Editors’ Notes Seoul, one of the world’s most vital and influential cities in recent decades, is also the epicenter of Korean hip-hop. Influenced by American culture and the populous Korean community in California, the city's first rappers emerged in the early 1990s with a vibrant sound that captured the urban intensity of its streets. Today, the scene presents two stylistic poles: On one end, mainstream and K-pop artists combine hip-hop with pop melodies and the silky cadences of R&B. At the other, rappers experiment with trap, boom-bap, and other styles to represent hip-hop’s global impact. In this list, you’ll discover the sounds that add rhythm and poetry to a fascinating city.

SONG
ALBUM
When I smoke
3:04
 
Linda (feat. YOON MI RAE)
4:28
 
Good Trip
3:54
 
Confirmed
1:05
 
Anti Society (feat. Yammo)
4:13
 
Dance (feat. B JYUN.)
3:08
 
Raw Forever (feat. Kim Ximya)
4
3:19
 
STAR
3:01
 
Jacuzzi (feat. BE'O)
2:24
 
girl (feat. BLOO)
3:39
 
Get Distance (feat. SFC.JGR)
4:14
 
RSVP
3:24
 
Dark room
3:21
 
Good Enough
3:15
 
Last Night Was a Mistake
2:51
 
Dance! (feat. Kidd King)
3:17
 
FOR YOU (feat. Hwanhee)
3:43
 
GANG (Official Remix)
3:11
 
2NIGHT (feat. Vince)
3:00
 
Exam (feat. BIG Naughty)
3:20
 
Irene
3:19
 
Balance (feat. CHANGMO & Paul Blanco)
2:50
 
haPPiness
3:31
 
Personalities (feat. Ohiorabbit)
2:45
 
ECHO
3:18
 
YUMBORGHINI
1:59
 
All the Way Up (K)
3:43
 
Quarantine Baby (feat. Ashiroo)
3:21
 
8:08
4:12
 
3:46
 
youknowwhatimsaying?
2:07
 
EVITA!
3:27
 
Why Do U Say (feat. MOON & ASH ISLAND)
2:50
 
Dreams Come True (feat. Golden & Jay Park)
3:54
 
SOAP SEOUL
2:26
 
Burn The Memory (feat. GIRIBOY)
3:16
 
Why
3:06
 
show off (feat. BIBI)
3:51
 
DARK TIME (feat. Owen)
2:37
 
Smoke (feat. Def. & Jomalxne)
3:00
 
Cold (feat. Heize)
3:49
 
meltingbrainrockstar (feat. Purp Xanny)
3:01
 
Woo
2:46
 
Maschef (feat. WOO)
2:52
 
vacay (feat. jeebanoff)
3:57
 
Luh! (feat. SOLE)
3:28
 
burn
3:56
 
Deep End (feat. JUNNY & VEAN)
4:39
 
Coating (SUMIN Remix)
4:13
 
Dooroowa
4:50
 

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