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Jinusean in 2016.
Background information
Years active 1997 (1997)–present
Associated acts
  • Jinu
  • Sean

Jinusean (Korean: 지누션) is a South Korean hip hop duo signed to YG Entertainment. The duo, which is made up of Kim Jin-woo (also known as Jinu) and Noh Seung-hwan (also known as Sean), debuted in 1997 and rose to fame with the single, "Tell Me." They are considered pioneers of Korean hip hop.[1][2][3]



Prior to forming Jinusean, Sean worked as a back-up dancer for legendary k-pop group Seo Taiji and Boys in the early 1990s, and Jinu debuted as a solo artist with the song, "I Was The Captain" in 1994.[4] The two debuted as Jinusean with the single, "Gasoline," in 1997 under the guidance of YG Entertainment CEO and former Seo Taiji and Boys member Yang Hyun-suk and former Deux member Lee Hyun Do.[2] Their second single, "Tell Me" (featuring singer Uhm Jung-hwa), was the duo's first hit and propelled them to stardom.[1] In 2015, YG Entertainment announced Jinusean would make a comeback, along with BIGBANG. On April 18, 2015, Jinusean celebrated their 18th anniversary as a group. Their comeback single, "One More Time," had been a success for those who waited 11 years for a comeback.[5]



Title Album details Track list
Jinusean Released: March 1, 1997

Label: YG Entertainment

  1. Jinusean Bomb (feat. Perry & Legacy)
  2. Gasoline
  3. 내가 (I Will)
  4. 말해줘 (Tell Me) (feat. Uhm Jung-hwa)
  5. Celebrate
  6. Young Nation (feat. D.O. & Yang Hyun-suk)
  7. 미행
  8. 서로
  9. Celebrate (English version, feat. Perry & 이새영)
  10. Gasoline (D.O. edit, feat. Yang Hyun-suk)
The Real Released: January 1, 1998

Label: YG Entertainment

  1. Jinusean Bomb (Remix, feat. Perry)
  2. 이제 더 이상 (MF Family version, feat. Yang Hyun-suk & FM New Group)
  3. Gasoline (English version)
  4. Celebrate (Remix version, feat. Perry & 이새영)
  5. Throw Them Hands Up (feat. Perry & FM New Group)
  6. Gasoline (Remix version)
  7. Like This Like That (feat. 조원선)
  8. What U Wanna Do? (English version, feat. Perry & FM New Group)
  9. Jinusean Bomb (Original version, feat. Perry)
  10. Celebrate (Original version)
태권 V Released: March 3, 1999

Label: YG Entertainment

  1. Intro
  2. 태권V
  3. How Deep Is Your Love?
  4. Baby Come Back
  5. Return of the Bomb
  6. 자유
  7. 자나깨나
  8. Free Style
  9. 너를 기억해
The Reign Released: February 7, 2001

Label: YG Entertainment

  1. Holdin' Down (feat. Mobb Deep & Perry)
  2. A-Yo
  3. Real Wunz (feat. Cypress Hill)
  4. 빙빙빙
  5. Hiphop Seoul-자(者) (feat. Chino XL, Masta Wu & Teddy Park)
  6. Ooh Boy (feat. J)
  7. 2 Run 힙합
  8. 힙합(合) (feat. Masta Wu & Lexy)
  9. Follow Me (feat. M-Flo)
  10. JS Anthem
  11. Outro (feat. 3534, Lexy & Vanessa)
  12. Ooh Boy (The Black Crow Remix) (feat. Perry, Lexy & 윤희중)
노라보세 Released: November 13, 2004

Label: YG Entertainment

  1. What's Up (Intro) (feat. Kim Ji Eun)
  2. 전화번호 (Telephone Number)
  3. 요술 방망이 (Magic Wand)
  4. 신나는 힙합 (Exciting Hip Hop)
  5. Tonight (feat. Kim Ji Eun)
  6. 미스터 지누션 (Mr. JinuSean) (feat. Wheesung & Masta Wu)
  7. Good Time (feat. Wheesung)
  8. 보이네 (I Can See) (feat. Gummy)
  9. 2 ALL MY PEOPLE (feat. Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Perry & Kim Ji Eun)
  10. Welcome (feat. Lexy)
  11. Microphone (feat. Teddy & Danny)
  12. What's Up (Outro) (feat. Perry)
  13. 열정 리믹스 (Passion Remix) (feat. Se7en)

Digital singles[edit]

  • "한번 더 말해줘 (Tell Me One More Time)" (feat. Jang Han Na) (2015)


Variety/Survival Shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 Show Me the Money 4 Producers/Judges Mnet
Running Man (TV series) Guest SBS
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator Guest JTBC
Infinite Challenge Guest/Singers MBC
Happy Together Guest KBS2


Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2001 Best Hip-hop Performance "A-yo"[6] Nominated
Best Male Group Nominated
2005 Best Hip-hop Performance "Phone Number" (전화번호)[7] Nominated


  1. ^ a b Kim, Jae-heun (2015-04-16). "Hip-hop duo Jinusean returns after 11 years". Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b "지누션" [Jinusean]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  3. ^ Bevan, David (2012-03-26). "Seoul Trained: Inside Korea’s Pop Factory". Spin. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  4. ^ "JinuSean (지누션)". KBS World Radio. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  5. ^ http://miner8.com/en/25547
  6. ^ "2001 MMF part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  7. ^ "2005 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-28.

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