[WORD ON THE TWEET] On March 20 2017 at midnight (KST), BTS leader Rap Monster and rapper Wale released the track and music video "Change" for their much-anticipated collaboration! While fans of the two rappers had been hoping for this collab for many months, the release itself came as a surprise to Moonz and A.R.M.Y. It's no surprise, however, that #Change was soon trending worldwide as fans all over the world shared their love after the release of the collab single. Check out what netizens are saying below!
Here is the story behind Rap Monster and Wale's collab, as told by Twitter and Instagram. It all started when some fans of Wale and BTS tweeted Rap Monster's freestyle cover "Illest Bitch" of Wale's song to Wale, which soon after set the possibility of a collab in motion.
Then A.R.M.Y and Moonz noticed that BTS and Wale had followed each other on Twitter!
And Wale thanking Rap Monster for his #RMusic recommendation.
But it wasn't until Wale posted on his Instagram that he was in South Korea meeting with Rap Monster that fans truly believed the collab was really happening!
Then we had proof, thanks to Wale, that the two rappers had met!!!
As we all know, "Change" was released on SoundCloud on 20 March 2017 KST, and BTS and Wale both tweeted about the collab. Mind = Blown.
The Big Hit Family of course could not let this incredible occasion go by without promoting Rap Monster.
Then you not only have Wale's promotion of the release of the collaborative single, but also his tweets for his love of A.R.M.Y and Moonz! Seriously, Wale, we love you too!!!
Even Jeff Benjamin, the K-pop columnist at Billboard, had something to say about the collab! Thanks for the shout-out Jeff!
Lastly, we have the reactions from the fans themselves. Moonz and A.R.M.Y are truly family now! Nope, I'm not crying, nope... T^T
Check out the music video for the collab single "Change" below if you haven't already!! This is truly the product of a meaningful cross-cultural collaboration with a powerful social message behind it! Let's hope more collabs are in the future for both of these artists.
What did you think of the song? Are you just as in love with "Change" as we are? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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