15+ K-Pop Leaders Who Are Also The Main Rappers Of Their Groups

They’re loved for their skills in both rap and leadership!

For K-Pop groups, their leaders are often vital members who hold the group together incredibly well! There are some leaders who also lead with their incredible skills, such as being leaders and main rappers at the same time!

Here are 15+ groups with leaders who also serve as the focus of the group’s rap verses with the “main rapper” position!

1. BTS’s RM

BTS’s RM is the leader and main rapper of his group, and is known for leading the group with his caring personality, as well acting as an anchor for BTS’s infamous rap-line with his own top-notch skills!

2. Red Velvet’s Irene

Red Velvet’s Irene is the group’s leader, visual and main rapper, and is in charge of delivering some smooth rap verses in their iconic discography! She also leads the group incredibly well, like a true leader!

3. TVXQ’s Yunho

TVXQ’s Yunho is the group’s leader and only rapper, and he’s known for his hardworking personality that makes him an idol to emulate! Along with being in charge of rapping, Yunho is also the main dancer, and also has incredible vocals to boot!

4. NCT 127’s Taeyong

NCT 127’s Taeyong is the group’s leader, main rapper, main dancer, and visual, and kills each of his positions with incredible finesse and ease! He’s known for his incredibly dynamic rapping style that leaves listeners in awe, and oozes charisma and talent in every stage he performs at!

5. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon

BIGBANG’s G-Dragon is the group’s leader and main rapper, and became incredibly popular with his skillful high-tone rapping that adapted to every song, no matter what!

6. (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon

(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon is hailed as one of the best female rappers of the 4th generation, and she delivers with her skills flawlessly every single time! She’s also the leader and producer of her group, and leads them with a caring and laid-back style that suits the group very well!

7. SEVENTEEN’s S.Coups

SEVENTEEN’s S.Coups is the group’s leader and main rapper, and upon their debut, was immediately noted for his skilled rapping technique! He also leads the group with a loving hand, and is loved by his members and fans alike for his warm personality!

8. I.O.I.’s Nayoung

Prior to I.O.I.’s disbandment due to the ending of their temporary contracts, Nayoung served as the group’s leader and main rapper! The group enjoyed tremendous success under her leadership, and she also killed it with her rap and dance skills!


EVERGLOW’s E:U is the group’s leader, main rapper, and main dancer! She absolutely slays her positions as the main rapper and main dancer, and is also a leader who leads her team with her hilarious and light-hearted personality!

10. WJSN’s Exy

WJSN’s Exy is the group’s leader and main rapper who’s known for her hard-hitting rap style! Previously proving her skills as a contestant on Unpretty Rapstar Season 2, Exy soon made her debut with WJSN in 2016, and has also released several solo songs as an artist!

11. B.A.P’s Yongguk

B.A.P’s Yongguk is the group’s main rapper and leader, and is led the group with his incredible skills in both rap and leadership!

12. Block B’s Zico

Block B’s Zico is the group’s leader, main rapper, and producer! The group’s hard-hitting hip-hop image is well-known largely with his influence, and he kills his positions with incredible technique and finesse!

13. ASTRO’s JinJin

ASTRO’s JinJin is the group’s leader and main rapper, and constantly impresses fans with his deep-toned rapping! He’s also the group’s number 1 hypeman, and fans love his dedication to both his craft and his group!

14. CRAVITY’s Serim

Rookie group CRAVITY just debuted in 2020, but already gained tons of attention for their skills! In particular, leader Serim stood for his hard-hitting rap style, and is a talented idol who is doing the group’s rap line immense justice!

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15. CIX’s BX

CIX’s BX is the group’s main rapper and leader, and even before his debut, made waves with his skills as a rapper! A former YG Entertainment trainee, BX was a participant on MixNine where he placed 9th, making the cutoff for the debut lineup of the boy group whose debut was eventually canceled. He also participated in YG Treasure Box, where he, unfortunately, ended up not making the cut for TREASURE, but he soon debuted as the talented leader of CIX in 2019!

16. GFRIEND’s Sowon

Although GFRIEND does not have any tracks where there are rap verses, leader Sowon is listed as the group’s main rapper! That being said, she has shown off her rap skills here and there while covering songs, and fans believe she has serious potential to become a really good rapper!

17. MCND’s Castle J

MCND’s Castle J is the group’s main rapper and leader, and made waves when he debuted with his skills and techniques as a rapper!

18. NU’EST’s JR

NU’EST’s JR is the group’s leader, main rapper, and main dancer, and is noted for his incredible talents as a performer! His skills anchor the group’s rap line, and he delivers great verses with his abilities!

19. VERIVERY’s Dongheon

VERIVERY’s Dongheon is the group’s main rapper and leader, and leads the group through with his rap skills and friendly and caring personality!