老莫 (ILL MO)
老莫 (ILL MO) ，本名莫康笙。淡江大學英文博士，致理大學英文助理教授，饒舌團體參劈成員，嘻哈音樂文字工作者。從事中文饒舌創作經歷近二十年。參劈為北台灣資深饒舌團體，曾於2004獨立發行台灣史上第一張地下饒舌作品『聽說mixtape』，並於2008推出『押韻的開始』專輯 （滾石唱片）以及台灣第一本在地饒舌文字記錄『參劈的饒舌大計劃』（一本工作室）。2012年成立溫故知新並發行同名mixtape，在2014年推出『寫照』專輯（亞神唱片）。 自2019年起開始以個人身分推出Boom Bap With Conscious、我教你、Home、女士優先等單曲，計劃於2020年推出個人首張專輯。 除嘻哈音樂創作人的身份，老莫在線上函授饒舌課程，也撰寫音樂文字於數位因為串流平台等各大網路平台，同時經營網路嘻哈音樂文化媒體Hip Hop ThAng，並參與各單位的音樂相關演講，擔任饒舌比賽評審，並致力於教學各大專院校嘻哈研究社團，試圖以各種不同方式與媒介推廣嘻哈音樂並分享知識。 ILL MO, real name Kang-Sheng Mo, has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Tamkang University and teaches English in Chihlee University as an Assistant Professor. More importantly, he is a member of the rap trio TriPoets and a hip hop writer/curator, who has been in the field of Mandarin rap for almost two decades. The TriPoets is a veteran rap group from northern Taiwan who had independently released the first rap mixtape in Taiwan named "Listen and Speak" in 2004, an official album "The Beginning of Rhymes" (Rock Records) in 2008, and the first book about local rap scene in Taiwan "Da Project: TriPoets" (Studio E-Ban) in the same year. After that, ILL MO founded a hip hop duo named Revival and released its critically acclaimed mixtape with the same name in 2012, and the duo released their album "Portrayal" (Asia Records) in 2014. ILL MO is respected for paving the way for the younger generation by developing rhyming skills in Mandarin as the one of the first “Academic Rappers.” The contribution he has made in the past cannot be overlooked; moreover, he ages gracefully as he started to pay more attention to social issues in his lyrics. For example, “Boom Bap With Conscious” in 2019 stood as the manifestation of an OG’s wisdom mixed with a gritty, hard-knocking boom bap beat. “Lady First” was his latest single, and it had been listed in numerous playlists and generated over 200k plays. It is considered as one of the best hip hop singles in Taiwan by far in year 2020.