fav of the day: rapper #20, dkb’s gk

Every day until the end of February, we’ll highlight one of our favorite Korean rappers on a countdown to #1.

Stealing the #20 spot on our list is…

GK from DKB.

Last week when the boys celebrated their one-year anniversary, I told you all the reasons why you should stan DKB, and GK is a big part of what makes the group so exceptional.

Although DKB‘s sound is very diverse, to me, the group’s hip hop tracks are where it’s at, and as one of the lead rappers, it’s GK who helps to define that style.

When you think about what makes an idol rapper good, it’s tempting to focus on speed alone. After all, it’s impressive to hear someone firing off lyrics quickly. But GK‘s proof that faster’s not always better.

Instead of dizzying listeners with rapid-fire rhymes, GK is slow, steady. He emphasizes every syllable, carefully using intonation to drive home the mood of the song and the meaning of the lyrics. And it’s clear he’s very aware of how his lines fit into the overall song, changing up his flow to ensure that it works perfectly with whatever comes before and after.

The result is that GK has a definite style, something that many idol rappers lack. When GK‘s rapping you know it’s him, and I guarantee you that you’ll be cranking the volume so that you don’t miss a single syllable.

You can see what I mean with this mini GK playlist. Give it a listen and let me know what you think in the Comments. See you tomorrow with #19 on our favorite rapper list.

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