Verbal

Vocals, Musical Artist

1975 –

37

Who is Verbal?

Verbal is a Japanese third generation Zainichi Korean hip-hop MC, who debuted in 1998 as a member of the J-Pop hip-hop duo m-flo.

m-flo's hits in the early 2000s, such as "How You Like Me Now?" and "Come Again" led to Verbal rapping and producing a wide range of acts in Japan such as Crystal Kay, BoA and Namie Amuro. Verbal considers his role in m-flo as a "host" than a rapper or producer, though their success and critical acclaim established them as an iconic and influential hip-hop production team throughout Asia

Verbal is also a member of other hip-hop groups such as Mic Banditz and Teriyaki Boyz and has worked with Kanye West, Pharrell and Kylie Minogue amongst many others.

Verbal is also the chairman of music label Espionage Records, production agency Kozm and has a fashion brand called Ambush, co-founded with his wife Yoon.

He launched his solo career in March 2011 with the album "Visionair".

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Aug 21, 1975
Tokyo
Also known as
  • バーバル
  • 류영기
  • L Universe
  • Ryu Yong Gi
Spouses
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Education
  • Boston College

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Verbal." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/ryu_yong_gi>.

Discuss this Verbal biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Bios

    »

    Browse Biographies.net