Zico 지코 is Block B’s leader and main rapper.
Zico was born Woo Jiho 우지호 on Monday, September 14, 1992, in Mapo, Seoul.
Like fellow members U-Kwon and Park Kyung, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Monkey. He’s a Virgo. His blood type is O. At a height of 182 cm or 5'11½", he’s one of Block B’s tallest members, along with Jaehyo. They’re taller than Block B’s shortest member, Taeil, by 15 cm.
Zico attended Dong Ah Institute of Media and Arts from 2013-2015. He studied vocal performance at Seoul Music High School. He and Park Kyung speak English. He lived in Japan for three years, as well as in Canada and China. He’s Catholic. His older brother is Speed’s Taewoon.
At Zico’s Japanese high school, the girls gave each other nicknames by taking the first syllable of someone’s name and combining it with -co. “Jiho” becomes “Zico.”
He’s a former SM trainee and joined Stardom Entertainment in 2009. He, Park Kyung, U-Kwon, Hanhae, and Winner’s Mino were Block B’s original lineup. Zico composes and writes lyrics for and produces most of Block B’s songs; he also works on music for other artists. He once made an obscenity-laced mixtape song about the importance of doing well in school. On November 7, 2014, he released his official solo debut single, “Tough Cookie,” featuring Don Mills.
His hobbies are shopping and watching American comedies. He draws with his left hand but writes with his right. He has a large tattoo of his mother over his heart. He and Park Kyung have been friends since childhood.
Zico bought a Hello Kitty phone case to minimize his idol image. For a while, he was a huge Hello Kitty fan and collected Hello Kitty merchandise, but he claims to have broken up with her since.
After Block B’s controversial interview in Thailand, Zico shaved his head to show his remorse.
He was in a relationship with AOA’s Seolhyun. They announced their break-up in September of 2016.