underground-rappers

Sometimes I have to remind myself that Namjoon started as an underground rapper and was recommended to bang pd, ridiculed for becoming an idol but carried on so his voice could be heard. How Hoseok started as a dancer and after listening to hip hop, came to love rapping. When they asked him to film an audition tape, they gave him a camera and came back 2 hours later to find him still filming, allowing him into the company on determination alone. How Yoongi was told by people around him that making a living off music is risky and that he’s not going to make it, to going underground, living off hardly anything and then coming 2nd place in bighits rap contest, earning him a place. How Jin was scouted off the street just because of his looks, chose bighit over SM and started with no experience to be where he is today. How Jimin chased his dream so much, with his parents backing him every step of the way, driving him all over everywhere to auditions. To only being a trainee for a year, never knowing if he was really going to debut but still sticking by it and carrying on. How Taehyung wasn’t even going to audition and just went to support a friend instead, but after being prompted by staff he auditioned and was the only one that day to make it through. How Jungkook had offers from 8 different entertainment companies, but chose bighit simply because he thought Namjoons rapping was cool.

It may seem like they all came together by some sort of fate, or a miracle, but it truly was their passion to succeed and make it within the industry, to allow 7 boys following the same dream to stand on stage together and say they’ve made it.

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            Originally posted by suga-pills

            Originally posted by fyeahgsd

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            yoongi really was desperate to debut

            he came into bighit as a rapper- an underground rapper from daegu who only performed for crowds of two and made a couple of cents off of his tracks, which came up to not even be enough to buy ramen.

            and when he began training at bighit, he didn’t want to burden his parents either so he paid for everything himself by getting a part time job even though he was a busy trainee/student. sometimes he would have to make the choice between eating that day or not having enough money to pay for the bus fare and being forced to walk two hours to get to where he needed to be. he went to school with wealthy students who would get foreign-made cars for their graduation present and he would have to swallow down his jealousy after seeing them get what they wanted so easily. all of this while fighting with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and compulsion since he was eighteen years old.

            yoongi came into bighit thinking that he was going to be in a hip hop group with namjoon and some of the original members of bts, but even though the group concept changed- he still stuck with it because he desperately wanted a chance to be on stage and create his own music. he learned to dance and even acted as a backdancer/mv extra for a little bit despite originally having the intentions of just being a simple rapper and even when he shattered his shoulders from an accident during his part time job as a delivery boy, he still persevered and worked hard to improve himself and prepare for debut. 

            and the only point where he wanted to truly give up was when he thought that the day of his debut was never going to come. like, this man has been through so many physical/mental difficulties and changes- he literally gripped onto the thought of a chance to be on stage to survive and the only point where he wanted to give up was when he thought that he was never going to get that chance. 

            I don’t know how to even put this in words and I don’t want to come across as simply using his life story for attention, but yoongi’s life is the ultimate example of hardwork and determination. I have no idea how he was able to handle all of b-free’s demeaning comments so well and I have no idea how people can say that b-free “got it right”.

            and just knowing that yoongi still works himself to the bone till this day- working on his music and bringing his equipment wherever he goes ( whether it be during his vacation or on the airplane or in the waiting room) and staying in his studio until the very early morning- and still dealt with battles with his mental health and physical health  after his debut just amazes me because he never lets it show or he never lets it take him aback and somehow we still have the audacity to just label him as “lazy” and “coldhearted”.

            yoongi truly is a symbol of persistence and dreams and he really is a role model for me. his lyric “though the beginning may be humble, the end will be prosperous” really did become a reality for him and it only came to him because he never gave up despite all what life threw at him. he motivates me to keep on moving forward in my life and I really do hope that all of you guys see and love him for all that he stands for.

            All Too Well (M) | Pt. 1

            Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Epilogue

            Summary: You and Yoongi shared a loving relationship with one another until you both agreed to end things and pursue your separate careers. But two years later, Yoongi is a member of the ever growing Bangtan Boys, and you are a new makeup artist for their upcoming tour.
            Pairing: Yoongi | Reader
            Genre: Fluff/Angst/Smut; Idol & Makeup Artist AU
            Word Count: 6,061
            Author’s Note: I always wanted to try my hand on a Yoongi chapter story, and then I saw this prompt on tumblr and decided to go with it. I also want to note up ahead that I’m not super familiar with how the recruiting process for Kpop groups go and my knowledge only extends to really quick skims of articles just to get the basis. Regardless, I hope I can get to more parts, so let me know what you think.

            also idk if this should be considered a prologue or a part 1 but oh well im just leaving it as part 1

            .

            You suppose that it all starts and ends with a letter.

            Dear Mr. Min Yoongi,” Your boyfriend reads across the kitchen counter, fingers curling tightly around the paper in his hands, eyes blown wide with a gaze depicting such rare intensity that you’ve actually stopped fixing your morning coffee just to catch a sight of his expression. You can’t entirely place the feeling weighing itself into your stomach, so you settle with staring at him and trying to keep your own facial features as neutral as possible. “We are pleased to inform you that you have passed the final audition at our label and therefore are officially recruited into our newest group Bangtan Boys. You are going to be one of seven other boys joining our label as trainees and we are excited to finally bring everyone together to prepare for debut. Although training won’t officially start until next week, we ask that you come to the studio tomorrow morning to meet the other members as well as be prepped on our expectations and scheduling. We wish to congratulate you on your hard work and look forward to getting to know you more in the coming years. Sincerely, Big Hit Studios.”

            When Yoongi doesn’t react immediately to the positive news, you flicker your gaze up to study him. His eyes, once again, are scanning the paper, quicker and quicker with each line as if he didn’t read it or hear it correctly the first time around. His eyes have grown to the size of saucers at this point, and you would have thought him to be a statue had it not been for the rather loud inhales and exhales coming from the boy. The sight itself would have been rather comical had it not been for the context behind the stare.

            So you try for a gentle smile, leaning a little on the counter to try and further gauge his expression. “Yoongi?” You inquire softly, reaching a hand across the space to run your hand along his shoulder blade. “Baby, are you alright?”

            Yoongi blinks, snapping himself out of his trance as he shifts his gaze from the letter to you, back to the letter, and back to you. “I did it?” He whispers, the statement sounding more like a question above anything else and you find your lips curling up into a fond smile in light of Yoongi’s confusion—even though he was the one to read the letter multiple times, running over the words in his own mind repeatedly.

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            Rap Monster of Breakout K-Pop Band BTS on Fans, Fame and Viral Popularity

            BTS may be the biggest musical act you’ve never heard of — unless you’re already one of the Korean pop group’s millions-strong fanbase. The seven-member boy band, Bangtan Sonyeondan (or BTS for short), is know for their catchy pop-rap, sharp music video choreography and candid social media presence. They’ve recently leveraged their popularity into blockbuster stadium tours and Billboard’s prize for Top Social Artists of the year, as well as nabbing a spot on TIME’s list of 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.

            It’s not hard to see why: a live video of two members applying face masks roped in half a million concurrent viewers. Their backstage selfies regularly rack up half a million likes. A red carpet appearance can kick off a global Twitter trend. But how did they get here?

            “We’re just a normal group of boys from humble backgrounds who had a lot of passion and a dream to be famous,” says singer and songwriter Kim Nam-joon, who goes by the moniker Rap Monster and, as the only English-speaking member of the group, often represents BTS in interviews. Currently on tour in Japan, Rap Monster took the time to explain BTS’ rise and how the group feeds its hungry fanbase.

            How did the BTS group come together?

            Rap Monster: Back in 2010, I was introduced to Mr. Bang [Bang Si Hyuk], our executive producer [and CEO of BigHit Entertainment]. I was an underground rapper and only 16 years old, a freshman at high school. Bang thought I had potential as a rapper and lyricist, and we went from there. Then SUGA joined us. [Third group member] J-hope was really popular as a dancer in his hometown. We were the first three! We debuted as a collaboration between the seven of us in June 2013. We came together with a common dream to write, dance and produce music that reflects our musical backgrounds as well as our life values of acceptance, vulnerability and being successful. The seven of us have pushed each other to be the best we can be for the last four years. It has made us as close as brothers. BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single “I NEED U.”

            When did you first realize you were developing a global fandom?

            We didn’t realize we were becoming famous until we were invited to KCONs [K-pop music festivals] in the U.S. and Europe in 2014 or 2015. Thousands of fans were calling our name at the venue, and almost everyone memorized the Korean lyrics of our songs, which was amazing and overwhelming. Who would have thought that people from across the ocean, Europe, the U.S., South America, even Tahiti, would love our songs and performances, just by watching them on YouTube? We were just grateful… and we still are.

            BTS has millions of followers on every social media platform. How do you interact with your fans online? What kind of connections are you making?

            We mostly interact with our Twitter messages by uploading selfies, [sharing] music recommendations and street fashion photos, etc. It’s about our daily life as a band on tour — and also as a group of silly friends who make fun of one another backstage. We don’t really get to reply to fans on a regular basis because there are just so many of them. But we do try to read all the reactions and replies. It’s also always interesting and inspiring for us to see what they create for us.

            Why do you think you’ve been able to build such a massive online fanbase? How did it happen?

            Everyone asks us that question. It’s a team effort taken from what happens to us in our everyday life. It’s not easy to run a social media account over a long period of time, but we love communicating with our fans every day and night. For example, I use the hashtag #RMusic to introduce or recommend a song I like, and I’ve been doing that for a long time. I love music and I truly enjoy sharing with our fans. Music transcends language. BTS communicates with our fans by staying true to ourselves and believing in music every day.

            How does having this huge fandom impact your approach to music and to what you sing about?

            BTS fans — the “ARMY” — tell us about their feelings, failures, passions and struggles all the time. We are often inspired by [them], because we try to write about how real young people — like the seven of us — face real-life issues. Most of our music is about how we perceive the world and how we try to persist as normal, average human beings. So our fans inspire us and give us a direction to go as musicians. And of course, their love and support keeps us going.

            How is BTS different from other big K-pop groups? Is it your music, your engagement with supporters, or something else?

            I can’t speak for other artists; every group has a different approach. For us, it will always be important to keep working hard, dancing better, writing better songs, touring and setting an example. A lot of people say this, but it’s really true for us: we are living a dream, all seven of us, being able to pursue what we love. We strive to [put] everything into our music. Our lyrics deal with real issues that face all humans: choices in life, depression, self-esteem. And the fans know that we are there for them, and they are there for us.

            What’s next? What are you most excited for?

            Well, we definitely continue to have big dreams. We tour all over the world, but the shows in the U.S. really opened our eyes to so many new things in the States. And when we won the Billboard Music Award, we were so honored and got to meet so many artists that we love and admire that we can’t wait to return to the States.

            © Raisa Bruner @ TIME

            [KOR/ENG LYRICS] Tomorrow by BTS

            Korean

            같은 날, 같은 달
            24/7 매번 반복되는 매 순간
            어중간한 내 삶
            20 대의 백수는 내일이 두려워 참
            웃기지 어릴 땐 뭐든
            가능할거라 믿었었는데
            하루를 벌어 하루를 사는게
            빠듯하단 걸 느꼈을 때
            내내 기분은 컨트롤 비트,
            계속해서 다운되네
            매일매일이 Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V
            반복 되네

            갈길은 먼데
            왜 난 제자리니
            답답해 소리쳐도
            허공의 메아리
            내일은 오늘보다는 뭔가 다르길
            난 애원할 뿐야

            니 꿈을 따라가 like breaker
            부서진대도 oh better
            니 꿈을 따라가 like breaker
            무너진대도 oh
            뒤로 달아나지마 never

            해가 뜨기 전 새벽이
            가장 어두우니까
            먼 훗날에 넌 지금의 널
            절대로 잊지 마
            지금 니가 어디 서 있든
            잠시 쉬어가는 것일 뿐
            포기하지 마 알잖아

            너무 멀어지진 마 tomorrow
            멀어지진 마 tomorrow
            너무 멀어지진 마 tomorrow

            우리가 그토록 기다린
            내일도 어느새
            눈을 떠보면
            어제의 이름이 돼
            내일은 오늘이 되고
            오늘은 어제가 되고
            내일은 어제가 되어
            내 등 뒤에 서있네
            삶은 살아지는게 아니라 살아내는 것,
            그렇게 살아내다가
            언젠간 사라지는 것
            멍 때리다간 너, 쓸려가
            If you ain’t no got the guts, trust
            어차피 다 어제가 되고 말 텐데
            하루하루가 뭔 의미 겠어
            행복해지고, 독해지고 싶었는데
            왜 자꾸 약해지기만 하지 계속
            나 어디로 가,
            여기로 가고 저기로 가도
            난 항상 여기로 와
            그리 흘러가긴 하겠지 어디론가,
            끝이 있긴 할까 이 미로가

            갈 길은 먼데
            왜 난 제자리니
            답답해 소리쳐도
            허공의 메아리
            내일은 오늘보다는 뭔가 다르길
            난 애원할 뿐야

            니 꿈을 따라가 like breaker
            부서진대도 oh better
            니 꿈을 따라가 like breaker
            무너진대도 oh
            뒤로 달아나지마 never

            해가 뜨기 전 새벽이
            가장 어두우니까
            먼 훗날에 넌 지금의 널
            절대로 잊지 마
            지금 니가 어디 서 있든
            잠시 쉬어가는 것일 뿐
            포기 하지 마 알잖아

            너무 멀어지진 마 tomorrow

            Tomorrow, 계속 걸어
            멈추기엔 우린 아직 너무 어려
            Tomorrow, 문을 열어
            닫기엔 많은 것들이 눈에 보여
            어두운 밤이 지나면
            밝은 아침도 있듯이,
            알아서 내일이 오면
            빛이 비추니,
            걱정은 하지 말아줘
            이건 정지가 아닌
            니 삶을 쉬어가는
            잠시 동안의 일시 정지
            엄지를 올리며
            니 자신을 재생해
            모두 보란 듯이

            니 꿈을 따라가 like breaker
            부서진대도 oh better
            니 꿈을 따라가 like breaker
            무너진대도 oh
            뒤로 달아나지마 never

            해가 뜨기 전 새벽이
            가장 어두우니까
            먼 훗날에 넌 지금의 널
            절대로 잊지 마
            지금 니가 어디 서 있든
            잠시 쉬어가는 것일 뿐
            포기 하지 마 알잖아

            너무 멀어지진 마 tomorrow
            멀어지진 마 tomorrow
            너무 멀어지진 마 tomorrow

            English

            Same day, same moon
            24/7, every moment repeats itself
            My life is mediocre
            The jobless in his 20s is afraid of tomorrow
            It’s funny, when I was young I believed anything was possible
            But when I realized that living hand to mouth was difficult
            I keep feeling like the ‘Control’ beat,
            It keeps getting downloaded
            Every day is like Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V
            It keeps repeating

            There’s a long way to go
            But why am I still standing in place
            Although I scream out in frustration
            All it is, is an echo in the void
            Let tomorrow be different from today
            That’s all I’m begging for

            Follow your dream, like breaker
            Even if you break, oh better
            Follow your dream, like breaker
            Even if it crumbles down, oh
            Don’t run backwards, never

            Because the dawn just before the sunrise
            Is the darkest
            Even in the far future, don’t ever forget
            The you of right now
            No matter where you’re standing right now
            You’re just resting for a while
            Don’t give up, you know it

            Don’t get too far away, tomorrow
            Don’t get far away, tomorrow
            Don’t get too far away, tomorrow

            Even the tomorrow that we’ve waited so long for, suddenly,
            When your open your eyes
            It takes the name of yesterday
            Tomorrow becomes today,
            Today becomes yesterday.
            Tomorrow becomes yesterday and
            Is standing behind my back.
            Life isn’t living, but surviving,
            Surviving like that,
            then one day disappearing
            If you stay in a daze you’ll get swept away
            If you ain’t no got the guts, trust
            It’ll all end up becoming yesterday,
            So what’s the point of each day
            I wanted to become happy, become tough,
            But why do I keep getting weaker
            Where do I go,
            Even though I go here and there
            I always end up back here
            Yes, I’ll probably flow along somewhere,
            Does this maze even have an end

            There’s a long way to go
            But why am I still standing in place
            Although I scream out in frustration
            All it is, is an echo in the void
            Let tomorrow be different from today
            That’s all I’m begging for

            Follow your dream, like breaker
            Even if you break, oh better
            Follow your dream, like breaker
            Even if it crumbles down, oh
            Don’t turn and run away, never

            Because the dawn just before the sunrise
            Is the darkest
            Even in the far future, don’t ever forget
            The you of right now
            No matter where you’re standing right now
            You’re just resting for a while,
            Don’t give up, you know it

            Don’t get too far away, tomorrow.

            Tomorrow, keep walking
            We’re too young to stop just yet
            Tomorrow, open the door
            We can see too many things to shut it.
            Just like after the dark night
            Comes the bright morning,
            When tomorrow comes
            The light will automatically shine
            So don’t worry
            This isn’t a stop,
            But just a short pause
            While you take a break from your life
            Raise your thumb and
            Play yourself
            So that everyone can see

            Follow your dream, like breaker
            Even if you break, oh better
            Follow your dream, like breaker
            Even if it crumbles down, oh
            Don’t turn and run away, never

            Because the dawn just before the sunrise
            Is the darkest
            Even in the far future, don’t ever forget
            The you of right now
            No matter where you’re standing right now
            You’re just resting for a while,
            Don’t give up, you know (it)

            Don’t get too far away, tomorrow
            Don’t get far away, tomorrow
            Don’t get too far away, tomorrow

            (*T/N: Refers to Big Sean’s ‘Control’, which is a diss track that started a conflict between rappers. The beat was downloaded and used by many underground Korean rappers to diss their opponents. One of the songs was called “Ctrl+alt+del*2”, which might be why he added the “Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V” part. Also, the word ‘downloaded’ is the same word used to express ‘feeling down’ in Korean, so the lyrics are a wordplay to show how depressed he feels.)

            Trans cr; Yein @ bts-trans
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            Bones is an American rapper who is popular in the underground rap scene. He was born as Elmo Kennedy O'Connor in California.

            He’s known for his fast pace in releasing music, and his certain style of music. He’s often compared to Yung Lean, whose music is described it as cloud rap, which includes slower pace/ethereal beats, with sincere and emotional rapping. However, Bones argues he does not make cloud rap, but rather a completely different style that is all his own. Which is why when his music is downloaded, it’s put into a genre labeled “Sesh” (Bones also has a clothing line; TeamSESH).

            He gained popularity when he released his tape TeenWitch, the cover of the album is pictured above. The album focuses on the Columbine school shooting, as well as some events that lead to it. He attempts to get inside the brains and understand the psychology of the two teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who killed 13 people, although planned to kill many more, before the two boys took their own lives. It has 17 tracks on it. Although in many songs he is speaking from Dylan’s point of view, and in other songs Eric’s, he also shows a point of view from the victims and the parents, with perspectives from classmates, families, and the public. 

            Some song titles include; BombsInTheLunchroom, Klebold, FearTheNobodies, TheCafeteria, and LibrarySuicide.

            Lyrics & description of the songs here, and listen to the full album here.

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            If anyone knows how to put that on my blog description, please teach me <3, but yea , you guys have been asking for a proper masterlist for a while so there we go ;

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            "What was your very 1st impression when you met the other members?".Daesung replied in detail

            - Daesung explained that back then GD & YB had already been trainees for 6 years and ex-BEAST & now solo artist Jang Hyun-Seung for 3 years and in one same week TOP entered the company, just 2 days later Daesung joined in and 3 days after him Seungri was recruited.

            - He said that GDYB were famous among the trainees, like highest level trainees, like gods of the trainees,like they were dancing in the sky. Daesung had never danced in his entire life before entering YG so he was amazed at their dancing skills. Once, after GDYB did a choreo as When they finished a staff told Daesung “Did you see that? Work hard!” and at that moment Daesung thought that it was a scary company.

            - Daesung explained that because he had never had auditions before YG he was scared of everything and everyone around him after entering  the company so he would always laugh at everything (as a defense mechanism) so the other ppl in the company didn’t have a good opinion of him. He said that thankfully with passing time the staff got to know his personality and he got to be in BIGBANG and where he is now

            - Next Daesung talked about TOP. He said that TOP was a bit chubby then and he was always munching on something, especially chocolate snacks. Daesung said that TOP liked these chocolate digest cookies in particular (Daesung imitated TOP walking and munching at the same time)

            - Dancing wasn’t TOP’s forte. His feet were not fast enough. Imitating TOP’s low voice whining: “I want to move my feet fast too, you know!”

            - Last was Seungri. At the time Seungri was a bit famous already cause he was appearing on Shinwha’s survival TV show, but not “good” famous.

            - In that tv show Seungri was living w/ other contestants who were older than him, and they would clean and do all the chores while Seungri. would just do like he was cleaning but not really.

            - Daesung remembers one day watching the tv show (before Seungri joined YG) and GD said  that Seungri should be in YG so that he (GD) could teach him a couple of things (how to show respect to the hyungs) and the funniest thing was that Seungri joined the company 3 days later (Daesung said that they had no idea until the day he arrived)

            about TOP Daesung said that he was famous as an underground rapper before YG. So the only one who had absolutely no experience was Daesung

            Credit: susifg

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            Originally posted by hohbi

            pairing: hoseok x reader

            genre: street racing au, smut, angst

            word count: 23k

            description: Street racing was your dirty little secret, you could never get enough of the thrill, of the adrenaline that pumped through your veins like a drug. You were used to being the best. The competition would all fall miles behind as you thundered down the empty streets. 

            But then Jung Hoseok showed up in town, bringing with him an arrogant manner and cocky attitude and you’re soon forced to acknowledge that you aren’t as undefeatable as you’d once believed. 

            warnings: mentions of alcoholism


            For you, street racing had always been an addiction.

            You had told yourself it would be a one off thing. After all, it was reckless, irresponsible, dangerous and so very unlike you. You who had been so studious and dedicated your entire life, you who rarely drank and had never even tasted the bitter smoke of a cigarette.

            It was hard to remember the first time you did it, you’d been so high on adrenaline that the details of the night all seemed to melt together into a confusing smudge of events. All you knew was that when you had sat behind that wheel after finally being persuaded, when your foot pressed down hard on that accelerator and when you heard the tumultuous sound of the engines roaring, you felt more alive than you ever. Nothing else had mattered, handing in work before the deadlines, wondering how you were going to pay for dinner, fixing the leak in your roof, all those things became so laughably unimportant. Your only objective was to cross that finish line.

            It felt better than getting good grades, better than alcohol, better than sex.

            Of course, the next morning, like any student with a good reputation, you were desperate to sweep your temporary recklessness under the rug. More than reckless, street racing was completely illegal. You were aware of the risks, you could get fired and kicked out of university, you had already stepped far too close to treacherous territory.

            But like all drugs, once you get hooked, despite your better judgement, you always keep coming back and back for more. You constantly chase that elusive feeling, the feeling you got the very first time. So you donned a biker helmet, the kind where even the eye screen was made of blacked out plastic, just to ensure no one would ever figure out who you were, and you gave into the addiction, you let it consume your very being.

            And it couldn’t be denied, you were a fucking good racer.

            So good in fact, that after about a year of racing, no one could beat you. No one, that is, until Jung Hoseok showed up in town.

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            Destruction Of A Muse [Part 1]

            Originally posted by bangtannoonas

            Requested by: Anonymous

            Hey! Can I request a scenario where you’re in your last year of uni doing literature and lose your motivation, and it’s not till you meet a talented musician you get your ambition back? I’m yoongi biased so if it’s him that’d be fab! Thankyou!! 💞

            You cupped your hands over your face, your index fingers rubbing back and forth along the bridge of your nose. Your eyes stung from staring at the white light of your laptop screen and your skull was throbbing with how much thought you were putting into your essay. A quick glance to the clock at the bottom right of the screen had a grown falling from your lips; 4;27 a.m., in two hours, you’d have to be getting ready for class. Dropping your hands to the desk with a thud, you glared at the still mostly blank word document, the cursor blinking at you as if taunting you that you hadn’t made it move in the last hour and a half or so.

            This was your last essay before your thesis; you were so close to getting your Master’s that you could feel it barely brushing against your fingertips. But the last few months had been overbearing to say the least; your parent’s had announced that they would be getting a divorce just weeks after the semester started, you got fired from your longtime, paid internship because you were being accused of stealing office supplies–which you weren’t, by the way–and then your boyfriend informed you over Christmas break that he’d been seeing someone else and that your three year relationship was now over. So your studies weren’t really on the forefront of your mind, to say the very least.

            You sucked in a long breath, and let it out in a huff through your nose. You did still have a week before you had to hand this in, so all hope was not lost. Things just really weren’t looking good for you at the moment. Your fingers tapped a rhythm out against your space bar, your touch too light to press the key down and make that forsaken blinking cursor nudge over and stop silently mocking you. The sound of your scoff shattered the silence of your apartment, almost making you jump. You needed some kind of distraction, and at this hour, pickings were slim.

            Your lips pursed in thought, your fingers slowly walking along your desk, tracing the side of your phone before picking it up. A quick swipe with the pad of your thumb had your home screen greeting you, the brightness doing nothing beneficial for your already sore–and most likely reddened–eyes. You tapped the name of the one person who you had no doubt would be awake at this ungodly hour:

            “Some people are trying to sleep, you know, Y/N.” Namjoon’s deep voice fluttered into your ear, not sounding the least bit groggy.

            “Were you one of those people?” You ask, your hoarse voice giving away how obviously sleep-deprived you were.

            A pause. “No, but I could have been.” You chuckled on your end, the laugh only lasted mere seconds. “What’s up?”

            “I’m unmotivated trash and I’m going to flunk and not get my Master’s degree and I’ll end up having to sell my kidney to make rent money.” Your head fell back against your chair, your upper body slouching slightly.

            Namjoon snorted into your ear. “You could go into acting with all that drama spilling from your mouth.”

            “Shut up.” You grumble, one foot planted on the ground to pivot you back and forth in your chair. “You’re getting the highest marks in class, you don’t get to have an opinion.”

            “So, you called because?” He tried to sound fed up, but there was a lilt of humour in his voice that gave him away.

            “Because I’m sad, and I need my Joonie to cheer me up.” You whined, a subconscious pout pulling out your bottom lip despite the fact that he couldn’t see you.

            “You’re sad, are you?” You hummed an affirmation. “Well… I have a show tomorrow night, why don’t you come along? Could be fun. Watch me looking great and being extremely talented on a grimy collection of wooden skids covered in a sheet, also known as the stage.”

            You couldn’t help but laugh at the ridiculous depiction, but a part of you was really intrigued by the idea. Namjoon shared his love of literature with you, of course. After all, you two were getting the same degrees. But he had another side of him; he was an underground rapper and although he shared some of his lyrics with you from time to time and told you about his shows on occasion, you’d never been invited to see him in action.

            “I’d love to.”

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