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San.E Profile: San.E Facts

San.E (alias Rap Genius) is a South Korean hip-hop rapper and songwriter. He was under the label Brand New Music. On December 6, 2018 he ended his exclusive contract with Brand New Music. He made his debut September 16, 2010.

Official Accounts:
Official Website: brandnewmusic.co.kr

Stage Name: San.E (산이)
Birth Name: Jung San (정산)
Birthday: January 23, 1985
Birthplace: Bupyeong District, Incheon, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Korean
Height: 175cm (f’8”)
Weight: 68kg (149lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: @sanethebigboy
Twitter: @san_e
Facebook: San E

San.E Facts:
– He seems to really enjoy yoga.
– He is also known as “Rap Genius”.
– When he was a middle school student, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, since his parents had been struggling financially because of the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
– He attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in graphic design.
– San.E released his first mixtapes “Ready To Be Signed” and “Ready To Be Famous” in 2008 and 2009.
– To draw attention, he jokingly dissed underground rapper Verbal Jint.
– The diss brought him attention from the Korean hip hop community and from Verbal Jint himself, who invited San.E to join his hip hop crew, “Overclass”.
– San.E won “Best Hip Hop Song” at the 2010 Korean Music Awards for the track “Rap Genius.”
– Soon after, he became the first solo rapper to sign with JYP Entertainment.
– In September 2010, he released his first mini-album “Everybody Ready?“, which featured fellow JYP Entertainment artists Min (Miss A), Joo and Yeeun (of Wonder Girls).
– He debuted several days later on the television music show M!Countdown, with his single “Tasty San“, featuring Min.
– In 2011, San.E released “Please Don’t Go“, a collab with rapper Outsider and singer Lee Changmin (of 2AM).
– The song reached #14 on the Gaon Digital Chart, making it his highest charted song while contracted under JYP Entertainment.
– In April 2013, San.E ended his contract with JYP Entertainment, saying that he was leaving on good terms.
– San.E was also featured in several songs, including Hyoyeon‘s “Wannabe”, as well as Ravi‘s “BOMB” and Kangnam‘s “Chocolate”.
– He was a mentor on “The Unit” (Idol Rebooting Program).
– On December 6, 2018 he ended his exclusive contract with Brand New Music.

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