Here’s a List of the Songs and Albums from Every Season of Mnet’s ‘Unpretty Rapstar’

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What You Have To Know About Unpretty Rapstar on Mnet!

Unpretty Rapstar is a music reality show that particularly features female rappers.  Hip-hop music has been becoming a trend after K-pop music. This show will show you the beautiful women in rapping. Some news said that this music program came up after Show Me The Money started drawing great attention, making the network believe that another show for just female rappers would do well. Let’s read more about Unpretty Rapstar on this Channel-Korea below! Stay tuned!

About The Show

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Unpretty Rapstar (Hangeul: 언프리티 랩스타) is a South Korean rap competition TV show that was broadcast by Mnet. This music reality show has run for three season and has released three compilation albums.

Unpretty Rapstar 1

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Unpretty Rapstar started in 2015, and is a South Korean music competition program focusing on female rappers. This music program launched in January 2015 on Mnet, and was hosted by Korean rapper San E.

Episode No. Date
1 29 January 2015
2 5 February 2015
3 12 February 2015
4 26 February 2015
5 5 March 2015
6 12 March 2015
7 19 March 2015
8 26 March 2015

The winner of this first season was Cheetaah. The first runner-up was Jessi, who is a former Lucky J member. The second runner-up was Yuk Ji-dam, who was a Show Me The Money 3 contestant.

These were the remaining semi-finalists:

  • Kisum (SMTM3 contestant)
  • Jimin of AOA
  • Jolly V (SMTM3 contestant)

Some of the contestants that eliminated were Tymee (eliminated in episode 6), Jace, a member of Miss $, joined in episode 4 but was eliminated in episode 6, and Lil Cham, who was eliminated in episode 4.

Song Performances

Title Year Contestant(s) Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL)
KOR
“Stayed Up All Night” (밤샜지) 2015 Yuk Ji-dam 19
  • KOR: 194,469
“My Type”
feat. Kangnam
Jessi, Cheetah 3
  • KOR: 778,193
“Good Start 2015” (시작이 좋아 2015)
feat. Seulong
Jimin 2
  • KOR: 746,517
“Superstar” (슈퍼스타)
feat. San E, Taewan
Kisum 12
  • KOR: 433,640
“T4SA”
feat. MC Meta, Nuck
Jimin 50
  • KOR: 76,540
“Coma 07′” Cheetah 4
  • KOR: 426,120
“Puss”
feat. Iron
Jimin 1
  • KOR: 992,890
“It’s All Good” (괜찮아) Jolly V 72
  • KOR: 43,340
“Unpretty Dreams” Jessi 11
  • KOR: 262,601
“Like Nobody Knows” (아무도 모르게)
feat. Ailee
Cheetah 4
  • KOR: 691,246
“On & On”
feat. Baek Ye-rin
Yuk Ji-dam 20
  • KOR: 155,875
“To.Mom”
feat. Insooni
Kisum 23
  • KOR: 179,594

Compilation Album

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Unpretty Rapstar Compilation
  • Released: April 24, 2015
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
12
  • KOR: 1,699

Unpretty Rapstar 2

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Unpretty Rapstar 2 is the second season of the Unpretty Rapstar series which aired on Mnet. This music show premiered on September 11, 2015. The contestants were also already either members of K-pop idol groups or solo artists.

On this season, the winner was Truedy (Signed with MNET before the show, and was a former SMTM6 contestant). The first runner-up was KittiB (rapper signed with Brand New Music after the show ended), and the second runner-up was Hyorin (a former member of Sistar). The third runner-up was Moon Sua (former YG Entertainment Trainee).

Those who became semi-finalists were Heize, Yubin (former Wonder Girls member), Jeon Jiyoon (former 4Minute member), and Yezi (former Fiestar member).

The contestants that were eliminated were Kasper (former Play the Siren member, SMTM4 and SMTM6 contestant), who got eliminated in episode 8, Exy of Cosmic Girls, who joined in episode 6 and was eliminated in episode 8, Kim of Rubber Soul, (The Unit contestant) who was eliminated in episode 7, Gilme of Clover, who was eliminated in episode 5, Ahn Soo Min, who was a SMTM4 contestant and was eliminated in episode 3, and Ash-B, who was a SMTM5 contestant and who was eliminated in episode 3.

On this second season, Truedy had issue because she often dressed in “African American Hip Hop” fashion, wearing her hair in braids/corn rows, and wearing darker makeup. She was accused of physically and vocally copying Yoon Mi rae, the South Korean rapper who was born to a Korean mother and an African-American father.

Song Performances

Title Year Contestant(s) Peak chart
positions
Sales
KOR
“Don’t Stop” (언프리티 랩스타) 2015

 

Unpretty Rapstar 2 Contestants
17
  • KOR: 145,585
“If It Wasn’t For Music” (음악이 아니었다면)
feat. Cheetah, Verbal Jint
Truedy 18
  • KOR: 124,648
“Me, Myself & I”
feat. Jessi, Wheesung
Heize 19
  • KOR: 155,254
“Solo (Remix)”
feat. Jay Park, Loco
Yezi 16
  • KOR: 201,459
“Money” (사랑 할 때 아니야)
feat. Jay Park, Geegooin
Hyolyn 36
  • KOR: 83,634
“Bandz Up”
feat. Dok2
Truedy 34
  • KOR: 84,589
“Entirely” (싹 다)
feat. The Quiett
Yubin 67
  • KOR: 46,930
“Close Call” (아슬아슬해)
feat. Microdot, YDG
KittiB 63
  • KOR: 46,276
“My Love”
feat. Basick
Hyolyn 28
  • KOR: 93,639
“Don’t Make Money” (돈 벌지마)
feat. Chanyeol
Heize 43
  • KOR: 74,843
“This Aint Me” (바꾸지 마)
feat. Ilhoon
Jeon Ji-yoon N/A
“RRF (Ronda Rousey Flow)” KittiB
“Pride” (자존심)
feat. Gummy
Truedy 77
  • KOR: 20,598
“Treat Me Roughly” (함부로 해줘)
feat. Hanhae
Yezi 27
  • KOR: 98,389
“Who Am I” (후횐 마)
feat. Jo Hyun-ah
Yubin N/A
“Who Am I”
feat. Suhyun
Sua
  • KOR: 16,831
“Ruedy Boogie” (루디부기)
feat. Tiffany
Truedy N/A

Compilation Album

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Unpretty Rapstar 2 Compilation
  • Released: December 2, 2015
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
23
  • KOR: 1,439

Unpretty Rapstar 3

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Unpretty Rapstar 3 launched in 2016 as third edition of the South Korean music competition program focusing on female rappers. This third session was hosted by rapper and producer YDG, and the winner of the competition was Giant Pink.

Winner: Giant Pink (SMTM5 contestant)
First runner-up: Nada (former Wa$$up member, SMTM3 contestant)

The Semifinalists were Jeon Soyeon of Cube Entertainment (who was former Produce 101 contestant and now (G)I-DLE member), who was eliminated in episode 9, and Ash-B (Unpretty Rapstar 2 contestant, SMTM5 contestant), who was eliminated in episode 9.

There were also the quarter-finalists, Miryo of Brown Eyed Girls, (SMTM producer) eliminated in episode 9, and Yuk Ji-dam, who competed as an Unpretty Rapstar 1 contestant and SMTM3 contestant.

Moreover, the other eliminated contestants were Euna Kim (former The Ark member, Superstar K3 contestant, The Unit contestant, KHAN member), eliminated in episode 8, Grace, who is a YouTube Vlogger and soloist, who got eliminated in episode 8, Ha Jooyeon, who is a former Jewelry member and SMTM5 contestant, who was eliminated in episode 6, Janey, who is a former GP Basic member, SMTM5 contestant, and The Unit contestant, and got eliminated in episode 6, Kool Kid, who is a K-pop Star 4 contestant, got eliminated in episode 5, and Kassy was eliminated in episode 3.

On this third edition, some additional match contestants including,

  • Ki Hui-hyeon of DIA, (Produce 101 contestant)
  • Tilda (SMTM5 contestant)
  • Ra$on (SMTM6 contestant)
  • Lola Roze

Song Performances

Title Year Contestant(s) Peak chart
positions
Sales
KOR
“She’s Coming” 2016

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Unpretty Rapstar 3 Contestants
92
  • KOR: 16,756
“Bbam Bbam Hae” (빰빰해)
feat. Gill, Mad Clown
Yuk Ji-dam 36
  • KOR: 80,480
“Scary” (무서워) Nada, Jeon So-yeon 29
  • KOR: 65,910
“Sticky”
feat. San E
Nada 40
  • KOR: 84,575
“Ain’t Got Nobody”
feat. Dean
Miryo 71
  • KOR: 41,488
“No Thx”
feat. Suran, Dean
Yuk Ji-dam 83
  • KOR: 22,899
“Nothing”
feat. Swings
Nada 70
  • KOR: 22,130
“I.M.”
feat. Jo Hyun-ah
Miryo N/A
“Children’s Day” (어린이의 하루)
feat. Superbee
Jeon So-yeon
“Nasty”
feat. Park Mi-kyung
Nada
“Her” (그녀)
feat. Son Seung-yeon
Ash-B
“Heart” (심장)
feat. Kim Na-young
Yuk Ji-dam
“Bub”
feat. Myundo
Giant Pink
“Smile” (웃어)
feat. Davii
Jeon So-yeon
“King Pin”
feat. Koonta, Don Mills
Nada
“Knock”
feat. Microdot
Ash-B
“Beauty” (미인)
feat. Kim Se-hwang, Dok2
Giant Pink
“E.G.O.”
feat. Boi B, Sanchez

Compilation Album

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Unpretty Rapstar 3 Compilation
  • Released: October 24, 2016
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
22
  • KOR: 563

 

That’s all about Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar in every season. Rooting for all the woman rappers’ talents, go make the world proud. You are! Don’t forget to give your comments and share your thoughts below!