Read my recap of hiphop webtoon Move The Crowd’s nineteenth chapter.
익명성 (1) (Anonymity (1))
Doosik and Sung-gi arrive at the studio where SHYONE and Daeman are cleaning up a huge mess. SHYONE informs them that he has sent articles to be published about their joint song “출처” [Origin] and 2Sik’s mixtape. However, Doosik isn’t even listening. He keeps staring at the message he received from Don Mills in the morning: “I really liked your mixtape! Let’s work together some time!”
Meanwhile, we get to discover SHYONE’s angry side as he curses the ones who destroyed his studio. He says he got there in the morning and found everything in pieces. When Doosik finally looks up from his phone (and gets beaten from SHYONE for not paying attention), he says he will give the ones who did that a lesson. However, SHYONE says that he will handle it and that Doosik should concentrate on preparing for a gig he got them. Skratch and 2Sik can perform for 10 minutes, which is enough time for their collaboration “출처” [Origin] as well as a solo song from each. They will receive 50,000 won respectively. SHYONE also instructs them to promote their songs on social networks.
Next up, we see our main character taking a new profile picture for his social network account to appeal to women. As usual, he is already way ahead of himself and dreams of the article about their single receiving great responses, famous rappers asking him to work together, him standing on stage and earning lots of money. Sung-gi wakes him up from his daydreams, telling him that the article has been published online. Doosik posts about it on his social network account and sits expectantly in front of the website, waiting for comments. After one and a half hour of reloading the page and waiting, the first comment comes in (Rapcritic: You fucking suck) followed by more (HiphopGenius: You just superficially copy black music, ghetto my ass, this sucks shit). Doosik still has not given up hope that the next comment will be a good one, but he receives another blow: Ah, it’s really lame … My ears are rotting …
And there is no end to the attack: lol who is this retard? / 2sik he says, not like he’s 2pac / he really sucks bad / he thinks he’s some kind of gangsta lol / I listened for 20 seconds then stopped.
Brilliantly expressed as a high wall from where arrows come rattling down on him, the anonymity online keeps Doosik from finding out who his attackers are. Frustrated, he shouts: “Do you know me …? Who are you guys to judge me?!”
At the same time, SHYONE is at the police station where he reported the destroying of his studio. With a policeman, he is watching the CCTV footage which unfortunately is of no help as the culprits are wearing masks. The police officer tells SHYONE to let him know if he has any idea who the people could be and ensures him that they will do their best to find them …
- Don Mills
- Jay Park
- Mad Clown
- SHYONE asks Doosik if he wants to film a music video for one of the songs off his mixtape.
- When Doosik is daydreaming, he imagines Jay Park, Cjamm, and Mad Clown inviting him to work together. Mad Clown says: “Would you like to make ballad rap together with me?”
- 2sik’s Instagram account does actually exist. Here!
- Yes, this is finally the first time we see SHYONE’s eyes (last scene)! They are steel blue and quite intimidating, and this probably means that things are going to get quite serious from now on.
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