BTS rappers RM, Suga and J-Hope served up a rambunctious hip-hop track today as part of the lead up to their fifth-anniversary on June 13. “Ddaeng” was co-produced by Suga and is a playful diss addressing how far the group has come despite the animosity its faced.
Built upon a trap beat propelled by eastern instrumentals, the trio rap about how BTS has unequivocally come out on top of the K-pop industry despite naysayers who put them down in the past. Early on in their career, the group's rappers frequently faced criticism from within South Korea's hip-hop scene for being run-of-the-mill idol rappers, a term they have since reclaimed (see the lyrics of Suga's "The Last").
"Billboard is all thanks to you, bae/No else is above us," drawls Suga.