Rap Monster talks about what differentiates BTS from other K-Pop groups in TIME interview

Michelle Jung, June 28, 2017, 3:47 p.m.


Rap Monster of BTS talked about the group’s immense fandom, International success, music, and more with TIME magazine.

TIME magazine, who recently selected BTS as one of ‘The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet’, had an interview with Rap Monster. The idol rappers were asked various questions from how the group came together to their next goals. One question asked how BTS is different from other big K-pop groups.

Rap Monster answered,

“I can’t speak for other artists; every group has a different approach. For us, it will always be important to keep working hard, dancing better, writing better songs, touring and setting an example. A lot of people say this, but it’s really true for us: we are living a dream, all seven of us, being able to pursue what we love. We strive to put everything into our music. Our lyrics deal with real issues that face all humans: choices in life, depression, self-esteem. And the fans know that we are there for them and they are there for us.”

He also talked about communicating with millions of followers on social media. On building a massive online fanbase, Rap Monster commented, “It’s not easy to run a social media account over a long period of time, but we love communicating with our fans every day and night.”

Rap Monster shared how having a huge fandom impact their approach to music. He said, “BTS fans, the “ARMY” tell us about their feelings, failures, passions, and struggles all the time…. So our fans inspire us and give us a direction to go as musicians. And of course, their love and support keep us going.”

Lastly, Rap Monster revealed that BTS “definitely continue to have big dreams.”

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