Owen Profile: Owen Facts
Owen (오왼), previously known as Owen Ovadoz (오왼 오바도즈) is a South Korean rapper under MKIT Rain, UNCUTPOINT, members only records. He debuted on January 15, 2016, with “P.O.E.M.”
Stage Name: Owen (오왼)
Former Stage Name: Owen Ovadoz (오왼 오바도즈)
Birth Name: Kim Hyun-woo (김현우)
English Name: Owen Kim
Birthday: October 13, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Goat
Height: 178cm (5’10”)
UNCUTPOINT Website: Owen
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea. [Sound K 160721]
– He lived in New Jersey as a child for about 5/6 years since the third grade. [Sound K 160721]
– He has an older brother. [Sound K 160721]
– He is fluent in English and Korean.
– He went to the middle school in Ilsan, South Korea. [Sound K 160721]
– His nickname is ‘Boom-Bap king’. [UNCUTPOINT Website]
– He was influenced by East Coast Boom-Bap.
– His first MBTI type that was revealed on IG Story was ENFJ but it changed to INFJ-T later on.
– He is a part of the Basecream crew and ODB, Sous Chef, Wons N Dollas groups.
– He is a very controversial artist, which can be seen on his social platforms especially Instagram.
– He likes the Prada fashion brand.
– He plays basketball since middle school. [메킷원 ep.9 / Sound K 160721]
– He got accepted into the College of Education in the department of English Education but dropped out. [메킷원 ep.9]
– In MKIT WON ep.9 Owen said that he doesn’t have an intermittent explosive disorder or any that kind of problem.
– A lot of netizens believe that his phone should be taken away from him. It’s because of the way that Owen presents himself there.
– He learned rock climbing in MKIT WON ep.14.
– He is afraid of heights. [메킷원 ep.9, 14]
– He drinks protein shakes.
– He has multiple tattoos. They’re dedicated to New Jersey, his religion, and the MKIT Rain label.
– He is Christian. [Sound K 160721]
– He worked at a convenience store. [메킷원 ep.1]
– His first live appearance on a radio show was for Arirang Radio’s Sound K on July 21, 2016.
– For his stage name Owen Ovadoz, he got the inspiration to use “Owen” from The Bible Matthew 5:38-40 that says “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” which stands for him being generous. “Ovadoz” in his own words stands for “y’all gonna overdose in my music.” [Sound K 160721]
– He met the MKIT Rain artists for the first time in person in Los Angeles before they became a label and were just a crew. [Sound K 160721]
– When asked what he took from participating in SMTM3 and SMTM4 he answered with “free promotion/exposure cuz I didn’t have any tracks back then (…). In season 3 I went totally like a blank page and started getting good feedbacks from other rappers and producers. I think that was my platform.” [Sound K 160721]
– He competed in SMTM 3, right after he came back from the army. [Sound K 160721]
– As of 2016, from SMTM3 he keeps in touch with The Quiett. [Sound K 160721]
– He is really close with rapper Bewhy. [Sound K 160721]
– While living in New Jersey, he had Mexican friends. [Sound K 160721]
– He started hip-hop by getting inspiration from his brother that was producing music. [Sound K 160721]
– The first hip-hop artist that he was listening to was P-Type. He also got to meet him. [Sound K 160721]
– Most of the time he shaves his head by himself. [Sound K 160721]
– As of 2016, he visited Los Angeles, California only twice to meet up with MKIT Rain artists. [Sound K 160721]
– Music-wise he is influenced by Nafla and The Quiett. [Sound K 160721]
– He doesn’t listen to k-pop as of 2016 but he knows about groups like TWICE and AOA. [Sound K 160721]
– He finds TWICE members cute. [Sound K 160721]
– He started wearing teeth grillz since he got them for the first time in November 2015 in Los Angeles. But doesn’t put them on when he performs. [Sound K 160721]
– He is good friends with former 24k member Cory (now Corbyn). They met through another 24k member Daeil (now BIGONE) because Owen knew Daeil’s older brother. [Sound K 160721]
– He got to know BTOB member Hyunsik through mutual friends. They’re friends since then. [Sound K 160721]
– He plays video games from time to time. One of them is Pokémon on Nintendo. [Sound K 160721]
– He prefers the beach over the ski resort. [Sound K 160721]
– He’d like to go on a dinner with AOA member Seolhyun. [Sound K 160721]
– He went snowboarding once and it wasn’t a good experience for him. [Sound K 160721]
– He was in a GroovyRoom studio jamming to the beat when he decided to make his single “City.” It took him 5 minutes to write and fans participated in the making of the music video. Rapper pH-1 can be seen in the video as well (1:49). [MV]
– A female artist that he’d like to collaborate with is Beyoncé. [Sound K 160721]
– A compliment that he likes hearing the most is when people can relate to his lyrics. [Sound K 160721]
– He did a “challenge” where he had to be happy for 100 days. He had to post every day on social media things that he is grateful for. On day 110 he wrote “긍정 (Feat. ELO, L.I.V.E.)” that DPR LIVE helped him to work on. [Sound K 160721]
– Nafla contacted Owen through Instagram after seeing him on SMTM3.
– He was involved in a marijuana scandal alongside other MKIT Rain artists. At the end of 2019, they were investigated by The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency and a year later everyone besides Young West received suspended indictments since it was their first committed offense. [yna.co.kr]
– After the first episode, he was edited out of “Show Me The Money 9” due to a marijuana scandal that he was involved in.
– He announced that he would quit Instagram in 2021, but soon after resumed his activities on that platform.
– He applied for “Show Me The Money 10” as “MC Shiro” the puppy from the Japanese cartoon series “Crayon Shin-chan”. The video was mainly barking noises which shows that he wasn’t serious and just playing with Mnet. (video)
– At the beginning of August 2021, Owen has founded his own label, “members only records”.
– Owen’s Ideal Type: “Kim Yu-na is my ideal type. I don’t want to meet someone like Kim Yu-na, I’m going to meet Kim Yu-na. My dream and goal is to marry her. She has always been the subject of my love interest.” [heraldcorp 2018] “Someone like a friend. I like people who are independent and do a lot of “outdoor activities”. Someone who likes to walk around outside and exercise a lot.” [ ]
2020 | Show Me The Money 9 – Contestant
2019 | Show Me The Money 8 – Contestant
2018 | Show Me The Money 777 – Contestant
2015 | Show Me The Money 4 – Contestant
2014 | Show Me The Money 3 – Contestant
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