‘Unpretty Rapstar 2‘ has dropped its teaser and a debut air date, and it features Jessi‘s famous “we are not a team, this is a competition” saying.
Because of course it does. Mnet loves that shit.
I’m quite certain that the rumors about Yubin and Hyorin being on the show have been proved true through this teaser, but the rest of the cast though? Far more questionable.
The other names people are throwing around include ex-GLAM member Jiyeon, YG Entertainment trainee/iljin super thug Jennie Kim, FIESTAR‘s Yezi, “underground rapper” KittiB, WASSUP‘s Nada, Jace from season one, and Hana, who somehow finally got Sunhwa to stop complaining about her. Of course, nothing is confirmed yet.
The rumored cast actually looks pretty strong if you account for the fact that none of the season one cast probably wanted to go through this again, that Choi Sam is unlikely to be involved, and given the stark reality that there’s a dearth of female rappers available for something like this to begin with. Still hoping for KASPER and Ahn Soo Min, but seems doubtful at this point (or at least I don’t see them).
In any case, if it seems like I prefer ‘Unpretty Rapstar‘ to ‘Show Me The Money‘, it’s cause I do. I still enjoy the rapping talent part of it and take that somewhat seriously, especially the discovery aspect, but mainly I like how ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ is unashamed to be all about drama and bullshit (even if it’s for likely sexist reasons), whereas ‘Show Me The Money’ tries so hard to be “real, Bobby-level, no-showering hep-hap” all the time through ironically fake ways.
Hoping for the best for this.