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Kim Nam-joon (김남준) known by his stage name RM is a South Korean rapper. He is the leader and main rapper of BTS. In 2015, he released his first solo mixtape, RM. He is notable for his large input in songwriting and production in BTS' discography.
Namjoon originally debuted with the stage name Rap Monster (랩몬스터) but in late 2017 he changed to RM.
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.
See also: BTS Discography
- RM (2015)
- 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)
- Fantastic - Single (feat. Mandy Ventrice) (2015)
- 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)
See also: BTS Unofficial songs
- RM Cyper Ruff (2013)
- Monterlude (2014)
- Unpack Your Bags (with DJ Soulscape) (2014)
- I Know (아라요) (with Jungkook) (2016)
- Always (2017)
- 4 O'CLOCK (네시) (with V) (2017)
- 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)
- 2017: M Countdown (Episode 543) (Special host with J-Hope and Jimin)
- 2 Cool 4 Skool (as Rap Monster)
- O!RUL8,2? (as Rap Monster)
- Skool Luv Affair (as Rap Monster)
- Skool Luv Affair Special Addition (as Rap Monster)
- Miss Right — writing, composer
- Dark & Wild (as Rap Monster)
- Intro: What Am I To You — writing, composer
- Danger — writing, composer
- War of Hormone — writing, composer
- Hip Hop Lover — writing, composer
- Let Me Know — writing, composer
- Rain — writing, composer
- BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer — writing, composer
- Can You Turn Off Your Phone? — writing, composer
- Embarrassed — writing, composer
- 24/7 = Heaven — writing, composer
- Look Here — writing, composer
- So 4 More — writing, composer
- The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 (as Rap Monster)
- The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (as Rap Monster)
- The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (as Rap Monster)
- Wings (as Rap Monster)
- Intro: Boy Meets Evil — writing, composer
- Blood Sweat & Tears — writing, composer
- Begin — writing, composer
- Reflection — writing, composer, producer
- Awake — writing, composer
- Lost — writing, composer
- BTS Cypher 4 — writing
- Am I Wrong — writing
- 21st Century Girl — writing, composer
- 2! 3! — writing, composer
- Interlude: Wings — writing, composer
- You Never Walk Alone (as Rap Monster)
- Love Yourself 'Her' (as Rap Monster)
- "Dilemma" by HOMME — writing, composer (as Rap Monster)
- 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.
- RM's other nickname was ‘Dance Prodigy’. He was so bad at dancing so his dance teacher and the company staff called him that.
- RM wrote the lyrics of No More Dream because he had no dreams when he was in school.
- The BTS members said if RM 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).
- RM 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, RM 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.
- On November 13, 2017, he announced on Fancafe that he had officially changed his stage name to RM.
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