One of the best friendships in the Korean music industry is BTS and Epik High.
BTS have been fans of their seniors for years. Even just this year, anytime Epik High has had a new release, BTS members share that they are streaming!
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 30, 2021
Thinking about the past #070809.
The feeling has always been mutual too. Epik High regularly returns the love, and Tablo has shared that he has a great friendship with rappers RM and Suga especially. Suga has even collaborated with the group.
So, it’s not too surprising to see that in episode 1 of BTS In the SOOP 2 that some of the members would be listening to Epik High. During the episode, RM, along with V and J-Hope, are singing to Epik High’s iconic hit “Fly,” which was also their first song to chart.
— ᴮᴱcyndy🐥💕PTD ON STAGE 12/1✈️ (@ilsan_reflect) October 15, 2021
An ARMY tweeted a clip from the scene, tagging none other than Tablo. Tablo, who was active online for his own Twitter Spaces, quickly responded, giving a shoutout to his friend!
hahahaha this is awesome RM killed it 😆😆😆 https://t.co/gizbxvlVkA
— tablo (@blobyblo) October 15, 2021
Shortly after Tablo retweeted the clip, BTS themselves shared their own video from the moment. While RM and V were still jamming out, Jungkook and Suga were in the kitchen, showing the juxtaposition from the series. Jungkook specifically was making gimmari, crispy seaweed noodle rolls.
시끌벅적 인더 숲 🥰🤪💜 pic.twitter.com/SpqaFUZBh5
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) October 15, 2021
Noisy in the soop (forest)
This summer, Tablo actually revealed that both RM and Suga had once told him that “Fly” was one of their favorite songs as it helped inspire them during their journey.
They told us that they grew their dreams while listening to our song ‘Fly.’ Whenever we see them receiving awards all from all over the world, we think, ‘It’s a good thing we made ‘Fly.’
It’s clear that “Fly” is a special song for both Epik High and BTS!