11 Fastest K-Pop Rappers

K-pop, also known as Korean pop, is a musical genre that originated in South Korea. Within the K-pop world, many talented artists are known for their impressive rapping skills. Therefore, the fastest K-pop rapper title is highly coveted, as it requires a combination of speed, flow, and technical ability.

The artist who holds this title can deliver their rhymes at an extremely rapid pace while maintaining control and clarity. This type of rapper can captivate audiences with their quick and precise delivery and leave a lasting impression with their unique style and energy.

Whether performing on stage or recording in the studio, the fastest K-pop rapper is a force to be reckoned with.

11. Jongseob

Speed: 8.75 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Kim Jong Seob
Birthday: November 19, 2005
Birthplace: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
 Group: P1 Harmony

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Jongseob (종섭) is a South Korean rapper and singer-songwriter under the label FNC Entertainment. He is the P1Harmony boy group’s maknae. He was a member of the Boyfriend duo that won the 2016 idol survival show K-pop Star 6. He was also a contestant on the 2018 reality show YG Treasure Box. Jongseob will make his P1Harmony debut on October 28, 2020.

Did You Know:

Jeongseob was only 11 years old when he joined K-pop Star 6. Before becoming an idol, he aspired to be a scientist.

10. T.O.P

Speed: 8.75 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Choi Seung-Hyun
Birthday: November 4, 1987
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 Group: Big Bang

T.O.Pphoto source: nme.com

Choi Seung-Hyun (최승현) is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from South Korea. He started as an underground rapper before joining YG Entertainment and becoming the main rapper for the boy band Big Bang in 2006.

While the group was on hiatus, T.O.P and G-Dragon collaborated to release the album GD & TOP, which became one of the best-selling groups in Asia and one of the best-selling boy bands worldwide.

As a solo rapper, he has released two digital singles, “Turn It Up” (2010) and “Doom Dada” (2013), which peaked at number two and number four on the Gaon Digital Chart, respectively.

Did You Know:

T.O.P made his film debut in 71: Into the Fire (2010), for which he received critical acclaim and won several awards, including Best New Actor at the 2010 Blue Dragon Film Awards and Best Actor at the 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards.

9. Bobby

Speed: 9.00 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Kim Ji-won
Birthday: December 21, 1995
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 Group: iKON

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Kim Ji-won (김지원) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and iKon member. In 2016, he formed a sub-unit called MOBB with Mino. He is best known for winning the third season of Mnet’s survival show Show Me The Money.

His family relocated to Fairfax, Virginia, in the United States, in 2005. He later met Kim Jinwoo of Jinusean in New York after auditioning for YG Entertainment. On January 10, 2011, Bobby was officially hired as a trainee under the label.

Did You Know:

Bobby decided not to renew his contract with YG Entertainment this 2022.

8. Hanse

Speed: 9.25 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Do Han-se
Birthday: September 25, 1997
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
 Group: Victon

Hansephoto source: allkpop.co

Do Han-se (도한세) is the main rapper and lead dancer of Play M Entertainment’s boy group Victon. Do join Plan A Entertainment as a trainee in 2016 and was later announced as a member of their new boy group, dubbed “Plan A Boys” at the time.

He appeared in their pre-debut show Me and 7 Men before making his debut in Plan A’s new group, Victon, in November 2016. Do has written most of the group’s songs since their debut EP.

Did You Know:

Do is credited on the majority of Victon’s songs, and as of September 2022, he had been credited on 62 songs through KOMCA.


Speed: 9.38 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Min Yoon-gi
Birthday: March 9, 1993
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
 Group: BTS

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Min Yoon-gi ( 민윤기), also known as SUGA and Agust D., is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He made his Big Hit Music debut in 2013 as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS member.

His first solo mixtape, Agust D, was released in 2016 and re-released in 2018 to digital download and streaming platforms, charting at number three on the Billboard World Albums Chart.

Suga has songwriting and production credits on over 100 songs, according to the Korea Music Copyright Association, including Suran’s “Wine,” which peaked at number two on the Gaon Music Chart and won Best R&B at the 2017 Melon Music Awards.

Did You Know:

Suga became interested in rap when he heard Stony Skunk’s song “Ragga Muffin.” He decided to pursue a career as a rapper after hearing Epik High.

6. Eunhyuk

Speed: 9.63 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Lee Hyuk-jae
Birthday: April 4, 1986
Birthplace: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
 Group: Super Junior

Eunhyukphoto source: zoomnews.com

Lee Hyuk-jae (이혁재) is a rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, MC, and concert director under SM Entertainment in South Korea. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior and its subgroups Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H.

In 2011, he joined Super Junior’s Mandopop subgroup Super Junior-M and the duo Super Junior-D&E, both of which are active in China and Japan.

Did You Know:

Michael Jackson is the artist who has influenced Eunhyuk the most; he has looked up to him since he was a child and still watches videos of him to learn from them.

5. Han

Speed: 9.63 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Han Ji-sung
Birthday: September 14, 2000
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
 Group: Stray Kids

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Han Ji-sung (한지성), Peter Han, his English name, is the main rapper and one of the group’s Stray Kids music producers. He was born in Incheon, South Korea. Jisung’s family moved to Malaysia when he was eight years old, where he attended Fairview International School. When he was 14, he returned to South Korea.

Jisung rose to prominence as one of the rappers for the band Stray Kids, who appeared on J.Y.P. Entertainment and Mnet reality shows. He is also a member of the hip-hop rap group 3RACHA, which includes Stray Kids members Changbin and Bang Chan. He is one of the members who speak English well.

Han made his Stray Kids debut with I Am Not and its title track, “District 9,” on March 25, 2018.

4. Changbin

Speed: 9.75 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Seo Chang-bin
Birthday: August 11, 1999
Birthplace: Yongin-si, South Korea
 Group: Stray Kids

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Seo Chang-bin (서창빈) is a JYP Entertainment rapper, lyricist, singer, and music producer from South Korea. He is the main rapper of the boy band STRAY KIDS and its sub-unit 3RACHA, which he formed with Han and Bang Chan. Changbin made his Stray Kids debut on March 25, 2018, with the mini album I Am Not.

Changbin began his musical career at the age of 17. During his school career, the South Korean rapper realized his dream of becoming a singer after dancing and rapping at a school festival. Changbin was captivated by the audience’s reaction to his performance and has since pursued a music career.

Did You Know:

Stray Kids has received numerous awards, including the “Asian Artist Award,” the “Gaon Chart Music Award,” the “Mnet Asian Music Award,” the “Seoul Music Award,” and many others. In addition, Changbin has done endorsement work for various brands, including Jambangee Jeans, Ivy Club, Minute Maid Sparkling, and Pro Specs, among many others.

3. RM

Speed: 9.88 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Kim Nam-joon
Birthday: September 12, 1994
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 Group: BTS

RMphoto source: allkpop.com

Kim Nam-joon (김남준), known as RapMonster, has won the hearts of fans worldwide as the charismatic leader of K-pop sensation BTS. When he was 12 years old, he spent four months studying in New Zealand. As a result, he grew up listening to hip-hop music and became interested in lyricism after being inspired by artists like Eminem.

He began rapping in amateur hip-hop circles in 2007 and performed in his first concert a year later. After that, he became involved in Korean hip-hop, releasing several songs under the alias “Runch Ranga.”

He made his debut as BTS’s leader on June 13, 2013, and went on to produce and write lyrics for a variety of tracks on all of BTS’ albums. Big Hit Entertainment released BTS’ first album, “Dark & Wild,” on August 20, 2014, with RM performing solo on the intro track.

Did You Know:

RM made history in December 2017 when he became the first K-pop artist to chart on the Rock Digital Songs chart with his collaboration on a remix of Fall Out Boy’s song “Champion.” In 2018, he released his second mixtape, titled “Mono”. In addition, RM has released nine studio albums and seven compilation albums with BTS.

2. Zico

Speed: 10.13 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Woo Ji-ho
Birthday: September 14, 1992
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 Group: Block B

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Woo Ji-ho (우지호) is a rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter from South Korea. He made his debut as the leader of the boy band Block B in 2011 and released his first solo album in 2014.

Zico is well-known in the Korean hip-hop scene for his ability to maintain an underground reputation and mainstream appeal as a Korean idol.

He is a Korean hip-hop and K-pop music producer. He is also part of the Fanxy Child crew, which he founded in 2016. His first full-length solo album, Thinking, was released in 2019.

Did You Know:

Zico won numerous awards, namely; the “Best Star Award” in 2017, “Artist of the Year – Music,” “Best Musician” in 2018, “Best Producer Award” and “Best Artist – Music“ in 2019, and more.

1. Outsider

Speed: 13 syllables per second
 Birth Name: Shin Ok-cheol
Birthday: March 21, 1983
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 Group: Solo Artist 

Outsiderphoto source: kprofiles.com

Shin Ok-cheol (신옥철), or Outsider, is the fastest K-pop rapper ever. He is a from South Korea. He is known for his fast rapping and can rap at a rate of 13 syllables per second. Outsider began his career as an underground rapper in 2004, and his debut EP “Come Outside” was a success.

He released his debut single, “Speed Star,” in 2006 and used the SBS variety show The Truth Game to promote the song’s title track, “Motivation.” MC Sniper, a Korean hip-hop legend, signed Outsider to his label, “Sniper Sound,” after hearing his fast rapping skills. Outsider released his first full-length studio album, Soliloquist, on October 25, 2007.

Did You Know:

Outsider is considered to be one of the fastest rappers in the world.

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