K-Pop group BTS keeps Trip Lee’s ‘Manolo’ popular in 2018
K-Pop is one of the most popular music genres in the world right now. Christian Hip-Hop fans may not listen to it, but today we made a discovery which links two of the most prominent artists in each genre – BTS and Trip Lee.
Back in 2016 Rapzilla published an article about the “Manolo” choreographed dance craze. Trip Lee found his 2014 song go viral thanks to a number of big dance troops using the track that features Lecrae. Well, it’s almost 2019 and the craze still isn’t over thanks to the K-Pop group.
BTS members J-Hope and Jungkook danced to the song two years ago during a VLive.tv stream. Since then, they have become one of the most popular groups in the world appearing on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Show, and amassing almost 7 billion YouTube views to date.
The live stream video they did called “BTS Hope on the Street Live 2” has over 1.6 million views. It astonishingly has over 60 million likes which means people were slamming that button when it was live. Even still, hundreds of comments are coming in per week with the video being over two years old.
You can watch it at the 32-minute mark here or see an isolated embed with over 3.7 million views below:
It’s safe to speculate that Trip Lee being No. 7 on the top streamed Christian Hip-hop artists is due in part to this. Remember, Trip hasn’t had a new album in two years. On Spotify, “Manolo” also has almost 16 million plays, commanding his No. 1 spot.
In addition, if you quickly scroll through the top comments and new comments for the actual “Manolo” music video, you will see “BTS Army” fans everywhere.
Apart from BTS showing the song love, the twerking community has also taken a liking to the song. There are tons of videos online of groups twerking to “Manolo.” A popular instructor with over 1 million followers has even incorporated it into her class.
The song was a huge hit for Trip and Lecrae off Rise album. Now, it continues to live on…through K-Pop and twerking…
Watch the Original “Manolo” Video by Trip Lee Below:
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