ARMYs, we’ve got news for you! Big Hit Entertainment has released Kim Nam Joon aka Rap Monster and American rapper Wale’s “Change”!
And as promised, the music video for the highly anticipated hip hop track was dropped at midnight KST on Monday (20th March).
Soompi reported that Wale (real name Olubowale Victor Akintimehin) travelled all the way to Seoul to work with the BTS rapper. This collaboration comes after the American rapper expressed his love for BTS in “Folarin Like (Nas Is Like Freestyle)”, which was released on SoundCloud in December.
In a statement, Rap Monster told the press that he had fun making the song and shooting the music video. He said, “I extended the invitation for Wale to join me in Korea to meet and record and shoot the video. We are from different cultures, countries and ethnic backgrounds, but what we have in common is a shared love of music and life. I am proud to share this music with the world and proud to say that my new friend Wale is someone I admire.”
“Change” is an upbeat rap track about the need for the world to change while criticising the “alt-rights (a loose group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in the United States) and racist police”, the government, and keyboard warriors.
“Oh f–k the school/ All we got is mad teachers and some visible classes/ Divided spaces, and forever-lasting stresses/ Everybody’s mad/ Kill people with fingers on Twitter/ More than a gun, more than a knife/ The tip of your tongue just glitter,” raps Rap Monster.
Watch the music video below: