Though performance and dance have become one of the charm points of K-pop, there is one thing that is in the core of the genre that cannot be missed – rap and singing. In the industry, idol trains to specialize in one or the other and shows skills in one of the said fields. However, these eight idols proved that they can do both and are both skill rappers and vocalists. Wanna know who they are? Then keep on reading!
1. BTOB’s Minhyuk
Though Minhyuk is the rapper of his team and was even active as an underground rapper before making his debut, he is actually an amazing singer. When he sings, the idol has a powerful voice that can pull off both high-pitched and low-pitched notes. This matches well with his raspy, deep voice. Minhyuk has debuted as a soloist under the name HUTA, and fans can listen to his singing voice with his solo releases.
2. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
Though Jennie debuted as BLACKPINK’s main rapper, she originally auditioned for YG Entertainment as a rapper, performing Rihanna’s “Take a Bow” for her audition. With every BLACKPINK release, Jennie takes on more vocal parts, and with their latest releases “How You Like That” and “Ice Cream (feat. Selena Gomez)”, it appears Jennie has leaned in more to her lead vocal position by having strictly vocal parts.
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3. EXO’s Chanyeol
Chanyeol is EXO’s main rapper, but it has become apparent that the idol wishes to sing more. In 2016, Chanyeol proved he was quite the vocalist by singing live on “Yoo Project Sugar Man”. Since then, the idol has released SM Station tracks that feature both his soft singing and powerful rapping. Get you a man who can do both!
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4. MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul
Though Moonbyul debuted as MAMAMOO’s rapper, she has been vocal about how she auditioned to the company as a vocalist. She debuted as a rapper because all the other members of MAMAMOO were vocals and they had no one who could pull rapping other than her. Moonbyul has started singing more in MAMAMOO songs and has proved her vocal prowess with her solo endeavors.
5. WINNER’s Mino
Mino is known for being a rapper. He appeared on “Show Me The Money” and gained fame for his hardcore rapping and rap making skills. But did you know he’s actually an amazing vocalist? During an episode of “Kang’s Kitchen”, Mino showed off his singing skills in a karaoke, surprising the people with his vocal prowess.
6. EXID’s LE
LE is known as the group’s rapper, producer, and writer. However, the idol has proved that she is more than just a rapper and that she actually has a gorgeous singing voice. She appeared on “King of Masked Singer” as “Santa’s Grandmother” and surprised people with her unique, high-pitched singing voice.
7. iKON’s Bobby
Here is another rapper who proved they are amazing vocalists through “King of Masked Singer’! Under the guise of “Baby Octopus Prince”, fans were surprised to hear iKON’s main rapper perform “Like the Salmon that Swan Against the River Current”. His singing has a distinct swagger to it, most likely due to his rapper background.
8. VIXX’s Ravi
Ravi is VIXX’s rapper and is known to write and produce quite a number of the group’s tracks. With that, he actually sings the guides and the demos of most tracks, allowing his members to feel the rhythm of the track. Though he is not vocally trained, he has the musicality of an amazing vocalist.