Topp Dogg 탑독 Group Info

  Tag Category: Topp Dogg

  Fanclub: ToppKlass

  Debut:

  Active: 4 years 11 months

  Gender: Male

  of Members: 9

  Active

  Topp Dogg Group Stats Chart
Stage Name Birth Name Position Birthday Age Height Star Sign C Y BT
P-Goon 피군 Park Sehyuk Leader, Vocal, Dancer 27 176 cm or 5'9½" Libra Ram A
Hojoon 호준 Jeon Hojoon Vocal 25 180 cm or 5'11" Scorpio Monkey B
Sangdo 상도 Yu Sangdo Vocal 25 181 cm or 5'11½" Pisces Rooster AB
Nakta 낙타 Shin Yooncheol Vocal 25 184 cm or 6'½" Taurus Rooster O
Hansol 한솔 Kim Hansol Dancer 25 172 cm or 5'7½" Gemini Rooster B
B-Joo 비주 Kim Byungjoo Vocal 24 175 cm or 5'9" Capricorn Rooster B
Xero 제로 Shin Jiho Dancer, Rapper, Visual 24 181 cm or 5'11½" Aquarius Rooster A
A-Tom 아톰 Kim Sanggyun Rapper 23 178 cm or 5'10" Gemini Pig O
Yano 야노 Seo Sangwon Rapper, Maknae 23 178 cm or 5'10" Libra Pig A
  About Topp Dogg 탑독  

Topp Dogg 탑독 is a male hip-hop group formed by Cho PD formerly under Stardom Entertainment in 2013, now under HUNUS Entertainment. ToppDogg has released one full album, four mini-albums, and three repackaged albums.

2012-2013

Mixtapes were released in March and April 2012, to promote the group before debut. The members were officially introduced in October 2013, and the group held a debut showcase on October 22, 2013.

On October 22, 2013, they released their debut music video for lead single "Follow Me (말로해)", and a day later released their debut mini-album, Dogg's Out. Topp Dogg released a repackaged version of Dogg's Out on December 12, which included title track "Cigarette" and a Chinese version of "Say It."

2014

On January 13, 2014, Stardom Entertainment released a teaser for Topp Dogg's second mini-album. On January 15, Topp Dogg made their comeback with the release of the music video to lead track "Open the Door" and released Arario, their second mini-album, the next day. They released the music video to "Arario" on February 12, and the repackage on February 24.

On June 9, it was revealed that Topp Dogg would be releasing their third mini-album, AmadeuS, with the lead track "TOPDOG." A few days before the official release, the entire album was leaked on the internet. The label attempted to remove the songs as fast as possible, and later took legal action against the culprit.

On August 25, Topp Dogg released a repackage of AmadeuS with 3 new tracks and a short film showing fans the behind the scenes footage of the AmadeuS photo shoot.

On September 25, member Kidoh released his first solo mini-album with a music video for title track "Taxi on the Phone" on the same day.

On October 16, for their first anniversary Topp Dogg released a new "old school" song, "Annie" (short for "Anniversary").

2015

After months of Seogoong seemingly being on hiatus, he released a message on Twitter and on Topp Dogg's official fancafe revealing that he would be moving from Topp Dogg to its sub-unit Under Dogg so that he could "cover a broader musical spectrum." He began working under the sub-unit on January 16.

Concerts for their American tour were held in Houston, Texas; Miami Beach, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia during February 2015. In July 2015, Stardom signed with Hunus Entertainment.

On July 28, 2015, former Under Dogg member Leon posted on his Instagram account regarding his departure from the group. He cited racism, physical and verbal abuse from a certain ToppDogg - G member, and management as his reason for leaving the group.

On October 8, Hunus Entertainment released a statement after numerous rumors were surfacing over Kidoh and Gohn filing lawsuits against the company for "mismanagement of their careers" as the 2 members wanted to expand their careers, The statement confirmed the rumors that Gohn and Kidoh had both tried to file lawsuits against the company.

Over the course of two weeks leading up to the release of their fourth mini-album, Hunus Entertainment released teaser videos for "Emotion," "O.A.S.I.S.," "all eyez on me," and "The Beat." On October 19, Topp Dogg released The Beat along with a music video for the title track. The mini-album peaked at number 22 on the Gaon Album Chart, selling 3,000+ copies.

2016-present

On March 3, Topp Dogg released an OST for the drama "Please Come Back, Mister."  The track was given a music video featuring the members recording the song. Two more songs were released for the drama by Topp Dogg members; first "Back Then" by Hojoon, released on March 31, and then "You" by Hojoon and Sangdo, released on April 7.

Topp Dogg's rap line (Yano, A-Tom and Jenissi) took part in Season 5 of the popular rap survival show, "Show Me the Money," which began airing in May. A-Tom passed the audition process and made it to round 2 where he was eliminated. Shortly after, A-Tom released a song to his SoundCloud entitled "So Blind," which was uploaded to Hunus Entertainment's YouTube account on May 20. Both Yano and Jenissi failed to pass the audition round.

It was announced in May that Topp Dogg would be taking part in a web series created by Kpop news website Soompi called "Topp Dogg All Kill." The show ran for 10 episodes, from May 23 to August 15, and aired on Mondays. It featured the members taking part in various "challenges" every week, such as cooking and charades, and featured special segments such as a dorm tour.

On October 31, they released a comeback teaser for their full album First Street as nine members instead of the previous ten. Jenissi was confirmed as the latest member to leave the group to go solo and continue to produce music out of Topp Dogg. First Street and the music video for "Rainy Day" were released on November 7, 2016.

Lineup

Former members

  • Seogoong (Park Hyunho, 박현호)
  • Kidoh (Jin Hyosang, 진효상)
  • Gohn (Kim Dongsung, 김동성)
  • Jenissi (Kim Taeyang, 김태양)

Under Dogg (Sub-unit)

  • Hyeontae 현태
  • Shim Jaehoon 재훈

Former Sub-unit Members

  • Cavan Chen
  • Seogoong 서궁
  • Han Jiwon 지원
  • Gook Minpyo 국민표

Trivia

  • The age gap between the oldest member, P-Goon, and the maknae, Yano, is 3 years, 8 months, and 9 days.
  • P-Goon and Hojoon both have an October birthday, 13 days apart from different years.
  • Sangdo, Nakta, and Hansol were all born in the Year of the Rooster.
  • A-Tom and Yano were both born in the Year of the Pig.
  • Hansol and Yano both have a June birthday, 12 days apart from different years.
  • P-Goon and Yano are both Libras.
  • Hansol and A-Tom are both Geminis.
  • P-Goon, Xero, and Yano share the A blood type.
  • Hojoon, Hansol, and B-Joo are all blood type B.
  • Nakta and A-Tom are both blood type O.
  • Sangdo is the only AB blood type member.
  • A-Tom and Yano are both 178 cm or 5'10" tall.
  • Sangdo and Xero are both 181 cm or 5'11½" tall.
  • The height difference between the tallest member, Nakta (184 cm or 6'½"), and the shortest member, Hansol (172 cm or 5'7½"), is 12 cm.
  • P-Goon, B-Joo, and Yano are all from Seoul.
  • Hojoon and Nakta are both from Daegu.
  • Xero and A-Tom are both from Gwangju.