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Code Kunst signs with High Ground

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Updated : September 22 2015

Hip-hop producer Code Kunst, whose real name is Jo Sung-woo, on Monday signed up with High Ground, a new label headed by Epik High’s Tablo under YG Entertainment.

High Ground broke the news at 11 p.m. on Monday via its official social media channels that Code Kunst has joined the label, becoming the second artist of the agency after rising indie-band Hyukoh.

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Code Kunst (High Ground)
Code Kunst is known as the producer of the collaboration song “Hood” by Tablo and American hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$. The 25-year-old made his debut in April 2014 with first full-length album “Novel.” In May, he released his second LP “Crumble.”

High Ground was established in March as a sublabel of K-pop giant YG Entertainment.

“Epik High is a hip-hop group so it make sense that people think High Ground is a hip-hop label,” Tablo was quoted as saying during his radio program in March. “But it will become a label for all genres, welcoming all kinds of musicians.”

By Ahn Sung-mi (sahn@heraldcorp.com)

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