CRUSHING shared a slew of inspiring anecdotes about working on Rush Hour alongside BTS’s j-hope. The singer-songwriter wanted to provide fans with a new song, and the collaboration with J-hope has done that perfectly. In an interview with MK Sports, the artist discussed the experience of recording Rush Hour with the BTS rapper. He praised Sunshine’s persistence and said he insisted on re-recording to make sure the song was flawless.
“j-hope worked so hard on the shots that he sweated heavily and didn’t even go to the bathroom.” J-hope kept saying “Let me do it again” throughout the band. I can do better. “Please, one more time!”
CRUSH went on to say that the ethic of BTS’ j-hard hope showed how he had achieved unprecedented success. He claimed:
“When I looked at him, I realized that he is where he is now for a reason, and I have a lot of respect for him as an artist.”
CRUSH talks about his first collaboration with BTS’ j-hope.
Nearly two years later, famed soloist CRUSH announced his return on September 19, 2022, with the digital track Rush Hour (featuring a j-hope from BTS). Everyone was surprised by the news. Fan anticipation rose when it promised to combine two wonderful things in one song: the return of CRUSH and the appearance of the Daydream rapper. CRUSH spoke about the relationship with MK Sports in an interview on September 22. He originally contacted BTS’s j-hope about collaboration. He went on to say:
“J-Hope and I had already discussed music extensively. While working on this new song, I found that the musical approach I considered and the parts I identified with are similar to J-Hope’s. So I suggested J-Hope to collaborate, and so he accepted to participate by appearing [in the song].”
He went on to say that the sunny rapper from BTS was best suited for Rush Hour. He went on to say that the two “developed synergy in many ways”. BTS’ j-hope not only sang in the song, but also directed the music video. He also boosted CRUSH’s energy when he was feeling down and helped him monitor production.
“J-hop even agreed to play in the song video.” He stayed by my side and tried to cheer me up when I was physically exhausted from shooting my dance moments. I was also grateful for his help with monitoring and coaching.”
The song received excellent feedback from the audience. The secret punch in the song video also surprised people. The couple danced to the hook step of BTS’s Mic Drop in one of the choral choreographies. Rush Hour (featuring BTS’s j-hope) was published on September 22, 2022 and has already been viewed 5.3 million times on YouTube.