Dok2

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Dok2
Birth name Lee Joon-Kyung
Born (1990-03-28) March 28, 1990 (age 27)
Origin South Korea
Genres Korean hip hop
Occupation(s)
Years active 2008–Present
Labels Future Flow (2003-2008)
Map The Soul (2009-2010)
Illionaire Records (2011-Present)
Associated acts The Quiett, Beenzino, Epik High, Jay Park, Dynamic Duo, Drunken Tiger Dean, Microdot
Website Illionaire Records
Birth name
Hangul 이준경
Hanja
Revised Romanization I Jun-gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Yi Chungyŏng
Stage name
Hangul 도끼
Revised Romanization Dokki
McCune–Reischauer Tokki

Lee Joon-Kyung (hangul: 이준경; born March 28, 1990) better known by his stage name Dok2 (hangul: 도끼, pronounced as Dokki), is a South Korean rapper and co-CEO of Illionaire Records.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Dok2's mother is Korean, and his father is Spanish and Filipino.[1]

While media outlets reported in 2014 that he is a first cousin of Nicole Scherzinger, an American singer formerly of the girl group the Pussycat Dolls, Dok2 said in a 2015 interview, "The report about me being first cousins with Nicole Scherzinger is wrong. We share the same blood, but the relationship is complicated. I haven’t even met her."[2][3]

Career beginnings[edit]

Dok2 signed to Future Flow Entertainment when he was 13 years old. By the time he was out of his teenage years, he had written and produced songs for established Korean hip hop groups, including Drunken Tiger, Dynamic Duo and Epik High.[4]

In 2006, under the name All Black, Dok2 and fellow teen rapper Microdot released the album Chapter 1.[5]

He released his first solo mini-album, Thunderground, under Epik High's now defunct Map The Soul label in 2009.[6]

Illionaire Records[edit]

In 2011, Dok2 and rapper The Quiett formed Illionaire Records. Despite its small size, Illionaire Records is considered one of the most influential hip hop record labels in South Korea due to the popularity of its artists.[7][8][9]

Show Me The Money[edit]

In 2014, Dok2 was a judge on the third season of the TV rap competition Show Me the Money, where he and The Quiett were the producers behind winning contestant Bobby of the band IKON. They again participated in the show's fifth season and were the producers behind the 2nd running up, Super Bee.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2014 Show Me The Money S3 Mnet Judge with The Quiett
2015 4 Things Show Mnet Himself
2015 I Live Alone MBC Himself (Episode 121)
2016 Radio Star MBC Guest (Episode 486)
2016 Show Me The Money S5 Mnet Judge with The Quiett
2016 Infinite Challenge MBC Hip Hop Special with Yoo Jae-suk (Episode 506-513)

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap Performance "Me"[10] Nominated
2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap Performance "1llusion" Nominated

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