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RM (short for Real Me[1], formerly Rap Monster) is a South Korean rapper-songwriter, composer and producer under Big Hit Entertainment. He is the leader and main rapper of the boy group BTS.

Career

Pre-debut

Pre-debut, he became known as Runch Randa as an underground rapper. He was signed by Big Hit Entertainment and became a part of BTS.

2013–present: BTS

He made his debut as a member of BTS on June 13, 2013 with the group's first single album "2 Cool 4 Skool".

Discography

Mixtapes

Collaborations

Features

OSTs

  • "Fantastic Four OST" ("Fantastic" with Mandy Ventrice) (2015)

Other releases

  • "I Know" (with Jungkook) (2016)
  • "4 O'Clock" (with V) (2017)
  • "Change" (with Wale) (2017)
  • "Ddaeng" (with J-Hope & Suga) (2018)

Producing and writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2011 Lee Seung Gi "The Song That Will Make You Smile" Tonight Writing
2013 BTS "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" 2 Cool 4 Skool Writing
Composing
"No More Dream"
"Like"
"Outro: Circle Room Cypher" Writing
"Intro: O!RUL8,2?" O!RUL8,2? Writing
Composing
"N.O"
"We On"
"If I Ruled The World"
"Coffee"
"BTS Cypher, Pt. 1"
"The Rise of Bangtan (진격의 방탄)"
"Satoori Rap"
2014 BTS "Intro: Skool Luv Affair" Skool Luv Affair Writing
Composing
"Boy In Luv"
"Where You From"
"Just One Day"
"Tomorrow" Writing
Composing
Producing
"BTS Cypher, Pt 2 : Triptych" Writing
Composing
"Spine Breaker"
"Jump" Writing
Composing
Producing
"Miss Right" Skool Luv Affair Special Edition Writing
Composing
"Like (Slow Jam Remix)"
"No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" "No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" Composing
"Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.)" "Boy in LUV"
"N.O (Japanese Ver.)"
"Intro: What Am I To You" Dark & Wild Writing
Composing
"Danger"
"War of Hormone"
"Hip Hop Lover"
"Let Me Know"
"Rain"
"BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer"
"Can You Turn Off Your Phone?"
"Embarrassed"
"24/7 = Heaven"
"Look Here"
"So 4 More" N/A
2015 RM and Warren G "P.D.D" "P.D.D" Writing
MFBTY "Bucku Bucku" WondaLand
RM (Himself) "Voice RM Writing
Composing
"Do You" Writing
"Awakening"
"Monster"
"Throw Away"
"Joke"
"God Rap"
"Rush" Writing
Composing
"Life" Writing
"Drift"
"I Believe" Writing
Composing
BTS "Intro: The Most Beautiful Moment In Life" The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Pt. 1 Writing
Composing
"I Need U"
"Hold Me Tight"
"Dope"
"Boyz With Fun"
"Converse High"
"Moving On"
Yankie "ProMeTheUs" Andre Writing
RM (Himself) "Fantastic" "Fantastic Four OST" Writing
Composing
Primary "U" 2 Writing
BTS "Run" The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Pt. 2 Writing
Composing
"Butterfly"
"Whalien 52"
"Ma City"
"Silver Spoon"
"Autumn Leaves"
2016 BTS "Fire" The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever Writing
Composing
"Save Me"
"Epilogue: Young Forever"
Love Is Not Over (Full length edition)"
"I Need U (Urban mix)"
"I Need U (Remix)"
"Run (Ballad mix)"
"Run (Alternative mix)"
"Butterfly (Alternative mix)"
"Intro: Boy Meets Evil" Wings Writing
Composing
"Blood Sweat & Tears"
"Begin"
"Reflection" Writing
Composing
Producing
"Awake" Writing
Composing
"Lost"
"BTS Cypher 4"
"21st Century Girl"
"2! 3!"
"Interlude: Wings"
2017 BTS "Spring Day" You Never Walk Alone Writing
Composing
"Not Today"
"Outro: Wings"
"A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone"
RM (Himself) "Change" "Change" Writing
Gaeko "Gajah" "Gajah" Writing
BTS "Come Back Home" "Come Back Home" Writing
"Intro: Serendipity" Love Yourself: Her Writing
Composing
"DNA"
"Best of Me"
"Dimple"
"Pied Piper"
"MIC Drop"
"Outro: Her"
"Sea"
"MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)" "MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)"
"Crystal Snow" "MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow"
2018 BTS "Intro: Singularity" Love Yourself: Tear Writing
Composing
"Fake Love"
"The Truth Untold"
"134340"
"Paradise"
"Love Maze"
"Magic Shop"
"Airplane pt.2"
"Anpanman"
"So What"
"Outro: Tear"
"Fake Love (Rocking Vibe Mix)" "Fake Love (Rocking Vibe Mix)"
"Euphoria" Love Yourself: Answer Writing
Composing
"Serendipity (Full Length Edition)"
"Trivia 承: Love"
"I'm Fine"
"Idol"
"Answer: Love Yourself"
"DNA (Pedal 2 LA Mix)"
"MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (Full Length Edition)"
"IDOL (feat. Nicki Minaj)"
RM (Himself) "Tokyo" Mono Writing
Composing
"Seoul"
"Moonchild" Writing
Composing
Producing
"Badbye"
"Uhgood" Writing
Composing
"Everythingoes" Writing
Composing
Producing
"Forever Rain"
BTS & Steve Aoki "Waste It On Me" "Waste It On Me" Writing
Composing
Drunken Tiger "Timeless" Drunken Tiger X: Rebirth of Tiger Jk Writing
2019 BTS "Intro: Persona" Map of the Soul : Persona Writing
Composing
"Boy With Luv"
"Mikrokosmos"
"Make It Right"
"Home"
"Jamais Vu"
"Dionysus"
"All Night" BTS World Original Soundtrack Writing
"Heartbeat" Writing
Composing
Lil Nas X "Seoul Town Road (Old Town Road Remix)" "Seoul Town Road (Old Town Road Remix)" Writing
Composing
BTS "Make It Right (feat. Lauv)" "Make It Right (feat. Lauv)" Writing
Composing
"Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix)" "Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix)"
Younha "Winter Flower" Unstable Mindset Writing
2020 BTS "Interlude : Shadow" Map of the Soul : 7 Writing
Composing
"Black Swan"
"My Time"
"Louder Than Bombs"
"On"
"Ugh!"
"Zero O'clock"
"Inner Child"
"Moon"
"Respect"
"We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal"

Filmography

Variety shows

  • Hot Brain: Problematic Men (tvN, 2015)

Reality shows

  • Close-up Observation Diary on Idol: Find Me (MBig TV, 2016)
  • Gura-Chacha: Time Slip - New Boy (KBS, 2016)

Trivia

  • He is the fourth oldest and the fourth youngest in the band.
  • His Zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • RM has a younger sister.
  • His favorite colors are pink, purple, and black.
  • His favorite number is 1.
  • RM can technically become a maknae liner because he is the middle member but he chooses to be named a hyung.
  • His favorite foods are meat (especially chicken) and Kalguksu (Korean knife noodles).
  • His least favorite foods are seafood.
  • He taught himself how to speak English (through the American sitcom Friends), and can speak it extremely well.
  • His favorite items are clothes, computer, books.
  • His role models are Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Drake.
  • RM contributes to the writing and composition of songs, something he usually does in "MY Studio".
  • He has composed/produced 100+ songs.
  • His IQ is 148. He is considered to be the most intelligent member of the group.
  • RM wrote the lyrics of No More Dream because he had no dreams when he was in school.
  • The BTS members said if RM wasn't human he'd be: a Tibetan Fox (Jungkook), A Lion that even if you catch it, it breaks everything and escapes again (Jimin), A Monster (V), a soccer player (J-Hope) and a rock (Suga).
  • His other nickname is God of Destruction, because he is very clumsy and frequently breaks/destroys everything he touches.
  • RM's other nickname was ‘Dance Prodigy’. He was so bad at dancing so his dance teacher and the company staff called him that.
  • In the fandom, he is often called 'Dance Monster' (a nickname that has been used many times since BTS's debut) and when he discovered this nickname he made a video about it asking to be called 'Rap Monster' instead, and the infamous meme "It's R-a-p Monster, not D-a-n-c-e Monster" comes from said video.
  • His MBTI personality type is ENFP.[2]

Gallery

Main article: RM/Gallery

References

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