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Choi Seung hyun (Korean: 최승현, Hanja: 崔勝鉉), better known by his stage name T.O.P, is a rapper and actor from South Korea. Best known for being a member of Korean boy band Big Bang, he has also been in dramas such as I Am Sam. He stars in the upcoming spy thriller IRIS, to be released in late 2009.

T.O.P was inspired after listening to rapper, Notorious B.I.G. in the 4th or 5th grade in elementary school. He was moved and it was then that he wanted to get into music.

Choi Seung Hyun was a well known underground rapper prior to his involvement in Big Bang. He initially used the name ‘Tempo’ when he started rapping in middle school. At first, he performed in gigs located in a club in Gangnam in 2003-2005 and other underground clubs. He never signed a label or released an album. However, one of his songs, “Buckwild”, was storming the internet in mp3 format. Later, the name T.O.P was given to him to use by Se7en, another Korean singer.

He won KBS Radio’s “Rap Battle” in 2003.

Other Information

  • Nickname: T.O.P.(Tempo)
  • Real Name: Choi Seung Hyun (최승현)
  • Postion: Rapper Vocal
  • Birthday: November 4, 1987
  • Height: 180cm, 6’0″
  • Weight: 65kg, 142lbs
  • Blood Type: B
  • Specialties: Rap, BeatBox, Song Making, English
  • Career History: KBS ‘I Like Jadu’s Radio’ Rap Battle Winner, a number of performances at clubs.
  • Pendant: A Megaphone.
  • Kpop group: Big Bang
  • Talent Agency: YG Entertainment

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  1. Hanae says:

    I just want to know how to message BigBang and TOP.

  2. Ana Pyordova Qurrata'aini says:

    oppa u are so cool….

  3. Thalia says:

    I love top he is so sweet n kind. He very encouraging to I saw him on the go show n the issue he deals with i deal with to. I cnt look people i dont know in the eye or i will look around alot I also deal with self esteem issues feeling im worthless n ugly. But the only person i turn to is my mom she helps me when i am fraid of crowds or feeling sick. I like top cause i think all he needs is someone with a true heart someone who will be there for him as much as he will be there for that person :) My only wish n dream would be to meet bigbang they help me cope with life n i m glad they r singers n dancers keep going u guys ur doing aazing

  4. Thalia says:

    How can I contact top?

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