Show Me the Money 8

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Show Me The Money 8
Broadcast fromJuly 26 (2019-07-26) –
September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
Judges40 Crew:
Swings
Mad Clown
Kid Milli
BOYCOLD
BGM-v Crew:
Verbal Jint
Giriboy
BewhY
millic
Host(s)Kim Jin-pyo (김진표)
Co-host(s)Holiship (Resident DJ)
BroadcasterMnet
Winner
Punchnello
Runner-up
Young B
Chronology

The eighth season of the series Show Me the Money, known as Show Me the Money 8 (also referred to as SMTM8), premiered on July 26, 2019 and ended on September 27, 2019. It is broadcast every Friday at 23:00 (KST) on Mnet.[1]

Unlike the previous seasons, this season will consist of two crews: 40 Crew which consisted of judges Swings, Mad Clown, Kid Milli, & BOYCOLD, and BGM-v Crew which consisted of Verbal Jint, Giriboy, BewhY & millic.

The winner for this season was Punchnello of BGM-v Crew, and will receive ₩200,000,000 and a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.

Judges[edit]

40 Crew

  • Swings: Founder and rapper of Just Music and its sub-labels Indigo Music and WEDAPLUGG Records. Previously participated in season 2 as a contestant under Team D.O, and in seasons 3 and 7 as a judge/producer alongside San E under Team Brand New Music and Giriboy under Team Just Music, respectively.
  • Mad Clown: Rapper who was formerly signed under Starship Entertainment. Previously participated as a contestant in season 2, in season 7 under his alter-ego Mommy Son, and as a judge in season 5.
  • Kid Milli: Rapper who is currently signed to Just Music's sub-label Indigo Music. Member of WYBH and COZYBOYS crews. Previously participated as a contestant in season 4, and in season 7 where he won 2nd runner-up.
  • BOYCOLD: Music producer who is a member of YELOWS MOB crew.

BGM-v Crew

  • Verbal Jint: Rapper under Brand New Music. Previously participated in season 1 as a contestant and in season 4 as a judge/producer for Team Brand New Music.
  • Giriboy: Rapper, songwriter and record producer signed under Just Music and WEDAPLUGG Records. Previously participated in season 3 as a contestant under Team YDG and a judge/producer in season 7 with Team Just Music. Member of WYBH crew.
  • BewhY: Rapper and producer who participated in season 4 and became the show's champion in season 5. Part of $EXYSTREET crew. Currently signed under his own label Dejavu Group.
  • millic: DJ and producer, member of crews FANXYCHILD and Club Eskimo. Formerly signed under YG Entertainment's defunct sub-label HIGHGRND.

Crews[edit]

During the Crew Choosing Round, contestants chose which crew they would be joining. As of the Crew Song Mission Round, the remaining contestants will serve as the official and final members of their respective crews.[2]

40 Crew

  • Final Members
    • YUNHWAY: Signed under Just Music's sub-label WEDAPLUGG records. Member of duo sAewoo in YUNHWAY with labelmate and producer sAewoo. Prior to signing to WEDAPLUGG Records, she was a model when she lived in the United States.
    • EK: Member of MostBadassAsian (MBA) crew under Stoneship. Previously participated in season 7 as a member of Team VMC. Auditioned in SBS K-Pop Star.
    • Bully: Also known as Bully Da Ba$tard. Ex-member of DICKIDS crew. Currently signed with Fame Records. Previously auditioned for season 6 but was disqualified after posting on social media that he passed that season's preliminary round before that season started its broadcast, and in season 7. He also was a contestant on the first and second season of High School Rapper having 40 Crew producer Swings as one of his mentors, under his real name Yoon Byeong-ho.
    • BRYN: Member of DICKIDS crew with fellow contestant Young B. Previously participated in season 6 and 7. Currently signed under Underbar Records.
    • Donutman: Member of Clarity crew. Previously participated in season 5 in which he was notably eliminated after Team Mad Clown-Gill judge/producer Mad Clown gave the mic to fellow team member #GUN instead of him during the First Live Performance Round, and specially performed in season 7 where he performed with Mad Clown's alter-ego Mommy Son at that season's final episode.
    • YunB: Signed under Hi-Lite Records. Previously participated in season 7 as a member of Team Just Music.
    • Olltii: Member of freestyle rap crew Angdreville (ADV) Crew. Current host of the YouTube freestyle rap show 7INDAYS and former MC host for the fourth season of MICSWAGGER. Previously participated in season 3 as a member of Team YG and in season 6 as a member of Team CoDean.
    • Kim Seung-min: Member of WYBH crew with fellow contestant CHOILB, Team BGM-v judge/producer Giriboy and Team 40 Crew judge/producer Kid Milli. He is also an artist signed to Beautiful Noise label along with Team 40 Crew judge Mad Clown's alter-ego Mommy Son. Previously participated in season 7. He was eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle Round, but was later revived by the 40 Crew producers.
    • Lil tachi: Signed under Just Music's sub-label WEDAPLUGG records with fellow 40 Crew member YUNHWAY. Previously participated in season 7 and in the 3rd season of High School Rapper, where he was also known by his real name Kang Hyun-joon. He was eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle Round, but was later revived by the 40 Crew producers.
    • TAKUWA: Member of ΔZΠΟ2 crew.
  • Eliminated
    • Owen Ovadoz: Rapper and member of the crew/record company MKIT RAIN. Previously participated in seasons 3, 4 and 7. Eliminated after the Producer Crew Battle.
    • A-Chess: Member of SP1B crew. Previously participated in season 7. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • Young Blood X: Independent rapper. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • MUSHVENOM: Independent rapper. Also known by his nickname TRICKER. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • Yuja: Member of Wallo Kids crew (왈로키즈).[3] Showed an impressive performance during the One Minute Rap round but was eliminated in the Group Challenge Round after forgetting her lyrics. She was later revived with the Crew Pass used by the 40 Crew. Eliminated in the Revival Round.
    • Yung Sog Wave: Independent rapper. Eliminated in the Revival Round.
    • Cox Billy: Masked contestant who later revealed himself to be J'Kyun during the 1-on-1 Round. Signed under GRVV lab and former member of Lucky J. Previously participated in season 2 as a member of D.O. crew and in season 5. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Sway D: Signed under Hi-Lite Records. Previously participated in season 6 and 7. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Boo Hyun-seok: Member of FRIEMILLI crew. Previously participated in season 3 as a member Team Brand New Music and in season 7. Also known by his rapper name SNAP OUT. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Slick O'Domar: Member of OSAMARI crew. Previously participated in season 7. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Loxx Punkman: Independent rapper who won Angdreville (ADV) Crew's Street Rap Sh#t (SRS) competition in 2017. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • KOR KASH: Currently signed with Stone Music Entertainment and Warner Music Korea. Previously participated in season 6 under his real name So Hyun-seung in which he gained popularity after his match-up with BGM-v crew's contestant Woodie Gochild, and in season 7. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle, after losing again to Woodie Gochild.
    • O'Day O$A: Member of 49CREW. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Layone: Former Independent rapper who later signed with OUTLIVE Records after his elimination from the show.[4] Previously participated in season 6.[5] Gained recognition this season after his Group Battle Round performance with Zizo and livur. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • DOGGYNOM: Member of DICKIDS crew with fellow contestants BRYN and Young B. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Leebido: Signed under Layback Records. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Siggie Feb: Member of NMNB crew. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.

BGM-v Crew

  • Final Members
    • Punchnello: Currently signed with AOMG. Member of Club Eskimo crew with Team BGM-v producer/judge millic. Previously participated in season 6 in which he had to drop out after the 1-on-1 rounds to take care of his sick mother. He was shockingly eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle Round, but was later revived by the BGM-v Crew producers.
    • Dbo: Korean-Canadian rapper and member of FPL crew. Previously participated in season 3 under his real name Shim Hyun-bo, where YDG was notably the only judge that passed him in the One Minute Rap round, and in season 7.
    • CHOILB: Member of WYBH crew. Previously participated in season 7.
    • Seo Dong-hyun: Also known by his rapper name BIG NAUGHTY. Member of SUPER DOOPERS Club. He was eliminated in the Group Challenge Round, but was later revived with the Crew Pass used by the BGM-v Crew. On October 6, 2019 it was announced that he has signed for H1GHR Music.[6]
    • Mckdaddy: Member of Vagabonds Tribe. Previously participated in season 7.
    • Young B: Currently signed to Indigo Music, member of DICKIDS crew. Won the first season of High School Rapper, and participated in seasons 4 and 5, and in season 6 as a member of Team CODEAN. Also known by his real name Yang Hong-won and his other rapper name Borntong.
    • ZENE THE ZILLA: Member of Young Thugs Club with fellow contestant Woodie Gochild. Signed under Illionaire Records' sub-label Ambition Muzik. Previously participated in season 7.
    • Woodie Gochild: Currently signed with AOMG's sub-label H1GHR MUSIC. Previously participated in season 6 with Team H1GHR Music.
    • JJANGYOU: Member of ILLAP crew and rap trio WAVISABIROOM.
    • Chillin Homie: Member of Naughty4Life (NFL) crew. Previously participated in season 7. After he was eliminated, he signed with GROOVL1N.[7]
    • Kingchi Mane: Member of QZQY crew. He was eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle Round, but was later revived by the BGM-v Crew producers. Although officially not eliminated from the show, it was revealed that he voluntarily dropped out of the show as per request of the show's producers and Hankook University of Foreign Studies, where he was studying, after sexually harassing women in an online chatroom in 2017.[8][9] (See Controversies section). As of the 1-on-1 Crew Battle Round, the producers will edit him out by blurring him until he is officially eliminated on episode 6.
  • Eliminated
    • M1NU: 17 year old rapper currently signed under FRANK MUSIK. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • Mac9: Signed under FT Music Group. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • EPTEND: Member of Naughty 4 Life (NFL) crew with fellow contestant Chillin Homie and project team "6road" with fellow contestant Indego Kid. Signed under GOONTRAX. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • Ahn Byung-woong: Independent rapper. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • YANU: Rookie rapper. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • OVDL: Member of Puff Odd crew. Eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle.
    • Untell: Independent rapper. Previously participated in High School Rapper season 3, where he was also known by his real name Oh Dong-hwan. Eliminated in the Revival Round.
    • Veiniyfl: Member of A$IAN CLUB crew. Eliminated in the Revival Round.
    • unnofficialboyy: Rapper and ex-leader of Dickids crew and member of XXYXNAF crew. Signed under FAME Records. Previously participated in season 5 and 7, and the first season of High School Rapper. Also known by his rap names LUDA, TRAPSTARSUREEN, and Baddie Homie, and through his real name Lee Su-rin. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Heo Sung-hyun: Also known by his rapper name ROSE DE PENNY. Member of Chord_184 crew. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Bla$e Kid: Member of HIVE and Rooftop crews. Signed under Luminant Entertainment. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • HunnyHunna: Member of Juicy Wave crew. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Naughty Mae: Independent rapper. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • LO VOLF: Rookie rapper signed under Warner Music Korea. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • X: Independent rapper. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.
    • Poy Muzeum: Member of Space Comma Crew. Previously participated in seasons 6 and 7. Eliminated in the 1-on-1 Crew Battle.

Rounds[edit]

Prior to Round One, about 16,000 contestants sent in their audition clips to the production crew and each clip will be viewed by the production crew. About 2,000 contestants were selected to participate in Round One.

  • Round One: Rapper Selection Round – After sending in their audition clips, those selected by the production crew will attend this round. These contestants would be judged by the producer crews through a short a cappella rap. Chains are handed to the contestants that have passed to the next round. The difference for this season is that in this round, contestants who were eliminated can have a second judging. In the second judging, contestants will be judged by the other producer crew that did not judge them in the first judging.[a] It is also possible for contestants who passed the first judging to take part in the second judging.

Notable Rappers from the Rapper Selection Round

Producer Judge Passed the Rapper Selection Round Failed the Rapper Selection Round
Swings Cox Billy, MATTRIX, Dino.T NUCK, Brian Oh
Kid Milli Chillin Homie, Jiho Givenchy, Blanc, M1NU, livur
Mad Clown EPTEND, Lil tachi Woo Jin-young, Song Jae-hoon
BOYCOLD Mckdaddy, YunB, Ahn Byung-woong, Zizo, Yuja, YUNG SOG WAVE Munchman, Dunchii, Giriboy Look-a-Like, Reddy Look-a-Like,
Verbal Jint JJANGYOU, Seo Dong-hyun, EK, Woodie Gochild, Layone The Quiett Impersonator, BewhY Look-a-Like, Zion T Look-a-Like
Giriboy Leebido, TAKUWA Swervy, Choi Eun-seo
BewhY Punchnello, Young B, Veiniyfl, Dbo, CHOILB Anngyeungjaebae
millic YUNHWAY, BRYN

Notable Rappers from the Second Judging

First Judging Producer Judge Second Judging Producer Judge Rapper
Giriboy Mad Clown Choi Eun-seo
Mad Clown Giriboy Song Jae-hoon
Giriboy Mad Clown Swervy
Mad Clown millic Woo Jin-young
Swings BewhY NUCK
Swings Verbal Jint Brian Oh
BewhY Swings Young B

     Advances to the next round through revival
     Eliminated from the show
     Passed both First and Second Judging

  • Round Two: One Minute Rap – Contestants each have one minute to rap in front of all judges. Unlike previous seasons, each judge will individually give a pass or fail to the contestant. The contestant must get at least one pass to move on to the next round. Otherwise, he/she is eliminated from the competition.

Notable Rappers at the One-Minute Rap Round

Rapper BOYCOLD Mad Clown Kid Milli Swings Verbal Jint Giriboy BewhY millic
Woodie Gochild PASS FAIL FAIL FAIL PASS FAIL FAIL PASS
Donutman PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL FAIL PASS PASS
Ahn Byung-woong PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
ZENE THE ZILLA PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
JDG FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
Sway D PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Olltii PASS PASS PASS FAIL PASS PASS PASS PASS
Punchnello PASS PASS PASS FAIL PASS PASS PASS PASS
Zizo FAIL PASS FAIL FAIL FAIL PASS FAIL FAIL
Owen Ovadoz PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Veiniyfl PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL PASS
YUNHWAY FAIL PASS FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
Swervy FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
MATTRIX PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL FAIL PASS
Yuja PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Kkalchang FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
Mckdaddy PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Seo Dong-hyun FAIL PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Layone PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL PASS PASS PASS
CHOILB PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Changstarr FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
Woo Jin-young FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
JJANGYOU PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Kim Seung-min PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Neal FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
Choi Eun-seo FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
Untell PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Lil tachi PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
BRYN PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Leebido PASS PASS FAIL FAIL PASS PASS PASS PASS
Dbo PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
EK PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Young B PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Kim Kang-woo FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
Volcano FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
LO VOLF PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL
YunB PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Slick O'Domar PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Kingchi Mane PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
Bully PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS
YANU FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL PASS PASS

Other notable rappers from the Rapper Selection Round

Number of Pass Scores Rappers
7 PASS New Champ
6 PASS Jiho Givenchy, IV, Boo Hyun-seok, Playback, Chillin Homie
5 PASS Loxx Punkman, Brian Oh, EPTEND, IndEgo Aid, HunnyHunna, unofficialboyy, CH
4 PASS Bison, Hahoe, M1NU, Cox Billy
3 PASS TAKUWA, Camo
2 PASS Hanwool, A-Chess, SHARKRAMA, Boy Wonder, X,
Alpha Kid, FR:EDEN, WVN
1 PASS William Challenge, 100KGOLD, MUSHVENOM, Siggie Feb,
Jackal, livur, Kim Seung-ho, Kim Dae-woo,
A$hiroo
  • Round Three: Group Challenge – Also known as the Half Elimination Judging. The 88 contestants who have progressed from the One Minute Rap round will be categorized based on the number of passes each of them receive. From there, they will each choose a beat from 12 beats available and get themselves into groups based on the beats chosen. Each beat can have more than one group performing. The judges would evaluate each contestant based on their performances. Both crews would each choose the worst contestant(s) from each rap beat to eliminate, or can choose not to eliminate any. For each beat, up to half the number of contestants who have chosen the beat would be eliminated. A hidden rule in this round is Crew Pass, which can be used by each crew only once to revive a contestant who has been eliminated in this round.
Beat Contestant(s) Eliminated Contestant(s) Crew Pass Used On
CLiQ (ft. Alika) -
Wavey
Group 1: IndEgo Aid, Kim Dae-won, HunnyHunna
Group 2: Veiniyfl, Chillin Homie, M1NU
IndEgo Aid, Kim Dae-won N/A
Cardi B -
Bodak Yellow
Group 1: Siggie Feb, Jackal, Jiho Givenchy
Group 2: Yuja, Alpha Kid, WVN, O'day O$A
Group 3: OVDL, Cox Billy, Naughty Mae
Yuja, WVN, Alpha Kid, Jiho Givenchy Yuja[b]
The Notorious B.I.G. -
Who Shot Ya?
Group 1: Ahn Byung-woong, Hanwool, Owen Ovadoz, Bison
Group 2: Loxx Punkman, New Champ, YunB, Punchnello
Bison, Hanwool, New Champ N/A
SG Lewis (ft. AlunaGeorge) -
Hurting
William Challenge, Kim Seung-min, YUNHWAY William Challenge N/A
Nas -
Nas Is Like
Group 1: Brian Oh, Snock, POY Muzeum
Group 2: Donutman, Mckdaddy, A-Chess, EPTEND
Group 3: SHARKRAMA, Young B
Snock, Brian Oh, SHARKRAMA N/A
Chris Brown -
Loyal
Group 1: EK, IV, Woodie Gochild, ZENE THE ZILLA
Group 2: Seo Dong-hyun, 100KGOLD, Hahoe
IV, 100KGOLD, Hahoe, Seo Dong-hyun Seo Dong-hyun[c]
G-Eazy -
No Limit
Group 1: Layone, Zizo, livur
Group 2: Lil tachi, Boo Hyun-seok, K$H
Group 3: Dbo, Sway D, JJANGYOU
livur, K$H, Zizo N/A
YG -
Big Bank
Mac9, CHOILB, Kingchi Mane, Playback, bxen Playback, bxen N/A
Tyga -
Taste
Group 1: Zesty, Camo, Heo Sung-hyun
Group 2: BRYN, Bla$e Kid, Wo66le, DOGGYNOM
Zesty, Camo, Wo66le N/A
Famous Dex -
Pick It Up
Group 1: LO VOLF, A$hiroo, unofficialboyy
Group 2: Young Blood X, TAKUWA, MATTRIX
Group 3: Leebido, Boy Wonder, Olltii
A$hiroo, MATTRIX, Boy Wonder N/A
Lil Yachty -
Who Want The Smoke?
Group 1: YANU, YUNG SOG WAVE, FR:EDEN, CH
Group 2: Bully, Jung Woo-jin, KOR KASH
FR:EDEN, Jung Woo-jin N/A
Travis Scott -
SICKO MODE
Kim Seung-ho, MUSHVENOM, Slick O'domar, Untell, King Sushi, Tommy Strate, X Kim Seung-ho, King Sushi, Tommy Strate N/A

- Originally advanced to the next round but voluntarily left the show after his recent controversy (see controversy section). The show's producers decided to blur out the contestant until his official elimination from the show.

  • Round Four: Crew Choosing: Different from previous seasons, the remaining 54 contestants will choose which producer crew they'll join. The contestant will press the remote control in which the stage of the producer crew he/she did not choose will be lowered down with flames showing up (similar to what eliminated contestants faced after the One Minute Rap round) while the chosen Producer Crew will welcome the contestant and will go the waiting room with other contestants from the same crew.

- Contestant CH did not appear starting from this round, and it is rumoured that he has voluntarily left the show, while to make the numbers even, contestant Jackal was eliminated due to him not being picked at all in an undisclosed scene of episode 4.

40 Crew BGM-v Crew
Kim Seung-min Mac9
Donutman Mckdaddy
Layone Veinifyl
Loxx Punkman Bla$e Kid
Lil tachi Seo Dong-hyun
MUSHVENOM Ahn Byung-woong
Boo Hyun-seok unofficialboyy
Bully Untell
BRYN EPTEND
Sway D Young B
Slick O'Domar Woodie Gochild
Siggy Feb ZENE THE ZILLA
A-Chess JJANGYOU
Young Blood X CHOILB
O'day O$A Chillin Homie
Owen Ovadoz Kingchi Mane
Olltii Punchnello
Yuja Poy Muzeum
YunB HunnyHanna
YUNHWAY Heo Sung-hyun
KOR KASH Dbo
TAKUWA LO VOLF
Cox Billy M1NU
DOGGYNOM Naughty Mae
EK OVDL
Leebido X
YUNG SOG WAVE YANU

- Originally advanced to the next round but voluntarily left the show after his recent controversy (see controversy section). The show's producers decided to blur out the contestant until his official elimination from the show.

  • Round Five: 1-on-1 Crew Battle – MC Kim Jin-pyo will flip a coin with the names of both crews. When one of the crews has been flipped, he will select 1 contestant from that crew and that selected contestant will pick an opponent from the opposite crew to compete in the 1-on-1 crew rap battles. The paired contestants will choose a beat or song from the producer crews that they will perform in the producers crews' special stages. Unlike previous seasons, special guest judges will be joining the producer judges in determining the winner for this round: YDG (season 3 producer judge), Dynamic Duo (season 6 judges), Paloalto (season 4 and 7 judge), Nafla (season 7 champion), Rhythm Power (Hangzoo (season 4 contestant and season 6 champion), Geegooin (season 4 and 6 contestant) and Boi B (season 5 and 7 contestant), Basick (season 4 champion), TakeOne (season 1 contestant), Geeks' Lil Boi (season 4 contestant), Flowsik (season 5 contestant), pH-1 (season 7 contestant) and Crush. The winners of their respective match-ups will move on to the next round. If the match-up ends up in a tie of number of votes, a sudden death battle will be done. After the 1-on-1 battles, each crew would select 4 of their eliminated crew members to take part in the revival battle, and only 2 from each crew can progress to the next round.
1-on-1 battles
40 vs. BGM-v
A-Chess vs. Veiniyfl
TAKUWA vs. Heo Sung-hyun
Olltii vs. Untell
Slick O'Domar vs. Ahn Byung-woong
Sway D vs. ZENE THE ZILLA
Cox Billy (Later revealed as J'Kyun) vs. Mckdaddy
YUNHWAY vs. LO VOLF
Boo Hyun-seok vs. CHOILB (via Sudden Death)
KOR KASH vs. Woodie Gochild
YunB vs. Poy Muzeum
Leebido vs. OVDL
Donutman vs. Bla$e Kid
Yuja vs. Seo Dong-hyun
Loxx Punkman vs. Dbo
Layone vs. JJANGYOU
MUSHVENOM vs. Punchnello
Lil tachi vs. EPTEND
Kim Seung-min vs. YANU
YUNG SOG WAVE vs. Young B
EK vs. Naughty Mae
Bully vs. X
M1NU vs. O'Day O$A
Owen Ovadoz vs. Kingchi Mane
Young Blood X vs. unofficialboyy
BRYN vs. HunnyHanna
DOGGYNOM vs. Mac9
Siggy Feb vs. Chillin Homie
     Indicates the winning contestant.
     Eliminated from the show.
     Lost in the 1-on-1 round but chosen to participate in the Revival Round.

Revival Round

Crew Rapper Revived/Eliminated
40 Crew YUNG SOG WAVE Eliminated
Lil tachi Revived
Kim Seung-min Revived
Yuja Eliminated
BGM-v Crew Veiniyfl Eliminated
Untell Eliminated
Punchnello Revived
Kingchi Mane Revived

- Originally advanced to the next round but voluntarily left the show after his recent controversy (see controversy section). The show's producers decided to blur out the contestant until his official elimination from the show.

     Advances to the next round through revival
     Eliminated from the show

  • Round Six: Producer Crew Performances + Producer Crew Battles – Both crews will perform in front of a live audience, including 1 new song from each crew, to determine who will get the first crew song track for the show. After the performances, the remaining 31 contestants (14 from 40 Crew, 17 from BGM-v Crew) will compete in the Producer Crew Battle. Before the Producer Crew Battle, both crews have to eliminate contestants until each crew has only 11 contestants remaining. Special guest judges for the Producer Crew Battle are Loopy (season 7 runner-up), Chaboom (season 7 contestant), Junoflo (season 5 and 6 contestant), The Quiett (seasons 3, 5 and 7 judge), Basick (season 4 champion), Lil Boi (season 4 contestant), TakeOne (season 1 contestant) and Paloalto (season 4 and 7 judge). For the Producer Crew Battle, similar to last season, each group will take turns as they do freestyle/pre-rehearsed raps under certain beats. The winning crew will advance to the next round while the losing crew will have its producers choose 1 contestant to eliminate. In the case of a tie after two rounds, a third round will be held to determine the winning crew.
Crew Producer Judge Song(s) Winning Producer Crew Performance
40 Crew Swings "Bulldozer" 40 Crew
Mad Clown "Lost Without You", "Stupid In Love" (ft. Soyou)
Kid Milli "It's Heavy"
Swings, Kid Milli, Mad Clown "Fill It Up" (담아) (ft. YUMDDA, pH-1) (Prod. BOYCOLD)
BGM-v Crew Verbal Jint "I", "Born Hater", "You Look Good", "1219 Epiphany"
Giriboy "I'm Sick" (ft. NO:EL), "Bumpercar" (ft. NO:EL, Han Yo-han)
BewhY "Adaption", "Forever", "GOTTASADAE", "I Did It"
Bewhy, Giriboy, Verbal Jint, millic "Too Loud" (요란) (Prod. millic)

- Indicates the new song performed by the Producer Crew's judges

Elimination Selection

Rapper Crew
Young Blood X 40 Crew
MUSHVENOM
A-Chess
Mac9 BGM-v Crew
M1NU
EPTEND
YANU
OVDL
Ahn Byung-woong
Round 1
Song 40 Crew vs. BGM-v Crew Winning Crew
LSD -
Genius
Kim Seung-min vs. Dbo BGM-v Crew
Chance The Rapper -
Wala Cam
TAKUWA vs. Seo Dong-hyun
Lil Pump -
Butterfly Doors
YunB vs. ZENE THE ZILLA
Jay-Z -
Song Cry
Owen Ovadoz vs. JJANGYOU
Billie Eilish -
bad guy
YUNHWAY vs. Woodie Gochild
Stormzy -
Vossi Bop
Bully vs. Chillin Homie
Round 2
Song 40 Crew vs. BGM-v Crew Winning Crew
Pusha T -
Nosetalgia
Donutman vs. Kingchi Mane BGM-v Crew
Puff Daddy -
I'll Be Missing You
Lil tachi vs. CHOILB
Vince Staples -
Yeah Right
BRYN vs. Punchnello
Kendrick Lamar (ft. The Weeknd) -
Pray for Me
Olltii vs. Mckdaddy
Rae Sremmurd -
YNO
EK vs. Young B

     Eliminated from the show

- Originally advanced to the next round but voluntarily left the show after his recent controversy (see controversy section). The show's producers decided to blur out the contestant until his official elimination from the show.

  • Round Seven: Crew Song Mission – Previously known as the Team Song Mission Round. Different from previous seasons, each producer crew will split its members into two groups and will perform in front of all the judges. At the end of each group performance, the producers of each crew will eliminate one contestant from each group, while the rest of the members of that group will advance to the next round, with their songs officially released as part of this season's official discography.
Crew Rappers Song Eliminated Rapper
40 Crew YunB, Kim Seung-min, YUNHWAY, Donutman, Olltii Relieve (덜어) (Prod. BOYCOLD) Olltii
BGM-v Crew Woodie Gochild, CHOILB, Seo Dong-hyun, Kingchi Mane, Young B, Chillin Homie Sea (바다) (Prod. Giriboy) Kingchi Mane
40 Crew Lil tachi, TAKUWA, BRYN, EK, Bully Ddaeng Ddaeng (땡땡) (Prod. BOYCOLD) Bully
BGM-v Crew Punchnello, Dbo, ZENE THE ZILLA, JJANGYOU, Mckdaddy BAMN (Prod. millic) Dbo

- Originally advanced to this round but voluntarily left the show after his recent controversy (see controversy section). For this round, the show's producers decided to blur out the contestant while performing his lyrics for the Crew Song mission, in which he made a crucial mistake and caused his official elimination from the show.

  • Round Eight: Crew Diss Battle - After the Crew Song Mission Round, both producer crews will each split themselves into 3 groups, and will engage in a 3-on-3 diss battle in each round, except for one round where 40 Crew has 1 less member, hence a 2-on-3 diss battle will be held. The producers from both crews play rock, paper, scissors to determine the crew that gets to choose their match-ups for the whole round. Before the battle, both producer crews will be outdoors for their crew bonding missions to win benefits for the battle, with guest host DinDin, and preparations for the battle. Each of the 100 members of the audience will vote for only 1 crew after each round. The losing crew will have its producers choose 1 contestant to eliminate.

Crew Diss Battle

Round 1

40 Crew (58) vs. BGM-v Crew (42)
YUNHWAY vs. JJANGYOU, Punchnello
Kim Seung-min vs. CHOILB

Round 2

40 Crew (6) vs. BGM-v Crew (94)
TAKUWA vs. Woodie Gochild
Lil tachi vs. Seo Dong-hyun
EK vs. ZENE THE ZILLA

Round 3

40 Crew (93) vs. BGM-v Crew (7)
Donutman vs. Chillin Homie
BRYN vs. Mckdaddy
YunB vs. Young B
     Indicates the winning crew
     Eliminated from the show
  • Round Nine: Crew Revenge Battle - All the matchups that were already set for the Crew Diss Battle will collaborate to perform new songs. 200 members of the audience will vote for only 1 contestant in each matchup. From each matchup, 1 contestant will be eliminated while the other will advance to the next round.
40 Crew Rapper BGM-v Crew Rapper Song Total Live Audience Votes
TAKUWA Woodie Gochild Individuality Generation (개성시대) 120-80
Donutman Punchnello Comfortable (편해) 20-180
EK ZENE THE ZILLA 24/7 (연중무휴) 131-69
Kim Seung-min CHOILB Sangsu (상수) (feat. George) 72-128
YunB Young B Truman Show (트루먼 쇼) 81-119
BRYN Mckdaddy Bonnie & Clyde 146-54
YUNHWAY JJANGYOU Gwangalli 101 (광안리101) 44-156
Lil tachi Seo Dong-hyun CCTV 87-113
     Advances to the next round
     Eliminated from the show
  • Rounds Ten to Twelve: Show Me The Challenge Tournament Open - For the remaining rounds, the competition will be of a tournament basis. With BGM-v Crew having 5 members left and 40 Crew having only 3 members left, 2 members from BGM-v Crew will battle against each other. The contestant will perform in a live audience either alone or with a special guest performer(s). Based on 2 rounds of audience voting (total in ₩), the winners of each matchup will advance to the next round. The final episode will consist of the semi-finals and the final round. It will be televised live in which the performers will perform alone or with their respective producers and/or with special guest performer(s). This year's final round marks the first time where two contestants from the same crew faced each other in this round. The contestant with the most number of combined votes from both the live audience and TV viewers will win this season. In addition, there will be special performances for both the semi-final and final rounds: the semi-final round will have the first ever Show Me The Money Teenage Cypher, and the finals will include special performances from other eliminated contestants from the show and/or special guest performers.

Show Me The Challenge Tournament Open[edit]

First Live Performances Semifinals Finals
         
1 CHOILB 1,587,500
2 Young B 3,250,000
Young B 4,316,580
Seo Dong-hyun 3,513,420
3 BRYN 1,387,500
4 Seo Dong-hyun 3,512,500
Young B 5,153,043
Punchnello 10,006,957
5 EK 1,512,500
6 Punchnello 3,350,000
Punchnello 4,141,540
TAKUWA 3,518,460
7 TAKUWA 2,650,000
8 JJANGYOU 2,087,500
Show Me The Challenge: First Live Performances
# 40 Crew Rapper vs. # BGM-v Crew Rapper Total Live Audience Votes (in ₩)
3 BRYN (ft. Park Ji-min)
- Cupid
vs. 4 Seo Dong-hyun (ft. Coogie)
- Problem (문제)
1,387,500-3,512,500
1 CHOILB (ft. Suran)
- When It Rains (비가 와)
vs. 2 Young B (ft. VINXEN)
- Sold Out
1,587,500-3,250,000
5 EK (ft. JUSTHIS)
- Diablo
vs. 6 Punchnello (ft. Hangzoo)
- MAGMA (Prod. BewhY)
1,512,500-3,350,000
7 TAKUWA (ft. Han Yo-han)
- Higher (위로)
vs. 8 JJANGYOU
- Alone (혼자)
2,650,000-2,087,500
     Advances to the semi-final round
     Eliminated from the show
Show Me The Challenge: Semi-final Round Performances
Crew Rapper vs. Crew Rapper Total Live Audience Votes + SMS Votes (in ₩)
BGM-v Young B (ft. BewhY)
- Boy (소년)
vs. BGM-v Seo Dong-hyun (ft. Giriboy)
- Phone Number (전화번호)
4,316,580-3,513,420
40 TAKUWA (ft. Swings, Kid Milli)
- I'm Going (갈래)
vs. BGM-v Punchnello (ft. Penomeco, Sam Kim)
- Jungle (정글)
3,518,460-4,141,540
     Advances to the final round
     Eliminated from the show
Special performances
Song Show Me The Money 8 Contestant(s)
Let It Burn (Prod. The Quiett) Ahn Byung-woong, Chillin Homie (with The Quiett)
Icebreaker (쇄빙선) Zizo, Layone, livur
SchoolSICK (급SICK) (Show Me The Money Teenage Cypher) (video only) M1NU, Layone, Veinifyl, Seo Dong-hyun
Show Me The Challenge: Final Round Performances
Crew Rapper vs. Crew Rapper Total Live Audience Votes + SMS Votes (in ₩)
BGM-v Punchnello (ft. Kwon Jeong-yeol of 10cm)
- Sorry For Being Sorry (미안해서 미안해)
vs. BGM-v Young B (ft. Osshun Gum)
- No Cap
10,006,957-5,153,043
     Indicates Winner of Show Me the Money 8
     Indicates Runner-up Show Me the Money 8
  • Seo Dong-hyun and TAKUWA, who were eliminated in the semi-finals, had their own performance songs if they advanced to the finals, namely Seo Dong-hyun's "Astronaut (Prod. Oviz)" and TAKUWA's "Thanks (기역시옷) (feat. Paloalto)". These songs were then released together in the season's discography.

Show Me The Money 8 Top 21[edit]

Contestant Crew Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Semi-finals Finals
Punchnello BGM-v PASS 7 PASS PASS PICKED REVIVED WON PASS LOST PASS PASS PASS WINNER
Young B BGM-v PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON PASS LOST PASS PASS PASS Runner-up
Seo Dong-hyun BGM-v PASS 7 PASS REVIVED PICKED PASS WON PASS WON PASS PASS ELIM
TAKUWA 40 PASS 3 PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOST PASS LOST PASS PASS ELIM
BRYN 40 PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOSS PASS WON PASS ELIM
EK 40 PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOST PASS LOST PASS ELIM
JJANGYOU BGM-v PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON PASS LOST PASS ELIM
CHOILB BGM-v PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON PASS LOST PASS ELIM
YunB 40 PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOSS PASS WON ELIM
Kim Seung-min 40 PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED REVIVED LOSS PASS WON ELIM
Lil tachi 40 PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED REVIVED LOST PASS LOST ELIM
Donutman 40 PASS 6 PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOST PASS WON ELIM
YUNHWAY 40 PASS 1 PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOST PASS WON ELIM
Mckdaddy BGM-v PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON PASS LOST ELIM
ZENE THE ZILLA BGM-v PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON PASS WON ELIM
Woodie Gochild BGM-v PASS 3 PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON PASS WON ELIM
Chillin Homie BGM-v PASS 6 PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON PASS ELIM
Dbo BGM-v PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS WON ELIM
Bully 40 PASS ALL PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOST ELIM
Olltii 40 PASS 7 PASS PASS PICKED PASS LOST ELIM
Kingchi Mane* BGM-v PASS ALL PASS PASS* PICKED* REVIVED* WON* ELIM*
 WINNER  The contestant won Show Me the Money 8.
 Runner-Up  The contestant was the runner-up.
 ALL-PASS  The contestant received an All-Pass during the second round.
 7 PASS  The contestant received one fail during the second round.
 6 PASS  The contestant received two fails during the second round.
 5 PASS  The contestant received three fails during the second round.
 4 PASS  The contestant received four fails during the second round.
 3 PASS  The contestant's received five fails the second round.
 2 PASS  The contestant received six fails in the second round.
 1 PASS  The contestant only received one pass during the second round.
 ELIM  The contestant was eliminated.
 WON  The contestant's crew won the Group Battle Round.
 WON  The contestant crew's group won their match-up in the Crew Diss battle round.
     The contestant did not participate in this round.

Italicized - The contestant originally advanced and made it to the final Top 21 but voluntarily left the show after the Group Challenge Round due to his recent controversy (see Controversies section). The show's producers decided to blur out the contestant until his official elimination from the show.

Notable contestants[edit]

  • MATTRIX: Korean rapper who made headlines this season by dissing the show's producer judges that they make a lot of money but not as good as him. The diss caused a stir between him and judges/producers millic and Swings (see Controversies section). Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Woo Jin-young: Member of boy group D1CE under D1CE Company, a sub-label of Happy Face Entertainment. Previously participated in the second season of Produce 101 and Mix Nine, where he ranked 1st place in the latter competition. Eliminated in the Rapper Selection Round,[10] but passed the second judging. Later eliminated in the One Minute Rap Round.
  • NUCK: Previously participated in season 2 where he won with his crew Soul Dive. Shockingly eliminated in the Rapper Selection Round,[11] and subsequently failed the second judging.
  • Swervy: Rapper signed under Hi-Lite Records. Previously participated in season 7, where she was the only female rapper who progressed to the Open Evaluation Round. Eliminated in the Rapper Selection Round,[12] but passed the second judging. Later eliminated in the One Minute Rap Round.
  • Anngyeungjaebee and Munchman: Members of crew Most Badass Asian (MBA) with fellow contestants EK and Neal. Eliminated in the Rapper Selection Round after showing crazy antics to the judges.[13]
  • Neal: Also a member of Most Badass Asian (MBA) crew with fellow contestants EK, Anngyeungjaebee and Munchman. Eliminated in the One Minute Rap Round.
  • Kkalchang: Signed under STONESHIP. Member of BUCKWILDS crew and defunct crew ILLEST CONFUSION with 40 Crew judge Swings. Eliminated in the One Minute Rap Round.
  • Changstarr: Member of VAGABONDS Tribe. Previously participated in season 7, where he gained attention after he made a comment on the show's female DJ Vani "She's really hot though" prior to the start of the Fight Money Battle Round but was eliminated after forgetting his lyrics. Eliminated in the One Minute Rap Round.
  • Choi Eun-seo: 16 year old rapper who previously participated in season 7. Member of AS Clan and Undercloud. Eliminated in the Rapper Selection Round, but passed the second judging. Later eliminated in the One Minute Rap Round.
  • New Champ: Signed under FAME Records' sub-label Urbane Music. Previously participated in season four as a member of Team YG, and in seasons 3, 6 and 7. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Zizo: Previously participated in season 2 as a finalist with Team D.O. crew and a former MC for the 3rd season of YouTube freestyle show MICSWAGGER. Signed under Quan Entertainment. One-half of the hip-hop duo Together Brothers. Surprisingly eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Tammy: Also known as Tammy Kim. Member of VAGABONDS Tribe. Previously appeared in season 3 semi-finalist Vasco's (now known as BILL $TAX) music video "Whoa Ha". Eliminated in the Rapper Selection Round.
  • Jiho Givenchy: New York and Los Angeles-based YouTube influencer who previously worked as a contributor for MTV and a fashion designer with Victoria's Secret.[14] He is known for his hilarious skits through his social media accounts and his encounters with well-known celebrities and artists such as Blackpink's Jennie,[15] Kanye West,[16] Miranda Kerr,[17] Post Malone,[18] and many more, plus for his crazy antics throughout this season. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round in which after that he made a statement "this is just a TV program" as a reaction to his elimination from the show.
  • Kim Dae-won: Previously participated in the 3rd season of High School Rapper. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • IndEgo Aid: Member of 5101 crew and project team "6road" with fellow contestant EPTEND.[19] Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Hanwool: Member of Billiant Chillin Town crew.[20] Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • SHARKRAMA: Independent rapper who is previously a member of WhipTheCream crew. Previously participated in season 7 and in the 3rd season of High School Rapper. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round in which he released a diss track to Group Battle Challenge partner Young B and producer/judge Swings due to Young B's harsh demeanor to him and Swing's favoritism to his Indigo Music artist (see controversies section).
  • Hahoe: Member of hip-hop collective crew New Area Aliens[21] with seasons 6 and 7 contestant Ryno, and 752 crew. Previously known as Rapideal.[22] Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Ra$on: Previously participated in seasons 6 and 7, and a contestant of season 3 of Unpretty Rapstar. Although she did not have any screen time this season, she passed the Rapper Selection Round but was eliminated in the One Minute Rap round.
  • Brian Oh: Also known under his rapper name Sikboy, a former Los Angeles-based rapper who recently moved to Korea to pursue his music career. Previously signed under LA-based Cycadelic Records. Participated in season 5 through LA auditions and in season 6. Although not aired in the show, he revealed through his Instagram account that he initially failed the Rapper Selection Round by Swings but was revived by Verbal Jint through the second judging, and later received a 5 PASS during the One Minute Rap round. He was then eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.[23]
  • Zesty: Member of GR8VATTIC and HVND crews. Participated in all seasons most notably in season 5 and 7. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • FR:EDEN: Member of GR8VATTIC and IIVI Crews. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Tommy Strate: Former member of Cozyboys crew which also included judge/producer Kid Milli. Currently signed to Underbar Records with top 8 contestant BRYN. Previously participated in seasons 3, 6 and 7. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • A$hiroo: Member of DBP crew. Made a name for himself through his Soundcloud releases and collaborations with fellow contestant EK, former contestant Superbee, and former judge/producer The Quiett.[24] Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Dalzi: An elementary school teacher and Gyeonggi Province Ministry of Education Ambassador who previously participated in season 7. She was eliminated in the One Minute Rap Battle Round in which the show highlighted her playing the flute before her performance.[25]
  • Jung Woo-jin: Korean-American rapper who's also known by his rapper name ".packxday". [26] Member of AF1 (Air Force 1) crew. During the One Minute Rap round, he showed his proficiency in speaking English and Spanish which amazed judge/producer Swings. Furthermore, he gave English names for judges/producers BOYCOLD (Chris), Kid Milli (Andy), BewhY (Roman), and millic (Dustin).[27] He was the eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Johnny: Also known by his rapper name Johnny Kwony. Previously participated in season 6 and the 1st season of High School Rapper. Member of SUPER DOOPERS Club with fellow contestant Seo Dong-hyun. Eliminated in the One Minute Rap Round which highlighted him performing jumping jacks prior to his performance.
  • William Challenge: Also known by his other rapper name FIRSTSEX. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • 100KGOLD: Member of Jay Co Bees crew with fellow contestant Jackal. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Boy Wonder: Signed under Grandline Entertainment. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Playback: Member of the rap duo Audio Game. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • Hanwool: Also known by his real name Han Wool-kun. Member of Chillin Town crew. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • King Sushi: Member of Lowland Crew. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.
  • IV : LA-based rapper who is a member of VAAB Culture and signed with Airplane Mode Records [28]. Eliminated in the Group Challenge Round.

Controversies[edit]

  • During the One Minute Rap round, contestant MATTRIX directly insulted the producers "they are making money but they are not as good as him". Judge/producer millic replied back that he's not that good of a rapper. Judge/producer Swings, who was most offended by his comments, said "people say a lot of **** stuff about me but I didn't expect to be cussed out by a ten-something year old hoobae (junior)". Right after the episode was aired, MATTRIX promptly responded to Swings' comments through his Instagram stories and seeing articles about his comments to him "When was there ever a sunbae (senior) or a hoobae (junior) in hip-hop? I don't understand. Is it everything if you're older? It's because of old men like you that Korean hip-hop is flopping. You think I couldn't **** kill you? I could actually kill a person you ****. Say it to my face." As his comments gained more traction on social media, he apologized, although his opinion about Swings' comments hasn't changed.[29]
  • During the One Minute Rap round, contestant YUNHWAY made a mistake in her performance and asked for one more chance, which the judges/producers did not give. After staying silent and only rapping for the last 20 seconds, she controversially received a pass from judge/producer Mad Clown; allowing her to progress to the next round. Mad Clown said "YUNHWAY will show a better performance in the third round and add a color to the diverse pool of contestants" and "even though I'll be cussed out my decision would be felt by my insight". He also stated "in previous Show Me The Money seasons, there's little to show from female rappers". Other contestants expressed unhappiness about this issue.[30][31]
  • Contestant Kingchi Mane revealed that he voluntarily dropped out of the show as per request of Hankook University of Foreign Studies, where he was studying at that time. He was part of the university's Student Council. In the past, he and 10 other students were involved in an online sexual harassment and hate speech incident. The chatroom, titled "Mad Max Room", was used to rate women and talk about them in a derogatory manner.[32] The victim, who claimed to be an English major student, posted an article titled "To Denounce Participation of Sexual Harassment Abuser in Show Me The Money" on the university's website and argued that the contestant never reflected from his actions and was reluctant to sincerely apologise to the victim and the entire student body after continuous demands from them and further publicising this case.[33] Kingchi Mane responded through his Instagram account that he and most of the perpetrators involved were serving their mandatory military services at the time the university had set up a "Fact-Finding Committee" to gather evidence of the incident and resolve the issue. The only way they can only participate in this investigation is through responding to their Facebook messages and personal emails. However, he expressed regret that he should've personally apologized to the victims directly but did not have enough courage to do so. Furthermore, he stated that he tried to avoid such personal encounters with the victims due to the embarrassment from such incident. He then issued a sincere apology to the victim, the university, his fellow musicians and fans regarding this incident and he also mentioned that he would spend a lot time reflecting of his mistakes, plus he intends to personally meet with the victims to apologize about this incident.[34] Regarding this issue, about the footage that he has already filmed before voluntarily leaving the show, Mnet announced to only air footage of him, that is necessary to properly convey the efforts of the other contestants and the judges, instead of completely editing him out. The show's producers have blurred him since episode 4 and he has been eliminated in episode 6.
  • During the One Minute Rap round, contestant Young B was asked by judge/producer Swings, who is also the CEO of his sub-label company Indigo Music in which Young B is currently signed to, if there's anything he wants to tell not only his fans, but his haters. Young B then replied "It's fine that I don't really pay attention to what the haters think of me and I'm instead thankful for the attention".[35] At the end of the episode, past controversies over his alleged school violence and bullying re-surfaced online. This issue further escalated when netizens claiming to be his victims claimed that they have concrete evidence proving that such incidents had occurred. The producers of the show stated that they are currently monitoring the situation and have not made further decisions whether or not they will edit him out from the show.[36][37]
  • After being eliminated from the Group Challenge Round, contestant SHARKRAMA released a diss track titled "The Truth Always Comes Out" through his Soundcloud account, directly aiming at his Group Battle Challenge partner Young B and Team 40 judge/producer and Indigo Music CEO Swings. In the diss track, he pointed out Young B's harsh demeanor in which he ignored and pretended to listen to his verses as he desperately tried to get good verses in preparation for the Group Challenge round, and also showed disappointment in Swings for leaning towards his Indigo Music artist.[38][39] The producers of the show are aware of the situation in addition to Young B's bullying and school violence controversy and have yet to make further decisions whether or not they will edit Young B out from the show.
  • A never-ending issue in the past seasons, questions regarding the show's fairness on judging and evaluating its contestants became a concern once again this season. Prior to this season's premiere, MNET and the show's producers reassured its fairness of judging all its contestants, regardless of their popularity and musical background. However, netizens and television viewers accused the producer judges for being partial and favoring certain contestants due to their popularity and/or their connections with the producer judges' record companies. For instance, winning contestants from the 1-on-1 Crew Battle Rounds such as EPTEND, Ahn Byung-woong, YANU, and M1NU were surprisingly eliminated before the Producer Crew Battle and were not even judged to justify their eliminations, while losing contestants from that round such as Lil tachi and Kim Seung-min, both of whom are artists from Team-40 producer Swings' record label WEDAPLUGG records and Giriboy's WYBH Crew, respectively, and this season's heavy favorite Punchnello were all revived in the revival round and subsequently became part of the official and final members of 40 and BGM-v crews, respectively.[40]

Discography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Example: NUCK was judged by 40 Crew's Swings, and in the second judging he would be judged by BGM-v Crew's BewhY
  2. ^ Used by 40 Crew
  3. ^ Used by BGM-v Crew

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