Just when we thought that the Cypher era is over, the rap line surprised us with their new diss track. Yes, you heard it right!
RM, Suga, and J-Hope have released their diss track titled “Ddaeng” ahead of their 5th Anniversary.
This new diss track addresses a lot of things and to a lot of people. Based on eastern sound and instruments including flute, the background music is an answer to people who claimed that BTS has become westernised with their recent work.
The lyrics present BTS’ achievements both as the answer as well as the consequence of haters’ comments. Since the beginning of their career, BTS have been at the receiving end of the antis. The track traces their journey from being underdogs to being global stars.
BTS’ fans have come up with their own interpretations to the track and a majority of them have been intrigued by the numbers 13, 18, and 38. An ARMY took on Twitter to explain the possible meaning behind the three numbers and their relation with the rest of the lyrics.
A lot of allusions in the track are colloquial hence, it will be difficult for non-Korean listeners to understand the references but K-ARMYs are taking on social media platforms to help other fans make sense of the context and the allusions.
“Ddaeng” yet again shows the lyrical genuis of the rapline. RM, Suga, and J-Hope are well known for their word play and this diss track just serves as another example.
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