Members of BTS regularly release solo mixtapes that allow them to explore their individual musical tastes while still remaining part of BTS. While only the rap line has released mixtapes as of now, members of the vocal line have been teasing their own mixtapes to come in the future. Here's what you need to know about all of BTS' mixtapes.
RM: RM was released in March 2015 and it's the first mixtape RM dropped. It’s available on SoundCloud and includes the singles “Do You” and “Monster.” Throughout the record, RM raps about going from an underground rapper to an idol and gaining haters along the way.
Agust D: Agust D was Suga’s first mixtape released in 2016 under his alias of the same name. It features 10 songs, including the title track, “Agust D,” in which the star disses his haters.
Hope World: J-Hope dropped his first mixtape in March 2018. The album takes fans on a journey of self-growth and reflection, as his songs dive deep into his thoughts on fame and success. Some of his lyrics reference Harry Potter, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, and Alice In Wonderland, giving the record a feeling of nostalgia. To celebrate the third anniversary of his mixtape in March 2021, J-Hope surprised fans with a full version of his dreamy outro track “Blue Side.”
Mono: RM’s second mixtape, Mono, arrived in October 2018. The record had a much different sound than what fans heard on RM because it focused more on the rapper’s inner journey. Instead of trying to prove himself to anyone, RM used this mixtape as a form of self-reflection and healing. For example, in “everythingoes,” the star reassures himself and listeners that any troubles they’re having will soon pass.
D-2: Four years after the release of Agust D, Suga finally debuted his second mixtape in May 2020. Fans had a feeling new music was coming when Big Hit began doing a mysterious countdown on Twitter, teasing something would drop on May 23. When their countdown hit D-2, fans thought there were two more days left before the big reveal, but in a huge plot twist, it turned out to be the name of Suga’s mixtape, which arrived on May 21 instead. The same day, Suga shared his “Daechwita” music video featuring cameos from Jin and Jungkook.
Upcoming Mixtapes: Jungkook and V have both confirmed they’ve got mixtapes coming. V said his mixtape will have a jazzy sound. He’s given fans a few sneak peeks of his record, so it’s likely coming out soon. As for Jungkook, he told fans in November 2020 his mixtape had been delayed. Since it’s been months since then, it’s possible he’s already finished it and is getting ready to drop it soon as well.