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When it comes to K-pop music, rap is something that makes a song more appealing, more exciting, and more energizing. Usually, male idols are known for their rapping skills, but nowadays, some talented, gorgeous, beautiful, and popular female idols can spit some fire as well. Every famous K-pop girl group has its own pride when it comes to rap. Just who are they? Find out the top 10 best female rappers of K-pop groups and discover their own strengths and styles in rap.
10. Bora From Sistar
Yoon Bo-ra, or simply Bora, is best known as a member of the girl group Sistar. Bora rose to fame when she and her group member Hyolyn formed as a sub-group Sistar19 with the single "Ma Boy," which gained popularity for its catchy tune and "chest wave" dance move. She is also the main dancer and main rapper of the group.
Besides her excellent dancing skills, her rap in moderate speed is loved by her fans. She has her own cheerful way of rapping. Her rap style may not be the same as other high-profile rappers, but she can still do her rap well.
9. Jia From Miss A
It might seem unbelievable, but this pretty lady can be a cool hip-hop idol when she raps. Meng Jia, simply known as Jia, is a former rapper and singer of the girl group Miss A. She left Miss A and JYP Entertainment in 2016 after her contract expired.
She is not only popular in Korea but in China as well, given the fact that she is Chinese. Jia is a very incredible female idol because she can rap perfectly in Korean, Chinese, and English. Plus, her speed and flow are also good. Her feminine rap can be a fierce one that matches well with her beautiful face and slaying dance moves.
8. Baby J From Jewelry
Baby J, whose real name is Ha Joo Yeon, is a former member of the girl band Jewelry. The group was the longest-running Korean girl group until their disbandment in 2015, surpassing the super girl group Baby V.O.X.
Baby J has indeed a very strong potential when it comes to rap, and she starred as a rapper in the group with her high-pitched rap and feminine tone that makes her voice sounds so appealing. Her rap is proof that she's not just a sexy singer, but she's got talent as well. The intro of the song "Rhythm Ha!" shows how incredible she is when it comes to rap.
7. Amber From f(x)
Unlike the usual feminine image of many K-pop girl idols, Amber Josephine Liu, simply known as Amber, is popular for her boyish image. She is different from the rest, whose focus is to be a sweet, girly, and sexy icon. Her tomboy look matches well with her strong, deep, low-toned voice that raps like a boss.
Incredibly unique on her own, Amber passed her audition through singing but, in the end, positioned as the rapper of the famous K-pop girl group, f(x). She actually grew up in America before moving to Korea, so her English skills are on par with the other female idols.
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6. Lime From Hello Venus
Another talented female rapper is Lime of Hello Venus. Lime's real name is Kim Hye Lim, and she is the main dancer and main rapper of the said girl group. She absolutely has incredible flow, pronunciation, breathing, speed, and charisma. Her rap style has a strong potential to compete with those at the top list.
Her rap cover of "Look At Me Now" is the best example of Lime's true rapping talent. Her English is perfect, and she nailed the fast rap. Besides, as she is spitting fire with her rap, she looks more attractive and sexy! She can actually keep up with the male rappers.
5. Yubin From Wonder Girls
Kim Yu-bin, or simply Yubin, is the main rapper of the girl group Wonder Girls after she was introduced as Hyuna's replacement in 2007. She is considered one of the most powerful rappers because of her strong performance level. Besides rap, she is also a good dancer and vocalist.
Although she is known mainly as the rapper of the group, she occasionally acts as an additional vocalist to the group—examples of which include "This Time" and "Wishing on a Star." In 2015, she was boosted into fame when she joined Unpretty Rapstar's second season, causing the phenomenon "Girl Crush." As a consequence, her makeup and hairstyle became popular.
4. Hyuna From 4Minute
Kim Hyun-a, better known as Hyuna, was previously a member of the K-pop girl group 4Minute and was one of the first five original members of Wonder Girls. When she joined 4Minute, their debut single, "Hot Issue, "was immediately successful as it grabbed attention from the public even before their debut stage.
Hyuna is also well known for her appearance in Psy's worldwide hit "Gangnam Style," which also led to a successful duet rendition of the song. Her cute, energetic, and girly rap style became iconic and has established her image as a sexy rapper and singer.
3. LE - EXID
Many K-pop female idol rappers became popular only because of the groups they joined, but LE of EXID has a totally different story. LE, whose real name is Ahn Hyo-jin, made her debut as a rapper with the underground rap group Jiggy Fellaz, performing under the stage name "Elly."
She was a famous underground rapper even before EXID, and when she joined the group, her rapping skills were something that the group was very proud of. Not only her rap talent is her pride, but she is also naturally beautiful, sexy, and fierce. No one can ever say anything bad about LE's rap because her low-toned voice is so good.
2. Miryo From Brown Eyed Girls
A charming rapper with refined rapping skills is Jo Mi-hye, popularly known as Miryo. She is the rapper of the girl group Brown Eyed Girls and is considered an extremely talented rapper who can rap on the spot. Her flow is excellent, and her speed rap can totally blow the rest. Many fans have even compared her to the "baddest rapper" CL and the 'legendary rap queen' Yoon Mi Rae.
In addition to being a rapper, Miryo is also a songwriter. Among female idols, Miryo has copyright to many songs—she is indeed a genius.
1. CL From 2NE1
Nicknamed as "The Baddest K-pop Female Idol," CL, whose real name is Lee Chae-rin, is currently the most popular and the most iconic female rapper of K-pop music. She became a superstar and is also a well-known songwriter, rapper, and model. Her strong charisma and powerful personality best suit her role as the leader and main rapper of the internationally famous girl group, 2NE1.
Her rap style has a totally different level of attraction, and her fame is nowhere near the others. She had also collaborated with label-mates G-Dragon and Teddy Park.
Bonus: Yoon Mi Rae (aka T/Tasha)
Although she is not a member of any K-pop girl group, we could never complete the countdown without including the ultimate rap queen, Yoon Mi Rae. Also known as Tasha from her American name, she raps like a boss since the start of her career. Actually, she did not audition herself, but a World Records representative heard her singing outside of the audition room and signed her to join a new group called Uptown. Totally incredible, right?
If she happened to be in a girl group today, she would definitely be slaying all the other female idol rappers. Being the legendary rap queen of Korea, she earned the #1 spot on 2013 Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 list with her song "Touch Love" from the South Korean drama Master's Sun.
Every time she performs, she literally swipes off the other performers as she begins to conquer the stage with her strong and powerful level of rap performance. No doubt about it; she is definitely the queen of K-pop rap. Watch the video below to see how she nailed it while showing the younger idols how to rap:
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Questions & Answers
Question: Who is the main rapper of Blackpink, is it Lisa?
Answer: Jennie is the main rapper of Blackpink, while Lisa is the lead rapper. As the main rapper, Jennie usually gets the biggest rap parts in a song, while Lisa is the one who mostly begins or leads the rap part because she is the lead rapper.
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Bob on September 02, 2020:
Where is Dami from dreamcatcher?
J on August 30, 2020:
Where is Jennie from Blackpink? She is soooooo good at rapping!!!
Jenlisa on August 21, 2020:
Where's Jennie and Lisa?
Blackpink fangirl on August 21, 2020:
Where is Jennie and Lisa from Blackpink? They can beating CL lol.
Ayesha on August 21, 2020:
I think. Is jennie because she have fast rap
Adya on August 12, 2020:
where is Jennie and Lisa from BLACKPINK? And Chaeyoung and Dahyun from TWICE?
Neverland on July 22, 2020:
where is jeon soyeon, chaeyoung, dahyun, and jessie?
shizukina on July 14, 2020:
i don't think lisa or ruijin sould be her but definitfly jennie moonbyul and soyeon this 3 are queens
tina on July 14, 2020:
Jennie from blackpnk the best rapper
Nikki on July 10, 2020:
Where is Lisa
..... on July 05, 2020:
For anyone asking about Jessi, do know that she's considered to be hip hop, not kpop and the last time I remember checking, she does not come from a girl group
Heo Ga-yoon on July 04, 2020:
why isn't Yuju from cherry bullet and friend? she is the best rapper and Chaerin and Jiwon and linlin
Stan (G)I-DLE or I will steal your cookies . on June 23, 2020:
Soyeon deserves to be here .
Hansika on June 22, 2020:
where is Lisa and Jennie!! They is should be first
Blink on June 15, 2020:
Lmao where is Jennie, Soyeon and Moonbyul
ARMY on June 14, 2020:
Where's Jennie from BLACKPINK? she is an AMAZING rapper.
ARMYBLINK on May 20, 2020:
Where are jennie and lisa
someone who loves kpop on April 08, 2020:
where is soeyon she is such a great rapper haven't u seen unpretty rapstars she is considered one of the best rappers better than jennie and lisa soeyon was born to rap while jenlisa are made to rap get the difference and what about clc rappers they r much faster than them so stop sleeping on cube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LIYO on March 25, 2020:
Where is jennie from bp she is the main rapper of the groupe !!! she is the best rapper!
aashima on January 09, 2020:
Jennie has the top star rapping style but she is one of the top artist.
Open ur eyes please on November 15, 2019:
Sadly...blink knows only blackpink
jojo on November 02, 2019:
jennie and lisa are idol rappers and yes i am gonna say this attack me if you want but there are better rappers.so they won't be in the top 10, mabye in the top 50?
Shut the hell up on October 07, 2019:
Blink on September 12, 2019:
Where is Lisa and Jennie?
Hiphoe on September 01, 2019:
Everyone is over here like getting jealous (cough cough blinks) like chaeyoung and dahyun are good too but this is this persons list and thats how they thought it should be so yall just let the person say their opinions
zulal on August 20, 2019:
where is SOYEON,JENNIE,LISA,MOONBYUL,YEJI,RYUJIN
Multi-Stanner on July 10, 2019:
CAN YOU FELLOW BLINKS PLS SHUT UP ABOUT JENNIE AND LISA?! I can agree with anyone about Moonbyul, tho.
Blink and once on June 22, 2019:
I'm a blink and I don't see Jennie Kim or Lisa in here. Please add them
KpopTrash101 on June 22, 2019:
I do agree that CL s number one on there but she should have some competition with Soyeon (G-Idle) and definitely Jessi even though she is an American rapper she has been in so many Kpop videos and she is a great rapper. I think it would be fun for her and CL to battle it out especially since they are friends. Soyeon deserves a chance on this board.
Girlwithlife-_- on May 15, 2019:
Have you heard of Jennie and Soyeon?
Blink on May 08, 2019:
Hey u should at least add Jennie and Lisa the are the fastest rapper in girls. Where are huh????????
Emma on April 27, 2019:
Soyeon of g idle? Jimin of AOA?
Hika on March 29, 2019:
Moonbyul deserves to be here.
moomoo on February 06, 2019:
moonbyul deserves a spot!
BLINK on January 26, 2019:
Where is jennie and lisa from blackpink from what o hears jennie is the fastest girl rapper from kpop bc of ddu du ddu du and Lisa huh where are they?
Hwiman on January 21, 2019:
I can agree with some people saying moonbyul should be on the list but can everyone who is commenting “Jennie and Lisa and chaeyoung” can you just stop? And the person who said “I don’t know half these people” it’s not about popularity, it’s about talent
Jendeukie on December 23, 2018:
Why isn't Giant Pink and Soyeon from (G)I-DLE here???
Ahn on November 15, 2018:
Where are Jessie and Jimin?!
SuPyaeShweYee on November 10, 2018:
Isn´t there Dasom from 2Eyes?
lisa on November 07, 2018:
where is lisa! huh
Vanessa on September 29, 2018:
Where is jennie and lisa blackpink????
Ggg on September 01, 2018:
MOONBYUL NEEDS TO BE IN HERE
Yuni sabha on August 24, 2018:
Where is my sweet best rapper lisa?
Weiss Schnee on August 02, 2018:
WHERE IS MY QUEEN JENNIE RUBY JANE KIM?!?
cupcake on July 17, 2018:
WHERE IS LISAAA
Teresa on June 17, 2018:
where is Lisa BLACKPINK?
KimTaennie on May 06, 2018:
where is Jennie(Blackpink)???
Dodi_once2 on April 30, 2018:
Where Chaeyoung TWICE?!!
ronnie formalejo on April 26, 2018:
kim na eun on April 20, 2018:
where lisa blackpink??
Mina on March 26, 2018:
Where is Lisa or Jennie i don't even know these people (I know CL)
.... on March 20, 2018:
Where is yezi?!?!
Kpop on January 21, 2018:
Twice’s Chaeyoung, BlackPink’s Jennie & Pristin’s Rena
. on January 08, 2018:
Sorry, but Lisa isn’t THE best
casualsuede on December 22, 2017:
Moonbyul from Mamamoo could destroy some of these top 10 Pop Rappers.
Julian Bravoo from Phillipines on November 15, 2017:
Lisa Is The Best Where Lisa ?
maggie jeon on November 08, 2017:
where's my lisa?
Kokoro on November 06, 2017:
Blink on October 29, 2017:
Jennie is better
Kim mingyu on October 21, 2017:
Lisa and Jennie should be in the list their rappings are very good. Why they are not in the list?
sparks pop-k on October 09, 2017:
where's Lisa and Jennie unnie they're great
someone on August 15, 2017:
''jennie and lisa''
no stfu they cant compare to anyone on this list actually
on July 28, 2017:
Lisa needs to be here
Nobody on July 16, 2017:
As anybody thought of Jimin or maybe even Jessi like seriously some of these girls I agree should be on the list be these two girls have unique voices like literally Jimin everytime she raps her voice is high pitched and Jessi has a husky voice which makes them really unique rappers like they are legit well known in the rapping game for their different voices not saying that some these girls can't rap it's just that these two girls unique voices that you can't even find in Korea not hating here just speaking my mind here do not hate yeah these some girls have nice flow, but there are also people with unique voices just saying like LE
Momo on May 24, 2017:
Emma on May 20, 2017:
HAva on February 08, 2017:
Uhhh where's Jennie and Lisa?