The K-pop gods have answered, ARMYs, and we’ve been finally blessed with BTS’s Suga’s first solo mixtape! The talented rapper has officially dropped the music video for his FIRE track ‘Agust D’ off of his mixtape of the same title, but beware – it’s pretty addictive.
‘Agust D’ features three tracks: ‘Agust D’, ‘give it to me’, and ‘so far away’. Get ready to press that replay button over and over again, because Suga’s mixtape is the ear candy we’ve been waiting for all summer!
Mixtapes are usually made in the hip-hop industry and are distributed for free. Since this isn’t an official release, there’s no need for deliberation or filtering, allowing fans to hear artists’ sincere stories.
BTS’s Rap Monster has released his own mixtape before and received great feedback, so fans are very excited to see Suga’s.
Following the release of leader Rap Monster’s “RM” mixtape and J-Hope’s “1 Verse” last year, Suga has finally released his long-awaited mixtape “Agust D,” which features 10 tracks including “Agust D,” “Give It To Me” and “So Far Away.” BigHit Entertainment, BTS’ agency, also released a music video for “Agust D” via their official YouTube channel, ibighit.
For those who aren’t up to date with the rapper, Agust D comes from DT and Suga. The former stands for D-Town or Daegu Town, which was Suga’s underground rap crew in Daegu, South Korea before joining BigHit and debuting in BTS.
The 23-year-old rapper previously opened up about the preparations for his mixtape during an interview, where he revealed that his mixtape was supposed to be a surprise for fans. “I actually wanted to surprise fans when I release it. But I’ve received so much interest than expected. I didn’t even plan to release news about it, but news came out so I feel really pressured now. I didn’t expect that to happen, I wanted to release the mixtape without any pressure. But since so many people are interested, I’ll work hard to produce music with even better quality,” he told “IDOL 爱豆” on Aug. 4 (via Kimmy Yang).
BTS fans have waited quite a while for Suga to release his solo tracks. The 23-year-old rapper of the Bangtan Boys (comprising of Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook) has been working on his mixtape for over two years. Earlier this year, Suga only teased a bit of his new music on his birthday on March 9, but he did not share anything else about it prior to the Aug. 15 release.
In his mixtape, Suga touched on a wide variety of topics, but most of his lyrics focus on intimate subjects he has held close to his chest since debut, including his mental health, depression, his family, his thoughts on being a rapper and debuting as an idol, his struggles before passing the auditions of his current agency, Big Hit Entertainment, and more.
Park Sa-lim, Seoul