Best Male Kpop Rappers (No Underground Rappers)

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    1. Zico (I’ll count him as a non underground rapper for this thread as he debuted in Block B, an idol group. Pretty self explanatory if you ask me)
    2. RM (Top-botch wordplay and lyricism as far as translations go, versatile tonality and rhythm)
    3. Bobby (Humorously creative lyricism, versatile tone and flow, vocal presence is outstanding)
    4. Joohoney (Impressive rhyming and presence, stable tone and creative lyrics)
    5. GD/T.O.P (Can’t really tell who is better between them. T.O.P has a great tone and flows, GD has great vocal presence, lyricism and experimental flows)
    6. Song Minho (Impressive vocal presence, stable tone and flow, experimental)
    7. Changbin/Han (Tie. Changbin’s vocal tone is unique and stable, raps are dynamic and experimental, amazing lyricism and outstanding vocalization. Han is versatile, impressively so. Great vocal presence. Impressive freestyle)
    8. BI/I.M/Suga (B.I had great experimental flows and production, I.M has great vocal presence and tonality. Suga is incredibly skillful in lyricism and wordplay. Excellent beat production for B.I and Suga)
    9. J-Hope/Mark (J-hope’s vocal presence is really impressive, probably the best in this list. Mark is versatile and has good lyricism)
    10. Zelo/Yongguk(?)/Ravi/Hwiyoung (Good tonal control for all)

    Extra Mentions.
    Hongjoong (Tone)
    Hyunjin (Rhythmical Complexity)
    Taeyong (Unique Diction)
    Sunwoo (Tone)

    I am open to criticism but no fan wars please!

    Vocal Presence = Vocalization Technique
    A rapper with bad vocalization means that the rap comes out muffled and not clear. It’s being able to project your voice efficiently without causing damage to you vocal chords.
     
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    Is this just male rappers or...
     
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    For me:

    ZICO, Suga and Joohoney.

    Zico for lyrics, flow and "feeling"
    Suga for speed, voice and badassness (lol)
    Joohoney for his OMG HIS VOICE I'M PREGNANT
     
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    Yes, this is for male rappers. If females were included the rankings would change. (Soyeon, CL etc...)
     
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    1- joohoney. i feel like his verses in dramarama speak for themselves. if you disagree with me you are just wrong sorry bout it

    2- mark lee. he might not be the fastest but his fUCKING VOICE and his flow go crazy ngl

    3- han jisung. SAME AS MARK HIS FUCKING VOICE especially in 3racha's double knot omfg

    4- bi. literally same as jisung and mark oof

    5- bts rap line. their raps go crazy most of the time (i really didn't like the raps in on though oop) and they have vocal variety between them so its just *chefs kiss* beautiful

    6- sunwoo. from the boyz. he goes crazy and thats just that
     
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    1. Felix (I love his deep voice)
    2. Mingi (As I said before -> I like deep voices)
    3. Wow (Sorry, biased)
    4. Hongjoong
    5. Byeongkwan (And a very biased opinion again)
    6. Ravi
    7. JR (Squshiest rapper alive)
    8. Young K
    9. Hwiyoung ( Deep voice <3)
    10. Vernon
     
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    Gosh, I can’t believe I forgot Hwiyoung! He’s definitely in the top 10! His performance on High School Rapper is so good. I’ll attach a video so that everyone can see.
     
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    I love zico, mino and mark lee’s rapping style
     
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    An intellectual.
     
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    Too bad that Iron totally went under :/. I think he had a scandal, didn't he?
    It's very unfortunate for the talent he has.



     
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    I didn’t want to include him as I think he is more of an underground rapper. Plus his scandals...
    He’s a great rapper though.
     
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    Why is so much based on voice here? Rap as a genre isnt really about the voice, doesnt make that much sense
     
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    Vocal presence is how their rapping is forward. It’s about if the rap that comes out of their mouth has presence. Basically it has a drive behind the tone. It’s not about singing, it’s a sign of good rap technique. If they get on a stage then rap and the sound is not audible and almost muffled through the throat that’s bad vocal presence.
    I recommend you watch this video as Changbin explains this pretty well. It’s the first video, I can’t find a YouTube link.
     
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    1)zico
    2)mino
    3)bobby
    4)jooheon
     
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    RM, Suga, J-Hope, Zico, Bobby, Mark and T.O.P. are some of my favorites.
    I really have a certain style I like when it comes to rapping.
     
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    Pretty solid list to be honest. I have a bias for Mark’s tone. It sounds so nice!
     
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    Thank you! I tend to like tone of voice over everything. Like J-Hope in Cypher PT III got pretty deep and I about shit myself. LOL
    I love me some BTS, but yo can't deny Mark, Bobby, Zico and T.O.P. their spots.
     
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    Its far from being a deciding point in rap. Rap=rhythm and poetry, its about the stories, the wordplays, the settings and worlds the feelings one creates while performing a song. Rhythm is much more about technique and experience, you can master the rhythm part regardless of how your voice sounds naturally. People on here who rank people pretty much based on "he has a sexy voice" honestly have zero clue.
     
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    The ‘he has a sexy voice’ is about tone. I have updated the post I made previously with a video of SKZ’s Changbin teaching Hyunjin about vocal presence. Merely having a good tone is not enough. The sound will come out muffled and muted if there is no presence. If the sound is muffled the rap is muffled thus it sound odd. The first part of the clip shows the difference. Hope you understand! It’s often referred to as vocalization.
     
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    Joohoney, Suga, RM, mark lee

    You might not consider I.M. a top rapper but the combination with Joohoney in some of their songs is in my opinion is absolute gold.
     
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