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Code Kunst Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Code Kunst
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Code Kunst (코드쿤스트) is a South Korean rapper, producer, and composer. He made his independent debut with the single “Lemonade” on May 16, 2013. He’s also a member of the crew Legit Goons.

Code Kunst Profile

Stage NameCode Kunst (코드쿤스트)
Birth NameJo Sung Woo (조성우)
OccupationRapper, Producer, Composer
BirthdayDecember 18, 1989
Active Years2013–present
Age34 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height 178 cm (5’10″)
Weight62kg (136.6 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Code Kunst Facts:

Early Life

– Code Kunst was born in Yeonsu, Incheon, South Korea.
– He was raised in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea.
– He went to Yeonsung Elementary and Middle School, and Yeonsu High School.
– He was expelled from the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts. (1theK Originals)
– On his first birthday (Doljanchi), he grabbed a pencil.
– He went bungee jumping in elementary school.
– He studied in Auckland, New Zealand for six months.
– He was part of the Young Astronauts Korea in grade school.
– During school days, he and his friends played a lot of sports, mainly soccer.
– He worked as a barista at a café for a long time.

Personal Life

– Jo Sung Woo goes by the nicknames CoKun and Jossung.
– His stage name means “The music I produced will become art”.
– He plays his melodeon every morning. (HOLO)
– He now lives in Seocho, Seoul, South Korea.
– He believes in peace and non-violence.
– His parents’ conception dream featured a huge hairtail fish.
– When he was younger, his mom often painted, so he likes the smell of oil paints.
– When he was young, he noticed the word “Kunst” from his mom’s book which appeared multiple times. He searched it up and learned that it means “art” in German. Therefore, he used it as his stage name.
– Jo Sung Woo’s brother is always the first to listen to his music before it’s released.
– As of January 2024, he has been living on his own for 11 to 12 years.
– He has been friends with Minseok (MINHO‘s brother from SHINee) since elementary school.
– He and his friends watched MINHO’s debut performance, so SHINee’s song “Replay” holds special meaning for them.
– He drives a black Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.
– He listens to music by crouching.
– He would love to collaborate with Yuna Kim of JAURIM.
– He admires Hwang Hee Chan and Son Heung Min.
– He appreciates when people compliment his music.
– He has a driver’s license.
– He was beaten up in the army for no apparent reason.
– The most fun working with was Tablo and Cjamm for him. (World of Dave)
– Since his ears dry out easily, he uses lip balm on them.
– He has a vivarium.
– When it comes to clothes, “Soft Summer” colors suit him best.
– Code Kunst would choose Soyou to work with instead of Hyolyn.
– He sticks to his shopping list when buying groceries.
– When he wants to lose weight, he watches eating shows to get sick of food.
– He is interested in reptiles and hopes to raise them someday.
– He wants to visit Europe.
– He wears a parto ring from Boucheron daily. (GQ Korea)
– His best friend is Lee Hi.
– He isn’t very interested in accessories.
– As of January 2024, he has lived with Siru for 8 years and Panda for 5 years.
– He trims his cats’ fur himself.
– He would choose IU to work with instead of Ailee.
– He uses a baseball bat to dust off his cats’ fur from his sheets; originally, the bat was for self-defense.
– His goal in working out is to gain weight.
– He exercises for an hour, doing pull-ups, dumbbell exercises, push-ups, ab workouts, and running.
– His seniors in army told him to sing Naul’s “Returning Way” and when he didn’t, they smacked him. (Meenoi Yorizori)
– He wants to visit his old school, just like Park Narae did on “Home Alone” (“I Live Alone”).
– After meeting the guests on “Home Alone” (“I Live Alone”), he has become more interested in cooking.
– He would choose Zico to work with instead of GDragon.
– During his military service, he was in the 6th Infantry Division.
– It was while serving in the military that he decided to pursue a music career.
– His mom was somewhat against his decision to pursue music, but his dad encouraged him to do what he wanted.
– GAEKO was the first famous artist he worked with; before that, he only collaborated with unknown artists.
– He completely trusts GAEKO‘s feedback on his music.
– Working alone most of the time can make his emotions very intense.
– He writes songs after deciding on a theme or story, which takes about 2-3 weeks.
– Jo Sung Woo would choose Jae Park to work with instead of Taeyang.
– His daily routine includes writing at least one song every day; if he doesn’t finish a song in one day, he writes two the next day.
– He takes detailed notes for each album, including ideas for music videos and what the people in the videos should wear.
– During concerts, he always remembers the face of the first person he sees.
– He donates anonymously and doesn’t post about his donations on social media.
– He would choose Crush to work with instead of Dean.


– He was a former judge on SMTM777, Signhere, High School Rapper 3, and Show Me The Money 9.
– In 2015, he joined HIGHGRND and left it in 2018.
– He is part of the cast of the variety show “Home Alone” (“I Live Alone”).
– He joined AOMG in June 2018 and left the agency on April 26, 2024, after his contract expired.
– He has collaborated with many artists including Tablo, BewhY, Colde, Lee Hi, Jay Park, Crush, Gaeko, and Wendy.


– Code Kunst’s family includes his parents and a younger brother.
– His dad is the funniest in the family.
– His father works in interior design.
– His grandparents lived in Ansung, South Korea.
– His mother is from Gwangju, South Jeolla, South Korea.
– His mom loves cooking side dishes for friends and family.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes the color blue.
– He likes giving his younger brother clothes and shoes he no longer uses.
– He also enjoys giving clothes to his friends.
– He loves playing pranks on his younger brother.
– He enjoys extreme sports, like ziplining, and isn’t afraid of heights.
– He likes natural asian face.
– He loves PES games.
– He likes coffee very much. (Knowing Bros)
– He is a huge soccer fan, especially of Chelsea FC.
– His favorite summer song is “Good Day.”
– He loves rainy or very gloomy weather.
– He enjoys buying plants, mainly trees.
– He enjoys organizing things, so his closet is always tidy.
– He enjoys spending time alone at home with his two cats, Siru and Panda.
– He likes cloudy weather.
– He enjoys exercising.
– He likes using his falsetto.
– His favorite actress is Chun Woo Hee.
– He really likes sitcoms; his favorites are “Why Can’t We Stop Them?”, “Soonpoong Clinic,” and “Three Friends.”

Food Preferences

– Code Kunst loves bananas and even drinks banana milk while working.
– He can drink one bottle of Soju.
– He prefers bland food over seasoned food.
– He is a picky eater.
– He doesn’t like eating right after waking up.
– His favorite foods are sashimi, sushi, seafood, yellow corvina fish, rice cakes, fried squid, fruits, bananas, Jam and braised spicy monkfish.
– He likes cilantro and chilli peppers.
– He avoids sweets like candy and cakes.
– He loves Korean dishes the most, especially spicy foods.

Personality & Habits

– Jo Sung Woo acts cute around his family members.
– It’s very easy to make him laugh as he finds almost everything funny.
– He is very indecisive about picking an outfit for the day, often taking almost 30 minutes.
– When he feels tearful and sad, he writes songs to cope with the emptiness.
– Whenever an artist he likes releases a new album, he listens to it on a bus.
– Sometimes he takes the bus with no specific destination in mind.


– He is fluent in Korean and English.
– He has mentioned that he’s not strong with alcohol.
– He learned boxing for the first time with Kim Kwang Kyu.

Relationship Views

– When it comes to choosing between someone he likes and someone who likes him, he prefers the situation where he likes someone.
– If he’s in a relationship where his partner likes him more, it becomes difficult for him as he constantly worries about whether the person still likes him.
– Between ghosting and breaking up through text, he prefers breaking up through text.
– He believes breaking up through text is less hurtful than ghosting, although he disapproves of both.
– He wants to get married someday.
– To him, love means feeling like you can’t live without that person and imagining a future together.

Celebrity Influence

– Code Kunst is greatly inspired by Mac Miller.
– He is a fan of Amy Winehouse, GAEKO, Choiza, Kim Hae Jun, Chun Woo Hee, and Lee Hyori.
– He also likes FKA Twigs and SZA.
– He greatly admires the Hip Hop duo Dynamic Duo and knows all the lyrics to their songs.
– He is a big fan of “Howl’s Moving Castle” and listens to the soundtrack almost every day.

Major Work

– Code Kunst’s most popular songs included “rain bird interlude”, “O (feat. Lee Hi)”, and “Wake Up”.


– In 2020, he won Dingo’s “Freestyle Awards.”
– In 2021, he received the “Producer of the Year” award at the Korean Hip-Hop Awards (KHA).

Instagram: code_kunst
Youtube: UCICcfNfiEMjYJvNxwnlDJHQ
Twitter: code_kunst
TikTok: codekunst
SoundCloud: cokun1218

Streaming Platform Links

Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer 

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