Xue Shi Ling (Chinese: 薛仕凌; pinyin: Xuē Shìlíng), also known as MC40[1] is a Taiwanese-born Canadian musician, songwriter, lyricist, actor, and television presenter. He is a member of the Taiwanese hip hop band Da Mouth, with DJ Chung Hua, Harry, and Aisa.[2]

MC40 in Tainan, 2010
MC40 in Tainan, 2010
Background information
Birth nameXue Shi Ling (薛仕凌), Simon
Born (1983-06-10) June 10, 1983 (age 37)
Occupation(s)singer, rapper, actor, presenter
Instrumentsdrums
Years active2007-present
LabelsUniversal Music Taiwan
Associated actsDa Mouth
WebsiteOfficial blog

MC40 usually writes most of Da Mouth's lyrics on the album and is considered one of the best and fastest rappers in Taiwan with his multi-language rapping ability.[3]

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

MC40 was born on June 10, 1983 and was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He attended Fu Jen Catholic University Department of English, in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He can speak English and Mandarin fluently.[3] He is also known as Simon Xue.[4]

2007-2009: Da Mouth debutEdit

MC40 signed up under Universal Music Taiwan and formed the group, Da Mouth in 2007.[3] The group released their debut self-titled album Da Mouth on November 26, 2007.[5] The album consists of thirteen songs, in which all the songs (with the exception of the three instrumental songs) are penned by MC40.[6]

The group received the Best Singing Group at the 19th Golden Melody Awards, which was held in the Taipei Arena on July 5, 2008.[7]

On December 19, 2008, Da Mouth released their second album entitled Wang Yuan Kou Li Kou (王元口力口) under the same company.[8] Once again, the album consists of thirteen songs, and almost all of the songs (with the exception of the two instrumental songs and Harry's solo) are written by MC40.[9]

In 2009, MC40 was featured in Chloe Wang's 哥本哈根的童話 album, and rapped on her single entitled "哥本哈根的童話".[10] In addition, he wrote the songs "D.I.S.C.O"[11] and "怪......不怪"[12] by Yungai Hayung and Sky Wu respectively. He also got his acting debut on Possible Love (愛到底) film.

2010-present: Da Mouth album releases & acting careerEdit

Da Mouth's third album,One Two Three (万凸3) was released on January 23, 2010, under Universal Music Taiwan.[13] The album consists of twelve songs, all written by MC40, excluding the two instrumental songs.[14] The lead track "喇舌" was listed at number 42 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2010.[15]

In the same year, the group released their first New + Best Selections album, Episode (首部曲) on October 8, 2010.[16] The album consists of two disks with eighteen songs overall. The first disk is composed of ten songs from their first three albums plus a remix from those songs named "Episode remix". The second disk, on the other hand, is composed of six new songs, in which MC40 had his first solo song, written and composed by himself, and a Japanese remix of "結果咧" (Jie Guo Lie).[17]

In addition, MC40 wrote the song "Welcome" (歡迎光臨) by One Two Free from their self-titled album released on November 5, 2010.[18]

Once again, the group won the Best Singing Group at the 22nd Golden Melody Awards in 2011.[19]

On the other hand, MC40 contributed the lyrics of "Love Faith Live" (說愛就愛) by Vanness Wu in C'est La V album released on July 15, 2011.[20] During this year, he also had his first television series, Pearls of Love, Office Girls, and Love SOS consecutively.

His acting career continued the next year with Touch of the Light film and Ti Amo Chocolate television series with Vanness Wu, Joanne Tseng, and Wang Zi. He also contributed the song "Extras" (臨時演員) for the series' soundtrack.[21]

On April 27, 2012, Da Mouth released their fourth album, "流感" (ˋinfluəns).[22] The album has twelve songs, in which ten are written by MC40.[23] Additionally, he wrote the song "SpeXial" by a boygroup with the same name and album released on December 7, 2012.[24]

In the present time, MC40 stars in the television series, Love Around after filming King Flower drama series.

DiscographyEdit

 
MC40 (right), along with members of Da Mouth, 2007

Music creationsEdit

LyricistEdit

Year Song Details
2007 "靠過來" (Kao Guo Lai)
"結果咧" (Jie Guo Lie)
"Get You Back"
"Step on the Beat"
"我願意" (Wo Yuan Yi)
"我就是喜歡你" (Wo Jiu Shi Xi Huan Ni)
"大嘴巴" (Da Zui Ba)
"119"
"無可取代" (Wu Ke Qu Dai)
"懷秋" (Huai Qiu)
2008 "Da Now一場" (Da Now Yi Chang)
"緊箍咒" (Jin Gu Zhou)
"國王皇后" (Guo Wang Huang Hou)
"永遠在身邊" (Yong Yuan Zai Shen Bian)
"愛的宣言" (Ai De Xuan Yan)
"Falling Like Dat"
"We Wanna Party"
"小心眼" (Xiao Xin Yan)
"Down"
"國王皇后Remix" (Guo Wang Huang Hou remix)
2009 "D.I.S.C.O"
  • Album:Dancing Queen[11]
  • Release Date: October 30, 2009
  • Singer(s): Yungai Hayung
"怪......不怪"
  • Album:Sky Wu 2009 New Album[12]
  • Release Date: December 24, 2009
  • Singer(s): Sky Wu
2010 "喇舌" (La She)
"Rock It"
"Green Kicks"
"愛不愛我" (Ai Bu Ai Wo)
"Shining"
"Kiss"
"Happy Birthday My Dear"
"大創作家" (MC40 solo song)
"結果咧日文版 Remix"
"沒禮貌"
2011 "Love Faith Live" (說愛就愛)
2012 "張大你的嘴巴"
"流感"
"你怕誰"
"R u kiDdiNg mE?"
"Beautiful Luv"
"防衛心態"
"Up 3x"
"Baboo"
"Baby Gnite"
"Play!"
"SpeXial"

Music compositionsEdit

Year Song Details
2010 "大創作家" (MC40 solo song)

CollaborationsEdit

Year Song Title Details
2009 "哥本哈根的童話"
  • Album: 哥本哈根的童話[10]
  • Released: July 17, 2009
  • Participant(s): Chloe Wang (王心如), MC40
2010 "Welcome" (歡迎光臨)
  • Album: One Two Free
  • Released: November 5, 2010
  • Participant(s): One Two Free (自由發揮), MC40

Soundtrack contributionsEdit

Year Song Title OST
2012 "Extras" (臨時演員) Ti Amo Chocolate[21]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Singer(s)
2009 "哥本哈根的童話"[25] Chloe Wang (王心如), MC40
2010 "Welcome" (歡迎光臨)[26] One Two Free (自由發揮), MC40

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role
2009 Possible Love (愛到底) 引言演員
2012 Touch of the Light (逆光飛翔) Ah Yin

Television SeriesEdit

Year English Title Original Title Character/Role
2011 Pearls of Love 珍愛林北 DJ
Office Girls 小資女孩向前衝 -
Love SOS 戀愛SOS Wang Da Tong
2012 Ti Amo Chocolate 愛上巧克力 Wei Li
2013 King Flower 金大花的華麗冒險 Jin Da Li
Love Around 真愛黑白配 James

Television HostingEdit

Title Channel
音樂這個讚 Channel V Taiwan
娛樂排排讚
Campus Superman
(校園SUPERMAN)
音樂飆榜-西洋榜
Taiwan complete entertainment
(已停播[编辑])
Sanlih E-Television

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MC40 official blog". Wretch blog. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  2. ^ "Da Mouth official account". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  3. ^ a b c (in Chinese) Universal Music Taiwan Da Mouth profile
  4. ^ Chang, Eddy (August 28, 2016). "Taipei Watcher: The call is loud and clear". Taipei Times. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  5. ^ (in Chinese)"大嘴巴 / 同名專輯" Archived May 31, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Books.com.tw. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  6. ^ a b Da Mouth. Da Mouth. 2007. CD.
  7. ^ (in Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 19th Golden Melody Awards winners list Archived August 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine 16 October 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-12
  8. ^ (in Chinese)"大嘴巴 / 王元口力口" Archived May 31, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Books.com.tw. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  9. ^ a b Da Mouth. Wang Yuan Kou Li Kou. 2008. CD.
  10. ^ a b Chloe Wang. 哥本哈根的童話. 2009. CD.
  11. ^ a b Yungai Hayung. Dancing Queen. 2009. CD.
  12. ^ a b Sky Wu. Sky Wu 2009 New Album. 2009. CD.
  13. ^ "大嘴巴 / 万凸3". Books.com.tw.. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  14. ^ a b Da Mouth. One Two Three. CD. 2010.
  15. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart- 2010 (#1 to 50) Retrieved 2011-05-10
  16. ^ "Episode Da First Episode Featured + songs (2CD) (Pre-disk)". Yesasia.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  17. ^ a b c Da Mouth. Episode. 2010. CD.
  18. ^ One Two Free. One Two Free. 2010. CD.
  19. ^ (in Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 22nd Golden Melody Awards winners list Archived June 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine 20 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-20
  20. ^ a b Vanness Wu. C'est La V. 2011. CD.
  21. ^ a b "Ti Amo Chocolate Original TV Soundtrack". YesAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  22. ^ "專輯官方網站". Books.com.tw. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  23. ^ a b Da Mouth. Influence. 2012. CD.
  24. ^ a b SpeXial. SpeXial. 2012. CD.
  25. ^ "珍珠系女孩 王心如 哥本哈根的童話 官方完整MV". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  26. ^ "自由發揮-歡迎光臨 mv (官方正式HD版本)". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-22.

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