More and more youth are loving rapping these days. Hip hop music has been one of the most rapidly increasing. There is no denying the fact that Korean rappers are starting to gain more popularity within the music industry and are also starting to attract more fans. Especially in America, Korean hip-hop artists are making waves with their music. They have become so good that they can even teach a thing or two like how to rap fast on a certain beat in a certain flow to some new rappers of the American industry. Many top Korean rappers are part of Korean hip-hop groups, while others are solo artists. Some are even members of K-pop bands. Check out our list of top Korean rappers to see if your favorite made the list.
1. Psy, the Gangnam Guy
Park Jae-Sang, whose stage name is Psy, became so very famous with his song “Gangnam Style” that it made him a household name all over the world. The hitmaker has set so many new records with his songs that many people who did not know about Korean pop music, started getting into it through him. The Gangnam style was also the first-ever YouTube video to cross a billion views! Psy is well known for his humorous side. Even as a kid, he used to make a lot of jokes in his class and drive the students in an uproar which made the teachers’ job of controlling the class, difficult.
Jessica Ho is a South Korean rapper with a very unique voice and rapping style. She has the kind of voice that cannot be easily forgotten once heard. Although when training the artist had been selected by SM Entertainment, she decided to not debut with them as she thought her and the company’s approaches to music were very different. Her top hits include Nunu Nana, Numb, My Romeo, and more.
3. G-Dragon, Big Bang
If you know the term Korean rap, you definitely know the name G-Dragon. He has garnered a crazy amount of views on Youtube on his songs. Before Kwon Ji-Yong was a solo artist, he was the leader of one of the biggest boy groups, Big Bang that was under YG Entertainment which is among the top 4 entertainment companies in South Korea. Apart from crazy rapping, dancing, and singing skills, this K-pop star is an entrepreneur and also a fashion designer! Hence, he is called the “King of K-pop” and very rightly so. He has also met with Ban Ki-Moon, the then UN Secretary-General to make an impact on reducing intolerance around the world.
4. J- Hope
J-Hope is the artist’s stage name, his real name being Jung Ho-Seok. The rapper is a member of the most famous Boy Group of South Korea, BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) which is under Bighit Entertainment. His debut mixtape, Hope World, made him the highest-charting solo Korean artist on Billboard 200. His raspy voice when rapping, mixed with his sunshine-like hopeful face have made people love him all the more. The talented artist is also exceptionally good at dancing, songwriting, and even singing!
NCT’s leader, Lee Taeyong is one the most iconic up-and-coming rapping artists of this generation. He has a very unique style and has an amazing artistic edge to him. The rapper is super fast and is also the main dancer of the Neo Culture Technology (NCT) boy group. If anyone knows how to rap fast, it is him in this age group of rapper boys. He is also a part of another Korean group “Super-M” that has members from various groups under SM Entertainment. The artist’s music video along with fellow member Ten went viral as a result of the amazing dancing by the duo along with the quirky style of the MV called “Baby Don’t Stop”.