BTS’s Suga Spills On How He Behaves Towards Artists He Collaborates With

He shares his response when artists come to him for feedback.

As one of the top global groups, it’s not surprising that BTS has collaborated with some of their fellow global stars. From Steve Aoki to Coldplay, to Nicki MinajHalsey, and Snoop Dogg, BTS continues to help bring together some of the biggest names in music, breaking barriers and records with their iconic collaborations.

(From left:) BTS’s RM, V, Jimin, Jungkook, Jin, Suga, and J-Hope | @BTS_twt/Twitter

These star-studded collaborations are not limited to BTS’s group releases. As the group members have made their solo debuts, they’ve also worked with impressive global artists, including some of their own musical inspirations. 

Jin worked with Coldplay on “The Astronaut,” J-Hope worked with J. Cole on “On The Street,” Jimin featured on BIGBANG Taeyang‘s “VIBE,” and RM worked with multiple artists for his Indigo album, including Epik High‘s TabloPaul BlancoMahaliaPark JiyoonErykah BaduAnderson .PaakYoujeen, and more.

J. Cole (left) and BTS’s J-Hope (right) | @uarmyhope/Instagram

BTS’s Suga has not only collaborated with artists on tracks but also written and produced for his idols and fellow global artists.

On his latest album, Suga worked with fellow member J-Hope, top soloist IU, The Rose‘s Woosung, and his childhood musical hero, the late Oscar-winning Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, who had a glowing recollection of working with the BTS star.

Although he is a top idol, when we talked, I felt he was a humble and cool young man who was serious about his music. It was to the point that I wondered if he had any other hobbies other than thinking about music.

— Ryuichi Sakamoto

BTS’s Suga (left) with Ryuichi Sakamoto (right) in the trailer for his documentary, “SUGA: Road To D-DAY.” | Disney+

Suga has also worked with veteran hip-hop group Epik High and PSY in the past. When working with such an impressive list of top global talent, one may wonder what it’s like in the studio with Suga at the helm.

In his recent Rolling Stone interview, he opened up about his creative process when working with another artist and what it’s like working with his talented friends.

I’ve been doing music for 17, 18 years, but when I’m working someone else I never pressure them.

— BTS’s Suga

| @agustd/Instagram

Suga is diligent in his song-making process, but when it comes to his featured artists, he takes a hands-off approach and has full faith in the talented artists.

The other artist will be like, ‘What should I do here?’ and I say, ‘Whatever you want.’ I don’t really intervene.

— BTS’s Suga

While he doesn’t intervene, he does check in on the artist’s progress.

But I will ask to hear stuff in progress, check on it here and there. That’s pretty much my process.

— BTS’s Suga

| @agustd/Instagram

Suga’s songs with featured artists consistently top the charts, so it seems he’s found a process that works!

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Source: Rolling Stone


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