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“Our genre is just BTS” RM reveals how he feels about defining BTS and K-Pop – Knetizen

“Our genre is BTS”

“I know that many fans don’t see BTS as part of K-pop,” Rolling Stone interviewer Brian Hiatt told RM. “And you, yourselves, have said that ‘BTS is the genre.’ How do you see it?”

RM said, “That’s a very important debate. Because what they call K-pop, that genre is expanding very fast. For example, some so-called K-pop groups have only foreigners, from Europe, India, China, like, everywhere. There are no Korean members, but they do the K-pop thing, they’re switching the parts, and so on. BTS is expanding very fast as well. And K-pop is now so wide. Somebody could say that K-pop is for Koreans who sing a Korean song. That could be K-pop. But what about “Dynamite”? We sing the song in English. But we’re all Koreans, so somebody may say it’s a K-pop song. Or they may say it’s just a pop song, because it’s in English. But we don’t actually really care about whether people see us as inside or outside K-pop. The important fact is that we’re all Koreans, and we’re singing a pop song. So that’s the reason why we said that our genre is just BTS. That debate is very important for the music industry, but it doesn’t mean very much for us members.” cr

original post: theqoo

1. Our leader… Namjoon.. He’s a really great person. I love you 💜

2. The content of the interview is so good ㅠㅠ

3. Daebak, how can he express his thoughts and values so clearly ㅠㅠ Our genre is just BTS! Daebak

4. He explains his philosophy well for an in-depth question

5. Good question and good answer. It was a good interview because I could see at least part of Namjoon’s mind

6. Wow, look at the quality of the interview, I was in awe of each answer as I read it

7. The more I know about Namjoon, the more surprised I am, he’s not only smart but also very wise

8. Thank you, I’ve read carefully, the content of the interview is so good

9. Every time I see something like this, even though he’s my age, I think he’s amazing… How can he think so deeply?

10. After all, people have to be smart.. They’re cool

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