Check out our exclusive recap of “Show Me the Money 5” Episode 4: Revival (aired on June 10)… Warning: Spoilers ahead!
After the completion of round 3 preliminary auditions (1 vs. 1 battle), the producers reflect on the matches. Producers discuss their disappointment in certain contestants who were dropped from the round:Dok2: Junoflo (“It’s too bad that he was eliminated immediately after he flew to Korea from LA”)Zion.T & Kush: Woo Taewoon (scene cuts to Woo Taewoon asking if there is a revival round)
There is an anticipation (almost an expectation) by contestants that Season 5 will have a revival round for those who were eliminated in round 3. However, both the producers and MNET staff reiterates that there is no revival rounds this season.
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Rapper Shim Hyeji is selected to choose her opponent for the 1 vs. 1 battle. Initially, she wanted to choose a “powerful” opponent, but changed her mind when she found out about Miss LA who agreed to fly from Los Angeles last minute (due to Legendary TeMo dropping out of the show – see our Episode 3 recap for more information).
Producer Simon Dominic asks contestant Shim Hyeji if she had any trouble preparing for this round with Miss LA. We soon find out that this is the case due to the obvious language barrier between the two. The two contestants use Dok2’s beat ‘Still On My Way‘ for their battle. Following the performance, the producers immediately praise Miss LA for her natural performance (Dok2: “What if Miss LA wins first place on Show Me the Money 5?“). Kush compares this rap battle (American vs. Non-American) with the Korean martial art Tae Kwon-Do (how Koreans are “naturally” better at Tae Kwon-Do)… Kush further clarifies that Miss LA’s rhythm and power in her verse triumphed the Korean contestant. Miss LA makes it to the next round.
The next battle is between Donutman and Bray. Once again, the producer team jokes about Donutman resembling a Wing Chun martial artist (see our Episode 2 recap for more information). The producers are impressed with Donutman’s effortless and clean performance. Donutman makes it to the next round.
The third pair featured on this episode was selected by producer The Quiett during round 1 preliminary auditions: Kim Hyo-eun and Kim Tae-jung. As Kim Hyo-eun spits his verse, the producers complement his unique
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” Producer Gil states that Kim Tae-jung’s diss verse was like “someone pretending to be good at fighting who actually doesn’t know how to fight.” Rapper Kim Hyo-eun makes it to the next round.
The next segment features two of the most anticipated artists of this season: CJAMM and BewhY. For the past 2 weeks, MNET strategically edited their clips to deceive the viewers into thinking that the two were paired up for the 1 vs. 1 battle (i.e., one of the artists will be eliminated):