BTS‘s J-Hope was recently announced as the next group member to submit a request to terminate his military enlistment postponement. As already announced, the title refers to J-Hope’s roots in street dance, and the concept photos showed the artist in an urban setting in New York while wearing trendy streetwear.
J-Hope has long admired and been inspired by J. Cole and has made references to him in BTS’s music. BTS even recorded their own version of J. Cole’s hit “Born Sinner” in 2013, which was officially released on their PROOF album in 2022 as “Born Singer.”
J-Hope finally met J. Cole during 2022 Lollapalooza, where he was able to chat with him briefly, during which J-Hope revealed what an honor it was to meet his idol and referred to J. Cole as his muse.
ARMYs were shocked at the surprise reveal and couldn’t be happier that J-Hope has such a special collaboration for what is likely his final musical release before his enlistment.
The highly anticipated single release was pleasantly unexpected, and fans were shocked when the newly released teaser revealed that there was another surprise for ARMYs in store.
To make the release even more meaningful, the end of the new 40-second music video trailer revealed that J-Hope’s idol, iconic American rapper and record producer J. Cole, would be featured on “On The Street.”
Much like BTS’s oldest member Jin, who also prepared a special farewell song for fans before his enlistment, J-Hope intends for his new song to serve as a “meaningful gift to everyone who supports [him].“
hobi going from admiring jcole to working with him this is so huge im so proud of him pic.twitter.com/Vn74YvTRj6
— on the street🪞IS SEEING YOONGI (@kkugimin) March 2, 2023
We are happy to inform you that BTS member J-Hope will be releasing a solo single “on the street”.
#OnTheStreet #HopeOnTheStreet #JCole #Jhope
How it went: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/UlMDgqc4Sa
— Aurelia💜 (@AureliaOT7) March 2, 2023
J-Hope wrote the track to share his candid feelings toward his fans. The title “on the street” refers to J-Hope’s roots—street dance—from which his dream to become an artist began, and the path the artist and fans will continue to walk together.
jcole is literally the one that inspired hobi to be a singer and now he’s having a song with him 😭 im so happy for hobi pic.twitter.com/CnRy6ArsM5
— aly⁷☾ (@nyamjinluv) March 2, 2023
We hope that J-Hope’s “on the street” serves as a meaningful gift to everyone who supports the artist. Please look forward to J-Hope’s new song!
JCOLE IS ONE OF THE ARTISTS HOBI LOOKS UP TO AND IM JUST SO PROUD OF HIM HE TRULY DESERVES THIS SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/BaGyXKdrrj
— maria⁷🪞IS SEEING YOONGI (@J00NSBFF) March 2, 2023