1. Rap Monster real name is Kim Nam Joon
2. Rap Monster Favorite Number is 1
3. Birthday is 12 September 1994.
4. Hometown is Seoul, Ilsan.
5. Family is Dad, Mom, Younger Sister.
6. Favourite color is Black.
7. Favourite food is Meat, korean knife noodles.
8. Favourite item is Clothes, computer, books.
9. In 5 year of primary school Rap Monster dreamed about being a security guard in an apartment.
10. Rapmon is really good in study.
– Rap Monster, “When I was in the middle school I was an honor student, and I also the type of person who wanted to be class president but I got into the company and my life as a trainee started. So I just went to school to sleep (laughs). Before entering the company I also had a result to be able the enter the 1st of the top of the nation, but after, I fell to 2nd~3rd.”
11. Rap Monster read lots of books and all sorts of writings while writing rap lyrics to increase his vocabulary.
12. Rap Monster other nickname was ‘Dance Prodigy’. He was so bad at dancing so his dance teacher and the company staff called him that.
13. Rap Mon Blood Type is A
14. Rap Mon role model is Kanye West and A$AP Rocky.
15. Rap Monster always destroy his stuff and Suga will always fix it.
16. Rap Monster’s Nicknames is RapMon (shortened!), Leader Mon (because he is the leader), and God of Destruction.
17. Rap Monster, “If I’m fire, J-Hope is water. he’s good at ‘turning off’ my bad habits. He’s really sociable so he’s good at mixing with others and our group members.”
18. In 2008, Rap Mon was briefly a part of a different crew (not DaeNamHyup but with Zico ‘Block B’). They were
kind of like the rising stars of the hip-hop community at that time. They were friendly with each other and at his suggestion, produced a song together. As that song disappeared in the community, he slowly forgot about it as well. So he wondering how it came back up. That song seems to be a hot topic amongst BTS’s fans so he quite surprised. Rap Mon thought it was really cool. (laughs) Because that means somebody had been keeping that song.
19. All member said Rap Monster like their Gransfather.
20. Rap Monster wrote the lyrics of ‘No More Dream’ because he had no dreams when he was in school.
21. Rap Monster and Jung Hunchul (ex member of Bangtan) wrote a Brave Brother/YG diss track called ‘Hook’.
22. Rap Monster study in New Zealand before.
23. He likes clear weather.
24. He support about Gay/Lesbian.
25. He has composed/produced 100+ songs.
26. Rap Monster has been started to write lyrics when he was in school on his textbook.
27. He choose J-Hope for dating if he was a girl, because J-Hope is like the mother in the dorm.
28. Rap Monster ideal type is someone with good voice, tall, has pale skin, feminine Girl, looks good in a white T-Shirt, jeans and a pretty girl who wears a high top sneakers and has her ankle line showing (Red Converse). [Behind The Show 140928]
– Rap Monster, “There’s this shoes that has a star on it, it’s a famous brand. From that brand there’s a high top shoe and when the line of the ankle show while wearing that shoe. It’s very erotic and i like it. The shoes also has to be red! Black is fine too but it has to be red!”
29. Suga, “On the stage, Rap Mon wears sunglasess and has a powerful image but actually he likes cute things. He keeps the ‘Pocket Monster Ball’ on his bed that he received at a fansign.”
30. He has a habit always singing loudly at night in the dorm. So he never thought that it’d affect the members. He realized that after a while but the members never said anything. It probably because he is the leader and the first member in the dorm.
31. Rap Mon, “If i ever have a girlfriend who isn’t an Idol, i want to write a song about apologizes for being an idol. I would like make her to know that i’m much better than her think.”
32. Q) Rap Mon is this kind of person?
– Jin, “The Baby Dinosaur Dolly. He shakes his tail an crushes things.”
– Jimin, ” In the fact, he gets hurt easily.”
33. Rapmon first active in hip-hop world underground which called Runch Randa.
34. An artist or song that has influenced Rap Mon is Epik High, Eminem, Kanye West, NAS, Dynamic Duo.
35. Rap Mon Motto —> “This is also going to past.”
36. Rap Mon express BTS color is Grey.
37. Rap Mon write a diary, look back, and organize it everyday.
38. Rap Mon, “Since i decided not to cry on our debut showcase or on the first broadcasts, the day of the debut showcase, in the afternoon, the team member who grew up and developed with were crying. So in the end i was lured and my tears fell. So i panicked!”
39. Q) When you are in trouble/worried who do talk to?
– Rap Mon, “Suga-Hyung. We’ve been living together for 3 years so we’re close and there are also lots of times when he has helped me. When it comes to the younger ones it’s Jimin.”
40. Rap Mon wants to make a song together and sing it when he had a lover. He wants to marry the person who truly loves him and who he loves.
41. Rap Mon 2014 resolution, “I wrote about the song that i want to write and make. When it comes to the songs, i want to make songs with R&B melody instead of ballads. Also, i don’t want to just rap. I also want to sing!”
42. Rapmon, “In 2011 I made a song by myself and at the very end of the song, there was a part when I had to yell out ‘Rap Monster’. I don’t know if that part was memorable or not but the company staff started calling me that and it eventually became my name.”
43. Rapmon said Rapping was an escape from his stress. He received from studying. He used to study extremely hard. Truthfully, this connects with the lyrics of “No More Dream” – when he was studying, he had no dreams. He had a possible path because he was good at studying. He didn’t specifically have something that he wanted to do. So while promoting as Bangtan, he sending his past self a message.
44. Rapmon like to go to the cafe looking for inspiration and like web browsing.
45. He usually rolling back shoulders, warming up his throat before No More Dreams.
46. He wants to be a rich Rapper in 10 years.
47. Q) If you had a compare Rap Monster to non human, what would they be?
– Jungkook, “Tibetan Fox”
– Jimin, “A Lion that even if you catch it, it breaks everything and escapes again.”
– Suga, “A Monster.”
– V, “Soccer Player. I think the leader Rap Monster-hyung looks like a fox. I think it’s because of his eyes and his thin lips. Also, onstage he has a really cool aura but when we are in the dorm, he’s a little bit timid and he also worries a lot, a bit fox-like. “
– J-Hope, “A Rock.”
48. Rap Monster, “Strangely, everything i touch breaks. The legs of my sunglasses snap off, or the refrigerator handle falls off.”
49. His image before debut is a neat and quiet student.
– Rap Monster, “I was very noisy and crazy kid. If i was with friends or teacher, i’d act out even more. I was the class clown.” -Mnet Jjjang #63-
50. Rap Monster favourite song when karaoke is Supreme Team ‘Ddaeng Daeng Daeng’ but he always failed to sing it. (Rookie Channel).
51. In the dorm, Rap Monster in charge of sweeps the floor.
52. Rap Monster Favorite Song in 2nd mini album Skool Luv Affair is 어디에서 왔는지 (Where You Did Come From)
53. Rap Monster, “I heard that the Japanese fans were mostly quiet, but I was shocked seeing how passionate they were. And while I was talking they listened well quietly, and I thought they had really good manners~!”
54. Q) Which outfit concept do u like in the Simulation Love Game? [Kstar Wonderland]
– Rap Mon, “Although we doing a lot of concept today, Cafe, Street Dancer, Rock band…… But i like wearing a suit the most among of them.”
55. Q) Do you have any expression that hard to try to shoot? Please explain it. [Kstar Wonderland]
– Rap Mon, “I was practice the right expression a lot. Angry expression such as severe expression, it was little bit difficult.”
56. Rap Monster Ideal Date —> “It’s like the ordinary college student date. We can see a movie together, eating together, walking together. I want to have love like that. It’s because i can’t at all. (Laugh)”
57. BTS had their version of ‘Harlem Shake’ dance video.. And RapMon expression just like a Psycho Man!
58. All members of BTS got disappointed bcoz Rap Mon won playing scissor-paper-stone for taking group picture on Twitter because they must lifted Rap Mon who has heaviest weight than the others.
59. Rap Mon said that he and GOT7 Jackson are good friends, and said Jackson is very handsome and really good at dancing. Then he said that Jackson is very social, and one time he went up to BTS’s stylist and told her, “I’m close with Rap Mon.” And offered her chocolate. [Park Seo Hyun ‘Love Game’ Radio]
60. Rap Mon that popular for being good in study does regret when he can’t study with his friend’s (Kiss The Radio)(Yes)
61. Rap Mon study in Enginerring Department before debut.
62. Rap Mon Have a dog and the dog name RAP MON .
63. Rap Mon Favorite Girl artist is Younha because he thinks she have deep voice and he’s like all the song from Younha. [Park Seo Hyun ‘Love Game’ Radio]
64. Rap Monster being a man who his wish will be fulfilled for ‘One Day Show Champion Mission’. And he hope V also will be Invisible. But he think nothing fulfilled even though he asked for something. -Show Champion 140416-
65. If get a day off, Rap Monster, J-Hope, and Suga want to go to vacation. -MCD Backstage 140425-
64. Rap Monster never wants to be unit group with Jimin.But he’d probably with Jungkook. He think the Leader and the youngest would make a unique combination and they will just like a star -Mnet Jjjang #63-
65. Rap Mon wants to wear Zombie Costume for Halloween Concept. He said he wants to be a real Monster.
66. “Rap is not like singing, you don’t progress doing some kind of professional education; you’ve to express yourself. I did my best because I wanted to get better at it. The way my voice comes out, loudly, coolly, I’m aware of that”. -Rap Mon at Hananko Magazine-
67. Other members choose Rap Monster as a tough guy, but he said that’s all just concept by other members and he think he don’t have that image. -MTV The Show-
68. Suga said V and Rap Monster are the twins mountain, because they eat really loves eats, they eat the most.
69. Jimin imagined When God Made Rap Monster?
– Jimin, “First, i’ll add some height to this kid, a men strength, burning, adding the Power of Destruction too! Aperson who has to be good at talking, Giving him active lips. The final thing, he just has to be good looking!”
70. Rap Monster’s important things is Gadget and Wallet.
71. Jimin’s first impression about Rap Monster, “When i first got into the dorm and i saw Rap Monster. I thought, ‘Wow! He’s really a Star!’. But not anymore.” -Mnet Jjang #63-
72. Rap Monster, “If I could go about easily, I’d wear a hood, and while listening to music, go to places like Gyeongbok Palace and Gwanghwamun.”
73. Rap Monster wants his friendship with his two friends from kindergarten is never change.
74. About 7th place in looks rank, Jimin think it was Rap Monster, but Jimin felt that recently, Rap Monster become handsome.
75. Rap Mon said that they’re always stressed while performing at music shows because their songs get cut in different places.
76. V was getting private Japanese Language lessons with Rap Monster. Rap Monster proved his 1% ranking with his study methods. To study Japanese, Rap Monster would write down vocabulary words he didn’t know on memos in his cell phone or in notebooks.
77. Rap monster doesn’t like Tight Pants.
78. For Rap Monster, music is cheers him up.
79. Someone Message, “Rap Mon, take a shower!”. And he said will kill J-Hope if J-Hope who wrote the message. [BTS FESTA RADIO]
80. Dance Teacher Message, “To Rapmon. Rap Mon the best. You are the best leader. Just want u to be able control yourself when nature calls. Please go to the toilet before rehearsal.” [BTS FESTA RADIO]
81. J-Hope loves scold Rap mon about neat and clean.
82. Rap Mon forget about eveything stuff that his borrowed.
– Jungkook, “Sometimes Rap Mon very clumsy. He forgets and breaks. It’s actually more than he says about them on the shows or interview. Actually he takes other people stuffs! He loses his things, he eats others people food without telling them. One day, i was looking for my ipad charger but couldn’t find it. So i had to look everywhere. Finally i went to Rap Mon’s desk and of course i found it. So, i brought it back to my place and put my name on it. On the next day, it was gone again. Yes, it was Rap Monster’s place again. I brought it back again and sneaked a look at it pretending that i was sleeping. Rap Mon came into my room and used my charger for his phone with no hesitation.” [BTS FESTA RADIO]
– V, “One day, Rap Mon lost his earphones. So he asked me if he could borrow mine for a day. I had only one pair of them but i lent it to him for a day. Actually it was 2 months later. Actually i asked him about my earphones before then. It was a week after he borrowed my earphones.But he said he don’t know where’s the earphones. He told me that he was going to look it up. But after a month.. After a Month, when i asked him again, he said he couldn’t find it and he will buy me one. So i said ‘It’s okay, i have another pair’. However, two months later i found out Rap Mon was using my earphones that i lent him before.” [BTS FESTA RADIO]
83. About Rap Mon memorable incidents during the music video shoot Danger. [Arirang Pops In Seoul Ep 2724]
– Rap Monster, “I’m notorious for having a negative influence on everything and destroying everything in our house.There was a scene where i was getting a tattoo, and there was a light bulb on the set. It was fine before i got there, nut as soon as i went on the set, the filament broke and the light went out.That caused a delay in shoot and i felt bad.”
84. Rap Monster got mission in ‘MNET America GO!BTS‘ to make Eric said, ‘You are a good dancer and look so handsome today.” to him. In the end he successed the mission.
85. Rap Monster is the number one member who can make a weird expression in the camera. When he did it, all members and MC’s After School Club (Eric and Jimin) were laugh out loud. So Suga push and ask him to stoped because Suga got embarrassed.
86. Jungkook About Rap Monster wrote ‘Can you Turn Off your Phone’ lyrics song in Dark and Wild Album. [Arirang Pops In Seoul Ep 2724]
– Jungkook, “Rap Monster and i were trying to come up with new lyrics, but couldn’t. So, we decided to call it a night. Rap Monster woke me up in the middle of the night because he came up with the idea for the lyrics. When he heard the locking and messaging sounds while fiddling with his smartphone. He said that we should record it right away,and that’s how we came up with the lyrics.”
87. Rap monster, “Looking back at my audition, i was pretty critical, then. I was going through a period of rebelling. I wouldn’t forgive the world with my resisting spirit, then. Now i know how to compromise (He gets to listen to the world). I become more flexible.” [SKOOL LUV AFFAIR KEYWORD TALK]
88. Rap Monster about memories from his trainee period. [SKOOL LUV AFFAIR KEYWORD TALK]
– Rap Monster, “I can think of many nice memories. Though i remember the days my fellow trainees left. I was the first one to enter the residence (among BTS members). And the first member of BTS. I had to watch the other trainees leave (feeling joy and sorrow mixed). I had so many thoughts about this. I was sorry for them. Though they were my competitors. I didn’t know wheteher i should be happy or sad. I had complex and mingled feelings.”
89. Rap Monster, “Before becoming a singer, i wanted my future to be decided. I’ve felt that my life in the residence was too indefinite. I hoped it would end somehow. Become a singer or not. I always wanted a firm conclusion.” [SKOOL LUV AFFAIR KEYWORD TALK]
90. Rap Monster’s dream is to earn some reputation for BTS.
After debut, do you still have any wishes? [SKOOL LUV AFFAIR KEYWORD TALK]
– Rap Monster, “BTS becoming aware. Whether people like us or not we need to make them listen to our music. That was desperate for me.”
91. Happiness for Rap Monster is doing what he wants, living as himself, becoming himself. [SKOOL LUV AFFAIR KEYWORD TALK]
93. Name 3 requirements for Rap Monster happiness is Health, Dream, and Love. [SKOOL LUV AFFAIR KEYWORD TALK]
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Notes ; All The Fact from Interview Magazine,TV,Radio,etc From 1st Debut and The Fact Might Be Change in the future because the Maturity of BTS Member