Mnet’s ‘Show Me The Money 10’: Winner’s Mino and GRAY announced as first two producers
Rapper and producer GRAY will be returning after 5 years on the show after participating as a producer on season 5
‘Show Me The Money’ is one of the biggest rap survival shows in South Korea. Since its launch in 2012, it has brought fame and popularity to some of the underrated hip-hop artists of the country. The survival show has led to several other spinoffs like ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ for female rappers and ‘High School Rapper’ for teen rappers who want to debut in the industry. ‘Show Me The Money’ has gone on to churn out winners like Loco and iKON’s Bobby.
Coming into its 10th year, ‘Show Me The Money’s’ 10th season has been much talked about as viewers and fans wonder what Mnet will do in celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary. Audition clips are making the rounds on Twitter as fans of the show are making bets on who will end up as participants. Along with the participants, the show also has a lineup of producers.
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GRAY and Winner's Mino to be in 'Show Me The Money 10'
The judging panel of the show includes experienced as well as rookie rappers. The experienced rappers act as producers where they both judge as well as mentor the participants. Some of the producers of the last season included the likes of Zion.T, Code Kunst, three-time winning producer Giriboy and even BewhY. BewhY, in fact, had participated in Mnet’s ‘Show Me The Money’s 5th season and even won the show. The 10th season’s producer lineup is similar.
GRAY and Winner’s Mino are the first producers to be revealed by Mnet. Rapper and producer GRAY will be returning after 5 years on the show after participating as a producer on season 5. His team included the winner of season 5, BewhY. He has also made music for participants of season 4, as well as for the spinoff survival show ‘Unpretty Rapstar’.
As for Mino, he is a rapper and producer too and is part of the K-pop group Winner. He has also participated in the show and was the first runner-up in season 4. The tracks he made for the show are still going viral as seen with the renewed popularity of ‘Okey Dokey’ when it appeared on the K-drama ‘True Beauty’. His single ‘Fear’ also happened to be the best selling single of the year as well as of the 'Show Me The Money' discography.
Gray stated that he will keep an eye on participants who look like they can make good music while Mino’s strategy is to find participants who can show off their skills with style. The two will team up to make the first crew of the show and mentor participants that are allotted to their crew. With usually 8 producers and 4 crews total, the lineup might include 6 more producers who will be revealed in the coming weeks.
One GRAY fan tweeted, “GRAY SMTM10 PRODUCER.” Another tweeted, “Me thinks SMTM10 is GRAY’s pre-release promo for his upcoming album.” A Mino fan tweeted, “I show you the money and my bank account was empty.” Another tweeted, “FROM BEING A CONTESTANT NOW COMING BACK AS A PRODUCER. MINO THINGS.” One tweeted, “Hello at them casually sitting right there and screaming “yes we are the new producers for smtm10 talk with the wall.” Another tweeted, “Mino and gray are two of the best producers in the game so basically... we're already winning.”
Me thinks SMTM10 is GRAY’s pre-release promo for his upcoming album 😌 https://t.co/xhi6L2Mc3i— Nasi 🍚 (@r8mmates) July 16, 2021
FROM BEING A CONTESTANT NOW COMING BACK AS A PRODUCER. MINO THINGS 👏💙 pic.twitter.com/8H4arv6ewB— SKYE🍀 (@YGENTHUSIAST) July 16, 2021
hello at them casually sitting right there and screaming “yes we are the new producers for smtm10 talk with the wall” ✊ pic.twitter.com/kifFjcdznM— KRISHA ⚡️송민호 (@ceosongmino) July 16, 2021
mino and gray are two of the best producers in the game so basically... we're already winning pic.twitter.com/WKchWIMxrP— 🦭 (@softboimino) July 16, 2021
The show is expected to air around autumn 2021.