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Show Me the Money 5 – HiphopKR Recap (Episode 5)

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Check out our exclusive recap of “Show Me the Money 5” Episode 4: Revival (aired on June 10)… Warning: Spoilers ahead!


After the completion of round 3 preliminary auditions (1 vs. 1 battle), the producers reflect on the matches. Producers discuss their disappointment in certain contestants who were dropped from the round:

  • Dok2: Junoflo (“It’s too bad that he was eliminated immediately after he flew to Korea from LA”)
  • Zion.T & Kush: Woo Taewoon (scene cuts to Woo Taewoon asking if there is a revival round)

There is an anticipation (almost an expectation) by contestants that Season 5 will have a revival round for those who were eliminated in round 3.  However, both the producers and MNET staff reiterates that there is no revival rounds this season.


Rapper Shim Hyeji is selected to choose her opponent for the 1 vs. 1 battle.  Initially, she wanted to choose a “powerful” opponent, but changed her mind when she found out about Miss LA who agreed to fly from Los Angeles last minute (due to Legendary TeMo dropping out of the show – see our Episode 3 recap for more information).

ep5-1Producer Simon Dominic asks contestant Shim Hyeji if she had any trouble preparing for this round with Miss LA.  We soon find out that this is the case due to the obvious language barrier between the two.  The two contestants use Dok2’s beat ‘Still On My Way‘ for their battle.  Following the performance, the producers immediately praise Miss LA for her natural performance (Dok2: “What if Miss LA wins first place on Show Me the Money 5?“).  Kush compares this rap battle (American vs. Non-American) with the Korean martial art Tae Kwon-Do (how Koreans are “naturally” better at Tae Kwon-Do)…  Kush further clarifies that Miss LA’s rhythm and power in her verse triumphed the Korean contestant.  Miss LA makes it to the next round.


The next battle is between Donutman and Bray.  Once again, the producer team jokes about Donutman resembling a Wing Chun martial artist (see our Episode 2 recap for more information).  The producers are impressed with Donutman’s effortless and clean performance.  Donutman makes it to the next round.

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The third pair featured on this episode was selected by producer The Quiett during round 1 preliminary auditions: Kim Hyo-eun and Kim Tae-jung.  As Kim Hyo-eun spits his verse, the producers complement his unique [deep] voice.  The producers appear to be unimpressed as the second contestant begins his verse with the words “I kill you.”  Producer Gil states that Kim Tae-jung’s diss verse was like “someone pretending to be good at fighting who actually doesn’t know how to fight.”  Rapper Kim Hyo-eun makes it to the next round.

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The next segment features two of the most anticipated artists of this season: CJAMM and BewhY.  For the past 2 weeks, MNET strategically edited their clips to deceive the viewers into thinking that the two were paired up for the 1 vs. 1 battle (i.e., one of the artists will be eliminated):


However, we soon find out that CJAMM and BewhY are paired NOT with each other, but with Paek Minhyuk and JDUB.

ep5-4CJAMM notes that he met BewhY back in their first year of high-school (back when BewhY “didn’t even know what rhyme meant”).  CJAMM confidently states that he could beat BewhY in a rap battle.  BewhY mentions that he wants to meet and battle CJAMM during the final rounds of Show Me the Money 5.

You can check out their (uncut, unedited) cypher battles below:


BEWHY vs. JDUB


CJAMM vs. PAEK MINHYUK


Following their performances, the producers continue to state that “[CJAMM and BewhY] are not contestants, but are hiphop artists that are just having fun on the show.”  Zion.T notes that he was impressed with CJAMM’s humorous performance, specifically when he fell on his back (showing that he doesn’t conform to the standards, and that he is so skilled as a rapper that he can perform just as good on his back).  Mad Clown states that BewhY’s performance was “shocking” and was the best verse out of the entire roster of round 3 contestants.  Bewhy and CJAMM makes it to the next round.ep5-5


At this point, there are 21 (out of ~9000 contestants) remaining in the preliminary auditions.  This episode focuses on the producer performances by the following teams:

  • Team 1LLIONAIRE (Dok2 & The Quiett)
  • Team AOMG (Simon Dominic & GRAY)
  • Team YG (Zion.T & Kush)
  • Team ??? (Gil, Mad Clown)

Following these performances, the contestants can place their vote and rank the performances (from best to worst).  To put it simply, the contestants become the judges and the producers become the contestants.ep5-6


During the rehearsals, The Quiett and Dok2 commends Team AOMG for their preparation for their performance (notably the Simon Dominic cash).

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The Quiett mentions that they didn’t prepare anything special for the show and that they will perform as they always have been in the past.  Dok2 states, “the contestants can join our team if they like our rap.”  The only special equipment the duo brings to the stage is their signature white microphone that they use during their performances:


On the other hand, Team GIL and Mad Clown are nervous about their stage performance.  Gil states that he is envious of Team Illionaire: “They’ve always performed together.  This will be the first time Mad Clown and I will be on stage as a duo.”  The rehearsal shows that they invited Heize [and later on, Jung-in] to join their performance.    The Quiett adds that “Mad Clown is a huge fan of LEESSANG (Gil’s hip-hop group). The “clown” in Mad Clown stems from the LEESSANG track ‘광대 (CLOWN)’:


Zion.T mentions that Gil and Mad Clown’s performance is a medley of hit tracks.  In contrast, Team YG will be performing a series of unreleased, brand new songs.  The duo invites fellow YG member and previous Show Me the Money contestant MINO as a featured artist.

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Check out their FULL and UNCUT performances:

Zion.T & Kush:


Dok2 & The Quiett:


Simon Dominic & GRAY:


Gil & Mad Clown:


Following the producer stage performances, the contestants meet back at the headquarters to continue the program.  They are told that, unlike the previous seasons, the team selection process is completely different: both the contestant and producer(s) must select each other (i.e., stand behind the door) in order to be “matched” as a team. If the two parties do not match, the contestant will not be able to join the producer team.

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Before the team selection process, the producer teams are shown the results for their performance:

  1. Zion.T and Kush (9 out of 21 votes) (=10 chances)
  2. Gil and Mad Clown (6 votes) (=8 chances)
  3. Dok2 and The Quiett (4 votes) (=6 chances)
  4. Simon Dominic and GRAY (2 votes) (=4 chances)

Based on the above ranking, the producer team will have a certain number of chances to “match” with the contestant in question.  Refer to the following list for the results:

  • CJAMM
    • Chose Team YG
    • Chosen by Team YG and Team Gil/Mad Clown
    • = matched with Team YG
  • Flowsik
    • Chose Team Illionaire
    • Chosen by Team Illionaire
    • = matched with Team Illionaire
  • Seo Chul Goo
    • Chose Team YG
    • Was NOT chosen by any team
    • Match failed
  • Sanchez
    • Chose Team Illionaire
    • Was NOT chosen by any team
    • Match failed
  • Miss LA
    • Chose Team Illionaire
    • Was NOT chosen by any team
    • Match failed
  • Donutman
    • Chose Team Illionaire
    • Was NOT chosen by any team
    • Match failed
  • Hash Swan
    • Chose Team YG
    • Chosen by Team AOMG
    • Match failed
  • Boy B
    • Chose Team Mad Clown & Gil
    • Chosen by Team Mad Clown & Gil
    • = matched with Team Mad Clown & Gil
  • G2
    • Chose Team AOMG
    • Chosen by Team AOMG and Team YG
    • = matched with Team AOMG
  • Superbee
    • Chose Team Illionaire
    • Chosen by Team Illionaire
    • = matched with Team Illionaire
  • Kim Hyo-eun
    • Chose Team Illionaire
    • Chosen by Team Illionaire
    • = matched with Team Illionaire
  • ONE
    • Chose Team AOMG
    • Chosen by Team YG
    • Match failed
  • Sharp Gun
    • Matched with Gil & Mad Clown
  • Day Day (David Kim)
    • Matched with Team AOMG
  • Reddy
    • Chose Team YG
    • Chosen by Team YG
  • Killagramz
    • Chose Team YG
    • Chosen by Team YG
    • Matched with Team YG
  • myunDo
    • Matched with Team Illionaire
  • BewhY
    • To be continued in the next episode!

In summary:

  • Team Illionaire: Kim Hyo-eun, Superbee, MyunDo and Flowsik
  • Team AOMG: G2 and David Kim
  • Team Gill & Mad Clown: Boy B and Sharp Gun
  • Team YG: Reddy and CJAMM

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