Some Kang Gary madness is about to ensure as he’s ready to make a comeback soon!
You know Gary, don’t you? Not only is he “permanent resident” of the popular South Korean variety TV show “Running Man”, he’s also is the rapper and lyricist of the respected hip hop duo, Leessang. An all around South Korean personality, if we dare say so ourselves!
Last year, Gary (개리), who real name is Kang Hee Gun, made headlines when he released his first solo mini album titled, “MR.GAE”. South Korea’s major TV broadcast stations, MBC, KBS, and SBS, all banned the album for broadcast, stating reasons such as explicit lyrics and being too sexually provocative. However, despite the ban, it was a commercial success.
In fact, Gary‘s title track “Shower Later” clenched the #1 spot on 8 real-time music charts.
Gary later commented on the ban saying he felt confined by his image and wanted to break the mold.
Nevertheless, “MR.GAE” certainly paved the way for Gary to work on his first full-length solo album!
According to Leessang Company, his album will consist of 10 tracks, including double title tracks, which should please both the mainstream audience as well as fans of experimental music. There has been no word on whether it would be as controversial as “MR.GAE” though. But we’ll find out soon enough 🙂
Gary’s music video shoot will take place today (Thursday, 10th September) and his solo album is slated to be released on 21st September.