Everything You Need to Know About ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ Jolly V

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Get to Know More Jolly V, the Underground Rapper

There are several Korean rappers in the K-pop music industry, but not many of them are female. Do you remember the reality show called “Unpretty Rapstar?” The show was a rap competition between female rappers. The show’s contestants weren’t just rappers from major entertainment companies or record labels, a number of them were underground rappers, as well.

One of them is Jolly V, such a unique name, you may think.

Who is Jolly V?


Jolly V is an underground rapper under the agency Luminant Entertainment. The genre of her music is just like any other rapper, Korean hip-hop music. She made her debut in 2012, and has released a lot of albums and mini albums up since then. She also appeared in some TV program besides ‘Unpretty Rapstar,’ specifically, ‘Show Me the Money’ and ‘Rap Beat Show.’ Since Jolly V is an underground rapper, it might be hard for you to get to know her. But don’t worry, we’ve already gathered all the information you want to know about Jolly V!

Scroll down to find out more!

Jolly V’s Profile


Full name: Lee Jin-kyung

Stage name: Jolly V

Nickname: Jennie

Born: Seoul, South Korea

Birth date: April 16, 1989

Height: 162 cm

Weight: 55 kg

Blood type: A

Instagram: @jollyvsup

YouTube: Official Youtube

Twitter: @jollyvsup

Agency: Lumninant Entertainment

Facts About Jolly V

  1. Jolly V appeared in ‘Show Me the Money’ in 2014, and ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ and ‘Rapbeat Show’ in 2015.
  2. Jolly V thinks that diss in rap is like a sport, dissing someone in rap is like showing off the rappers’ ability in that arena.
  3. Jolly V is good at English.
  4. Jolly V is a radio DJ at TBS eFM.
  5. Jolly V’s English name is Jenny.

Jolly V’s Appearance in Unpretty Rapstar

Jolly V might be an underground rapper who was only known to true hip-hop fans, but she started to gain in popularity after she appeared in the first season of the reality show called ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ in 2015. There were a lot of female rappers who joined the program, and she was one of them.


You might know that the female rapper Cheetah won the competition that season. But Jolly V’s achievement in that show was also impressive; she ended up as one of the three semi-finalists. It could be because of the popularity that she gained from joining ‘Show Me the Money’ season 3 in 2014.

Let’s take a look at some short clips of Jolly V’s performance in ‘Unpretty Rapstar!’

This is Jolly V when she was performing ‘It’s All Good’ in the semifinal. She looked really cool and had that swag!

Jolly V also performed with Cheetah in a track mission teamwork battle, and both of them looked so cool!

Diss Battle with Tymee and Kisum

It’s not a rap competition if there is not a diss battle. For those of you who are not familiar with rap music, dissing is when a rapper raps an insult or roast about the rapper that they are battling with. But don’t worry, it’s the culture in rap music so it’s not really like a bad thing.

And just like that, Jolly V dissed some fellow contestants in ‘Unpretty Rapstar,’ including Tymee and Kisum.


Jolly V once said that she sees dissing in rap battle as a weapon for rapper to show off their abilities in the arena. She also referred to the rapper Eminem, who will call out a person’s name while dissing, but actually it was intended to be a satire.

Hmm, interesting. Let’s take a look at how Jolly V roasted her rivals in the ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ competition, Tymee and Kisum!

Even when dissing each other, let’s admit that all three rappers are so cool!

Jolly V’s Discography

We’ve talked about how Jolly V was an underground rapper before. Are you curious about her work? Well, after all, seeing how good she was in ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ season 1 might get you thinking that her personal projects must be even better. Especially since she has been releasing her songs since 2008! Woah, that’s more than ten years, can you believe it? Well then, let’s take a look at her discography!


  • Have Faith (2014)


  • J.O.L.L.Y.V. (2012)
  • FOREST (with SQUAREONE) (2018)
  • UNWRAP (언랩) (2019)

Digital Singles

  • J.O.L.L.Y.V. (Jotting Out Lots Of Lyrics Yearning A New Vision) EP Part 1 (2012)
  • J.O.L.L.Y.V. (Jotting Out Lots Of Lyrics Yearning A New Vision) EP Part 2 (2012)
  • We From The S.L.S.D (2013)
  • Wae Irae (You Got) (왜 이래) (2014)
  • MIC (2014)
  • Cognac (2014)
  • WE#SLSD (2014)
  • A Dream (2015)
  • Malkkeumhi (말끔히; Wipe Out) (2015)
  • Heotheot (헛헛) (2019)
  • Eomma Mianhae (엄마 미안해; I’m Sorry Mom) (2019)

Compilations / Other

  • DJ Juice – Street Dream (#12 One Big Yes (feat. T-ache, Jolly V)) (2008)
  • DRB Station – Collaboration (feat. Shogunna, Mye-T, Jolly V) (2010)
  • Animato (singer), DJ Tiz – Animatiz (#7 Rockin’ (feat. Jolly V)) (2010)
  • A-Team – The Soo Project (#1 A-TEAM Welcomes You (feat. Jolly V, DL, Goga, DJ Tiz)), (#2 Butterfly Effect (feat. Jolly V, Goga, Mr.Gordo)), (#3 Ready (feat. Jolly V, DJ Ride)), (#5 Happy Ending (feat. Jolly V, DL)), (#6 Run It (feat. Jolly V, DL, Goga, DJ Tiz)), (#8 Tuck (feat. Jolly V, DL)) (2011)
  • Sound Providers Of Korea – Sound Providers Of Korea (2014)
  • WE#SLSD (2014)
  • Unpretty Rapstar SEMI FINAL (#3 Gwaenchanha) (2015)
  • Unpretty Rapstar Compilation (#9 Gwaenchanha) (2015)
  • SoundStream – Shiny (#1 Time After Time (feat. Jolly V)) (2016)
  • LAY KHAKI – FILM (#1 Jumalbubu (feat. Jolly V)) (2016)

You can check out her tracks from Jolly V’s official YouTube channel!