A number of K-pop idols do more than just sing and dance - some are heavily involved in the production of their albums. Having a member as a producer of a group's own music is generally seen as an advantage as not only will they be most familiar with the group's colours, but also everyone's respective strength and weaknesses.
Recently, news portal OSEN took a look at some of the best K-pop idol producers and have narrowed the list down to who it deems as the Top 4 producing idols working today.
Block B's Zico
Block B's Zico has been a well-known presence in the Korean hip-hop community ever since he released his first mixtape back in 2010, and his reputation as a producer has only grown since. In addition to producing music for his group, he has also has a number self-produced solo releases, most recently "I Am You, You Are Me".
SEVENTEEN only debuted last year, but the group have already garnered a reputation as a self-producing group who are heavily involved with most aspects of their music, such as composing, production, and even the choreography. Out of all the group's members, Woozi has been singled out for his production talent and involvement in SEVENTEEN's music, and his skill is sure to improve since it is still early in his career.
B1A4 leader Jinyoung has had a hand in his group's music as a songwriter and composer since the release of their first album "Let's Fly". As a testament to his producing skill, a number of Jinyoung's songs have been chosen as the group's title tracks, such as "Lonely" and "Solo Day". Outside of B1A4, Jinyoung has also drawn positive reviews for his producing work on the show "Produce 101" with the song "When Cherry Blossoms Fade".
BTS' Rap Monster
Known as BTS' leader and main rapper, Rap Monster has had a hand in the group's music throughout the past few yeasr. In addition to his work with BTS, Rap Monster has also released a number of solo mixtapes, all of which showcase a different side of himself outside of his group.