This one is for the track “Joke”, personally for me one of the best tracks on his mixtape and I am so happy he released music video for this track.
Prior the release of this music video, on official twitter page BigHit released two concept image teasers.
Now lets check out the music video!
This really caught me by surprise, honestly. The music video is so powerful and it matches with strong vibe that come from Rap monster’s voice and strong rap. The music video is set in mental hospital and we see him wearing straitjacket, while the camera moves around him in all angles.
The set kind of reminds me of popular movie Shutter Island or Inception both played by the great Leonardo DiCaprio. I felt really anxious watching it for the first time. It is that good!
Rap Monster pushes the boundaries of the title “idol rapper” and challenges the image that most fans have of the title and, more importantly, of him and his group BTS. There are a lot of fans who will disapprove this rap style, the video and the mixtape as a whole. This music really isn’t for everyone, especially for younger fans. There has already been some unnecessary shade thrown his way for departing from the style that people want him to have when in reality, this has been his style all along. There will be fans that accuse him being too western or making the image of BTS bad, but those are the fans that are not hip-hop fans nor are they fans of Rap Monster or BTS’s music. Yes his rapping may sound “western” but guess what, hip-hop came from the west! All along, Rap Monster has listed some of hip-hop’s greats as his influences and this song, to be honest the entire mixtape, plays homage to those same greats. Anyone who does not understand and accept that Rap Monster, and the entire group, keeps a delicate balance between idol and rapper and yet claims to be a fan should do some deep reflection into their fan status.
BTS is preparing their comeback set in mid May, and the fans eagerly want to see the next masterpiece from Bangtan. There is particular excitement for a fourth installment of Cypher.
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Edited by: LeighDarling
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