Easy, breezy, and fun, BTS rapper Jung Hoseok’s mixtape has finally dropped and it’s everything we hoped for and more! After months of waiting, ARMY were finally treated with the release of rapper j-hope’s mixtape titled Hope World on March 1. Hope World was received with overwhelming enthusiasm by ARMY especially The Daily Vox’s resident ARMY SHAAZIA EBRAHIM and FATIMA MOOSA.
Mood when Hope World was released: Suga screaming j-hope.
Just after he released his mixtape (dubbed ‘hixtape’ by ARMY as a ship between his name Hoseok, his nickname Hobi, and mixtape), j-hope spoke to fans on the popular streaming app V-Live about the making of the mixtape and his inspiration. He said, “It was my greatest dream to release a mixtape where I could capture my own colours, and I wanted to let everyone listen to my story through my music.”
He teased fans saying that there is a hidden BTS member who appears in the video and that fans should try and figure who it is. This obviously left ARMY scrabbling to try and out who the member is. We think it’s Jin but that’s just us.
JHope: There’s a member in the Daydream MV
Me: PARK JIMIN IS THE ASTRONAUT I CALL IT NOW
— Anayahs | watch the baseline | #HOPEWORLD 🇳🇵 (@Anayahss) March 1, 2018
👑 Jung Hoseok said there’s one member in his #Daydream MV.
— mαℓℓσωs • HOPE WORLD (@BTSmal_twt) March 1, 2018
— yas | hope world (@yoonminet) March 1, 2018
Hixtape wasted no time breaking records. It took the top spot on real-time iTunes album charts in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Australia, for a total of 63 countries – the most ever for any Korean solo artist. The title track Day Dream is the number one on top song charts in seven countries: Finland, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam.This was mere hours after its release! It’s 114 on South Africa’s iTunes song charts.
And South African ARMY showed Hobi all the love, Hope World is number one on iTunes here too.
Hope World is a beautiful combination of bubbly and fun songs moving to more softer and deeper songs. Some of the fun songs on the album include the title track, Hope World and HangSang which features Supreme Boi, one of the producers for the group. Softer songs include P.O.P (Piece of Peace) and Airplane where Hobi’s vocal ability is displayed in all its glory. Arguably the best singer in the rapline, Hobi’s mixtape is a perfect balance of vocal and rapping.
j-hope embodies positivity and brings hope to millions of ARMY worldwide with his famous tagline “My name is j-hope, I am your hope.” Hixtape expresses what ARMY has come to love j-hope for. His mixtape contrasts with the more serious mixtapes of Namjoon (RM) and Yoongi (Suga) which some fans have pointed out
joon : my music ain’t for anybody, especially lower class bitches
yoongi : my seat is business, yours is economy, forever behind me kissing my ass
hoseok : let me buy you some gifts w my airline mileage since you guys couldn’t make it this far <3
— aida | exams (@jinpathy) March 1, 2018
Fellow BTS member, Suga (Min Yoongi) who released his mixtape back in 2016 under the stage name Agust D joined in the solo accolades that the members are achieving. This once more proved that these boys produce quality no matter what they do. He entered Billboard charts for Emerging Artists at number 46 for the week of March 3 2016.
The rest of the BTS members have all shown their support for j-hope posting congratulations and celebrations with the release of the album especially Jimin for is arguably BTS’ biggest stan.
호비형 그림자 분신술!!!
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 1, 2018
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 1, 2018
Hobi also released the music video for Daydream on March 1 and it is a visual feast for the eyes. Its bold and bright colours allow viewers to escape to where dream meets reality. It delights the audience by giving us a glimpse of what it would be like to step into j-hope’s imagination with imagery of fish, sweeping landscapes, art, cartoons, rockets, outer space, and performing on stage. The video feels laid-back and breezy with j-hope just vibing to the beats in his signature edgy athleisure wardrobe. The YouTube video of his song got over 11 million views not even 24 hours after its release.
Watch the full video below and be shook.