SMTM 8 Ep 1 | Let’s Bring back The 1st round elimination !

Show me the Money !! The annual Hip hop survival program is back, Now with a new rules, new rapper & return of popular format. Check out what happen in SMTM 8 Ep 1 !

SMTM 8 Ep 1

SMTM 8 Ep 1 is different from previous season (SMTM 777). The production team bring back popular format & introduce new rules to make the shows more exciting. Just like CJ ENM Representative who said “Korean hip hop is getting more popular nowadays, we’re not the only one who doing Hip hop content, other broadcasting company (MBN x AOMG Sign here / MBC Kill BIll) also release hip hop content to the viewer”


1st round elimination

SMTM 8 Ep 1 is already different from previous season. The legendary 1st round elimination is back !! The reason the segment is removed (minimized) in the 1st place because producer & contestant were too tired (there’s more than 15 thousand contestant in SMTM 6). So there’s now only 2 thousand contestant that hand picked by producers from the massive online audition pool.


All contestant have the same chance, even the popular ones could be eliminated if they make mistake. The 1st audition really show rapper skills, technique & Charms because they rap without music accompaniment, And of course, more SMTM 8 contestant get spotlight and airtime so we get to know more of them !


2 Producer crew | 4 producer each

Different from previous season, there will be only 2 crew (BGM-V Crew & 40 Crew) that compete against each other from start to finish. MNET official said this change were made to make the show more tense & competitive. How do you think about this season SMTM 8 Producer ? 

BGM- V Crew member : 

40 Crew member


New rapper

One of the reason to watch Show Me The money every year is to discover new talented yet still not many known by public rapper. This year is no different, from 2000 contestant, there’s new talented rapper that catch producer attention, and its not gonna be a over because there’s still more in the next round



Leebido SMTM 8 1st round

New rapper (1st time come to SMTM) that have airtime in SMTM 8 ep 1

  • Big Naughty
  • M1nu
  • Veiniyfl
  • eptend
  • Song Jaehun
  • Jjangyou
  • Jiho givenchy
  • Yunhway
  • Woo Jinyoung
  • Ahn Byungun


Nuck of Souldive / IF former SMTM 2 winner, now eliminated in 1st round

6 years ago we witness Souldive become the 2nd winner of Show Me the money. Ironically, Nuck beat SMTM 8 producers Mad Clown & Swings that then become a  contestant in SMTM 2. It’s always hard to see once popular contestant that feel the need to join a survival show like SHow Me The money.


‘Unique’ contestant

1st round elimination is fun ! Not only we gotta see talented rapper but also ‘Unique’ contestant. One of the most eye catching is The quiett lookalikes. Yup, once again The Quiett is popular character that someone try to imitate. This happen before in SMTM 5, and now its happening again, which i’m not complainig because its always fun to h ave a laugh between the tense episode.



Elementary School Rapper , High School rapper beware

Another fun moment from this year Show Me The Money 8 is when the elementary School rapper appear ! Elementary ?? Yup, There’s kids from 2005 – 2009 liner who come join SMTM 8 audition this year. Not many of them pass but still the future of KHH is bright !


Check out all SMTM 8 contestan HERE. There’s not yet SMTM 8 Ep 1 English subs but you can watch the RAW version HERE 



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