Park Jun-young (Hangul: 박준영), better known as Bizzy (Hangul: 비지), is a South Korea-based rapper and member of the hip-hop trio MFBTY. He is an affiliate of YDG’s, Yucka Squad, and also the hip-hop crew, The Movement. He became more known when he started performing alongside Drunken Tiger member Tiger JK and later featured on Drunken Tiger’s 6th album.
Bizzy was born in New Zealand on February 29, 1980. At the age of 7, he moved to Washington, D.C. to live with his aunt. During his time there, he was exposed to Eastcoast hip hop via his uncle (an African-American man) and his extended family. In 1995, he attended a music school in New Zealand and applied his knowledge when he became a DJ at local clubs. He was later admitted to The School of Audio Engineering.
In 2001, he moved to South Korea and auditioned at different labels. Most offered him roles as a back up vocal and guest rapper for Korean pop groups. He refused them because it went against his goals of becoming a rapper. During this time, he met Yang Dong Gun (YDG) and became a member of his hip-hop crew, Yucka Squad. He was later inducted into hip hop crew, The Movement. Movement Crew member, Sean2Slow, observed how Bizzy would “always be busy,” thus leading to his current stage name.
In 2002, he recorded his album debut song, “We Movin’ In” as part of rapper, Smokie J’s compilation album, “The Konexion.” He became more active in Yucka Squad and acted as both a rapper and DJ for the group. When DJ Shine left from Drunken Tiger, Tiger JK of DT asked Bizzy to fill in as DJ and supporting act. Initially, Bizzy filled for DJ Shine’s lyrics during performances, but later became a co-producer and feature on Drunken Tiger’s 6th album. He was signed to Jungle Entertainment in 2006 and released his own EP, “Bizzionary,” in 2008.
In 2012, Bizzy recorded his first soundtrack song, “Nu Hero,” for the drama, Hero (coincidentally starring Bizzy’s old friend, YDG). Up until 2013, Bizzy was seen as a solo act that performed alongside Drunken Tiger and Yoon Mi-Rae. However, the three later decided to form the group, MFBTY. They released their digital mini album, “Sweet Dream,” in January 2013.
MFBTY left their former label, Jungle Entertainment and formed new label, Feel Ghood Music, in July 2013. MFBTY was absorbed into the Drunken Tiger name in September, followed by the release of Drunken Tiger’s 9th album, “The Cure.”
Notability As Songwriter & Feature Artist
While Bizzy’s mainly known as a counterpart to Drunken Tiger and MFBTY, he is also a prolific songwriter, producer and feature artist for some of Korea’s best known artists. In his early career, he collaborated with Movement rapper, YDG, for YDG’s first three albums. His affiliation with YDG led him to work with other Movement rappers, such as Leessang, Jungin and Bobby Kim. He has also worked with non-hip-hop acts. In 2011, he collaborated with former 2PM member, Jay Park, for the song, “휵갔어.” He also collaborated with G.O.D member, Son Hoyoung, on his soundtrack single, “Pretty But Hateful 예쁘고 미웠다.”
Bizzy continues to write and feature for other artists. Most recent releases include Yoon Gun’s, “Today is a Rainy Day,” Kim Wan Sun’s, “Goodbye My Love,” and Yuna Kim’s “Without You Now.”