With K-Pop being recognized more over the world, US hip-hop magazine, XXL listed off its top five choices for the hottest K-Pop female rappers.
On the list were Yoon Mirae, 2NE1’s CL and Minzy, 4minute’s Hyuna, and Wonder Girls’ Yubin.
stated that CL “boasts superstar qualities on all forefronts. As the
leader of the popular girl group 2NE1 her distinctively boastful
attitude, fluent rapping capabilities, and vocal strength make her a
wunderkind of in the K-pop genre.”
Also for Yoon Mirae,, who is
married to Tiger JK, perhaps Korea’s most known rapper, XXL said she is
“revered as an R&B/hip-hop artist, not so much as a K-pop star…
[She] is often praised within the Korean music scene as the best rapper
in the country, hands down.”
Surprisingly, Minzy was also
included on the list, although the magazine noted that she’s known more
for her singing and dancing abilities for than her occasional rapping.
XXL says Minzy “has all the rapper traits coordinated down to the
The article went onto say that Yubin’s
“rapping forte [played] a crucial role in adding flavorful dosage of
American-style braggadocio mixed with Korean-style sassiness,” while
Hyuna was praised for “her consistent output as a well-rounded
entertainer,” including her participation in Psy’s Gangnam Style.
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