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We ARMYs know that Min Yoon-gi, better known as Suga of BTS, has an alter ego named Agust D. The name Agust D was derived from his stage name spelled backwards, T which means city from English to Spanish, and D for his hometown, Daegu, where his interest in rap began. Suga from BTS vs Agust D is totally different in terms of style and music arrangement because Agust D is Min Yoon-gi’s dark persona, and we can easily tell that by listening to his self-titled debut mixtape which was released on August 15, 2016 on SoundCloud by Big Hit Entertainment (re-branded as HYBE). Agust D album was later on re-released on February 2018 for digital purchase and streaming, which gained the #3 spot on Billboard’s World Albums Chart.
Agust D poured his heart and soul in the album by sharing his hardcore rap style from his underground influences, and his reflections on the most personal facts and experiences that new fans may not know about. In this article, I’d like to highlight the most savage lyrics that serve as his response to haters, and the shocking revelations about his life, before and during his early years in the music industry.
1. Agust D
Agust D is one of my ultimate favorite songs from his mixtape. It's an introduction to Agust D as an alter ego. The song is directed to the haters and his senior rappers whom he looked up to, but belittled him for being an idol. In this song, he also flaunts the success he achieved through his dedication and hard work, to point out that it wasn't easy for him to reach his status in the music industry, contrary to the haters' belief.
For some reason, this is the only song from the mixtape album that is not on Spotify, but it is available on SoundCloud.
Below are my favorite diss lines:
I'm the guy that will carve history on the ground
Always getting more light
Among other hopeless rappers
The racquet caused by the jealous hyungs
Who are scared I'd take away
Their source of income with my fame
Hey ho I don't give a shit
When you're busy being a moron
I will simply bury you alive in the grave
You dug out yourself
Hey ho you can't handle me
You wasted rappers should be grateful
That I'm an idol
Agust D 'Agust D' MV
2. Give It to Me
Give It to Me is another one of my favorite diss tracks in the album. Most especially, because it talks about crab mentality, which is something that I hate the most. The song talks about people who pull others down in order to be successful, and Agust D flaunts his hard-earned achievements on this song, emphasizing his disgust over those people who had to play dirty in order to be famous.
Here are my favorite diss lines:
I’m still not sure about the secret to success
But I think I know the secret to failure
The secret is to play the fool just like you
And keep blabbing your mouth
But I wouldn’t live like that even if I had to die
Agust D ‘give it to me’ MV
724148 tells the story about Min Yoon-gi's struggle in becoming a music artist. Even though the beat doesn’t seem like it’s a sad song, I got teary-eyed when I read the lyrics to this song. It speaks so much about Min Yoon-gi's passion and determination to achieve his dream. About how he couldn't reach no. 1 with his studies, so he left Daegu to fulfill his dreams and be no. 1 in music. 724 was the number of the bus that he used to ride from his home to his small music production job in Daegu. During that time, he would often decide whether to walk home or go hungry because if he rode the bus, he wouldn't have money left to eat. 148 was the bus he used to ride during his trainee days to and from the dorm in Apgujeong, Seoul. He juggled school, work, and being an idol trainee to fulfill his dreams of becoming a music artist, and there were people who doubted that he would succeed.
My favorite diss lines are:
Ok ok ok watch closely
Leave your doubtful comments about whether I’d debut
Watch me after a year ass****, look at what I’ll be doing
You would see me on TV and then decide to contact me
4. 140503 at Dawn
140503 refers to May 3, 2014, the date when Min Yoon-gi started reflecting on his life. In this song, he talks about how he developed sociophobia. That he had to always prepare a mask to hide himself to look tough.
Below are my favorite revelation lines:
Pretending not to be lonely, pretending not to be in pain
Pointlessly pretending to be okay
Pointlessly pretending to be strong
Don’t climb over the wall I’ve built in front of me
I’m the island in this vast ocean, don’t abandon me
5. The Last
The Last is my ultimate favorite song in this album. This is what made me google the English lyrics to this song, as well as the other songs because I really felt Agust D’s strong emotions of sadness, pain, and anger. This song contains the most shocking revelations about Min Yoon-gi that breaks my heart, but at the same time, it makes me respect him even more as a person. He showed a side of him that I never knew until I checked out the English lyrics. The song speaks about depression and OCD, which I can very much relate to. But the most shocking things I learned from this song that really broke my heart were his attempt of self-harm which was censored during the bridge part, and those days when he tried to sleep on the toilet floor.
My favorite revelation lines:
At times I’m scared of myself too
Thanks to the depression that takes over me
And all my self hatred
Min Yoongi is dead already (I killed him)
Comparing my dead passion with others
It’s now a part of my daily life
6. Tony Montana
The title, Tony Montana is based on the protagonist of the 1983 film, Scarface. In this song, Agust D speaks about his newfound wealth as an idol, and sends a message to everyone who blames his success for their failure. He performed this song live with Jimin during the BTS 3rd Muster, and in the studio version, the song is in collaboration with Yankie.
My favorite diss line are:
Wait a minute
You pray for my failure
Sorry I have no problem shit
Mo money mo problem shit
I know, feel like ha Tony Montana
7. So Far Away
So Far Away is a song featuring Suran. The song speaks about fears that many people have. It has a remix version by Suga, Jin, and Jungkook, which was released on June 14, 2017 as part of the 2017 BTS Festa. The original song is available both on Spotify and SoundCloud, but the remix version is only available on SoundCloud.
Below are my favorite lines:
Just pass me the drink
Because I want to get drunk today
So please don’t try to stop me
I don’t mind the brand, it might be a luxury
For a person with no job to have a drink
Everyone is running but why am I the only one still here?
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