For those who follow the entertainment industry in South Korea closely, one person who is very popular is the rapper, Kang Gary. The man, who is also an entrepreneur, record producer, and songwriter, became famous in the Asian country and beyond as a member of the former hip hop group Leesang. Since many people want to know everything that is possible about him, here is everything you might want to know.
Who is Kang Gary?
Gary got to know him more than just his music and what the silver screen offers and was born on February 24th, 1978 as Kang Hee-gun. When he grew up, he wanted to become a teacher or dancer, among other things. Although not much is known about his family, it is known that he grew up in South Korea. He said that he went to school mainly to dance, but he still graduated from high school and transferred to Yong In University.
Before he decided to settle for music, Kang trained Gary as an amateur boxer, although he had no intention of making a career out of it. Nevertheless, he still boxed for up to 10 years. His name, Kung, which means dog, is a name he adopted in high school. At this time he also took part in various dance competitions.
The rapper, who has become a symbol of hard work and uncompromising dedication, wanted to become a dancer before switching to rap music later when he got older. He began as a hip-hop star with the group X-Teen, and together they released an album in 1998. After falling out with the group, he joined the Honey Family and together they released several albums in 1999 and 2000. The next group he was to join was the Leessam Trio, which later moved to Leesang after Diggity, who was a member, had left Gary and Gil.
Just like the previous groups, this group failed for a long time and forced Kang Gary to start his solo career in 2014. So far he has released an EP, Mr. Gae, in 2014, followed by an album in 2015, in 2002.
Apart from music, the rapper has also made a number of cameo appearances in a number of TV series such as “Emergency Couple” and films like “Wonderful Radio”. His most significant TV appearance was in SBS’s Running Man, on which he worked from 2010 to 2017.
His career has been honored with many awards and many other nominations. Among the awards he has received are the Hip-Hop Artist of the Year 2002 at the Mnet Music Video Festival, the Cyworld Digital Music Awards Best Collaboration of the Year 2007, the Mnet Asian Music Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2009) and the Youku Night Awards Entertainment Spirit Award 2014 in 2015.
Is Kang Gary Married? – Wife/Girlfriend
Although he admitted in previous interviews that marriage is associated with responsibilities that are obvious to him, he stated that he would rather bring such responsibilities to his music. This is one of the main reasons why everyone was shocked that he would have to take responsibility when he married in 2017.
His marriage came very unexpectedly and shocked many people. He said that marriage, which has no ceremony or anything else, is only in its manifestations after his wife has shaken his soul. What makes it even more interesting and mysterious is that nobody knew who the woman was who he called a non-promoter.
For a while, many assumed that the Running Man was in short supply because of his marriage, but the rapper revealed that he should actually work more on his music.
He has a son who was born in November 2017. According to the rapper, the music is very hard with the birth of his son, whom he takes care of. This is mainly due to the fact that he tried to do both at the same time. After giving birth to his son at the age of 39, he said that perhaps this was the reason why he had a hard time because it might have been easier if the boy had been born when he was much younger.
Nevertheless, as a very committed family man, he also pointed out that with his family at his side he would remain very confident and had nothing to fear.