Listen to Rap Monster and Wale's new collaboration.
Rap Monster (or RM), leader of South Korean group BTS, has teamed with Wale on new single "Change." As Billboard points out, the collaboration began with a tweet Wale sent out after learning that RM had rapped over his "Illest Bitch" instrumental. "Collab??" he asked. 3 months later, we receive both a new song and video, as both rappers call for change in the world at large. Wale criticizes the alt-right and "racist police" in his politically-charged verse.
The release precedes the North American leg of BTS' tour which kicks off in Newark, New Jersey this Thursday. Does "Change" have the potential to be a crossover for both artists?
Got no faith in the government
That's why we need each other, hey
Laughin' to keep from cryin'
Folarin's a rap monster
BTS is the ARMY
Now it's on me
I'ma keep the piece
Until I see some more peace