Epik High (에픽하이) has announced their departure from YG Entertainment!
In an official statement, the company said that their exclusive contract with the group has ended. They added, “After long discussion, YG and Epik High came to an agreement to not renew. YG expresses gratitude to Tablo and Epik High, who have done great music together with us for seven years.”
“We are also cheering on their new start and activities. We hope they will always be in good health and happiness, and we ask for many people to send blessings for Epik High’s future. We express our deep gratitude to the fans who have loved Epik High as an artist of YG,” they said.
Epik High consists of members Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz. Formed in 2001 under Woolim Entertainment, the alternative hip hop trio has released 9 studio albums and multiple special albums, singles, and OSTs. On top of that, they have received numerous Korean music awards and is the 2nd Korean act to perform at Coachella.
On the bright side, at least they’re not disbanding.