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Top 20 Korean Rappers: List of Best Rap Artists from South Korea

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Top Korean Rappers

List of the Best Korean Hip Hop Artists

Korean rappers of South Korea have created a flourishing rap scene in a somewhat small hip hop market within a country that has widely been known for the popularity of Korean pop music, often referred as K-Pop, with girl groups and boy bands..

While K-Pop is the country’s leading genre of music, there is another side of South Korea’s local music scene that consists of Korean rap artists who have over the years developed a nice sizable roster and lineup of Korean hip hop artists.

In the early days of rap music in South Korea, the genre was often implemented with Korean pop music, sometimes called K-Hip Hop, which has also continued in today’s generation of Korean hip hop.  An artist known as Hyun Jinyoung is not only known as a pioneer of Korean hip hop, but also one of the originators of K-Pop.  His reign in Korean music was throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s.

Outside of the legendary career of Hyun Jinyoung, various solo artists and groups also contributed to the growth of Korean rap and hip hop music.  Artists like Deux, Seo Taiji and Boys, Poppin’ Hyun Joon, Solid, who were also labeled as the originators of Korean R&B, or G-Dragon, who along with artists T.O.P and Taeyang formed Big Bang, one of the first international K-Pop acts. Those are just a handful of Korean hip hop artists that should be considered as key contributors to hip hop’s growth in South Korea.

Similar to many Asian countries, South Korea has a powerful history of cultures and traditions, but no other country in Asia has as great of a music scene as South Korea.  From the country’s pop music whose artists have reached global stardom to the rising fame and popularity of the country’s hip hop scene, South Korea is arguably the music capital of Asia.

Rap music in South Korea, along with Korean rappers, is not the typical and traditional form of hip hop. With pop music having much popularity in Korea, rap music is often intertwined with styles related to K-Pop. There a number of Korean rappers that are true hip hop artists who create music that does not implement pop music within their styles, but the biggest names are more pop stars than your average rap star.

Top 20 Korean Hip Hop / Korean Rappers

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1. Jessi
Watch on Youtube: Jessi and follow on Instagram: @Jessi

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2. Jay Park
Watch on Youtube: Jay Park and follow on Instagram: @Jay Park

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3. CL (Pop/Rap)
Watch on Youtube: CL and follow on Instagram: @CL

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4. Mino
Watch on Youtube: Mino and follow on Instagram: @Mino

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5. Zico
Watch on Youtube: Zico and follow on Instagram: @Zico 

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6. Bobby
Watch on Youtube: Bobby and follow on Instagram: @Bobby

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7. Loco
Watch on Youtube: Loco and follow on Instagram: @Loco

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Watch on Youtube: DPR LIVE and follow on Instagram: @DPR LIVE

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9. Ph-1
WAtch on Youtube: Ph-1 and follow on Instagram: @Ph-1

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10. Simon Dominic
WAtch on Youtube: Simon Dominic and follow on Instagram: @Simon Dominic

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11. jeon soyeon
WAtch on Youtube: jeon soyeon and follow on Instagram: @jeon soyeon

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12. Changmo
Watch on Youtube: Changmo and follow on Instagram: @Changmo

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13. BewhY
Watch on Youtube: BewhY and follow on Instagram: BewhY

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14. Sik-K
WAtch on Youtube: Sik-K and follow on Instagram: @Sik-K

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15. Giriboy
WAtch on Youtube: Giriboy and follow on Instagram: @Giriboy

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16. Penomeco
WAtch on Youtube: Penomeco and follow on Instagram: @Penomeco

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17. Bloo
Watch on Youtube: Bloo and follow on Instagram: @Bloo

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18. Keith Ape
Watch on Youtube: Keith Ape and follow on Instagram: @Keith Ape

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19. Kid Milli
Watch on Youtube: Kid Milli and follow on Instagram: @Kid Milli

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20. woodie gochild
Watch on Youtube: woodie gochild and follow on Instagram: @woodie gochild

Honorable Mention Korean Hip Hop Artists

Beenzino Youtube: Beenzino and Instagram: @Beenzino

Trade L Youtube: Trade L and Instagram: @Trade L

Mirani Youtube: Mirani and Instagram: @Mirani

BIG Naughty Youtube: BIG Naughty and Instagram: @BIG Naughty

Yumdda Youtube: Yumdda and Instagram: @Yumdda

Cheetah Youtube: Cheetah and Instagram: @Cheetah

Coogie Youtube: Coogie and Instagram: @Coogie

Since Youtube: Since and Instagram: @Since

San E Youtube: San E and Instagram: @San E 

 hash swan Youtube: hash swan and Instagram: @hash swan

 Nafla Youtube: Nafla  and Instagram: @Nafla

Loopy Youtube: Loopy and Instagram: @Loopy

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1 Top Japanese Rappers

2 Top Asian American Rappers

3 Top Thai Rappers

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*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the largest followers, subscribers, and listeners near the top.

*If any artists are missing from the list email media@kulturevulturez.com