Male Solo Rappers

Nafla Profile, Bio, & Facts


Nafla (나플라) is a Korean-American rapper under GROOVL1N. He made his debut on April 1, 2016 with the single ‘Dopeboy’.

Nafla Profile

Stage NameNafla (나플라)
Birth NameNicholas Seokbae Choi (니콜라스 석배 최) | Choi Seokbae (최석배)
BirthdayFebruary 28, 1992
Active Years2016–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height169 cm (5’6″)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood TypeAB

Nafla Facts:

Early Life

Choi Seokbae was born in Orange County, California, USA.
– He stayed in America until he was 5 years old then lived in South Korea until 4th grade. He moved back to the US and gained admission in 6th grade (skipping 5th grade).
– He went to Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta, Los Angeles.
– He attended Crescenta Valley High School where he met Bloo and Young West.
– He graduated from University of Southern California (Department of Business Adminstration) in 2015.

Personal Life

– His stage name, Nafla, means ‘natural flavor’.
– His hobbies include playing computer games.
– The person he thinks is the most handsome is Park Bo Gum.
– He thinks fashion is fun and is less interested in whether it goes well or not.
– He is the type who likes being in public.
– On weekends without dates, he prefers being in bed all day. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– He is yet to have his first love because he thought someone was his first love but it wasn’t since he didn’t feel sad while breaking up. (W Korea)
– He started writing hip hop lyrics when he was 15 years old.
– He considers himself a cold person
Loopy gifted him an limited edition of Air Jordan 2’s on his birthday.
– The most expensive designer shoes he bought were Gucci shoes. (GQ Sneakers)
– He would use the word ‘Chemleon’ to describe himself.
– He would rather leave the job when he is choosing a date look.
– His attractive point on his body is the ear because of his incorrect ear piercing.
– His most effective diet was drinking protein shakes for breakfast and dinner.
– Nafla’s ideal type is a cool woman. (W Korea)
– His pet peeve is when a car comes when he is passing the narrow road.
– He doesn’t have a role model but looks up to DJ Pumpkin. (Esquire Korea)
– He wants to collaborte with Frank Ocean.
– The first thing he will do when his lover comes to his house and sees his house in a mess is throw away the trash.
– His interesting hobby is looking through comments on food delivery apps.
– He likes to talk first if he is on a blind date with friends.


– Nafla participated and won the show ‘Show Me The Money 777’.
– In 2015, he won the “ Best Mixtape of the Year 2015” for his work “This & That mixtape”.
– He made his debut under MKIT Rain in 2016 and left the company in December 2020.
– He is a part of the crew “42 Crew” and “Young Creation”.
– He has collaborated with many artists including Dean, Colde, BIBI, Dynamic Duo‘s Gaeko and Owen.

Likes & Dislikes

– He loves to collect shoes and has a lot of shoes in his shoes.
– He is a fan of Shin Yong Jae.
– His favorite rappers include Kendrick Lamar, E-Sens, Beenzino, Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko, Lobsta, and BIGBANG’s G-Dragon.
– His playlist includes the songs Oraksil’s “Hu”, Mura Masa’s ‘Move Me (ft Octavian), light and salt and Daft Punk songs.
– His favorite sneakers brands include Air Forces, Carhartt, Nike, Air Jordan and Viscim.
– He likes making jewelry.

Food Preferences

– He likes to eat kalguksu.
– One thing he can’t eat is monkey brain, frog sashimi and bondaegi.
– He loves to eat hamburgers and bulgogi with soup.
– He likes Jjajangmyun over Jjapagetti.

Legal Issues

Use of Marijuana

– Nafla was investigated for illegally using marijuana in 2019 and was found guilty in 2020.
– He was sentenced to a period of 2 years of probabtion during which any violations would lead to imprisonment along with 120 hours of community service.

Imprisonment for Evading Military Service

– In 2023, he was found guilty for attempting to evade mandatory military service and was also guilty for forging medical documents that diagnosed him with depression and using the diagnosis to apply and serve as a non-active duty personnel.
– He tried to halt his military service 7 times during the 18 months of service and also used his medical records to skip his duties as a social worker by leaving early or taking sick leaves.
– Nafla was sentenced to prison for one year on August 10, 2023 and was released on bail on February 13, 2024.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Love Me (ft. Hoody)”, “Nae tat” and “Wu”.

FaceBook: Nafla
YouTube: Nafla

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer | SoundCloud

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