DJ DOC member Lee Ha Neul (이하늘) blames groupmate Kim Chang Ryul (김창열) for the death of his younger brother. His little brother Lee Hyun Bae (이현배) of hip hop trio 45RPM (45알피엠), was 48 years old when he departed.
According to reports, the rapper passed away due to a heart attack. Ha Neul and his other groupmate Jung Jae Yong (정재용), immediately took a plane to Jeju Island where the 45RPM member had been residing.
During that time, the third DJ DOC member Chang Ryul, uploaded a photo of Hyun Bae on his Instagram account to commemorate the recently passed rapper. This stirred up controversy when Ha Neul responded angrily posting, “You’re the center of this. He died because of you, you bastard.”
However, Ha Neul’s comment was removed not long after. Moreover, a few insiders mentioned that DJ DOC was very close and that the artist was upset over his brother’s passing. It was also stated that the DJ DOC member was just venting out his frustration to a close friend. This may not be true at all, as Ha Neul streamed live on Instagram to blame Chang Ryul again for causing Hyun Bae’s death.
The Korean hip-hop artist stated that Chang Ryul looked after all the income related to DJ DOC. However, the group’s third member never shared any division of profits to Ha Neul’s younger brother, even when he wrote the lyrics to all of their songs.
Ha Neul also angrily expressed how Chang Ryul was pretending to be Hyun Bae’s friend after he passed away due to being overworked to death. Furthermore, the singer also mentioned that he would unveil everything that he’s hidden for 20 years in order for DJ DOC to keep going together. Ha Neul stated how Chang Ryul “would never put in any effort on the DJ DOC albums. He’d just come after the release, get drunk, and cheat on his wife.”
The DJ DOC member further revealed that all of them, including Hyun Bae, launched a business together in Jeju Island. However, Chang Ryul bailed out halfway through while breaking all agreements, due to the lack of faith in the business doing well. As a result, Hyun Bae began doing delivery services to keep up with living costs.
Unfortunately, he got into a car accident while carrying out his delivery work but was unable to obtain a detailed diagnosis due to the rapper not having enough money. Hyun Bae also requested his family to not inform Ha Neul because he didn’t want to worry his older brother.
Check out Ha Neul’s video down below.