The Clever Way J-Hope Flexed BTS’s Growth During The “Yet To Come In Busan” Concert

J-Hope’s thoughtful action during the concert showed BTS’s untouchable status.

BTS gave the world a magical performance in Busan, providing the show for free in a bid for the city of Busan to be chosen to host the World Expo 2030.

The group performed to over 50,000 people at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium, not counting the thousands of people watching screens set up outside the stadium and the incredible almost 50 million people who livestreamed the concert from home.

BTS’s “Yet to Come” concert in Busan | @bts_bighit/Twitter

The group performed a 90-minute set of 19 songs, mixing their newer songs with their classic hits for a night of nostalgia, which made ARMYs and BTS emotional.

The concert’s economic impact on the businesses in Busan was clear after fans traveled to the second-largest city in Korea for the show, boosting sales at local businesses.

The powerful impact the group, their music, and their message have had on fans was also evident. Even nearly ten years into their highly successful career, they continue to exceed expectations.

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Seeing the magnitude of their fame, it’s not always easy to remember that they came from a small company, faced doubts about whether or not they would succeed, and had to continue to work tirelessly to prove people wrong.

One of BTS’s first fan meetings in 2013

During their Yet to Come concert in Busan, J-Hope showed clear evidence of the group’s untouchable status and incredible growth when he changed his verse during the rap line’s performance of “Cypher Pt. 3: KILLER.”

BTS’s rap line, RM (left), J-Hope (center), and Suga (right)

The lyrics for “Cypher Pt. 3: KILLER” hit back at haters and criticized the Korean hip-hop artist scene.

J-Hope made adjustments to his verse that showed his emotional and career growth, showing his true personality in the process.

BTS’s J-Hope | @uarmyhope/Instagram

J-Hope released his first solo album, Jack in the Box, earlier this year and became the first South Korean headliner at the popular American music festival Lollapalooza. At Lollapalooza, he amazed both fans and locals with his set, which included songs from his new album and his 2018 mixtape Hope World.

Both the mixtape and the album show J-Hope’s artistic growth and strength, with genre-bending songs like “MORE” and 90s hip-hop inspired tracks such as “What If…” which samples “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” a hip-hop track from 1995 performed by Ol’ Dirty Bastard and produced by RZA, both members of the American hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan.

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In his original “Cypher Pt. 3: Killer” lyrics, J-Hope originally raps, “…and wherever you go, you find all the losers of hip-hop.” During their concert in Busan, J-Hope showed his maturity and wisdom by changing the verse to say instead, “…and wherever you go, you find those going through their immature days.” By doing this, he took away the name-calling and chose to show a deeper understanding by recognizing that the “losers” are people that may need time to grow.

In another line where he previously referenced being on the same level as his peers and wondering how they’re not too busy to slander BTS, he changed the line to indicate BTS is now on a different level and are too busy themselves to hear the slander.

Another line he completely replaced with lyrics from his Jack in the Box title track, “MORE.”

He gave a shout-out to Busan, where the original lyrics mentioned South Korea.

Finally, a line where he originally referred to fellow rappers, he changed the lyrics to “all the people out there, look who’s on top of you now.

Fans felt the lyric change was a beautiful way to close out performances of “Cypher Pt. 3: KILLER” after leader RM reportedly announced the group would be retiring the song after their Busan concert.

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