While K-pop has taken over the world in recent years with supergroups like BTS and BLACKPINK, K-hip hop is another genre that’s growing rapidly within the music industry. Here, HYPEBAE highlights some of the most exciting South Korea-based hip hop artists you should know and listen to right now.
At the top of our list is Lil Cherry & GOLDBUUDA, a popular sibling duo known for mumble rapping and their unique music videos, as seen on their latest album CHEF TALK. Rather than sticking to only hip hop, artists such as BIBI, YUNHWAY and Sumin have been creating their own style of music, fusing various genres like electronic and R&B together.
From music collective Balming Tiger, emerging artist Sogumm has made her breakthrough thanks to her standout collaborations with musicians like dress and YUMDDA. Rounding out our lineup is Swervy, the first woman to sign with the label Hi-Lite Records, as well as Bryn, who dropped her latest EP SILKMOTH towards the end of 2020.
Get to know these K-hip hop artists by checking out their music below.