Special Post: NCT’s Taeyong appreciation post
As part of One Stop K-Pop’s first major Twitter poll contest, we looked for all of our followers, and those that aren’t following, to chime in on who the best K-Pop rapper might be.
The contest is formatted to where Monday through Thursday, for four weeks, people vote on who they think is the best rapper from a random pool of K-Pop idols. On Fridays, the winners from that week are pooled together and the winner from that day will go head to head against the other four semi-finalist winners in the final round.
As a special treat, which was unannounced prior to the competition starting, each of the semi-finalists will get a special appreciation post!
We asked. You Voted.
This time around, there was an initial tie between NCT’s Taeyong and Mad Clown, but upon a tie-breaker vote, Taeyong stole the win!
OSKP Best Rapper Tie breaker!
NCT’s Taeyong or Mad Clown?
Who will you pick?
— One Stop K-Pop (@onestop_kpop) August 13, 2017
Who is this ‘rapper’ that you all thought deserved the win?
Name: Lee Taeyong
Stage Name: Taeyong
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Visual
Birthday: July 1, 1995
Prior to joining SM Entertainment, Taeyong had a strong passion for music. He started playing guitar at age 11 and his family helped him to work towards his goal of making a career out of music.
Taeyang joined S.M. Rookies in December of 2013 and gained popularity prior to his official debut. He even got a chance to work with Red Velvet for their single “Be Natural” in 2014.
When NCT was originally created, with the concept of unlimited members and sub-units, Taeyong was shifted over to it. He originally started in NCT U, the first sub-unit, and helped to composed “The 7th Sense” which was the groups first single. He is also part of NCT 127, the second unit of NCT.
Recently, Taeyong was featured as one of SM Stations tracks in collaboration with Yoo Young Jin. His music video and track, “Cure” can be found here!
Check out some of the fun videos featuring him below!