He explains why “What If” is so significant to him.
BTS‘s J-Hope launched his first mixtape, Hope World, in 2018, 5 years after BTS’s debut. In the summertime of final 12 months, he made his official solo debut and launched a full-length album, Jack within the Field, which confirmed a brand new aspect to the beloved BTS member and allowed him to specific his emotions as a 9-year idol on the time.
Though it was 5 years earlier than J-Hope launched his solo music, he shared that the idea and strategy to his solo music have been on his thoughts since his debut.
J-Hope will quickly star in his personal documentary on Disney+, which can give followers a backstage cross to his solo album preparations. In line with experiences from Naver, the documentary follows J-Hope for about 200 days as he prepares for his solo debut and a headlining efficiency on the 2022 Lollapalooza.
The documentary airs on Disney+ and is accessible for buy on Weverse on February 17; forward of the discharge, J-Hope sat down for a sequence of interviews with Disney+.
In his newest interview, J-Hope opened up about how his solo album got here to be. He was particularly requested about his tune “What If…” which samples “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” a hip-hop observe from 1995 carried out by Ol’ Soiled Bastard and produced by RZA, each members of the American hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan.
J-Hope defined that when he was youthful, he discovered a artistic outlet by means of dance and was a part of the underground dance group Neuron. Specializing in old-school hip-hop, he shared that he had listened to “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” since he was a child.
The music he danced to rising up ended up changing into the inspiration behind his solo profession.
His tune “Hen Noodle Soup,” which samples a tune of the identical identify by Webstar and Younger B, was additionally impressed by his youth. He shared that the tune was particular as a result of he first discovered to bounce to it when he was youthful.
J-Hope shared that when it got here time for him to make his personal music, he wished to return to his roots and create music that actually helped him to specific himself.
Listening to the piano in the beginning of “What If” transported him again to his childhood and the old-school hip-hop sound he used to bounce to, and he knew it was the tune for him.
J-Hope’s solo work was years within the making, and after sampling two of the songs he continuously listened to throughout his time as an underground dancer, it appears J-Hope’s debut as a beloved member of BTS was destiny.
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