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Stray Kids' Hyunjin channels 'mafia' charm as Studio Choom’s 'Artist of the Month'

The series from Studio Choom is going to see Stray Kids’ lead dancer, Hyunjin, become ‘Artist of the Month’ for October in a mafia-themed performance
Stray Kids' Hyunjin has been selected as the 'Artist of the Month' for October, an ongoing series with Studio Choom (Studio Choom/YouTube)
Stray Kids' Hyunjin has been selected as the 'Artist of the Month' for October, an ongoing series with Studio Choom (Studio Choom/YouTube)

Hyunjin from Stray Kids has been turning heads with his recent activities. Fans have taken to Twitter to tell the world that no one is ready for what Hyunjin has in store for them in the future. After making a comeback post his hiatus, Hyunjin was seen in a dance cover posted to the official YouTube channel of Stray Kids where he performed ‘Play With Fire’ by Sam Tinnesz (feat. Yacht Money).

Ever since that performance, fans have seen Hyunjin unleash a different side of his personality, embodying a stronger masculine vibe. Soon after the release of that video, fans were able to see him perform with his entire group for their full-length album, ‘Noeasy’ and also for their newest Japanese single ‘Scars’ which was released on October 6. The song has also topped the iTunes song charts in 32 overseas regions, including Brazil and Singapore.

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Hyunjin from Stray Kids gives out a lethal aura as he dances to 'Motley Crew' by Post Malone (Studio Choom/YouTube)

Hyunjin is 'Artist of the Month'

Mnet Digital Studio, M2 has announced on October 12 with a promotional teaser video that Stray Kids’ main dancer, Hyunjin will take the baton from The Boyz’s Juyeon to become the ‘Artist of the Month’ for October. The past few months saw artists like Yeonjun from TXT, Wooyoung from Ateez followed by Juyeon who will now be succeeded by Hyunjin from Stray Kids.

Hyunjin discusses his aspirations in an interview with Studio Choom for their 'Artist of the Month' series (Studio Choom/YouTube)

Hyunjin has been creating hot and heavy visuals with his long locks. But he began the promotional teaser by informing fans that he had cut his hair. Fans who loved his long hair were a bit sad about this. But the promotional video from Hyunjin also caught the attention of his fans due to its inclusion of behind-the-scenes clips where Hyunjin was seen talking about how he tried to give it his all to show the world his toughness and his strong appeal.

Hyunjin for 'Artist of the Month' with Studio Choom (Studio Choom/YouTube)

Performance and release dates

For his performance as ‘Artist of the Month’ for Studio Choom’s October line-up, Hyunjin of Stray Kids will perform ‘Motley Crew’ by Post Malone. The theme of this performance video will see the theme of ‘Mafia’ where Hyunjin looks lethal and powerful in a grey three-piece suit that show-off visible neck and hand tattoos.

Hyunjin’s dark eye makeup made his eyes pop and fans were enchanted as he stared down the camera in the teaser. The performance video will release on October 16 while the documentary video with Hyunjin’s interview with Studio Choom will release on October 22, both on the official YouTube channel of Studio Choom.

Hyunjin as seen in behind-the-scenes practicing his performance for Studio Chooms 'Artist of the Month' (Studio Choom/YouTube)

Watch the teaser here:


'Hyunjin got us in a chokehold'

Fans are now pointing out how Hyunjin's visuals from the video has them worried because their survival is at stake now that Hyunjin looks so lethal. One fan said, "I ALREADY KNOW ITS GOING TO BE INSANE WTF." Another fan warned, "No one is allowed to sleep." One more fan worriedly asked, "How to breathe again?? I forgot." One fan said, "Oh what do I do It was a short video of the performance but it seems crazy we can't forget it." as they said, 'Hyunjin is Coming'.

One fan said, "MAKE WAY FOR THE 4TH GEN MAIN CHARACTER, ROYAL GRAND PRINCE HWANG HYUNJIN, HAS COME!!" One more fan stated the obvious, "Y'all we ain't getting out alive, hwang hyunjin got us in a chokehold." One more fan said, "The king has finally arrived. so proud of you." Another said, "This hair this expression this man," while one tweet kept it simple, saying: "THE POWER OMG????,&:!/"