Some of this article’s listed sources may not be reliable. Please help this article by looking for better, more reliable sources. Unreliable citations may be challenged or deleted. Block B at KCON 2015 in Los Angeles – 9. O, is a South Korean rapper. He is a member of the South Korean boy group Block B and its sub-unit Bastarz. O was born Pyo Ji-hoon on February 2, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea. He attended Hanlim Multi Art School. O was not chosen as a Block B member because he failed his first Block B audition. O auditioned once more after more training and losing 10 kg, which led him to Block B’s final line-up. O debuted with Block B in April 2011.
In February 2012, the band received heavy criticism for their disrespectful behavior during an interview in Thailand, particularly jokes regarding about the previous year’s flooding disaster. O released a song written especially for them. Along with fellow Block B member, Zico, they both were chosen as MCs for SBS MTV’s The Show. During a November 2012 episode of Weekly Idol, P. O stated that he came from a wealthy family background, explaining that his father runs a duty-free store. O released the first song “Amino Acid” from his Mixtape Bigboi is Ready 2 Showtime, featuring Winner’s Mino. He continued releasing songs each day until March 21. O was featured in the digital single “It’s not a Big Deal” by V. S’s Kim Kyung Rok, released January 6. O also co-wrote the lyrics for the title track of the SBS drama Secret Door, which was performed by Block B and released September 22.
On April 5, it was announced that P. O would participate in Block B’s first sub-unit, Bastarz, along with members U-Kwon and B-Bomb. O was significantly involved with the creation of the Bastarz album, receiving a lyrics credit for “Zero for Conduct,” sole lyrics credit and a composition credit for “Charlie Chaplin,” a lyrics credit for “Thief,” and a lyrics and composition credit for “Sue Me,” which he performed along with the rapper Incredivle. O appeared with fellow Block B member Taeil on the KBS show Immortal Songs 2, where they performed a remake of the song “I Don’t Know Why” by Kim Soo-chul. 20 on the Oricon weekly chart. O appeared in the theatrical play Superman. In October, Block B announced that the Bastarz sub-unit would be having a comeback featuring a lead single composed by P. O, which was released October 24. O received lyrics credits for all five songs on the album, and composition credits for three.
O and fellow Block B member U-Kwon would be on the new show Lipstick Prince. The first season aired from December 1, 2016, to February 16, 2017. O was cast in Living Together in Empty Room, a special variety show broadcast on MBC for the Korean New Year in three episodes from January 26 to January 27, 2017. O was cast as an MC for the cooking variety show Strange Restaurant, which premiered on the O’live television channel March 13. O also appeared in the second season of Lipstick Prince, which premiered March 30. O had been cast in the upcoming drama “Our First Romance,” starring Lee Jong-hyun and Lee Yu-bi, and written by Go Sun Hee, who also wrote the tvN drama Cheese in the Trap. In May, it was announced that P. O would be an MC for the SBS MTV music program The Show, along with Jeonghwa of EXID and Yeonwoo of Momoland.
O took part in the Japanese special project album, Block B: Project-1, released September 20, performing the song “Winner” along with fellow Block B member U-Kwon and Japanese rapper Chanmina. On September 19, it was announced that P. O would make his solo debut. His song, the funk tune “Men’z Night,” was released September 27 and featured the singer Chancellor. O took part in a tribute album for the late singer Yoo Jae-ha to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his debut. O appeared again as a cast member on Living Together in Empty Room, living with stylist Han Hye-yeon and Jinyoung of Got7. In addition to his work on variety shows, in 2018 P. O released a new song, “Comme des Garçons,” on November 11, 2018.