Two years since the last BTS mixtape, the group’s third rapper and lead dancer J-Hope has announced his own release at on March 2. Dubbed the “Hixtape” by fans who have eagerly anticipated its release, it is J-Hope’s first solo album.
J-Hope has co-written and produced several songs for BTS.
The band’s label Big Hit entertainment announced the March date on Feb. 22, just a day after Suga’s Agust D mixtape was added to American music sites and promptly entered the top 10 of the U.S. iTunes album chart.
J-Hope’s mixtape marks the first musical release by BTS in 2018. The official name of the mixtape has yet to be announced.
To commemorate the news, the Korean star shared a video of the mixtape being prepared. Within 16 hours of the clip being shared, it had been viewed over 2.6 million times.
The third member to release a mixtape, J-Hope’s comes after RM’s eponymous 2015 effort and Suga’s Agust D 2016 mixtape.