BTS’s Jungkook is known as the ‘golden maknae’ because he is good at basically anything!
His official positions include main vocal, lead dancer, and sub rapper…yes you heard right! While long-time ARMYs know that Jungkook has rapped in the past, newer ARMYs might be surprised at the news.
Previously, Jungkook revealed that he had taken lessons for rap before. “Did you know that I learned rap before too? I don’t think my brain was ready for it back then. If I were to learn it now I don’t know…I think I could do it but I don’t think I would be that good.”
🐰 저도 랩 배웠던거 알아여? 랩은 그때 제 머리로는 할 수 없었던거 같아요 지금은 랩을 배우면 모르겠어요.. 하~알 수는 있을 것 같은데 잘하지는 못할 것 같고..
우리 정국이 별명이 왜 황금막내인데 뭐든 다 잘해서 그런거자낭 랩알바 뛰던 시절두 얼마나 잘했눈데!(배내밀 pic.twitter.com/FaiVlOLu3Z
— 꾹첼🐰 (@97JK_ee) May 12, 2020
BTS’s rap teacher Yankie, however, thought differently. “I taught Suga, J-Hope, and Jungkook often. There were many times I was shocked at how fast Jungkook was able to absorb everything.”
Let’s take a look at Jungkook’s rap skills from debut to the present!
Here’s a clip of Jungkook rapping to “Forest of Dreams” by Kinetic Flow during a live stream.
이거 내가 진짜 좋아하는데…몽환의숲 부르는 정국이 pic.twitter.com/KVB7tlqkcu
— 꾸꾸바라기🐰☔️ (@loveme_jk) June 10, 2019
Here is the popular clip of Jungkook rapping RM‘s part while the other members watch from behind with proud smiles on their faces.
Here’s yet another clip of Jungkook filling in for RM!
— 라아노츄 (@ranajk09) June 22, 2019
Here’s Jungkook rapping to “Lonely” by Outsider, a song known for it’s super fast beat and rap. It’s crazy to see him rap right on the beat without messing up once!
When jungkook's rapping skills is really no joke and literally faster than your internet connection😅
hE CAN RAP FAST AS YOONGI IM SHOOKT 👀 pic.twitter.com/7OvfqsBmkj
— (っ◔◡◔)っ (@jeonartys) March 4, 2017
Jungkook’s rap in this Samsung Galaxy commercial sounds and feels so natural he could totally be a part of the rap line.
— Like a Rabbit🥰 (@LikeaRabbit97) October 21, 2016
Here’s Jungkook rapping during their encore performance on KBS Music Bank.
뮤직뱅크 앵콜 랩꾹🐰🎤🙌
— 꾸꾸ㅇㅅㅇ💜 (@jungkook_kkoo) June 11, 2018
Here is the legendary clip of Jungkook rapping “Ddaeng” and we can assure you that there is no one that has seen this video just once.
방탄소년단 레전드하면 단연코 전정국 땡아니겠습니까.. 안본사람은 있어도 한번만 본사람은 없다는 그 땡입니다.. 주기적으로 봐주어야 일상생활 가능한 전정국 땡.. 안본사람 없어야 함 pic.twitter.com/9f5btY49h7
— 방탄 레전드 박제 (@_Legend_BTS_) March 31, 2020
And here’s the practice video of the golden maknae mastering the rap for “Ddaeng.”
— 모찌 (@mozzikv) April 8, 2020
Here’s Jungkook having fun rapping during karaoke.
와 전정국 욱 랩 개잘해 pic.twitter.com/C0vAHALLkN
— 정 (@zeo__ng) June 10, 2020
And again rapping Suga‘s part during the New Year’s Eve Live concert.
미칭 정국이가 베옵미 윤기 랩 했어 ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ pic.twitter.com/dVSujgcNup
— 투데이저장소 (@_todayvideo_) December 31, 2020
Although Jungkook’s solo rap lines have decreased since his debut, fans are always happy to hear him doubling with the other members during live performances.
Here is Jungkook doubling with J-Hope…
— 정 (@zeo__ng) December 31, 2019
…and again with Suga!
누워서 시강중인 태형이…ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅡㅠ
— 우주를탄소년단✨ (@luvbts_forever) May 5, 2019
Taking a look at these clips, you can see that his diction is clear and concise, making it pleasing to the ears.
We hope to hear more of rapper Jungkook soon!