BTS - 2 Cool 4 Skool Single Album [Review]

 Bangtan Boys
. . . 
better known as BTS
. . . 
is a rookie group that debuted June 2013, and have been garnering a lot of attention since their latest EPs
O!RUL8,2? and Skool Luv Affair (I'll post more on those later here & here)
For now I'll focus on their first single album "2 Cool 4 Skool"

Intro: 2 Cool 4 Skool (ft. DJ Friz)

This was an entertaining intro. It's catchy and really grabs your attention right off the bat. Not something you can sings with though, and its super short so I'm only giving it 3/5 stars

We Are Bulletproof Pt.2

LOVE this song!!! Like wow, these boys are talented. They rap, they dance and their lyrics are not filled with trash . . . yes the lyrics are very :hmmm: young, I guess you could call them, but you need to remember the average age is like 17 years old or something. So I think its safe to say they still are holding onto their ideological ideas about life (not that I blame them)

While I do love this song and I love the dancing in the video, the rest of the MV was a little odd . . . The group as a whole looked great, but their individual shots ::tisk tisk:: whoever decided it was ok to place the boys in overtly large American Football gear, and hats that have flashlights attached to them should be shot.

Skit: Circle Room Talk

This track is actually a brilliant concept. You get to listen to the group in a natural setting, and hear how they interact with each other (its actually quite endearing of them) The only reason im not giving them 5 stars is because, since I'm an I-fan . . . I can't understand what they're saying T.T BUT!!!! thank God for the internet!!! for I have found a kind soul who translated what they are saying into English


Skit: Circle Room Talk English Translation:

That music video, it was amazing.

Wearing a white shirt with a red necktie -

It doesn’t suit hyung, huh?

Hey, the bell rang - let’s go!

Ah, why are you being like this just because the bell rang? (Why are you being like this, come on!) (Jin 
 hyung just came!) (Just skip it, let’s skip it!) (Let’s skip for once!) 

Rap Monster: Yeah, so I started producing that (song) right after hearing that! (Oh, really~) 

Suga: This Suga-nim also started rapping after hearing that~ (It’s the exact same!) (It’s all the same~) 

Rap Monster: So while we were listening to Fly, what was our Hope-y Hope doing? (What were you doing?)

J-Hope: Unlike everyone who raps, I was practicing my dancing! (Of course you were!) (Right~) (Oh, natural dancing skills?) I bet Jimin was doing the same!

Jimin: Of course [I was]! Is there no one else here who’s dreamt of dancing? (There’s no one!) (Nobody, go away!) (There’s no dancing!) 

Rap Monster: Taehyung, what was your dream?

V: I played the saxophone for three years. (But why don’t you do it anymore?) Ah . . . because my mouth hurts. (Your mouth hurt?) (Yeah, your mouth must hurt.) (You’re really hypocritical, yeah.) (Your mouth must have hurt a lot.) (You’ve got a brilliant mouth.) (My heart hurts [hearing that]). 

Rap Monster: Our Jin hyung, what did you do?

Jin: Me? I, like my dad, left the house at 7:00 am and came back at 6:00 pm and ate whatever my wife cooked me. (Oh~) (Oh, really?) (Yeah, I like that best, too!) (What’s the use of hip hop? That’s the best~) (But you can’t just throw away hip hop like that, hyung!) (You’ve thrown away hip hop so coolly!) (Don’t insult my dad!) (Why are you throwing it away?) (Don’t, don’t insult my dad!) 

Rap Monster: Jungkook, what was your dream?

Jungkook: Me? Ah . . . I can’t remember that well . . . 


Teacher: You brats! What are you doing, not going to class? (We’ll go now, we’ll go!(I’m sorry!) (See, I told you we should’ve gone!) 

** Note: Some parts have been omitted or many not be translated 100% accurately as there are no lyrics are available, both online and in the physical album. 
trans cr; Christie @bts-trans


No More Dream

Another awesome track. The boys really do know what they're doing for a rookie group. The beats really draw you into the song, their dancing (in the MV) is, once again, spot on . . . plus its extremely fun to sing along with.
One thing you should really take note of, is Rap Monster's English . . . if my understanding is correct, he taught himself. This is extremely fascinating to me because its really, reeealy hard to hear an accent from him.


Instrumentals, nothing really spectacular . . . but it is a very nice blend of electric synth and something that sounds like a guitar

좋아요 (I Like It)

It's Hallyu law . . . every album, regardless of its specific genre, must contain a ballad-ish like song
. . . and BTS is no different. Its a good song, easy to listen to and it has a sort of Jazzy feel to it. Which is vastly different from the rest of the album and it shows their ability to branch out into different forms of music, and I respect them for that. But I personally find my self drawn to the faster paced songs so I'm only giving this 4/5 since I need to be in the mood for this style of song.

Outro: Circle Room Cypher

Ok, even I . . . who is not very knowledgeable about the Kpop inter-workings, let alone the music industry in general, can hear the pure talent rolling off these boys during this free style rap section. The boys are obviously having fun with this whole concept, and its a nice look into how they bounce raps off each other. Once again, thank God for the internet!!! for I have found yet another kind soul who translated what they are saying into English.

Outro: Circle Room Cypher Translation:
** Note: Some parts have been omitted or many not be translated 100% accurately as there are no lyrics are available, both online and in the physical album.

Rap Monster: I'll give you 500 won, come back with 500 won aight .
Suga: Quiet, quiet, quiet! Guys, I wrote a killer beat. Yes, I'm aware we record everyday. But- ! First, it's-
Rap Monster: Let's enjoy same day! Tiresome same beat!

Others: Alright, alright, let's give it a listen.
Jimin: We'll see how well you've recorded it .
Rap Monster: I'mma hit it! I'mma hit it!
Jimin: Do it well.

Others: Ohhhhhhhh
Jimin: It's not bad!
Suga: Not bad, huh? How about a cypher, it's been a while.
Jong Kook: Cypher?
Suga: It's been a while, we're going straight on with cypher, let's make it big, shall we?

Jong Kook: I'm nervous!
Rap Monster: Hyung first, hyung fisrt!
Suga: Yo- alright then we'll start with me.
BTS: Go Suga! Go Suga!
Suga: I'll start. 

Suga: My name is S-U-G-A. Other rappers are all behind me. Same as always. I tease my tongue this way and that over this beat - all your rap makes me sleepy. Shall we rewind the CD? Our music makes the women cry. Our name is Bangtan. What's coming out of your mouth right now is . . . exclamation ?

Others: Go Rap Mon!
Rap Monster: I'm a cool boy, I'm a nice boy. But my voice is low. You're a kid next door. And I am Satan. I'm a Igatan that heals you. You can do rap. I do it well. You are ribbon pig. I do it with my feet. Both arms thugged out with public school Rolex, ugly glasses - All words that suit me. But for you tacky/trashy or Pompeii. You just erupted, cover up those mountains. Wait guys I need to pee.
Others: Ohhhhh
Rap Monster: No, like really I really need to go -

BTS: Go Jung Kook! Go Jung Kook!

Jong Kook: Another time free style rapping today, if you measure up it's brand name setting. Suited to an MC all that MCM, Guicci, and Alexander McQueen. This isn't my first time rapping, it's different now, I'm walking along the beat. I cover them all during the summer then I catch them all. Jung Kook, Look at me look at me

Suga: Who's next ? Who's next ?
V: Should I do it ? Then I'll go Cypher . 

V: Alright, so I heard the hyungs' rap well. Namjoon hyungs' lyrics, he's all mature now. Their rap skills are nearly back to back. It's compliment, now quit it. Hobi hyung in front of me, he's getting tense now. What's making you nervous? Go make us some kimchi. Daegu dialect, it's aliv! Yoongi hyung, you alive, son .
Suga: I'm alive!!
J-Hope: Now the J-Hope has to come forth. J-Hope, J-Hope's coming out! 

J-Hope: It's skill in our music. I'll show you my blade-like skill. My my my name is J-Hope ! I'm so handsome/cool. I don't even leave a trace. I'm the hip hop that Gwangju gave birth to. This is the start to Jeolla-do's rap. I'll shake you up go burst. Because we're really smashing.

BTS: Go march! Go march!

Jin: My name is . . . Jin I'm the most handsome. My nickname Jindda. Keep shaking your books you'll fall out chyyyyyeaaa.
Rap Monster: And then what?
Jin: So my nickname is Jin . . . So my stage name is Jin.
Rap Monster: Who's left? Did Jimin go ?

Jimin: Shall I show you ? My name is . . . Jimin. My rap makes the vocal team here wet their pants. Tae-hyung please get up, you smell a little fishy. Look me up in advance.
BTS: Leave(3x) What even was that . . .
Rap Monster: Go migrate somewhere.
Jimin: I'm sorry . . I . . I Won't do it again.
Suga: I don't think you should rap,man. 

Suga: Okay, now that our cypher's over . . how about we go out and eat?
V: In Incheon ?
Rap Monster: A night outing.
Jong Kook: Lobster soondae. Let's go eat soondae.
Suga: Let's go ! I'll treat you all!
Rap Monster: I get sick, I'm not gonna eat any.
Suga: Alright then, happy working.
Jong Kook: I'm going. Bye!
Rap Monster: Really now . . . This is too much . . 
Jimin: I'll go now.
Rap Monster: Yeah, leave.
Jin: Stay put . .
Credit:  AndTeddy05

Album Overall

Overall this album is well worth the money you'll paid for it . . . and it should definitely put BTS on your "to watch" list even if you don't end up going all crazy over them (like learning everyone's names and what not) ^-^


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