NCT‘s Taeyong proved he’s more than just a pretty face in his collaborative rap performance with Monsta X‘s Jooheon.
At the end of NCT 127‘s performance at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Taeyong and Jooheon came together to drop bars in a collaborative rap stage.
What really drew attention to this performance (aside from their amazing execution), is the fact that Taeyong is an SM Entertainment rapper. For the longest time, SM has been stereotyped for producing rappers that are sub-par and nothing but pretty visuals. However, Taeyong seems to have broken that mold with this amazing live performance.
However, this is not Taeyong’s first time showing off his rapping skills. Before his debut in NCT, Taeyong appeared in an SMROOKIES video showing off his rap skills.
It’ll be interesting to see if SM has any plans to have a stronger focus on rapping within its future boy groups.