MC Sniper

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MC Sniper
Native name 김정유
Birth name Kim Jung-yoo
Born (1979-02-08) February 8, 1979 (age 39)
Origin South Korea
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels
Korean name
Hangul 김정유
Revised Romanization Gim Jeong-yu
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chŏngyu

Kim Jung-yoo (Korean: 김정유, born February 8, 1979),[1] better known as MC Sniper (Korean: MC 스나이퍼), is a South Korean rapper. He is known for writing controversial lyrics that challenge social injustice and mainstream society.[2][3][4] He was a contestant on Show Me the Money and a producer on both seasons of Tribe of Hip Hop. He released his first album, So Sniper..., on May 17, 2002.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[5]
So Sniper... N/A
Intro (초행)
  • Released: May 14, 2003
  • Label:Pony Canyon Korea
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Be In Deep Grief
  • Released: March 18, 2004
  • Label: Sniper Sound, Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, digital download
How Bad Do U Want It?
  • Released: March 5, 2007
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Museum
  • Released: November 17, 2009
  • Label:Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Full Time
  • Released: April 13, 2012
  • Label: Sniper Sound, NHN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16

Special albums[edit]

Title Album details
MC Sniper Limited Edition
  • Released: December 27, 2002
  • Label Pony Canyon Korea
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[5]
B-Kite 1
  • Released: September 5, 2014
  • Label: B-Kite, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
32
B-Kite 2
  • Released: November 5, 2015
  • Label:B-Kite, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
37
Rebuild (힙합의 민족)
  • Released: May 30, 2016
  • Label: Sniper Sound, NHN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
N/A

Charted singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[9]
As lead artist
"Magic Castle" (마법의 성) 2009 24 N/A Museum
"Hakuna Matata" (하쿠나마타타) 2010 49 Non-album singles
"Break Away"
feat. Room9
2011 31
"Push It"
feat. Illinit
49 Full Time
"I Can Do It" (할 수 있어)
feat. Iruma
2012 26
"I Loved You" (사랑했잖아)
Live ver. feat. Loco, Son Seung-yeon
60 Show Me the Money
"Sunset Glow" (붉은 노을)
feat. Kim Ji-soo, Egobomb
65
"Danger" 61 Vampire Prosecutor OST
"Geto Christmas"
feat. Mini
Non-album singles
"Why" (왜)
feat. ZoneQ
2013 71
"Shakespeare In Love" (사랑비극 Part.1)
feat. Kim Sin-ui
2015 41
"U.F.L (Unfinished Love)"
feat. Bido Seungwoo
81
Collaborations
"Mirror" (만우절)
with Illinit
2010 56 N/A Non-album singles
"Like The First Day" (처음 그 날처럼)
with Na Yoon-kwon, The Cheers
2012 50
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2002 "BK Love" Best Hip Hop Performance[19] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MC 스나이퍼 프로필" (in Korean). Naver. 
  2. ^ "MC SNIPER (MC 스나이퍼)". KBS World Radio. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  3. ^ "MC 스나이퍼 소개" [Introduction to MC Sniper]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  4. ^ Hwang, Mi-hyun (2015-11-27). "MC Sniper is back in control". Korea JooAng Daily. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart. 
  6. ^ "2012년 04월 Album Chart". 
  7. ^ "2014년 9월 Album Chart". 
  8. ^ "2015년 11월 Album Chart". 
  9. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart. 
  10. ^ Cumulative sales of "Push It":
  11. ^ "2012년 04월 Download Chart". 
  12. ^ a b "2012년 34주차 Download Chart". 
  13. ^ "2012년 09월 Download Chart". 
  14. ^ "2012년 51주차 Download Chart". 
  15. ^ "2013년 33주차 Download Chart". 
  16. ^ "2015년 03월 Download Chart". 
  17. ^ "2015년 38주차 Download Chart". 
  18. ^ "2012년 06월 Download Chart". 
  19. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.