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Background information
Birth nameLee Cheol-joo (이철주)
Born (1986-08-12) August 12, 1986 (age 33)
Daegu, South Korea
GenresKorean hip hop
Years active2007 (2007)–present
LabelsRBW (2015–2018)
Associated actsJiggy Fellaz, Vasco, Double Trouble, Innovator

Lee Cheol-joo (Korean이철주; born 12 August 1986), better known by his stage name Basick (Hangul: 베이식), is a South Korean rapper under RBW.[1] He won the fourth season of Mnet's rap competition Show Me the Money.


Basick was born on August 12, 1986 in Daegu, South Korea. He is fluent in English, having majored in marketing at the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States, Babson College.[2] Basick is married to Yoo Seo-yeon and they welcomed their first child, Lee Chaeha, in 2015.[3]


Basick first appeared in the Korean underground hip hop scene in 2007 and was recruited as a member of South Korea's largest hip hop crew Jiggy Fellaz in 2008. In 2009, Basick became one half of the duo Double Trouble with fellow Jiggy Fellaz crew member, Innovator. Mid-2013, he began a hiatus in the music scene after getting married and started a career inside a sports fashion brand.[4]

In 2015, Basick participated in the fourth season of rap competition Show Me The Money, going on to win the series overall as part of team "Brand New" with Verbal Jint and San E of Brand New Music.[5] Basick is now signed under Rainbow Bridge World and have featured in a number of collaborations.[6] In 2016, he released his first mini album titled Nice.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: September 27, 2011
  • Label: Independent Records, Hiphopplaya
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Foundation Vol. 3
  • Released: April 19, 2013
  • Label: Genuine Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: November 1, 2013
  • Label: Genuine Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Nice 42


Title Year Peak chart
Sales (DL) Album
As lead artist
"Better Than The Best" 2008 N/A Non-album singles
"Champion Pt.ll"
feat. Rocky L, Jtong
"Basement" 2011 Classick
"You Already Know" 2012 Foundation Vol. 3
"Pretty Girls"
feat. Kim Sae Han Gil
"Don't Stop"
"Kimchi" (김치) 2013
"Nice Life"
feat. Paloalto
feat. C Jamm, Innovator
feat. Vasco
2015 39
  • KOR: 117,038[9]
Show Me the Money 4
"Stand Up"
feat. Mamamoo
"Better Days" (좋은 날)
feat. Gummy
"In Front of the House" (그 집 앞)
feat. Kim Jin-ho
2016 67 Non-album single
feat. G2, Hwasa
100 Nice
"Is That Why" (그래서 그런가)
feat. B.O.
N/A Non-album singles
"My Wave"
feat. Sik-K
"Pinocchio" (피노키오)
feat. Verbal Jint
"₩on It All"
feat. Most Badass Asian
"A Woman I Know" (아는 여자)
feat. San E
"Real Life"
feat. The Quiett
"Miss Pretty"
with Kim Sae Han Gil
2011 N/A Non-album single
"My Zone"
with Blacknut, Microdot feat. San E, Verbal Jint
2015 12 Show Me the Money 4
"I'm The Man"
with Verbal Jint, San E
"Call Me" (연락해)
with Lil Boi feat. Hwasa
26 Non-album singles
"All Right"
with Big Tray, Marvel J, B.O.
2017 N/A
"See You In Heaven" (별똥별)
with Kassy
Soundtrack appearances
"In the Illusion" (환상 속의 그대) 2016 N/A W OST
with Jung Chae-yeon, Seunghee, Janey
Eat Sleep Eat OST
"Destiny" (운명처럼)
with Park Bo-ram
2017 Man to Man OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.



Year Network Title Notes
2015 Mnet Show Me the Money 4 Winner
2016 JTBC Hip Hop Nation Season 2 Cast member


  1. ^ "'SMTM4's skilled rapper Basick joins MAMAMOO's agency RBW Inc". Allkpop. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Introduction : Basick". RBW. Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  3. ^ ""Show Me the Money 4" Basick's Son Is Basically a Mini Basick". Soompi. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Lil Boi chose his name because he couldn't be Choiza (if you know what he means) + performs with Basick". Allkpop. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Who won on 'Show Me the Money 4'? Mino vs. Basick". Allkpop. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Lil Boi and Basick release MVs for new collaboration tracks 'Watch Out' and 'Call Me'". Allkpop. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  8. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  9. ^ "2015년 08월 Download Chart".
  10. ^ Cumulative sales of "Stand Up":
  11. ^ Cumulative sales of "Better Days":
  12. ^ "2016년 05주차 Download Chart".
  13. ^ "2016년 32주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  14. ^ Cumulative sales of "My Zone:
  15. ^ Cumulative sales of "I'm The Man":
  16. ^ "2015년 10월 Download Chart".