Korean hip-hop trio Epik High debate the pros and cons of fatherhood

Korean hip hop trio Epik High. (from left) Mithra Jin, Tablo, DJ Tukutz.
Korean hip hop trio Epik High. (from left) Mithra Jin, Tablo, DJ Tukutz.PHOTO: RED SPADE ENTERTAINMENT

All three men on popular Korean hip-hop trio Epik High are now officially spoken for. The last bachelor, Mithra Jin, 32, got married last month. 

Although his fellow members Tablo and DJ Tukutz are already fathers, he is in no hurry to start a family. 

“I want to take it slow. I want to enjoy our newly married couple life for a while,” says Mithra Jin in an interview with Life on Friday evening ahead of their performance at Saturday's Skechers Sundown Festival. 

Rapper Tablo, 35, chimes in: “I think he thinks that you can’t enjoy life as much after you have a baby.”

DJ Tukutz, 34, quips: “Are you talking about yourself?” 

Amid the laughter that erupted in the room, Tablo quickly defends himself, and says: “We think that after having a baby life is much more beautiful and enjoyable. Because it’s a miracle.”

Indeed, doting dad Tablo was seen enjoying fatherhood with his five-year-old daughter Haru on the popular parenting reality show Return Of Superman. They have since left the show.

Epik High's chemistry is palpable throughout the 20-minute interview, which is perhaps not surprising since the buddies have been churning out hit hip-hop tunes for the past 14 years. They are currently signed to the same label as top K-pop acts BigBang and 2NE1.

Other acts scheduled to perform at Sundown include rock band Potato from Thailand, indie group Ground Zero from Taiwan as well as home-grown post-hardcore outfit Caracal.

nggwen@sph.com.sg