Rapper SUGA, of BTS, has released a new solo image along with a countdown led by BigHit Labels, and ARMY are all fired up. Fans assume the countdown and teaser image are in anticipation of the release of his second mixtape, called ‘Agust D 2’ by the fans, for now. If the countdown is to be believed, the mixtape will reach us on the 23rd of May.
SUGA has been trending on Twitter since his Apple Music profile was changed to a new picture. The hashtags #AGUSTD2ISCOMING, #ALLMENDOISLIE, #YOONGICULT and #MINYOONGI continue to trend, with the first accumulating over 1 million tweets. The Apple Music profile picture has since been changed, but not before every fan saved the picture, circulated it a million times, and proceeded to freak out.
The reaction from ARMY world, is not surprising, considering how SUGA made a public declaration on one of his live sessions recently, saying: “Don’t expect anything anytime soon.” So, naturally, when the picture dropped, fans took to Twitter to point out the cheeky deception.
SUGA, who falls under BgHit Labels – BTS’ agency, has made no official statement about the release. And with BigHit’s vague statement: “We are releasing content according to the schedule. We cannot confirm anything separately,” ARMY has had no choice but to scour the internet for clues and possibilities.
SUGA released his first mixtape, titled under the moniker “AGUST D” (an anagram for his name ‘SUGA’ and the town he is from – ‘Daegu’). The project was released in 2016, with the rapper receiving critical acclaim for his skills as a producer and solo artist.
ARMY have dissected every possible clue to find out what SUGA could possibly be releasing, and here’s what they’ve come up with:
1. Agust D 2 possibly features two tracks: “What do you think?” and “2013” – an unreleased track co-written by bandmate RM.
2. Singer-songwriter Max is teasing new music, and everyone assumes it’s for the new album. He has been a fan of BTS for a while now, and has released pictures with SUGA before.
3. SUGA is taking inspiration from Al Pacino’s ‘Scarface’. Fans believe the track ‘Tony Montana’ may be remixed with a feature from bandmate Jimin.
If the countdown is to be followed, Agust D 2 by SUGA reaches us tomorrow, the 23rd of May.
By: Ahalya Narayanan