Top 10 Best Male K-Pop Rappers

The Top Ten
1 Suga (BTS) Min Yoon-gi, better known by his stage names Suga and Agust D, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer.

Min Yoongi is a bad MF. Besides having that "tongue technology," his lyrics hold deep meaning, and a few are just straightforward for the haters who think he's too "sweet" to be on this list, not knowing he can also be a pain in their ass. He can be far from the "suga." His flow game and how he approaches different kinds of beats is one of the best.

Not many rappers take the time to learn their craft, and they just butcher the beat. Either the flow is too fast for the beat, or they just ride the beat straight. But Yoongi has a gift and talent for knowing how to switch flows and the type of energy that should go along with it. Even live, he would switch it up after feeling what mood is set with the crowd. He's undoubtedly a talented and gifted rapper in the game.

2 Rap Monster (BTS)

Rap Monster is one of the best idol rappers, if not the best, in my opinion, due to his high versatility and flow. His ability to deliver in both Korean and English is especially impressive, and his high IQ definitely plays a role in his extensive and wide vocabulary. He can easily switch from a laid-back, Drake-like flow to a fast-paced and passionate flow similar to Eminem's.

Of course, Suga and J-hope are also very impressive rappers. I guess BTS was just blessed this time around in their rap game.

He is one of the best rappers I know from South Korea. I think even though he has a shorter/less breath capacity compared to his fellow BTS rap line, he is good at managing his pace and presents a great rap. He has a monster level of writing skill, so his lyrics are deep and smart. His English pronunciation is also one of the best for a non-native speaker in South Korea.

3 T.O.P (Bigbang)

Literally on TOP. The lyrics he wrote are on another level. Just like his passion for art, he always incorporates art into his lyrics. My heart is always with T.O.P. I hope he makes a comeback with his masterpiece again soon.

T.O.P of Bigbang is one of the only rappers who uses his regular voice while rapping.

Deep voice, powerful lyrics, and amazing visuals.

4 J-hope (BTS)

J-hope is one of the most underrated rappers in the game. The flow he has is undoubtedly one of the best in K-pop. Not many people view him as one of the best, but the reason they should is that his delivery is more unique than most of the rappers on this list. This is just like T.O.P (Big Bang), who also has a unique voice that separates him from the rest and draws attention.

J-hope's background is mainly dancing in hip-hop, which I also feel plays as an advantage in how he approaches lines and how he delivers. He's so entertaining in this rap game that he'd have a chance in the U.S., which I feel would accept him because of his uniqueness and talent in the rap game.

5 G-Dragon (Bigbang)

G-Dragon has been rapping since he was a child of 6. His love of music and rap is expressed in every piece of music he writes, arranges, and produces. His style, technique, and skill are unrivaled in the K-Pop music industry. GD and T.O.P set the stage for modern K-Rappers! They created history with their style, flair, and talent. When it comes to K-Rappers, there is no beating these legends. All other K-Pop rappers of the 3rd generation now enjoying popularity got their start because of this duo.

He and T.O.P are the ultimate duo. BTS are cool and all, I like them, but Big Bang definitely have the stronger, more talented rappers. However, GD's devotion, in particular, is what makes me favor him over T.O.P. As mentioned in another comment, he has written two songs every day for 12 years, and his songwriting skills are amazing. Big respect to GD.

6 Zico (Block B)

He has an amazing flow and comes up with his own music, including his group's music and other groups' music. Plus, he's been around for a while and still owns it, all while acting like a complete cute dork.

I don't know much about his stuff, but I almost died from a talent overdose while listening to Bermuda Triangle.

He has great pronunciation, a great beat, and is one of the fastest rappers in South Korea.

7 Mino (WINNER)

He is the greatest artist with his lyrics, creativity, and his definite style. He should be in the top 5. Unfortunately, the list is not for real talents but for popularity among kids. Even G-Dragon is 11th, unbelievable. Just watch him in SMTM or listen to his XX and you will get undoubtable pleasure from his rap. Also, he is the best beatboxer in the whole of K-pop.

As an underground rapper (HugeBoy) rapping alongside Zico, they trained together. His lyrics are among the top three best, and his rhythm is top-tier. He is so versatile with his rapping. Keep at it, Mino. Top three for sure.

8 Tablo (Epik High)

One of the most underrated rappers in the industry, Tablo is the inspiration for many rappers on the top list. Believe me, Epik High boasts some of the best rappers.

9 Changbin (Stray Kids)

His flow and delivery are always outstanding. He tells a story when he raps. Rapping is poetry, and Changbin is a poet. Not to mention, he always gives us pure bars. He has the tone and energy rappers should have. He has his own style. He writes his raps and works hard on them.

He has a unique style when it comes to rapping. Not to mention, he has a beautiful way of demonstrating his style of rap. His transitions from rhyme to rhyme are effortlessly flawless. Changbin always delivers a message when rapping, instead of just rhyming on a beat. He sits and thinks about his raps. His voice suits literally any genre of music. Overall, Changbin is an excellent rapper. STAN SKZ!

10 Chanyeol (EXO)

Honestly, he deserves a better ranking. If you would hear his songs, you would realize that they are full of emotions, making those songs really touching. The song I'm specifically referring to is Stay With Me from Goblin, with Punch.

He should have ranked at least 3rd because I think he's way better than J-Hope. If someone disagrees with him, I would say they're probably mistaken.

Chanyeol should be higher than 5th. He has a good rapping voice, and he raps with emotion and style. He's the best. I love him!

The Contenders
11 Kim Ji-won (Bobby)

He is beyond expectation when it comes to rap. He is an all-rounder. He can do vocals, dance, produce, write lyrics, and of course, his rap is his masterpiece. He has a realistic and unique style when rapping. He's still the best rapper.

Literally the best rapper. Lyrically the most skilled, closest to authentic hip-hop and rap. His lyrics have depth and weight to them, unlike the usual "I'm the best/we're the best." Underrated.

Most certainly a force to be reckoned with, and he very well secures the top rank. His skills are beyond what I've seen any idol rapper possess, and he's still so young. He's going places, that's for sure.

12 Mark (NCT)

Mark is SM's best rapper. Before his debut, SM had been known for really bad rappers in their group, but Mark broke that rumor and is now the best rapper SM has. Especially being from another country originally, the fact that he can rap in another language is incredible. Mark isn't only SM's best rapper but K-pop's best rapper. He seriously is the best, and if you don't believe it, you're lying to yourself.

Hands down, the best rapper in SM and probably even all of K-pop. This soon-to-be 20-year-old raps, sings, and plays a significant role in writing music. He is multi-talented and his flow is so good but underrated. Mark Lee needs to be recognized for his awesome raps.

13 Han Ji Sung (Stray Kids)

Han is definitely an all-rounder, from his soft vocals to his rapping. I think that Han's vocals go great with his rapping because they're not so in-your-face. This is especially true when they are performing live. If you were a Stay, you would know that Han has really bad anxiety. If you have anxiety, you know it is hard to talk or sing in front of large groups, but he manages to keep it together and does amazing.

Han really brings a fun side to rap, which is a nice contrast to Changbin's more aggressive style. But Han can also deliver emotion really well. SKZ definitely have one of the best rap lines.

14 Jungkook (BTS) Jeon Jung kook was born in Busan, September 1 1997. His nationality is South Korean. HIs favorite number is 1. He is known as a South Korean idol singer, singer-songwriter, dancer, composer and producer. JK Favorite color is Red, Black, and White. He think express color of Hip Hop is Black and Red... read more

My bias is the golden maknae. He's really good at everything, and that includes rapping. Even though he is now known as a vocalist, there are some older songs that show off his rap skills.

Jungkook has very good vocals, which makes his rapping soothing and not in-your-face.

Jungkook deserves to be placed higher. Although he is the main vocalist with a beautiful voice, his rap is no joke either. He is better than Sehun.

15 Jackson (GOT7)

I'd place him in the top 10, honestly. Yes, he's not Korean, but he sounds fluent! He can also rap in English. And that voice of his... just amazing. Love him!

Jackson should be in the top 10 list. I mean, come on, he's a non-Korean idol, yet he raps fluently in both Korean and English.

16 Jooheon (Monsta X)

Jooheon is a beast. He really deserves to be listed here! His rap might not be that fast, but it's filled with energy and charisma. You could also describe it as aggressive. Overall, he's a really impressive rapper. Please stop sleeping on him!

I honestly don't know why he isn't number one on the list. He is literally the best. I got attracted to Monsta X because of his unique skills. A true legend I stan.

Jooheon is the most charismatic rapper. He always delivers a great performance and has fantastic stage presence.

17 V (BTS)

I love him, and he is my first favorite male artist. I love you more than anything. Love you.

V is a very nice rapper. He is not only good at vocals but also at rapping. He also covered Cypher Pt.3. I think he should be counted as one of the best rappers.

He is the best. Listen to War of Hormone.

18 Hyunjin (Stray Kids)

He's got his own style, which is distinct from others, and he really stands out. He's got great flow too. I find his rap very fun to listen to.

I haven't heard him rap a lot, but I have heard some songs where he raps. He is incredibly underrated as a rapper.

19 Sehun (EXO) Oh Se-hun, better known mononymously as Sehun, is a South Korean dancer, rapper, singer, model and actor. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo and its sub-group Exo-K.

Look at every number after 11 on the list. Everyone under Oh Sehun is way more talented in the area of rapping.

I love Sehun! He is part of the detective team from the Netflix series Busted!

Sehun is a great rapper. He is doing great.

20 I.M (Monsta X)

A style and voice like no other.

21 Ilhoon (BTOB)

An underrated rapper. His flow is amazing. Even with ballads, his rap is wonderful. He truly deserves more.

Best rapper with true talent in composing.

His rap is really good, and I really like his solo debut song. He also can sing along with BTOB's vocal line.

22 Kim HanBin (iKON)

A lyrical genius and storyteller. Even in his pre-debut days, he reached the final 8 of Show Me the Money-Season 3, a show where over 1000 rappers from all over Korea competed. It is a highly respected competition for all types of rappers. He is also the first contestant from the show to have topped the charts with his self-composed and self-produced song. He is respected by YG producers for his producing talent, rapping skills, and showmanship. His rap is unique, and his voice has tenacity.

Versatility at its best. B.I just knows how to switch flows and make them work with any instrumental given to him.

23 Bang Yong Guk (B.A.P)

Yongguk has amazing talents, not only in rapping but also in writing. He pours his entire heart and all his beliefs into B.A.P's songs. He also has an amazing voice. The bass rapping is pretty special!

I think the fact that he was an underground rapper says enough.

24 Key (Shinee)

Extremely talented and underrated. The strength behind Shinee.

25 Eunhyuk (Super Junior) Lee Hyuk-jae, better known by his stage name Eunhyuk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer and actor.

He is a great rapper, better than those whom people just think can rap.

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