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Rap Monster (랩몬스터) also known as Kim Nam Joon (김남준) is a South Korean rapper. He is the leader and main rapper of BTS. In 2015, he released his first solo mixtape, RM. Rap Monster is notable for his large input in songwriting and production in BTS' discography.

History

Before his debut with BTS, he was an underground rapper under the stage name "Runch Randa". He released a number of tracks and once collaborated with fellow underground rapper Zico. He was part of the underground Korean hip hop crew called "Daenamhyup". The group had been active from 2009 until 2013, although Rap Monster has not participated in recent years to concentrate on BTS.

Discography

See also: BTS Discography

Mixtapes

  • RM (2015)

Digital singles

  • Perfect Christmas - Single (with Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, Joohee & Jungkook) (2013)
  • P.D.D - Single (with Warren G) (2015)
  • Gajah (코끼리) - Single (Gaeko feat. Rap Monster) (2017)

OSTs

  • Fantastic - Single (feat. Mandy Ventrice) (2015)

Other appearances

  • Blue Bloods from "Black Power" (Dynamic Certified feat. Rap Monster) (2012)
  • Bucku Bucku (부끄부끄) from "WondaLand" (MFBTY feat. EE, Rap Monster & Dino-J) (2015)
  • U from "2" (Primary feat. Kwon Jin-ah & Rap Monster) (2015)
  • ProMeTheUs (튀겨) from "Andre" (Yankie feat. Dok2, Juvie Train, Double K, Rap Monster, Topbob & Don Mills) (2015)
  • Change - Non-album single (feat. Wale) (2017)

Unofficial songs

See also: BTS Unofficial songs

Filmography

Variety

  • 2014: After School Club (Episode 56) (with Jimin)
  • 2014: After School Club (Episode 68) (with Jimin and Jungkook)
  • 2014: After School Club (Episode 70) (with Jimin and Jungkook)
  • 2014: 4things Show - Rap Monster (Episode 3)
  • 2015: Hot Brain: Problematic Men (Episodes 1-22)
  • 2015: Star King (Episode 413) (with V)
  • 2015: Hello Counselor (Episode 223) (with V)
  • 2015: Running Man (Episode 265)
  • 2016: Close-up Observation Diary on Idol: Find Me (Episode 2)
  • 2016: Star King (Episode 447) (with Jimin and J-Hope)
  • 2016: Inkigayo (Episode 863) (Special host with Jin)
  • 2016: Duet Song Festival (Episode 13)
  • 2016: Gura-Chacha: Time Slip - New Boy (Pilot Episode)

Credits

BTS Discography

Other songs

  • "Dilemma" by HOMME — writing, composer

Trivia

  • He is the fourth oldest and the fourth youngest in the band.
  • His Zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • His favorite number is 1.
  • His favorite items are clothes, a computer and books.
  • His role models are Kanye West and A$AP Rocky.
  • He has composed/produced 100+ songs.
  • Rap Monster's other nickname was ‘Dance Prodigy’. He was so bad at dancing so his dance teacher and the company staff called him that.
  • Rap Monster wrote the lyrics of No More Dream because he had no dreams when he was in school.
  • The BTS members said if Rap Monster wasn't human he'd be: a Tibetan Fox (Jungkook), A Lion that even if you catch it, it breaks everything and escapes again (Jimin), A Monster (Suga), a soccer player (V) and a rock (J-Hope).
  • Rap Monster has a younger sister.
  • His favorite foods are meat and Kalguksu (Korean knife noodles).
  • He taught himself how to speak English, by watching the American sitcom Friends, and can speak it extremely well.
  • His favorite color is black.
  • On March 19, 2017, Rap Monster released a new single named Change featuring Wale.
  • Jimin once called him a gorilla because he's always angry.
  • He is said to be a "porn lover".
  • He is known to break everything.

Gallery

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To view the Rap Monster gallery, click here.

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