Rap Monster
IQ 148

Rap Monster, also known as RM, is a well-known South Korean rapper, songwriter, and producer who is perhaps best known for being a part of the hip-hop group "Bangtan Boys."  How high is Rap Monster IQ that he is called the "Lord of Destruction" ? Learn about this multi-talented leader through this article.

I - What is Rap Monster IQ?

Whatever you may think about how shallow celebrities are, you might be surprised by RM's test results. Rap Monster IQ boasts a 148 score and, at age 15, achieved a remarkable 850 out of 990 on the TOEIC language test. The Test of English for International Communication, or TOEIC, is frequently used in Korea to assess a person's level of English.

With an intelligence as high as Rap Monster IQ of 148 and excellent academic performance, he can fully pursue his education and achieve many achievements. However, RM successfully persuaded his mother with just one very poignant question: "Do you want your son to be the #1 rapper or a student who ranks 5000?". Thanks to that determination, BTS now has a talented and reliable leader.

II - Rap Monster IQ and his life 

Kim Nam-joon, better known as Rap Monster, was born in Ilsan-gu, Goyang, South Korea, on September 12, 1994. He was raised in Soul alongside his younger sister, Kim Geong Min. He was fascinated by uniforms in elementary school and aspired to work as a housing society security guard.

The majority of RM's early English education came from watching Friends with his mother. He actively wrote poetry while he was a student and frequently won prizes for it. For about a year, he published his poetry on an online platform, where he received a fair amount of attention. Through this, RM developed a passion for literature but ultimately decided against it. RM first became interested in hip-hop music when he was 11 years old and heard Epik High's "Fly" in fifth grade.

 Rap Monster gives very inspiring speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York City during its Generation Unlimited ceremonial event.

Rap Monster IQ is 148 and he performed among the top 1% of students nationwide on the university entrance exams for language, math, foreign language, and social studies. 

1. Rap Monster Educational Background 

He majored in broadcasting and performing arts with distinction at Global Cyber University. He had a TOEIC score of over 850, which is commendable, and was among the top scorers on the national school exam. It can be seen that Rap Monster IQ affects his education quite a lot.

His native tongue and Japanese were both taught to him in school, and he also became fluent in English by watching hit American sitcoms like "Friends." Additionally, he spent time studying in New Zealand and self-taught himself English, which he saw as being crucial. 

His parents anticipated him taking a regular job due to his academic performance. But his passion for music and the people he hung out with won them over, and he persuaded them to let him pursue rap as a full-time career. Even while he was still in school, he was already producing songs with catchy lyrics. 

He claims that rapping helped him cope with the pressure of his studies, and the days when he studied late into the night for his exams served as inspiration for the lyrics of his song "No More Dreams." Rap Monster IQ is not the only element that helped him to be so successful, learn more about his career in the following part. 

2. Rap Monster’s Successful Career

Rap Monster IQ of 148, which puts him in the top 0.1% of the population with a high IQ - something few would think a K-Pop artist would have. But this is absolutely true if you look at his great academic achievement and foreign language ability. In addition, his intelligence is best reflected in his success in leading BTS to become the top group not only at home but also abroad. Their great achievements and awards have shown this guy's ability to be a leader - a multi-talented leader.

a. BTS

  • Rap Monster made his Mnet's M! Countdown debuted on June 13, 2013, performing "No More Dream" from BTS's debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. On all of BTS's albums, he produced and wrote the lyrics for a variety of songs.

b. Solo Work

  • Rap Monster has worked with a number of reputable American and Korean artists. He and Warren G jointly released the song "P.D.D (Please Don't Die)" on March 4, 2015, along with a music video that showed behind-the-scenes images of their LA recording session. Warren G praised Rap Monster in an interview for the Hiphopplaya webzine, saying: "Rap Monster is one of the best rappers I know, if I were to comment from the perspective of an artist and a producer. His delivery of his rap is excellent ". 

  • Krizz Kaliko's song "Spaz" was featured in a BTS intro performance on MBC Gayo Daejon on December 31, 2014. Rap Monster's solo mixtape and the song "Rush," which was later produced by Krizz Kaliko and Rap Monster, were both made available on March 20 on BTS's SoundCloud.

  • Rap Monster worked with the hip hop project group MFBTY on the song "Bucku Bucku" along with EE and Dino J. He appeared in the music video for "Bucku Bucku" and also made a brief appearance in MFBTY's other music video for the song "Bang Diggy Bang Bang" (). Rap Monster is "the industry junior who changed his preconceptions about idols," according to Tiger JK from MFBTY, who made this claim on the 4 things show. 

  • On March 10, 2015, Rap Monster posted a photo to his blog along with the following text: "Rap Monster's RM. I do I, You do You ". This image served as a preview for Rap Monster's upcoming March 20 release of RM, his debut mixtape. On March 12, "Awakening ()," his debut song, and a music video were made available. He also uploaded music videos to YouTube for "Do You" and "Joke ()," two more songs from his mixtape. The mixtape was listed as the 48th best hip-hop album of 2015 by Spin.

  • Rap Monster and Kwon Jin Ah appeared in the song "U" from Primary's mini-album, 2-1, which was released on April 9, 2015. Marvel and Rap Monster worked together to create the music for the Fantastic Four movie. On August 4, Melon, Genie, Naver Music, and other music websites released the digital single "Fantastic" with Mandy Ventrice.

  • Along with the following hip hop performers, Rap Monster took part in the 2015 All Force One (A.F.O) Hot & Cool Concert on September 20 at AX-Korea: Palo Alto, Verbal Jint, Supreme Boi, Sik-k, and Incredivle.  

c. Other Work

  • Rap Monster is a panelist on the upcoming variety talk show Hot Brain: Problematic Men, which debuted its preview on March 23 on tvN. Rap Monster and five other male celebrities have conversations with viewers about social issues. 

  • Along with Iron and Jimin of AOA, Rap Monster serves as a spokesperson for the coffee company K'hawah. 

  • Two books titled "HipHopHada" were published in July 2016. 42 Korean hip hop artists' autobiographies, including Rap Monster, are included.

  • Rap Monster was included on the list of the top ten rappers from Korea compiled by the American hip-hop publication XXL for its readers.  


Rap Monster (RM), who represents as the face of the K-Pop phenomenon is adored by ARMY for his steady leadership, kindness toward his team members, and moving speeches about self-love and overcoming stereotypes. Of course, his flawless rapping and dancing abilities are the cherry on top. It is clear from the numerous videos and lives that the group adheres to their leader's every word and worships him. Even though he frequently makes mistakes backstage, they still call him the "god of destruction" and make fun of him. 

Rap Monster performed on stage

Like his friends on the BTS journey, RM has experienced it all, including brutal trolling, hatred, claims of plagiarism and chartbeat manipulation, and even death threats at one point. He has, nonetheless, handled the criticism leveled at him with composure. In fact, RM reads out all the hurtful remarks made against him in an old video, where they criticized his lyrics and claimed he can never be a K-Pop idol. After reading the comments, RM responds to the trolls by saying, "I will prove it to you." Aside from the phenomenal success of BTS, he also enjoys a successful solo career and has put out a mixtape. Rap Monster IQ as well as his intellect, combined with his natural rap talent and work ethic, deserves to be a good example for future generations of young idols.


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