In a recent interview with Dazed Korea MONSTA X.Joohoney talked about how to make music yourself and what music is for him.
He said: “Promoting as MONSTA X because all members have to sing the song together is what I can show as a rapper is limited to about four lines. For this reason, I try to do things myself that I wanted to show but couldn’t [in the group]. I try to show my story, my values, my worldview. I think rap is a medium through which to express yourself and I want to show my true self as much as possible. “
Joohoney described what music is for him: “Music is like a toy that I want to show the world. It’s like you created something cool with Legos and said to your mother, “I did that. Isn’t it cool?” I want people to see the fun things I did, be happy, have fun and even share sadness. This is music for me and whenever I make music, the only thing that has to be there must be sincerity. The lyrics must be said sincerely, and if you like or dislike something, you must express your feelings exactly as they are. If I can’t do that, I’ll just delete that part. With music, that’s the only thing I’m stubborn about. Every single word must be said with true emotion. It can be exhausting, but I think it is necessary. “
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