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INK Members Profile and Facts

INK (잉크) was a 7-member boy group that debuted on May 18, 1993 under Nices Popular. Originally consisting of members Lee Sangwon, Kim Yeonho, Ahn Woncheol, Hwang Chehui, Lee Manbok, Kim Geunsoo, and Lee Seonggyu, they debuted with the album No More Contaminated World…. The group’s musicality largely focused on break dancing, which was influenced by New Jack Swing and Rave.  Despite having two hit songs from their two albums respectively, INK did not receive much popularity due to the heightened popularity of other idol groups such as Seo Taiji and Boys, Deux, and Noise. The reorganization of the group that resulted with members leaving, as well as new members added also contributed to INK quietly disbanding after the release of their 2nd and final album, Cinderella Complex in 1995.

Members Profile:
Yeonho

Stage Name: Kim Mi (김미)
Birth Name: Kim Yeonho (김연호)
Position: Sub Rapper
Birthday: March 2, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height:

Yeonho Facts:
– He graduated from high school at the time of INK’s debut.
– He was previously an Ice Hockey player,
– His nickname is Salmon Roe because of his name.
– His specialty is to sleep with his chin resting.
– He was absent during INK’s second album due to military enlistment.

Manbok

Stage Name: Lee Rae (이레)
Birth Name: Lee Manbok (이만복)
Position: Rapper, Vocal
Birthday: June 27, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 170 cm (5’5″)

Manbok Facts:
– He attended Gyeongshin High School.
– He was previously a commercial model for Danong.
– His specialty is back flipping, which brought him popularity in the group.
– He formed the group MIX in 2003.
– His father is Black-American, while his mother is Black and Korean.
– He appeared on the Korean program Dancing 9 to speak about inclusions of mixed race Koreans including his daughter
– He has two children.
– His daughter is currently an Idol trainee.

Sangwon

Stage Name: Lee Do (이도)
Birth Name: Lee Sangwon (이상원)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: February 13, 1965
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height:

Sangwon Facts:
– He previously debuted as a member of SoBangCha in 1987.
– He attended Kaywon Arts High School for Theater and Film.
– At the time of INK’s debut, he was the eldest member.
– He was a choreographer for the group.
– He enjoys leading the team and to be a counselor for their concerns.
– He returned to SoBangCha before INK’s second album.

Geunsoo

Stage Name: Kim Pa (김파)
Birth Name: Kim Geunsoo (김근수)
Position: Sub Rapper
Birthday: August 13, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height:

Geunsoo Facts:
– He graduated from Yuseong High School at the time of debut.
– His brother was said to be a heavy metal singer.
– He was nicknamed ‘Count Asura’ because of his hairstyle.
– He was reorganized as the leader during their 2nd album.

Woncheol

Stage Name: Hansol (한솔 )
Birth Name: Ahn Woncheol (안원철)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Birthday: February 11, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height:

Woncheol Facts:
– At the time of INK’s debut, he took a leave of absence from Myongji University.
– His hobbies are swimming and skiing.
– He was a member of the dance group Yacha with ZAM member Choi Jinsoo.
– He was absent during INK’s second album due to military enlistment.

Seonggyu

Stage Name: Lee Ra (이라)
Birth Name: Lee Seonggyu (이성규)
Position: Rapper
Birthday: January 29, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: –

Seonggyu Facts:
– He graduated from Dankook University High School.
– He dropped out of Myongji University later on.
– His specialty is jet skiing.
– He previously appeared in plays such as Mouse Trap and Wandering Stars.
– He was absent during INK’s second album due to military enlistment.

Chehui

Stage Name: Hwang Si (황시)
Birth Name: Hwang Chehui (황체휴)
Position: Rapper
Birthday: December 15, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Saggitarius
Height:

Chehui Facts:
– He graduated from Dongyang High School.
– His hobby is listening to music.
– His nickname is Son Goku.
– He was absent during INK’s second album due to military enlistment.
– After the group’s disbandment, he joined the group Crew.

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