Top 22 best Korean pop rappers of the past decade: News: KpopStarz

The debate about the best rapper in the Kpop community is an endless discussion between fans and casual listeners. It gets hotter and hotter as talented and skilled women who take part in Korean music competitions and reality shows like Unpretty Rapstar, Show Me The Money or Mnets Produce series throw more and more light on them. Her participation in such events shows her unique and diverse rap style, which attracts and attracts the attention of local and international audiences and viewers.

For this reason, we have listed 22 names that are among the best of the best, including the names of girl groups and solo artists, rappers in Korea’s music and entertainment industry.

(Disclaimer: The list is based on popularity and was derived from a fan poll that is currently an approximate number of 97.3,000 votes.)

NUMBER 22 Kwon Sohyun from 4minute

Sohyun was the youngest member of 4Minute that was under Cube Entertainment before its dissolution on June 15, 2016. Her role in the group was singing and rap.

NUMBER 21 EXY by Cosmic Girls

EXY’s birth name is Chu Sojung and she is the leader and rapper of the Korean-Chinese girl group Cosmic Girls or WJSN. The group was founded through a collaboration between Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment and debuted on February 25, 2016 with their song Would You Like. She was also a candidate in season two of Unpretty Rapstar.

NUMBER 20 Meng Jia from Miss A

Jia made her debut in July 2010 with the hit single Bad Girl Good Girl and it was the first debut song that ever topped the Gaon Digital charts and became the Best Performing Single of 2010 in the same charts. She left Ms. A when her contract with the company expired in May 2016.

NUMBER 19 Yoon Bora from Sistar

Bora made her debut in June 2010 under Starship Entertainment. She was SISTAR’s only rapper and was merged with her colleague Hyolyn into a subunit called Sistar19. Bora worked with Unpretty rapstar participants Kisum, Lil Cham, Jace and the artist Adoonga for Feedback, a hip-hop single, in January 2015. They officially announced their dissolution in 2017 and promoted their last song Lonely in May 2017 and they left the studio the company in November of the same year.

NUMBER 18 Dami from Dreamcatcher

Her real name is Lee Yoobin and she is the main rapper for Dreamcatcher. The group was founded by Happy Face Entertainment and was formerly known as MINX before officially debuting on January 13, 2017 with two other members as Dreamcatcher.

NUMBER 17 Choi Yoojung by Weki Meki

Weki Meki debuted in 2017 under Fantagio. Yoojung is her rapper, dancer and singer. Before making her debut with Weki Meki, she was recognized for the pioneering season of Produce 101 for the first time. It took 3rd place out of a hundred applicants and debuted with the other winners as a group called IOI with them until their dissolution in 2017.

NUMBER 16 momo of twice

Hirai Momo is Twice’s main dancer; However, it is also part of the vocal and rap line. She participated in JYPE’s reality show SIXTEEN, in which she was eliminated in the 6th episode. However, producer Park Jinyoung decided to debut her under Twice because of her dancing skills.

NUMBER 15 Shin Jimin from A.O.A.

Jimin is the leader and the main rapper of the A.O.A. The group was founded under FNC Entertainment in 2012. She is known to win as a semi finalist in the pioneering season of Unpretty Rapstar, in which she successfully released several hit singles with the other rappers. Good start with Seulong and Puss with Iron are two of the most popular.

NUMBER 14 cheetah

Kim Eunyoung, better known by her stage name Cheetah, is a rapper who garnered attention and praise when she was announced as the winner of the Unpretty Rapstar reality contest. She made her debut in 2010 and is currently under C9 Entertainment.

NUMBER 13 Hwasa from Mamamoo

Ahn Hyejin or Hwasa is one of the singers and rappers from Mamamoo. She made her debut in June 2014 under RBW. She was successful in her solo work and worked with people like Loco, the rapper.

NUMBER 12 Jang Yeeun from C.L.C.

Yeeun is part of Cube Entertainment and is part of the C.L.C. She is the main rapper of C.L.C. and their singer, and she writes some of her rap verse on her albums.

NUMBER 11 Irene in red velvet

Bae Joohyun or better known as Irene from Red Velvet, is the group’s leader, visual and main rapper. She signed with S.M. Entertainment and has been her apprentice since 2009 and made her debut in 2014 with her song Happiness.

NUMBER 10 Amber Liu of f (x)

Amber was a member, singer and rapper of the girl group f (x), she was led by S.M. Entertainment until her official departure, which was announced in September 2019. It is now registered under Steel Wool Entertainment and will release an album shortly.

NUMBER 9 Son Chaeyoung from Twice

Chaeyoung is the lead rapper from Twice. During her participation in JYPE’s SIXTEEN, she showed excellent rap skills. She wrote her lyrics for her play of the song Honey.

She also actively contributes lyrics to Twice’s newer albums and composes them.

NUMBER 8 minzy from 2NE1

Gong Minji’s real name is Minzy. She made her debut in 2009 as a rapper in group 2NE1, which was sold under Y.G. Entertainment. She left the group and the company in 2016 when the group also decided to disband. In April 2017 she successfully published her first individual E.P. titled Minzy Work 01: “Uno.”


Ahn Hyojin or better LE is a member of the girl group EXID. She is a rapper, producer and songwriter. Before her debut in February 2012 at EXID under Banana Culture, L.E. was an underground rapper in a hip hop group called Jiggy Fellaz and her pseudonym was Elly.

NUMBER 6 Jessi

From January to March 2015, Jessi participated in the first and pioneering season of Unpretty Rapstar. The audience voted her rightful second place. In 2017, she released her rap single Gucci from her first mini-album, Un2verse. In 2018, she released a single title Down on the same day of her episode on Yo! MTV rapeseed was broadcast on television.

NUMBER 4 Moonbyul from Mamamoo

Moonbyul is a lead rapper for the Mamamoo girl group. She is known in the idol industry for her quiet and clear voice when knocking. She released her debut as a solo artist in May 2018 and her digital single is called Selfish.

NUMBER 3 Jeon Soyeon from (G) I-DLE

Soyeon impressed while taking part in both reality shows Unpretty Rapstar and Produce 101. She is a celebrated rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer and the leader of the girl group (G) I-DLE. It is known that she has an excellent discography outside of the group’s discography.

NUMBER 2 Lisa from Blackpink

Lalisa Manoban or Lisa is the only Thai member of Blackpink. She is the main rapper and main dancer in the group. She is one of the many idols who have created their own YouTube channel. As of July 2019, the number of subscribers reached more than 1.3.


Lee Chaerin, or better known as CL, was 2NE1’s leader and main rapper. She started her American promotions for her solo work in October 2014, since then she has released tracks like Hello Bitches and Lifted. Effective November 8, 2019, CL signed its contract with Y.G. Entertainment and soon afterwards released unreleased tracks from her solo E.P. Project titled In the Name of Love.

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