Korean Female Rappers
Korean female rappers have been quietly making a major impact in not only Korean hip-hop, but South Korea’s music and entertainment industry. With their unique styles and lyrical prowess these talented women are have broken down stereotypes and have become major challengers within the male dominated genre of hip-hop.
From social media, streaming platforms, and reality television shows, like Unprettry Rapstar & Show Me The Money, many have gained popularity nationally and internationally. Some of the most prominent Korean female rappers have historically included include Jessi, CL, Miryo, GilMe, Yuk Jidam, Yoon Mirae and a few others. Today, with the bold and dynamic performances showcasing their confidence and creativity, the women that paved the way have given the motivation for a number of up and coming and rising stars in South Korea’s music scene.
Top 10 Korean Female Rappers
Despite having released music under a different persona during the 2000s, Jessi, a singer and rapper, made her official debut in 2015 and quickly became one of South Korea’s biggest icons, particularly outside of the K-Pop genre. Since her comeback, she has achieved massive success and is now considered a superstar within the Korean music and entertainment industry.
CL started her music career as a member of 2NE1, a girl group that was active in the 2000s and early 2010s. However, she later ventured into solo music and released her first solo project in 2015 and 2016, which included the songs “Hello B****es” and “Lifted”. Despite 2NE1’s success and breaking records in the Korean music industry, CL has been gaining recognition as a solo artist, with popular tracks such as “Lover Like Me”, “Spicy”, and “Lifted”, and she has also released an album called ALPHA.
One of the top rising female Korean rappers in hip-hop, Mirani would debut in 2020 with songs like “Detective”, “ELEVEN”, and “Tic Tac!”. Despite having a relatively short career span, Mirani has already achieved remarkable success, including winning awards, receiving critical acclaim for her album Uptown Girl, and being a part of the hit song “VVS”. Additionally, she made a notable appearance on the popular TV show Show Me the Money.
Soyeon, a member of the girl group called (G) I-DLE, made her first appearance on various TV shows as a contestant to showcase her musical abilities. Later, she debuted as a solo artist with the song “Jelly” in 2017. Despite being part of a successful K-Pop girl band, Soyeon has also established herself as one of the prominent Korean female rappers.
CAMO, who made her debut with the EP ICE in 2020, has recently released her first album titled Pressure Makes Diamonds in 2023. She gained popularity with some of her hit tracks including “Life is Wet” and “Freak Like Me” and also released an EP Fragile in 2021.
Ash-B initially had a sluggish start to her music career, as she only put out a single track in 2018 called “UP” and then released “Booty” in 2019. However, she picked up the pace in 2020 and dropped a number of new songs, including the EP OK Bish. In 2021, she finally released her first full-length album, titled Brat of the Year.
7. Lil Cherry
Another rising Korean female rapper, Lil Cherry spent some time abroad in the United States, which as she claims somewhat influenced some her style. Today, Lil Cherry is a unique artist in the Korean hip hop scene and is known for her hit songs such as “MUKKBANG” and “G!”. She has released three albums since 2018, starting from Spice Talk and ending with Space Talk in 2022.
8. Queen WA$ABII
In 2019, Queen WA$ABII made her debut with the track “Look At My”. Since then, she has dropped two EPs named Spice It Up and Spicy Flower. Some of her well-known songs include “Nuna Right Here”, “Plug Boy”, “I Forgot” among others.
SINCE gained popularity after appearing on the popular TV show “Show Me the Money”. She officially debuted as a musician in 2020 by releasing a number of singles including “New Shit”. During the year 2021, she launched her first album titled Since ’16 and worked together with numerous renowned Korean rappers in the industry.
10. Jvcki Wai
In 2016, Jvcki Wai, a seasoned musician, released her first EP titled “Exposure,” which was followed by “Neo EvE” in 2017. Over time, she gained popularity and acclaim, culminating in the release of her debut album “Enchanted Propaganda,” which reached the Top 50 on the charts and earned her numerous award nominations.
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