BTS Are on the Front Line of South Korea’s Generational Warfare

With their new single, the supergroup continues a playful assault on youth unemployment, career pressure, and social inequality

Elliot Sang
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BTS performs during the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2020 celebration. Photo: Michael Stewart/Getty Images

TToward the end of the second verse in “Dope,” the 2015 rap-dance single that helped catapult South Korean group BTS to pop stardom, singer RM…

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Elliot Sang
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Elliot is a writer and recording artist from Queens, New York. He is of Dominican and Chinese descent. He runs the YouTube channel bby gang.