Previously, it was reported that rapper Swings had applied to become a part of KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army) although he is exempt from the military due to a psychological disorder. In order to make the cut, Swings would have required a score over 780 on TOEIC, a score of 690 in TEPS, and a 1 to 3 physical health ranking.
However, it was revealed on his Facebook recently that he was unable to get into KATUSA and will be joining the standard military, specifically the 306th Draft at Uijeongbu on November 25. He wrote, "Unfortunately, I was unable to become a KATUSA volunteer. I will enlist as a normal military soldier."
He also added, "I really think I matured well. More than any other year, I did not rest, and I worked, giving strength to the development of [my label] Just Music. Thanks to this, I was able to pay off my mother's debts, get my dad out of the taxi [business], get an office for the Just Music family, get the 'all-kill' I had always wanted, and do everything I had wanted to do. I thank all the people who wanted to give me even 0.0001% of help. I will return after protecting the country very valiantly, so do not forget me. Thank you, and I love you."
Swings will be releasing the digital single 'I'll Be Back' on November 21 and holding a concert at the Yes21 Muv Hall on November 23. The rapper is also publishing a book titled 'Power' on the same day he enlists, November 25. He is also preparing to record a compilation album for Just Music, which will likely be released after his enlistment.