Read my recap of hiphop webtoon Move The Crowd’s fifteenth chapter.
인맥힙합 (1) (Connections Hiphop (1))
Vasco thinks that although Doosik has improved as a “host MC”, he is still not good enough, so he will get the job as a bartender while he keeps learning how to be a good “host MC” from Sung-gi.
Disappointed, Doosik has no choice but to take the bartender job. In his break, he asks a girl for a lighter but she turns out to be Nucksal. As it turns out, more of Vismajor’s members are in the club, and Doosik greets Deepflow and Wutan who he has both met before, thinking that making connections like that might gain him a chance at a featuring. However, Deepflow and Wutan don’t recognize Doosik and feel uncomfortable with him (“There’s a strange guy here”), so all of Vismajor leave.
On their way home, Skratch tells 2SIK that making connections is no use. He tells him that if he’s good at rap, the connections “will come to him on their own.”
When the two arrive at their apartment, it looks like a dump. Since Doosik failed the “host MC” interview, he announces the contract with Sung-gi as invalid and refuses to clean or do the dishes …
- Vismajor: Nucksal, Deepflow, Wutan, Don Mills, ODEE
Hidden NewsWhen Vismajor get together to eat and drink, Deepflow asks everyone about their upcoming plans, and we find out that:
- Nucksal plans to release an album at the end of November and
- Wutan and Don Mills will probably each release a single this year and an album next year.
TriviaSo-called “connections hiphop” (인맥힙합) is something that most people in the Korean hiphop scene don’t approve of. If you read SCV’s Mineral Excavation Interviews, you know that many of the rookies these days are fighting accusations of doing “connections hiphop”. “Connections hiphop” is to make use of the people you know to get famous musicians to feature on your songs or to feature on their songs, which is clearly against the common image of a rapper: a rapper is supposed to work his way up from the bottom with hard work, he is supposed to be good at rapping and not at making connections.
What Skratch says in this chapter reflects the idea of a “proper” rapper: “Forget about becoming famous by making connections. You think you’ll get famous if you know many rappers? That’s completely useless. If you’re good, everything will work out on its own.”
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