BTS' Suga has been a busy boy ever since he released his solo mixtape!
After dropping his mixtape under the name "Agust D" last week, Suga then had a photo shoot and interview with Grazia.
Speaking to the magazine, the rapper revealed how the "Agust D" name came about and what he wanted to do with his mixtape:
“I arranged ‘DT Suga’ which I previously used in lyrics backwards. DT is D Town and refers to my hometown. I like the meaning and it sounds cool when I say it, so I think I’ll continue using this name when I work externally. I also like how the mixtape came out in August.”
“[The mixtape] has everything I wanted to do with hip-hop as the foundation. There are strong lyrics that will make people say ‘Huh? He did this?’ and ‘Is it okay for him to write such lyrics?’ Anyway, I feel relieved since I was able to tell my stories.”
As for his dreams, Suga stated that he has grand ambitions to shift the media's spotlight on issues that really matter rather than unimportant things like stardom:
Of course, the Grazia interview was just the start, and Suga has now just sat down with Marie Claire Korea for another photo shoot and chat.
Taking on a more dreamy concept with Marie Claire, Suga was asked why he chose to release a mixtape under a different alias rather than a solo album under his own name. The rapper responded by saying that he wanted to express his honest thoughts without any censorship or restrictions on what he wanted to say:
“I wanted to reveal my honest thoughts about youth. I wanted to express myself transparently with the purpose of doing everything I wanted to do.”
Moving onto his influences, Suga revealed that he is a fan of Lupe Fiasco and that he listens to a lot of music from Desiigner, rapper YG, and a Korean team called XXX.
And finally, the interview moved to Suga's personality, and how he fits within BTS' dynamic. In response to the interviewer's observation that BTS is known for being funny and lively while he is quite soft-spoken, Suga said that he is just a naturally quiet person, although he too can get involved with BTS' shenanigans:
“I’m also pretty cheerful, but I don’t really like noisiness. However, it gets crazy in our group Kakao Talk chatroom. We’re really funny. We post ugly photos of ourselves and share ugly photos that were taken without permission. Yesterday, a video of Yang Se Hyung got posted and we burst out into laugher. There are a lot of ‘kekeke’s. It’s tough because we’re all individually working and promoting but we laugh, be loud, and support each other.”