The 18 Year Old South Korean Rapper Who Turned Down SM and YG
The second season of ‘Highschool Rapper’ has had some pretty talented individuals appearing on the show.
Among them, Bang JaeMin, was one rapper who caught the attention of South Korea with not just his rapping skills but also his attractive appearance as well.
The South Korean rapper revealed during an interview with news agency Insight, that he was offered a contract by YG Entertainment before he appeared on Highschool Rapper. And after appearing on the show, SM Entertainment’s casting agent approached the young rapper as well with a contract as well.
While most young boys and girls who dream of becoming a K-Pop idol would flip over in excitement in the scenario, Bang JaeMin turned down both offers. When asked why he did what he did, he replied saying ‘I want to be an artist, not an idol, and make the music I want to make.”
Now, of course, this is where the word ‘artist’ is somewhat difficult to define in today’s music industry but the young rapper clearly has his own vision. While he was unable to emerge as victorious during the first season of Highschool Rapper, he just might end up with a different outcome for season two if he maintains focus and has a little bit of luck on his side as well.