Tiger JK is best-known for his time as a member of the hip-hop group Drunken Tiger. The respect between Tiger JK and RM became apparent last year during the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards where the BTS member was caught cheering wildly for Tiger JK. The clip eventually became a viral meme.
RM would eventually collaborate with Tiger JK on Drunken Tiger X: The Rebirth of Tiger JK along with a long list of other artists such as Yoon Mi Rae, Eun Ji Won and Superbee. RM specifically featured on the song Timeless which is the last song on the first CD.
On the May 17th episode of You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook, Tiger JK spoke about what it was like to collaborate with RM.
I asked RM to brag about what he’s been doing. I wanted him to brag and show off but he sent me a homage to Drunken Tiger. It was so moving and I felt apologetic.
– Tiger JK
Tiger JK explained that RM used the titles of Drunken Tiger songs in his lyrics and he thought that was the ultimate form of respect.