BTS’ J-Hope Is Actually a Beatboxer, Proving His ‘Golden Hyung’ Nickname Is Well-Deserved

ARMYs call him the “Golden Hyung” for a reason. J-Hope can speak English, dance, rap, and compose music. This BTS member is also a beatboxer, sometimes showcasing his hidden talent during YouTube videos. 

BTS isn’t looking for an eighth member — they ‘do need a beatboxer, though’

J-Hope of BTS attends iHeartRadio 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2021
J-Hope of BTS attends iHeartRadio 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2021 | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio

With record-setting YouTube music videos, two Grammy nominations under their belt, and millions of fans worldwide, BTS is considered the world’s biggest boy band. Comprised of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, this K-pop group released songs like “Boy With Luv,” “Dynamite,” and “Butter.”

The artists even worked with other chart-topping musicians, including Chris Martin of Coldplay and Megan Thee Stallion. During an interview with WIRED, the BTS members answered the web’s most searched questions. One of those asked if the K-pop group needed an eighth member.

“Honestly, if a new member were to join, I do wonder how they will endure and adjust,” Suga said, according to a translation on the video. “It’ll be really uncomfortable for us.”

“We do need a beatboxer, though,” RM added. According to some ARMYs, BTS’ unofficial search for a beatboxer is already over. In addition to being a rapper, dancer, and songwriter, J-Hope can beatbox. 

J-Hope sometimes beatboxes during BTS concerts and live performances

Each BTS member has a unique role. J-Hope is one of the rappers in this K-pop group, even appearing on solo songs like “Just Dance” and “Outro: Ego.” Some members also took on added roles and explored other musical endeavors. V plays the trumpet and somewhat plays the violin. J-Hope practiced beatboxing.

Complete with a flower crown, J-Hope busted out his beatboxing skills during one fan sign event. In one 2014 video, Jungkook broke out into an acapella version of “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber. J-Hope accompanied him by beatboxing.

J-Hope dedicated much of his time to creating solo music in recent years. As a result, he doesn’t often beatbox for ARMYs. Sometimes, this rapper even showcases his freestyle dance moves, having spontaneous dance moments during interviews and on stage.

ARMYs named J-Hope the ‘Golden Hyung’ of BTS

The youngest boy band member, Jungkook, is known as BTS’ Golden Maknae,” earning praise for his proficiency in almost every hobby he tries. As a member of the “Hyung Line” along with RM, Jin, and Suga, ARMYs named J-Hope BTS’ unofficial “Golden Hyung.”

Some ARMYs consider J-Hope one of the best dancers in the K-pop group. In 2021, he appeared in a YouTube video with Jungkook and Jimin, dancing to Megan thee Stallion’s “Butter” verse. 

J-Hope co-wrote and composed BTS tracks like “Save Me,” “A Brand New Day,” and “Dis-ease.” In between V Lives and posting on Instagram, J-Hope finds time to write original music. He released the mixtape Hope World. In 2019, the artist debuted “Chicken Noodle Soup,” a single featuring Becky G.

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