Epik High Tablo Wouldn′t Avoid the Tajinyo Incident If He Returned to that Period
Epik High′s Tablo opened up about the difficult time he faced due to Tajinyo.
On the October 20 broadcast of MBC FM4U′s Dreaming Radio and Tablo, Tablo was joined by Mithra and Tukutz.
Introducing Epik High′s song Run, which was released in March of 2010, Tablo stated, "It was early 2010. There′s a saying that an artist follows after a song title, so I named the song Run, saying that I′ll run towards the future. But as soon as that song came out, a situation happened where I ended up doing a different kind of run. It′s so fortunate that I can be talking about this and Tukutz, Mitrha and I can laugh about it. Honestly at the time, I never imagined that we could ever laugh about this like now."
"There were a few years where we spent our days without laughter," said Mithra. Tablo added, "After that, so many things that all of you know about happened. I can say that period was the happiest moment in my life because a miracle called Haru happened to me."
"But at the same time, the most difficult time came to me. Then somehow, after fighting and withstanding it, so much time passed. Two years worth of time passed by," explained Tablo. "Honestly, when I look back, even if I had to live out that time again, I wouldn′t avoid it. Of course, I lost a lot of things I didn′t want to lose, but I also believe that I gained a lot of things that I would have never gained in life."
Tablo was falsely accused of faking a degree from Stanford University by a group of people called Tajinyo (We request the truth from Tablo).
After no promotions for a year and seven months, Tablo signed a four year contract with YG Entertainment in September of 2011 and released the digital single Airbag in October, followed by his first official album Fever′s End in November.
The members of Tajinyo were sentenced to prison and probation for spreading false rumors and slander.
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