Top 10 Best Male Rappers of K-pop Groups

Updated on January 6, 2017

K-pop music is not only attractive because of the powerful vocal lines that each group has. The rappers of each group are also displaying their true ability when it comes to rap. These male idols are praised for their breath-taking rap performances. You might not even believe that these pretty boys and handsome guys are the real-deal rappers!

With their talent, versatility, and unique style in rapping, here are the best K-pop rappers from 10 popular K-pop groups.

10. Ravi (VIXX)

Ravi, whose real name is Kim Won-sik, is the rapper of K-pop group, VIXX. He is talented, and his rap sounds different from the rest. He is intense, aggressive, and his voice is high-pitched than the others, which gives a more hyped-up feeling to the song. We can't deny the fact that Ravi has his own tone and style, and what's good about it is that he got the confidence and the character to hold it. In 2014, he collaborated with American artist Chad Future with "Rock the World" from Future's first mini-album. He also appeared in the music video for the single. Besides rapping, he is also notable for being the songwriter and composer of several VIXX songs.

9. Mino (Winner)

Song Min-ho, who is better known as Mino, is a rapper of the K-pop boy band, Winner. He was also a member of the underground rapping scene, under the name "Mino" or "Hugeboy Mino", collaborating with other underground rappers-turned-idols. His rapping style is definitely one of the coolest especially on stage. He performs like he's rocking his own world to the beat of the song. His performance on stage is superb, especially because you can see that he has strong confidence. He nailed the song 'I'm Him' with his rhythmic rap that goes well with the heavy beat. In December 2014, he collaborated with 2PM's Nichkhun, CNBLUE's Yonghwa, Infinite's L and B1A4's Baro to perform at the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon.

8. Il-hoon (BTOB)

Jung Il-hoon is a main rapper of the K-pop boy group BtoB. The group's dance-pop, ballad, and R&B beat is their music style, and Ilhoon's rap style perfectly matches with the group. His words are clear, his diction sounds great, and his choice of lyrics is also emotional. He is well known for his multiple song featuring with popular female artists such as Hyuna and G.NA. His cool voice and rap blends well with the girls' hot and sexy voices, which makes the listeners appreciate their collaborations to the fullest. He has also showcased his hosting skills as he took the role of an assistant MC in the variety show Weekly Idol. His handsome image lead him to become an actor of a TV series in 2015.

7. Zico (Block B)

While his image is like a cute, innocent boy in the music industry, Woo Ji-ho, also known as Zico of Block B is actually a manly guy and a good rapper. Complementing the group's original hip hop style, his rap is what gives the group's songs a very heavy bad boy feel. His flow of words is amazing - it's clear and it sounds good too! Even if he's doing speed rap, he can still maintain the rhythm well. He also have a smooth breathing technique, so his rap can go with the flow of a song with soft vocals. He is also notable for his successful crossover skills in the Korean hip hop scene: he is a producer of both K-pop and Korean hip hop music, and also known in the mainstream as a popular Korean idol.

6. Baro (B1A4)

The main rapper of the colorful, sunny, and youthful K-pop boy group B1A4 is Cha Sun-woo, who is popularly known by his stage name Baro. He has a wonderfully deep masculine voice that perfectly matches his band mate's smooth vocals, especially the high-pitched Sandeul and Jinyoung. His rap may not be as fast as a speed of a lightning bolt, but there's always an emotional feeling to his rap. His manly voice is somehow similar to Big Bang's Top. Besides, he also has good vocals and he can also sing a sweet ballad. Apart from singing, he is also noted for his acting roles in the drama God's Gift - 14 Days as a mentally-ill teenager, and also in Reply 1994 as Kim Dong-jun.

5. Chanyeol (EXO)

Another talented rapper hiding in such an innocent baby face is Park Chanyeol from the best-selling K-pop group of the decade, EXO. He can do fast and speed rap, which gives the song a cool, bad-boy feel. He can also do a rap that goes well with an energetic song. He's also amazing, because he does not only focus on his rap to have a heavy and strong image. His rap can also be accompanied by a lonely melody and give off a sad feeling just like in their song, Promise. Not only he can do rap, but Chanyeol is also credited for his songwriting and composing skills, hosting skills, and acting skills. He took a supporting role in the South Korean film Salut d'Amour in 2015.

4. Junhyung (BEAST/B2ST)

Yong Jun-hyung, who is commonly known as Junhyung and also known as Poppin' Dragon, and Joker, is a rapper of the boy group, Beast. He is not only an amazing rapper, but he is also a wonderful songwriter. He is credited as the songwriter and composer of the rap for many of B2ST's songs. His natural talent in words and composition made his rap lyrics become meaningful. His rap style, though it is not usually as fast as the others, is loved by many fans because it portrays honesty of emotions. He is a really good rapper that uses his own lyrics and puts his own emotions into his masterpiece, and there is sincerity in the songs that he is producing.

3. Yongguk (BAP)

Bang Yong-guk, commonly known as Yongguk, is a man born for hip hop. He is the rapper of the popular K-pop male group, B.A.P. Before he became famous as an idol, he used to be a well-known underground rapper under the alias of "Jepp Blackman". He has an amazing and deep voice, which easily gives out the feelings and emotions of the song. His style is simply smooth, with great flow and nice rhythm. Right now, he is considered as one of the best K-pop Idols due to his huge influence and contribution to Korea's hip hop music and culture. Besides rap, he also acts as a songwriter and producer for many of B.A.P's songs.

2. G-Dragon and TOP (Big Bang)

The best hip hop duo ever formed in the history of K-pop music is none other than GD and TOP. GD, whose real name is Kwon Ji-yong, is not only a talented rapper, but also a brilliant song writer. While Choi Seung-hyun, our beloved TOP, is a naturally gifted rapper. They are members of the group that drastically influenced the world with Korean pop - Big Bang. G-Dragon is one of the best among all the idol rappers because of is great flow, clear words, and versatile style. Together with TOP, who is recognized for his low-bass timbre rapping, these two Big Bang idols are the perfect hip hop duo pair ever. Because of their incredible talent, strong charisma, and perfect combination, they won the 2011 Melon Music Awards for rap and hip hop category.

1. Rap Monster, J-hope, & Suga (BTS)

If GD and TOP are the best rap duo, then Rap Monster, Suga, and J-hope is the best rap trio! They are the pride of BTS and is considered the best rapper line ever formed. With Rap Monster as the most skilled, most talented, and most intelligent, he can spit a fire of rap in a split second! When it comes to mind-blowing speed, clarity, and flow, no one can beat the real deal - Rap Monster. J-hope is also a brilliant rapper. Aside from his musical talent, he is as bright as his stage name. Rap Monster described him as a happy person. He said,“If I’m fire, J-Hope is water. he’s good at ‘turning off’ my bad habits." On the other hand, Suga is more than just a sweet-looking guy. When you hear him rap, you'll be amazed of his true talent! Even J-hope acknowledges his cool rapping skills and composition. More than that, Suga acts as the father of BTS because he’s in charge of fixing the things that Rap Monster breaks and scold the younger members when they make a mistake. Isn't the three of them got the best harmony in life and music?

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      Born1985 5 days ago

      SUGA by a land slide!!!!

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      Kpop Demigod 7 days ago

      I think G.D and T.O.P should still be number one due to their iconic careers and influences. As solo rappers they are also more expreienced and skilled. Then Rapmonster, obviously. He is the best rapper in bts, a genius producer and amazing at writing Lyrics. I could see him surpass the iconic duo in a few years. After that Suga, who is also really great at rapping, wiritng and producing. I don't know where jhope should be placed, i need to hear his mixtape first. But i love his rapping so much!

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      Sin 3 weeks ago

      Suga lo

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      ran 3 weeks ago

      Zelo from B.A.P should be here

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      4 weeks ago

      Nice that Suga, J-Hope, and RM were on the list. Zelo should of been on the list also with Yonguk.

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      Julian Bravoo 4 weeks ago from Phillipines

      Yeah Suga Is The Best !

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      Min Suga 4 weeks ago

      Well Suga is the fast rapper

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      Halima lechheb 4 weeks ago

      Ouf course i'll choise the daego boy

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      Ashley 5 weeks ago

      S.Coups from SEVENTEEN deserves to be on this list. I love every single person on this list but S.Coups is so talented. His voice is so soothing and his rap makes your heart jump. He is the loml and he deserves so much more than what he is getting now....

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      blair 5 weeks ago

      Chanyeol is the best rapper of the world

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      You all are dumb af 5 weeks ago

      Yikes this list is a disaster obviously y’all don’t know shit about rap loooool

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      mmlm 6 weeks ago

      jln.,

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      BBvip 6 weeks ago

      G-dragon and T.O.P are the best

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      Isabela 6 weeks ago

      CHANYEOL IS THE BEST RAPPER DUH!

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      KD 7 weeks ago

      CHANYEOL IS THE BESTTTTTT RAPPER IN KOREAAA!!!

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      ATASHA KAYE KAE SEVILLA 2 months ago

      RAP MON IS THE BESTTTTTTTT LAB YAAAAAAAAA

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      min yoongi 2 months ago

      when suga rap it feels like saking my hand.... it shows that suga tapping skills is too good ...

      and i wondered that if suga and mgk rap together it would best stage for me..**

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      Jungkookie 2 months ago

      The rap trio are the best!! #ARMY

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      BTS Ruin your life 2 months ago

      SUGA!!!!sorry but I love suga,hobi and Rapmon

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      RapLineARCHIMENT 2 months ago

      RAP LINE OF BTS ARE THE BEST.

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      ratu 2 months ago

      where is Kai?

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      Archie 2 months ago

      You gotta admit gdragon is the legend

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      BTS's QUEEN 2 months ago

      UNDERGROUND RAPPERS ARE THE BEST

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      Exo the best 2 months ago

      Chanyeol of course his voice so sexy and wonderful

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      A.R.M.Y FOR LIFE AND EXOL TOO 3 months ago

      SUGA , RAPMON AND J-HOPE RAP IS LIKE OUT OF THIS WORLD .OMG!OMG!

      BUT DON'T FORGET CHANYEOL HE RAPS INCREDIBLE TOO

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      annyeong ^^ 3 months ago

      G dragon is the bestt

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      Purple Sky 3 months ago

      Rap Monster, Suga and J-Hope is the best rap trio! AGREED!!

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      kim yoo 3 months ago

      Rap monster and suga is the best rapper ❤❤

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      kim jung 3 months ago

      Rap Monster is the best

      Rapper❤❤❤❤

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      yoo jung 3 months ago

      Rap Monster is the best rapper and she is cute

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      yoo jung 3 months ago

      Rap Monster,suga and j- hope are the best rapper

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      ixyz 3 months ago

      I'm seriously biased since BTS is my ultimate stan, but I really do agree that they could be considered the best k-pop rappers. The lyrics that they write about are insanely personal and really beautiful to listen to. On top of that, I love them because they're not afraid to call people out on their bullshit through their lyrics.

      I also agree that all of the other rappers listed are SUPER talented. Especially T.O.P. and G-Dragon. They're freaking amazing. I'm not gonna lie, I haven't personally delved into the other groups mentioned besides BTS, BigBang, and EXO, so they're the only ones that I can vouch for being exceptionally talented. I will definitely look at the other artists work as well!

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      Sushi  3 months ago

      Rap Monster, J-Hope And Suga are the best rappers, they have a great tune and they are in BTS, WHICK I LOVE THEM

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      exol 4 months ago

      I love chanyeol

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      kpopper in the house!!! 4 months ago

      i love all of them '~~' but overall it has to be T.O.P or Rap mon like suga is good but lowkey think T.O.P is better sorry army @~~@ but anyways for me its Rap mon is better because boiii have you seen him rapping on his own but in my eyes they are all winners!!

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      ExoL 4 months ago

      Honestly Zico should probably have a higher ranking than that. So should GD and TOP. No disrespect but I just think BTS aren't as good as Zico and GD's rap. I mean sure they can rap and all that just when it comes to lyrics and composition, Zico and GD's for the win.

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      ARMY B 4 months ago

      Bts killed others band..they are the best

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      dO KIM HONG 4 months ago

      i don't anyone for troingbts

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      Soni 4 months ago

      I like that J-Hope dramatizes his bars. He is a performer through & through. Suga can spit fire & Rapmon can deliver straight, fast & super clean. I love. Cypher 3 BLOWS WIGS.

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      Jeu 4 months ago

      T.O.P

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      Rahma Do 5 months ago

      Agust D is the best ♥

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      Army 5 months ago

      I know sugar is only the second oldest but I love the fact that it said scolds the younger members as if not including Jin. Uh, hello? Just because Kim is the oldest does not mean he isn't scolded by grandpa suga. Lol. Jin is,after all, the childish magnate at heart.

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      BTStan 5 months ago

      When it comes to proficiency, it's Rap Monster. When it comes to skill and overall performance, it's Suga.

      But when it comes to (my preference), it's JHope. I can see a Drake in him.

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      Anon 6 months ago

      Same Anon here. Forgot to add a counter to my argument lol.

      I did listen to Promise and his simon d covers and while I still disagree with the ranking given here, Chanyeol does have potential. Now if only SM would actually invest in one of their very few (or only) talented idol rapper.

      And I may have been a bit harsh on Jhope. We forget that Jhope basically became a rapper after joining BTS. The only underground experience he has is in dance. My opinions on RM and Suga are mostly based on not only BTS but their mixtapes as well. I used to think Suga was above average but not noteworthy until he showed his talent in his mixtape (plus First Love brought me to tears). So I'll wait till Jhope releases his. Considering how long Suga and RM have been rappers, there's a lot of pressure from fan's expectations for jhope. Good luck to him.

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      Flower Dnce 6 months ago

      Chanyeol #5

      Zico #7

      Are you kidding me? I like Chan, but Zico is a way better than him in rap terms, Chanyeol wasn't even a rapper before EXO, and he doesn't produce or compose half of what Zico does.

      Rap Monster, Suga and Jhope, as #1.

      Well... BTS is known by their strong rappers, so I agree with that. They have good songs and rap insanely fast

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      Marrianne 6 months ago

      AGUSTD SUGA MINYOONGI #1

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      naur 6 months ago

      guys you have to see doom dada by top he killed it

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      Rai 6 months ago

      Suga of bts is also a produser with rap monster for almost all bts song.

      If you watch their 'cypher 3 killer' on stage you will be breathless, cause of suga part really fast and great rhymt.

      Namjoon is kind of diction master, cause he has a lot of book as reference. All the mv theory from 'i need u' until 'blood sweat and tears' inculding his smart brain. His voice is good in your ears, gentlely.

      Jhope, is also has characteristic rap. He has bright vocal and good intonation.

      Its really hard to decide my fav one... TT TT

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      SimonD 7 months ago

      Chanyeol (5th) vs. Mino(9th)?! And how about Bobby and BI?

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      Lasua 7 months ago

      I know that this list does have the best, but I feel like it was a bit biased. I think Zico should've been higher ranked. He's been acknowledged more than once by other Korean rappers as probably the top three in the kpop industry. He should've been in at least the top five in my opinion.

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      Esther 7 months ago

      Oppa Min Yoongi is the best in my opinion, I mean T.O.P is good in a way, but! Suga (Agust D) from bts is the best. He hit every beats and his lyrics have a powerful meaning towered me.

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      Yrrem 7 months ago

      Exo Chanyeol oppa ...I'm really so proud of you

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      Ember 8 months ago

      You forgot Bobby from iKON

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      Aines 8 months ago

      BTS has the amazing rapline.

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      A.R.M.Y x EXO 8 months ago

      So i was shocked by no. 1 and srsly! I didn't expect it. And im also proud of Chanyeol oppa

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      Iuliana 8 months ago

      Rap Monster Bts

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      Janet 8 months ago

      Yesss BTS rap trio are the kings of rap they are the BEST

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      Vava 9 months ago

      ZAICO

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      Von Hsu 9 months ago

      Where is bobby? Bobby won SMTM 3, huftt..

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      bts_lover 9 months ago

      why can't i vote for suga, rap mon and hobi . i can't vote for 1

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      Sancho 10 months ago

      Bobby from iKON should be there, I mean, he won show me the money and all...

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      Lola 10 months ago

      Where is iKON Bobby?

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