Crush Spills On How He And BTS’s J-Hope First Started Working Together

How did their collaboration come to be?

Crush was the latest guest on Lee Young Ji‘s My Alcohol Diary series, and as his appearance suggested, he was there to promote his new single, “Rush Hour.”

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But despite his ambitious claims that he needed to promote his song as much as possible, he only spoke for a few seconds, simply saying that the piece was solid.

In slight disbelief, Young Ji encouraged Crush to speak more about his song, especially since he had claimed he was desperate to promote it.

In response, Crush hinted that a famous person would be on the track with him. When Young Ji pressed him for a name, Crush remained silent to keep it a secret, except he forgot one thing: this episode would air after his song was released, so everybody would already know who that famous person was.

Of course, as we all know, Crush worked with BTS‘s J-Hope for “Rush Hour,” and the song has everyone grooving along. But it does come to question: how did this project between them start?


#rushhour with j-hope 🔥

♬ Rush Hour (Feat. j-hope of BTS) – Crush

Crush revealed that J-Hope had reached out to him when J-Hope was putting together Jack in the Box.

This was the first time J-Hope let others listen to his songs before releasing them, so it’s obvious how highly J-Hope regarded Crush as a fellow artist. Like many of us, Crush loved the songs, and he even asked if the two could have a collab. Thanks to that connection and appreciation of each other musically, “Rush Hour” was born.

“Rush Hour” is an energetic song listeners can’t help but want to dance to, and the creators were no different. After completing the song, Crush and J-Hope agreed that it should have a dance, thus letting another side of their performance shine.

As for any promotion these days, it couldn’t have ended without a TikTok challenge. It was so serious until the freestyling part, and fans can’t help but laugh at Young Ji and Crush’s chemistry.


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♬ Rush Hour (Feat. j-hope of BTS) – Crush