:
Sukhoon Chang

Stage Name: Sukhoon Chang (장석훈) (sometimes romanized as Jang Seok-hoon, formerly known as Byung Un (병언))
Birth Name: Chang Suk-hoon (장석훈)
Position: Rapper
Birthday: March 18, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Sign: Sheep
Height: 179 cm (5’10″)
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Nationality: Korean
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Instagram: @its_sukhoon
YouTube: suk hoon

 Sukhoon Chang Facts:
– He was one of the founding members.
– He’s currently the guitarist and vocalist of a band called ‘Hyodo and BASS’.
– He has a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Literature from Boston University.
– He has a younger brother known as SUKKARY who is featured on the first Balming Tiger mixtape.
– He started out posting covers of popular Korean hip-hop songs on YouTube in 2015 however those videos are no longer available on his channel.
– Before being approached by San Yawn Sukhoon had never rapped before.
– He left Balming Tiger in early 2019 because he wanted to make different music, signed with Starship Entertainment sub-label Highline Entertainment and went to serve in the Korean military shortly after; it is unknown if he is still affiliated with the label.

No Identity

Stage Name: No Identity (노아이덴티티)
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Position: Producer, Sound Designer
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Nationality: Korean
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Instagram: @no_identity_net
Soundcloud: No Identity
Youtube: No Identity
Website: www.noidentity.net

No Identity Facts:
– He was one of the founding members.
– He produced all of the songs on the first Balming Tiger mixtape.
– He left for personal reasons.
– He has produced songs for DEAN, Rad Museum, LIM KIM, Moon Sujin and others.
– He is now a member of the you.will.knovv collective founded by DEAN.

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