DMTN’s Day Day’s Solo Career
Day Day is a South Korean hip-hop artist and lyricist. He started rapping when he was in high school, and he became completely immersed in hip-hop, writing lyrics and rapping by himself. Day Day studied rap styles while listening to Teddy and Yoon Mi-rae’s songs. Day Day was a member of the idol group DMTN but withdrew midway.
Originally, Day Day went to the group because he wanted to prepare a team with a strong hip-hop feel, but the direction didn’t go that way. At that time, Day Day was 28 years old. and he had to perform idol dances. Living at home was also difficult. There were rules like going out and not staying out, so it was stressful for him.
Day Day wanted to do hip-hop music, so he eventually left the team. There was no conflict with the members, and they are still in contact with him. He even went to support them at a concert not long ago.
According to an interview that he held with No Cut News, Day Day also explained why his rapper activity became so slow. “I was tied to the company, and there was nothing I could do at will. It could be an excuse, but I had close acquaintances with popular singers and composers, but there was no connection with rappers, and I didn’t know that much. I was thirty-one when I left the company. As a player, I didn’t show anything, and I regretted wasting my time and wandered around. It’s late, but I’m going to try again with a rookie attitude.”
It’s not confirmed yet that Day Day will be productive on working with new songs, but he said that he is planning to release an EP album, saying “I have received some songs from AOMG producer Cha Cha Malone, and I plan to work on them. I try to show strong rap, emotional rap, and fun rap. I want to show a wide music spectrum.”
Day Day also said that the charm of his rap is having the strength to deliver power and the punchline. “Also, although my Korean is not perfect yet, I try to mix English rap and Korean rap as well as possible. During Show Me the Money4, Tablo said, ‘There aren’t many rappers who are good at both Korean and English, but you are one of them.’ I was very moved by the compliment from the senior.”
Day Day also revealed about his role model that’s Jay Park from AOMG. “The person you want to be like is Jay Park. Every time you release a new album, your skills improve. I think of you as a friend without limits. It’s also great to help and lead people around you. He’s my brother, but I have a lot to learn.”
DMTN’s Day Day’s Appearance on Show Me the Money 4
Day Day participated in Mnet’s Show Me the Money 4. He proudly went to the team, showed off his rap, appealed to Jay Park and Loco with his punchline, and entered the AOMG team while appearing on the show.
“It was my first experience, so I was very nervous. I fell from the music mission, but I think it went up higher than expected. Unfortunately, the broadcast was too small. Still, I was happy that people looked at me well, and the rappers also recognized my skills,” Day Day said in an interview with No Cut News.
In a joint team performing missions with Sik-k, Lil Boi, and Geegooin, they put on a great show and earned a bit of respect but unfortunately were eliminated after their flat stage presence that was lacking.
The audience responded that it was unfortunate that David Kim, who showed a powerful style of rapping, had to be eliminated. It was later released in November 2015 by Jay Park, David Kim was featured in “CHA CHA CYPHER,” a b-side song of their 3rd full album WORLDWIDE.
Day Day also appeared on Show Me the Money 5, and he was passed on the second audition. The Cypher Mission was also completely edited, but you can watch it through Naver TV as an undeleted video. In the comments of the video, there seem to be some questionable opinions about why it was edited.
He finally joined Simon Dominic & Gray’s team and performed “I’m Not the You You Knew” with One, G2, and Bewhy in the team joint performance, and he appeared a little in the last verse. Since June-May 2016, Jay Park and Ugly Duck participated in featuring the same lyrics in a song from the EP Scene Stealers, “Who You” (Hangul: 니가 알던 내가 아냐) remix version.
David Kim also passed the video screening and rapper selection through another show, Show Me the Money 777, but it was edited. In the rapper evaluation match, he barely survived with 1 pass with the Code Kunst & Palo Alto team and received 100,000 won in fight money. However, he was eliminated and did not reach the loser’s resurrection match.
Well, that is all of the information about Day Day starting from his full profile, fun facts, visuals, focus fancams, and career journey when he decided to be a soloist and made an appearance through Mnet’s Show Me the Money 4. Let’s give him support so that he can continue to work in the music industry, and if you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another interesting article from Channel-Korea!