not to be confused with Choi Yun-suk “ Hyunsuk ” redirects hera. For the collapse of YG Entertainment, see yang Hyun-suk Choi. In this korean mention, the family name is south korean rapper ( bear 1999 )

Choi Hyun-suk ( korean : 최현석 ; born April 21, 1999 ) is a south korean rapper and one of two leaders of Treasure alongside Jihoon under YG Entertainment. [ 1 ] The ring debuted on August 7, 2020 with the single album entitled The First Step: Chapter One. He is besides known for his television receiver appearance as a dissenter on Mix Nine ( 2017 ) .

Life and career [edit ]

1999–2016 : early life sentence [edit ]

Choi Hyun-suk was born on April 21, 1999 in South Korea. [ 2 ] He is the eldest in his family and has a younger baby. [ 3 ] In his childhood, his mother often travelled for occupation trips while he remained home. While he studied at Seoul Eonbuk Elementary School, 8-year-old Choi ( Korean age ) grew an interest for pat and hip hop after he watched Big Bang ‘s objective, The Beginning ( 2006 ). [ 2 ] [ 4 ] This resulted him to entirely fixate his eyes on the hip hop label, YG Entertainment. [ 2 ] He formally encountered hip hop and began to dance at ages 11–12 and 13–14 ( Korean ages ) respectively, and soon realized his cheer to become an artist. [ 5 ] alternatively he wished to become a soccor player which stemmed from his concern in the sport and his position as an avid fan of Real Madrid CF. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] In his adolescence, he enrolled himself at an academy called “ V-Spec ” for lessons and through it, he attended a private audition held by YG Entertainment and was recruited in its trainee course of study in 2015. [ 9 ] Choi dropped out of Chungdam High School the sidereal day after his recruitment at his own will and completed his secondary education through a high gear School Proficiency Assessment. [ 10 ]

2017–present : career beginnings and debut with gem [edit ]

Trace concert in April 2022 Choi performing at theconcert in April 2022 Choi first gear appeared on television receiver through Mix Nine ( 2017–2018 ) with his band-mate, Kim Jun-kyu, and Lee Byoung-gon of CIX. [ 11 ] He participated as a contestant representing YG Entertainment in the midst of his trainee period and finished in fifth place. [ 12 ] The winning contestants ‘ agencies, however, were unable to reach an agreement in regards to the tenure of the project band, and thus, lead to its debut ‘s abolition. [ 13 ] That like year, Choi was given a cameo function and was incorporated in the third base episode of YG Future Strategy Office ( 2018 ) as himself while filmed alongside other trainees from the agency. 20-year-old Choi ( Korean age ) competed in YG Treasure Box ( 2018–2019 ) — composed of twenty nine trainees — as one seventh of “ Team A ”. [ 14 ] The circulate documented the formation of YG Entertainment ‘s adjacent boy ring, Treasure. [ 15 ] He became the seventh and end member to join the septet, however, with the announcement of a second line-up and soon a permanent wave unify, the initial septet became the eventual 12-piece band. [ 16 ] [ 17 ] Choi was notified of his summation to the band by his parents subsequently after its disclosure by the news reporters. [ 18 ] In the midst of its planning for debut, Choi featured on the B-side individual, “ 1, 2 ” ( 한두번 ; handubeon ) by label-mate Lee Hi from her stretch playing period titled 24°C and participated as its lyricist. [ 19 ] He besides served as an “ unofficial leader ” with Jihoon in their respective teams when they were divided into two for training due to the act of members. [ 20 ] His train period came to an end after five years, followed his debut in treasure on August 7, 2020, with the single album entitled The First Step: Chapter One. [ 20 ] The band adopted the two-tier leadership with Choi and Jihoon in the frontlines after seeing incontrovertible aspects from the once impermanent system. [ 15 ]

art [edit ]

Influences [edit ]

Choi cited G-Dragon and Taeyang of Big Bang alongside American artists Kendrick Lamar, Asap Mob and XXXTentacion as influences towards rap and hip hop. [ 4 ]

other ventures [edit ]

Endorsements [edit ]

In January 2018, Choi modeled for japanese sports clothing and accessories brand, Descente, for their new semester menswear range. [ 21 ]

discography [edit ]

As a featured artist [edit ]

Title Year Peak positions Album
“1, 2” (한두번) Lee Hi featuring Choi Hyun-suk) 2019 171 24°C

output credits [edit ]

All birdcall credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association ‘s database, unless otherwise noted. [ 23 ] [ 24 ]

oeuvre as treasure [edit ]

early artists [edit ]

Year Artist(s) Song Album Lyricist Composer
Credited With Credited With
2019 Lee Hi “1, 2” (한두번) 24°C Yes B.I No

Filmography [edit ]

television series [edit ]

Year Title Role Notes
English Korean
2018 YG Future Strategy Office YG 전략자료본부 Himself Cameo; uncredited

Web series [edit ]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
English Korean
2021 The Mysterious Class 남고괴담 Choi Hyun-suk Main cast [25]

television receiver shows [edit ]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
English Korean
2017–2018 Mix Nine 믹스나인 Contestant Finished in fifth place [12]
2018–2019 YG Treasure Box YG 보석함 Formation of Treasure [16]
2022 The Idol Ramyeonators 라끼돌 Cast member with Jihoon [26]

References [edit ]