For those who’re a rap fan and haven’t bought the possibility to find Korean hip hop but, then you’re lacking out. Rappers from all completely different classes (underground, indie, idol, and label) have delivered to the desk a handful of tracks which are merely iconic. A few of them are even a part of the aforementioned classes interchangeably. A killer circulate, flawless diction, and a takeaway message equal a recipe for excellence.
Able to navigate this epic style? Here’s a choice of Korean hip hop tracks which are epic.
3RACHA – “Matryoshka”
Stray Kids’ fierce sub-unit consists of Bang Chan (CB97), Changbin (SPEARB), and Han (J.ONE) and lets their lyrics do the speak for them. The trio raps about burying all their struggles whereas placing their rising success within the entrance for all of the haters and the doubters to see. In reference to the Russian doll, they handle that they carry an abundance of challenges inside to maintain enhancing themselves.
(G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon feat. BIBI & Lee Younger Ji – “Is that this unhealthy b****** quantity”
Discuss a triple risk: Jeon Soyeon, BIBI, and Lee Younger Ji channel their intimidating abilities to ship this badass rap. Every rapper places her envious opponents again of their place with a flawless circulate to set the report straight about them being eternal within the sport.
Zico – “Excessive”
Zico goes actual and uncooked on this marvelous depiction of what makes up the items of himself as an artist and an individual. In a well-thought-out lyrical supply, he totally acknowledges himself and the components that will appear excessive to prying eyes.
PSY feat. Jessi – “GANJI”
“GANJI” (or swag) is what occurs when two rappers dripping with swagger be part of forces. On one hand, PSY flaunts his idol/rapper/performer angle with smug gratitude and teases Jessi about her lyrical sport. Leaping in, the fierce unnie claps again and fends for herself as she confidently spits bars in Korean and English interchangeably.
WINNER’s Mino feat. BIGBANG’s Taeyang – “Worry”
Who doesn’t acknowledge this epic dwell efficiency? Mino shattered each the stage and the viewers with this honest and heart-wrenching tackle how concern impacts our lives. As he superbly put it, the one option to conquer our fears is by going by them.
CL – “HELLO BITCHES”
C to the L all the way in which! One of the best ways to offer homage to the one and solely CL is by that includes this very observe as a result of it merely encapsulates her essence as an artist. From her lyrical type to her stage presence, and add to that her performative contact, the rapper is aware of the best way to mark her territory and serve us final bops.
BTS – “DDAENG”
I don’t learn about you, however this jam at all times has me going “DDAENG!” with each hear. BTS’s rap line has a definite type individually, however collectively they serve us concord on a plate with a touch of wordplay. Such is the case for “DDAENG,” which humbles anybody who ever second-guesses BTS’s expertise or success.
Dynamic Duo feat. EXO’s Chen – “nosedive”
There’s nothing like a woke artist, and Dynamic Duo undoubtedly makes the listing! Joined by Chen, Choiza and Gaeko handle individuals battling despair and provide consolation and help through their heartwarming and consoling lyrics.
WIN Crew B – “Climax”
How far are you keen to go to make your desires come true? Yesterday’s WIN Crew B is in the present day’s iKON, and so they embraced hardships like champs. The observe tackles failure, motivation, and perseverance as catalysts that may information you to attain your targets in life.
Epik Excessive – “Bleed”
For those who’ve been studying on Soompi for some time, you could have seen that Epik Excessive is featured in all of my rap articles. The reason being easy: their music speaks to me at each flip. Out of their whole discography, “Bleed” matches the invoice right here as a result of Tablo and Mithra Jin narrate their musical journey between previous and current to DJ Tukutz’s soulful instrumentals. That narration carries the core of Epik Excessive’s profession, their relationship with their followers, and their dedication to lasting within the hip hop scene so long as it takes. This, proper right here, is the definition of timeless.
A particular nod to:
BewhY – “Scar”
Jay Park – “All The Method Up”
Loco feat. Grey & DJ Pumkin – “RESPECT”
Simon Dominic – “Simon Dominic”
MFBTY Feat. EE, BTS’s RM, Dino-J – “Buckubucku”
Which iconic Korean hip hop observe is your favourite? Tell us within the feedback beneath!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan energetic dreamer, author, and Hallyu fanatic. She lately printed her debut poetry assortment “Scribbles of an INFJ: A Journey into Therapeutic” on Amazon. Say hello to her on Instagram!
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