Mithra Jin

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Mithra Jin
미쓰라 眞
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Epik High 2015 North American Tour, New York City
Background information
Birth name Choi Jin (최진, 崔眞)
Also known as Sleeping M
Born (1983-01-06) 6 January 1983 (age 34)
Origin Goheung, South Korea
Genres Hip hop, alternative hip hop, pop rap, electronic music
Occupation(s) Rapper, lyricist, vocalist
Instruments Drums
Years active 2003 – present
Labels Woollim Entertainment
2003-2008, 2010-2011
Map the Soul, Inc.
YG Entertainment
Associated acts Epik High
Mithra Jin
Hangul 최진
Hanja 崔眞
Revised Romanization Choe Jin
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Chin
Stage name
Hangul 미쓰라 진
Revised Romanization Misseura Jin
McCune–Reischauer Missŭra Chin

Choi Jin (Hangul: 최진, Hanja: 崔眞, born 6 January 1983), more commonly known by the stage name Mithra Jin (Hangul: 미쓰라 진), is a Korean hip hop musician, rap artist, songwriter, and lyricist. He is the second MC of the group Epik High.


Mithra was originally a poet whose poems also worked as rhymes. Then he made a debut in the group named K-Ryders, which included J-Win, DJ D-Tones, Kyung Bin. K-Ryders actively led a concert in Korean underground around the 2000s, and was disbanded in 2002 due to members' personal reasons. Emceeing in public parks and poetry readings were the first places where he met Tablo, one of the members of their eventual group Epik High.

On 3 August 2010, Mithra Jin enlisted for mandatory military service, he entered the 102 reserve in Chuncheon, then served as an infantry rifle soldier, a member of the military band and a GOP soldier, and finally at the Defense Media Agency (DEMA). He was discharged by the Ministry of Defense in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on 14 May 2012.[1]

In 2012 it was revealed DJ Tukutz & Mithra Jin were no longer signed to Woollim Entertainment. Around June/July several hints were given to the possible Epik High comeback in the second half on the year such as the YG Entertainment Stock Report, a tweet from a fashion Designer which said that they're making the costumes for Epik High's comeback under YG, and a tweet from Jerry K to Tablo that said he is anticipating the new Epik High album. On July 25, 2012, YG officially announced that Epik High would make their comeback with the album 99 in September, after a three-year hiatus as a group.[2]

On December 22, 2014 it was revealed he was dating actress Kwon Da-hyun.[3]

On August 10, 2015 it was stated that Mithra Jin and Kwon Da-hyun are to marry in early October.[4]


  1. ^ Oh, MiJung (14 May 2012). "Epik High’s Mithra Jin Released from Army". Mnet News. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Epik High to return this September". allkpop. 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ Epik High’s Mithra Jin and Actress Kwon Da Hyun Go Public with Their Relationship, Soompi, retrieved 21 June 2015 
  4. ^ Epik High’s Mithra Jin to Wed Girlfriend Kwon Da Hyun This October, Soompi, retrieved 10 August 2015 

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