Show Me The Money 10 is going to start! Mnet announced the show will be aired on October 1st. The announcement surely brings joy to Korean Hip Hop enthusiasts. Not stopping there, Mnet uploaded the SMTM 10 Cypher this early September (9/9) which made the fans eager to watch the show. The cypher gives us the view of each producer and their vibes. Let’s see what kind of cypher each producer shows!
SMTM 10 Cypher
Mino X Gray SMTM 10 Cypher | This is how Graynoma Flex!
0.20 – 1.40
Using Gray beat, Mino shows his typical witty flow in the SMTM 10 Cypher, flexing his skill in Gray middle to fast tempo beats. From the start, Graynoma emphasizes that they are talented one and this is how they do. Two handsome producers flexing their talents and what they have will make all the attention focused on the two! Moreover, not only in charge of beats, Gray also poured his voice to fill the chorus at the end. I got to many problems fix it with money, yeah~
Gray and Mino Profiles
Gray is an artist under AOMG who is well-appointed as an all-round musician; capable of producing, writing lyrics, composing, as well as performing various performances such as rap and vocal. His track Do it yourself (Feat. Loco), and TMI has revealed his unique presence.
MINO (Song Minho) is a member of WINNER under YG Entertainment and is in charge of the team’s main rapper. He participated in Show Me the Money 4 and took the runner-up place in 2015. He had a lot of hit songs throughout the shows such as Turtle Ship (Feat. Paloalto), moneyflow (everything out of the way), Fear, and Okey Dokey. He is loved as both idol and rapper, and is recognized as a talented rapper.
Zion.T x Slom SMTM 10 Cypher | The Emotional Music Geniuses are here!
1.42 – 2.58
Baby, I’ve been working all night~ Starting with a little bit of acting, Slom inserts the paper into a paper cutter machine. Then, Zion.T started SMTM 10 Cypher with his unique nasal and soulful voice. In charge of beat, Slom plays with the beat which changes the mood using some instruments from quite into richer sounds throughout their cypher. At this point, this producer made us feel the chill version of flexing from the cypher. Will this producer team appoint the emotional, chill and singer-rapper in Show Me The Money 10?
Zion.T and Slom Profiles
Zion.T is a South Korean hip-hop and R&B singer from The Black Label agency. The starting point in his career is Yanghwa Bridge, which was released in the fall of 2014. This song, in which only Zion-T voice resonates calmly without any fancy musical devices, touched the hearts of listeners, and thanks to the popularity, Yanghwa Bridge made him win the Best R&B Song Award at the 12th Korean Popular Music Awards.
Slom is the new face of Show Me The Money, an independent producer who gained public attention from the previous season. He was the one behind Zion.T and Giriboy team producers who produced most of their songs such as Freak, Infrared Camera, When Tomorrow Comes, and Credit. The songs are all charted well in the domestic chart which means he is the genius new face people cannot underestimate.
Yumdda x TOIL SMTM 10 CYpher | We are the rockstar!
3.00 – 4.35
Yumdda x TOIL dropped the song right after Mnet released SMTM 10 cypher entitled All of it featuring Skinny Brown! The team started with an electric guitar melody, showing who is the rockstar of the season! TOIL song is never disappointing, giving the listeners eargasm through his melody and beats.
Yumdda high toned and raw voice make the rockstar vibe getting stronger. Right when the beat drops, Yumdda shows off his skillful, distinctive within a little bit of melodic rap flow. Every Korean hip hop enthusiast is definitely going crazy while listening to this cypher! For all Korean rappers out there, you must be lucky if you are coming to this season!
Yumdda x TOIL Profiles
Yumdda is a South Korean rapper and broadcaster who is also one of Daytona Agency founders along with The Quiett. He firstly became the producer of another Mnet rapper competition, High School Rapper season 4, this year, also with The Quiett. In addition, as a rapper, he showed steady activities with famous singles sold out, Don Call Me (Prod.BRLLNT), and zoom.
TOIL is a Korean producer under the Wayside Town crew. He is well-known by participating in albums of artists such as Frieden (FR:EDEN), Leellamarz, Austn, Kim Mi-jeong (youbeagle), and D-Hack. April 2021, released his first full album Curtain Call. He is also the one behind Ash Island’s full album ISLAND and MORE ISLAND which has charted well in Korean domestic charts. Another new face with a strong background is here, y’all!
Gaeko x Code Kunst SMTM 10 Cypher | Show The Skills!
4.36 – 6.55
Code Kunst, another chart killer beat maker is here with the OG, well respected Korean rapper, one of Dynamic Duo members, Gaeko. This team gives the OG-in-dreamy vibe from their cypher. Starting with the rich-sounding melody of Code Kunst beat, the song became stronger once Gaeko skillful rap entered the beat. Their cypher is the longest one from this season. Both spoil the listeners in their own way, Code Kunst with his eargasm-type beat and Gaeko with his full yet mind-blowing rap flows. The veterans of their own fields teamed-up in the competition show that need both to kill the stage, they surely have it all!
Gaeko and Code Kunst Profiles
Gaeko is a rapper of the Korean hip-hop group Dynamic Duo. The dynamic duo released their first full-length album Taxi Driver in May 2004, and the title song Ring My Bell, which was voiced by Naul of Brown Eyed Soul, swept the country and rose to stardom. In the second album Double Dynamite, he once again achieved great success with the emotional hip-hop Confession, and in 2006 formed a label called Amoeba Culture.
Code Kunst is a South Korean producer under AOMG. He made his debut with the single Lemonade (Feat. Blnk-Time) in 2013, and released the full-length album Hear Things in June of that year, containing the unique dreamy color as it is. He is a member of the hip-hop crew Legit Goons.
All four producers have their own characteristics which were shown in their SMTM 10 cypher, which one is your favorite? Are you able to choose after listening to SMTM 10 cypher?
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