Epik High’s Tablo shares how CNN approached him after he got #1 on iTunes!
On the most recent broadcast of MTV’s ‘Guys on Top‘, Tablo revealed: “After our special album ‘Epilogue’ reached the number one spot on the iTunes hip-hop album chart, a CNN reporter flew all the way to Korea to meet with me personally. ”
‘Epilogue‘ was released on March 9th, and attained the #1 spot on iTunes the very next day.
Tablo also added that: “It was amazing how a CNN reporter, who interviews world stars like Rihanna, Jay-Z, Park JiSung, Lee ByunHun, or Rain, flew to Korea just to see me.”
On the show, he also discussed his dreams as kid, and how he always wanted to own a comic book store. But it all changed when he was in the 3rd year of high school, and when his English poem came to land in the hands of singer Kim Gun Mo. The end result of his work was being able to have his song included as a track called ‘Rainy Christmas‘ in Kim Gun Mo’s 5th album.
That experience triggered Tablo’s career, but his jump into the music scene didn’t come without it’s hardships. He mentioned how his first album was scammed, and how sometimes he’d have to go through difficult summers without a fan but only a cold refrigerator. Times were tough for him at that time, but according to Tablo, those hardships were what made him who he is today.
This episode of MTV’s ‘Guys on Top‘ will be split into two episodes, and will give fans a chance to sneak a peek into Tablo’s life. They are set to air on the 3rd and the 10th.