BTS' Suga Releases New Mixtape 'D-2' | Be Korea-savvy

Carla Harmon
May 25, 2020

Under his AGUST D alias, BTS member SUGA released his new mixtape "D-2" Friday morning.

While the ARMY has streamed all the songs, resulting in some mindblowing records being broken within a few hours of Agust D-2's release, it seems like celebrity ARMY member John Cena is also impressed with Suga's mixtape.

Big Hit Entertainment, one of the largest music labels in South Korea and home to K-pop darlings BTS, unveiled Suga's second mixtape in four years following his first album "Agust D" in August 2016.

Additionally, the title song, "Daechwita" ranked first on the iTunes Top Song chart in 50 countries. Since the day of its release, the album has been receiving enthusiastic reactions from fans around the world. Consisting of Suga's heartfelt raw emotions each of the tracks have been plated into various genres. The intense and heavy rap by Suga added to Korean traditional instruments such as Pansori and Gongari creates unique sounds. In the "Daechwita" video, Suga mixes traditional and modern imagery while playing two different characters. The first thought I had was that I wanted to sample the music that is played during the ceremonial walk of the King, so naturally, Korean elements ended up being an essential component to the track as well as the music video.

Also fans liked the lyrics on the mixtape with its positive message about self-esteem and self-determination.

"Burn It (featuring MAX)" (#6), "28 (featuring NiiHWA)" (#7), "People" (#8), "Honsool" (#9), "Dear my friend (featuring Kim Jong Wan)" (#10), and "Interlude: Set me free" (#11) form the balance of the Top 11.

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