Brave Brothers

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Kang Dong-chul
Also known as Brave Brothers
Born (1979-06-17) June 17, 1979 (age 37)
Origin South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 2002–present
Labels
Associated acts
Brave Brothers
Hangul
Revised Romanization Gang Dong-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Kang Tong-ch‘ŏl
Stage name
Hangul
Revised Romanization Yonggamhan Hyeongje
McCune–Reischauer Yonggamhan Hyŏngje

Kang Dong-chul (Hangul강동철, born June 17, 1979), also known by stage name Brave Brothers, is a South Korean rapper, record producer and songwriter of Brave Entertainment.[1][2][3] He was a producer and composer for YG Entertainment from 2004 to 2008. In 2008, he started his own record label called Brave Entertainment. He has produced hit songs for Sistar, 4minute, T-ara, Son Dam Bi, Big Bang, Brown Eyed Girls, After School, AOA and U-KISS. In 2009, he made his music debut with Attitude and later released Passionate on December 8. He has three groups under his record label: Brave Girls, Electroboyz and BIGSTAR. Kang is currently appearing on JTBC‘s Made In U program as a panel judge.[4][5][6]

Music career[edit]

On October 21, representatives of RaNia revealed that Brave Brothers would be producing their album Time To Rock Da Show.[7][8] He was awarded the Hallyu Composer Award at the 19th Korean Culture Entertainment Daesang Awards on December 15, 2011. He stated, "Thank you so much for honoring me with such a great award. I will return the favor with more great new songs. I would like to return this honor to the artists that express my songs and to the Brave Sound family.[9]"

Business career[edit]

On October 25, 2011, he opened a hip hop club in Gangnam district of Seoul called Phantom.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

On KBS's Win Win, he revealed he had a troubled past with 12 violent-related crimes and owned a room salon business. He stated that everything changed when developing a love for Cypress Hill music and ended relations with organized crime.[12][13][14][15]

Discography[edit]

Album Information Track Listing
Attitude
  1. Interview
  2. Brave Sound
  3. Invisible (Feat. Son Dambi, 별들의전쟁)
  4. Bittersweet (Feat. M, 현아, Maboos, Red Roc, Basick)
  5. Invisible (Inst.)
Passionate
  1. Finally (Feat. U-Kiss)
  2. 3AM (Feat. Brave Starr)
  3. Finally (Inst.)
슬픈 음악
  1. 슬픈 음악 (With V.O.S)
  2. 슬픈 음악 (Inst.)
The Classic
  1. Brave Show
  2. 너를 그린다 (Vocal 다비치, Electroboyz)
  3. 돌아 돌아
  4. 울고싶단 말야 (With Jay Park)
  5. Addict (Vocal B2K)
  6. Music Award (With Skul1, J'Kyun)
  7. Invisible (New Ver.) (Vocal Son Dambi)
  8. 돈 벌었지
  9. 가위바위보 (With Double K)
  10. 슬픈 음악 (Guitar Remix Ver.) (With V.O.S)
  11. Bittersweet (R&B Ver.) (With M, Hyuna, Maboos, Red Roc, Basick)
  12. 울고싶단 말야 (Inst.)
  13. 너를 그린다 (Inst.)
Beautiful Girl (Hyomin of T-ara)
  1. Beautiful Girl (Feat. Electroboyz)
  2. Beautiful Girl (Inst.)
Break Up (Lee Gi-kwang of Beast)
  1. Break Up (Feat. Electroboyz)
  2. Break Up (Inst.)

Music Credit[edit]

Artist(s) Song Information
4Minute
4 Tomorrow
  • "두근두근 Tomorrow" - 두근두근 Tomorrow
45RPM
  • "못 말리는 삼형제" - Hit Pop
  • "천하무적 야구단" - 천하무적 야구단
A-Force
  • "Wonder Woman"
After School
After School Red
  • "밤 하늘에" - RED
Pink BnN
AOA
  • "Intro (Gonna Get Your Heart)", "Miniskirt", "Under the Street Lights" - Miniskirt
  • "Short Hair", "Joa YO!", "Soulmate", "You Know That" - Short Hair
  • "AOA", "Like A Cat", "Girl's Heart" - Like A Cat
  • "Heart Attack", "Luv Me", "One Thing", "Really Really" - Heart Attack
  • "Excuse Me" - Angel's Knock
Bae Seul-ki
  • "Intro", "Tiresome" (Feat. Ha Joo Yeon of Jewelry), "DJ" (Feat. Maboos)
Battle
  • "Big Change (Feat. Deegie)", "Step By Step", "Luv U" - Step By Step
BESTie
  • "Love Options" - Love Options
Big Bang
Boyfriend
  • "Let's Get It Started (Feat. Maboos)", "Boyfriend", "You & I" - Boyfriend
Brave Girls
  • "Intro (Ain't Nobody Like Brave Girls)", "So Sexy", "아나요" - The Difference
  • "툭하면 (Feat. Skul1)", "비가 내리면" - Back To Da Future
  • "변했어" - 변했어
Brown Eyed Girls
  • "어쩌다" - My Style
BtoB
C-REAL
  • "C-Real Intro", "No No No No No" - Round 1
Dal Shabet
  • "Someone Like U" - Naturalness
DJ Doc
  • "투게더" - 풍류
Dazzling Red
  • "This Person" - Idol Group
EI[16]
  • "Intro", "기억해", "너 하나만" - 기억해
Electroboyz
  • "전화가 오네 (Feat. 호란)", "어젯밤 (Feat. 별들의전쟁)" - Electroboyz First Single
  • "Ma Boy 2 (Feat. Hyorin of Sistar)" - Rebirth
F-ve Dolls
  • "입술자국/Lip Stain", "잘났어" - Charming Five Girls
Gummy
  • "거울을 보다가", "여기까지만 (Feat. Skull)" - Comfort
Han Yuna
  • " 마네킹 (Feat. Maboos)" - I'm Mannequin
Hello Venus
  • "Sticky Sticky" - Sticky Sticky
  • "Wiggle Wiggle" - Wiggle Wiggle
  • "I'm Ill", "Show Window", "Watcha Talk About", "Chameleon" - I'm Ill
Hyolyn
Hyomin
Hyuna
Jang Keun-suk & Hyorin of Sistar
  • "Magic Drag"
Jo Sungmo
  • "Intro ", "바람필래", "이밤이 지나가면", "점점더 (Feat. Electroboyz)" - Meet Brave
Kim Dong-wan
Kim Hyung-jun
Kim Yuna, Sistar & Electroboyz
  • "Super Girl"
Lee Ai
  • "기억해" - 기억해
Lee Gi-kwang
  • "Dancing Shoes", "Wipe the Tears" - First Episode: A New Hero
Lee Min-woo
  • "남자를 믿지마" (Feat. Big Tone) – M Rizing
Lee Seung-gi
  • "Losing my mind" - 정신이 나갔었나봐
Lexy
  • "눈물 씻고 화장하고" - Lextacy
  • "하늘 위로 (Feat. 지은)", "Big Lexy" - Rush
Masta Wu
  • "울라라라 (Feat. Red Roc)", "Cry (Feat. 이영현)", "껌 (Feat. Teddy Park)" - Mass Wu Pt.2
Myname
  • "Just That Little Thing" - The 2nd Single
Nine Muses
  • "잠은 안오고 배는 고프고/Sleepless Night" - Lost (Til The Night Is Over)
NS Yoonji
  • "N To The S 윤지", "춤을 춰/Lets Dance", "DJ Don't Stop" - Time To Fly High
Oh Jong-hyuk
  • "Get Away" (Feat. Showgun) – OK, I'm Ready
One Two
  • "별이 빛나는 밤에" - 별이 빛나는 밤에
  • "와랄라 랄라레" - Walala Lalale
  • "Very Good"
Owl
  • "In the summer" (Feat. Lady Owl)
RaNia
Red Roc
  • "Bounce Back" - Hello
Se7en
  • "Interlude – Follow Me", "Run (Feat. G-Dragon, Taeyang)" - 24/SE7EN
  • "Oh~Ma Girl" - Se7olution
Sistar
Son Dam-bi
  • "Bad Boy" - Mini Album Vol. 1
  • "미쳤어/Crazy" - Mini Album Vol. 2
  • "토요일밤에/Saturday Night" - Type B — Back To 80's
  • "눈물이 주르륵" - Dripping Tears
Son Dam-bi & After School
SPEED
  • "Love, the pain of heart" - Blow Speed
Stellar
  • "Intro", "Cry" - Cry
Sugar
  • "노세 놀아보세" - 무가당
  • "O.A.O (오.에.오)" - O.A.O (오.에.오)
Sunmi
  • "Full Moon (featuring Lena)" - Full Moon
Supernova
  • "Intro", "그리운 날에", "라라라" - Time To Shine
  • "Intro", "Shining☆Star", "Love Letter" - Shining☆Star
  • "Stupid Love" - Stupid Love
Taeyang
  • "Intro (Hot)" - Hot
T-ARA
  • "So Crazy" - So Good
Teen Top
  • "Teen Top", "Going Crazy", "Where's Ma Girl", "Girl Friend" - It's
  • "aRtist", "To You", "Baby U", "Shake It" - aRtisT
  • "Be Ma Girl", "Fall in Love", "Party Tonight" - Be Ma Girl
  • "So Sweet", "Get Crazy", "Miss Right (co-compose with Elephant Kingdom)" - "No.1"
  • "Walking By..." - "No.1 Repackaged"
  • "Don't I" - "Teen Top Class"
  • "Except for me" - Brave Brothers 10th Anniversary
Thelma Aoyama
  • "Intro", "Fallen Angel", "My Sweetest Sin" - Love Story
Touch
  • "난" - Touch
uBEAT
  • "Should Have Treated You Better", "It's Been A Long Time" - 있을 때 잘해 줄 걸
U-Kiss
  • "Intro (Pump Pump)", "어리지 않아", "Give It to Me" - New Generation
  • "Intro (On Fire)", "니가 좋아", "Talk To Me" - Bring It Back 2 Old School
  • "Intro", "만만하니/ManManNaNi", "OK!" - ContiUKiss
  • "Intro", "빙글빙글/Round&Round", "Without You", "뭐라고" - Only One
YG
YMGA
  • "Let It Play (Feat. Ji Eun)"
  • "Real Talk (Feat. Taeyang)"
  • Made In R.O.K
Yoo Seung-chan
  • "How are yoo?"
ZE:A
  • "하루종일/All Day Long (Original Ver.)" - Leap For Detonation
  • "숨소리/Breathe" - First Homme

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2011 19th Korean Culture Entertainment Daesang Awards Hallyu Composer "Won" [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 용감한 형제 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  2. ^ 용감한 형제 (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  3. ^ 용감한 형제 (in Korean). Daum. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brave Brothers discusses his past, his present career, and his future goals in recent interview". Allkpop. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  5. ^ 용감한형제 "음악 있다면 500원만 있어도 행복" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "'Idol singers lack passion'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rania to make a comeback with Brave Brothers this year". Allkpop. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  8. ^ 예당 "라니아·알리 미니앨범 발매 앞둬 기대" (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Brave Brothers wins the 'Hallyu Composer Award'". Allkpop. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Brave Brothers opens a large-scale hip hop club, 'PHANTOM'". Allkpop. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  11. ^ 용감한형제, `40억 투자` 강남에 힙합클럽 오픈 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Brave Brothers: "I don't know how to read music"". Allkpop. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  13. ^ 용감한형제, "악보 볼 줄 모른다" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Brave Brothers and Shinsadong Tiger reveal their surprising pasts". Allkpop. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  15. ^ 용감한 형제 "17살 때 소년원行.." 충격 과거 고백 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Rookie singer EI shares a new photo of his six-pack abs after losing 133 pounds". Allkpop. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 

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