Daniel Armand Lee (Korean: Lee Seon-woong; Hangul: 이선웅; born July 22, 1980), known professionally as Tablo (Hangul: 타블로), is a South Korean-Canadian rapper, songwriter, record producer, author, and entrepreneur; also past actor and radio host. Tablo is best known as the leader and producer of veteran Korean hip-hop group Epik High, and the founder of independent music label HIGHGRND (High Ground), which houses bands Hyukoh and The Black Skirts.
Tablo became employed as a lyricist while still in high school. Under the supervision of Tobias Wolff, Tablo graduated from Stanford University with honors in English literature and creative writing. He then moved to Korea, where, in 2001, he formed Epik High alongside DJ Tukutz and Mithra Jin. The group has since released 10 full-length albums and 1 EP, with Tablo having produced and co-written all the songs. His debut solo album, Fever’s End, was released in 2011.
Outside of Epik High, Tablo is a record producer and songwriter for other artists and involved in collaborative projects such as Borderline, Eternal Morning, and Anyband. His music incorporates numerous styles, ranging from trance, trip hop, to rock. Tablo is also the author of the best-selling book Pieces of You, published in both English and Korean, and Blonote. He made his film debut acting in Nonstop (2005). In 2016, Tablo left his radio show, MBC FM4U’s Tablo’s Dreaming Radio, after eleven years to focus on YG’s music sub-label HIGHGRND.
Stage Name: Tablo
English Name: Daniel Armand Lee
Korean Name: Lee Seon Woong
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Main Vocalist, Face of the Group
Birthday: July 22, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood Type: A